Identity Crisis

I've had a slight identity crisis this week. No reason to be alarmed, it just occurred to me after hearing about my husband's day at work that all I had to contribute to the conversation was "That's nice, you won't believe the color of Kate's poop". (A strange shade of green in case you are wondering). It was with that statement that I realized being a mom has taken over my life. Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with it for the most part and it isn't like I have bought my first pair of mom jeans or anything, I just needed a little adult activity. It came as a trip to Dillards... Whohoooo!!! Don't worry hubby, I only bought a lipstick (but I did get the free bonus!!). I also had a kids free lunch with one of my dearest college friends and we tried really hard not to talk too much about our little ones. I certainly don't want to give the impression that being a mom isn't the most important thing in the world to me because it is but I used to talk to doctors all day about neurotransmitters and neuropathy among other things so every now and then I just need to have a little time to myself that doesn't involve slobber, spit up or poop. I need to feel intelligent again.

In mommy related news, we are headed back to the beach this week to meet cousin Thomas for the first time. Peyton's cousins live in Dallas and we don't get to see them too often so we are looking forward to it. Hopefully, this fall like weather hasn't turned the pool to ice and Kate will get to swim. Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll report back next week.

The above photo, by the way, was taken on my honeymoon. Can't you just tell how calm and relaxed (and sunburned) I was. Life was good. Life is still good... just different!!


Birthdays, Hurricanes, and Baby Teeth (well, almost)

We spent another beautiful weekend at the beach. Aunt Lulu turned 29 so we all went to celebrate. I was a little nervous about having Kate there with all the young folks but she did great. She continues to be a happy, easy baby. I am more convinced than ever that the teeth are coming. I'm not sure why I feel that way (maybe it is my first experience with mother's intuition). The drool is absolutely constant and she must be gnawing on something at all times. She even seems just the tiniest bit irritated but only so much that I would notice. Who knows?? The storm surge caused the waves to be huge. Peyton took some pictures because he had never seen them quite so large. Too bad we don't surf! We spent most of the time at the pool and although the water was cooler than it had been before, Kate still enjoyed being in her seahorse. She just likes to be in the center of the action. I guess she comes by that naturally! We talked to our friends in Houston several times over the weekend. They were still without power as of yesterday. We should all continue to pray for everyone in Galveston and Houston who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. We felt relieved to not be in Houston for the storm but we love it there and called it home for many years. It hit very close to home to see the news coverage and know the areas that they were talking about. The people of Houston are very resilient though and should bounce back quickly. Hopefully, they are getting as much support as they gave victims of Hurricane Katrina. Well, we're off to another week around here and still searching for a job. Hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Birthday Aunt Lulu!!


Water Baby

We had the best time at the beach last weekend. The swimming pool is finally complete and we are so excited. We love being on the beach but it is really hard to haul all that baby stuff down there and then turn around and come up 20 minutes later if Kate isn't feeling it. At the pool we are steps away from the condo and it helps that we can put her in the water. Peyton and I blew up (that sounds bad doesn't it) the Silly Seahorse Sunshade float and I crossed my fingers that Kate would like the water. She loved it! She was very content in the Seahorse most of the time but even happier with her Daddy holding her. I was a little nervous she would get too much sun but she did just fine. She looks a little concerned in some of these photos but I can assure you she was very happy. She would just sit back and put her arms up and chill!! I wish they made these floats in adult sizes. We can't wait to get her back in the pool next weekend! I think she's going to be a swimmer- 2024 Olympics here we come. Move over Michael Phelps!!