Sunday, August 31, 2008
After we got changed out of our fancy clothes, we headed up to Gettysburg, PA for the annual family reunion. This was Jillian's first official family reunion, since she was "on the inside" last summer. Jilly got to have some people food for lunch...green beans, scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, cantaloupe. The watermelon rind was a huge hit! She had a great time meeting new family members and spending time with her Granny, Bubby, and Paw-Paw.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
For an appetizer this evening, I peeled some grapes and put them in her "teabag" pop. Apparently they were not a hit in terms of flavor. But she did like the way they felt. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Friday, August 29, 2008
We went to Babies 'R' Us with our coupon for 15% off all safety items and baby gates and bought a new baby gate that works much better for us. We also got a table edge guard with corners and a four piece jumbo edge guard. Our coffee table now has soft edges and corners (though may not be as aesthetically pleasing as it once was) and our DVD bookcases have soft edges too.
I'm still stuck on what to do with cords, but I think I found something that will help us. Jillian's grandmother may get them for us...which would be a bonus.
Tonight, daddy bought himself a new iPod jacket. He got a pack that had a couple different colored ones, and he decided that turquoise wasn't for him. So Jillian had a go at it. I guess the material felt good on her little gums. I just thought it was funny seeing her chewing on an iPod jacket. When it comes to technology, it freaks me out how different everything is now than when I was growing up.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
She got introduced to her new Eeyore today, too. I love Eeyore, and finally got an excuse to buy her one at the Disney store the other day. She fell in love with Flik from "A Bug's Life", I mean death-grip-won't-let-go-so-the-cashier-can-ring-it-up in love. And the plush animals were 2 for $20. So I picked up the Eeyore I've been eying for months. She liked him, but when it came to her teething and climbing, poor Eeyore never stood a chance...
She's always loved her jumper, but now that she's mobile she really isn't into being confined into anything. I think it's time for an activity table. She's been walking around the jumper playing with its toys. Which is fine, except that the jumper, well, jumps. I keep waiting for it to spring back up and nail her in the chin. Looks like it's time to move on!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
They had great food - Jillian's favorite, hummus, was on the menu.
The samplers were great - each sampler had nine samples!!!
Then we headed up the road to the Rockvale Outlets. We went to Carter's, the Borders Outlet, and the Disney Store, where Jillian picked out a new toy - Flik from "A Bug's Life".
Our last stop was the Nissley Wine store, where they sell wines from Nissley Vineyards. We stocked up and headed home. What a nice day trip!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Note: in an effort to snap a picture of Jillian dangling her binkie out of her crib, we made a trip upstairs, and I gave her one which she immediately put in her mouth. So I handed her a second one to hold. She promptly spit out the first one and put the second one in her mouth. I tried this about four times or so, and with the giggly shriek of delight at my last attempt, I realized that this was a new sort of game to her. At this point I wised up and stopped trying to get that picture.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Jillian had a nice time and got to spend some time with her great-grandmother who visited while she was there. She slept well for her grandparents, only getting up one time in the middle of the night. I wish she'd sleep that great for us! Daddy and I had a very nice, overdue evening out and stayed out late! One thing I don't miss about pre-motherhood...hangovers!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wife - FAIL - let our checking account overdraft
Mom - FAIL - getting frustrated with baby that won't sleep at night or nap during the day
Churchie - FAIL - neglecting project that I've commited to completing
Home Seller - FAIL - no one wants to buy the house, despite all my hard work and having over 50 showings
Step-Mom - FAIL - angry that we have my stepson this weekend because we were not supposed to have him
Friend - PASS - finally fit in dinner with a friend who I haven't had dinner with since I was pregnant
Then I look at little Jillian being so darn cute...and it's really not as bad as I thought.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
All I can say is that it's a good thing she has a hard head like her mommy and daddy, and that we have plenty of baby Tylenol and band-aids! I have a feeling we'll be spending plenty of time kissing booboos and wiping away tears in the coming weeks and months.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
For dinner, Jillian had some hummus (her favorite) and apple butter (a newly discovered treat). Little Miss Independent wanted to try the food with her hands tonight, and since we were going to have a bath anyway, I figured, why not?
Monday, August 18, 2008
Also, I started playing with the videos I've been taking. Here's a video from the new duck tub experience.
I'll probably be doing more with videos and put some of them here, but the rest will be on my YouTube site.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Then the girls played in the ball pit. Sadie tried climbing out of it, while Jillian got "stuck" and wasn't too thrilled about that. But she did like standing in them, even if mommy did have to hold her hand.
Friday, August 15, 2008
It was a little rough on the bay today, but we ventured out to the Route 90 bridge.
Jillian enjoyed herself, and was rocked to sleep. I guess she felt like she was back in the mommy's belly.
As you may have noticed, sleeping is a big theme of our trip. Apparently vacation is exhausing!
Then I got out my Ergo baby carrier, and for the first time wore it on my back. I mean, how else was I supposed to play skee ball? She was asleep soon after our skee ball adventures.
Supervising is hard work. Apparently Jillian enjoys napping on the beach just as much as mommy does!
Once Jillian was napping, I was free to help John with the kite. Finally, we got the kite in the air. It was a little tricky to fly, but once we got the hang of it, it was pretty cool!