Saturday, May 30, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The photo above is of Maribelle testing out her new rocking chair, which was Jeremy's when he was little. Grandpa Moorhead lovingly gave the chair a makeover and surprised us with the thoughtful gift during their last visit. This will be the perfect spot for Maribelle to enjoy her ever-growing collection of books!
Here are some other recent developments with Baby Belle:
* Laughing! Maribelle started laughing a few weeks ago, and it's no surprise that daddy is REALLY good at making her laugh.
* Movement. While Maribelle isn't quite rolling yet, she immediately turns onto her side when we put her in her crib. Another thing she does is she rotates in circles throughout the night. We find her head and feet in various positions as she does 360-degree rotations in her crib while she sleeps. There's no doubt this little chicky can move, so we're hoping a full roll isn't too far off!
* Daycare. Maribelle seems to be adjusting really well to daycare, and we get nothing but good reports from Miss Karen when we pick her up. The other little kids seem to like Maribelle and sound so darn cute when they say her name.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Last weekend was an exciting one for Maribelle Rosie, who celebrated her baptism with some of our closest family and friends. Although Maribelle had a rough time sleeping and napping for most of the weekend, she conveniently fell asleep the minute we sat down for the baptism ceremony and did great throughout all five of the baptisms. Maribelle looked adorable in her dress, which Aunt Laura, her godmother, bought for her. Unfortunately, we didn't get any great photos of her entire dress! The photo below, taken during a last minute diaper change, is one of the best shots we have. I definitely think a professional photo shoot is in order.
Afterward we all went back to our house for lots of food, cake, punch and even a little Corn Hole. Maribelle got to spend some quality time with guests who traveled near and far to celebrate her baptism.
Making the day even more special was the fact that it was also Mother's Day. Not only did we get to spend the day with our favorite moms, but I also got to mark my first time celebrating as a mom myself! Jeremy surprised me with a beautiful necklace that has my initial engraved on the front and Maribelle's initials engraved on the back. It's officially my favorite piece of jewelry, and something I hope to pass down to Maribelle one day.