Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday's At Leaa's

Each Thursday I have a music lesson and it's also the day I relieve DD (dear dad) Jesse as he heads off to work and watch GD Alivia until DM (dear mom) Leaa gets home. Thursday's have also been the day I put together a small family meal. It's a fun day never knowing for sure just exactly who or how many of the family will be coming by for a bite to eat or to share a glass of wine or just to have a chance to visit... I love Thursdays and it helps to have a SIL and DD like Jesse and Leaa to tolerate our weekly bashes in their home :)

Yesterday we kicked things off with fresh salsa, guacamole and corn chips. For the main meal we served my Cheesy Shepard's Pie Casserole along with a fresh mixed green salad. Simple but tasty. Oh, and I almost forgot. Jesse provided the beer and fresh tap water :) while Poppy and Nana popped the cork on a bottle of red wine.
Did I mention that we love Thursday's at Leaa's?!?!!! :)

Alyzabeth An is sleeping much better during the nights. Mom still has to get up more than a few times to comfort her but we are no longer experiencing the mini-meltdowns. With a little lovin', baby girl falls back to sleep. As you might expect and as we all hoped and prayed for, AA is slowly opening like petals on the beautiful flower she is. The family is so gentle and shows such great patience with her. We can hardly wait until she opens her arms to them and they can pick her up and snuggle her close. We keep reminding ourselves that she's only been "home" less than a week and that in time this too shall happen...

The video is a short blip of baby girl playing. I could kick myself for not taking more video of the family and friends gathered. Especially more video of Livi and AA together.
Oh well, there's always next Thursday! :)
peace
fm

video

12 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

AA is opening up more and more...
LOVE how she just walks around like she owns the place...
Glad she is sleeping better..
Have a Great Weekend..
Hugs..

OziMum said...

Happy times! I couldn't get the video to work... but my internet has been real dodgey today!

PIPO said...

Looks like you may just have a musical miss on your hands...an extra treat!

Catherine said...

Love hearing that little voice on the video. Thursday's sound like a great family day!

rubyiscoming said...

can't get enough of those soulful eyes!

man, wish i could pop over next thursday --- sounds marvy!

Shane & Irma said...

Wow she look great, it looks like she wants to talk on the phone. It is nice to hear her voice.

Have a great weekend

Cara said...

Oh how I wish I could be there to meet Alyzabeth...but also to eat that Sheppards Pie! I'll be home in a few weeks. Hopefully I will be able to see her then :)

Beverly said...

I like how she uses the guitar as a phone. Little boys make guns out of everything little girls make phones out of everything. Too Cute.

Doreen said...

I hate to say this but you might want to hook her up with The W*ggles.They could be passe by now but man did my DD#1 rock to them!!!!

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Dawn said...

What wonderful video of Alyzabeth An and Livi! They are so adorable together.

Courtney has the same "brown-eyed girl" T-shirt.

m said...

Sorry I couldn't stay for supper but so glad to meet your daughter. She is so so beautiful. As are both of you with her. Love you. Marsha

Dana said...

Ah, I recognize that pink shirt! I love seeing her in it! Looks like Alyzabeth is doing great! Your Thursdays sound wonderful!

Dana