Thursday, July 31, 2008

New and Cute This Week

Alaina is starting to herself. I have a mirror in her crib and she likes to stare at herself and smile. The cooing started today. Please ignore the drool by her face.

And this picture is just cute.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Meet the Family

Alaina had a big week last week. She met her Aunt Carolyn, who flew down from Canada to see her. She met her Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, who drove out from Missouri to see her. She also met a bunch of aunts and uncles on her Granddad Marsh's side, but she doesn't really remember it because she slept through the family bbq. She was a trooper as she was passed around. I think she actually liked it.

Alaina & Aunt Carolyn

Alaina & Grandad

Alaina & Great-Grandpa Schafer

& Great-Grandma Schafer

Hello, Uncle Ben

Four Generations

In other news, she's starting to smile for real...on purpose. Aunt Carolyn managed to catch this one, although her best smiles come at 4:00 in the morning when I'm changing her diaper.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Alaina and Cheeto

Cheeto loves Alaina. He really does. He often tries to sit on my lap when Alaina is eating. It works for a few minutes until I have to sit her up to burp. He'll also headbutt her while she's eating, which is like a kitty high-five. He'll check on her when she's sitting in her infant carrier. (He's either checking on her or looking for her paci, which he likes to play with. He is NOT allowed to do that.) And when she's crying in her bed, he'll sit in her room until I come in to get her. I wonder if he'll love her as much when she's old enough to pull his tail.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Committed to Blogging

I now have a one-month-old baby, family all over the country, and no job to give me an excuse. It's time to start blogging. Besides, I need to share the hilarities of raising a baby. Right now she doesn't do much, aside from the explosive bowel movements. But soon I expect lots of life from her, and I'd love to share it. :)

Alaina and Grandma Kimble

She's not too impressed with her bouncy seat yet.

And she doesn't sit still for pictures. We'll work on that.