Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Naturally, one of her most favorite special activities is playing with friends. She has spent some great time with her best bud, Lily. Also, we had a fun picnic at the park with Ashton and Emma, and Lily and Micah. I really enjoyed the time with Karyn and Andrea as well.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
That night I had a grand time with Andrea. We went and saw Hairspray and laughed our guts out. Originally we laughed because despite both outside times advertising that the movie began at 9:25, our tickets and the actual start time was 9:50. Then we got super excited because one of my favorite book series from High School is being made into a movie and we got to see the trailer: The Golden Compass. (One of my favorite recommendations from Steph. Yes, she was even that good in High School!) We ended up being the only people in the theater for the show and it made it ever so much fun to comment and truly laugh out loud. It was great girl therapy for me.
Saturday, we went back up to the cabin to do some more on the deck. We'd like to get it finished before sweat equity on the house begins. And there, we saw a real beaver! On the way home we did some shopping at the Park City outlets. Though I didn't find any outfits for the family picture we'll be taking this fall, we did get some good finds.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Sara is a spitter. A serious spitter. Laura was not. Therefore, we had a serious lack of burp cloths at our house. I searched EVERYWHERE -- we are talking every single big box store for a month -- to find more of the wonderfully absorbent and big cloth diapers that were our favorites. They do not exist anymore. So, I had to take matters into my own hands in order to save my shirts, nose, baby clothes and poor Laura's gag reflex.
Let me introduce you to what I have humorously named the "Uber-Urper". It is my version of the ideal burp cloth: thick enough that it doesn't soak through, big enough that the wiggly baby doesn't dodge its coverage, very absorbent (ie: absorbs a lot and fast), and soft enough that she can sleep on it during middle of the night feedings. I particularly enjoyed using the decorative stitches on my sewing machine while making these.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
My other book group unfortunately meets on the same night. But, naturally I did not discover that until after I had read the book. It was "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. Not my favorite Austen novel, but okay. It looks like I'll be switching months and only attending each book group every other month.
Naturally, Jason and I each read the new Harry Potter book as well. Though it didn't capture my attention for a while into the book, the ending was fabulous. Jason and I each stayed up WAY too late one night finishing it. I was impressed how all the threads got tied together in the end. It was a good way to end the series, in my opinion.
Finally, my favorite book that I read this month was "Eclipse" by Stepehenie Meyer. In fact, I was so excited about the release of this book that I went to the release party for it at Barnes and Noble. I was thrilled that the Andrea's also wanted to come to the release party. Darling Andrea M. got us vampire teeth for the occasion and I made us some red ribbon bookmarks. It was a great time standing in line and chatting with them. Okay, so the people watching was a blast too.