Friday, February 27, 2009

Thanks Katie!

This picture was directly stolen from my friend Katie's blog, but I wanted to show our non-St. Louis family and friends one of the reasons we LOVE living in St. Louis at Gulf Drive: our wonderful community. These are a few of our neighbors and friends and their babies. We love them all so much! By the way, doesn't Jen look AMAZING?! She just had her baby the day before this picture!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Little Explorer

Caleb has started to roll onto his stomach when I lay him back to wash his hair. At first he freaks out, but within 2 seconds he's loving it. Such a funny boy!

He is now into EVERYTHING and crawling around, through, up, down and into things. Some of his favorites are my purse, the kitchen cabinets, and (only once) the bathtub. 

His new favorite activity is catapulting off of the couch for me to catch him. So far I have caught him every time, but I'm getting nervous that he may figure out how to get up there by himself and jump off onto his head!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Advice Anyone?

Help! Caleb has started waking up at 4:30! I don't "get him up" until 6 so he pretty much screams his head off for an hour and a half. I am wondering if he's hungry?? I stopped feeding him at night several months ago and he did fine for a while....but now this?! 

He goes to bed around 6:30, takes 2 naps (because of my work schedule he has to be done napping by 2:30), eats 3 solid meals, and I still nurse him 4 times a day.

Does anyone have any pointers, encouragement, advice....anything?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Things

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 Random Things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to "notes" under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type 25 random things, tag 25 people, ( in the right hand corner of the application) then click post).

1. I watch the Bachelor. Every season. And I love it. And I'm not embarrassed. 
2. I kind of like to wash dishes. Weird, I know, but it's therapeutic for me.
3. I played piano and violin. Past tense emphasized.
4. I was homeschooled for all of elementary school and one year of middle school…and I still turned out ok☺ Maybe I’ll try it on my kid.
5. I knitted my first sweater last month.
6. The kitchen is my favorite room of any's the place where people come together.
7. I am the oldest of five children. 
8. Michael and I are high school sweethearts. But we didn't realize it until we were almost through college. 
9. Our first first date was at Waffle House. Our second first date was much better.
10. I sing along with every song I know that plays on the radio in the car. I seriously can’t help it. 
11. I wear socks with my chacos…just for Katie.
12. I love pickled okra. I have actually eaten a whole jar in one sitting.
13. I love making things…dinner, sweaters, paper snowflakes, cookies, babies…haha, just kidding.
14. I didn’t like milk before I got pregnant, but now I drink at least 3 glasses everyday and love it. 
15. I was a bank teller for one year…it’s the only “real job” I’ve ever had.
16. I hope to get my masters in counseling one day.
17. I LOVE being a mom. LOVE it. Every day I wake up and can’t wait to see my baby’s face…even if it’s 4:30 am like it was yesterday.
18. My beverages of choice are chocolate milk, margaritas, and tea (hot or cold).
19. Michael and I have the exact opposite personalities, but for some reason it works wonderfully. 
20. I used to keep a journal every day…I wish I still did because I think those were the years I felt most connected to the Lord. I seem to have a hard time sitting still enough to listen to Him anymore.
21. I have the smartest and most patient husband in the world…God knew just what I needed. 
22. I got grounded from reading once…that’s how much I love reading.
23. I used to hate running until I ran a 10k, now I miss running.
24. I love my family and friends so much it hurts.
25. I have so many things to be grateful for that I should write another list.

I'm not going to tag anyone because pretty much everybody's already done this anyway.