Sunday, August 31, 2008

Somethings are made easier with parenthood

Today we celebrated Marco's Dad's birthday. Every year we shop around looking for something to buy him as a gift and every year it's sheer torture. We shop and shop and shop and shop and everything just seems so lame. A person can only get so excited about scratch off lottery tickets, right?

So this year, now that Sadie is here, the gift giving was easy... what more could a grandparent want but a framed picture of their new grandaughter in her pretty new dress. So here is the picture we framed for Opa Fons.

And as suspected... he loved it! My Mom also got a Sadie related gift her her birthday... a T-shirt with Sadie's picture and underneath it said "I'm Grandma Kelly's #12". Ahhhh, a little relief from racking our brains trying to think of a gift! Thank God Grandparents are easy to please. Whew!

While we were taking the above photo we also took the below shot. How cute is she chewing on her fingers? She looks so tiny amongst all of the stuffed animals.

She turned one month old today. Wow! She is eating so much better now and her little cheeks are becoming chubbier. Things are going so much better for all of us... she's starting to smile (although we haven't been able to capture it on camera yet) when I tickle her cheeks and chin. She's spending more time awake. She's turning her head to the sound of our voices and following object with her eyes. She's just being her amazing little self. We're truly one little happy family!


Erin said...

Oh, she looks so sweet:) I can't believe it's been a month already! Glad to hear things are going better, hope it keeps up!

Sarah L said...

She is adorable--glad the feeding thing is working itself out and that Dr. Asshat was better this week. Maybe he was just having a bad day?

Regarding grandparent gifts--our favorite one is a ceiva frame. It's a digital frame that plugs into their internet connection so that you can send new pictures to it from wherever you are. I don't know if it works outside the US or not (to get pics--you should be able to send them from anywhere), but all of the grandparents have them (and most of the great-grandparents) and it is awesome. You do have to pay a monthly fee (which you can do up to 3 years at a time), but we just use that as our perpetual gift to the grandparents--and you may be able to split that cost with siblings or cousins, too.

AGirlWorthLosing said...

She is completely precious.