Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marie's First Christmas

We spent Christmas up in Wasilla since Caitlin was getting married the next day. Caitlin's wedding was the main reason we were going. Christmas was just in the middle of it all. Marie didn't mind.

She didn't quite get the concept of opening presents, and needed some help. Every now and then she did grab hold of the wrapping paper.

Bill thought she was the best present of all, and put a bow on her.

Of course, she spent lots of quality with her Uncle Pete and Aunt Tammie.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bulk Blogging

Okay, so I never thought I would be one of those bulk bloggers, but here I go!

Yoda is doing so much better. We stopped his pain medicine last week and he seems to be doing fine after that. We're weaning down his steroids to everyother day for the next 2 or 3 weeks. His follow-up appointment with the vet was good. The vet was glad that his mobility is better, and that he wants to see him in 6 months. Bill made this fancy box to put Yoda's food and water dishes on, that way Yoda doesn't have to bend down so much to eat and drink. We had to have one with a lip on it or the cat would knock over his water and get water all over the floor. We learned that the hard way several mornings! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for Yoda.

New uses for old things. I got my moby out after it had been packed and folded for a couple of months. This is much more comfortable on my back than the more popular front/back baby packs that you usually see. And Marie is not going anywhere in this. She is so snug up to me. I trusted it so much that I tucked her arms in and got stuff in and out of the oven with her hanging right over the open oven door!

An old co-worker of mine, Gina, made this dress for Marie. It's made out of the terry towel material and it is sooooooooooooo soft! I thought Marie looked pretty cute in it too.

Marie caught her dad under the mistletoe one night and made him kiss her. Actually, she loves the bell at the bottom. Since Bill is the more vertically adept one of us, he puts Marie up there a lot to play.

This santa hat goes with a dress that Marie has, but I thought it would look wierd with a dress. Me and Bill have hats too, so now we can be a little family of Daddy Santa, Mamma elf, and baby Santa.