Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nine months together!

It's been the best 9 months of my life. Thank you, sweet girl :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fun weekend

Elizabeth and I had a great weekend. Saturday morning, we went to the park:

Then, after her nap, we went swimming at the Y. Elizabeth had a first- I left her for almost an hour in the Y Child Care while I swam some laps in the outdoor pool. I was very hesitant about leaving her, but I really felt like I needed some exercise. I felt so good afterward, and Elizabeth did fine in the Child Care. I then took her into the heated indoor pool, so she could get some "swim time" in. She loves the water, my little fish!!

On Sunday we went to Church, then for lunch at Auntie Carol's house. When we got home, Elizabeth had a 3 hour nap, which is almost unheard of for her. She's more of a 45 minute nap kind of girl.

And, my little girl is growing up...She is outgrowing her infant car seat. I'd been putting it off for as long as possible, but I bought her this new car seat:

It's a Gr#co Angelica, and goes up to 40 lbs. I got it a Targay's, and I got to use the gift cards I received from Elizabeth's baby shower back in February. I was tempted by the beautiful Brit%x car seats, but they are just a wee bit out of my price range. Plus, they are quite big, and I'm not sure how well one would fit into my little Ford Focus. Anyway, I'm happy with the car seat I got, and more importantly so is Elizabeth! She gave it her seal of approval when she rode home from Day Care in it this afternoon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday PM

Nothing like cracking open a cold one after a long day at Day Care...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Michael Phelps Jr.

Here she is, warming up for an afternoon of swimming with mommy at the Y...

Drying off afterward, no doubt contemplating the gold medal she will win in the summer Olympics of 2028.

Monday, August 11, 2008

13 months old!

Elizabeth had a check up today. She weighs 19 lbs, and is 28 and 3/4 inches tall. She is growing up, but she's still my little peanut :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

My little party animal

Well, last night I woke up at about 3AM to hear Elizabeth through the baby monitor singing to herself. She went on for over an hour, just talking and singing in this sweet little voice. I drifted in and out of sleep during this time. I wish I could have recorded her! Mostly what she was singing, I think, was the "Clean up" song from Barney, which she watches on video at Day Care. It wouldn't be my first pick for a late night party tune, but hey, each to her own...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hello, my name is Anne, and I'm addicted to adoption blogs...

Yes, I admit it. I'm powerless. I am hopelessly addicted to reading adoption blogs. I just love "meeting" people by reading their blogs, and seeing the pics of their cute kids. I even feel slightly annoyed if they don't update every day or two. Even though I can miss a few days positing on MY blog, everyone else better keep up with theirs!! :)
The downside to my addiction is that I have a tendency to find the "adoption horror stories" too, the ones where someone has a child from the foster care system, for example, and think they will be able to adopt the child who has been living with them for months, or even years. But then something goes horribly wrong (for the PAP), the child is reunited with their birth parents, or some great-aunt pops out of the woodwork and is given the child. Ugg....I have GOT to stop reading these stories, they just scare me too much. Needless to say, the thought of Elizabeth being taken from me is just, well...can't even go there...
So, is there a Bloggers Anonymous I can go to??!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


My girl loves her dinnertime, especially when there is Mac & Cheese!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mama Mia!

Well, I didn't get to see Bruce in concert, but I did get a little child-free time on Saturday afternoon. Elizabeth stayed with Miss G, her previous Day Care teacher, while Julie and I went to the movies to see "Mama Mia". It was very fun and entertaining, a great little escape. If you don't like musicals, you probably wouldn't like it, but if you do, you'll love it. It was so nice to see in a movie in a theater, I haven't done that since November (Thanksgiving weekend, a week before I got Elizabeth). But the movie wasn't my big excitement this weekend, my big excitement came Saturday night when I got to scrub baby food off the kitchen wall. Just try to keep up with my wild life, my bloggy peeps, try to keep up...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Guess who is NOT seeing The Boss??

That's right...I'm not, but my LUCKY, LUCKY brother and SIL are tonight in Boston...
Jealous, party of one???

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