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We have been married since 2001. Lived in our current house since 2003. Had a baby girl in 2007. What will be next?

Monday, June 30, 2008

Up, down, all around...

Oh geez. I forgot to update yesterday and didn't remember until just now.

That is Seema's theme song at the moment. It's all she does. Up, down, all around.

  • Seema is now an expert at pulling up. She does it all day long and can't get enough of it. On the couch, on the exersaucer, on the chairs, in her crib. She's working on the bathtub.
  • Punit's official last day of work at LSI is tomorrow! Wow how these last few weeks have drug by. He has an interview for a part-time job this afternoon.
  • I recently accepted a job offer. Starting July 15th I will be the Help Desk Manager here. So excited!
  • We have been seeing a lot of Grandma and Aunt Lizzie lately. With me being busy with photo session and daycare being on vacation this week it's been nice having people around that can watch you.
  • Grandma has plans for our yard! It will be looking so much more beautiful soon. The flower garden was weeded and marigolds and bushes were planted. The side of the garage is getting adored with lilies in bright reds, pinks, and oranges. The sides of the driveway are getting flowering bushes.
  • Plans for a possible patio, redoing a few of the siding panels, and painting the house will be the projects to tackle next summer.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Update coming this weekend

I will be posting a major update over this weekend, probably Sunday.
I have been taking pictures daily but haven't had anytime to get on the computer while at home this week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Obsessed

I created a new blog of things I like/want.

Check it out: http://blueskydreamin.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 22, 2008

An Orange-Kinda Day

We had all things orange for lunch today.
cantelope. carrots. cheese quesidillas. squash.

Seema ate her popisicle all by herself today. Or atleast she tired! It was just too cold to finish...


I have more of this series that I'll upload tomorrow.
I'm off to bed.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Weekend Madness

I finally got around to de-grassing some of my garden and planted the marigolds. I like them! Going to try and keep them alive for awhile.

Seema and I took a drive to find a new spot for some photos. I put her in one of her new pretty dresses that she got for her birthday and I went in search of a meadow. No such luck and the sun was getting dimmer by the minute so this is where we ended up. I'm still struggling with her looking at the camera. Today she took off in the other direction when I got it out. :(


Extra Friday pictures just for you...

yum, wild blackberries


We strolled through the Farmer's Market this morning. Didn't come home with anything from there, instead stopped by Dillon's for their awesomely priced fruit this week!

Filled up Seema's pool this afternoon. It only sat out in the 82 F warmness, filled with water for 1
hour and the water was nice and sun-warmed. She had a blast for the 20 minutes that I let her play before nap time. She loves the slide in it and can't get enough of going down it, she now tries to climb back up it. She also puts her face down in the water to get a drink. It's hilarious!
... pictures to come later this summer.

Yeah Mom I know I'm not doing what you want me to. Here's your one shot to get it right, today!

Proof!! that she knows how to pull up and get to stuff.

Stay tuned...365 project pictures for Sunday will be posted tomorrow!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

She's figuring everything out...

all at once! Tonight she showed me that she now knows how to pull up on furniture.
Seema you amaze me everyday. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.


We hung out at the fountains tonight with Aunt Lizzie.

You, of course, did not want to look at the camera again. *rolling my eyes!*

Big Announcement

This is probably the most exciting news in the past 6 months.


For now it's just an army crawl, but she's actually able to get around while on her belly, since she figured out how to push off with her feet and legs. YAY!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bit of Internet Browsing...

I found these cute little smock dresses that I'd love to see Seema in.

I so want one of these to lounge around in this summer.


Couldn't get Seema to look at the camera for anything tonight. She so loves watching the "big kids" run around and play.

We did see some ducks by the lake, or um... the big pond.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dreaming of a green thumb...

My Mom gave me these marigolds to transplant in my own "garden". Currently my "garden" consists of 1 rose bush (that has lived for 3 years without me watering it), and grass.


We're thinking some special breed of lilies would look good on the side of the garage too. They apparently can go without frequent watering for a week. Now that's my kind of plant!

Ho, hum... nothing but the usual went on today!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sitters & Movers

Long weekend of babysitting and moving!

Saturday I babysat 3 extra kids. A 6 year old, 17 month old, 4 month old, Seema. Colleen came over to help out. WHEW!! The 3 youngest were a handful themselves. lol It was only for 3 hours and after they left Seema and I both took 1 hour naps.

We helped Lizz & Matt move Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Their new 2 bedroom house is cute. The bedrooms are very good in size. Larger than Seema's & guest rooms that we have.

We played outside in the grass for a bit this evening. Had to go back inside before the chiggers came out.


  • Seema got her 6th tooth yesterday/last night. It's her 4th on the top!
  • She learned how to high five.

Few extra from the day...


Early Father's Day gift from me & Seema to Punit yesterday.

(not the best photo of it, it was too dark in the house)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Look at that cute little baby in the window...

the one with the bottle in her mouth!

Hanging out at the garage sale. I was tempted to put a FOR SALE sign on her to see what people would say.


And another for the whole "bean bag lounging" effect. ;)

Updates of the day:
  • Seema had her 1 yr check up today. Stats: weight: 19lbs 11oz, height: 28 inches (stats at birth: weight: 6lbs 14oz, height 19 inches). She only had to get one shot and did very well after the nurse gave her a toy and then while walking out she had to giggle at all the other nurses at the desk so she totally forgot that she was hurting by the time we got to the car.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Love to use my teeth!

Yes, that's right! Seema loves to use her 5 teeth, yes 5!!


She had her first apples with peanut butter and loved it.

check out the size of that bite!


Mom there is absolutely no need for forks or spoons when your hands can do the job so well!! Sort of sounds like something Punit would say. hmmm....

This past windy weekend she tried out her brand-spanking new pool that Grandma gave her for her birthday. She absolutely loves it!

Other updates...
  • Seema now knows how to pull up in her crib, so Punit had to lower it (for the first time!) today. So scary last night when she did that and I had no clue she knew how to.
  • The countdown had begun, well it started about a year ago when Punit was put on 3rd shift. He officially has 10 days of 3rd shift left!! Of course, they aren't ten days in a row, instead they have to drag it out for another 2 and a half weeks.
  • Each day I'm falling more in love with my second love... photography. I've been meeting with clients and working on marketing documents.

I am starting a 365 project on this blog! This means that I am committing to picking up my camera and taking pictures every day for a year. I will try to post daily, but we all know that life sometimes takes over...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fun at the fountains

Seema loves playing in these fountains. Too bad they didn't pop much while we were here this time. More of them to come this summer. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to Seema

Seema turned ONE on May 29th.

This was taken Friday night.

Her birthday party was yesterday.
The theme was butterfly garden.
the decorations. the guests. the cake. the presents. the favors.
we had a blast!