Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Why was I dressed for the day "early" at the "start" of the week (I usually don't get out of my pajamas until Wednesday afternoon)? I'm glad you asked. It makes a perfect segway into why the bombardment of posts to follow for today. I've been spending (and will be spending for a few more weeks) my mornings doing a little volunteer work at JPS. It's been a lot of fun, but mostly it's taught me that I DO do something every day from 9-12 in the morning (even if I am wearing fuzzy slippers). Otherwise, I wouldn't be up at 1:00am every night finishing up laundry, painting, or just making lists so I won't forget the gillion things that seem to pop into my head at that hour. One thing that has fallen off that list is updating the blog and I already had a "stack" of things to put on even before my part time leave of absence began. Forgive me for the amount of posts, but hopefully it will tide you over until the next barrage when I'm done at the schools. Enjoy and don't go reading them all in one night . . . pace yourself!
Baby steps . . .
We're praying for y'all as you start your new life and readjust/adjust to being all in one house again and having a new little one. We're currently praying they can get out of the city, as all flights through Houston have been cancelled due to Ike and they really needed to be at their final destination no later than tomorrow. Friend, you knew the last leg couldn't be easy! You are about the bravest woman I've ever met to take on giving birth and an all day flight with a 3 year old, almost 2 year old, and newborn all in one week. Christie, you have been through more "plan B's and bumps in the road" than I can imagine coming up with over a lifetime in the last 9 months and have handled each beautifully. You might not think that you have, but trust us all YOU HAVE. The fact that you can still walk upright and muster up a smile is a testimate to that. Thank you for allowing us all to help you when and where we could and get to enjoy your beautiful children. You've taught us that what we can only see as chaos is actually the Lord's mighty, sovereign hand doing His beautiful and perfect work.
Here are a couple of pictures from our last play date:
PS- send me your new address. I don't care what Wilson says, I think sending mail is "a GREAT idea!"
It's been a big month for baby Miller. She learned to suck on her toes and met her Aunt Lauren for the first time- what milestones! Watch the 8 month video to see what other acheivements she's had! Happy 8 months, Baby Girl!
See, I told you.
Our teething rings were useless against it!
Somebody come get me!
Miller got to go on her first girls road trip over Labor Day Weekend. We loaded up and went to McCarty Pottery Marigold, MS. She did great in the car and pretty well while we were there in spite of the heat. Mr. McCarty came down and chatted with her and decided that she was so cute she needed something for her room. He disappeared for a little while and came back with a small bag for her. As soon as he looked at her the second time, she burst into tears screaming!! What a "fickle pickle" as we say at our house. Thank you, Mr. McCarty for the beautiful little blue bird. Sorry we didn't get to tell you in person. Mim came to the rescue and took Miller to the pool to cool her feet off and she perked right up (as you can see in the Labor Day pictures, Mim's a firm believer in pool therapy for grumpy babies!)
Aparently sitting in a highchair is the most ergonomic position for sucking on one's own toes. This is now what she does almost instantly when she's put in her chair. I also think she associates eating with sucking on toes because she now starts rolly pollying up to get them anytime a spoon is being put in her mouth even when she's in the stroller!