Sunday, November 26, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a fun first big holiday with Cora. We celebrated Thanksgiving with Dobbie and Papa on Wednesday evening. Dobbie cooked up a very yummy meal with new recipes from Paula Dean. Yum, Yum! We then celebrated with Grandma and Grandpa Danner on Thursday. I cooked up that meal. I'm always so nervous about cooking the turkey and never seem to get it put in early enough. Oh well! Poor Grandpa has been under the weather, so his Thanksgiving appetite wasn't very big. He still enjoyed seeing our peanut! She was even equipped with her own turkey outfit. So cute!

We were so busy with the Thanksgiving celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, we went with Dobbie shopping in the afternoon. It wasn't too bad by the time we hit the stores. Santa got Cora an early Christmas gift. It is a Baby Einstein jumper for her to use. She is starting to sit up with help but we think soon she'll be using the jumper! Right now she is still a bit short as you can see from the picture below. Her feet don't quite touch the floor but they will soon enough! (Thank you, Dobbie!)

Poor Cora! After all of our running, she was toast on Saturday. She fussed and cried all day. Of course, I had started putting the Christmas stuff up. I didn't get very far while she was awake. During her cat naps, I worked like a wild woman! I love getting the house all decorated. I'm a sucker for the holidays...Christmas music, Christmas movies, Chrismas baking....I even love Christmas commercials!

Cora has been trying to roll. Right now she can only go to her side. I don't think she even realizes what she's doing. She's going to surprise us here one day soon and go right on over!

I took some pictures of Cora after church today to commemorate her being 4 months old on November 28. I bought the sailor dress for her last spring. I remember falling in love with it and asking Dobbie if we had a boy, if she could make it shortalls for him! HaHa! I think she looks so precious in it. Today is probably the last chance for her to wear it, as winter is coming, according to the weatherman. It has been so nice the past few days.

We hope you each had a wonderful holiday and took time to remember all of the blessings the Lord has given you this year. Bet you can't guess what we're most thankful for! CORA!!!! This past Friday marked the one year anniversary of when Kevin and I found out we were expecting. How exciting and wonderful. Look at us now! Wow!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Buckeyes are Still Number 1!!!!

We spent Saturday with Dobbie and Papa watching the big game. What a nice way to celebrate Papa's birthday which was on Thursday (except that he had to go into work that evening). What a great gift to see them beat Michigan. It was quite an event with Dobbie ringing the bell and Cora not really sure how to take all of the excitement. It was fun!

This morning I put Cora on her tummy for some tummy time. She hasn't liked this position in the past so we haven't been doing it too much lately. Boy did she surprise me. I can't believe how high she can lift her head up now! I was so proud of her. She is getting so strong.

Cora is getting a cute little bald spot on the back of her head.

Last Friday we spent the day with Grandpa and Grandma Danner. Grandma's hospice nurse was there checking on Grandma so she got to see Cora. They all love her alot! We love them so much too. Hospice is amazing and has been such a blessing to my family. I am so thankful for them this Thanksgiving.

I'm also thankful that Cora is able to still have her Grandma Danner. Everyday is an added blessing for us.

We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. So much!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Baby Parts

I was playing with IPhoto this morning and made some cute pics of Cora's precious baby parts. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Feast Day

This is my favorite picture of Cora! I edited it so I could put it back up!

Yesterday at the preschool where I work, we celebrated Thanksgiving with the preschool families. We had a yummy Thanksgiving feast together. It is always so nice and a favorite event with the families. And the food is so yummy!

Daddy brought Cora to the preschool so they could enjoy also. It was so fun to share with them. No one could believe how much Cora has grown. It is funny because the usual comment we hear is that she's still so small. Kevin and I think she is so big!

Cora even has an official Thanksgiving outfit. I noticed you can't see it very well, so I will have to get a better picture of it. It's very cute!

Here's a current picture of Art. He looks as if he is thinking, "Can we get rid of that baby yet?" He always has this look of annoyance on his face. His favorite hiding spot is under this rug by our front door. There is usually a bulge there with an orange tail sticking out. The rug isn't even soft but he is always under it, even in the summer. What a weird cat.

Well I better go. We're off to see Grandpa and Grandma Danner. It's a good thing Cora is such a good baby as we are ALWAYS on the go!


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Quilts and Cora

Cora is getting more and more expressive. Her eyes reveal everything, which means that when she's older, we'll have no problem knowing when she's telling a fib.

Coralynn when to her first craft show with Dobbie (Grandma Flick), mommy, and Aunt Lori. They were selling quilts at the show that they made. They've been busy quilting! Everyone at the show asked if Cora was for sale, or if a baby came with the quilts.

Mommy and Cora went to preschool sunday today. It's the open house at mommy's preschool where they show the crafts that the students are making. Cora was the hit of the morning.
We're getting ready for next week's Ohio State vs. Michigan college football game. Since daddy is a Buckeye, we're teaching Cora that wolverines are evil creatures. :-) In Ohio and Michigan, this game is one of the big events of the year... and since both teams are unbeaten (OSU is #1, Michigan is #2), this game will be talked about for years. Go Buckeyes!

We've updated the "All Things Cora" slideshow. It's approaching 360 photos, so you may want to speed up the slide transitions, unless you have 30 minutes. Put on some music and kick back. :-)

Here are some photos that we've taken over the past few days. Some of them are our new "favorites". Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Adjusting quite well

I eat at moms
Cora discovered that she can hold her hands together. So all day she kept looking at her hands and concentrated really hard, with her tongue sticking out, and a concerned look on her face. Her tshirt says "I eat at mom's". :-)

Daddy loves Tuesdays and Thursdays cause he spends the day with Cora while Mommy is at work. It usually starts with a short nap and then eating at 11am. After that it's time for the swing, activity mat, walking around the house, making faces, reading books, or trying to figure out why we're crying. She usually falls asleep in daddy's arms and finds herself in the Moses basket by the time mom gets home.
Pretty in Pink
Cora isn't always sure about wearing hats. Sometimes we have to be quick about things and get her in the car (she falls asleep). I love the following two photos because it shows how she always looks like she's thinking about something.
I'm not sure about this hat... I'm not sure about this hat... Standing (with a little help from Gramps)
Grandpa Danner was helping her stand up. In this photo she looks like she's preparing a karate chop. She'll be crawling around before we know it!
Standing (with a little help from Gramps) Standing (with a little help from Gramps)
Sitting up to chat
Cora is sitting up with a little help for short periods of time. She loves to look around and chat.
For everyone concerned about Arther the cat, he has adjusted quite well. We think he's part dog with the way he carries himself and answers the door when someone visits. The only thing of Cora's that he's interested in is her stuffed animals... which he drags around the house when they're left out. This week he figured out how to open a sliding drawer so he could help himself to the toys.

- Daddy