Later January 2007 entries
from our holidays
just want to post that there are still a bunch of people that don't understand
the "Flickr" link above. Look just below "Daymented.com"
and see the word "Flickr"? If you click that, you will see new
pictures daily, even if I don't update my blog for weeks. Okay?
in Indiana was fantastic. Ever did a fabulous job on the plane (she
sees plane rides as opportunities to smile at 100 people). Since
we celebrated Christmas on the 23rd, Santa had a chance to come
over and visit! He had a bag of toys for my cousin Jen's kids, and
had a nice talk with them. Our days were filled with lots of food,
ruthless triple solitaire, gifts galore, and more food. (Thanks
again, Doug, for your awesome baking.) We got so much stuff that
my Mom & Jeff had to take two suitcases of stuff to Seattle
with her to leave with Jon & Amy, so I need to head back down
to Seattle soon!
With my cousin Jen
Logan, Ashlyn, Santa, Parker
Mom's Christmas tree
Ever got many gifts!
With Great Grandma Connie
Aunt Pat & Uncle Steve
Post dinner with Poppy
Maxine the Cat babysat
Goofing off with Sean
After Christmas we
went to Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, where my Dad's side of the family gets
together every year for the holidays. It was wonderfully warm and Ever
had 30+ people to play with every day. She ate a couple handfuls of sand
and had the social life that she loves.
Jeff, Rocky, Smitty, and Aunt Ferne
Ever with her Grandma Charis
With Daddy & Uncle Todd in the pool
We love swimming!
Fun in the sand
Enjoying the beach
With her Uncle Burt
Wes, Me, Ben, Julie, Nancy, Ever, Dylan
Asleep with Todd
All of us
brought in the New Year on the beach but let Ever sleep this year.
I remember telling Sean last year on the same beach, while 11 weeks
pregnant, "Next New Year sure is going to be different"
and I was right.
Ever didn't enjoy the flights home nearly as much - by the second
flight she actually cried like a baby and finally passed out for
the last hour and a half. The flights were long - about three and
four hours. Shane picked us up at the airport and we saw snow on
the ground which, thankfully, had mostly melted earlier that day.
It took me about four days to finally unpack, not to mention the
laundry and trying to get back into a normal schedule while Ever
decided to start waking up at 7 instead of 10.
Yesterday it snowed yet again and Tara and I got stuck while driving
home from the mall by my house. I actually had to leave the car
on the road with the hazards on for Sean to rescue later, while
Tara and I trekked in the snow, with Tara pushing Ever in the stroller,
in the freezing cold. It's moments like this that I think of how
we'll be going back to Florida next month for a week, and I'm so
On a side note - Ever now has goat milk once a day while I'm still
nursing. We started it in Florida and she's taken to it very well.
Still no solids unless it's just for fun. She'll be 6 months on
With Grandma Kay on New Year's Eve
missed us terribly - she hasn't stopped meowing since we got home.
Ever now prefers to stand as often as possible (with assistance)
and LOVES drinking out of water bottles. She also has her Exersaucer
all figured out and spends a lot of time in it. Still no teeth yet.
We still haven't had a chance to visit with our cousins since our
return because of the weather. I really look forward to seeing Ever
& Geneva together since a few weeks have passed.
Sorry it took so long to update - I had a lot of pictures to sort