Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Lying is fun!

Tonight was the night of Morgan's much anticipated first Detroit Tigers game. No sooner did we find our seats and sit down, when I heard a voice behind us "Excuse me, I think you are in our seats"...and it was Aunty K and Uncle Troy!
I must be getting (more) gullible in my old age because I did not even question Kristin about why they weren't joining us for the game they bought us tickets for. Duh!! Of course they were going to be there! It was a really nice surprise - and I really was surprised.
We had a great time and Morgan enjoyed herself too...
...even though the Tigers lost 4-3. Thanks again guys! We had a blast.
That's it for us tonight and now we are off to bed! G'night :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

She's got legs!

Baby legs, that is! Thanks to Gramm and Papa, Morgan's the most stylish little girl around. And I'm officially addicted. I think I'm going to need to get her every pair!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Play nice!

***Brody and Morgan mesmerized by the lights above.***

Just a real quickie tonight, as it's been my goal to hit the sack by 10pm. Most of you probably know about our daycare drama. I hate drama. It is over now and I'm happy to report that all of us love Morgan's new school. We just weren't comfortable with the original center we were taking her to and we went with our gut and pulled her out. We made a mistake and we know better now. Maybe that is what makes you a better parent. Live and learn, right?

The days and evenings have all kind of blurred together but the weekend is in sight and we have a long road trip planned to visit my Grandma and Grandpa Frahm in St. Helen on Saturday. My parents will be there too, along with Kristin and Troy. I'm really excited for them to meet Morgan. It should be a great time!

Then, on Monday we are taking Morgan to her first Tigers game, courtesy of Aunty K and Uncle Troy! It was quite a surprise to get the tickets in the mail this week and we've been telling Morgan she gets to see Magglio in person. Oh-wee-oh...Magglio gives Morgan big smiles. :)

I hope to have lots of pictures to share in the next few days. Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

from the Reaves Atelier

A one of a kind crib calls for a one of a kind mobile. So what does Mark do when he can't find the perfect one? He makes it! This is Morgan's view from her crib:
Early last week, Mark put his balance and mathematical skills to work and created this beautifully simple mobile for Morgan. It's made from wire, basswood and fishing swivels and it's super cool. It didn't cost a fortune either, like most of the modern mobiles we were looking at. That's always a bonus - as I know we tend to have expensive taste.
On Thursday evening we were graced with Aunty K's presence. Lots of laughs, dancing and catching up. Morgan got a little break from practicing her numbers though...maybe next time! :)
Today while I joined Kristin, mom and Val for some wedding dress shopping (sorry Troy, my lips are sealed) - Mark took Morgan to the Woodward Dream Cruise with Papa, Grandpa Reaves, Uncle Nick, Aunt Caroline, Uncle Pat and Mason. And they had a blast...
I cannot wait to hear a full blown belly laugh come out of that mouth. Actually, I can wait. She's already grown so much and time is not showing any signs of slowing down.

Tomorrow has been declared a family day. I'm not sure what is in store, but I hope it includes a little sleeping in. We've been staying up way too late watching Michael Phelps spank everyone else in Olympic swimming. 8 for 8 - how cool is that?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Evening Routine

Play on the activity mat. Check.
Read Dr's Seuss' ABC book. Check.
Dance to Jack Johnson with mommy. Check.
Watch the Olympics with daddy. Check.
Bath. Check.
Swaddle. Check.
Bottle. Check.
zzz...g'night!...zzz

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Week in Review

And what a week it has been! I have never felt so happy, sad, thrilled, angry, proud and hysterical in such a short amount of time. I guess I should start at the beginning.

Last Saturday we drove around town looking at some of the houses that are being auctioned off this weekend. 2 in Ferndale, one each in Beverly Hills, Royal Oak and Farmington Hills. They were supposed to be having open houses, but only one was 'open'. We were able to peek in through the windows of the other homes - not exactly how I want to go about buying a home. Tomorrow is the auction and I'm really not sure what to expect. I think we are going to go just to get a feel for how it works, not necessarily to bid on anything (unless it's in our price range). There is another auction in September that I hope we can be better prepared for.

Later that day, the three of us headed out to Lansing to met baby Brody. What a little babe! Mom and baby are doing great and I've got to admit I am terribly jealous of Andrea's incredibly quick labor. You go, girl! I hope all is well and everyone is getting their sleep (at night!)
We stayed the night with Grandma and Grandpa Goulding and after breakfast we visited Nick and Caroline and their new American Mastiff puppy, Maizey.
She has got to be one of the sweetest little dogs I have ever met. So calm and well mannered. I think she liked Morgan too!
Back at home, it was time to get to business and get everything ready for Morgan's first day in daycare. We had laundry to do, nipples and pacifiers to sterilize, bottles to fill, bags to pack. It was a long day, but we also made time to play and relax. Her head control and neck strength get better every day so we thought it was time to buy her Bumbo chair.
And she loves it! She loves to look around, and like father, like daughter, loves watching TV. I'm not sure she can see much anything other than blurry light but she seems pretty distracted by it - just like dad.
Monday was a rough day. I knew it was going to be difficult leaving our little girl in daycare, but I didn't expect to feel so terribly guilty. I have never felt so miserable in all my life...and I'll just leave it at that. It was a hard hard day. But each day, just like the days after Morgan was born, got easier and easier. I still miss her though. I miss this.
Morgan has been handling it a lot better than mommy has. Along with her regular feeding and napping, she has lots of interaction with the other children and teachers. They sing, read books, play patty-cake and she gets some tummy time too. I look forward to watching our social butterfly grow in this little learning environment. She is a Gemini after all! (wink wink Aunty K!)

Fast forward to Thursday. Mark and I took Morgan for her 2 month doctors appointment and she is doing great. At 11 pounds, 14 ounces (up almost 2 pounds in 6 weeks) and 24 1/2 inches long, she is growing and thriving just as she should. The doctor called her long and lean :) She is in the 95th percentile for her height and the 75th percentile for her weight and head circumference. She also received her first round of immunizations. Morgan was pretty unhappy after the shots but we quickly calmed her with a bottle and lots of cuddling. By the time we left the examination room she was all smiles again and didn't hold a grudge against us or her nurse Abby. I think the shots left her pretty drowsy though since she's spent much of the last 24 hours sleeping. She was a superstar and we are thrilled that she didn't have any adverse reactions or lasting pain.

Well, I think this post is long enough. As we continue to get our evening routine down, I hope to fit in some more frequent blogging, even if it is just a quick picture of Morgan. Hope you all have a nice weekend and enjoy cooler weather. G'night!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hey Blue Eyes!

Happy Friday! And Happy August! Not a whole lot going on with us today - it's a bit of a lazy day after all the running around we've done this week. While Morgan naps this afternoon, I'm going to head to the closet and play fashion show with the mirror. I suppose now is as good a time as any to try on my pre-baby work pants and see if they fit or not. I've put it off long enough and I certainly shouldn't wait until Monday morning huh? Maybe we'll fit in a short walk before Mark gets home too. Then, weather permitting, I think we are going to head downtown for their Friday night concert. Tonight, one of Mark's old co-workers is playing with his Beatles tribute band, The BackBeats. Should be fun!

Well, I'm off to check on the babe...someone must have be having some not-so-sweet dreams. Have a nice weekend!