This is my new kitchen floor. Isn't it pretty?! I don't think I have a picture of the old one, but it was awful. Mom and I put this new vinyl tile down on Monday and Tuesday. It may not be the best stuff, but it looks so much better than the old floor. We also put quarter round in the far (refridgerator) room to make it look more finished. Isn't it amazing?! I could just stand in the doorway and admire it for hours. :)
On other notes: Mom and Dad were here for almost two weeks for Dad to go to his doctorate class. Mom and I did things. Dad studied. Anne is changing so much lately! She changed even in the two weeks they were here. She's talking so much. And she likes to lay on the floor and move her arms and legs. And that's great for me because it means I can read a little bit again. I really missed reading! :)
My parents left yesterday, so I'm back at work today with Anne. (Mom watched her while I worked while she was here.) It's getting a lot easier to watch her now that she's calmer and since shecan entertain herself for a little bit.
So Anne was baptized yesterday. The pastors did a great job. Anne did pretty well. She didn't cry till after it was over. We were still up front, but technically it was over. She wore a 102 year old dress of her great-great uncle's that was made out of her great-great grandmother's wedding dress. It was beautiful. The hat I made for her cousin Rebecca's dedication. I meant to make one for Anne, but it just didn't get done. :)
So we had good holidays. Anne did pretty well traveling. We discovered that she will last between 5 and 6 hours in her carseat before she starts screaming. Not bad for a 2 month old. We spent Christmas with my family (Christmas pictures of Anne are on her album: http://picasaweb.google.com/melodiebooton/Anne), New Year's with Ben's. My grandfather died the Sunday before New Year's, so we went to his funeral and saw the other side of my family there. Sad, but we're all glad he's in a better place and out of pain.
And now we're just glad to be home. Not relaxing, but it seems more relaxed just to be in our own space. You know...
And Anne needs me now, so that's all! (That's how most of my posts will end for a while I think! :))
I took Anne to work today (and she's telling me she's been here long enough, so this will be a short post!) and she was absolutely mesmerized by the mobile on the top of the swing. She's noticed it before, but today she was smiling and wouldn't even fall asleep because she couldn't keep her eyes off of it. It's so amazing how fast they change!