Saturday, May 31, 2008

if i'm not stubborn and ryan's not stubborn... how can she possibly be stubborn??

our very sweet daughter has put up quite a fight when it comes to drinking. when we made the switch to milk, we tried everything we could think of to get her to drink. whole milk, 2%, skim, hot, cold, warm, in a cup, in a bottle, in my cup... we tried, juice, soymilk, juice mixed with milk, water. pretty much whatever we tried, she did not want to have a part in. we have made some progress, but she is still not drinking as much as we'd like. and now that it is getting to be so hot, ryan and i both worry that she is not meeting her hydration needs. with that said, out of desperation, i decided to make her a green smoothie. i've read lots about the benefits of drinking your greens, but i was sure she would turn her nose up at them. seriously, lily, are you kidding me??... she gulped down 12 ounces of the green goodness without batting an eye. if that's what it takes, i will gladly blend up all sorts of greens and fruits for you. (especially thanks to the magic bullet that whit gave to me - blending all sorts of things is a cinch!) all i have to say is that parenting sure keeps you on your toes!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

yaay for sam!!!

my youngest brother is about to graduate. that means, no more bibers in the zionsville community school system. for the last 23 years, one of us has walked the halls of the eagle-union school corporation buildings. it is the end of an era!
so, we traveled home last week to celebrate with sam and be with my family as his big day approaches. it was so much fun to be home and to see everyone! we were able to see lots of our friends and have a shower for ash, as well! (hopefully more pictures of that will follow!)

sam with some celebratory apple crisp!

my parents are in the process of selling their house, which is the same house my mom and her siblings grew up in. so, the whole family got together this weekend to take pictures at the house. this is a picture of my mom and her siblings.

and one of the kids!

and of course one of my family!

it was a great trip home and we were sad to leave! congrats sammy! try not to get suspended before the year is up! :) we are so proud of you!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

going local

this spring we have decided to join our local community supported agriculture group and we received our first box of produce this week. it felt like christmas opening the box to see what we would get to enjoy! lily was thrilled with the strawberries and ate half of the pint as soon as we opened it! and i am going to learn how to cook lots of new things this spring as we receive foods we've never had. not being a girl from the south, collards are a new thing to me, but lily and i successfully cooked with them today and she loved them!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

a walk in the woods...

"shut up and sing..."

the biber women recently traveled out to denver to celebrate ash as her wedding approaches! it was wonderful to be together and i think ash had a great time! only about a month left!!...

being pampered at the spa!

ash was "serenaded..."

the "bumper sticker" she received...

her awesome shower!