Mon 29- Drove allll day to Utah. Poor Carrie stuck it out for about 9 hours, but then it was bedtime and she was done being in the car. The last couple hours were no fun for anyone.
Tues 30- We went to Lagoon. Carrie hung out wiht Grandma Lori all day while Justin and I enjoyed the rides.
Wed 1- We visited a few friends in Rexburg who hadn't ever met Carrie. We moved away a month before she was born.
Thurs 2- Hung out all day with family. Carrie started to get a yucky cough and we were worried because two of my little cousins had just found out they had bronchitis the day before. We bought a humidifier and some baby Vicks. Luckily it only lasted a few days and we never had to go to the doctor.
Fri 3- We visited the Museum of Idaho: Titanic Artifacts. When we started the tour, they gave each person a 'ticket' and the name and story of a real person who was on the Titanic. At the end, you got to see if 'you' survived or not. Justin was the only one who 'died'.
Sat 4th of July- We had train wreck breakfast at my Grandparents', a BBQ and little home fireworks in the afternoon and then watched the big fireworks by the Snake River. Carrie slept through all the loud firework booms.
Sun 5- Church, more hanging out, big family dinner and a matching-outfits-photo-shoot with the other great-granddaughters.
Mon 6- We had a daytime camping trip at my Aunt and Uncle's lakeside property in the mountains. Complete with smores, and dutch oven dinner. We set up the pack-n-plays about 20 ft away from the main circle under the trees for baby naps.
Tues 7- Another long day in the car, dinner at Denny's, and a night in a hotel. Carrie slept under the bathroom counter. (We didn't bring our own pack-n-play, we had borrowed one in Idaho).
Wed 8- Finally came back home!
In other exciting news, Carrie is sitting up! She'll last between 30 seconds and a minute by herself and then loses her balance, but she's learning really fast. She is now grabbing at EVERYTHING. If you have something that she doesn't, she'll leap out of the arms of whoever is holding her to try to get it. Or if she's playing on her tummy and can't reach something, she's actually started to scootch a tiny bit (worm style) to try to get it. She's also getting pretty good at holding her bottle. We're in the middle of the shift from breastmilk to formula so as soon as we make sure she doesn't have any reactions to that, we'll be starting rice cereal! I know we could have started a lot earlier, but we just didn't ever get around to it. She's started to watch us eat and try to grab our food, so I guess she's ready. :) Keep an eye out for pictures and video of her trying out cereal in the near future. She's flown past the newborn stage and is ready to plunge into adorable high-maintenance movin, cruisin, big baby!
Just practicing for a cell phone
The three great-granddaughters, Elli, Crystal, and Carrie
Carrie with Elli, (Elli's mom Emily is my [Rebecca's] cousin and we have a picture just like this from when we were babies)
She loves to color, and is actually pretty good at holding a pen
A little light reading to pass the time on the long drive
Her new stuffed mouse named "Denny". The waitress at Denny's got it out of the claw machine for her.
Grabbing for the bottle
Carrie's bed in the hotel on the drive home
Riding 4 wheelers. Vroom vroom!
Borrowing a cousin's Bumbo chair
A day of camping
Her favorite new face... We're not sure where it came from
Sitting up all by herself!
Sucking on her own foot
She rolled under the coffee table
Friday, July 10, 2009
Posted by Rebecca at 5:14 PM