Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - Update

I'm getting better at pushing my walker all by myself.
It's sometimes hard to steer

and at times. . .a little scary,

but it's a lot of fun!

Olivia continues to get better and better at walking behind her walker. Watching her reminds me that she's not a baby anymore. . .she's a little girl! I still can't get over how she stands up in her crib every morning when I go in to get her. Her determination to learn new things is what continues to amaze me. Of course, just as strong is her determination to NOT do the things that she doesn't want to do, but that amazes me as well.

Now, I need to brag on my husband a bit. Kerry and I have been planning to go to a movie for weeks. After deciding on Feb. 3rd, I lined up a babysitter (the awesome grandma Mary) and anxiously awaited my afternoon of fun. Well, then my rat through a kink into the plans and I had to make a vet appointment. It was a bit of a relief to find that she had passed away curled up in her blanket at home. . .bless her heart. So, our afternoon was going to continue on as planned. Then, I find out that grandpa is under the weather and Ryan and I had to make the decision to not have grandma Mary come over. That's okay. . .we could have fun at home, although I felt bad that Kerry took off work to come over and sit around with us. I will always willingly sacrifice to make sure Olivia stays healthy. Before I could say no, Ryan took some of his vacation to watch Olivia this afternoon so that we could go to our movie. Not only did he bury our rat and have to stand out in the cold weather, but he had dinner made when I got home tonight. How do I top that? And, how am I deserving of someone who loves me so unconditionally? Thanks, Ryan, for all that you do.


Anonymous said...

You have an awesome husband Jodi! I love hearing that you have had some fun times! Olivia sure is turning into a big girl!

On a sad note, I was wondering if you could give a little advice to me... we just got word that a couple who sometimes attends our church just lost their 7 month old daughter. (They aren't sure what happened yet, the dad went to check on her in her crib and she wasn't breathing!)
I was wondering if you could give me share some things that others did for you that brought you comfort when Logan passed.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

do you still have the thing I sent a few months ago about what to say to parents who have lost a child?
Do you still have my email?

Kerry said...

Ryan is an awesome dude no doubt. But, don't think for one second that you don't deserve that! Thanks Ryan for letting us girls go out for our birthday celebration. Although, I also don't mind taking off of work and sitting around with Jodi and Olivia!

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

I adore the faces she makes!

Cristi said...

Man I love those expressions. She is going to be walking all around before you know it! Hey what did he cook for ya???

Jodi said...

He made enchiladas and his are the best!

Becky said...

Yeah, he sounds like a pretty good guy. I think you should keep him. :-) Glad you had some good "girl time!"

Julia said...

Being married to Ryan's brother, I know just what you mean about that unconditional love.