Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I got to be the MC. This is my impression of Earl Hickey reading off "The Most . . . " results.
Me checking people in and making sure they paid. Everyone did. I was happy.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We took advantage of the nice weather last week and had lunch outside. We don't have any patio furniture besides chairs so we made due with them. Georgia constantly lines her 3 chairs up. She rarely sits in them, just moves them around the patio and puts them in straight lines. By the way, she learned her lesson about not leaning back in a chair too far soon after this picture was taken. No worries, no blood.
Marc's high school, Sam Houston, has Young Life!!!! Campaigners is held at our house every Wednesday night. Georgia does not know she's not in high school. The girl in the green is one of the leaders and they are dedicated to these kids. They go pick them up and take them home each week. That's a better leader than I was!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
She climbs everything. She's on her way down in this picture.
I thought I'd get a little belly shot while I was spotting my monkey of a daughter.
Friday, October 3, 2008
These are two more of our Stroller Strides buddies, Samuel and Claire. Claire reminds me so much of Georgia at that age. She's very social and very vocal. I put this picture up because of the sign behind Georgia. I didn't read it while we were there and I only noticed it while looking back through the pictures. It reads, "May your heart for others be bigger than your pumpkin."
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Georgia's buddies John, Kate and Stella came to visit us last Friday. Their moms surprised me with baby gifts and chocolate chip cookies, too. We were only in Dallas for three months but made some life long friends.
I had a revelation this morning. It goes along with my David Bowie revelation and Micah's Matt Damon revelation. I like The Clash alot. Every time a song by The Clash comes on the radio I turn it up pretty loud. (I have my speakers in my car turned totally to the front so there's no super loud noise in the back with Georgia.) My David Bowie revelation came in 2003 when I was burning alot of mixed CD's. Almost every one of them had a David Bowie song on it. I finally realized, "I think I like David Bowie more than I thought before."
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Georgia said, "Cool" today.
She also answered, "yes" with her normal nod. We started working on saying yes and no with our head shakes and nods.
My big toe is now leaking stuff but at least the pressure isn't as bad. (Long story)
I might be getting highlights in my hair. It's a return to the fall of 1998. - C
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
We've introduced going to the potty to Georgia but haven't started formally potty training. I've heard from several moms, including my own, to go ahead and have the potty out and let her start sitting on it so that when she is ready we're all set up. She's been sitting on her potty for about a month now and I've started letting her sit on it without her diaper. Either last week or the week before she accidentally tee tee'd on the potty. Last night and today she has tee tee'd twice and I'm so excited.
I bought some M & M's to keep in the bathroom to use as a reward and I was so thrilled to give her her first one last night. It was funny. She hadn't ever seen one before so when I gave it to her she didn't know what to do with it. She looked at her potty and then at the toilet like maybe she was supposed to put it in one of those. I got one for myself and showed it to her and then ate it. She was still a little hesitant. After she ate it she asked for more. Even after she went the second time I had to remind her to eat it. Kind of funny. I'm just so proud of her. The next big step is going #2! - C
P.S. Either my camera or memory card is not working. Not that you would want to see any pictures celebrating these moments!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Kemps keep their house at 67 degrees during the night so Georgia had to borrow some of Ben's sweat pants to sleep in because we only brought onezies for PJ's. We both loved the cold house!! This is Georgia, Ben and Luke all ready for bed the first night.
There was something about the Kemp's bathtub that Georgia liked more than her own. I think it was the two fun people in there with her. She splashed half the water out of the tub the first night. She is smiling just like Marc in this picture - real big and a little crooked.
Here's baby Kate in her new bathtub duck. Ben kind of thought it should be his duck, too. Somehow we didn't get any pictures of Georgia and Kate. Oh well, we'll just have to go back to Amarillo again!!
Georgia and I had so much fun on our weekend away. She did great on the flight there and passed out on the flight back before we were even in the air. Luke is 4 1/2 and makes things with Legos that I'm pretty sure are hard for a 12 year old to make. Ben is almost 3 and is Mr. Social Man. He loves to be doing whatever your doing and is a sweet heart. He and Georgia did pretty much everything together the whole time. When we went for walks, he rode with Georgia. When we were walking through the parking lot, he held Georgia's hand. Too cute!! Kate is just the second sweetest baby in the world, Georgia is still the first. She's just sweet all the time and watches her big brothers do everything. I really think she'll be walking in a few months because she wants to keep up so badly. Precious family.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Please tell me you watched the men's 4 x 100 m freestyle relay Sunday night!! Marc and I aren't really into swimming but we are into the Olympics this year. As the race started we both tensed up a little bit. I don't know why I do this, but I kind of kick my legs a little bit thinking it will somehow make them swim faster. When Leezak (spelling?) made the turn and was on the French guys heels Marc and I both stopped breathing. If you haven't seen the replay in slow motion a million times then you're missing out. I still can't believe we won. It was crazy. I jumped up off the couch with a huge celebratory fist pump. Marc had the lap top in his lap so he stayed seated. It was a great time to be an American.
Please tell me you watched the opening ceremonies!! With every new thing the Chinese did it solidified my thought that we might not be able to pull something like that off. I can't believe the printing block things were people. The little boy that walked with Yao Ming was just adorable and kind of inspiring. I was going to say heartbreaking but it was his situation that was heartbreaking, not him. The final torch bearer was crazy!! I watched that part with George and Betsy. When he got to the top of the stadium and pulled one of the side cords off to give him the angle he needed I thought he was going to fall. It took a few minutes for our hearts to get back to a normal beat. And the fire works . . . WOW! I wish NBC hadn't cut to commercial. I would have loved to watch the whole thing. It was just over impressive.
Why are we into the Olympics this year as opposed to other years? The 2004 Olympics fell at the time of our wedding. Actually our wedding fell at the time of the Olympics. I can remember watching a few things on our honeymoon but lets be honest, we were on our honeymoon. We didn't watch the Olympics but we sure didn't miss Monday Night Football pre-season. During the 2000 Olympics I was working in Colorado and our TV didn't get any stations since we were living on a mountain. All we could do is watch movies which is why I know almost every word to 10 Things I Hate About You (RIP Heath). Marc didn't see the Olympics because he was too busy explaining to his parents why he had flunked out of UNT.
We're older now, we move a little slower in the evenings therefore we are watching the Olympics. I was debating last night whether I should go walk around the block a few times or not (walking at night helps me sleep, it's a pregnancy thing). When NBC showed a little clip of the 33 year old gymnast competing for Germany, I decided I could get my 28 year old butt of the couch and walk a little.
- Carlye Jo
Friday, August 1, 2008
It's not so bad so far. I started getting tired about 6 1/2 weeks, which was alot sooner than I had hoped. Georgia and I go to Stroller Strides everyday and get some good exercise in. For real, it's alot harder than I would be working myself if I were alone but it's all safe for moms-to-be. Today we worked our booties. Georgia goes down for a nap at noon and usually sleeps until at least 3 p.m. giving me plenty of time to take a 2 hour nap. The only time I feel a little yucky is in the evening after dinner and after G goes to bed. Maybe I'm hungry again, I don't know. I think I probably feel the same as I did with Georgia but I'm able to take better care of myself since I'm home. All in all, it's better than I thought it would be. I've still got a few more weeks until I'm feeling good all the time so I guess it could get worse!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Last night Georgia did her own Young Life skit. She held her head back while drinking her sippy cup and spun around about 5 times. She then dropped her cup and attempted to walk forwards. She slowly fell to the right and laid on the floor for a few seconds. Marc and I almost fell off the couch laughing at her.
I had to get a new battery in my car today which meant I had to reset the stations on my radio right away. I love the oldies station in Dallas, 98.7 KLUV. It's great. When I got it set today Margaritaville but Jimmy Buffet was on and Georgia IMMEDIATELY started dancing to it in her car seat. I listened to it and I guess it does kind of sound like a kids song. It has a xylophone and a kiddish beat to it. I thought it was funny. The next time you hear it you'll have to tell me what you think .
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Baby Bindel #2 is due March 9, 2009!