Monday, December 15, 2008

Two Months Old!

The little peanut is now two months old! She is busy smiling, cooing and just being generally adorable. Her favorite hangouts are in the crib staring open-mouthed at her mobile, on the changing table, and the bathtub.

She had her 2 month check-up last week and now weighs 10 lbs, 12 oz and is in the 50th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height. She also had her first round of shots which was traumatic for all three of us!

Her mother's daughter, she loves all things Christmas. She is mesmerized by the tree (it instantly stops any crying fit...we've discussed leaving it up all year round!), and like all good Gibsons loves to dance around the kitchen to Christmas music. She is a Christmas Miracle!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hooray For Ben!

This past weekend, Ben ran the Tucson half-marathon. The fact that he trained hard enough to achieve his personal best time despite a very busy schedule of studying, researching, diaper-changing, and being a devoted husband and father is pretty amazing. Eleanora and I braved the cold morning to cheer him on, although she chose a more mellow approach...

I'm so proud of Ben's accomplishment. He is the model of discipline in every way, structuring his days to maximize his time with Eleanora and I while often working late into the night to keep up on his school work. Despite his incredibly long hours, he is always the first one up with Eleanora changing her diaper and comforting her in the middle of the night. I know I don't tell him often enough how much I appreciate his tireless efforts. To top it all off, he is just plain fun to be around. I know Ella agrees!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...

Eleanora got to meet her Grandpa and Gram Hoffman for the very first time a couple of weeks ago. They were a wonderful help with laundry, dishes, fixing the furnace (yes, we need it occasionally in Tucson!), and hanging bookshelves. Most of all, they got time to snuggle, bathe and adore their sweet grandaughter.
Ben has started her early!

Natalie traveled to Tucson yet again (that's 3 times in 5 months - I'm so lucky!) to spend Thanksgiving with us. She was her normal Cinderella self - spreading her cheerfulness around while being a tremendous help. She cleaned, scrubbed, laundered, organized and baked leaving us with a sparkling, treat-filled home ready for Christmas!

We spent Thanksgiving with Ben's Aunt, Uncle and cousin. The turkey was grilled, the food delicious, and the company divine.

Although we are sad our visitors are gone, we are excited to head home for the holidays in just a few weeks to introduce Eleanora to the rest of her amazing family!