January 22, 2011

The simple joys

There are many a few mornings during the week where I have to get up at 4:30am for work. This wouldn't be SO bad but I tend to not go to sleep until 10:30 or 11:00 and then Finley is still getting up one or two times during the night. (except for the FOUR times she has slept through the night). The last week seemed to be particularly rough in the sleep category. After several nights of only getting 3-4 hours of sleep, I was a walking zombie by Friday.

Last night I was asleep by 10:30, got up at 1:00 to put a pacifier back in, 5:00 to feed and then slept until 9:15am! That was practically 10 hours of sleep! I couldn't believe that Finley would sleep in that late, she usually gets up around 8:15. When I went into her room she was lying in her crib wide awake, quiet as a lamb. I think she knew that momma needed the sleep. Love the simple things that bring joy in our lives.

Not only that, but here she lies, happy as a clam while momma sips her coffee, eating corn pops and catches up on her internet addictions.

Paul is at a track meet at the University of Michigan all day today. Finley and I have a fun filled day of cleaning, crafting, Hobby Lobby, Target and Gilmore Girls. Couldn't ask for a more perfect day!

January 19, 2011

And you thought it couldn't get any cuter...

So, first things first...

Finley went to her first track meet last Friday. I ended up carrying her around in the moby wrap for the majority of time. She seemed to enjoy herself although the persistent gun going off made it quite difficult for her to fall asleep at her normal bedtime. Needless to say, we weren't able to stick it out for the 4x400.

In other news, THIS is my new favorite video of our 5 month old :)

January 14, 2011


I've been meaning to post this video forever. Finley is pretty good at mimicking sounds that you make. She can mimic a laugh pretty well :)

We have an even better video from last night.... just wait until I download it!

Finley's off to her first indoor track meet tonight - GO CU!

January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

We knew that this Christmas would be a special one for us, being that it was Finley's first Christmas. But we had no idea how it would be made so special by all of our family members helping us to celebrate Finley's first Christmas.

On Christmas Eve morning, we had a little Christmas by the tree as a family of three. Finley received three presents from us, since that is how many presents Jesus received.

First, Finley got a little catepillar thing that is supposed to encourage crawling. Right now it likes to start making noise anytime Moses gets near it and it freaks him out. I find it entertaining.

Second, she got Fridge Phonics. I know that learning the alphabet might be a little advanced for most 4 month olds, but we feel that she is gifted. (obviously).

Third, she got some reusable baby food containers. Although she isn't eating solids yet. I plan on homemaking the baby food, so might as well have something to put it in. (OK... so maybe this gift was a little bit more for me.

I got Paul the first set of ESPN's 30 for 30. It might have been his best Christmas present yet!

For Christmas Eve and Christmas day, we spent our time with the Koutz's. We were so silly to bring Finley's bumbo thinking she would sit in that most of the day. Nope - she pretty much spent the entire two days in the arms of family members, impressing them with her abundant smiles and ability to spit up.

The 26th and 27th we spent with the Rigby's. It was fun to see the interaction of Finley with her cousins Bridget and Spencer. Finley got to read Santa Mouse for the first time.

There was definitely an abundance of presents!

On to 2011!!!