Sunday, August 30, 2009

Zoe's Cake

My sister constantly amazes me. When we showed up at her daughter, Zoe's, 2nd Birthday party we settled in and I pulled out my camera. I immediately came over to the cake to take a few snap shots in case something happened to it (there were many a kiddo there that could have done something to it). It was a jungle/zoo/safari type theme and from the looks of the cake, I assumed my sister bought it somewhere. But No!! She made it! My sister actually made this amazing cake! How cute is it?!

Sleep (or lack of)

People always joke with you that until your kid sleeps at night you will have to just manage on next to no sleep. I always thought people did that as a way to bond with other people or to say, see, you are about to find out why I'm always tired. Like many others we had our share of sleepless nights with our daughter. She finally started to sleep through the night at a year. It was a long year but we thought we were golden after it became a habit. And then every few weeks teething gets in the way and we lose that sleep. So what people don't tell you is that your kiddo may start sleeping through the night but then it all goes away. I have learned to survive on less than 5 hours of sleep over the last 2 years but never dreamed that was possible. Also, the days of me getting more than 3 hours of consistent sleep are gone. I was never good at going back to sleep after I was awake...hah, if I didn't master that I would be a zombie by now. Even though I may groan if I just went back to sleep and its my turn (already) to get up with the kiddo, there is nothing like snuggling with your child at 3am (even if it is the 5th time that night). It's hard to get upset or mad when they look at you with their little eyes (that you can see yourself in) and they are whispering your name.

So, to all of those Moms and Dads starting this adventure, it gets better. You do learn to deal with little to no sleep and it eventually doesn't make such an impact on your day. But, a word of caution (as stated above), just because your bundle of joy starts sleeping through the doesn't mean it will last forever so cherish those nights where you get your much needed sleep!

Urgent Libbygibber

Libby loves to just isn't in english. We call it Libberish or Libbenese. This is a conversation Jim and Libby had on the way home from date night last week. We're trying to get her to calm down while driving home...this is the result. Urgent talking to Dadda.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Libby sliding on the playground in Suson Park. She had a blast!

Flashlight Fun

Libby found a flashlight and thought it was really funny to play with it.

We did it!!

Well, we have officially, as of last Thursday, moved into our new house! YAY! We love it here. I never realized that we were on top of each other in the old house but apparently we were. Now we can be on different floors and not hear the people on the opposite floors. CRAZY!

My main concern with moving is how Libby would react. She's doing a lot better than I expected. The first couple of nights she woke up scared but after that she was fine. Her new room is twice as big as her old room so we were able to put some of her toys in her room. Now she insists on putting every single stuffed animal in her crib before she goes to bed. Seriously. And she has a lot too.

So all is good in the Ski household now. =) We're trying to get completely settled now but it isn't too hard....we're really content here!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Diaper Fun

Libby decided Fozzie needed a diaper change. After 10 minutes of set up, I finally got to run and get my phone to record this video.

Dance Party!

Our first dance party in the new house. Libby was a little tired after running sprints from the front door to the couches...

Libby Playing in the new house

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Libby Reading

This is Libby reading "Good Night Gorilla" momma's way...when we get to the page with just the eyes I normally make a "bwhua" sound and I guess she likes it. =)