Wednesday, December 29, 2004

tummy time

tummy time is getting to be far more fun Posted by Hello

Saturday, December 25, 2004

christmas day

we had breakfast with grandpa andy and grandma linda and then headed to fremont for time with grandma and grandpa ritchie. we had lunch there and then turned right around and headed back to cleveland to see grandma. (ivy has too many grandparents to keep track of!!!) we basically ate dinner and had to leave..... nathan had to be at work at 10:30pm... what a busy way to spend your first christmas.... and sick on top of it!!!

Friday, December 24, 2004

christmas eve

we spent christmas eve at my dad's house.... he had dinner for us and then watched ivy so nathan and i could go to church. it was a really beautiful service, but ivy was running a fever the whole night. poor little thing!!


Ivy with her loot.... from santa and grandpa andy and grandma linda Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Photo shoot

she's finally starting to hold onto (and eat) toys Posted by Hello


i learned how to blow bubbles Posted by Hello


whoa, i have toes! Posted by Hello

big eyes

why, hello mommy!!! Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 19, 2004

christmas part 2

we wnt to heather's last night for a christmas get together.... deanna, jason, jamie, jay, drew, bailey, heather, al and shelby were all there. we had pizza for dinner. ivy got some binkies, a set of winnie the pooh keys and a gloworm.... i think that is really neat because i had one when i was little, too. thank you, heather!

Saturday, December 18, 2004

the girl is loaded

ivy officially has a lot more money than her mommy. we took all her baptism money to the bank today and bought savings bonds. in about twelve years she will have $600.... not too shabby.

six shopping days 'til christmas....

and we've barely started shopping! of course, i am done with ivy's presents..... we had some gift cards from other gifts i've returned, so i used those and got her a ton of stuff. nathan keeps saying it doesn't matter because she's so little. i know it's just for me, but i want it to be awesome. anyway, we survived our week without nathan. he leaves again january 23rd. ivy had her first ER visit thursday night.... they said she had a virus (the easy way of saying they can't figure out what is wrong) but at the follow up on friday the doctor said ear infection. so she's back on amoxicillin, poor little thing. she's still sleeping a lot, but seems in better spirits.

Sunday, December 12, 2004


ivy saw santa today at the american legion in brecksville. he brought her her first present.... a set of fisher price keys.

Sunday, December 05, 2004


ivy was baptized today in the same church where i was baptized and confirmed. she had a spectacular party at the american legion afterwards. she has one godfather (Jon) and two godmothers (Brandi and Andrea) now, who all love her very much.

ivy's baptism cake Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


who is that baby in the mirror? Posted by Hello