We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here is me just blogging...Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that eased my fears and made this blog possible. I'll just jump right in. Again, sorry for the pictures...they are ALL out of order as usual.
This is Marley with her first attempt at eating spaghetti. I think next time I will cut the noodles smaller. But, she liked noodles!Oh! And you can see our handy dandy new "high chair" it clamps right onto our table. It's nice with our little apartment. We figured this kind is good for now and when we have another in the future we will just buy a booster type "high chair" that straps on to our chairs.
Here is a picture of Marley's new Christmas pj's. They are bright pink and they have curious George on them. Appropriate for her in every way.
Here is Marley with her pink Pooh hat on and she is the boss of under the table. I'm convinced she has special conferences under there with all those little tables (chairs).
Here is the cupboard. I've shown you pictures of her digging through this cupboard before but this was the first time she has ever actually climbed in and sat. We put yogurt and butter tubs in this cupboard so it can be HER cupboard. And she loves it! You can also see that our rice maker is in there too. Our kitchen is too small for Marley to have a WHOLE cupboard to herself.
She loves the exersaucer but mostly just to walk around it and play with the toys. She doesn't like to be IN the seat anymore...just around or under.
This is a picture Nathan took. I liked it a lot.
Nathan's mom gave him a disc shooter for Christmas and Marley loves to put the discs in her mouth and go about her business. It's super funny. I know, I know...it's probably a choking hazard so we took pictures and then put the discs away. But, oh so cute.


While we were in Utah we got to see just a few friends. This is Marlayna and Marlayna!

Here is Leah and Marlayna.
Here is Sam (my nephew) in a predicament. He tried to walk across my parent's yard, in the snow. Well right in the middle of the yard he lost a shoe in the snow. He hopped around and tried to pull his shoe out. It was quite a sight. He was pretty mad that Julie and I were laughing. We're jerks.




Marley loves to try and help with everything. Here she is helping her dad push the grocery cart. She gets so proud of herself when she does big people stuff.


This is Sam, Julie and Marley enjoying their craziness.

Yeah, out of order. Sorry. Here's the tale end of her proud face. Look at me! I'm doing something big!
Here she is Christmas morning with her toys and the Pooh hat on. Grandpa Alger gave her two little hats. They're so cute!
Daddy and Marley opening up presents! I really thought she'd be all into ripping the paper and stuff, because she loves ripping paper out of books.....not that she has done that a lot but, she tries! She wasn't really into the whole present thing. Maybe it was just too early...even though we let her sleep in.
I just thought this picture was hilarious. I can't remember what was going on or why I was taking this picture but Marley kinda looks disgusted or something.

We took a few pictures of Marley with this nutcracker in front of my mom's tree and then we used the pictures for some presents we made. This one was my favorite but, it's kinda fuzzy.

This is a picture of Marley on her second airplane. Her first airplane was from Omaha to Denver and it was full so we had to check the car seat and Nathan held her. She did great! There was a kid that sat next to us that was about 15 or 16 and it was his first time flying. He was flying to Denver to go snowboarding with his cousins. He was way excited. He totally reminded me of my cousin Steven. Steven is in Spain on a mission!
Anyway, back to this picture of Marley on her second airplane. She did great on the second airplane too. She liked being in her car seat and looking at both of our faces, right next to her. And this picture is full of binky! Marley said bye bye to her binkies this past Monday. It's been a little rough but she is pulling through.

Here is the picture of Marley on her first airplane ride. And you can see that kid that sat by us. He was a nice kid.

Well, that's all for now folks. Natasha, I haven't forgotten about the Renaissance Man post...it's coming. It will be about Nathan again, so I'll wait a little bit. Thank you again for all the good suggestions and encouragement. We love you all so much!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I've been scared to blog...

I'm not exactly sure where this fear has come from, exactly, but it paralyzed me into not blogging. Well, I guess the truth is, I've felt overwhelmed about what to blog about. There seems to be so much to cover from our trip to Utah, for Christmas. And then there is stuff to blog about since we got back. I don't want to bore anyone to tears with a travel itinerary or a play by play of our lives. And posting pictures on the blog always seems like such a chore.

So, I'm taking requests. What would you like me to blog about? Something about our Christmas trip? Something random but, interesting? President Obama's inauguration? Digital Scapbooking? The scientific elements of fly paper? That one would kinda be out of season since there are no flies in the cold winter wasteland...I MEAN wonderland. Should I blog about the weather? I guess I just need a jumping off point from being totally out of blogger for so long.

Maybe nobody cares anymore...since I haven't blogged for so long? Maybe everyone has given up on this blog? I'm sure Julie will tell me what she wants to read about. Please help the overwhelmed.