Sunday, April 26, 2009

April is ending

Here are some recent pictures. Yes, Raina does sleep sometimes. (And this is not even the oddest position in which she sleeps.) Also, a cute picture from Raindrop Daycare where she was hanging out in a wagon. This afternoon we had some fun at the beach.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Trailer Ride

Steve took Raina for a ride in the trailer today. The weather was great!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Raindrop Childcare on Tax Day

Here are some photos of Raindrop Childcare on April 15th.

This first one is Raina and Christian with Mercedes, Raina's favorite caregiver. Mercedes is like a favorite aunt - Raina simply love's her. Raina looks for her when we arrive at Raindrop in the morning. It is comforting to know that Raina is in good hands while we are working.

The second photo is Raina and Christian - her buddy - having some Cherios at breakfast time. Raina and Christian like to giggle and have fun together. Christian is the granddaughter of one of our school's kindergarten teachers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A 90 Degree Day

It was unseasonably hot today! We all went to the Flamingo Park Pool after school. Mommy and Daddy each did 30 lengths (15 laps). They took turns taking care of Raina.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fun at the thrift store.

We went to the Flamingo Plaza thrift stores. Raina had some fun with some toys there - we often find the best toys there actually! The photo is blurry, but that is because she kept moving.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Raina at 10 Months!

Raina is now 10 months! It's hard to believe. It's been tough but we're surviving. Last night Raina slept 7 hours in a row! It's exciting for me. Now when people ask us, "Is she sleeping through the night?" We can honestly answer, "Yes!" (Medically speaking, sleeping through the night for a child of her age is 6 hours in a row.) Over the last couple if days, we've been "training" Raina to go to sleep on her own. She's been doing a really good job. The first night (Wednesday) she cried for 40 minutes. (We'd check in on her to reassure her every 5-8 minutes. The next night, only one check and she went to sleep in about 15 minutes. Last night we didn't have to go in at all. Even when she woke up at 3:20 (after going to sleep at about 8:30), it only took a about 5 minutes to get her back to sleep.

On Thursday, Steve's parents came to town. They purchased a small condo down the street from us that they plan to use when they visit and to also rent out to vacationers. Yesterday, Steve went with them to IKEA for a marathon shopping trip. You forget how much you have to buy when you are furnishing a new place from scratch - even a tiny place like this one.

The previous night (Thursday) we went for a walk at the newly reopened South Pointe Park. Below is a photo.

Raina also has some bad diaper rash. I am pretty convinced it is from rubbing on her diaper. She's never had any diaper rash until now. We've been letting her go around bottomless, which has been VERY effective. If you know of a baby with diaper rash, tell the parents to let 'em go commando! (See photo below.)

Additionally, she just saved us about $.30 since she just pooped on the floor! Nice one.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Boxes Blocks Game

One of Raina's latest favorite games.

At Raindrop Childcare

A fellow teacher at Fienberg Fisher - whose grandaughter is on the left in the video - took this video at Raina's daycare - Raindrop Childcare Center.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

at the pool

Finally the Flamingo Park baby pool is warm enough for a swim!