July 31, 2007

It's Been Awhile...

In fact, it's been a long while! I think we were home a total of about 10 days this month. It's good to be home and finally and settling back into life. My house exploded with all the running around and now I'm working reclaiming it.

Exciting news...IKEA has opened near our neck of the woods! We went and checked it out last Friday, I love that store! Yes, some a lot of their stuff is cheaply made, but you can't beat their prices!

Here are some cute pictures of Monkey to share...he had such a great time on all of our trips and he did SO well. I really couldn't ask for a better baby.

We're going to dinner with some new friends tonight! Friends have been slow in coming in these parts since we moved here two years ago. But, we have dinner plans tonight at what I hear is a really neat restaurant. Any way, we're excited.

Is anybody in need of an Infantino Front Pack carrier for a baby? It's not the greatest, but it does the trick. My mom bought me a Baby Bjorn and I like it better, so I'm willing to part with this one. Just say the word and it's yours!

We started feeding Monkey cereal on Saturday and so far he is really enjoying it. I've been mixing it with formula because I'm too lazy to pump because my pump isn't working right right now. He's actually been eating more than I thought he would to start off. Monkey is still working on learning the whole swallow thing without sucking first, but he's getting the hang of it and I'm sure will be a pro in no time flat. I think next we'll start on Sweet Potatoes and start feeding him twice a day, maybe cereal in the morning and and potatoes in the evening. Right now I'm only feeding him "solids" once a day. I'm thankful he hasn't give up nursing because that was a fear I had. Seriously, we can't afford formula, so I keep praying he'll keep nursing for at least a year!

Well, I'm off to fold some laundry and Monkey is getting tired and probably needs another nap (he took a 3 hour nap this morning! That's a record!)

July 2, 2007

Up Up and Away

It's pretty amazing to me that my 4 1/2 month old son is already a well seasoned traveler. By next Monday he will have been on 8 planes and by the middle of July, 10...

Today, at 8pm my handsome family heads to the airport to meet up with 10 of our high schoolers and one more leader who are going Florida with us! Our plane departs around 11:30pm. I'm praying that there is an extra seat on the plane for Monkey so that we can bring his car seat. I think he'll sleep most of the way, whether in his car seat or not, it would just be nicer if one of us didn't have to hold him the entire time. We arrive in Florida at 11am tomorrow. With the time difference it's about 7 1/2 hours of travel time. Then, we have to pick up our rental car and meet up with the shuttle that will be taking us to the convention center and hotel where we're staying. We have a few hours to get settled in, enjoy the HOT, HUMID thunderstorms and then at 3 the conference begins. Thousands upon Thousands of high schoolers from all across the country, meeting in one place to worship the Creator of the Universe, I'm SO excited!

The conference ends at 11pm on Saturday, we switch hotels and then spend one glorious day at Disney World! Monday afternoon, we pack up and head home, exhausted beyond belief.

Now, it's 10:10am, we have last minute things to take care of, so I'm signing off, see you next week!