Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time to party-hardy

In case you haven't heard yet, we are throwing Steve and Mike Rodrigo a graduation party on Saturday, May 2nd at 5 pm. Grand Central Party Station will be located at our home. Apparently we sent the evite to many old email accounts, so if you didn't get an invite, you are hereby officially invited. Unless you're just some creepy blog stalker. Then you can't come. 

PS--Food will be provided, but please bring your beverage of choice to help toast the grads!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Today was a good day.

Delaney had her best night of sleep ever last night-- only up at 4 am and 6 am! :)

Baby and Mommy had a good day--we even went to Trader Joe's without a screaming fit...well, we were good until check out time...

Steve finished his last final and class tonight...he's almost Master Steven Dunlap!

And...drumroll please...

Steve's pink slip was rescinded! Praise God! Such an answer to prayer! Once again I am reminded that God has things under control and really doesn't need my "help" by worrying about the situation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Six Weeks

Today is Delaney's 6 week birthday! Hooray! According to most "experts," babies' fussiness generally peaks at 6 we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Miss Delaney is a Fussy Gussy, but she is such a beautiful and sensitive baby that we can hardly wait to get to know her better. She is starting to smile these huge toothless grins, which is such a gift knowing that there really is a little person inside that teeny weeny eating/pooping machine.

This little gal has totally turned our world upside down and we love her for doing so!

Crib time!

Deer in the headlights!

Rocking in her cradle

Monday, April 13, 2009

For Grammy Lee

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Boy

Today is a big day--we are celebrating the resurrection of Christ and Steve's 29th birthday.  Two very monumental, historic events!

Steve is the kind of guy who never toots his own horn. But Steve has had a crazy year, and I would like to take this opportunity to brag on my man.

Steve has had a crazy year at work--he was selected to teach a 3rd/4th grade combo class with the GATE kiddos--that's enough to make your brain swim on a daily basis. Steve is an amazing teacher, and has done a terrific job with his challenging class setup. On top of that, he received a pink slip on the day we brought our baby home from the hospital. Not cool, California...not cool! But of course, Steve doesn't freak out. He trusts God and is a great example for me to follow.

He also has been finishing up his masters in education. You know, because he has nothing else to do. His thesis proposal was due last Thursday, and he nailed it (well, I think so anyway). He just has his comprehensive exams this summer and then he'll be done.

Steve is the greatest dad ever. I think everyone knew he'd be great; he's been "dad" to lots of people over the years. While many guys would just sleep through the night, Steve wakes up and offers to change Laney's poopy diapers and rock her back to sleep. Never mind the fact that he has to go to work in the morning or write a thesis proposal. He is so good at calming Delaney down and never seems to be phased when she's bright red from screaming bloody murder.

My husband has also had his hands full with house projects and dealing with a lovely but hormonal pregnant wife/sleep deprived new mommy. 

There are a million more things I could write about Steve, but I'll stop there. I don't know why I ended up so lucky, but life without Steve would be bland and boring. I love Stevie so very much. I know he'll kill me for doing this, but I would love it if people would take the time to write a little comment for Steve. I want him to know how much he is loved by so many people. 

And now, some pictures of Papa Steve:

Hard at work on his grad studies...

Steve: enjoying bath time
Delaney: not so much!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Delaney Pictures