Friday, September 21, 2007

September 21, 2007

Daddy came home last Saturday and us girls couldn't be happier. I really was surprised at how much Julianna seemed to miss him. Since he has been home she has really been trying to love up on him. Whenever he walks by she puts out her arms for him to pick her up. He completely eats it up! The men folk caught a ton of fish and each of the 4 of them caught a trophy-sized (40+"!) pike (see pic below). It seems like it was quite the experience! VERY VERY COLD - sleet, snow, etc! And can you believe that none of those silly boys even took gloves?? I don't mean to be an "I told you so", but one of the last things I said to Ryan before he left was "Are you sure you don't need any gloves?????" Anyway it sounds as if they are lucky not to have done irreversible damage to their fingers. But all in all they all seemed to have a great time.

I forgot to mention that Julianna has started giving kisses in the last few weeks. Slobbery, sometimes tongue kisses, but kisses none the less. It is SOOOOO sweet. I will say to her "you better give me a kiss" and she will open up her mouth wide and lean toward you. She will kiss her dolls and stuffed animals too. So cute! Alright here are a ton of pics from this week.


Daddy's big catch.

The shirt says it all!

This kid has a heck of a grip. When she grabs your nose it can just about bring tears to your eyes with pain :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday September 15, 2007

Daddy is coming home tonight! Yay! I spoke with him last night by Satellite phone ($9.00/min - EEK!) and in our VERY short conversation I found out that the fishing has been quite good but the weather has been dreadfully cold (snowing the last couple of days). Julianna and I will go pick him up from the airport tonight at about 11:00. I would say that it will be a real hardship to drag a sleeping baby to the airport so late, but chances are she won't be asleep anyway!

Here are a few pics. Isn't her hair a scream? Can you believe how long her hair is? She is only almost 9 months old, but she looks two in those pigtails!


Her little doll's feet are satin like the edges of her blanket, so she will rub the feet on her face while she sucks her thumb. So cute!

Bed head!!!

Reading a catalog with Grammy.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

September 8, 2007

Daddy left for his fishing trip in Canada with Poppy (my dad) and Uncle Joey today. We are both missing him already. I am already realzing how hard single parents have it. Oh well, he works hard and totally deserves a vacation. I do think that he was struggling with leaving Julianna behind. I heard him telling her the other day that she was his most favorite person in the world. I said "so I have been officially replaced, huh?" He said, very seriously, "Number 2 in the whole world isn't bad either..." I guess I can't argue with that. Hee.

I really just wanted to drop off a couple of pics before trying to catch a few minutes of sleep before Muffin wakes for the first of many times tonight. Uggh!


Look at those SKINNY little frog legs!

I thought baths were supposed to calm a baby down before bed.....


This kid LOVES books. I mean LOVES them. She loves hardcover, paperbacks, children's, and magazines. She loves to hold them, look at the pictures and turn their pages, and occasionally eat them.... She often babbles while looking at them and I swear it sounds like she is reading them in baby language. Below are a few pics from this week.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

Sorry I haven't updated on Julianna is soooo long. We have had a pretty uneventful week. I have been trying to stick close to home this week and REALLY try to keep Muffin on a nap/bedtime schedule. Well despite my best efforts, it hasn't worked AT ALL. Last night she was up from 1:30 am - 4:15 am. There was nothing that I could do to persuade her that she really did need to sleep. She can stand up in her crib now and she cries while shaking the crib rail like she is in jail. I have no idea where she gets these overdramatic tendencies :) But other than her (lack of) sleeping she is doing great. She is so sweet and keeps us laughing all the time. She has grown quite attached to her blankey and when you pick her up out of her crib she looks back in it until you bring blankey along too.

She is also crawling all over the place. She crawls right up to the sofa, ottoman, insert any other piece of furniture here, and stands right up. She is starting to cruise the furniture a bit also. I think she is going to need a crash helmet before we are through. She has fallen down a couple of times and my does she howl. I think that it scares her more than anything because she doesn't have any bruises or anything yet. It is so hard to see her hurt. I try to stay pretty close to her but I guess there just isn't anyway to ALWAYS catch her when she falls. I guess these little ones are pretty resilient.

Oh yea, and still no sign of any teeth. I found a picture of Ryan from when he was 18 months old (I know because it was Halloween) and he only had 4 teeth! 2 on top and 2 on the bottom. It looks like she is going to take after him. I love her little gummy smile, but only 4 teeth in almost a year from now... She is going to be on vegetable purees forever!

Well here is a slideshow full of pretty unexciting, but still cute pics from this week.