Thursday, May 29, 2008

Eyes, Nose, Mouth

I think my baby's a genius (of course, I'm the MOM)! I've been pointing to my eyes, nose and mouth and Bethany's eyes, nose and mouth and saying, "Eyes, nose, mouth!" At this, she usually grins really big. Last night I said, "Where's Mommy's eyes?" She grabbed my glasses. Then I said, "Where's Mommy's nose?" She grabbed my nose! Little Miss Smarty Pants! The other night I was scratching my eye with my finger and she looked at me and said, "Eye!" I'm NOT kidding!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

NEVER Again!

So this past weekend we (Adam, the girls and I and MiMi and PaPa) decided to go to Riverfest. Riverfest is a 3 day long event full of concerts, food and family fun...or so I thought! We got there Friday evening and was very excited about seeing Huey Lewis and the News...the excitement faded as we walked slower and slower and slower. There were SOOOO many people there. It was so crowded you could hardly move. Keep in mind we had two little ones pretty much attached at the hip because we did not want to lose track of them. We stayed, oh...for the first song only and decided to leave before we got locked into the masses. There was every kind of person you could imagine there smoking (cough, cough) and drinking (ugh). Adam and I decided to go back Saturday night and see Better Than Ezra.

We stayed for about 4 or five songs and left. We only knew of one of the songs they were singing. Again, there were masses of people everywhere...very unpleasant. Needless to say, we will not ever be going back there. It was not enjoyable!
Most of the time we stayed at the hotel and napped and swam. We did a little shoe shopping...did I mention my feet? We did so much walking that my shoes rubbed blisters on my feet and I had to go buy some new ones which also rubbed blisters on my feet!
Sunday we decided to cut our losses and head home even though the festivities were still going on. We stopped and did some sight seeing on the way and had a really fun day.

MiMi, PaPa and the girls

A butterfly landed on Shel's finger and she was super excited about it!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Yesterday afternoon we decided to get on our swimsuits and spend some time at the lake. It was a gorgeous day but, oh my, the water was COLD!!! We didn't really swim, we kind of just stood in the water and after we had enough, dried off and watched Shelby swim. Shelby had a blast, Bethany wanted to drink the water and Adam and I just enjoyed watching the girls and relaxing. I have a feeling we'll be spending a lot of tine at the lake this summer...

Bethany in her first swimsuit

Shelby and her floaties

Daddy kissing his baby girl

Bethany and I as she just finished trying to lick lake water from her hand! Gross!

And yes, I know, I need some sun!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bethany's Walking!!

Bethany's on the move now! She's been standing on her own for a while now and has been taking a couple of steps at a time before she crashes, but now she takes several. She can walk across the room pretty easily now! I can't believe it!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to All You GREAT Moms!

We started out celebrating mother's day with grand plans...but they all too quickly changed. Our family was on our way to Dallas. We were talking and laughing and having a good time and then it hit Adam--NAUSEA!!! He started feeling AWFUL!!! We were only about an hour or so into our drive. I said, "Let's just go home. It wouldn't be any fun for you to be sick." Reluctantly, he agreed and we turned around and headed home. Even though we had already reserved and paid for one night's stay at a hotel, it turned out okay. Adam went to bed right when we arrived back home and woke up Saturday feeling better. I don't know what caused this horrible attack, but we're thinking it could be his gall bladder. He's had similar attacks before.
Anyhow, we enjoyed a lazy Saturday morning and decided to make the best of the day. Around lunch time we got in the van and headed about 45 minutes down the road. On the way we stopped at the lake and enjoyed some beautiful scenery and took a few pics. Then, when we arrived at our destination, we enjoyed a walk through Art in the Park, Adam and Shelby cooled their toesies by wading in the nearby stream, a little shopping and a scrumptious dinner at Outback complete with a Chocolate, Chocolate Tower (an enormous piece of ooey, gooey chocolate cake with sweet raspberry sauce and delicious vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce.) BTW, Adam, Shel and I couldn't even put a dent in it so now it is in our fridge!
Below are the sweet things my daughters and husband gave me on my special day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Takin' a Hike

Monday night we went on our VERY FIRST nature hike! We enjoyed it a lot! There's some beautiful scenery around here and we're looking for other places to hike. The girls enjoyed it too!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Movie Night

Friday nights are usually family movie night at our house. We make a pallet of blankets in the living room floor and watch a movie that we have started renting from Red Box. You know, that movie vending machine outside of McDonald's? Well, this weekend our movie night was changed to Saturday night and we actually went to the movies (Yay! It's been so long!) and saw Horton Hears a Who (which is very cute, BTW). And, yes, we had the two girls in tow. Shelby LOVES to go to the movies but this was Beth's first movie going experience. Let's just say Mom and Dad didn't get to see too much of the movie. Bethany constantly wanted down on that nasty movie theater floor so I was constantly wrestling her to be still and be quiet. Shelby, on the other hand, enjoyed the movie immensely. I think it will be a little while before Bethany is old enough to enjoy catching a show!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Bethany's been going through a rough patch lately. It all started 4 or 5 days ago when she all of a sudden started throwing up (and I mean EVERYTHING) her night time bottle. Then, she started not wanting her bottles during the day. Then, she started gagging and not eating her baby food. I was getting sooo worried! I took her to the doc yesterday and she looked in her mouth and said she looked like she was getting 3 teeth AT ONCE! That was more than likely the problem...all those teeth at once was causing her poor tummy to be upset from the pain. I did not even think of that! She is doing better now. I've been giving her Tylenol and am being gentle on her food and bottles. She hasn't thrown up in a couple of days. Maybe she's through the misery!