Martin will be cruising around town in some hott free rental for the next little while until we're able to get our hands on a new vehicle.
Last night Martin got kicked our of our bed and had to go sleep in Anja's bed with very small blankets while I nursed and bottled all night long in our bed. I don't know what their deal was, but nobody was sleeping.
I've started making a dress for someone from a ruined dress shirt of Martin's. This is not the shirt-dress that my sister and my mom make... I'm just cutting up the fabric and making a dress from it. Unfortunately I'm a very impatient and untalented seamstress, so things already aren't going well. This may end up being a dress for Baby Doll.
All that rain has made my garden happy! Even my runty little tomato plant (that I almost didn't plant because I wasn't entirely sure it was a plant and not just a weed) is growing tall! I've only lost one pepper plant so far out of my entire garden... I think someone sat on it or stepped on it...
Last night we walked up to my parents house. Anja had SO MUCH FUN. I've never seen her so thrilled with absolutely everything around her. She was all smiles as she ran from one little bike to the next, to the trampoline, to the gravel (she adores little rocks) to the sandbox.... oh my gosh, she was in heaven. It was ADORABLE.
Best Martin quote in recent time: "I love her. I'm going to stop cursing."
Another good Martin quote pins Greta and her happiness; he says she has such a joyful smile. And she does! She is a much happier newborn than Anja ever was and it's very fun to watch. In comparing the two of them I think of Greta as the sugar and Anja as the spice of the duo. Anja is go-go-go and not afraid of anything. She is sweet as a can be, but she has such a quirky, spunky personality! Greta just snuggles up and smiles. (Except when she is busy screaming from 9:00 to midnight. Every. Night.)
The evening screamfest weirds me out. I realize that LOTS of babies have their grumpy time in the evenings, and it used to just be worse at that time compared to other screamfests throughout the day. But now it's the only time she's grumpy, but it is INTENSE. I'm sure our neighbors believe that we're performing torturous rituals every evening the way she screams. But other than those few hours at night she is completely content and readable all day long.
And speaking of Greta.... I think she's awake!