Friday, February 26, 2010

So NOT Ready For This

I was so ready when it came time to deliver Eleanor. Or at least as ready as any first time mom could be for the experience of labor and delivery. I was ready when we brought her home from the hospital and when we moved her from the bassinet to the crib. I was ready when Eleanor slept in her own room and no longer slept in the pack-n-play in our room. I was kind of ready when we put her in the nursery at church for the very first time and when she took her first steps. I was even kind of ready for toddlerhood. Although I must admit I have shed a few tears on more than a few occasions as I realize that my baby is no longer a baby but a little girl. But one thing I was definitely not ready for was this......
...the day we would transition from a crib to a toddler bed. I had hoped we would be able to make it until her 2nd birthday before we would have to even consider this. However, in true Kamikaze style, Eleanor decided that 18 months of sleeping in a crib was long enough and it was time for her to be free. Just two days ago while I was hanging clothes in her closet Kamikaze "climbed" out of her crib for the first time. Later that evening she tried again and yesterday morning as well. Daniel decided the crib would be converted to a bed before nap time. I was and am so NOT ready for this. We toddler proofed the room as much as we could and made the change. The transition has not been seamless but definitely smoother than I anticipated.
Testing it out with "pa" (paci) and "night night" (her lovey).
Bedtime - she cried for about 5 minutes and when I peeked in 20 minutes later this is what we found. She had also fallen asleep on the floor during nap time.
This is what I found today at nap time. Hopefully she will get the hang of falling asleep in the bed soon.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Eyob and Ephrem

Over the weekend I had the amazing privilege of welcoming home two precious little boys. My sweet friend Amy and her husband Mike traveled to Ethiopia last week to bring home their sons. What a wonderful time it was as friends and family gathered at O'hare Airport to welcome this new family of four home.

Eyob (John) and Ephrem (Ryan) are absolutely adorable and I cannot wait for Eleanor to have a play date with them. I think they are going to be great friends.Eyob

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

17 months old

Mommy forgot to post my 17 month picture. I will be 18 months old soon so I told her she needed to post it today. I was in Florida at my NaNa's house when I turned 17 months old. Mommy wanted to take a picture of me with NaNa and my best dog friend Kiefer. She tried real hard to get one of all of us looking at the camera but this is the best one she got.