Monday, January 26, 2009

Girl's Weekend

Jodi went up to St.Norbert for his annual Alumni Basketball game/Party weekend :) So...Paeton and I enjoyed some good girl time. Here's a recap of our weekend w/pix. Enjoy!

Leaving for the mall/Gymboree class on Saturday morning. Paeton was stretching out!

Showing off her leg warmers for the camera.

Close up of the leg warmers - her first time wearing skulls.

In her stroller at the mall - just about to eat lunch.
On the changing table at the mall. The 'Family Bathrooms' at the Brookfield Square Mall are wonderful!
Later that night, helping mommy fold the laundry.

Or making more laundry for mommy...

Dumping it all out.

But still smiling for the camera.

After dinner, we got ready to do a painting project.

A little shy with it at first.

Then she got really into it!

P's first drawing on the fridge.

With a note to daddy letting him know we've missed him.
We took a bath early after having a major blow out - playing with Kona in her pjs.

The mean face came back...

Paeton LOVES Kona. Kona is very protective of the baby in the house.
Close up.
Crawling around...yep, I said crawling!
Sunday morning - having toast for the first time.
A little unsure at first...
Deciding if it's a toy or food.
Finally decided it was really good and she would continue to eat it.
Leaving for a baby shower in IL on Sunday.
My pregnant friend Kelly (due in Feb!) holding Paeton at her shower.

Paeton's 'Mean' Face

This is the first time I'm blogging about this but not the first time she's done it...Paeton has a mean face. It's not really a 'mean' face but it's what we've named it in our house. She does it all the time and it's the cutest thing ever. She often does it when she's intense about doing something. It has especially come out when she's been trying to crawl (which happened this weekend for the first time! more later...). I've finally captured it on camera so I wanted to share this with those of you that have not seen her recently. The sad thing is, we really think she's doing it to clear her nose and throat. With her palette being missing, she gets really clogged up and uses this face as a release of all that mucus. Nonetheless, it's super cute and we love it everytime she does it :)

Paeton's 'Mean' Face

Smiling with food in her mouth.

More smiles.

Mean again :)
Still mean...and crawling :)

Pulling up on her table.
Making pretty music for mommy.

So happy all the time :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Paeton's Baby Dedication

We celebrated Paeton's Baby Dedication yesterday and what a great day we had. Our church only holds the dedications twice a year so this was the next available one we could get on the list for. The service was at 9:30am at Spring Creek Church. Jodi's parents, Paeton's godparents (John & Brooke) and our good friends Kate & Brian were all in attendance. Around 15 families were participating in the ceremony so it took some time :) Somehow all the babies on stage managed to not say a peep - what a miracle!

Paeton wore the dress I was baptised in 27 years ago which made things so special for me. My mom had kept this dress safely stashed away for all these years so my children could enjoy the same things as I did. What a treasured moment as I dressed Paeton in the outfit yesterday morning. She looked like such an angel especially with her bracelet from Grandma Marx (adorned with 3 charms - a cross, her initial & a picture of Jesus) and her cross necklace from Grandma Karen (with pink stones in it). Neither Grandma knew the other one had gotten her a piece of jewelry - they matched perfectly! Paeton also wore a very special bib that had her name embroidered in it.

I think she knew yesterday was a special day. She was SO EXCITED getting in her princess dress before church. She kept clapping her hands together and flashing me that darling smile she has. As you can see by how I'm going on and on....I felt she looked just amazing. Such a mommy/daughter moment.

I've recapped as best I can with the pictures I had below. I'm getting more pictures from Karen and Brooke so I'll keep updating as they come in. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Paeton in her entire dedication ensemble.
Paeton clapping her hands together in excitement.

Paeton showing off the entire dress. She's sitting on a white blanket my nana had made for me when I was her age.

Paeton and Grandma Ulrich snuggling at our house after the ceremony.

Paeton saying a little prayer.

Paeton showing off her bracelet. She did so well wearing this all day. Never tried to take it off which was such a miracle!

Christening balloons for Paeton - everything was themed violet in honor of her middle name :)

Having a great time at the reception at our house.

Trying to crawl in that big dress!
Paeton with her Godparents, John and Brooke.
No morning nap + lots of people = meltdown for P :(

All better now - here's Paeton pictured with daddy and daddy's Godparents, Mike & Joan.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weekend Recap

Here's a recap of our weekend with pictures to follow along.
Getting ready to leave for school this past Friday. Paeton is sporting a pair of 'Baby Legs' which are leg warmers for our little ones. They allow you to change diapers in a snap which was key this day because our little P was pooping hourly. She had a little stomach virus that was moving through her so to speak :)
Here's a better view of how you can make these work. She just has a onesie on with a graphic tee on top, cardigan sweater and then the baby legs. No pants to pull down, no shoes to take off. It's a snap and still a cute look for the little one! Can you tell my boss is the SVP of Art, Trend and Design???
Paeton was invited to her first birthday party for her friend Hannah who turned 2. It was an elmo themed party and here's the card I made for her.
Paeton at the party - a little shy at first.
All 3 of us having a great time.
Paeton movin' and groovin' at the party.
Hannah with her very delicious Elmo cake.

Paeton playing with Hannah's new kitchen - she loved it!
Paeton's first ride as a big girl in the shopping cart. I'm sure other shoppers in Sam's Club thought I was nuts taking pictures of her but I don't care!

Having a great time shopping with mommy and daddy.