Lots of random stuff because I haven’t updated in so long

12 01 2007

I now own a 2001 honda civic. I’ll be paying on it for the better part of 3 years if I just pay the minimum, but I really like it, and it should be a good car that last a while.

I’m in love with the two little girls that I take care of. Liz is 6 months old, and Rose is almost 2 months younger. Two month makes such a difference. Rose still looks like an infant; I can’t even imagine what she’s going to look like as a toddler. She’s so little! Such a little peanut. Then there’s Lizzy who’s a chunk. She has the cutest chub cheeks, and she’s starting to look like a small toddler. She sits up on her own really well, and I don’t think it’s going to be too many more months before she’s walking. She already stands without alot of support. They are both so sweet. They have beautiful smiles and their giggles warm my heart. Liz is learning to be more independent. When I started working with the girls at the beginning of December, she had a hard time being put down, she hated to be left alone even for a minute, and she couldn’t really entertain herself. She’s so much better at all of those things. She’s even taking naps that are longer than 30 minutes at a time, and not freaking out every time she wakes up. Rose on the other hand has always been a very easy baby to take care of. The only time that she’s a handful is when she’s gassy. She falls asleep on her own (I have to bottle feed Liz to sleep), she can entertain herself for long period of time, she loves just looking around, and she’s generally just a happy baby.

It was wonderful to go home for the holidays. I got to see all of my immediate family and alot of my mom’s family. I also meet Mike’s mom’s family who seem fun and really nice, and Mike came along with me to my family stuff. I also got to see alot of friends and had a lovely time up in Michigan with a couple of friends for New Year’s Eve. One of them is getting married in September and she asked me to be one of her bride’s maids! I was so surprised. It’s such an honor because she’s such a lovely person. I went back to Goshen the first weekend of January, and all my siblings and their spouses (and Mike) and I went out for dinner and then watched “Little Miss Sunshine”. It was great spending time with them without parents or kids around. It just changes the dynamics so much. I wish my family was closer, but some things are just not meant to be.

I started up fiddle lessons again. I’m thinking about doing a wheel throwing class, but I’m not sure I want to afford it/ have the time for it. I still have two classes to finish up, and I’m still getting into the swing of my job. I work 50 hours a week, and it might not seem like a stressful job watching two babies, but if you’ve ever tried to take care of one, you know that it’s pretty intensive.

Things to look forward to:
A trip to Niagara Falls and NYC in May with Mike.
A trip to Oregon in August for Will’s wedding and then some time at the beach and in Portland with some of the girls.
Finally finishing my college degree.
Liz’s first steps
Rose sitting up on her own




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: