Monday, June 30, 2008

Dufilho Look-alike Meter

I never would have guessed it!

Bumbo Time!

I think that expression may be saying "I'm not too sure about this..." but he never cried, so we'll keep trying it every day! By the way, if you like his rockstar bib, check out my friend's website!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wedding Crashers!

We had such a great time!!! (See previous post for information on what we did last night...)

Lacey & Cynda
The bride (Lacey's sister) with the beautiful cake Lacey made!!!

The roomies The mommas & babies! (I had it easy last night!)
Jennifer & Bryson
Lacey & Gavin With the happy couple
Josh (Lacey's husband) & Gavin
Sleepy after a long night of partying

Friday, June 27, 2008

Can't Hardly Wait!

I am sitting here waiting for two of my best friends to drive in from Dallas this morning. They were two of the three roommates I had in college and tonight we will be joining the third at a wedding downtown. Its rare that we are all together at the same time as we live in three different states and four different cities so I am SUPER excited about this weekend. There are now four husbands and three little boys that are a part of the group too, and unfortunately the husbands could not make it, but the little boys (who we just KNOW will all grow up to be BEST friends) will be in tow, so many many pictures to follow.....!!!! We've made it a tradition over the years since college to get together for a New Year's party...

Tonight will be the first time we have all three boys together!!! Many more pictures to follow...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ode to Sleep

Oh Sleep, you elusive state
For your beautiful ways, I'll have to wait
I took you for granted in my pre-baby days
Believing you'd never be too far away
And now you've said "No more for you"
And taken the sleeping I need to do
As soon as I think I might catch up
You rob me again and I have to wake up
You're tricky, you see, because just when I drift
There's a knock, or a ring, or a baby to lift
Alas, your trickery seems never to end
Because I should be sleeping now instead of writing this po-em!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Charlie has been going to church every week now since he was about four weeks old. He's been going to Sunday School with us since about six weeks. For the most part, he has done really really well every week, awake during Sunday School and asleep during church. And when he's awake, I'm feeding him, and then he's just sitting in our laps or in his was a different story.

First off, he took a really great nap this morning and, unfortunately we had to wake him up to get him ready for church... that was our first mistake... from then on he was fussy fussy fussy! He fell asleep in the car, but not quite deep enough sleep so he woke up as soon as we got to Sunday School. He started out okay, but immediately fussed, so I fed him. After eating, he spit up all over my shirt and then (loudly) "downloaded" (as Paul would say) in his diaper. So I got up to change him- all the while, SWEATING because it is VERY crowded in our class today and Charlie felt like a little furnace under the cover I was using while nursing him.

We get back from the diaper change, and he's squirming and fussing, and Paul has to leave to get ready for church (he plays guitar for the main service). As soon as he leaves, Charlie starts fussing unconsolably, so I leave class early and go ahead to "big" church too. Once in the sanctuary, I get him out of the carseat and put him in the sling. This is great, he's up looking around, and as soon as we stand up to sing the first song, he's out, asleep. I tuck him in the sling a little more and he is fast asleep...

Well crazy paranoid mommy me, thinks he's a little too deep in the sling and may not be able to breathe fresh air, so I take him out. Here's my second mistake... fuss fuss fuss... right in the middle of the sermon. Oh and did I mention, we took off his cute jeans and socks so he wouldn't get too hot in the sling? So now he's wearing his polo shirt with no pants and no socks (something I thought I would never let my baby do). So, I have to leave the service and go sit in the foyer... again sweating and now covered in spit up.

At this point, I'm thinking, why, why did we even come today? We would have been better off to just stay home... and then I was reminded...
Of the beautiful worship that took place in the service today (while Charlie was asleep in the sling). For some reason, I was completely moved by the music and the Holy Spirit today- in a way that made me lift my hands to Him in praise...

It may have been the fact that my baby was snuggled so close and I remembered all those Sundays feeling him kick in my belly, wondering if this blessing was really real...

It may have been the fact that our dear dear friends that are about to move because the Lord has called them into ministry were sitting right next to me and I am so proud and so sad at the same time...

And then I was also reminded of feeling so self conscious walking out of the service and then being greeted with smiles from other church members and mommies (and daddies) with their babies in the foyer...

We are so blessed, beyond belief, to have this church family. I am so thankful that the Lord continues to meet me at the moment of my weakness and allow me to truly feel His presence even though I left church feeling not so grateful with a pantsless, sockless, crying baby, and spit up down my shirt and I'm still so sleep deprived that I feel like I can't get myself together sometimes... His grace is enough. We live a beautiful life and I am so thankful. Thank you Lord.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I REALLY love my friends...

...that's why I'm dog-sitting today for them. Sadly, some of our best friends are about to move and have a lot of unknowns ahead of them so they are up in Ft. Worth today so she can interview for a teaching position. Wanting to make all of this as smooth a process as possible for them, we offered to keep their precious Maggie-dog since yesterday afternoon (They'll be home tonight). It has been a GREAT experience for Daisy- finally someone to pay her some attention and give her the play-time she needs. But Maggie's still a bit of a puppy (though they're about the same size!) and she can keep going and going and going and even Daisy looks at me like "help!" Haha, but really, they're having a great time today- now if I can just not trip over them, and continue to keep Charlie out of their wake...

As for now, its my first break of the day! Somehow, they both wore themselves out and Charlie is taking a pretty long nap!
This one's Daisy- look closely, there's a dog there!

Maggie conked out by the couch

Sweet Charlie, not even aware of the chaos that awaits him when he wakes up!

(in the process of uploading these pictures, Maggie woke up and peed on the floor! Gotta go!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It has already begun...

Charlie had a wonderful time last week with his Grandma and Uncle Andrew. They came in to keep him while I went to my last week of work... as you can see, Charlie loves his Uncle Andrew, who is already teaching him everything there is to know about video games and Mario Kart. I knew that boys were into that kind of thing... but seriously, already??? :)
Oh well, baby, learn those spatial skills early!!! I can't keep that little Mario Kart on the road to save my life! Maybe I should have played video games a little more...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

To my dad, my father-in-law, and my husband- Happy Father's Day!!! Thank you for being the amazing and God-following Dad's that you are!!!! I love you!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Two Months Old!

I can't even believe it has been two months already!!! We are having so much fun and finally getting a little more sleep around here! He is just lovin' life and gives us big Charlie-smiles all day long.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Old Friends and New Babies

Today, Charlie and I took a little day trip out to Katy to visit with one of my old college roommates, Lacey. After college, she and her husband moved to Atlanta, but her family still lives in Katy. Since she was in town she invited me to come spend the day at her parents' house with her and her little boy, Gavin. The last time I saw them was at New Year's when I was pregnant and Gavin was about 2 and a half months old. We spent the day talking, playing with the babies, taking pictures, and taking the babies swimming!!! It was so great to get to hang out with and talk to another stay at home new(ish) mom who is also one of my best friends, talking about everything from our biggest fears and struggles as moms to stretch marks and cake baking. I hated to leave so soon and wish she lived closer and we could do that more often!!! Thanks, Lacey and Gavin for a super fun day!

The first time Gavin & Charlie met

Together again!

Thanks Gavin, for loaning Charlie your swim trunks!

"Mom, I'm not sure I like swimming!"