|she used to be so small! ah! (although 8lb 9oz |
isn't exactly small!)
I remember when I was a few weeks from having Natalie and time was just slogging by. Want to speed things up? Have a baby!
|We've done a lot of just|
hanging out this week.
|We love to play!|
|Down time watching TV|
(not Keeping Up with the Kardashians...hehe)
|At Natalie's baby blessing last week|
I had a great piano lesson this week - I've been making practicing more of a priority, and Natalie loves listening to any noises so she just plays while I'm at the piano. I love learning and I've been a school girl all my life, but I have to say I cannot WAIT to graduate. Can. Not. Wait. A semester and a half to go, folks!
Date night was a fun walk to the ice cream store ACROSS THE STREET (can you say "dangerous?"), and episode of Season 4 of The West Wing, and a chapter read out loud from a Star Wars book. NOT ONLY am I actually reading (and enjoying!) a Star Wars book, I suggested it! I wanted to know what Austin's obsession was all about, so when we finished Harry Potter 7 *sniff* it was time for a Han, Leia, and Luke adventure.
|Bundled up for ice cream!|
|NJ loves West Wing|
|can you just DIE of cuteness!?|
Other activites from this week include:
-a cute baby shower with some church pals
-secondhand maternity clothes (no, this is not an announcement, just taking advantage of a good deal!)
-going to the Temple : )
-hanging out in Papillion with the fam
-dinner in Lincoln with (more) fam
-cold weather, rain, and then 80 degrees today
-watching "Holes" - so good!
-homework, work, and housework...the norm
|Check out the piece of gum I dropped|
into this candle (to the right of
the flame haha)
|such a sweetheart|
I don't miss life before children because Natalie just makes us so happy, but it is a lot of work, and certainly a full-time job. Austin and I appreciate the simple pleasures of eating dinner together (at the same time, at the table...don't take it for granted, people!), reading in bed uninterrupted, and, of course, sleeping, and also love all the new, silly, fun, precious things we get to do with our baby. It's important to enjoy every time and season in our lives, and that is just what we are doing.
|Who wouldn't love this bundle of joy!?|