Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Beach baby

We were at Burdette Park today for 2 hours and Lauren LOVED it!! She laughed and smiled and splashed and played and fell down and got back up and took off her hat and had a ball! Tuesdays are half price day at the park, which was great to boot. Oh! And by the way, she was slathered in sunscreen, I was not. Guess who is now bright red and going to be very sorry tomorrow...

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Going, going, going...

It seems that these beautiful days of summer make us go, go, go, go. I don't mind. I hope Lauren doesn't either. For her, and really for me, we make daily (well, almost) trips to the park. She really likes the swings. I do to. She is also a fan of the slide. I just enjoy her so much more than I ever knew I would or could. She is the light of my everyday and I just can't explain how much I love her and am amazed by her more every day. (sappy, but true!)

Monday, June 21, 2004


I have exciting news!! Today, for the first time in so many months, I put Lauren in her crib at naptime and she went to sleep on her own! I just can't believe it!! She is on top of her blanket and bunny, but she is asleep. I wonder how long she will sleep? Most days 2-3 hours, so far 1 1/2 hours. Not too bad for a first try!!
I'll say it again, Woo-Hoo!!

Friday, June 18, 2004

New found fun

Besides the park and pool, we have a new favorite place. Hands on Discovery was a HUGE hit today!! Some crying when we left even! Though I am sorry for the tears, I am happy we got a family membership for a year. I will have to use the membership a few times to pay for it, but since everyone costs $4 a visit, we have already use $12 of the $45 cost to join. I am so glad that there are neat things for kids to do here. Now, if we could just get a children's museum and aquarium...

Sunday, June 13, 2004


Lauren is still taking a bottle three or four times a day. I think that is fine, too. Some people ask why she still takes one and I answer, "Because she is still a baby." Why make kids grow so fast? So a bottle it will be.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


We have gone to the park a lot more lately. Lauren seems to love the swing the best of all. Next in line of favorites is trash on the ground. YUCK!! Why are babies attracted to the very most disgusting things that they can find?
Yesterday at the park was a very cute little boy who ran up to Lauren, she waved at him and he hugged her then said, "Bye!" and ran off. Later, he ran up and hugged her again, but this time he accidentally knocked her down. Still a little unsure on her feet. When she got up, she followed him around.
John said, "Wouldn't it be neat if in 25 years we were talking to a boy's parents and realized..." It would be neat.
Off to the pool and park today.
I love summer!! Outdoors is the place to be!

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Baby steps

How many steps can a baby take in one day? I think I would like to put a pedometer on Lauren and answer that question. This weekend, she walked all over the French Lick Springs Resort and Lane's Motel. Most of the time, she was barefooted. She likes her shoes, but I thought, while she's young and can get away with it, why not? She waved to almost everyone. Smiled and talked a lot. All around, she was the hit of the weekend. Quite the party animal too. She was awake until almost 11 p.m. one night, and the same the next night. Walking, almost running, makes a girl tired too. I know it makes me tired to "chase" her. And with that said, I am off to bed.
More later...