Saturday, December 29, 2007


I don't know how people deal with it. Adelaide has been scaring the bejesus out of us the past few days. She's attempting to walk! She pulls up on everything, and I mean everything, and will occasionally let go testing her limits. The other day she pulled up on the side of her pack and play and lifted her entire body off the ground. I know she needs to learn but I want to cover everything in my house with styrofoam and bubble wrap. She's become quite proficient at walking with our help. It's only a matter of time before she'll be walking on her own. She's no longer content with crawling. Scary.

On the plus side, her sleeping has never been better. The kid is worn out in just a couple of hours and is sleeping longer for her naps and at night. Just last night she slept over 13 hours and went down for her nap after being awake for only an hour and half. She's thinning out too which is weird. Clothes that were too tight a month ago and seeing more life than I thought possible. Maybe I should start doing as many pull ups as she's doing.

Friday, December 28, 2007


We spent this Christmas in Michigan visiting with Rocky's extended family. It was cold and snowy and a good time to meet all Rocky's aunts, uncles, cousins, and spend time together. We mostly did the traditional cooking, eating, shopping, getting on each others' nerves, and opening presents. Here's some videos and pictures of our trip.

We went out and played in the snow one day. Here's Adelaide checking out a snowball.

We went sledding on a little hill beside the house we were staying at. Adelaide absolutely loved it. She grinned each time she slid down the hill.

Sledding wasn't the only fun to be had on that little hill, Rocky did some snowboarding too. I can't help myself but I laugh at this video everything I see it.

There were 2 family get togethers while we were there-- one for each side of the family. Here's a family picture we took while at Rocky's dad's side of the family gathering. From left to right there's Rocky's parents, us, and then Rocky's brother, Micheal, and Desiree, his girlfriend, and her daughter, Claire.

One of the main reasons we went to Michigan this year was to visit with Rocky's grandma. Her health isn't the greatest and we wanted her to be able to spend some time with Adelaide. Here's a picture of 4 generations-- Rocky's mom and grandma along with Rocky and Adelaide. Adelaide absolutely loved her.

Adelaide got the hook up for Christmas-- Noah's ark, a school bus, a pink ball, a baby doll, a teddy bear, a stuffed horse, snap beads, blankets, clothes, a lego train, etc. We had a hard time squeezing it all back with us. She had a good time opening presents though. I wish we could have spread out the opening over the course of a few days so she could really enjoy each gift as she opened it. I think some of her favorite things were the snap beads and the pink ball:

She also loved the family dog quite a bit. Star, even though she looks scary, is a 6 month old puppy. Here's a little glimpse of their fun times together:

All in all it was a good trip. The travel went pretty well considering the time of year. We did wind up spending about 3.5 extra hours in the Houston airport because we missed our connecting flight on the way home but we just had a nice lunch and went to a bookstore. The hard part was being stuck in the airplane for 1.5 in Detroit while the plane was "de-iced" and some fog lifted.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Almost 9 month Check Up and Flooring

We've been SO busy lately so there haven't been many updates although there have been lots of developments. I wanted to post a few things before we head out early Thursday morning for Michigan to see Rocky's extended family.

Yesterday was Adelaide's 9 month check up. She'll be 9 months old on Friday. Crazy. She was doing well. She'd had a little bit of an irritated throat but that was all back to normal. Adelaide was 19 lbs. 10 oz, still the 70th percentile, and 28 1/4 inches long, the 75th percentile. I really thought she wouldn't still be proportional. She's been looking thinner since she started crawling. Her head was still little, 50th percentile. Of course that doesn't affect her brain power. :)

The doc said she was superb, a happy kid, and a thinker. He put some stuff in front of her for her to grab and instead of lunging for it, she thought for awhile before choosing to play with one of the options. He said this will probably save us some trips to the ER later.

This visit doesn't normally include immunizations but since we're more than likely going to Thailand again this summer, we had to get some that we'd been putting off before-- polio and hepatitis b. We still haven't gotten the hep b vaccination ourselves. It's one of those things that seem so unlikely for us to get. Anyway, when it comes to Adelaide, better safe than sorry.

We've been putting flooring in since last Thursday. Talk about a crazy time to be working on that. Our house is in total disarray. There's a loveseat, TV, Entertainment center, tools, and other miscellaneous junk in our bedroom right now. Our kitchen table has been covered with tools and wood scraps for the entire time so there's barely been a place to eat or sit or sleep. We've been living with the Benefields and Tanners to avoid too many fumes. And all this before we have to pack up and leave for the holidays. Having my house messy is very stressful for me so this is about to push me over the edge.

It looks amazing though, except for the lack of trim, transitions, and glue on the floor. I can't wait til it's completely done. Here's a pictures from this weekend.

Tongue in Cheek

Tongue-in-cheek is a term that refers to a style of humour in which things are said only half seriously, or in a subtly mocking way.

I love the one below. It looks like Adelaide's asking what in the world we are doing to her.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Our favorite video, Sharing

I love this video. What a sweet girl we've got.


Since I was pregnant, I've been subscribed to Babycenter's emails. This cool site will send you updates week by week during your pregnancy and after the baby's born to let you know what milestones your baby is reaching. I've always enjoyed them alot, but the last few months I've laughed out loud at how on target they are for our little girl. Today was no exception. Here's an excerpt from the email I got today from Babycenter:

Hello, Sunee! One day you'll walk into your baby's room and find him standing up grinning at you. Many 8-month-olds are strong enough to pull up onto their feet and stay there by holding on to you or a piece of furniture.

And this is what Adelaide was doing this afternoon when she was supposed to be napping:

After she woke up this is pretty much all she wanted to do. She pulled up on my leg, the couch, the coffee table, the chairs, etc.

Totally unrelated, but I wanted to share it anyway-- a cute pic from Sunday after church, checking out the yellow leaves.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Family Pics

Yesterday we decided to walk down to the lake in our neighborhood and take some family pics (since the last good picture of all 3 of us was from July). We went armed with a tripod and our digital camera with 10 second timer. Here are some of our favorites. Just today we went to get our Christmas photos taken at Portrait Innovations (which was about the same quality as Picture People and even cheaper than Walmart!); you'll just have to wait to see those. I'm all photoed out for now.