Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
And I haven't even been able to make an official announcement (I think word may have spread anyway) but... I AM PREGNANT! I am about 14 weeks...due July 31. We are so excited! The first trimester exhaustion may have played a big role in my lack of blogging too. OK, I know, enough with the excuses, but I do hope to at least start catching up this weekend so hang in there, don't give up on me yet!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Soaking it all in!
YAY" after she loosened up a little.
mimicking the dancers! LOVE IT!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
She may kill me one day for this, but I just could not leave this out! After breaking our arrangement that she could "get down" in Hancock, ONLY if she did not run away from Mommy, Raylee made it quite clear that she did not like the results Mommy imposed. I then had to HOLD her. What torture...right? Well any of you who have ever had a strong willed toddler as I do, know what it is like to feel your blood boil while they kick and scream to no avail and every eye within 100 yards is on you like glue. I continued to hold my place in line, not going to give up my spot because we had been in line so long already, while my "sweet angel" kicked, screamed, cried and went limp over an over all while nearly tearing my clothes off. All happening while flashbacks of myself saying "my child will never" ran through my head!
After this went on for probably 10 long minutes in the store, we finished checking out and headed to the car where I hoped the light at the end of the tunnel would come... But, no! After many scoldings and attempts to put a stop to the madness, and another 10 or 15 minutes later, while going down the interstate, I decided I would be the one to give up. NOT GIVE IN! Just give up trying to make it stop and just relax despite the ear piercing screams coming from behind me. So as I breathed deeply and sang silently to myself, I decided to capture this precious moment on film to share with all of you!
Much to my surprise, this was the answer I was looking for. As I was filming (and yes, driving) I simply asked her, "Are you through?" And out of no where, IT STOPPED! She just simply said, "Uh huh" while nodding her head. I about died! If I had known that was all it took, I would have used those words MUCH earlier!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thanks to all of my friends and family who were there to wish me a Happy Bday! I am so blessed to have such a great family and so many great friends. Love you all and thanks again!
And these pics of her with the "puppy" that she literally carried around during her weekend with Mimi and Pop.
After a long night of trick or treating, partying, and eating WAAAAAAY too much candy, we stayed and hung out a little bit with Bryan and Tracy since all the teens had headed out to do their own thing. And there is nothing like ending a long and busy day with nice cold glass of milk and "cookies"! (which were actually crackers, but Raylee called them "cookies")
Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinkerbell!
Michael was such a good sport, and agreed to dress as Peter Pan only if he did not have to wear tights! We had already decided on Raylee's Halloween costume (made by Nana) so we had to come up with something to go with her, and something that I could easily make myself. So Peter Pan and Wendy were the obvious choices! Below are pics of Raylee accepting "Best Costume" award for our family, singing "Some Day My Prince Will Come" during karaoke, and looking a little dazed and confused late in the evening with some party jewelry on.
And pictured below with Raylee: Peter Pan, Veronica Corningstone and Ron Burgandy from Anchorman, Spiderman, Abbi Scuito from NCIS, Wendy, and Spencer dressed as Michael's Dad! There were so many good costumes, I am sorry that I did not get pics of them all.
So glad to have been able to spend time with friends and family! We had such a blast!