I was nearly done my post when I hit the wrong key and poof, it was gone, argh. Today the big box o' goodies arrived. Inside was a valentines gift for Ariel and Ken's birthday present. Ariel is here modeling her new hat, made especially by Grammy Liz. Its too cute for words! She also got a really sweet V-day outfit of skirt, shirt and sweater. She will be styling for sure on the 14th, which of course is her big 6 month b-day. Yay. Ken got a cool iblaster (speakers your ipod plug into), some books to read Ariel and a killer rabbit puppet from the Spamalot show. Too cool!
Monday we celebrated Ken's birthday with a dinner made by me, with all items that he requested, including ribs, potatoes, mushroom caps, wine and cake for dessert. Yum. Ariel looks kinda cheated when she saw all she was getting was her cereal. Poor girl. We did introduce her to Mr Bacon, not sure what she thought of that either.
Tuesday brought our car home. Yay, and a lovely surprise of it being cheaper than originally thought when it turned out to be a different sensor that was not working. I like those surprises. I also was surprised to see someone working there that I use to go to school with. Nice to see him, and had to laugh because in the yearbook it said, most likely never to leave auto shop (or something along those lines) and needless to say, he is still there. Heh. He is happily married and loved Ariel's cow shirt. Very appropriate for our farming town.
Managed to get to Bible study with Ken for a change. Ariel had a late nap so she was very happy to entertain everyone. She had a good time with Hans and Anna's feet. Stella made a cake for Ken and we all sang. Twas really nice. I miss getting there, but Ariel isn't always in the best mood in the evening. Blah.
Today had us helping out at the comfort quilters. Stella was going up and invited us to tag along. So we finished up one of the preemie quilts, the one on the left. Ariel was happy to play and talk to everyone there. We came home at noon, and she had a good nap.
Tonight poor Ken didn't get home till 8pm, there must have been an accident. Practically 3 hours in traffic, not cool. We watched Idol and he assembled his iblaster. Then we tucked in Ariel for bed. She is wearing an actual sleeper tonight!!! Those who know our daughter well, know she refused to wear them for the longest time. She would kick until her feet were out and bend causing her to scream. On a whim (more so hoping since we have oodies of cute sleepers in the closet) we tired it again. So far, so good. No wild kicking. Will give the update how the night goes tomorrow, cross your fingers everyone.