The other night, we left Kaitlyn with Great Uncle Mike, Great Aunt Debbie, and cousin Caiti while we went downtown for Happy Hour. This was about the fourth time we have left her for a few hours, and it's getting a little easier for me. It's definitely much easier for Jeff since he goes to work, but I am still working on it. :) She takes a bottle at home just fine, but has had trouble with it every time we've left her. So, not only is she starving, but this means that she cries and cries for whoever has her. We don't want that for her or for her babysitters, obviously, so we are going to have to keep working with the bottle. It was fun to walk around downtown while the lights are still up. We went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for appetizers and a drink, then to Benihana for the same thing. :) We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day with Kaitlyn for some shopping and lunch. For New Year's Eve, Jeff, Kaitlyn, Riley, and I hung out at home with pizza and ice cream. We had a LOST (tv series) marathon on DVD, and enjoyed a quiet night at home until the fireworks started. We live in an unincorporated county, so they are legal. Kaitlyn is obviously a pretty heavy sleeper when she gets going because the boys down the street were setting off what must have been m-80's pretty much right outside her window, and not a peep. The explosions were coming through her monitor they were so loud. I thought for sure she was going to wake up after a particularly hard time going to sleep. I felt so "old" because I was ready to go out and give those "pesky teenagers" a piece of my mind if she woke up...
Whew! There you go. Jeff's on baby duty, so the update got a little long...Here are some pictures!
Worn out from the Christmas festivities...
Uncle Rob showing her the tree
Kaitlyn watched everything Grandpa did :)
A teddy bear from Gma Bonnie and Gpa Roger:
The fam "all dressed up" :)
In her dress from Grandma Bonnie: