Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Better Late than Never, right???

Hey guys! Here's the slideshow I've been working on for Anna Kate's 5th and 6th months! It's taken a while, but I think it's pretty cute! Oh...and I know there are lots and lots of you wonderful out of town family members and friends that watch our blog, but I NEVER hear from you! You know who you are...Let us know what you think of Anna Kate's progress over the last few months...we'd love to hear from you! And,it's just not that hard to leave a comment! :) We love you all!

Warning...this might be the kind of thing that only a mother could appreciate! It's an entire montage of Anna Kate rolling over...just so you know! :)

PS-We had a nightmarish shoot with a fabulous photographer and friend of mine Rhonda Thompson yesterday. The wind was whipping and the temperatures were FRIGID, but she managed to get a few shots! Here's a quick preview! Thanks, Rhonda & guys are the best!

What's funny, and correct me if I'm wrong, Rhonda, but this pic was not posed. I was really just trying to warm my baby up. SHE WAS FREEZING!

My favorite picture of Tyler & Anna Kate

Our Little Family

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Granna!!!

Today we met Granna and Grandaddy for a birthday lunch today at PF Chang's, and it was so yummy! We even had birthday dessert. What a treat!

These are basically the same picture, but I thought Anna Kate's expressions were both cute!!

With the baby great wall of chocolate! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cigar smoke and Bathtime

Hey guys! This weekend was a whirlwind, and I think it may take us a while to recover, but we had such a good time. We went to the Tennessee Alabama game Saturday night...not a wise thing since I had to be at church by 7:45 (I actually made it around 8) for worship team! We got in at about 2 and didn't get to sleep til around 3...we were so excited from all that adrenaline! Plus, I thought it would be smart to wear 3 inch heeled-boots to the game, until I realized that we had to walk (or should I say climb) 2 miles to the stadium! So, not only were we on an adrenaline high, but my legs/feet were THROBBING! Lesson learned! I am STILL tired from all of it, but we had a blast at the game. Thanks Granna for hanging out with Anna Kate while we were at the game! Sunday night after we got a personal tour of the new store/warehouse from Daddy, we came home and Anna Kate had her first big girl bath in her own special tub! Thanks Gigi for the ducky tub! The funniest thing is...Bella is TERRIFIED of it.

Before the game!

Tyler and his dad after the game. Pretty happy campers!

Mama and Daddy after the game...sweet cigar smoke EVERYWHERE! Might as well enjoy the win...every year's a battle in this rivalry!

Rub-a-dub-dub we were splashin' in the tub!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can we please slow this down?

Hey guys! We had a big weekend. After getting lost on our way to Boo at the Farm :( We headed out to Granna and Grandaddy's to watch lots of football. While we were watching the Alabama game, my mom noticed Anna Kate doing this really funny thing with her tongue, and checked to see if her teeth were coming in, and guess what! We had two teeth coming in! Then, on Sunday, we came home and put Anna Kate on her trusty pink houndstooth blanket and she sat up...on her own for the first time and thought it would be a good time to say "mama!" I went crazy, of course, with the video camera and camera. Tyler laughed at me, but who cares!? Here are a few of the pics I got!

We stopped in at work to visit and Gigi and Anna Kate matched in their running suits! Aren't they adorable?

Watching football with Daddy in her Halloween outfit...the onesie has a ghost face on it! So serious, though...that Ole Miss game turned out to be a nail-biter! We were thankful to come away with a win! Roll Tide!

Story time with Daddy before bed

First time sitting up on my own! A little wobbly, but happy!

Somehow, wrapping herself up in the blanket seemed to help!

See? Now I've got it!

This could present a problem at naptime! ;)


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our weekend!

Daddy had to go out of town, so Anna Kate and I spent part of the weekend out with Granna & Grandaddy's house, since I'm a complete wimp and hate being at home alone overnight! :) We took a few they are! By the way, Anna Kate turned 6 months old on Saturday! Impossible to believe that I've had all that time to lose this baby weight, and I'm not skinny yet! :) We had our checkup Tuesday, and got our oral Rotovirus vaccine AND the three normal shots, PLUS (much to Daddy's shagrin) a flu shot! ICK!!! Anna Kate handled it like a trooper. She cried a bit more than at her previous appointments, and resisted a bit when I tried to calm her down by feeding her, but I'll tell you, I about BAWLED when she started crying in pain. It was not fun for either of us, but she has done well, and napped well all day today as a result. She weighs a little over 18 lbs, is 27 inches long, and has a head circumfrence of 44 cm. All in all, weight: 86th percentile, height: 90th percentile, and head: 96th percentile...WHOA! We got rave reviews at the doctor's office! :)

With my Grandaddy enjoying the amazing Fall weather!

Getting some lovin' from Granna!

Don't I look so grown up in my dress and tights!? Gigi, the Scotties are especially for you!

Is this not a beautiful picture? My mom is so proud of her Hibiscus, and this little butterfly decided to take a moment to stop and enjoy!

Talking to Grandaddy on the phone...did I mention that she's grabbing at EVERYTHING right now??

Bathtime at Granna's!

I was tagged by Rhonda to post my 6th picture from my 6th folder....well, I have NO idea how to organize my pics, so I just used the folders created by my memory card! Casey, since this pic involves your precious Drew, I am now tagging you!! Post your 6th pic from the 6th folder!

MUST Read!

I have to tell you...I'm as fed up as anybody with this whole election process, but I read this blog/article today, and it opened my eyes in a new way. If you are an evangelical Christian thinking of voting for Obama, please take a moment to read this! If this were the only issue in the campaign, and obviously it's not, this is reason enough to vote for McCain. It is hideous what our country has come to accept and ignore as a normal part of society.

Between Two Worlds: Robert P. George: "Voting for the Most Extreme Pro-Abortion Political Candidate in American History Is Not the Way to Save Unborn Babies"

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Monday, October 6, 2008

My Little Shopper!

Happy Fall Y'all! This past week was filled with amazing beautiful days and cool nights, and for the most part, we rested! Anna Kate had sweet potatoes for the first time and LOVED them...she went shopping at TJ Maxx for the first time...and loved it! She also spent the weekend at Granna and Grandaddy's for the 2nd time...and loved it! (even though we have no pictures to prove it, Granna!) Tyler and I had the opportunity to go to Tuscaloosa for another home game. We had so much fun at the game despite the blistering sun and the super close game...those wildcats were no pushover! We had a great weekend, but we were SO glad to see Anna Kate when we came home. She's changing so quickly right now, that even if you're away for a day, it seems she's a different baby when you see her again. She's picked up this new sound, too. It's kind of a cross between a grunt and one of her long drawn out talking sounds. It's so funny, and she's so fascinated with herself.

Granna obviously thought this was funny. She's really starting grabbing at EVERYTHING!

Granna bought a jumperoon at Once Upon a Child (not a fun place to be when it's filled to the brim with screaming kids and pushy parents) Anna Kate is just starting to understand what to do in it. She mostly just likes being up and able to see! Thanks Granna!

At dinner with Grandaddy! Angelo's Brick Oven in Lenoir City has some pretty awesome pizza!

Mama & Daddy back at Cypress Inn in T-town...the place they went to eat the night they got engaged! THE best fried green tomatoes in the WORLD!

The family in front of Denny Chimes. They played the chimes the whole morning long. My all-time favorite song is "Stars Fell on Alabama!" They even played a song for the Kentucky fans. I'm so glad we have class at Bama! go to be back in Alabama. Thanks for keeping Anna Kate, Granna and Grandaddy! It definitely made our weekend much more enjoyable knowing that she was in GREAT hands back at home!