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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brush 'em Brush 'em Brush 'em

We started brushing LAS's teeth. She actually really doesn't mind it. It doesn't really do too much, just kind of gets them used to it. I also started giving her tofu. She loves it. It is really easy for her to pick up and feed herself. Mom and Dad even had a tofu pot pie, not too bad. We have had a great week. We needed it after last week. She is still just taking one step, but more are quickly on their way! Lu has gotten very good at drinking from her sippy cup and is extremely proud of it. She is getting so big!

Trying to escape!

Very proud of her juice cup! She is very good at it now. She kept showing off for me. It was funny.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A LONG week

Sorry for the lack of posts. LAS had her first ear infection last week. It was one of the worst weeks we have had in a long time. Lack of sleep, cranky baby, and I don't make a good mix. Poor Phillip! Does anyone have any suggestions for a baby that doesn't sleep? We have tried about everything. I have just come to the realization that I don't have a sleeper. All I know is that one day it will be better. Until then, we just look forward to that day. She is still sweet as she can be. She also took her very first step last night. She did it two times. They were very wobbly and we aren't very close to walking, but she did step. Also, some of my friends from college were here for a 30th birthday celebration and I got to spend a lot of time with them. It was so great to have a little mini vacation. We had a blast. Thanks for including me guys!
I will be a better poster this week. Hopefully I can catch Lu walking on video!

This is how she fell asleep.

Playing with the Kleenex. Loving it!

Then she found the toilet paper.

We tried to get some pictures for the Christmas card.


Happy Birthday Jeanna!

Watching the Auburn game. War Eagle!

Me, Ivy, and Kelly

Jeanna singing on the way home. Kelly was not impressed.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Pictures and Friends

Our friend Ivy has an amazing house out on Pensacola Beach and our family went for a visit. We took LAS's Christmas dress and made our Christmas card pictures. I think that they turned out great! I got to spend the weekend with some great girls too! I stayed the night with them and we had a great time. It was nice to get away for a night. Thanks Phillip!!

The family

Ivy, Shelly, Kelly, Jeana, and Me

Monday, November 9, 2009

Phillip's Big Surprise

(the invitation)

My husband, Phillip, turns the big 3-0 this month and I put together a really big surprise. I told him we were going hiking and renting a cabin in Northern Alabama. He also was supposed to get a 55 minute foot massage. Why would he believe that? What we really did was go to Talladega Super Speedway. He is not really a huge NASCAR fan, but has always wanted to be the driver on the car commercial where it says "closed course, professional driver." This is the closest I could get. So, Phillip took a class and got to drive a race car 6 laps around the track. It is all through the Dale Jarrett racing school. I also surprised him by inviting some family and friends. He had no clue. It was so nice for everyone to come out and wish him a happy birthday. We have some great people in our lives. Don't worry LAS didn't miss out. She was there and I even made her a cute NASCAR dress. I tried to google one to buy, but had no luck. I like mine better. Phillip's top speed was 176 mph. He did great and we had a lot of fun.
Ready to ride! My shirt is the same picture from the ivitation.
Lu and Momma M

Christian, cheering on Phillip

Denise, Brian, Allison, and Emory
His certificate after he finished. Highest speed 176!

Lu's one of a kind dress!

Great race Dad... high five!

race car cake (cupcakes)

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Spooktacular Weekend

We had a great weekend. We finalized our Halloween costumes on Friday night with a trip to WalMart. Note: The WalMart on Hwy 29 is always packed and usually pretty scary. That was night because it was Halloween weekend. Avoid it at all costs. Saturday we got LAS all dressed up in her cute little lamb costume and went to a fall festival. We were very excited about getting her out and seeing some great things. Not so much. I almost had a panic attack because there were so many people in one place. Literally. I had to get out of there. There wasn't really anything for her to do and there were thousands of people inside the church. I know that it was great for the kids, but next year her dad might have to take her by himself. I have figured out what gets to me and it is not fun! After a little nap we all got ready and went to a Halloween party/30th birthday for our friend Scott. His wife had everything planned out to the "T". Phillip and I went as Double Dare contestants. I am proud to say that we one the costume competition and received a bottle of wine and a beautiful trophy. Lu played with her friends and we had a great time! They always throw a good party. Sunday we went to church and then played at Gymboree for a little bit. It was a great time! I am sad I can't put her in her costume anymore. She really did great in it.

At the fall festival.

She really couldn't move any body parts so she sat pretty still.

Playing with Jersey and Natalie. We had already put on our PJs.

The winners and their trophy!

We are going to try and get a new one every year and display them!