Sunday, January 31, 2010
We love that our TV stand is low to the ground, hides our DVD's, and has glass doors, which deter Savannah from touching the buttons on our DVD player and cable box. So far, Savannah hasn't figured out how to open the cabinet doors! :-)
Today I bundled up Savannah, and she played in the snow for the first time! Savannah sat in the snow for a couple minutes before she decided to touch it and crawl around. Much to my surprise, Savannah didn't put any snow in her mouth! :-)
I'm predicting that school will be canceled on Monday due to lingering snow and icy roads. Unfortunately, that means I'll have to go to school on Saturday. Since I teach at a year-round school, we have to make-up snow days on Saturdays. Ugh! However, I'm thankful for these snow days because I can spend some extra time with Savannah.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Over the last few weeks, I've been reevaluating my goals and priorities. I'm already doing many of the things above faithfully, while I need to improve in other areas (like dusting our house). I'm hopeful that I'll accomplish all of these things this year, but we'll see what happens...
Monday, January 18, 2010
All of our furniture is at least 12 years old and leftover from Tal's bachelor days. Tal and I are grateful that our furniture has lasted all these years, but we're looking forward to having a kid- friendly living room with adult furniture and a cohesive color sheme.
On Saturday, Tal and Uncle Kenny completed the first phase of our living room update. They spent 11 hours installing oak hardwood floors in our living room. The hardwood floors in our living room, dining room, and kitchen all match.
Tal and I love the results! Everyone agrees that our small living room seems much bigger with hardwood floors.
Yesterday Tal hooked up our new 40" flat-screen TV that Barbara and Benny gave us for Christmas. We love the color and sound!
Tal and I are eager to get an area rug as soon as possible. With the new hardwoods, Savannah slips and slides in the living room. On the bright side, Savannah does a great job dusting our floors when she crawls around. She's our little dust bunny! :-)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In December, Savannah started drinking sippy cups during the day and continued taking her bottles at night.
However, over the last couple weeks, Savannah has weaned herself off of her nighttime bottles. She must be eating enough solid food at dinner because she hasn't been interested in drinking milk during the night.
As I packed up Savannah's bottles, I felt a bit nostalgic thinking about Savannah as a newborn and how much she's grown over the last 11 months.
Perhaps in the next five years I'll miss the baby bottle stage. Right now, though, I don't miss cleaning, making, and warming up bottles. I am, however, enjoying more space on our kitchen counters! :-)
Monday, January 11, 2010
Watch the video below to see Savannah use the fireplace to pull herself up, take a couple steps, and then let herself down gently onto the floor.
Tal and I are so proud of Savannah's progress and anticipate that she'll be standing (and maybe even taking a couple shaky steps) on her own by her first birthday (which is just a few weeks away)!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
that I'll be one year old in just a few weeks.
I like playing with Mommy's belt when
she's getting ready for school.
Over the last 10 days, I've gotten pretty good at
pantry door and playing peek-a-boo.