Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Self-Centered... but Cute :)

Me or Nate- "Micah, where is the baby?"

Micah- "In Mama's tummy!"

Us- "That's right! Do you think it's a boy, or a girl?"

Micah- "Ummmm, boy! Like Micah!"

Us- "What should we name it if it's a boy?"

Micah- "Ummm, Micah!!!"

Occasionally he says it's a girl and we should name her Lizzie..... his lack of faith in our ability to come up with new names is a bit insulting :P


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kind of a Big Deal

Surprise!! Due date is January 13th :)


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Could Use One of These....

Anybody have a spare Zillow laying around?


Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer is Here!

Oh wait, did I throw an exclamation point in there? I take it back :P As a child, summer stood for freedom, fun, swimming, camp and NO SCHOOL. Now it stands for crowded stores during the week, teenage drivers 24/7, no bible study, no MOPS and worst of all NO SCHOOL!

I'm not gonna lie, I about cried last week when I picked up Micah from his last day of preschool. I wish I could say it was because I loved his teachers (which I do), or because he was learning so much (which he was), or because he loved it (which he did), but honestly I was most emotional about losing my running-errands-with-only-one-kid day.

Is that so bad? To want to have one day a week when my ability to get something done is dependent on the unpredictable good will of only one child instead of two? This question is rhetorical, of course, because anyone who answers yes either doesn't have children, has perfectly behaved children (this is a myth, by the way), or never had two kids as close in age as mine.... just sayin' :)

So I take this opportunity to say a tearful goodbye to all of the lovely people who made this year of errand running, meeting family for lunch and reprieves from sibling conflict possible. You rock.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

15 Month Stats

Lizzie's 15 month check up was last week and chica is one lean, mean, fighting machine!

Weight~ 20lb 7oz, 15th percentile
Height~ 31 inches, 68th percentile
Head Size~ 18.25 inches, 66th percentile

.... "I'm like a walking candy apple!"~ Name that quote!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Baby Steps

Lizzie is many things, but I have to say that average is DEFINITELY not one of them! For several months now I have been anticipating being able to write on here that my baby girl was walking. I mean, we're talking about a girl that went from zero to crawling at 5 1/2 months. I expected her to walk early... but then that ship sailed :) So now for the past 2 months or so she has been taking lots and lots of steps with perfect balance..... but she never got to the point where I'd consider her an official walker.

Well, I'm officially calling it... She's a walker. Well, sorta :) She is capable of being a full time walker, but prefers to practice by herself..... no, seriously. I'm 100% sure this comes from me, but she seems to not want anyone to see her mess up. You'll turn the corner and quietly watch her walk across an entire room, but as soon as she knows you're there, she'll drop down to a crawl. Her pediatrician got a kick out of that.... must be his first ultra-perfectionistic 1 year old :)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lizzie's Words

Lizzie has never had an issue expressing herself with perfect clarity. Since a very early age she would employ unmistakable non-verbal clues including a perfect version of the look moms give you when you are in serious trouble. Now-a-days though, her favorite past time is busting out with vocab that you had no idea that she had. What gets me is all the phrases she's been putting together...

~ Help me!
~ I see Daddy!
~ I like it!
~ I did it!
~ Thank you!

As for words, she says a lot of them, but it seems to be pretty random and not often repeated over and over again with the exception of her favorite word.... book :)


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day

Nate and the kiddos did a great job making me feel special with a full breakfast on Sunday (they made eggs, bacon, biscuits AND homemade gravy) and Micah gave me plenty of great cuddles~

Lizzie's gift to me was actually sitting still long enough for me to accomplish something I've been dreaming about... PIGTAILS!!

Lizzie loved them so much she had to scream it to the world. Happy screams, despite how it may appear :)

She doesn't get this from me~

Ok, that was a lie :) How bout some more happy screams?



Monday, May 09, 2011

Home Invasion

As in my family invading my parent's home :) Our AC went out TWO WEEKS AGO and through a comedy of errors was not scheduled to be fixed until this morning (although we're not 100% sure that will happen either :P) So I did what any self respecting Texan would do when the air goes out...... I got the heck outta there. It helped that Nate was out of town all last week for a conference too :) So the kids and myself spent a week (and counting ;-) at Camp Grand and it was great! The kids love being around their Memaw and Pa and I love not having to cook every meal. We went to the zoo and just had a blast the whole time. I'm sure a normal person would be itching to get home, but I'm gonna miss it around here!


Thursday, May 05, 2011

Not Dead....

.... just out of my norm :) I promise to return next week, but I have to say, it's been really nice to take a few days off!