Friday, October 31, 2008

Recent happenings with the Bean

She doesn't like things cold on her hands like her mama, so this was her solution. Monkey see, monkey do. :)

The Bean's attempt to put on her pants by herself. She often gets both legs in one pant leg. :) But she gets an A for effort!

Showing off her ability to clothe herself.

Playing with Baby G

How cute is this??? This was at my nephew Evan's b'day party.

Here's an short update on the Bean: she LOVED our trip to Seattle and playing w/ her cousins. She got to ride a horse while we were there and loved it! (pics to come later) She's starting to "dress" herself, and pretty much wants to do everything by herself. She doesn't want to sit in her booster seat at the table anymore and wants to sit in "Daddy's chair" or "Mommy's chair." We have been hearing the phrase "ahh self!!!" a lot lately. She can climb into her car seat and buckle herself in. She also is learning to go potty all by herself from start to finish, from the pulling down of pants to climbing on the potty to wiping, etc. She talks in sentences a lot now, and it's easy to understand almost everything she says. She is singing her ABC's, not perfectly, but she gets about 80% right! And she loves to sing...she can even carry a tune pretty well. She loves Baby G and is so sweet to him. We are enjoying our little Bean so much.

He's 5 (and a half) months old!!

I have been SERIOUSLY behind on the blogging situation. Whenever you go on a two week trip somewhere (we went to Seattle/Vancouver, BC the first two weeks of October) it takes that long to recover and get back to normal, it seems like! Anyway, Baby G turned 5 months almost 2 weeks ago now, and I'm just posting about it. And I haven't even posted about our trip either! Well, here are some recent pics of Baby G. He is doing great. Still sleeping great. We've tried rice cereal from a spoon a few times. He's not a fan, so I haven't been very consistent about it. I probably need to start getting better about it. But once you add in the solid foods, feedings take SO much longer!! I nurse, then supplement w/ a bottle, then feed the solids...takes forever! So needless to say, I'm sort of putting it off. :) He's chewing on EVERYTHING b/c he's teething...drooling, gnawing on his hand constantly, and has swollen gums. But no teeth sightings yet. He's grasping toys better now, and is rolling over both ways. He loves Baby Einstein, his playmat, and his jump-a-roo. He's still not too keen on the swing (weird, huh?). And he likes being thrown up in the air now too. And we are enjoying him more and more!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oops. I forgot to tell you.

Our house is off the market. Sorry I forgot to tell my loyal readership! :) A couple of you have asked me about it, and it occured to me that I didn't blog about taking it off the market. Basically, when our friends called us up about buying their house, we loved their house and thought it was a great deal for that neighborhood. So we said yes. But after a lady looked at our house twice and had narrowed it down to us and another property, we realized that the whole thing felt a little rushed to us. As we prayed more about it and talked it through, we had less and less of a peace about it. We felt like God was telling us to wait. So that's what we're doin'! We still may move next summer as planned, or we may wait. So, that's the update. And here's the lesson: don't make major life decisions when you have a 4 week old. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've been tagged!

My friend Allison tagged me for one of these little things. I'm tagging Jessica P., Allison B., and Holly (this is your big comeback!)!

1. Five names you go by:
  • Amanda
  • Boo
  • Doodle Bugs (what my uncle calls me)
  • Mommy
  • als

2. Three things you are wearing right now:
  • Old JSU tee
  • lounge pants
  • ratty socks (seriously, I need to get some new ones badly!)

3. Three things you want very badly at the moment:
  • To really relax w/ my hubby in Vancouver
  • To lose baby weight

4. Two people who will probably fill this out:
  • Jessica
  • Allison B.

5. Three things you did last night:

  • Watched Mulan 2 at my mother-in-law's
  • Ate a steak
  • Put Baby G to bed

6. Three things you ate today:
  • BEC McGriddles
  • Nutter Butter patties
  • General Tso's chicken
7. Three people you talk on the phone with?
  • My mom
  • My sister-in-law
  • RR

8. Three things you are going to do tomorrow?
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing :)

9. Two longest car rides:
  • Gadsden, AL to St. Augustine
  • Gadsden, AL to Washington, DC

10. Three of your favorite beverages:
  • Diet Coke
  • Coffee
  • Juice