Put a neat app on the iPod that plays soothing noises: chirping crickets, waves, and-most importantly-white noise. It is one of the steps to helping soothe the beast so now we have that tool for on-the-go. This picture also, unfortunately, doesn't show off the funny little wrapping job I figured out so that she can be swaddled in her arms and have her legs out to be strapped into the car seat at the same time.
Sammy's liking for Natalie's chair has officially become problematic.
She has been a little more independant and can be left alone with her toys for a little while in the afternoon now. She also has been a lot more talkative.
In other news, we are excitedly looking forward to a week in New York visiting Darlene and Brooklynn starting next Saturday. I lined up a girl from the ward who has a pet sitting buisiness. Hopefully they don't have any maor problems while we're gone. They have 2 kids that are younger than her, but I wrote pretty extensive instructions so hopefully she can keep her siblings in line and they won't stress Sammy out too much with wanting to pet him and be all up in his face.
Also, plans for this summer are coming together. We have commited to renting a place in Boston that we are pretty excited about. It's the bottom floor of a house in a suburban street in Burlington, 5 miles from where Micah will be working. It will be furnished, has 3 bedrooms and a fenced back yard. The price will include all utilities and is only $100/month higher than the cheapest 1 bedroom apt we could find. The only downside is that we won't be able to move in right when Micah starts his intership, we'll have to find a hotel for a week or so until we can move in. Also, this afternoon a woman will be dropping by who might live at our place for the summer. The family from our ward who was going to stay here had to change plans so I posted our place on an lds housing site. This gal from the Atlanta ward contacted me and would like to stay here while looking for a place of her own. Right now she is staying near midtown where she works. I'll get the full story when we meet this afternoon!
All in all, things are going alright, except that Micah is pretty stressed about school. He has tons to do.