Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mae Elizabeth

Our good friends, Kelly and Jason Dallas, welcomed their precious daughter, Mae Elizabeth, into the world on Monday afternoon. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and is so so adorable! Sorry my pictures are a little blurry. I think I was so excited to meet Mae that I wasn't concentrating on taking good pics. Anyway, meet Mae:

Look at that big cute!!
Mae, we're so excited you're here and can't wait to spend lots and lots of time with you!!
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sick Sick Baby

Poor Caroline is sick! She has had a cold on and off for a couple of weeks now. Friday, she developed a horrific sounding cough. So I took her to the pediatrician yesterday to make sure her lungs were clear.
Gotta love the runny nose in this pic. Her nose never seems to stop running!

Thankfully, they were completely clear (sidenote: it's amazing how terrible a baby's cough can sound and they can be completely fine). Anyway, her lungs sounded good but it turns out Caroline has a double ear infection (her first one). No fun!!

Good thing I went to the doctor. I had no idea her ears were infected. She has not been pulling on them, acting fussy, or had a high temperature. I'm so glad we found both infections.
She's now on heavy duty antibiotics and will hopefully be back to her normal happy self very soon.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Matt

My sweet hubby turned 29 on Friday! Caroline and I surprised Matt at work with his favorite dessert...Dulce de Leche cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. He was so surprised and had fun showing Caroline around his office. It was a good way to start off his birthday.
Watching Matt work
Playing with "Teddy" after getting bored watching Matt work :-)

So happy to be in Matt's lap
When Matt got home from work on Friday, he opened some presents from me and Caroline.
Caroline enjoyed reading the card "she" wrote him
Caroline gave Matt some special books to read to her.
Caroline and Matt thought this new tennis racket was pretty cool. My friend, Kelly Dallas, always says that Caroline looks just like her daddy because they make the same facial expressions. I never really see it...but I do in this pic!
Kisses for the birthday boy
Friday night, my mom watched Caroline so Matt and I could go out to dinner. Thanks Kalo! It was nice to have a date night. Because I believe that you should always celebrate your birthday for more than just one day, we woke up Saturday morning and continued the fun.
We busted out the "You Are Special" plate along with some birthday blueberry muffins and bacon. Here is some advice: DO NOT stick candles into piping hot muffins. The candle wax will melt off into the muffin and turn it all sorts of funny colors inside. Won't make that mistake again :-)
Saturday night, my fam came over for dinner and some birthday cake.
Our family's fav cake from Casa Linda Bakery
Disclaimer: Yes, there are PINK candles in my husband's birthday cake. But I couldn't find any red ones and these were all I had. Matt didn't seem to mind.
Make a wish!
After some yummy cake, we played our usual riveting game of 42 with my Aunt Jean and Nannie. All in all, a fun birthday weekend!! Matt, happy 29th birthday! Thanks for being the best husband/daddy two gals could ever wish for!!!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekend Review

***Edited to add: this pic is supposed to be at the bottom of this post...oops***

Saturday morning, I woke up craving pancakes and decided that it was a wonderful day for Caroline to try pancakes for the first time.
She played with the measuring cups while I made the batter

Caroline "helped" me stir up the batter

"What is that??"
"Yum!!" Caroline enjoyed the first few bites and then had enough. Hopefully, she'll enjoy it a little more next time.
After Carolines' afternoon nap, Matt and I took her to play at the park.
Walking while holding Matt's far her MOST favorite thing to do!

Swinging while laughing at Matt...he can always make her laugh
Swingin' horizontal style
All smiles

Sitting tall on Matt's shoulders
Sliding "by herself"

Sliding with me...a rare pic of the two of us since I'm usually taking the pictures
Sliding with Matt
I'm swinging but covered by the pole (thank goodness...I looked ridiculous)

I like this pic b/c Matt is almost completely vertical. I don't know how he didn't fall out. Remember how fun it used to be to swing so high?!? I SO miss being a kid sometimes!

On Sunday, we woke up and went to church. After we got home, Caroline took a nap and then we headed to the arboretum when she woke up. It was such a pretty day. Caroline enjoyed herself and we did too!

By far, her favorite toy at the moment.
Another rare pic
Cuddling with Matt
We decided since Caroline is now 9 months old, she needs to complete a weekly book report
to stimulate those brain cells. Her first book of choice...the new John Grisham book. "This is kind of boring...I think I'll just skip to the end."
"Enough of that...on to more interesting books. Like Pat the Bunny!!"
Sunday night, we went over to our friends, Amy and Craig's, house for supper club. I know I've posted about supper club before but I just love it b/c I love the people we get to see when we go (and the food is ALWAYS yummy :-) This night was extra special because it was baby Saylor's first time to attend.

Here are the current supper club babies: James (8 months), Caroline (9 months) and Saylor (2 weeks)

I like how Caroline is eyeing James' hand in this pic.
Don't worry, Matt was behind Caroline. We didn't just randomly let her sit on the counter.

The picture at the top of this post is my friend, Kelly, who is pregant with baby Mae due THIS Monday (unless she decides to come early). She'll be the 4th supper club baby to be born in less than a year and we are all so excited. We can't wait to meet Mae.
A wonderful weekend was had by all. I wish it could be the weekend all the time :-) Oh well, until this Friday...which by the way is going to be very special. A certain someone turns the big 29 this weekend!!
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