Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mississippi Fun

Monday Eden and I went to Mississippi for the night to visit my sister, Karen, and her family. Lane had to sit duty overnight for work, so I figured she and I could go up to see them because it is a relatively short drive for us. When we got there we surprised Alyssa who had no idea that we were coming! I think we also surprised Eden, because she cried when she saw so many "new" faces, but she quickly got over it and enjoyed the visit with them.

On Monday night after dinner we went to Gigi's Cupcakes and Berry Berry Good for dessert. Both were fantastic, but the cupcakes were by far my favorite! The icing on top of the cupcakes was spectacular and it was possibly the most icing I've ever seen on a cupcake. Both places were located in an outdoor shopping center and there was a fountain that the kids were able to play in after we finished our desserts. Eden absolutely LOVED the fountain and therefore she and I both ended up soaking wet! Lucky for her, she's young enough that she could go in without her on the other hand, I had to ride home in my soaking wet clothes. It was well worth it for sure.

On Tuesday morning before heading home to see Daddy, we went to the pool. Again, Eden loved the water, and this time I was prepared and wearing a bathing suit! Next week when we go to Fripp and have her float with us she will be able to hang out in the baby pool and enjoy the water even more!

Today Lane is flying his first flight of flight school (say that 5 times fast!) and I can't wait to report how that goes!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We slept through the night!

This is how we found her yesterday after one of her naps - she was awake, but the flash made her close her eyes looking like she's still asleep.

So, since I seem to talk about sleep a lot - or lack of sleep - I figure I'd brag on the wonderful night we had last night. I am doing this with the full expectation of ruining ANY chances of re-capturing it in all of its glory ever again!

Last night Eden got tired about 30 minutes earlier than normal which wasn't surprising because she missed her morning nap because I had a doctor's appointment. She got 2 naps, but that just wasn't enough for her since she's got a schedule and she takes 3 naps a day now like clockwork! So, Lane gave her a bath at about 7:30 and then I fed her and put her down around 8-ish. She went down without a fuss and was obviously exhausted! She stirred at 11, but not even for a couple of minutes so I let her get back to sleep on her own - GO EDEN!!! Yay :) After that, I went to sleep around 11:30.

*This is where it gets good*

Lane had a flight this morning so we were awake early this morning...yes, we woke up this morning without being awake at all last night!!!! So, I went in to check on Eden around 6:30 and Lane followed me in there and I'm glad he did, because what I'm about to say is totally unbelievable, so I'm glad he saw it too. When we were in her room she started to stir, but rolled her face onto her paci. When she did that she reached up next to her ear to pick it up and put it in her mouth. When she put it in her mouth the first time it was completely backwards, so she kept turning it a little at a time and eventually got it in her mouth the right way and relaxed again. All of this paci business happened with her eyes closed and no frustration from her! She was so patient with it and I was so happy that she did it on her own without waking up.

Eden then woke up at 7:30 to eat, but then went back to sleep, as did I. When she was ready to wake up for the day she woke up at 10:30 this morning! I feel like a totally different woman from getting that much sleep!