Thursday, August 30, 2007

First meal

I was worried Mylie would not know what to think about eating off of a spoon. She was a pro! She grabbed my hand and pulled it straight to her mouth. She likes to eat her cereal. She will only eat about 10 bites, then she is ready to play with her highchair and the cereal in her mouth!

This is her with the mess she made. We took her straight to the bath.

I could not get the video to load. If anyone can help, please let me know how to do this.

Mylie's first movie!

Last night, my friend Tamera and Mylie and I went to the movies. I was very unsure of how Mylie would handle the noise and the bright screen. She loved it! She actually watched about 20 min. of the movie before falling asleep. We went to the late show and saw the Nanny Diaries. It was very cute. Not sure I would have rated it PG 13. It was somewhere in between that and a R. But, none the less, it was a good movie with a very good ending. I wish I had read the book first, maybe I will do that now instead. I have to say that the boy interest in the movie is very nice to look at. She calls him Harvard Hottie! And so he is!

Thanks to Mom, we got our new computer and thanks to Jordan, we have it set up! I love it and it makes it so much easier to work from home. Thanks to Gail for the wireless router, so I can sit downstairs, or anywhere, and get so many things done. We also got photoshop. I cant wait until I have time to learn this program. I messed with it a little so far and the picture at the top is one of my favorites! If anyone has a book on photoshop, I would love to borrow it!

Saturday, we are going to a friends house to watch the UT football game! I cant believe it is that time of year again. GO VOLS! Most of mine and Justin's family are vols fans. Justin and I even spent a year in Knoxville at school. One of our favorite things about that town and school are the football weekends.

Mylie has started cereal. I have feed it to her with a spoon. We got video of the first bites and I hope to have them posted soon! It is too funny. She is growing everyday. I think she has hair envy, she keeps pulling mine out. We are sitting here together typing this post. She wants to be doing whatever I or Justin are doing all the time. We finally have a nap routine as well and sleeping though the night still. She is the bestest baby in the whole wide world. Well, Connor runs a close second.

Justin finally has the weekends off from work, so hopefully we will be able to go see the family more often. We miss you guys!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Too Funny

My friend linked to this on her blog and it was just too funny not to share. First click here and then visit her blog here. Get ready to wet your pants! Hope all is well.

Tomorrow is Justin's Birthday! He has to work in the morning, and then the family is going out to celebrate! He will be two years shy of the big three-oh!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Blog Tag

Thanks Alison, I know I haven't posted in a while. I am waiting on my new computer that should be here hopefully tomorrow! We are getting a lap top which will make it easier to work and play.

8 Things You Might Not Know About Me and Mylie.

1. I can not stand someone who lies. I can't take the drama. It drives me crazy.

2. I am pretty good at teaching myself. I do not like to be shown how to do something. I would rather try and figure it out by myself. I have taught myself Quickbooks and other computer programs.

3. Most of my friends are older than me. I don't know why this is, but it's just the way things work out. I guess it's because I can not stand catty girls. And again with the drama. Most of the friends are old enough to be my mother.

4. My car is a mess. Except for the outside. Dad washed it this weekend for me! Thanks Dad! I have trouble keeping the inside clean. In my car at any given time there is usually water bottles, burp clothes, blankets, a stroller, wrapers, dishes, plastic cups, receipts, bills, you name it it's probably there. If they only played "Let's Make A Deal" with items in your car I would be a big winner!

5. Mylie is starting to really laugh. Her daddy makes her laugh by fake yawning and snoring. It is sooooo cute!

6. Mylie got her shots today. She was very good and only cried a few minutes. She weighed 15.8 lbs and was 24 inches long. Doc said she was very healthy.

7. I hate insects of all kinds. They make me want to scream like a little girl. I hate ants, crickets, grass hoppers, spiders, and really anything that jumps at you without warning.

8. Peels. I love it when Justin is sunburned and his skin peels. I like to pull it off. Even when I was little, I would pull the "peels" off of Dad. I could pick at them forever. Gross, I know.

I want to tag Tam and Natalie next.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's Official

I turned in my notice at work. After much thought and prayer, Justin and I decided it would be best if I stayed at home with Mylie. I told my boss I would work until the end of November or until he found someone to replace me, which ever comes first. We have been toying with this idea since Mylie was born. Before I had her, I felt for sure that I would want to continue my carrer. I just knew that I would want to keep doing my own thing. Boy, how that changed. Mylie is "my thing." I can't imagine leaving her during tax season, right when she would be learning to walk and talk. I am so thankful that I have a supportive family and husband. I know that we can make this work. Thanks to a good friend as well, because she is going to let me keep her little girl to give us some extra income! I am so excited about this new step in our lives. I also really want to concentrate on keeping my house organized, and cooking meals. I would love to start eating healthier and not eat out as much. Now, I will have the time to plan meals and cook! I am so excited.

Oh and Happy Back to School to all my teacher friends! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We are going to Pap and Emmy's house for some swimming!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

How hot is it?

So, while I was at work yesterday, Justin was keeping Mylie. He called and said that we had a problem. Of course, everything possible started running through my mind. He said our air conditioning had went out. Great, I thought. When it rains it pours. Our freezer had just went out the day before and we had to go and get a new one. All of my milk had thawed and ruined. Anyway, I finished up at work, and went home to get Mylie. When I got home, Justin was hot and irritated. Mylie was asleep in the pack and play in just a diaper. She was still sweaty. I loaded us up and went to a friends house for dinner while Justin waited on Rosco Brown to come and fix the air. Luckily, they got there in a couple of hours and Justin was able to come and eat dinner with us. Our compressor had gone out and most of it was still under warranty. The man said it might be cool by in the morning, so Mylie and I went to stay at Grammie's house for the night. We had so much fun. Mom, Nanny, Poppa, and I staid up until midnight talking. Nanny was working on a scrapbook about her childhood. She and Poppa shared some very interesting stories. It is amazing to get a glimpse of their childhood. Nanny was raised in the city while Poppa was a country boy. It is funny how different things were for them. I wonder what my grandchildren will think of our life now. What things will there be in 40 something years, that they wont believe that we lived without? Mylie will not know a world with out computers and cell phones. She will not ever live in a neighborhood where you can leave your door unlocked during the day time. Name one thing that has come along in your life time that you could not live without now. Post a comment!

We are back at home now, and the air is much cooler! Cant wait to get that electric bill!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Night In Chattanooga

Friday Mylie and Me drove down to Chattanooga to spend the night with Pap and Emmy. Kirby, Connor and Regan met us there. We had so much fun. Friday night Dad took us to Olive Garden to eat. The food was delicious and we had fun watching Emmy give the server a hard time. Saturday, we all went to the Mexican restaurant and had lunch. From there, the girls and Connor went shopping at Hamilton Place Mall. Boy, was it crazy. It was tax free weekend and you would have thought that they were giving the clothes away. There were so many people everywhere. We managed through the crowds and shopped till we dropped! When we got back to Dad's house, Emmy had made homemade chocolate ice cream. So, I took some to go. We traveled back through McMinnville and dropped by to see Grammie, Nanny, and Poppa. Mylie and I were exhausted from all the shopping and traveling. We finally arrived home at nine Saturday night. We were glad to see Justin and our beds!

I just had to take a picture of Mylie and her Nanny. They were wearing the same color and just looked too cute!

Today we went to Jake and Janet's for a birthday party. Happy Birthday Kelly! It was to hot to swim for Mylie so, we were inside most of the day. Now, she and her daddy are crashed out. I guess the sun really drained the both of them! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Two nights in a row!!

Mylie has slept in her own bed, with the lights off and the door shut! Now, before this, some of you know Mylie was sleeping through the night, but she was sleeping in OUR bed. We decided to try and see if she would sleep in her own bed. So, we started out by letting her take naps in her bed and then put her to sleep in her bed the other night. I slept so much better and I think she did too! Both mornings, I have had to wake her to feed her. She was kind of awake, but not fully awake so I brought her in my bedroom to nurse. She is still taking her naps through the day and seems a little happier. I hope she is sleeping much better. Last night, I woke three times, not because of a noise, but because of the lack of noise. I would stare at the monitor waiting for her to wake up, but she didn't. I also missed snuggling with her, but I know this is for the best.

Also, I have quit one of my bad habits! I have been without it for 36 hours and counting. I am struggling today and chewing the inside of my lips! So, please leave a comment and say something encouraging.

We are off to visit Poppa D for the next few days! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mylie and the Gang

Last night we went to dinner at a friends house. It was the group with the babies that get together once a week. We had so much fun taking pictures and talking. It is so nice to have friends that are going through what you are going through and really understand your situation. Here are a few pictures from last night. Its funny how you can start to see their little personalities show through.

You can click here if the stupid slide show isn't working. I thought this was supposed to be easy.