Friday, September 07, 2007

Eight months old!

I know, I know, it's been a whole month since I've posted last. I'm sorry! Jeff's computer had problems, and I didn't have internet access for long enough to post... So, Caiden is eight months old! Thanks to our friend, Kelsey Linduff, we have beautiful pictures of her too! These are the first "purposeful photo-op" pics we've had done. That is if you don't count her Grandmas and Aunts and Uncles taking numerous pictures of her at all times. ) Here are just a few...




And finally~



In other news, we are back to eating solids again. I am still making them for her and freezing them in ice cube trays. So convenient! =) The only drawback is that Jeff thinks he' s going to die because her diapers are so stinky. He said to me today, "Do we have to do solids? Can't you just breastfeed her til she goes off to college?" I informed him that I wasn't that kind of mother. So sorry! Grin.

We have made inroad on our garden as well. This year we are experimenting with tomatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, zuccini, squash, onions, basil, and lettuce. We also still have some stubborn strawberry plants that are hanging around, but I'm not holding my breath...they didn't produce well for us last year. I wish we had more space - I will miss my beans this year. I'll keep you updated as we see progress.

I am loving working part time. I am job-sharing and the other interpreter and I are very like-minded so it's going beautifully. I do miss my baby-girl when I'm away, but we are both adjusting well.

Oh, I almost forgot to share about my favorite part of last month- going to Tennessee! My parents bought property up there- 70 acres to be exact. The ENTIRE family got to go - including my brother's sweet fiancee, Sarah. We had a blast. It was a lot of hard work getting settled, but it was a team effort. Everyone had a specific project that was important to them: cleaning out the creek, finding a place for everything that was staying up there, painting the kitchen in the cabin, making us meals, digging out a fire pit, mowing the field, cleaning out a space for a garden, and someone to watch Caiden. =) Next time I'm excited to get to enjoy the fruit of our labor and more "people" time. This trip was all about working, cleaning and getting settled.

That's all I have time for now. I'm hungry and I'm the one that can do something about it! =) "Til next time!

6 comments:

Mrs said...

You're the first one I actually got to hear from on the Tenn. trip! I didn't even know Caiden and Co. were there!

The picures are beautiful and capture so much. Kelsey does such great work. What a cutie!

Following Forward said...

Yay! I have been waiting for updates! These pictures are SOOO beautiful!! I love the one with her smiling! What a precious girl you have!
I bet the property in Tennessee is beautiful to! We love this part of our country- so pretty!

Phyllis said...

Is Jeff planning on diapers until college, too? :-)

DADAHAZAREJE said...

Oh, she is soooooo cute!!!!

We never had much success with strawberries either. Lots of leaves and the occasional red yummy berry that critters got to just before we did.

The rest of your garden is making me hungry. My garden is under our shed right now (we built the shed where the garden was). Now I'm gardening in between other plants all around the yard. My family has accused me of wanting to take over the whole yard for my plants - yup, it's true!

Kathy Robertson said...

Check Phyllis's blog....:-)

Jessie said...

Shannon,

I love the third picture! Totally digging the puffed sleeves! Beautiful! :D