September 16, 2014

Back at the Track

Happy Day 32
We hopped over to Indianapolis during our trip to go to the 500 with our legacy ticket-holding friends. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was an exciting race. It'll probably be a few years before we go back as race day can be kind of a marathon as far as getting in and out for spectators, not exactly conducive to really little kiddos attending. Which makes it kind of neat-o that ours got to attend this year no fuss, no muss. :) 

September 15, 2014

Showered with Love

Happy Day 31
While we were in Illinois over Memorial Day weekend we were the lucky recipients of two baby showers, one given by family and the other a surprise given by friends. So grateful for all the wonderful people in our and now the little one's lives. Can't wait for her to meet them all.


Ida Evelyn. Born August 30 at 3:14 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. We are totally in love! She is so perfect and is worth all the effort that was required to bring her into the world. She's proving to be for the most part a pretty easy baby, we can usually soothe her without too much trouble to get her through her grumpy times (which includes almost every diaper change). Otherwise she is eating, sleeping or looking around either wide or sleepy-eyed. 
When speculating on what baby might look like, the possibility (one in four, I've since revisited Genetics 101) of red hair was discussed as we both have family members with this trait. And sure enough, we have a little redhead!
So far we know she likes motion (the more jostling the better it seems sometime), being held and cuddling, noise, being outdoors, eating (of course), and sucking on our fingers.  At least these all seem to facilitate her not crying/snoozing. She hates diaper changes, as previously mentioned, and being cold (the second probably helps explain the first). She doesn't seem to mind being in her crib, or at least waking up in it and she'll sleep pretty well there if she goes in already in a nice deep sleep. 
These pics are from day two through last week. That's about all for now. Will catch up on everything else eventually. 

August 25, 2014

Tastes Like Home

Happy Day 30
A trip back to Champaign-Urbana in the summer wouldn't have been complete without a stop at Custard Cup. They've been in business in Champaign since I was old enough to eat ice cream and I've been a loyal customer since. Lemon is the best.

August 21, 2014

Clear Shot

Happy Day 29
We headed back to Illinois to see family and friends over Memorial Day weekend since we won't be making it home for the holidays this year due to little one (whose arrival is still being awaited) being a bit too little to travel. This was the best view of Rainier I've had yet from the air.

August 19, 2014

Dream Job

Happy Day 28 
I had the chance to do a little bit of lab work earlier in the summer. There is pretty much no task associated with the day occupation that I love more than sorting dirty old bits of detritus.

August 18, 2014

Noted for Next Year

Happy Day 27
Admiring alliums on an evening walk. Going to have to get some of these worked into my space.