Friday, December 22, 2006

Last photo post

Top photo Pat Knochel at Nimble Thimbles in November. Second photo my son eating his first fluffernutter (peanutbutter and marshmallow cream) sandwich. I remember eating these as a kid and have to buy a jar of marshmallow cream once or twice a year to have a few of these sandwiches. Next two photos are cute ones of little girl.

More photos

Here are some more photos. Top photo is little girl with my friends son. he was born 26 hours before she was. Hopefully they will grow up to be good friends. Next photo is of my two kids with Santa. My son was happy and smiling until we tried to put him on Santa's lap and then all bets were off. Next photo is of my son napping in his car seat. I just love how he is snuggled up with the quilt. I keep this quilt between the car seats and he will often grab it and snuggle with it as we drive. Last picture is of my daughter with Santa for the first time.

Long awaited photos

I have finally uploaded my camera. There are some great pictures I need to post, it might take a couple of posts.

In order from top to bottom Lone Pine Placemats I made for my mother from Christmas at Bears Paw Ranch. Then my MIL on the 18th making tamales with me. This was both our first time making the tamales and they turned out YUMMY! The next one is how my little girl makes tamales. The quilt under her is one my friends made for my son, and the one on top of her is one I found at the thrift store for $2. The last picture is why I have decided that my daughter's nickname needs to be fuzzy. Every time I give her a bath she ends up with fuzzy hair, too cute!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Early Christmas presents

Well my little girl (who is not quite so little anymore) gave me two early Christmas presents this week. First she rolled from her back to her belly twice in a row, which my husband says she has done before, but since I am the primary caregiver and I have not seen it before it doesn't count. The second gift was that last night she slept from 9:30 to after six, she probably would have slept longer but the dogs started barking and woke her up. It's amazing to me that she is sleeping so well and she is less than 13 weeks old. At this age my son was waking up practically every hour at night. I think it has to do with the fact that I have to put her down more and let her cry more than I ever did for my son. It's not that I want her to cry, but with two kids you just don't have much of a choice. She is such a happy little girl. Yesterday I went into her room to check on her at about 8am and she was awake in bed happily staring at her hands.

My son got an early Christmas gift yesterday also (although he might not think so). I got him a rocking chair that I plan to use as a time out chair. I have tried to use the couch as a timeout spot before but he thinks it's a game and will jump off as soon as I put him on it. A couple friends suggested a rocking chair so that he could move while in timeout. I got him the chair and within an hour of having it we tested it out and it seemed to work well. I am hopeful that this will be an effective discipline strategy, because what we have been doing is not working and he is getting a bit unruly.

In other news, my mother is doing much better and is hopeful that she will get to go home from the hospital today. Today is her birthday and she really would like to go home. After my last post she had a turn for the worse and had a couple of rough days. Yesterday she was disconnected from all but one thing and able to get up and walk around easier.

It will be another day or two before I can post pictures of what I have been up to. My old laptop was no longer useful and so I got a new desktop computer but my camera software has not been installed yet.