Jeremy went on a bike ride down near Lancaster with his friend Mike on Saturday. They had a great time, even with some rain/drizzle. This was a test of the route for next week's Revenge ride organized by Mike (and Jeremy). If you are interested in biking 40-ish miles next Saturday, let us know and we will hook you up with the Revenge details. There is also a photo scavenger hunt tied into it for those more interested in rides with "fun" attached - besides the pure fun of biking, of course!
Madison and I had a day (or most of it) to ourselves. She, of course, was not predictable. Her normally predictable 2 hour nap was a little over an hour. This was extremely disappointing to me since I have not been feeling well and went back to bed to get some extra sleep, only to be awakened by crying! She made up for the missed time in the afternoon sleeping from 11:30 - 2:15. She took a very short evening nap tonight too. Unfortunately, she is becoming a nighttime eater! I feel like we have tried a number of things to get her tanked up before bed - feeding a bottle right before bed (usually about 4 oz), giving her more at each feeding (7 oz instead of 6 oz), introducing rice cereal in the evening (doing better, kinda opening her mouth) - none of these things to have any effect in regards to night eating.. Last night she ate at 1am. We gave her 4 oz, and she cried like she wanted more, but had soothed herself to sleep in a few minutes, so we left it at that. At 4:45am she woke up AGAIN. We gave her 4 oz and she wanted more - no effort to soothe this time! In the end, she had a total of 6 oz. We are open to any suggestions. We would like our sleep back. Otherwise she is great - she plays fairly well, learning to eat, goes to sleep without much complaint, enjoys the outdoors when it is nice enough, likes to sit at the table and watch us eat, etc.
In other news, my brother and his wife had their baby on Friday. He was 18 inches long, 8 lbs, 13 oz. (Same length as Madison, 2 lbs more - he looks like a chunk!). His name is Landen Silas. I have posted a pic (I hope this is okay with them). He looks like a cutie. We'll get to meet him next weekend when we head home.