Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Head of the Class

I was so proud of my smart daughter. Her Bible class teacher told me that she was the only one who knew who Joseph was. She told me that she was explaining to the 2 y/os that Baby Jesus had a Daddy and a Mommy. She was trying to ask them if they knew what his Daddy's name was, and Emily blurted out "JOSEPH!!!" before she could finish the question. Way to go, Smart Girl!!! Sorry, please excuse the bragging. But we've been working on Mary and Joseph. We haven't set up our nativity yet, but I wanted her to know who they were when we do set it up, so we've been working on it...only I didn't think she was getting it because when I ask her, she always puts her hand on her chin and says "Hmmmm." And then I have to tell her the answer. But apparently, she has figured it out, so the moral of the story is--keep trying, and when you least expect it, they will remember!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


These are some funny things Emily has said lately. I want to write them down before I forget them.

I don't know if you know Dan Zanes, but we love his music. He has this song that says "Ride, Sally, Ride." Emily loves this song and can sing and dance to the whole thing. And when she gets to the above-mentioned line, she sings loudly and clearly, "Ride, SALAD, Ride!"

She has also learned the song Father Abraham. She loves to sing it in the bathtub. There's just one slight her, it's "Father Neighborhood."

She wanted to go help her Daddy w/ the Christmas decorations outside, so she brought her jacket to me. I helped her put it on and zip it up. Then she said, "Mommy, will you please put my lid on?" So I said, "Of course I will, sweetie," and I pulled her hood on, and off she went!

So, this isn't something she said, but something very funny that she did...

Both kids were contentedly watching cartoons this morning when I went to help Dee pull Christmas decorations out of the attic. After a while, I heard Ty crying, so I came inside to investigate. Emily had Ty pressed to her naked chest. I asked her what she was doing, and she said, "I am feeding him, Mom." No wonder he was crying! I decided to secure him a little better, so I put him in his Bumbo. When Dee and I finished and came back inside, Ty was in the floor on his tummy??? I know he didn't get himself out of the Bumbo. Little Miss Em had decided that she needed to play with Ty and had taken him out!

Here are those 2 cutie pies trying on their Christmas outfits.

And this is Emily "twirling" as she always does when she gets a new dress.

This was something she started one year ago when she tried on her "Mossy" dress at Uncle Brandon and Aunt Joy's house. She couldn't say "Christmas" last year...she said "Mossy Lights," "Mossy Tree," and "Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Mossy!"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New 'Do

I hate "postpartum hair." I know this doesn't happen to everyone, but this is what happens to me...While I am pregnant, my hair stops falling out. I mean not one single strand will fall out in the shower or after brushing. I end up with a nice, thick, healthy, fast-growing "mane." And about 3 months after the baby, all of the hair that didn't fall out during the pregnancy begins to fall--in clumps. Don't you know my husband loves this and the results that it has on our shower drain. Okay, so about 6 months pp, it stops. You would think you're done with the torture, but you would be wrong. The hair starts growing back, so you have baby hairs everywhere. It is starting to look like I cut my bangs really, really short. In another month or so, I will probably have to cut actual bangs in order to keep my baby hairs from looking like I let Emily cut my hair. One thing that made me feel better was getting my hair cut and highlighted this weekend. Here's a picture me and my girly-girl after I got home from the salon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Random things and catching up

First of all, if you wanna see recent pics of the kids, check out Dawn's Blog. She has been more industrious than I as far as posting about her recent visit.

Secondly, thanks for all of your prayers about Dee. He saw the pulmonologist last week, and his sarcoidosis is getting better. He gets to reduce his dosage of meds a little. The doctor said he fully expected Dee's next CT scan in March to show that the granulomas on his lungs are teeny tiny or gone. PRAY for this to happen!

Thirdly, pray for Ty because he is getting over a really bad cold virus. He was wheezing the other day and had to be taken to the dr for a breathing treatment. He seems to be doing better now, but he is also on steroids.

Lastly, I turned 30 on Sunday. I had a great day with my family. It was wonderful because Dee didn't have to work, so we just spent time together. The best part was Emily singing the Happy Birthday song to me all by herself.

Hopefully, I will be a better blogger now that football is over.

Friday, November 2, 2007

SUPERMOM strikes again!!!

Emily and I used to have a tradition. When she was a baby, I would go eat at McAlister's on the nights that Dee's freshman team played football. I just wanted to get out of the house, so I'd load her up along with her baby food and feed her and then eat my sandwich and savor my sweet tea. Fun times! Last year, we moved it to Friday nights when Dee had away games. Emily and I would have our "girl's night" and go to Hobby Lobby and eat at McAlister's. She would always eat a grilled cheese sandwich and both of our fruit cups.

Now that Ty has come along, I realized that our "girl's nights" would have to come to an end. In fact, I couldn't forsee a "Mom and Kid's night" either because I didn't know how to go out to eat by myself with 2 children. Well, I am happy to announce that last night while Dee was at a freshman football game, I finally did it--I took both kids to eat at McAlister's ALL BY MYSELF!

I managed to get everyone inside, order, pay, seat us in a booth, place high chair cover in high chair and put Ty in it, carry our drinks to our table, take Emily potty, help her wash her hands (while I was holding the baby), feed Ty some bananas and oatmeal, supervise Emily eating PB&J and fruit, and eat my delicious sandiwich and savor my sweet tea. I am so proud of myself! We had a really good time, and I can definitely see doing it again although probably not weekly.

A funny sidenote--Emily insisted on bringing her baby doll with us. As I got Ty ready to go, she used her baby and copied everything I did--changing diaper, clothes, and packing a diaper bag. She had to buckle her baby in the car, take her baby in the restaurant, and feed her baby pretend baby food. Everytime I wiped Ty's face, she wiped her baby's face. Every time I said something to Ty, she said the same thing to her baby. She even calls her baby doll Baby Ty. I drew the line at getting a high chair for her baby and taking her baby potty with us. So I guess if you count the doll, I really took 3 "things" out to eat.