Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Saturday 7

1. We managed to pull off a pretty fabulous first birthday party for Lucy today.  It was a lot of work, but it all turned out so nicely and I think everyone had fun.  There will be an entire post devoted to the party coming up soon.  Here's a sneak peak. :-)

2. I had an amazing first Mother's Day last Sunday.  Lucy was born two days after Mother's Day last year, so this year was my first.  Justin majorly spoiled me!  He got me gift certificates for a massage, a mani/pedi, and a shopping spree at Kohl's!  He also got me donuts for breakfast and when we got home after church, he did 3 loads of laundry, dishes, and cleaned the bathroom!  Oh, Lucy helped too.  :-) It was wonderful and I can't wait to use all those gift cards!!

3. We saw a major answer to prayer this week.  We had a big stack of bills on the fridge to pay and about $28 in our bank account to pay them! Haha. I honestly wasn't stressed about it.  I knew God would provide in one way or another.  But I was still surprised when I opened our propane bill and saw a credit instead of a charge this month!! We are on a budget plan, so we essentially pay for our heat year round based on what the propane company estimates we're going to use.  Apparently they grossly overestimated, because we overpaid by $1200!!!  I called this week and requested that they cut me a check (instead of just crediting it to our account).  The money is coming next week!!! Thank you, Lord!

4. Lucy has really been fighting naps lately.  I'm wondering if she's ready to go down to one nap.  What do you think, Moms? When did your baby drop the morning nap?

5. We finally had some hot weather this week.  It was fabulous!!! And I enjoyed dressing Lucy in some cute summery clothes! She loves not wearing a onesie - she is constantly searching for her belly.  Haha.

6. One thing we are not enjoying about warmer weather is the bugs in the house.  The other day I was in the living room and Lucy was playing nicely in her bedroom.  I looked over at her as she came crawling out of her room and when she saw me, she paused and started shaking her head back and forth.  I could tell she had something in her mouth, so I hurried over to her and pulled out . . . . a dead ladybug!!! Gross!!!

7. Oh, I have one more question requiring reader response.  Haha.  Just a little poll here.  Do you think it's weird/wrong/gross to date your 4th cousin??


  1. @ #6...She is taking after her fav uncle!!!!! :D

  2. Don't know if you look at this website, but since I love Babywise so much because it has worked amazingly for Jeremy, I look at it lots. Here is some info for dropping naps from this website.

  3. 4th cousin? I don't think that's a big deal personally. Some babies do drop the morning nap between 12 and 18 months, and often will take a longer afternoon nap then. Can't wait to see the party pics!

  4. Happy first birthday to Lulu and first Mother's Day to you! I'm glad both went so well :)

    I got a credit from the hospital last week too! ...just in time to help pay for Nathan's ongoing kidney stone saga...

    Yep, sounds like it's time to try going down to one nap! O did well with that so I hope Lucy does too.

    Ummm... as for the 4th cousin thing, I guess it would depend on the family dynamic. If you think of the person as your cousin that's kinda weird. If they're practically a stranger I can't say I have anything against it.

    (Nathan = Rachel)


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