Wednesday, December 26, 2007

After Supper Tradition

Recently after supper you can find Jeremy and Aliza playing Wii (Ray-Man) while I clean up the kitchen. Aliza uses a broken controller. Sometimes she "plays" and other times she is the cheerleader. Most often you can find her sitting on her Daddy's lap watching him play. Tonight Jeremy was working and couldn't play and I got the most animated dissertation on Wii playing I've ever heard.

I have no clue how many carrots she ate the night she took the bag in the living room. I figure if she eats carrots instead of chips I can't complain.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

A few pictures from our Christmas. We gave Aliza her stocking on Christmas Eve. She got stickers and Whoppers. Today she decorated her wagon with stickers and enjoyed the Whoppers. I think those two things could have sufficed for her whole Christmas.

She did like her doll. When she unwrapped it, she said "Baby" and it wasn't long until Baby got a hug and a kiss. Her doll did get fed, but Aliza took her fair share of "drinks" too.

It was a good day. I made a great brunch too. I've made brunch almost every year since we've been married and I think this year was the best. I made Cheesy Ham and Potato Frittata, Blueberry Muffins, fruit salad and cinnamon rolls.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Back to Guilt-Free Eating

The Doctor said I passed my 3 hour sugar test. Yea!!!! Now I can enjoy the Christmas cookies my Grandma sent without feeling guilty.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Oh Crap!

I found out today that I did not pass my gestational diabetes screen. That means that on Friday I have to do the 3 hour test which includes fasting for 12 hours, drinking the potent hi-c liquid and sitting in the doctor's office for 3 hours. I'm not really worried it is just a pain in the butt. Here's hoping that I pass this one!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

One Class Down

Do you know that feeling of accomplishment after you've worked hard and finished a job to the best of your ability? That's what I'm feeling now, well, more like I've conquered the world! I took my final this morning. It was hardest test I've taken in my life. It was an online test so I got the results this afternoon along with grades for a couple papers and I should come out with an A in the class.....if my calculations agree with my professor's.

So to reward myself for writing 45 pages and reading literally hundreds of pages this semester....while being pregnant and parenting a toddler....I'm going to scrapbook (something I haven't done for weeks) to my heart's content after Aliza goes to sleep tonight. I can't wait!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Pictures

Somehow we managed to get a couple Christmas pictures of Aliza.

The family picture exists thanks to my brother and his fearless use of the shutter button.

It is much easier to take pictures before your child is mobile!!

Aliza is 21 months.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


I have never had so much fun decorating the Christmas tree.

We got the tree out, put the skirt under it and plugged in the lights. Aliza immediately laid her head on the tree the skirt. She jumped right up and looked in wonder at the lights.

When I got the decorations out it didn't take her long to pick up a decoration, hand me a hook and help me hang it on the tree. As soon as one was hung she would say, "More, more..." For several days she pointed at different decorations and we gave them names...."snowman", "kitty" etc. I put the nativity characters on the bottom of the tree so we talked about Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the wise men.

Now as soon as she comes downstairs in the morning she wants the lights turned on and when we leave and drive in the driveway she says "lights".

Aliza also likes the window cling-ons (she figured out that they stick to the refridgerator too).

This is too much fun. I can tell that Christmas with kids is going to be the best....and get better each year. Now I can't wait until she can decorate cookies.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


...the last paper for the semester is written and printed! One of these days I'm going to scrapbook!!!