Saturday, January 10, 2009

Go Gators!

Thursday night was one of the greatest nights ever. I had been sick this week, so Ben, one of my very best friends and fellow Gator fan, came over to watch the game. And Cece experienced her daddy's exuberance for the first time.

I mean seriously, what a night! My beautiful Cecelia put on that wonderful orange and blue for the first time. She laid in my arms and we watched the start of the National Championship game together - our first Gator game to share as father and daughter.

Those who know me know that my passion for the Gators run a little insanely deep. So sharing the game with Cece meant the world to me (we are going to frame her outfit and she will cherish it all the days of her life).

Think about it - she watched Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin lead the Gators to their third National Championship in her first game. This will be an experience she will share with her grandkids some day and they will listen in awe...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Getting Ready to go for a Walk

My Styling Headband

Normal Day

First off, this is Aleisha; Brian has been dominating in the blogging arena, so I need to step up my game. Whew! What a first month Cece has had. She has traveled across the country, been visited by many friends and family. She is having her fourth shower today, and she's only four weeks old. All of this adventure has really made us feel like a family. I was going to do a light-hearted blog about a normal day today, but I find myself sitting here with tears in my eyes because the reality that we really are a family has really sunk in. I just LOVE it!

Okay, so normal life. Really normal life for me as a mom started Monday. So, I thought I'd give a snap-shot into a day in the life of Cece. (Not all the details, don't worry, and don't get too excited, there's mostly sleeping). Sleeping. She is doing a really good job of putting herself to sleep. I took some pictures, so you could see how it works. First, she's awake, then, she cries (don't worry Grandmas it lasts five to fifteen minutes max), then, she's asleep. (Well, mostly it works like that.)

I know these pictures are not that exciting, so I will take more today. Also, all the MN pics are on Grandma Gaalswyk's camera, so I need to walk her through how to send them to me--give us a few days:)!

Okay, more to come today . . .