Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Visiting the cousins

Up here in Canada we have been spending many busy days with the Paynes.  Yemaya is not used to all the noise and busy bodies here, so she naps more than usual.  Sometime she cries and if we walk her into a quite room she is happy again.  She is a little spoiled by her quiet life in California.

Last night we had our first experience with a vomiting infant.  Despite the fact that she is quite the spitter-upper, I was horrified by the amount of vomit all over me.  My sister in law agrees that child spit up soaked through to your underwear is the worst!  She seems to be recovering well, and we only had to wet vac the carpet and couch so far.  Luckily anything that Yemaya could slime up, one of her cousins has probably slimed before.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Long trip north

Well, we made our 14 hour trek to visit family in Canada and for
Yemaya to see her native land. It was long and Ari and I watched
movies instead of sleeping on the plane. By the time we got to the
train station Ari could hardly see straight. I however was still awake
like a champ. By Christmas day we were almost back to normal. Ari set
his alarm so not miss all the little ones fun. The next morning the
whole house was up at six with Ari's alarm. Good thing we didn't all
sleep through.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I said I would never

I used to see parents give their keys to children to play with, and
for what ever reason I thought that there was something bad about
that. Well, now that I have a baby and want to eat lunch without
anyone in my lap, I have changed my mind. Of course, letting a child
play with my iPhone... I don't know about that. Owen "helping" me make
a video of Yemaya was just good sense. And Yemaya is too small to hold
the phone anyways.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Yellow Sweater

The legend has it that this sweater took nearly 30 years to complete.  The design is fancy and intricate and the acrylic yarn was hard to come by, but it was the ribbon detailing that really took the last 29 years or so.  But at last my mother finished it at Thanksgiving and my daughter will now been seen in a sweater meant for the previous generation of Finger girls.  We have some ideas of putting her in a green outfit underneath and making her look like a flower.  The first fitting did not go so well, but she has since been able to wear it without crying.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Why is she crying?

The other day she was screaming in the car the whole way from the store home.  She was fed and changed, so I had no idea what was wrong...until I went to get her and saw this...

I would be mad too if I puked all over myself.  I made the photo nice and big so you can see the detail.

Photos and more soon about all our adventures in Denver (if my sister Kate ever emails me some pics).