Tuesday, August 19, 2008

General updates

Romelie had her 9-month well-baby check-up (do all those words need to be hyphenated? It seems excessive…). She is 29.5 inches long and 19 lbs. 10 oz. So she’s still long and lean. She also has some funky skin patches that may be eczema or may be ringworm (ew, fungus). We’re treating it as eczema for now and we’ll see what happens. No major concerns, otherwise. She didn’t have to have any immunizations, either, so she was moderately pleasant for Dr. Mitchell (and she got to see Dr. Dukinfield, technically her pediatrician but hard to schedule appointments with, as well).

Volleyball is in full swing. Everyone’s working hard, I’m exhausted and don’t have to do all the work that I’m making my players do (not that my job isn’t tough, too), and I think it’s gonna be a long season. But a good one. Kudos to Chason who’s taking on his extra daddy-and-baby time while I’m at practice without complaint.

And Crystal is officially in Houston. Sad Danni. Now she gets to read the blog for updates, too! We love you, Crystal. Say “hi” to Houston for us.

Slacking on the picture taking. I’ll get on it, I promise.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Change is in the air

Cousin Jessica is pregnant! More babies in the family; hope people can stand all the cute!

Speaking of the cute, Romelie got a gift in the mail yesterday from our friends Scott and Ellen who’ve been touring with Up With People for the last year. This dress came from Thailand, and even though it’s a bit large for her, I couldn’t resist taking a photo. Check out their amazing stories at http://www.schmenebojourney.blogspot.com/.

Some sad news to announce – Crystal (affectionatly called Aunt Crystal) is moving to Texas in a week. She’s got a great job teaching theater in the CyFair schools near Houston, and I’m super happy for her, but I will miss her very very very much. She’s been a big part of Romelie’s life, and it’ll be hard not to see her every week, but the good news is – hey – Houston. We go there. So we’ll see plenty of her and hopefully will live not too far from her in the not-so-distant future. So Texans, treat her well and invite her over for dinner now and again!

Life’s about to get a little crazy ‘round here. I start volleyball on Monday, which means Chason is going to be on baby duty until I get home in the evenings for the next couple of months. I can’t believe I have three jobs again. Granted, one of them is only two hours on Sundays, and I can bring Romelie along – have I written about that? I work at a church daycare Sunday mornings. It’s a pretty easy job and the kids are sweet. But still – three jobs. Hope I have an awesome team of girls again this year – last year was a great season.

One more cute picture of Romelie just for the grandparents. Check back for more updates soon.