Happy Halloween!!

From our little chick!

October has been busy, busy, busy! It has been beautiful though and full of fun. Since we were in Texas for the last several Falls I forgot how wonderful this time of year is. We didn't usually cool off in Houston until January so getting to see the leaves change and feel the crisp Fall air has been invigorating. This time of year ALWAYS makes me think of Auburn and brings back such fun memories of my years there. It was such a beautiful place in the Fall and I miss it.

October was a great month. I turned 29, started a job, Bebe came to visit, Jenson (Peyton's childhood friend)came safely home from Iraq for a few days, we went to the pumpkin patch, watched good (and bad) football, had wonderful fellowship at church supper club, heard some great sermons, went to a carnival, wore our winter coats for a few days, ate homemade lasagna- twice,painted our den and dining room, saw Kate's first tooth, got her first pair of shoes,and had some always good family time! Of course, that is in no particular order!

Hard to believe we are now headed for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be right around the corner. Our chick continues to be a happy, easy baby and she is growing so much these days. She has gotten very "busy" and always wants to be bouncing or moving. She weighs in at 17lb., 11ounces and measured 27 1/2 inches long. She is still right on track and considered long and lean which I love.

This has been a fun month in so many ways and we are looking forward to enjoying the fall with our sweet girl. I'm sure crawling is right around the corner so we are cherishing this time that we can snuggle and cuddle with her without her wanting to be on the go. I'm sure life will be very different once she's on the move. I hear it's a great work out program for moms though so I'm looking forward to that.

Hope everyone has a HAPPY HALLOWEEN and a day of fun and family!


29 Years and 6 months

Those were the big milestones we celebrated around here last week. Obviously, I am the one celebrating the big 2-9 while Kate reached her half year mark. Hard to believe it's been 6 months since she was born. Since the first 3 are a total blur it really doesn't seem like it's been that long. She's pretty funny these days and has quite a personality. Dinner time has become fairly unpleasant for all involved. She has started doing that raspberry noise with her mouth every time the spoon hits her lips and I swear the tiniest drop of banana touched her tongue the other day and the child started gagging. Such a drama queen! I'm about to just hand her a chicken nugget or something and let her go to town. I think she'd like it a whole lot better than baby food. I end up wearing more of the food than she eats so I think we would all be happier.

I discovered Kate's first tooth Sunday morning. I knew it was coming!! I put my finger on her gum like I have been doing every morning for the past 2 months and there it was- just barely breaking through. I'm hoping to have a fully exposed pearly white by the end of the week. I'll try to get pictures but that pesky little tongue is always getting in the way. The tooth doesn't seem to be bothering her and she is still sleeping great at night.

In adult related news, I have officially gone back to work. I'm just training right now but in a few short weeks I will be the office manager for a minor emergency clinic here in Mobile. I'm sure those of you who know me are wondering how in the world I am qualified for this position. I'm not sure I know the answer to that but they took a leap of faith and we are all starting this new venture together. Everyone involved has been wonderful. I'm starting to get the distinct feeling that they actually want me to be in charge which is a bit scary but exciting at the same time. Getting out of the door in the morning with everything ready for the day is half the battle so the rest of my day should be a piece of cake!

I can't believe people have found the blog and are reading it. I just read my comments from the last post and I promise my face turned red. I'm sitting here all alone at my computer and my face turned red as a beet thinking that people are actually interested in what I have to say. It is so fun to reconnect with people out there in blog world and I have loved having a glimpse into people's lives and getting to "meet" all of their precious children. If I can give a little bit of fun in return for all the fun I've had blogging than I am thrilled!

Bebe is coming on Friday!!!! We can't wait to see her and have her to ourselves for 4whole days. Hope everyone has a great week!

This by the way, is what I discovered Sunday morning. Peyton said she was awake and playing on the floor and as he played the guitar she got really still and just fell asleep. You gotta love these precious Daddy/Daughter moments. I know I do!