Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!

We are turning in early. We will watch the ball drop in NY and then go to bed.

Mylie is finally crawling. Today was the first day for her to scoot across the floor! I am so excited! Time to baby proof everything, because I am sure it won't be long before she is pulling up on her own as well. Also, her top right tooth is on its way in. She has been having a hard time with it, so I am sure we will have a very interesting night. I am using lots of teething toys and some Tylenol. She is quite pitiful.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a blessed and merry Christmas.

We are busy running around visiting all of our family.

Take time to remember the reason for the season.

Monday, December 17, 2007


I'm not sure what it is about Christmas and babies that makes me want to get crafty. I like to make things for gifts, but as most of you know I am not very crafty. I linked to a blog off of Alison's that told how to make the fleece blankets. I also saw that Hancock's had there fleece on sale, so I decided to give it a try. This is what came of it. It is really easy to do and does not take very long to make. I did not realize that fleece was so expensive. It is not that bad if you catch it on sale for half price. I used 1 and 1/2 yards to make the baby blankets. I would use double that if I was making one for myself. I think that is double what Michelle said, but I like mine big! The one on the right is for Alison's baby and I like the other two so much that I am keeping them. I will go back and buy more to make one for Mylie's other cousin that is on the way.

So, Saturday was our anniversary. We went to eat at Fuji's and it was wonderful. We decided against a movie because there was not anything that the either of us really wanted to see. So, we went to Sam's shopping. We got water and some books for Mylie, exciting, I know. It seems that once you get to a certain point in your marriage that it really does not matter what you are doing as long as you do it together.

Today, we went to the Adventure Science Center with some friends. I will defiantly have to take Mylie back when she can walk around and play with all the exhibits. I had a blast. The girls had a blast watching all the other kids play. All the colors and noise really gets them going. The best part was the snow! It is not really good for little ones, so I did not put them in it. It is little plastic like pieces that you put into the snowman's shovel and they blow out the top. The bigger kids had a blast with it. There were 12 kids total with 4 adults! We sure had our hands full. After the ASC we went to Logan's to eat lunch. The mom's had brought their kids lunches and I know that was a relief to the waitress.
Mylie turned 8 months on Saturday as well! The time is flying by. She amazes me everyday. I love her more that I could ever imagine. I am so blessed that I get to stay home with her. I know she will not remember these days together, but I know that I sure will! I cherish every minute with her. We are so lucky to have a healthy family. We just found out that our neighbor's little girl has to have another brain surgery the day after Christmas. This will be her 4th or 5th. She is about 5 months old, and has been in and out of Vanderbilt. The little girls name is Betty, please keep her in your prayers.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Movie Anyone?

So, Mylie has an upper respiratory infection. We went back to the doctor yesterday, because of a cough that has lasted more than a week. She coughs so hard, I know it has to hurt her. The doctor did give her some cough medicine this time though. I don't think it is working too well. I gave it to her at 8 pm and now she is in her bed trying to go to sleep but still coughing. So, we will see how long she last in her own bed. Last night it was until 2:30 am. I asked the doctor why it seemed she was sick a lot here lately, and she said infants can be sick around 10 times their first year. TEN TIMES! I had no idea. Especially since I am nursing Mylie, I thought that she would not be sick much at all. I guess I thought wrong. I hope we don't have to battle this all winter.

Tonight we went to dinner with Justin's mom and step dad at T.G.I.Fridays. They opened this week here in the boro. It was really good. I had the cheesy chicken and I ate every bite of it. They have a mixed berry lemonade that was very good as well. I recommend that you check it out. We called ahead to see if there was a wait, there was so, they took our name down on the list while we were on our way. Once we got there, we only had to wait about 5 minutes compared to 25. The service was decent and food was tasty.

12 more days till Christmas. Gosh, this year is flying by. Mylie's first Christmas. I can't wait to see her react to all the excitement that surrounds Christmas. She has finally taken an interest in the Christmas tree. It took her a while before she even noticed it. I put a bear dressed like an angel at the top. When Justin holds her, she is high enough to see it. She will "talk" to the bear and get mad when it does not respond. It's quite the sight.

Is anyone else a Grey's fan? I am so upset that we have had reruns the last two weeks. I am ready for the stupid writers strike to be over. I am selfish that way. I need my Grey's!! Will this season only have 4 or so episodes? That will not sell well in a DVD. They will have a lot of making up to do when they come back.

So, Saturday Justin and I are going to eat and then to the movies. I told you all that already. My question is, what movie should we see? It has been forever since I have been to the movies. I'm really not even sure what is on yet. I need to do my research. But, have you seen a good one lately that you would recommend?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

O, What a Beautiful Day!

It is 70 plus here today. It is absolutely beautiful outside! It does not look or feel like the middle of December. Early spring is what it reminds me of. We spent the morning at the playground. There are two baby swings and the girls love to swing. My friend Tamera and her twins joined us as well as another friend. We had a lovely time, I was mad at myself for not remembering to bring the camera. Then we went to lunch and I at so much that I was in pain! That is an awful thing to do, but I did it, and I enjoyed it going down, but not so much now.

This weekend is our 6th year anniversary. We are going to eat and then to the movies. I think this will be the first date since Mylie was born. I asked Justin to plan the evening, so I am excited to see what we will be doing.

Hope everyone is well. Enjoy the Christmas season!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

I remember helping my Nanny put up her Christmas tree every year. We would have so much fun. She had all the ornaments that anyone had ever given her. We would put so many lights on it that it hurt your eyes to look at it. We would put every ornament that she had on it. We even put tensel on it. When we would arrive at her house for Christmas, which was always Christmas eve night, under the tree and spilling out into the rest of the room would be all the presents for the family. We have a rather large family. Nanny has three children and two of them have at least three more children and most of them have more than one child as well. Confussed? Anyway, we would have the best hoilday meal and fellowship. Then we would gather around the tree and open presents. I am really looking forward to that this year. As well as starting our own Christmas traditions with Mylie.

We finally got our tree put up this last weekend. I am enjoying it much more than I anticipated. But on a side note, it was not that fun putting it up! Justin and I had to clean out a closet just to get to the tree!
Post a picture on your blog of your Christmas Tree or Decorations!