I did it!!

I have been trying to figure out for weeks how to make my blog look more fun and thanks to Ana Moore's blog I have figured it out. It was so much fun to play around and even though it's nothing too fancy just yet, I felt like a real web designer! There is a great website that gives you step by step instructions on how to change your page. The website is sjhblogdesign.blogspot.com. It tells you everything you need to know and it's free.

We are preparing for Gustav around here and hoping that it won't be too bad. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!


Long and Lean!!

That's what the doctor says about Kate. Maybe she'll be able to wear those "long and lean" jeans at the Gap one day. I certainly could never get myself into them. We went for Kate's 4 month checkup today ( a little behind schedule) and she weighs 16 pounds,3 ounces and is 26 inches long. Hooray! Our little bug is growing, growing, growing!! I thought I would post some pictures of the last couple of weeks before I lose track. Hard to believe that almost 5 months have passed with our little girl here. Everyone always told me you don't remember life before your kids and it is so true. I can't believe there was ever a time without her. She's just the one I wanted! As her Bebe says: "Kate, you are my eyeballs. I couldn't live without you!" We love you eyeballs!!

Happy Birthday Cousin Liza!!

Okay, this one is a bit belated but as my favorite birthday card reads: "This is the land of procrastination and I am the Queen". Cousin Liza's birthday was actually August 8 and we were there to celebrate! I couldn't miss the chance to honor this precious little baby girl who has brought so much joy to our lives over the last year. Liza started school a few weeks ago and her teachers told Jill she is "strong willed". I think that is a nice way of saying she's a mess! She just has spunk and I like a girl with a little spunk. She is tall and skinny like her mama and keeps everyone on their toes. I can't wait to watch Kate and Liza grow up together. They are going to be the best of friends. Will is worried about when they are both 16 but I think they may be trouble LONG before that! I'm pretty sure Liza is going to be able to get away with a lot with those big blue eyes and that precious smile. Happy Birthday Liza Lou!! We love you very much and can't wait to share many more birthdays with you!!

Food Glorious Food!!

Kate is eating solid food and she loves it! It took a little while for her to get used it but now she knows when I strap her in the chair in the morning good things are headed her way. She still makes this really strange face with the first bite but quickly realizes that she likes it. So far we have had cereal, apple sauce, squash, and bananas. Squash doesn't seem to be as big a hit but who can blame her. I like fruit better too! It helps fill her little belly up and she is so happy after a meal. It's so hard to believe she is big enough for solid food. It will be pizza and tacos before we know it! We'll give her some vegetables too, don't worry.

Time Flies...

Wow! We have been so busy and have had so many fun things going on around here lately that it has been forever since I posted. I have a lot of catching up to do. My apologies for the 3 or 4 people that read the blog!! I guess I should back up and talk about our fun week in Decatur. As I near the inevitable return to work, I thought we better make one more long trip to see Bebe, Poppy, Pop and Frannie and all our other fam in Decatur. We had so much fun celebrating Liza's first birthday and experiencing a lot of firsts of our own. Kate is really developing a little personality and loves to smile and laugh (especially with her Bebe). She is really easy most of the time and is happy just knowing she's a part of the action. We are headed for her 4 month checkup today even though she will be 5 months old in a week. There are shots in her near future and that makes me very sad. Hopefully, I can control the tears (mine not hers) this time. Here are some pictures from Decatur and some of the firsts: swing, doll, etc.

The Raggedy Ann doll is from cousin Lyssie who has one and thought Baby Kate needed one too! She loves it- maybe it reminds her of me with all that red hair!