Friday, March 30, 2007

Love to Bounce

I had to post these pictures of Will in his jumper. He loves this thing and is so proud of himself when he bounces around! He likes to hold onto the straps. Are those chubby legs or what!?

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Have any of you seen that new show "The Great American Dream Vote?" It is absolutely the most STUPID show on television. Sorry if any of you like it, but the show is ridiculous. They even talked about it on the View this morning. I hardly ever agree with Rosie, but this morning she was right on about how stupid the show is. The guy who actually won had an "American Dream" to have a full head of hair. I will say I did feel a little sorry for him since he was bald at 22, but he obviously wasn't that embarrassed by it if he got on national television to ask people to vote for his "dream". They showed a clip were he whimpers, "You just don't know what it would mean to get a real haircut," then they pan the camera over to the barber shop. So in the end (I couldn't change the channel, that is how ridiculous this show was) it was between this bald guy and a lady that had the "American Dream" to open a Senoir Bassett Hound Sanctuary. WHAT IN THE WORLD! I am a dog lover don't get me wrong, but it was just so random. My favorite line from her story was, "Help me help the hounds." I guess what makes it so bad is that, aside from Donnie Osmond being the host (any of you see him in the Weird Al Yankovic video for White and Nerdy?), they take it so seriously. Donnie Osmond is like "Vote Nowww for the American Dream you want to come true..." I can hardly stand it. So anyway, at the end of the show the bald guy wins and all these "Price is Right models" come out to show the prizes. They even roll out on pallets like on the Price is Right, then the bald guys is hanging all over obnoxious. So moral of the story please don't watch this show so that they will cancel it hopefully along with the show, "Search for the Next Pussycat Doll." Sorry just had to vent about that...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Favorite Time of Day...

Michael captured my favorite time of day. We have a little ritual in the morning. I am sure some of you will not approve since it will probably be a hard habit to break one day, but A-N-Y-W-A-Y, I still love it. Every morning before Michael goes in to work, Will wakes up ready to eat so Michael brings him to me in bed. I feed him and then we fall back to sleep for an hour or two. I love it and I know I won't be able to do it for long. Also, any of you have ideas on how to get him to not wake up so much during the night? I no longer do a night feeding, but he still wakes up and I have to put his pacifier back in his mouth. He falls right back to sleep, but sometimes only for 30 minutes to an hour. I know he is a baby and baby's do that, but any thoughts on what else might be causing him to wake up? It is at least 2 times each night, sometimes 3. Ughhh! Should I let him cry it out? I am I hindering him from being able to "self-soothe" by putting his pacifier back in his mouth?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Would You Buy These?

While I was home visiting my parents my mom got out her sewing machine and made Will these precious outfits! She can whip them out let me tell you! She also made a really cute one that I have not taken a picture of yet, it is blue and white seersucker with a chick applique with an orange beak and feet, I will post that later! She has fun making them, she really enjoys designing them a little more though! I am going to learn to sew so that I can make them too. She can also make little girl dresses, but is looking for the right pattern. I told her she should sell them and that I thought people would order them from her. I am so proud of her, she is SO creative and good at everything she does!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Camera!

I got a new camera and I am so excited! It takes the greatest pictures! The only problem is, I really don't know how to use it's a digital, but has all kinds of features and a big ole' lens on the front of it. While I was home in Atlanta my friend Ryan took a lot of pictures of Will with her camera and they were some of the best pictures we have of Will - so I decided we had to have a new camera. Here are a couple of the pictures we took today outside. I wasn't sure what setting it should be on so I just played around with it. It would probably help if I read the manual...

Also, an update on the house, we have a contract on it and another person that wants to put a contract on it! Yeaaaa! As far as we know the inspection was good and will know more tomorrow. What a relief!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Uncle Kyle

This week I have been visiting my parents in Atlanta and my brother, Kyle (isn't he cute!), came down from Nashville to visit too! We have had so much fun hanging out! In the pictures I posted Will has on Kyle's old superman t-shirt from when he was a baby. It is a real vintage t-shirt! It is 27 years old! Kyle looked so cute wearing it, now Will does. Did your mom pull out old baby clothes of yours and your siblings for your firstborn to try on???

Thursday, March 08, 2007

4 Month Stats

We went to the doctor today for Will's four month checkup! He is 18lbs 14oz and 26 1/4 inches long! I can't believe how big he has gotten!!!!! He of course got his second round of shots, not fun. He didn't stay upset too long, but was somewhat cranky all day! The doctor said I could start him on rice cereal, my mom says I should wait until he is a little older and mom's tend to know best! When did you start your babies on rice cereal????

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tummy Time

Any suggestions for making tummy time more enjoyable? Will really does not like it. He lasts about 5 minutes and then erupts or lays there sucking on his hands until I turn him over. He can push up and roll to his side, but he gets so upset. I want to make it fun so I get out a bunch of toys, but he really isn't interested.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Our House

I got really carried away with the pictures - sorry. In a few months Michael will be finishing his residency and we will be moving, so it is now time to sell our house. I can't believe how quickly the five years have gone by! I am excited about moving, but I am a little sad to be leaving our house. It was our first house and we worked so hard on it. We really must have had a vision because the house was really awful when we bought it, but we loved it. The house had horrible wall colors and 30 year old nasty gray carpet. So over the years we have transformed it the best we could on a small budget! We do love it, but are excited to be moving on to a new chapter in our lives. That new chapter involves an apartment for a year in Ohio while Michael does his fellowship, so we will miss the extra space for sure! So I have posted some pictures of the house before and after. I still have not figured out how to organize the pictures in a order on the blog, but you will get the idea. We have an interested buyer already. A resident starting next year so the move out time should coincide perfectly! I am a little nervous about the inspection - the house is over 70 years old...

Saturday, March 03, 2007


I have been fighting with Blogger for two days now! No matter what I did I couldn't log in, couldn't leave or read comments etc. Was anyone else having trouble?