Also, there was a beautiful peacock running around the grounds and just posing for pictures! Isn't he pretty?
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Of course, we also spent time preparing for Easter (read: shopping). Here is Hailey and I doing a thorough egg inspection. Note the coordinating outfits that Mommy and Aunt Christie put us in.
And then Easter Sunday was a whirlwind of excitment. We woke up and found some pretty awesome baskets waiting for us (although I must note that NEITHER of us had any chocolate in our baskets which is very disappointing). Then we went to church and got to participate in an Easter egg hunt after service. It's good that we had the hunt at church because I didn't really get the concept at first! It prepared me for the second egg hunt later at Aunt Nancy and Uncle Fred's house, at which point I got the concept. And not only did we get to hunt for more eggs, but we got to play with our other cousins (Logan, Brandon, Brody, Peyton and Gavin) and eat obscene amounts of food. I made up for the fact that there wasn't chocolate in my Easter basket!
It was a really fabulous visit. Both Hailey and I had our moments of sheer exhaustion and grumpiness, but all in all we had a blast together! I even cut my third eye tooth (one more to go) and lived to tell about it! I hope you all had an Easter as memorable as ours!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We've been trying to get out as much as possible to enjoy the good weather, considering that once the summer hits it will be 100F and too hot to be outside. We had some fun play dates at the park and I've been enjoying my new sand & water table in our back yard. But amidst all the fun, I still try to help Mommy out as much as possible. I love to sweep the floors and wipe the counters and it's almost more excitement than I can handle when Mommy breaks out the vacuum! I LOVE the vacuum! I'm also enjoying helping with the laundry more and more, and I beg Mommy to dress me up in all the clothes. Here's a photo taken after Daddy dressed me up in his socks and underwear!
Life has been pretty busy with "tedious" tasks. Daddy has been occupied dealing with some details of his grandparents estate and trying to get all our tax information gathered. Poor Daddy... between work and his various administrative tasks, he hasn't had very much time for anything fun. AND he's fighting another allergy-induced sinus infection! And Mommy has been doing some spring cleaning and consulting work. So nothing to exciting to report. But we're looking forward to a visit from my cousin Hailey (and Christie & Scott) in a week. I can't wait to play with her! Anyway... that's the latest from us! Take care!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I had some thoughts about the fertility "seminar" that we were at today. At first it seemed like a waste of time, but that's just because I've read every book on the shelf (hyperbole) on fertility and felt like I didn't need some stranger to teach me high-school reproductive physiology. But I appreciated that they more fully explained the whole process. They also gave a really good list of resources which was nice. It also makes sense to me that they want all the lab work done before sitting down and discussing treatment, even though it felt impersonal that I didn't get to talk to anyone face to face. And really the only horrible part of the seminar was when they gave us the handout with the price list. Ouch! Our future kid better appreciate what we're doing for him/her!
The more I talk with people about our experience, the more people I meet who have had fertility problems. In fact, today they told us that 1 in 6 couples have fertility issues. That's a LOT! I feel very luck that I have family, friends and faith - all of which have made this experience easier! Thanks Andrea, for the encouraging scriptural reminder, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)"
Let's see... on a lighter note, the van ROCKS! Last night I got to drive it to our band practice, and that's the first time that I've been alone (read: without Molly) in it, allowing me to properly test out the sound system to it's full extent! Also on a lighter note, today Molly figured out how to take her shirt off (one with a zipper) and has been practicing her new found skill all day. Great. Oh... and I got Molly's allergy test results. According to her tests, she doesn't have any allergies. Huh, so I wonder why the apple I gave her today gave her hives? Obviously the tests aren't very sensitive. A friend of mine has had similar experiences with her oldest son and so-called "negative" allergy tests, so obviously they're not the best diagnostic tool.
Anyway, that's the latest from Molly's Mommy. Hope you're all doing great!