Friday, November 19, 2010

Lucy at 7 months

These pictures were taken by the aunt of Lucy's friend, Eli. She did a great job!

Friday, July 30, 2010


Oh my goodness, Lucy is sleeping in her crib. It is like a Christmas miracle. We went to NC last week and I was really nervous about how Lucy's sleeping style would be impacted by the travel. I mean, we were not going to break down the Fisher Price My Little Lamb swing for the car! That was the only successful sleeping place we had had so far. Maybe it was under her grandparent's influence or something, but she began sleeping in a playpen in a room by herself with little effort at their house! It was amazing. And now, back in Ohio... her crib. Now if she'll only break her wanting to be fed every three hours throughout the night part. We're starting to let her cry through some of that... we'll see.

Friday, July 9, 2010

bumper jumper crazy

My dad said that my sisters and I used to love the old johnny jump-up, so I bought this new and improved version with a bumper around the edges for Lucy. So, far she seems to like it, but she's still a little small or something (hard to believe?) because her right arm keeps slipping down to join her right leg in the leg hole. Pictures to follow...

Tor, in our old house

These were the days, pre-baby, when Tor was #1, looked well-groomed and was well-exercised... Actually, it's only recently with Jon's surgery that the exercise has also been lacking. Poor dog.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ya and Grandpa!

Jon's parents came to see us last week! Jon took some great pictures of them with Lucy outside- here is one really nice one. I think Lucy is looking up at the sky and trees, but it looks like she's looking up at Dave, so it's really cute!

The other picture is of us on a walk this week. I think she's looking a little more like a Holt in this one!

Audrey and Ibrahim visit and help with Jon's injury

Audrey and Ibrahim came to visit from California this week. It's been great timing with Jon's shoulder injury last Sunday- by the way, he's having surgery on it next Monday, 6/28. Audrey even mowed the lawn today. She brought us dinner, went grocery shopping, changes diapers, watches Lucy while we go to doctor appointments, washes the dishes, holds the crying Lucy, makes breakfast, etc., etc, and watches and plays with her own little Ibrahim. The only thing is, Jon and I are getting a little too used to the help- I think I should be a little better at this on my own. Audrey, after all, has three children and makes it all look easy. Doesn't she look beautiful with the sleeping Lucy?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Uncle Deno and Aunt Katie visit

So, Katie and
Deno drove down to see us over Memorial Day weekend. They drove the entire thirteen hours from Minnesota, plus awful traffic time in Indiana. We had a great time, and Lucy really enjoyed being held by other people! At dinner one night Jon and Deno were talking about something, and as I looked at Deno, I realized he and Lucy look at lot alike. It's very cute. I'm still hoping for her eyes to stay blue so that at least one of her features looks like me besides her forehead...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The little lamb

In the hospital the nurses told us that Lucy loved a particular 'little lamb swing' that they kept in the nursery. So, after nights without sleep, Jon and I remembered the nurses and their swing. This thing sells for $150 at the store! We found it used on craig's list and she's been in it ever since. The nursery staff could really sell you anything if they mention your baby sleeping in something...

Monday, May 24, 2010

More form Mohican State Park

1st road trip

Yesterday we got in the car for two hour car ride to Katie's house in Wooster (for the cutie-pie R's 4th birthday). Lucy did great for the first leg. Jon and I stopped for a peanut butter milkshake and onion rings along the way, and we sat and played with the little one in a state park.
The trip home was another story- she screamed the entire 2 hours. Movement and vibrations do NOT settle this one if it's not her nap time.