Thursday, February 26, 2009

I just KNEW she had it in her

It was 'crazy hair day' at school today and this is what I was greeted with tonight...CURLS! A little water and a little hair gel and there ya go! I hardly recognized her when I walked in. She's too cute!

Gotta get back to dinner. Morgan is trying cheese tonight and is having way too much fun smearing it into the table. I'm bummed Mark is working late and is missing this...I'm sure he's not bummed he's missing cleaning up the floor!

Monday, February 23, 2009

How big is Morgan?

So big!

Here's the latest on our little weed:


Morgan has become a champion hooky player. I've gotten "the call" twice in the last two weeks to come and get Morgan from school because of a fever/lack of appetite/lethargy. Then, miraculously, she is fine a few hours later when we get home. Unfortunately, she can't return to school until she is medicine free and fever free for 24 hours, which means I've been playing stay-at-home mommy quite a bit. Fortunately, I don't mind a bit. I really enjoy it! ;)

So, after a few bouts of the sickies over the last month, I think Morgan is finally on the mend. This last week she's been battling some big time teething pain and sporadic crankiness, accompanied by fever, runny noses and earaches. Her top gums are swollen and red, just waiting for a tooth or two to pop through.

Even when she's being sassy, this little girl has been an absolute blast to watch grow and learn. Mark and I shake our heads every day, smiling, wondering how we got so lucky. She is so fun and is such a sweetheart. I love watching her little personality develop.Morgan is enjoying a buffet of new foods, including blueberry, chicken, peaches, white potato, plums and graham crackers. We are working on getting her to drink her bottles like she used to. Doing some experimenting and moving feedings around so we can get as much milk in her as possible. Patience is a virtue. Milk in her sippy cup with some Cheerios works pretty well too!Speaking of Cheerios, Morgan's teachers were telling me about how all the babies like to congregate in certain areas of their room. One of those places is under the highchairs, and I figured out why last Wednesday. When I dropped Morgan off in the morning, she made a beeline for the high chairs and started playing with something on the floor. Seems the little ones that aren't enjoying a meal like to play like dogs and graze on the Cheerios that have fallen from above. Ah-ha, sneaky little girl! No wonder she isn't drinking...she's full on O's.Morgan is crawling and cruising all over the place and is especially fond of pushing around our mag table. She should be a big help on moving day - which we hope will be soon. With Grammy Goulding's help, we are in the process of house hunting and hoping to get a good deal before someone swipes it away like the last two houses we found. And, we've been pre-approved, even with the option that we don't sell the condo first (shocking, but true!) so that is taken care of.

Other than that, not much else going on here. Time to go check on Morgan, she's trying to figure out how to nap standing up in her crib. Buh-bye for now!
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Peek-a-Boo

Thanks for coming to visit us today Grammy and Grandpa Goulding!

We've had a pretty active day today - and for some reason - at 9:30pm, Morgan is not interested in going to bed. At all. Right now she's buzzing around here like she just slammed a Red Bull. Of course, Mark and I are exhausted. Too bad we can't just tell her to put herself to bed when she's tired. Wish us luck!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

8 is Great!

Morgan is 8 months old today. 2/3 of the way to her first birthday. Gracious! She has been a busy bee this week. Here's the scoop:

1. Less than 10 days after visiting the post office to apply for Morgan's passport, we got it in the mail. Wow! That was quick. I suppose there wasn't much of a background check to perform on her. :) Babies are easy. We might just take a trip over to Canada now. Because we can.

2. Morgan is feeling much better after her fight with a fever last week. Except she doesn't have much of an appetite. Either she is having an anti-growth spurt or she is much too busy to be bothered with drinking her bottles. She could eat regular food all day long. Unfortunately for her, we can't do that just yet.

3. Morgan doesn't have to see the doctor again until her 9 month appointment in March. It should be fairly fast and easy - no vaccines at this visit - yippee!

4. If you need another reason why I call Morgan's daycare 'school', how many daycare's do you know that have parent-teacher conferences? Oh yes, and she's passing with flying colors. According to Ms. Tia, Morgan thinks she is the queen bee too. She crawls all around their room, checking out what everyone else is doing and
apparently she and the older babes like to congregate around a small table in the kitchen for their 'morning meeting'. I am dying to see that and have requested a picture. Morgan is beginning to cooperate and take better (and longer) naps and she does a lot of squealing and gabbing all day long.

5. We can add a couple of new foods to the list. She's had yogurt and zucchini (but not together, blech!) and she loves Cheerios. She is going to try chicken, peaches and blueberries very soon too. We are going to begin introducing new foods more often, because she hasn't shown any signs of allergies...and mostly because it is going to take us 3 years to get through all of these foods if we just do one a week. I think she can handle it!

6. On the homefront, we have hooked up with a property management company to help us find a renter for the condo.

7. Last weekend we looked at a couple of rental houses in Farmington for ourselves. We can't seem to make up our mind either. Rent a house so we don't have to commit and we can move on a whim or buy a house because we could get a decent one for a steal right now? No decisions have been made, but I feel like we are going to be here forever...

8. I've been daydreaming this week, obsessing really, about Morgan's future bedroom. Furniture, color schemes, stuff I didn't get to do a year ago when everyone else was planning their nurseries. I'm hooked...and I may even get to design her room all.by.myself. Maybe.

We are looking forward to the weekend as it is going to be full of visitors and fun. Hope yours is too.