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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

9 Months and a Star Gazer

While we were on our trip RWS turned 9 months old. He is crawling up a storm, pulling up on everything, and already standing without holding on to anything. He still is the happiest little guy I know. He loves to eat. He does about half baby food and half food he can pick up and eat himself. He can drink out of a sippy cup, a little. He can say Ma and Da and Baba (bottle). He loves his sister more than anything. They just make each other laugh and laugh. It's probably the best thing I have ever watched. At the last appointment he weighed 20lbs 10oz (50-75%), was 28 1/4inches tall(50%), and his head was in the 95%. He wears size 4 diapers, size 3 shoes, and 9-12 month clothing. He has two teeth and I think he is about to get some more. He loves to "throw" the ball and play in the bath. He sleeps from about 7:30pm to 6:00am and take two naps a day. He is strictly formula fed now and take about 4 8oz bottles a day. I can't believe how fast he is growing, but it just keeps getting better!

 Look at my chompers!
 I'm getting so brave!
 Lucy, on the other hand is about to be 3 1/2, which is also extremely hard to believe. She is really into space right now, thanks to her dad. He reward for getting all of her stars on her reward chart was being able to look at the stars and moon through Daddy's big telescope. So, the other night we checked out the moon. She was really excited that she saw "space". I love that she gets excited about things like that!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

No Mo Chemo

When we got back from our trip we went straight to Auburn to see the kiddos and to celebrate my mom's "No Mo Chemo" party. She has been taking chemo for a brain tumor for 12 months, and July was month 12. She has been such a champ and we are so proud of her. She couldn't have done it without the help of my awesome Dad, who has been there every step of the way. It was really a celebration for both of them. My sister-in-law, Molly, got out her fine china and crystal for the special occasion. It was a perfect, not to mention delicious, dinner. Thank you guys for hosting. And thank you Mom for being such a trooper this year! Here's to many more to come.

 The beautiful dinner table.

 A very proud and happy family!
 Someone else was proud of Meme! Really she just wanted a piece of that cake. She waited very patiently, only asking about every hour we were there!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Punta Cana

Phillip and I took an anniversary trip this year. We went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was great! Weather was perfect, place was good, food was pretty good,and friends were awesome! We went with my college roommate and her husband. Thank goodness, because Phillip was down and out for a couple of days. Let's just say that they provide bottled water in your rooms for a reason. It was great to get away and celebrate 6 years of marriage. Can't wait for many more together!

This is the mountain where we went zip lining.
 Getting ready to go.
 Riding in the tree tops.
 We were actually on the Atlantic Ocean.
 The pool where we spent most of our time.
 Night life.

 The little tiki huts were awesome!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stennis Space Center

On our way to Momma M and Grandaddy's house we stopped at the Stennis Space Center to check out the new museum they built. It was a lot of fun. Lu is really into space and always wants her reward for her chore chart to be "to go to outer space." This is how we answered that. If you ever are crossing the Mississippi/Louisiana line, it is a great place to stop. They still have some work to do, but really fun to see.

Space shuttle made out of Legos
 Reynolds, the astronaut
 Phillip, the astronaut
 Lucy in a tire from the space shuttle
 This was part of the engine of the space shuttle.
 Reynolds was working on some experiments. He's brilliant!

 Lu and I had some space ice cream. Yum!

 I don't know the correct name for this, but you know, it's on the bottom of the shuttle. Fire comes know what I'm talking about. Anyways, it's big.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Crazy Week at School

This week at school was crazy week at Lu's school. The two days that she went were a lot of fun. Glad that Meme was here to see it.

 Mix and Match Day
 Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

Happy Birthday America! We celebrated the 4th with a visit from Meme and a swim in the neighbor's redneck pool. Hey, it works. We cooked out and threw poppers. We had a great time visiting with Meme. The kids had so much fun spending time with her. This year we didn't go any where to watch fireworks. Maybe next year we can make it. If we don't make plans in advance, more than likely it is not going to happen. Most of you with small children know what I mean. Yay America!

Listening to Meme play some tunes.

 Taking advantage of the neighbor's pool.
 Making a magical fairy garden with Meme.
 Hey, Mom, look at me!