Saturday, June 28, 2008

What a week!

Well, it's been quite a week. Alyson has started her army crawling (pulling and pushing herself before the true crawling begins) and sits herself back up from her tummy. She's pulled herself up to standing several times while in her crib and continues to be the cutest baby I know.

I've been working on a huge project at work lately. We're implementing a new badge system that links with both our HR and our Security systems so that as we update one, the other updates. It's been quite involved and we've started printing new badges now that we're 950 pictures through the 1500 that we have to take. We're hoping to get them all in the system but are prepared in case that is impossible. I'm glad we'll be using the new system soon - training the HR staff on both systems has been complex and I'll be relieved when I only have to show them one way to do things. I'm sure they'll be happy too.
We're looking forward to my parents and sister coming to visit in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to show them how much Alyson has grown and to introduce one of her aunts to her. If they have any sense (and I know that they do) they'll agree once again that she's amazing and talented and beautiful!
I love everyone. I'm going to go do some laundry while Allee (Alliegh, Alie, Alli... (I haven't decided yet)) sleeps.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A delicate shade of pink...

Ok, so it's been an embarassing length of time since I posted last. I have no excuse worth the lapse of time, so I won't even try it. Alyson is getting closer and closer to crawling. On her tummy, she goes up to her toes or knees, pulls one forward and rocks back and forth but can't seem to figure out how to move her arms forward. She can still go backwards and spin on her tummy, but forward motion is currently at a stand still. Additionally, she really likes to stand and kind of hula around on her little wobbly hips. She was cracking herself up the other day in front of the mirror while standing on our bathroom sink. I wish I had a video to show you. Once she's standing (or anytime you try to put her down really) she doesn't generally want to go back to sitting. She (of course at 7 months) still needs assistance standing but wants to do so all day long and if you try to put her down, she's as stiff as a board trying to keep standing. It's really quite funny, she goes almost parallel to the floor trying to stay up. I'll try to get a video of that for you.

Erik is settled in his new job at LW. He seems to like it pretty well so far, though the commute is longer and his shift is a little different than before. New jobs are always transitions, so I expect we'll have an even better idea of how he likes it in a month or so. I have high hopes, they seem to be a pretty good company. I need to get heading to work, but I wanted to put the latest round of adorable pictures out.

We love you!