Saturday, July 31, 2010

Get Out Of My Head

It's a pillow. It's a pet. It's a pillow pet. I cannot get this dang jingle out of my head. Anybody else?? No? Okay.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hair, Hair Everywhere

If any of the following applies to you, please read on: you have long hair, you have a dog, you have hardwood and/or tile floors, or you want to come clean my house. Between my constant hair shedding and Boone's constant hair shedding, we accumulate quite the mess of hair balls and dust all over the house. One would think that a short-haired dog would not shed (or that it would be minimal) but then one would be so, so wrong. The only carpet in the house is in our closet which leaves alot of square footage that is wood or tile. So, I'm reaching out to you fellow bloggers and/or readers of blogs -- what has worked for you in hard floor cleaning? My current regimen consists of a broom, a canister vac, a dustbuster, Swiffer WetJet, and Mop & Glo. I am desperate for a little shake up in this routine. Let me hear ya...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Oh My

I am still thinking about things in terms of weeks. As in, baby Caroline is 8 weeks old today. The other night at a MOPS dinner, someone said "Oh, your baby is 2 months old, right?" and I found myself saying, "No, she's almost 8 weeks...oh wait, yeah, I guess that is pretty much 2 months". I know everybody says it so I'll just join 'em...how DOES it go by so fast??? Some of my favorite things that we're seeing alot of these days: bright eyes, gummy smiles, less poopy diapers, regularity (sleeping, eating, etc.), cooing, gurgling, laughing, and neck strength. She is beautifully and wonderfully made. We are so lucky to be her parents.

We've had a few days of random rainfall here. Thankfully we don't get out too much so we haven't gotten soaked. Boone does NOT like thunder. He barks at it with his biggest big boy bark. Caroline is not a fan of his biggest big boy bark. Did you know that a baby's scream registers the same as a jackhammer? 130 decibels. Well, now you know.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flashback Friday

My Birth Announcement - 1983

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Care-o-lion

Our pediatrician got us on this kick of calling Caroline, "Care-o-lion". Her daughter's middle name is Caroline and her son says "Care-o-lion". It stuck and now we say it all the time -- usually followed by a little "roar". So, I was really excited to find a lion Pacimal at Kids Village. Initially, the pink Pacimals caught my eye (pig, bear, etc) but when I spotted this cutie, I knew it was meant to be!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Abilene

We just returned from Caroline's first overnight trip to Abilene. Visiting with family is always good for the soul and it was good to visit with friends too. Here are some pictures...enjoy!



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Couch to 5K

I hate running. But in running's defense...it requires very little gear and I can do it with baby girl in tow. So, I have started this 9-week program called Couch to 5K. I have pretty much been on the couch or in bed for the past 6 weeks...and several weeks before that too! So, the name is quite fitting I think.


I am going to try this along with some Pilates & Yoga classes at LA Fitness. I have just completed week 1 and so far, so good. To keep track of my distance, I am running on the track at the high school. I have to run pretty early in the day before it gets to be a zillion degrees outside. My goal is to do it straight through in 9 weeks. Then I will try to actually run a 5K in October. I guess I am making this public in hopes that someone will ask me how it's going...and if I've given up...then I'll feel like a bum...or lie to them. And I don't want to feel like a bum or lie! So wish me luck...I'm gonna need it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flashback Friday

Baby Boone - Spring 2005

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Prophesy

Remember this dream...? While not 100% sure, I'm pretty sure this child DOES have red hair along with her big blue eyes. (Disclaimer: She doesn't quite have enough hair yet to be sure) Don't worry, I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

TV

My little sister is 8 years old so she keeps me up to speed with what is going on in kid world, including what's on TV for kids. After watching TV with her...wow...there is some crazy stuff out there. I realize that makes me sound old. I don't care. By the way, here is a super cute picture of my little sister holding Caroline.


So anyways, back to TV. Right now, Caroline pretty much just watches what we watch (or at least hears what we watch). This mostly includes Rangers games, channel 8 news, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Caroline Manzo is her favorite character, obviously). As for later on in life, I really want her to watch the same cartoons and shows that we watched growing up. Here are some that I loved to watch...I wonder how many of these actually still come on TV??

  • Looney Tunes
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Scooby Doo
  • Sesame Street
  • Fraggle Rock
  • The Jetson's
  • The Flintstone's
  • Care Bears
  • My Little Pony
  • Berenstein Bears
  • Punky Brewster
  • Full House

If you are a child of the 80's like me...what were some of your favorites?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

GO RANGERS!

When you have a newborn baby, you spend quite a bit of time at the house. Lucky for us, the Rangers play on TV almost every night and we really enjoy watching the Rangers play -- and win! We're going to take Miss Caroline to her first game in a couple months -- hopefully on $1 hotdog night :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flashback Friday

River Trip - May 2006

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rollercoaster

My hormone levels are a bit like a rollercoaster these days. I have to be careful when watching TV because little commercials like this one will pop up and the waterworks turn on!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Care Package

My good friend Danielle gave me a wonderful care package a few weeks ago. It contained some of my favorites like...

and...


She also gave me this devotional. I really like it for a few reasons: there is one devotional for each calendar day, the devotionals are precise and to the point, they are written from Jesus' point of view, and there is relevant scripture for each one. If you need something new, I definitely recommend it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

1 month

1 month ago today, I was in Labor & Delivery at Dallas Presby...


And then at 4:56pm, she came and my heart started beating (really beating) for the first time.


And then I ate ice-cream...and stayed up all night staring at her. Best. Day. Ever.


We have officially been a family of 4 for a whole month now. I love my little family of 4. Aren't they cute???


Boone sure does love his little sister and I'm certain that she will love him too -- once she figures out what exactly he is. I am so thankful that he is gentle with her and doesn't lick her (he doesn't lick anybody though). Every so often he will touch his nose to her nose. It's precious.

"The sum of us is greater than all our parts."
-Maya Angelou

Flashback Friday

Hilton Head - August 2009

Thursday, July 1, 2010