Sunday, July 29, 2007

I love living in Murfreesboro. There are so many more options and opportunities that Murfreesboro provides. From shopping and eating to churches and activities, there are many more choices than a small town provides. The one thing I don't like about Murfreesboro is that my family is not here. They live in McMinnville. Its not that far away, but it is still a drive you have to plan for most of the time. It makes it even harder with a three month old. This weekend, Justin, Mylie and I made it in to McMinnville for the afternoon. When we go in, we have to make our rounds, and try to make it to at least three or so different houses while we are in. Saturday, we went in to eat dinner with his mother. Boy, was it good. She lives on the lake in a beautiful house that makes me feel like I'm on vacation every time we are there. Growing up we spent a lot of weekends on the lake. It feels like home away from home. On our way to his Mothers, we stopped by my Mother's house. Mylie always loves a good nap with her Nanny (Mylie's Great Grandmother)and kisses from her Poppa (Great Grandfather). Nanny can hold her and rock her and she is out like a light. I remember Nanny's lap when I was small enough to sit in it. I still think that I could fit. I don't think she would object. Grammie (Mylie's Grandmother) can always find a fun toy to entertain Mylie if she wakes up. From there we stopped by Tish's house to see Regan and Ramsey. Kirby and Connor were there as well. Mylie and Connor are starting to notice each other and it is so cute to see them interact. Back a month or so ago, I took a picture of the two of them at my house and Saturday, I took another. I hope to continue getting a picture of the two of them each month as they grow. Connor can sit up now, so it was hard to keep him still enough to snap a picture. I'm sure it won't get any easier from now on.

The picture to the top, Mylie is two months old and Connor is four months old. The one on the right they are three and five months.

Also this weekend, Mylie and I spent some time outside. She loves to be outside. She loves to feel the wind in what little hair she as left! I decided to put her down on the grass to see what she would do. It didn't take her long to start eating it! She did like the way it felt in her hands and on her feet. She is so willing to try new things. It's funny, when we do something new, I can see her looking at me and judging my reaction before she reacts. I love this little girl more than words can say! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Swimming on Saturday

Last Saturday, Mylie, Justin and I went swimming at a friends house. We had so much fun. Mylie has loved the water since she was born. She loves to get a bath or go swimming. She doesnt even care if the water is a little cold. She splashes and kicks around and loves the way the water feels. I can put water on her head and she just smiles. When we are in the water she will constantly scoot herself down to get lower in the water. I didnt know babies loved the water so much! Here is a picture of her and her daddy. The sun was bright so it was hard to get her to look at the camera!

Tonight, Kirby, Wes, and Connor are coming by for a visit. I made potato soup and grilled cheese for dinner, I hope they like it! I hope to get a pic of Mylie and Connor tonight. I want to do a comparison from the last one I got of them over a month ago. I will try and post that later.

Happy Birthday to Carter J!

We love you, and wish you a fun filled day. Hugs and Kisses!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Its been a few days...

Since I have posted. We have been busy bees lately. The end of the month is very time consuming for me at work, and most of my free time has been devoted to that. Yesterday a friend and her baby and Mylie and me went shopping! We went to Babies R us and to Green Hills mall for some retail therapy. We had a wonderful dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. We were so tired that Mylie and I slept till 8:30 this morning. Today I have been making a CD for Mylie. I have the baby Einstein traveling melodies, but Justin and I want to pull our hair out when we are in the car. So, I got on itunes and I found songs by some of our favorites that are changed for children. The Eagles, Beach Boys, U2 and many more. Today, Granna (Justin's Mom) is coming down for a visit. Sorry no pics, I left my camera at a friends house last weekend. Some to come soon though.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Make New Friends...

I had forgotten how fun it is to make new friends until recently. While I was pregnant, Justin and I signed up for a prenatal and child birth class at the hospital. Little did we know we would gain so much from that class. Not only did we learn what to expect in delivery, but we met some of the nicest people too. We made friends with three other couples expecting their first child as well. We all became friends fast. We started by getting together to have dinner. It soon became a weekly tradition. We were all due about the same time and said we would get together after the babies were born. Well, little did we know that our next meeting would be in the hospital! Mylie was born on the 15th and two of the other girls had their babies on the 17th. All but one of us was in L & D at the same time. The other baby came a couple of weeks later. After everyone recovered, we started our dinners again. This week dinner was at our house. I fixed a salad and cooked baked spaghetti for dinner. For desert, I dipped strawberries and marshmallows in chocolate! Yum! One of the girls brought peanut butter chocolate bars too. They were delicious. The guys always sit out side and chat, while us girls talk inside with the babies. I think it will be so much fun watching them grow up together. I hope we stay friends a long time. There are two girls and two boys in the bunch. Now we are planning a vacation together. Smokey Mountains here we come!

**Mylie did such a good job at her pictures yesterday! I cant wait to share them! Her daddy was there with us and boy did he make her smile!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

3 months

Mylie is three months old today. Gosh, time flies. I wonder how often I will say that in the next 20 years. My baby girls is growing up already. Her favorite thing is to sit in her new high chair and watch Justin and I do what ever we are doing. Its funny, sometimes I can see the little wheels in her head turning. She is learning every second. She has found the TV and loves the colors and flashing of the screen. She also loves her daddy. Tonight when he came home from work, we were down stairs and Mylie was asleep on my chest. He sat down and I whispered something to him. When he spoke back, Mylie's head popped up and her eyes were wide open. She loves to talk to daddy when he comes home from work. She will look so intensely at him. You can already see the love in her eyes. There is something so sweet about a father and his daughter.

In this picture, Mylie is wearing her new dress that I found at Janie and Jack. I became a shopaholic when I became a mother. It is a small obsesion I have. I love to dress Mylie up everyday. They have such cute clothes for baby girls and I am a sucker everytime. Her closet is full, but I cant stop. Oh well, If Kirby has a girl next, she will be the best dressed, just like Mylie!

Madison's 1st Birthday Party

My friend Monica's baby girl is one today. Mylie had such a good time at the party. Thanks Monica for inviting us! Monica bought a water slide for the kids to play on in the back yard. Mylie enjoyed watching the bigger kids have fun. Madison, the birthday girl, didn't want to mess up her cake. Her Nana helped her figure out how to eat the cake.

Madison then wiped her nose and got cake up there. She was not happy.

There was a pinata too! The big kids had such fun swinging and hitting the pinata. We had a really good time.

This is Amber and Mylie on the couch playing. Mylie will talk to anyone who will listen. I don't know where she gets it.

Tomorrow we are going to have Mylie's pictures made at McAfee's in Morrison. I can't wait to see what Uncle Rod has instore for us! He does wonderful photography. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thumb Sucker

This is Mylie. She is now a "Thumb Sucker." At six weeks old she threw out her own "Bink" and decided she would rather have her thumb. It's funny because people react two different ways. Some say, "You will have such a hard time breaking her from that," or they say, "That's soooo cute!" I usually ask the ones who say the latter, if they sucked their thumb, if the response is yes, then I ask how long. Most say, "Until I was 15." Great, Im thinking. At least I could throw a "Bink" away. How do you remove thumbs from infants? Anyone?

On a different note, Mylie and Me went to visit her favorite cousin on Thursday. They had such fun playing in the floor. I cant wait to see how these two beautiful babies react to one another when they can actually talk and play. There is only a two month difference in Mylie and Connor. They learn so much in two months, its fun to visit Connor to see what Mylie will be doing next. Its also good for me, because Kirby can go through it first and tell me what works best! Ha!

Well, Mylie and Me are headed off to Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburg. Here's to a beautiful Saturday afternoon!

Friday, July 13, 2007

If everyone else jumped off a bridge....

I guess I would to. Alison, Paula, and Kirby have started blogs, so I thought I would too. This will be a very neat way for our family and friends to keep in touch and up to date with our lives. I have been reading blogs for a few years now and I have always wanted to start my own. Thanks to the girls for motivating me!