Friday, September 26, 2008

Farming Fun

As Rebecca gets a little older it's fun to introduce her to a few farming things. So far she seems to enjoy all of them. "Driving" the truck through the field with Dad. "Mooing" at the cows. Riding in the tractor with Dad. She also likes riding on the ATV with me, but we don't have a picture of that.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Who needs toys?

Like most kids, Rebecca loves to play with anything that is not a toy. Yesterday she had a great time pushing the bar stool around and playing peek-a-boo with it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bouncy, bouncy

Rebecca is back to her regular happy self again. Here is a short video of her new favorite thing to do - bounce on the ottoman.
video

On a different note, last week we had a baby shower for one of my friends at school. I found a picture of a diaper cake in a magazine and decided that I would give it a try. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I put it together in about an hour. I few people said I should advertise and make them to order, but I'm not so sure about that yet.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rough Week

Rebecca has had a rough week. She had her one year checkup last Tuesday and is weighing in at 21 lbs. 2 oz. and is 30 inches long. Her checkup also included shots which really did not agree with her. She got 2 different shots that she had had in the past and a new one - the Chicken pox vaccine. She was not herself for 3 days after the shots. She had awful body aches and hardly moved or wanted to crawl or cruise around. We gave her Tylenol which helped some. Here she is laying on one of the pillows holding the Tylenol, she loves to chew on the rubber top.
Then on Saturday she broke out in a rash that started on her head and spread down to her stomach. Sunday the rash got worse and so did her temperament. We've never seen her so cranky or heard her cry so much. It was awful. This morning I took her into see her doctor, but other than the rash, which is now fading, and her irritability she is fine. Her doctor thinks that she had some allergic reaction the the Chicken pox vaccine so all she said was we would not repeat that vaccine again at age 5 when most kids get a booster. Today I gave her some benedryl and she took a great 4 hour nap and is feeling better. So I guess it is back to school for me and to daycare for Rebecca.

Even amid her aches and pains, she still had enough smile to show off her new pearly whites!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Birthday Bash

Our little baby turned 1 yesterday!! It's hard to believe that a year has already past, but it's been full of blessings and we had a lot of fun celebrating her birthday. We had Dan's family over on Saturday for a little party. Here are the highlights.
Balloons, presents, and chocolate, cream filled, caterpillar cupcakes.

Making birthday wishes...

...and digging in!


Opening presents.


The favorite present of the night - a new pink cell phone :)

We concluded the night with a bonfire down by the pond, marshmallows and all.