We've had a great weekend here at the Lancaster household! Kurt's mom (known as Mia to Evy) has been here, and we've had such a good time.
Saturday Kurt and I got to go on a DATE! We had lunch, went to Lifeway, and then Barnes and Noble (do you notice that my love for books always comes out on dates?). I literally want to burst with happiness when I'm in a bookstore. As my Poppy would say, "It's just a reminder of how much there is to learn, and how you'll never have the time to learn it all." But I love the challenge! Now that I have my sweet girl, I CAN'T WAIT to read to her all of the classics. Kurt and I plan to have a library in our house someday, so we're already collecting hardcover editions. I have been looking into the Little House on the Prairie series, Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, Little Women...the list goes on and on. Here's what I got at B&N for Evy:
And......one more thing.....
The Unofficial Guide to NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!! That's right, I officially have a new trip to plan. Kurt and I will be going to one of my favorite cities in the fall of 2010. I know that sounds like forever away, but really it's not. I love when I have a good amount of time to plan a trip. I can read through the entire guidebook, and I go through with a highlighter and highlight the information that applies to us. It will make the actual booking/planning process SO much easier. This trip will celebrate Kurt's completion of residency. Even though he will still have to take his boards, residency will be DONE!!! Speaking of, every year residents take a practice test to prepare them for the boards. Kurt got his results back the other day. A score of 30ish means you shouldn't have to be worried about the official test, and Kurt made a 34!!!! The highest possible is in the low- to mid-40s range. I am SO proud of him!!
Today at church Evy went to the preschool area for the first time. She only went during the service, because Mrs. Pam took her home while we went to Lifegroup (Sunday School). She slept the whole time! We were so proud of her. I didn't realize how attached I've become to her; I missed her the whole time and it was difficult leaving her; not because I don't trust our preschool program---it's AMAZING. I just miss my little Bitson. Here are some pictures before church:
Evy has been loving her playmat (thanks, Lori!) lately. She loves to kick and her eyes get so bright when she gets excited. She has LOVED exercising with Mrs. Pam this weekend!
We reached a milestone today! We can tell Evy is itching to roll over, but just can't get the momentum yet. So I gave her a little push to help her, and when she landed on her tummy, she lifted her head right off the ground!!! She had only been able to hold her head up while on her Boppy pillow, not flat on the ground, so we were so excited. Oh, and bonus points for us---we got it on video AND still camera! Yessss.
What a beautiful, big girl! We love you!