Friday, May 28, 2010

Whatever It Takes

Oh the things we do to keep our child entertained...

Sporting the kangaroo pouch while making Sushi...

...when she get's fussy, my Dad drags her around the house all the time. She loves it...

...stroller rides...

...patty cake...

...and lastly, the infamous airplane ride...

...Oh but does she ever make up for it!

On a side note, I now have a greater respect for all moms who have experienced sleep training. We began sleep training two Sundays ago. She has been sleeping through the night since she was a month in-a-half, so sleep training was entirely to train her to fall asleep on her own, and in her own bed. Ever since that first night of letting her "cry it out," she has been an angel for us, and has gone asleep on her own every time without crying (give or take a time or two). Unfortunately, I never realized I would have separation anxiety when I was just moving my baby into the other room! Since then, I have found excuses to bring her back in our room on random occasions (hence our security alarm going off in the middle of the night last week.)

Now that the baby is trained, we have one more problem we are working on. This time it is with her dad. I sometimes hear him in her room making loud noises, and have even found him picking her up, all while she's dead asleep. He claims "he misses her and wants her to wake up." After about the tenth time of "accidentally" running into the door, you think he would come up with a different excuse! Let's hope he kicks the habit soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm Finally Done!!

After years and years of schooling, I'm finally done! That is at least for now. I graduated last weekend with a Bachelor's of Science, within the College of Education. I don't think I have ever been more excited to have something behind me. Even though I check my calendar daily for upcoming assignments I still think I have, I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders. Obtaining a bachelor's degree was always a major goal of mine, but I had to put it on the back burner when Nate and I were first married. After working full time for a year to support us, I went back to school. I transferred Universities, which tacked on three extra semesters. Despite what it took to get there, I am happy to say I finally got there. Today I am happy.

When I received my diploma, I had Adley in my arms. A moment I will always cherish.

Check out the cheeks on that one!

Hope everyone had a Happy Mothers Day!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Brothers Wedding

Oh how I love weddings...

Two weekends ago was my older brother's wedding. We love his wife Jenna, and are so happy to have her apart of our crazy family.

These are my two super stylish aunts. The one on the right owns a flower shop in Omaha so we were lucky enough to have her here to put together the flower arrangements.

Adley Bear was quite the social butterfly. By the end of each night, she was exhausted.

Random Nate. I laughed so hard when I saw this. Always entertaining the kids when they come over! (You might have to enlarge it to get the full effect)

The night before the wedding, we attended a surprise bachelorette party for Jenna.
Wedding Day

Taylor was the best man. Watch out ladies, he'll be of dating age in a year!
The reception was at my parents house. They had a sushi chef. I probably ate a total of three rolls.

As always, I lack in pictures.

Congrats Aj and Jenna!