Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ready for my photo shoot!

Niev really enjoys having her picture taken. She will say "cheese" more readily when the camera is out than when we are asking if she wants some string cheese. The only problem is that you only get about a picture every two minutes because she HAS to see what the picture turned out like on the photo viewer. But we have recently found that if you put any type of glasses on her she will pose for quite some time. She is truly a ham...Her aunt, Kelley, and Gramma Buh bought her some awesome science glasses and she had a blast with those!

She has found the joy of a perfect box. This box was waiting to go to recycling and she hopped right in it and called it her car all day. (She was just a bit sniffly this day so ignore the runny nose...I know my child looks homeless, but what do you do?)

She loves to pull clothes out of her dresser drawers. She found her swimming suit and just had to wear it. Dress-up is something that she is experimenting with. She will often grab my silky underwear (clean or dirty) and wrap it around her neck. She is happiest if she can actually get her head through an arm hole or leg hole. I know it is gross and obscene (hence why we have not posted a picture yet of this joyous occasion), but if you saw how happy she was, you would let her do it once in a while too.

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's been a long time

I don't know how so much time has escaped me lately, but it has been forever since I posted. And unfortunately I don't have much time right now. Niev is as cute as ever and really does steal everyone's heart that she is around.

My grandma's best friend for 60 years, Hazel Fewkes, died on Mother's Day. She is a one-of-a-kind woman. My grandma, Thora, is hilarious and is the life of the party and her and Hazel made quite a pair. Hell, damn and more choice words that would only make me blush were a regular part of her vocabulary. She will be greatly missed. Anyway, Niev and I went to her funeral in Portland (Ian had to stay and work). I met my grandma, Mom and two of my aunts. We stayed with my sister, Julie, and had a great time. Niev kept us all giggling and entertained. My aunt, Noreen, is an avid Diet Pepsi drinker (sorry Paula) and Niev became truly addicted. She would beg Noreen who has the softest heart of anyone for some of her "juice". Noreen couldn't help but give it to her watered down just a bit.

It was also great to have Ian's mom, Paula, here. She was able to paint while visiting with Ian in his garage. She gobbled up every minute with Niev she could possibly get. Here is a video we sent her a few months ago:

So maybe that will explain a little bit of why I have not blogged for a while. I have not been feeling as good during this pregnancy and I look forward to the beginning of June when the first trimester is over. We are very blessed and excited to add to our little family. We cannot wait to see Niev's reaction to the baby. We are due near the middle of December (Angela, I cannot believe we are going to have ANOTHER baby so close together. I wish we lived closer so we could wallow in our sorrows together of morning sickness!). Life is good. Ian's career keeps progressing faster than we ever anticipated. No complaints from our happy household!