Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ingrid is a big kid

Gramma has been teaching Ingrid all sorts of things. Here she is doing "so big!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Eight Months Old!

Ingrid was 8 months last week, but it was overlooked due to the fact we were knee deep in broken down boxes. But all is well now and walls are even painted!

She has grown in the past two weeks, I swear to god. She is drinking from a sippy cup, sort of, and learning all kinds of things from Gramma Pam, who's trying to teach her how to say MAMA. She went to story time at the li
brary and LOVED it! We just sang songs and had a couple little stories and Ingrid was the loudest kid there, of course. She clapped and sang and crawled everywhere. Her new favorite is splashing around in the big tub. No more baby tub for this girl, she needs to move :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We Made It!

Well, Ingrid and I made it to Michigan. We left last Friday and had the most terrible time ever. The weather sucked, it was FREEZING out, the roads were horrible, and Ingrid screamed most of the way. But, we made it in time to sign our lease and have a warm place to stay.

I am loving our new apartment--it's quiet, clean, and huge! Ingrid loves to roll around, she is sleeping so well in her own room. It's been a great week.

Gramma Pam is here helping out while Brendan is in Milwaukee finishing up his phd. We love having her here, she is teaching Ingrid how to do So Big, where her nose is, and how to do This Little Piggy.

I'll post some pictures of the new place once we finish painting.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ingrid's First Attempts at Crawling

Ingrid is trying SO hard to crawl. Right now she does an army crawl/worm kind of thing to get where she needs to go. It seems to work for her.

Ingrid and I went to dinner at our friend Katie's mom's house the other night. Carol gave us a sweater someone from her church had knit. It's stunning. I wish I could do things like that.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Clapping and Eating

Ingrid can clap now!

She also likes to sit in high chairs. I can't wait to get one. Last night we went to our friend Katie's mom and dad's house for dinner. Ingrid got to sit in the high chair and eat with the big kids. Katie tried feeding her and found out just how hard it is to aim for a small mouth when there are flailing arms and hands in the way:)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve in Michigan

Ingrid and I made an impromptu trip to Michigan to visit the fam so Brendan could focus on getting done with school.
We stayed with Corie so Ingrid got to play with her cousins.

We saw great grandma and great grandpa...

Grandma brought Ingrid a tutu for Christmas!

We also visited the Daniels...

...and our friends Stacy, Brian and Avery. Ingrid and Avery are so alike, they are the same size, make the same noises, and both wear Tea Collection clothes :) Great minds think alike!