Friday, March 18, 2011

Shower for you as arrival day closes in...

Hey Lu bear,

So I'm a bit late in updating this but last sunday (the 13th) was your baby shower. Some family and friends were kind enough to play photographer so I could participate with your momma. Both Grandma Shelly and Grandma Laurie and your aunts put on a great mexican buffet chicken for me, beef for everyone and a soy version for momma. She doesn't like dead animals for food as you will learn soon enough. Actually she doesn't like dead animals no matter what, I hope you get that trait too.
But I digress, your family decorated the hall of one of the churches in Marshall really beautiful and there were little chocolates on the table. There was a delicious cake too.

Aunt Robin, Grandma Laurie, Momma, Dad, Aunt Jenny, Cousin Juila

Grandma Shelly, Momma, Dad, Great-Grandma Bonnie

You got a great deal of presents to help us get ready for you to be comfortable when you come home with us. I can't even describe how generous our friends and family have been. You are one lucky girl for how many people that love you and haven't even met you but only seen your protruding home in Momma's belly. Your Great Grandma Bonnie was there and got you some cute things. Aunt Robin wrote down everything that you received so you can see how nice everyone was when you get older.
Some of your family gave you some money so Momma and I opened up a bank account for you, hopefully we will teach you the right way to save money.
When we got home from the days festivities your Aunt Karla, Uncle Rob, cousins Alyssa and Autumn came over to help us bring all your new things in the house. Mom and I tried to rearrange your room to fit everything but I broke my toe moving a chair. Your mom was more worried about it than me, so we focused on the smaller things. We set up all the bedding in your crib and now its super stylish.
The next day Grandma Laurie and Aunt Jenny stopped over with your cousin Julia. Aunt Jenny and your mom really put your room together so now there is enough room in there that you can roll and crawl around to your hearts desire. Its looking like a real room fit for a little lady.
The weather is getting nice and your kitty Elle Louise is getting really excited and makes me open the windows in your room so she can hear all the birds while she sits next to your crib.
Today I packed up your diaper bag which looks really rad and even matches your bedding. I think your mom is getting really excited to take you for walks in your new stroller since its gonna be really nice outside when you arrive which is awesome because you get to bask in the warm summer before having to be super bundled up when we go outside. I can't wait to take you to the beach.
I started last night to write in your baby book. I can't add too much because some of the information won't be accurate if I add now. Plus there are some things that Momma's gotta help jog my memory on because the first month we realized you were gonna arrive was a big blur.
We are also planning on printing out this blog we've been writing to you so you will be able to read one day all the times we wrote to you. Maybe you'll get a kick out of it and not be embarrassed by your parents but I'm pretty sure we'll embarrass you plenty throughout your life so by the time you read all of them you will be use to it.
OK well I'm cleaning up the apartment so your Momma can come home to a clean place after work and relax.
Lookin' forward to see you Peapod.

Love Dad

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Your room is coming together nicely little girl.

Hey there Lu bear,
So this past weekend your mom and I assembled your dresser that Grandma Shelly and Grandpa Chris bought you. It was one hell of a pain in the butt. It took us a few hours of putting some of it together then taking it apart. The directions were as crystal clear as Louisiana swamp water. Finally once we got it all together minus one drawer we noticed that the last drawer had two of the same part and thats one of the reasons were having so much trouble. But alas we got the problem solved the next day and last night your mom was filling your dresser with all the clothes you have gotten already.
Little girl you have tons more clothes than I do. But your mom still has us both beat. haha.
Plus yours and your mom's baby shower is coming up very soon so you will have many more things I'm sure. It will be interesting to see everyone together.
Then it's just a hop, skip and a jump until you pop outta your momma.
Thats the real fun begins.
We all also went to your cousin Julia's baptism and then went over to your Aunt and Uncle's house for a bit. It was a good weekend, minus the frustration the dresser was giving us, but we accomplished putting it together ourselves without help from anyone else.

Your mom demands that you come into the world with a full head of hair since you have been giving her tons of heartburn. Apparently that means you're gonna be hairy. Maybe you'll be a wolf-girl. Who knows, even if thats the case I'll love ya anyway. Probably means we'll just have to shave your face more than I shave mine. hahaha

Looking forward to seeing you sometime in April.

Love dad.