Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hold on to Your Hats!

Life's been busy and I've not been blogging. Shall we catch up?

Two precious people have been waiting to give birth to baby girls during this month. I really thought my sister-in-law, Emily would have her baby before July 4th. I was sooo wrong.

Let's begin with Thursday. Happy Birthday to my father-in-law, David! On this day, my brother, Brett's, family came in from San Antonio. My parents will be keeping their boys while they vacation. Also, my Uncle Joe's family came into town. My parents hosted my grandmother, Aunt Sasa and Uncle Ralph, Uncle Joe, Laura, and twin boys Mike and Jack, Brett and Jenny, Zach and Ethan, Blake and Jaime, Maddie and Macie, and Audrey and me. That's seven kids ages 5 and under. Fun fun!

Saturday, Michael's sister, Melissa surprised everyone when she, Matthew, and Meredith came into town. We had dinner and fun with the Halls, Burrows, and Averys! Emily still hasn't had her baby yet!

Sunday. Happy 36th Anniversary to my parents! WooHoo! Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law, Janie! We had Sunday lunch over at the Halls and waited to see if Emily would go into labor. Nope. We went home and I took my Sunday afternoon nap. While getting ready after my nap, we got this video of Audrey.

Monday, I went out to visit Zachary and Ethan again. Zach's birthday is soon, so I took him shopping! He is definitely Brett's kid. He wanted something from the dollar area at Target. I convinced him to look in the toy section for something better. He looked over everything and chose something on clearance! What a great kid to shop for!
While visiting these boys, I find out that Lori, my college roomie, has had her baby! Sophia Grace arrived at 1:10, weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz. Everything went well! YAY! I'm sure big sister, Faith, is thrilled!

On my way out of Rockwall, I get a call from Emily. She has seen her doctor again today, and she's at a 7/8. Are you kidding! You're still holding in this baby!!! She went home and would go back later Monday night to have the baby. Molly Christine came into the world weighing 7 lbs, 6 oz.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Memories and Fun

Got this from Lori and Dee Dee. Play if you would like!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot-- or just from blogland-- anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

7 Quick Months

Little Miss Audrey is 7 months today! I simply can not believe it! She has changed so much in the last two weeks - it is stunning!

For the most part, Audrey has become a happy person!!! I've been waiting for the day that I could say that! A couple of Sundays ago, we had lunch with Michael's family and the topic of her "contentness" kept coming up. They simply couldn't believe what they were seeing. (I couldn't either, really.)

She has left rolling behind in the dust. You can almost hear her say that rolling is for babies. She is almost crawling. She sure has figured out how to pull herself around. Each half day, I see improvements. She's better at night than she was that morning. The next morning, she'll be better than she was the night before. And she gets so excited about going anywhere in the room she wants! She kinda sounds like a panting dog - it's funny. The video below was taken a few days ago, so she has improved on her crawling skills.

Audrey typically goes to bed 7 or 7:30 and won't stir until 5. That's still an hour earlier than what the doctor said she should be able to do, but I'm not going to fight it. She goes right back to sleep after I nurse her. If she were a chubbier baby, I might let the feeding opportunity pass.

She LOVES running around the house with her daddy. She kicks her legs as they do this. I think she believes she's running on her own. I've noticed that when she hears the garage door go up that she gets excited and looks around for Michael to come in. So cute!

Audrey is still doing well on the baby food. Looks like the Apple and Blueberry Mix is boring her. I just keep buying it because it looks sooo good! I think her favorite is Plum-Banana-Brown Rice Mix. It looks like we lucked out on not being allergic to bananas. That's a pretty big allergy on Michael's side of the family. Whew!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Lori's Baby Shower!

My college roommate for four years, Lori, had a baby shower on Sunday. She is expecting her second daughter, Sophia, in just a few short weeks.

Lori and I were inseparable for most of our collegiate life. We didn't really know each other before rooming. She lived in Austin, and I lived in Dallas. My sister-in-law, Jenny, had a friend at ACU that tried to put another girl and me together. When I finally got around to calling that girl (I was sooooo shy that I couldn't bring myself to call her), she had found a roomie and set me up with her friend, Lori. That was God working, let me tell you!

Lori and I got along so well! We were both education majors, so we tried to have every class together. She made a great study partner! She had a boyfriend freshman year and we had him always have someone for me when they went out on dates because we didn't want to be apart. Horrible, I know! I bet he hated me! We used to joke about how we needed to find boy versions of each other to marry. Funny, I'm nothing like her husband and Michael is not like her!

Michael, Audrey, and I made the trek to Abilene and back on Sunday. You're probably feeling bad for Michael, but he had a lot of studying to do and he got the time to do that. He sat in the back with Audrey on the way there. Audrey did great! She had very few tears and mostly smiles. This was Audrey's first trip. If you had told me 2 or 3 months ago that I'd be able to make this trip with Audrey staying happy, I would have laughed in your face. Audrey has really made a turn around lately. I have to credit Gerber Puffs, toys, peek-a-boo with a burp towel, and baby food for keeping Audrey happy. She slept 30 minutes on the way there and about an hour on the way back.

What made my Sunday was seeing my beautiful friend all round and precious and Audrey doing so much better than what I was expecting! Thank you Lord!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Free Friday Night Fun

Wondering what you could do tonight that was fun and free? Why not get a slurpy at 7-11? Today is July 11 (7-11) and so you can get a free slurpy! Oh happy day!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

After the Fourth

We survived the 4th of July. Audrey woke up hoarse Friday, so I didn't make her get accustomed to the swimming pool like I was hoping to do. We did have a lot of fun though. We spent the day with family, friends, swimming, and eating. Sadly, I didn't even go outside to see fireworks. Holidays are quieter when you have a sleeping baby.

Happy Birthday to Blake and Maddie!

Here's a video of us playing with Audrey today.