Thursday, December 16, 2010

A cousin, ice & some little things.....

I am SO excited to announce that Scarlett has received her 1st, 1st cousin today!!!! Mitch's older brother Matt and his wife Sarah joyfully welcomed Matthew Travis Owen II into the world today. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz and is 20.5 inches long. We have just seen a small picture of him, but he looks darling! I told Scarlett she had a cousin named Matthew and she grinned from ear to ear. I am sure they will have a blast together in years to come being only 8 months apart. We are so excited and just wish there were not so many miles separating us. We were on pins and needles all day awaiting text message updates... here is Mitch receiving something exciting....

We received a nice dose of freezing rain last night and are now surrounded by ice. Lots and lots of ice. In preparation for "Winter Storm 2010," last night I did all of the laundry in the house (just in case we were to lose electricity), sent Mitch to the grocery for some essentials including batteries, located all of our candles and drafted a plan of action in the event we lost power which consisted of calling Aunt Barbie and screaming HELP! (she just lives steps away from us, ha!). Well, it was quite a let-down because nothing exciting happened except that my knuckles started bleeding from folding so much laundry! I have to admit, I am suffering a little bit from cabin fever.

Here is our little monkey baby after bath time tonight....

If you are reading this, will you please pray for me? Scarlett has been getting up at least 3 times a night and the last 2 nights she has stayed up from midnight until 2:00 a.m. I thought I was going to lose it last night. I know that there are much, much worse things in life. I am so thankful for a healthy, perfect, growing baby girl, but I feel like the walls are caving in when I am going on very little sleep. Okay, my sob story is over... please just pray!

This is a new rug Scarlett is sitting on. My parents gave it to us as an early Christmas present. It is great because it makes the living room so much warmer and Scarlett can play on it really safely. We have been playing on it all day the last few days. Thank you daddy and mama!

Scarlett found this hairband on my bed earlier and was mesmerized by it.... it is the little things I tell you. Speaking of little things.....

This is totally random. I went to a Christmas party the other night with our "life-group" and received this in a white-elephant gift exchange:

I was elated to receive this somewhat odd gift... I can just see all of my pots and pans shining beautifully as they sit idle in the cabinet. Now to find the time to scrub them all.

Another one of the little things I thought I would let you know... MultiGrain Cheerios are really good.

And finally, I mentioned that I have been working on some blankets as Christmas gifts. Here is the one I am making for Scarlett.

This thing has tried to get the best of me but let me just say that I will not go down without a fight! I am really trying to persevere and finish it. I mean, how hard can it be to add satin binding to a fleece blanket? Little did I know. At one point I completely finished one side and it looked so awful that I just cut it off. Oy vey! This is a good outlet for my cabin fever.

Well, I think I will go have a little snack (multigrain cheerios) and then hit the hay because who knows when my little night owl might get up.

Thanks for reading! Nighty, night.

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  1. Erin,
    Will be praying Scarlett starts sleeping better! It is so tough getting up! As a mommy I struggle the most with sleep issues. Canon is doing the same thing now that we have moved! Whew! I am sure it won't last too long with Scarlett. Canon goes through stages like that and it will only last a couple of days. She isn't teething is she?

    Praying tonight is a good night!

    Rachel Rainer

  2. Rachel,
    It is such a mommy struggle. It is weird because she did this at 6 months too... wanting to get up and stay up. I am glad to know Canon is doing the same thing because that just reaffirms it is a stage -- I am not glad for your sake though! I hope your all's move is going well. Goodness, I bet y'all are worn out. I am praying for you, and all 3 of your sweet boys.
    Thank you for your prayers... she only got up 2 times last night and went right back to sleep. Hallelujah. I don't think she is teething... but I can never be sure.
    Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend!

  3. Oh Sweet Erin,
    I will pray for you and little Scarlett! The whole learning to sleep process is so hard for both baby and mommy. Go down for naps, well....lets just say have become rather unpleasant in the Shore household. Sending prayers, love and hopefully some shut-eye your way. If I don't talk to you or see before... Merry Christmas to you all!

    Emily & Evelyn

  4. Thank you, Emily!! I will say a prayer for you and your sweet girl too. Our nights have gotten much better... hoping the same for nap-time for y'all. xoxo!