Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

And Happy Friday! And Happy One-Extra-Hour Weekend! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a break in the clouds

I was surprised to see the sun peek out this afternoon. Thought I'd get a couple outdoor shots of Morgan before the sun set because this time next week, it'll likely be dark out when we get home. Hmpf! They're a smidge blurry, but still sweet. I guess that's what you get in the heat of the moment with a point and shoot and a hungry babe.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

playing catch up

I know. I've been a slacker. Call it a combination of busy and lazy. Here's what has been going on.
(ETA: I've gotten tons of adoring comments on the sweet little hand-knit sweater that Morgan is wearing above. However, my slacker brain neglected to mention that this is the same sweater that I posted about here that Mark's Aunt Nancy made. Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? My apologies Nancy, you are absolutely right! It's gorgeous and snuggly, just how we like it...thank you, thank you) Instead of hitting the cider mill like we have the past several Saturdays, this morning we walked down to the Farmers Market one last time this year. It was chilly and a little cloudy, but luckily the rain held out. We stopped at the post office, strolled through the farm stands and bought some corn, and I even got Mark to stop at Starbucks for a warm drink. A Pumpkin Spice Latte for me and Caramel Hot Chocolate for him. We crashed on the comfy chairs and relaxed for a while as Morgan napped.
At home, we read and played and rolled and rolled. Here is a little clip. Please excuse the crappy video. It's just the recorder mode on my camera and it's compressed for the internet. And my annoyingly squeaky mommy voice. It's not quite so bad in person. Just mute it.Morgan is doing awesome - growing more and more every day. She's trying so hard to sit up by herself, her attention span is increasing and she's holding her bottle on her own.
She knows her name when we call it and reaches for toys that have fallen. She is developing quite the little 'tude as well. She has mastered her pouty lip (yes, I know who she got that from) and uses it well when we take away something she shouldn't have. She loves story time, and of course, loves to put her books in her mouth. I tried to open up Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? last night and the pages were stuck together from her last little drool fest. Eck!

Even though Morgan has been a super night sleeper, we've been working on moving up her bedtime. For the last couple months we've been consistently putting her to bed between 8:30 and 9pm but we always have to wake her up at 7am to get ready for school. I know she could sleep at least an hour or two more, and I know she needs her sleep, so we are setting our selfishness aside and trying to work on an earlier bedtime routine. It's hard because by the time we both get home from work, we have such limited time to enjoy her at night. But, the better rested she is, the sweeter she is. And somehow that smiling face is making me a morning person. One night, we might even break down and put her to bed unswaddled because two weeks ago, when we woke up in the morning, we saw this:
I'll end this post with a few playtime shots from last Thursday evening. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll try to do better next time :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Morgan {heart} Sophie

Meet Sophie.
Sophie is Morgan's new teething toy. She is a giraffe and she is French. Ooh la la.
Morgan loves her - she is the perfect size for her little hands and she can easily gnaw on her bumpy head, neck and legs. And Sophie squeaks! Gramm and Papa, Morgan thanks you. And we thank you! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

to my scrappin' peeps

I'm a list maker. I live for a good list. Especially a list with things actually crossed off it. One of my longest lists is of topics and occasions that I want to scrapbook. Whether it is a mini book about Morgan's first days with us (which is about 90% done...yea me!) or a single layout reminiscing my childhood or my relationship with my Mark, I try to keep track of the memories that I want to scrapbook - even if I may not get to it this year (or next year). These days, when I do have time to scrapbook, I don't want to spend all of my time figuring out what to work on.

That's where scrap-celeb Jessica Sprague comes in. She is teaching a FREE online class called Stories in Hand and it's about this very thing - collecting stories you want to tell.

You can read more about it here and on her blog. You really don't have to be a scrapbooker either, just someone that has stories to tell. And who doesn't, right? Sounds like fun to me!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

admit it...

...if your toes were this tasty, you would eat them too!

Monday, October 6, 2008

4 Month Stats

Morgan's doctors appointment went great. Long, and lots of waiting, but great. She is 14 pounds even and 26 inches long. Doc says she looks terrific!

Her vaccinations went well too. Mark and I were a bit stunned after the first shot when she didn't make a peep. Not even a whimper. That wasn't the case after the second and third shots though. She let out some big cries and big tears - but they were short lived (phew!) and our little champ was soon smiling and chatting. Most of her evening was spent napping and after a quick bath, she was asleep for the night. I think I'm going to go join her.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

4 Months Old

Morgan is four months old today. Wow! And isn't this lounge outfit the cutest? I've been waiting patiently for Morgan to grow into this little set from Grandma and Grandpa Frahm. It fits perfectly and now I'm craving sushi...!

Our weekend has been a mix of getting things done and having fun too. Saturday was a perfect day for a visit to the cider mill - chilly but sunny - where Mark and I promptly polished off a half gallon of cider and a half dozen donuts. So bad, but oh so good :) We ran errands, got some super yummy sandwiches for lunch at Whole Foods, and spent the rest of the day at home - playing, squealing, and smiling.
Today, Kristin and Troy came over to visit for a little bit. We watched the Lions lose, again. And we practiced rolling! Front to back and back to front, but only when Morgan feels like it. Apparently on Friday, she was really feeling it at school and she was rolling around a lot. She is growing up fast, that's for sure. Tomorrow is her 4-month doctors appointment and round 2 of her vaccinations. Fingers crossed it goes as well as it did the first time.