Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is what making it looks like...

"This is what making it looks like...before you've totally made it." This is one of my new favorite quotes from a TV show that is embarrassingly enough one of Craig and my favorites. Looking around our living room cluttered with baby toys, law books, magazines, and a fireplace that has been "in progress" for a year and a half, Craig and I couldn't help but crack up when we heard it.

Anyhow, this past weekend Craig was in San Diego so Jordan and I had a girls weekend. We went to Gymboree but were the only participants in attendance. We still had a good time because Miss Elizabeth is a great teacher and a lot of fun...she is seriously Minnie Mouse incarnate. After class we stopped by the mall for lunch and a short shopping trip. Shopping for baby girl clothes is such a fun part of having a daughter. Jordan got the most adorable pair of blue jean shorts.

Jordan's new favorite game is peek-a-boo. She especially likes to play by lifting her bib over her face. I'm not positive she always intends to initiate the game when she starts playing with her bib, but she gives the best smile when she pulls the bib down and spots Craig or I making a face at her.

Stats from the five month check up today: 25.5 inches, 15 pounds 4 ounces. We got the green light to start yellow/orange fruits and vegetables...fun times ahead!

Hands to the mouth....a favorite pose of Jordan due to teething.

Shag rugs are apparently very interesting for babies.

Jordan is fascinated with my water bottles, but
she is so not getting the concept of a sippy cup yet.

Craig and Jordan debating who will make it to the NBA finals.

Breakfast with Daddy...a new part of the routine.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Mother's Day

"Be careful what you wish for"....so true. We have been super busy with work and Craig's school and our home renovations, but I was hoping we would get to spend some time together as a family on Mother's Day. I did get some family time, a whole day in fact...unfortunately, Craig and I both had food poisoning and spent the entire day in bed with Jordan and Nola. (That reminds me, we need to get a king size bed!)

The day was a struggle for us and it often felt like it would never end. We tried to encourage Jordan to take a long nap or watch cartoons on Noggin...I know, solid parenting....but she was not interested in either one of our ideas. We made it through together and had a day we definitely won't forget. The worst part of the whole ordeal is that I may never again eat a CPK cobb salad and that was definitely one of my favorite dishes!

I did mention to Jordan that I can't believe I have only known her for five months...she has so profoundly impacted my life that it's at times hard to remember that I haven't always been her mother. She is the diamond in my sky and seeing her adorable smiling face when I pick her up from school is the best part of my day.

Staring at her favorite toy on her exersaucer...I call him "snail", Craig calls him"French prehistoric insect"...hmm, who is the more creative parent?

Core strength training on the beach ball.

Playing with her favorite rattle...she never gets tired of this toy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Missing Panda Sock

One of Jordan's cutest outfits is the panda outfit which includes socks decorated with a bunch of little black and white pandas. On a regular day, Jordan is very interested in her feet -- on a day wearing the panda outfit, Jordan is enamored with her little friends on her feet.

Today I decided to dress Jordan in the panda outfit. Unfortunately, we couldn't find the other panda sock when getting her dressed for school. It was too heartbreaking to remove the one panda sock she was already wearing so we opted to send her to school in socks that didn't match...which is kind of obvious when you don't wear shoes. I'm sure the day care teachers think we are a bit goofy, but I know Jordan enjoyed her day with her panda friends.

By the way, we did recover the missing panda sock...the sock-eating dryer took pity on our situation and decided to return the missing sock.