Saturday, August 14, 2010

aunt lucy is here!

My sister has been in town and I have not had time to do the rest of Scoot's birth story justice yet. It is also simply much harder to write than I thought it would be. I'll get back to it soon, but for now, I leave you with this picture of Scoot and Lucy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Project Life Tuesday 7/26 - 8/1

Monday, August 2, 2010
Aaron and Scoot both fell asleep in the living room. Scoot is still easy to transfer to her crib. Aaron usually waked up grumpy and is not so easy to transfer to his room! HA!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Aaron's attempt to keep up appearances in the neighborhood. He's hacking up the grass (ahem, I mean weeds) that's growing up between the sidewalk.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Scoot and I went to our best friend's house for a playdate. Bristol is only 2 days younger than Scoot, but look at that size difference! yowzers! Scoot is a little big for her age, but Bristol is also quite small for her age. They are laying on the quilt I made especially for Bristol.
Scoot's weekly growth photo. She's looking mighty long in this picture.

Thursday, August 5, 2010
I love watching storms come in. If we had a porch with a big swing and some rockers this would be even better! A porch is on my check list for our next house.

Friday, August 7, 2010
My car started acting up when I tried to go out this afternoon. I was positive that by the time Aaron got home it would be fine and make me look like a liar once again, but it was still broken so he called his dad to help him work on it. Luckily they were able to fix it and save us the time and money of taking it to the shop.

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Clover tore up the dog bed that use to be making her crate comfy. I hope she doesn't mind sleeping on the hard plastic pan because it will be a few days before I can get her a new one.

Sunday, August 8, 2010
We got together with some of Aaron's family to celebrate his sister Catharine's (on the right) birthday. Abbie was thrilled with a chance to hold and bounce Scoot since she hadn't seen her since she was 2 days old.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Not Me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

In the months that I couldn't record my Not-Me-Monday confessions on this here 'ol blog, I occasionally told my husband what I would have written here. He thought I was crazy. Plain and simple. I'm so glad to be back in the world where people understand what I'm talking about!

*I do not have 5 loads of clean laundry on my bed right now waiting to be folded and preventing me from going to bed. This is not especially sad since folding clothes is one thing that I can easily do while wearing Caroline in the baby carrier.

*I have not been thinking about (and dreading) the fast approaching return to school so much that it has been keeping me up at night. Since I'm already getting up anywhere between 1 and 3 times a night, I'd really prefer not to be consumed with back to school worries when its still 3 weeks away!

*Caroline will be 8 weeks old on Wednesday, so I am certainly not already thinking/wishing/dreaming about having another baby. Good grief! That would be a little bit crazy. People would cock their eyebrows at me if I dared to tell anybody! So lets not talk about it now, kay?

*My sewing machine has not been sitting on my kitchen table for the last 3 weeks. With a baby I never know how much time I'm going to have to work on a project, so in order to steam line the process and actually be able to get something done once in a while, I don't just leave everything sitting out. That would be so messy and make my husband so frustrated!

* I did not ignore people I know in Walmart tonight. Just because I remember them from 10 years ago, doesn't mean they'll remember me. And it would be just great to go up and make small talk just to realize that they, in fact, do not remember me. Good times!

I'm starting to confuse even myself by talking in the negative, so I'll leave you with that for tonight and come back tomorrow with a week's worth of pictures!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

melt my heart

Just about everything that Caroline does is precious to me. I could sit for days on end and do nothing but watch the many different faces that she makes. Getting up in the middle of the night for a feeding or two and cuddles doesn't seem so much like a chore as a privilege. Taking her in public and accepting compliments makes me glow with pride. Even changing diapers is an activity I'm not likely to pawn off on hubby or my mom.

But hands down the one thing that melts my heart each and every time is when she grabs on to us. It could be her little fingers wrapped around my finger, or her hand clutching a handful of my shirt as she nurses, or hanging on as she falls asleep. {I know its a reflex at this point, but that's where I believe God is amazing!}

Don't even get me started on seeing my husband with her!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hubby's To-Do List is Getting Longer

Growing up we had exactly 4 TV channels that came in clearly enough to be able to follow a 30 minute show from beginning to end. My sister and I spent summer days watching movies while my parents were at work. I knew nothing different until I went to college. My dorm room, and later my apartments, came with cable. And suddenly there was too much information at my disposal. Too many choices. Luckily I moved back home before I became a permanent couch potato. Then Aaron and I got married and could not afford an expensive cable bill on top of a mortgage, car payment, student loans, and necessary bills.

Now apparently, we've come into huge riches. Since we were changing internet providers, we decided to go ahead and *save* lots of money by bundling services. We got home phone (which we NEVER use), internet, and CABLE. I won't mention that the *deal* we got by bundling all these services could have been even better by ONLY getting internet!

So while I'm nursing and cuddling my little Scoot I have 400 channels to entertain me. More often than not, my remote lands on HGTV. And Aaron is not happy at all! Since watching HGTV I've gotten ideas for how I want to redecorate our master bed room (I even went so far as to find the fabric to make a new quilt), overhaul our bathroom, completely gut our kitchen (this one may involve removing part of a wall!) and sprucing up our front yard.

We have no money or time to do any of this, but it sure is fun to dream! I probably will make that quilt - which will clash terribly with our sage green walls - but at least I'll be able to justify all the time I've spent glued to these home improvement shows this summer!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Project Life Tuesday 7/26 - 8/1

Project Life Tuesday! I've been keeping up with my picture a day habit through my blogging absence, but I probably won't be going back to do a post about all those missed weeks. I tried to post a Project Life Tuesday post right before our internet went belly up, but it was already on the fritz and I never got pictures up for that post. I'll have to go back and remedy that soon. For the last 6 weeks I've had some very good subject matter! My challenge now is to not take the exact same picture each day.

Hop over to The Mom Creative to see the pictures Jessica has taken each day and visit some of the other lovely blogs that are linked up.

Everybody does their Project Life differently. I decided to keep the weekend pictures together, so my weeks go Monday - Sunday. Here goes...

Monday July 26, 2010 It's been super hot here, so Caroline spent all of today in only a diaper. She really doesn't mind though, this girl loves to be nekid!

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Caroline prefers to take her naps in a lap, but I can trick her into sleeping in the swing if I swaddle her up nice and tight.

Wednesday July 28, 2010 Today is Caroline's 6 week birthday! Each week I'm taking a picture of her on this lamb blanket wearing only a diaper to watch her grow.

Thursday July 29, 2010 Aaron got back from a business trip at 2am. He got to sleep in a little this morning and Scoot couldn't resist taking a snooze with Daddy.

Friday July 30, 2010 Caroline has been trying super hard to get her thumb in her mouth. Usually she ends up cramming her whole fist in her mouth, but today she managed to get just the thumb in there.

(Please forgive the fact that these last 2 are out of order. I uploaded them in reverse and can not get them to switch places! It doesn't help that I'm working on my Mac from school and I'm much more familiar with our home PC.) August 1, 2010 Daddy and Scoot are enjoying a quiet rainy Sunday afternoon by watching some movies and snuggling (and Scoot is napping).

July 31, 2010 We took Scoot on a little outing all the way to Richmond. We ate dinner at O'Charley's and then indulged Daddy in a trip to Bass Pro Shops.

Monday, August 2, 2010


We finally got internet back at our house after 4
months of paying for non-existent service. I'm happy to say that I'll be able to stay in touch now! A lot has happened since the last time I posted. Most importantly, we became a family of 3!

Caroline joined us in the middle of June! We were truly surprised and thrilled to be blessed with a sweet little girl. I was absolutely, willing to bet money, positive that we were expecting a little boy. But we didn't find out before the birth so that we would be surprised in the delivery room, and boy were we ever surprised! I even asked Aaron to verify after the doctor announced "It's a girl!"

Life has been busy and amazing in the six weeks since Caroline arrived. I'm loving every minute of being a mommy and spending my days with her. I still have a few weeks, but I'm already dreading going back to school at the end of the month.

I will be filling in all the details slowly as I hope to be back in the blogging grove and posting every week day in August to catch up. There are so many unread posts in my reader that I'll never be able to catch up there! But I'll be popping in and commenting a whole lot more now! I'm so glad to be back!