Tuesday, May 31, 2011


We received so many wonderful gifts for Sidney, I keep trying to make time to post some of our most unique ones but time seems to just slip away each day I am home with Sidney.  He is smiling all the time and has developed a liking for some interesting things.
Sidney loves:

1.) looking at himself in the mirror
2.) Having the vacuum cleaner run when he is fussy
3.) He actually cracks up when you whistle for him
4.) Windy days- he sticks out his tongue to feel the air
5.) And he loves to go for walks in the Baby Bjorn (thanks to the Lamms for that great gift!!!)

Here we are modeling it.....

The youngest and the oldest nephew in the family....

Last weekend, Sidney and I went to DeWitt for a party for my oldest nephew Caulin who joined the army and was heading off to Bootcamp.  It was so strange to see Caulin in his army uniform, he just doesn't seem old enough to be a soldier!  I will be thinking of him a lot this summer and hope he is ready for the workout he will receive!  I gave him a pile of self-addressed envelopes so I hope we all hear from him soon. 

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sidney is one month old!

I can't believe how different my life is in only one month!  Yesterday Sid was a month old and I was able to celebrate my first mother's day!  We had a great day together. Jeremy bought me a retractable clothesline AND installed it!  We took Sid to the garden center and bought some plants and seeds to begin our garden.  We spent the afternoon in the yard, Sidney hung out in the shade of a tree in the backyard where he was promptly pooped on by a squirrel- HA!

Sidney is amazing! He is growing very fast but still in his newborn outfits and diapers.  He gets fussy in the evening but is sleeping well at night. Last night I got 5 straight hours of sleep!!!! Sidney loves taking baths with Jeremy in the evenings.  He has the best facial expressions and keeps us laughing all the time with them.  Here are a few great pictures from our first month together!

Friday, May 06, 2011

My birthday!

What a great birthday!
We took Sidney to Panera for a bagel on Saturday before heading off to Waterloo's claim of having the "world's Largest Garage Sale."  We spent several hours and almost 20 bucks at it, returning home with great new treasures and cute clothes for Sid. 
We had our first babysitter on Saturday night so Jeremy and I could attend Roller Derby- Cedar Falls Vs. Cedar Rapids!  It was great fun, but Cedar Falls lost!  Since I was wearing my Cedar Rapids Roller Girls shirt, I admit I was not too disappointed! I had my first beer since August- it was great!!!
Four couples that attended Roller Derby with us came over afterward and we had cake and ice cream. Sarah had a birthday on the 4th of May so we got two cakes to celebrate! It was a great chance for everyone to meet Sidney (who cried almost the whole time we were gone!)
Sarah and Zak gave me this great birthday book!