Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Cecelia Wednesday Picture


Cecelia Wednesday Picture
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Our little girl is getting bigger.

Maeve about to enjoy supper.


Maeve about to enjoy supper.
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
We went out to have a nice meal with Mary on her last day. She leaves for New York tommorrow. We are very sorry to see her go!
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Jon smiles at Cecelia


Jon smiles at Cecelia
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Isn't she cute!?
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Dressup for Maeve too!


Dressup for Maeve too!
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I like my new dress!

Avae plays dressup


Avae plays dressup
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Maeve hangs out with Cloe and Alisa


Maeve hangs out with Cloe and Alisa
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The girls had fun at our local Down Syndrome family party.

Maeve and Alisa share books


Maeve and Alisa share books
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
We like to read!

Jenna and Nadeane visit with Cecelia


Jenna and Nadeane visit with Cecelia
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Maddy and Angela REALLY like Cecelia


Maddy and Angela REALLY like Cecelia
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
And she likes them back!

Ruthie likes holding Cecelia


Ruthie likes holding Cecelia
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Marie wants to babysit Cecelia AND Maeve


Marie wants to babysit Cecelia AND Maeve
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Anytime you want Marie!

Mary Louise comforts the new Linkert


Mary Louise comforts the new Linkert
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It was meet the Gruenwald day for little Cecelia. It's really quite an event!

A bit of rest after a long day.


A bit of rest after a long day.
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
I'm really starting to think that Steerforth is getting spoiled with all the visitors lately.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Bev gets her baby fix


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And Steerforth gets some action as well.

The Obergs stop for a visit


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Not only to see Merrill, but also to see Cecelia.

Steerforth looks forward to Easter


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He also enjoys the new easter bunny stickers from Grandma Linkert.

Some other sisters...


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Working in the kitchen.

Maeve gets an early easter gift


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from her Aunt Mary.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Cecelia shows her college colors


Cecelia shows her college colors
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
She's growing so fast, Janet wanted to get her into this outfit before it was too late.

Sisters hanging out Saturday morning


Sisters hanging out Saturday morning
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Aunt Mary checks out her new niece


Aunt Mary checks out her new niece
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Maeve and Mary say Hi!


Maeve and Mary say Hi!
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We get aunt Mary for a few days this week. She flew in from New York Friday. Maeve is glad to have her here.
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Aunt Mary is coming!


Aunt Mary is coming!
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The girls look forward to seeing their aunt real soon.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Maeve's supper


Maeve's supper
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Since dad went to band rehearsal this evening, Mom served Maeve some pasta. She greatly enjoyed it.

Maeve gets a glimpse of Spring


Maeve gets a glimpse of Spring
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Grandma Linkert brought some window stickers of the Easter Bunny. Thank you Grandma!

Time to wash that baby blonde hair


Time to wash that baby blonde hair
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
You can see 'lia had a great time!

Cecelia's first bath


Cecelia's first bath
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Aunt Mary is coming Friday, and we want to look our best!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wednesday pic


Wednesday pic
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Cecelia tries out a new blanket from Grandma Linkert.

Devin and Cecelia with their new moms.


Devin and Cecelia with their new moms.
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
That would be Rebecca and Janet.

Maeve at Kindermusik


Maeve at Kindermusik
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
It was a good Wednesday. We got the family packed, and went to our last day of Kindermusik today. Here's Maeve playing the drum.... I kept looking for the trombones for the kids to play, but she didn't bring any. We get no respect....

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

RSS feed now availible (really!)

Finally figured those out tonight...

RSS is a feature many websites now have. It gives you the ability to know if I've updated the blog with new posts or not, without actually having to go the the website and waiting for pictures to load.

If you're using MS Internet Explorer, I'm sure there are ways to use the orange icon on the right side of your screen (below the "A day in a life" link), but I don't know how it works. Perhaps someone out there who does know can help us out there in the comments.

This is real easy if you are using Firefox as a browser, as you'll have a little orange icon in your address bar you can click and subscribe.

If you're not using Firefox, you should consider it. It's a great browser with lots of neat little tricks you can use that are much better then Internet Explorer. It's also considered by most people safer and more secure. Go to getfirefox.com to find out more. Installation is quick and easy, and you can import your favorites from IE with ease.

Tuesday Merrill Blogging

Merrill has been in tough shape lately.

His ability to move about has been deteriorating steadily. He doesn't like to get up from bed, or if he's up, go back to bed. His right hand is becoming less and less useful. The only fingers he has success moving is his pointer and thumb, and makes eating difficult. His left is better, but is not used to using it to eat, though he has been trying that lately.

We now just get him out to eat two meals a day. I wish it was more, but to get him to agree to two is difficult enough. He still barely eats, sometimes only a few mouthfuls (after much arguing). It really tries our patience to deal with him sometimes.

He notices the new baby on occaision, repeatedly asks for her name. When we tell him he thinks we should call her Irene, Cecelia is too old of a name. He still likes to watch Maeve when he's up.

Lately again, the question comes to my mind, how long is he going to be with us. Janet and I have been putting together our financial plans, insurance, wills, and all of that, and that's the big mystery is his duration. I'll need to get a job at that point, and I wonder what I'll do, and if I'll make enough so we can get by here in Mound.

Sigh. We'll see soon enough I'm sure. Looking ahead to Wednesday pictures tommorrow!

The girls


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Maeve and Cecelia spend some time with Sara.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Suzy, Janet and the girls


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We had our friends, Suzy and Sara Saleh stop by today to visit. They were in town from Des Moines, IA. It was great to see them.

Sara is 3 months old.

Janet and Cecelia take a nap


Janet and Cecelia take a nap
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Maeve checks out sis.


Maeve checks out sis.
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Cecelia in bouncy seat


Cecelia in bouncy seat
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Janet and Cecelia take a nap


Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cecelia tries out the big stroller


Cecelia tries out the big stroller
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Maeve all dressed up


Maeve all dressed up
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And ready to go to dad's concert.
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Friday, March 17, 2006

Something I've been working on...

You have probably noticed those funny inserts of descriptors in the blog posts lately. We'll I've been trying to find a way we can catagorize our posts so if we are in search of a specific picture, it will be easier to find.

Tags are all the rage in blogging now, and they make sense. I can "tag" a post with any descriptive word I like. So if there is a picture of Maeve and I playing on the rocking horse, I can tag it with the words Maeve, GML4, Rockinghorse. So if I'm looking for that pic a month from now, I should be able to word search rockinghorse, and find that pic.

This will be much helpful as we post Cecelia's Wednesday pics here. I'll tag those posts with "Wednesday", so then a search of Wednesday will bring up those pictures.

I might at some point go back and tag the pics in the past. I know for a fact this won't work on some pics, and will take a long time... we'll see if I get around to it.

I'll be experimenting more with these as we go along. Your patience is appreciated.

Also, the blog has had problems lately. I think it's blogger, and I've been waiting for problems to develope, as there are many bloggers with lots of problems with it. I may try to find other blogging software to use eventually, but it probably won't be for a while.

Also I have had difficulty putting pictures up. So I found another free service to post pics. Flickr has worked well for the last couple days... we'll see how long this will be useful.

Friday cat blogging


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Maeve discovers a new way to pet her favorite cat.

The Burfeind Girls


The Burfeind Girls
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Settle down for a pleasant pic.
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Sara, Me and Janet


Sara, Me and Janet
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We have a cookie decorating contest. I won of course.

Ella likes St. Patricks Day


Ella like St. Patricks Day
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Maeve decorates a cookie


Maeve decorates a cookie
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Before she eats it.
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Avae liked the doll stroller


Avae liked the doll stroller
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But didn't stick around to get her picture taken.
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Ella plays with Jack in the Box


Ella plays with Jack in the Box
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It's one of Ella's favs!
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Grandma and the girls


Grandma and the girls
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Happy St. Patricks Day!


Happy St. Patricks Day!
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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cecelia's first Wednesday Picture


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... ok well actually her second.

Dad and 'lia hanging out


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'lia in her "Main floor" bassinet


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As opposed to her "Upstairs" bassinet.
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Maeve and 'lia playing on the floor


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