Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
We checked the mail box on the way home and I was excited to find a package from Aubra which made my morning. Adalynn gave me the gift of taking a 3 hour nap so I could get some rest too! Nick surprised me with planning a special trip for us later in the fall. I can't wait to write more about it later this week! I have gotten calls, texts, and facebook messages from everyone and it means so much to me! Thank you to my friends and family for making the day so special!
We had dinner with my family at Carabbas and then cake at my parent's house. Here are some pictures from the night.
John brought Marissa. They both share a birthday on the 25th so they have been getting spoiled with nice dinners all weekend!
Best family picture so far. I am really looking forward to getting professional ones made later this month by Lanning Photography in Dallas.
What she really acted like. Addy had a tummy ache all night. Nick had to sit outside with her at the restaurant most of the meal.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday I got to visit the doctor, cook spaghetti and meatballs during nap time, and enjoy a fantastic night of tv. There is a new show stuffed in between "The Middle" and "Modern Family" called "Better with You". It features 3 couples from the same family (hmm, followed by modern family, 3 couples from the same family, just a bit less conventional) and their relationships. One of the stars is Joanna Garcia (brunette on the left) and I think she is adorable. Nick and I loved watching Reba where she played Cheyenne, a pregnant teenager who marries her boyfriend and follows their relationship with one another and with Reba. Well, in "Better with You" Joanna plays a girl who gets pregnant and is now engaged. I know that seeing these predictable patterns in show themes and characters should make me think the show is dumb and un-original but I will admit, I think it was cute and funny and I totally plan to watch. Wednesdays may just become my grading papers in front of the tv nights.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Adalynn tricking me into thinking she was asleep. I laid her in bed and got this look.
I am excited to be going to meet the teacher tomorrow night at Churchill. I am scared about how behind my kids might be (or pretend to be) but ready to get back into the swing of things. If only I could take Addy with me...
Friday, September 17, 2010
On Thursday (I know the post is titled Friday but humor me) I went to SOGO for lunch with my friends Cari and Courtney. Courtney has a baby girl named Bella who is 6 days older than Addy and Cari is expecting a little girl in October. It is amazing how a few years ago I didn't have any mom friends and suddenly I have quite a few. Life changes fast! Anyway we had a great girls lunch and I love going out on a weekday. One of the only downsides to teaching is never getting to go out to lunch. But I suppose it saves us a ton of money that I eat a $1 home-made sandwich as opposed to a $9 Panera Bread sandwich most days.
Today I was able to go to lunch with my brother Daniel which is a rare treat. Daniel lives in San Antonio but is 20 and usually has better things to do than go to lunch with old people. He does however have a soft spot for his little niece so we were able to meet up.
We tried to go to a place called Benny's Diner that he recently discovered but a guy (Benny perhaps?) stopped us in the parking lot telling us they were closed for the day. I found this slightly odd seeing as it was noon but proceeded to ask him what their regular hours were. They are usually open at lunch but Benny's had apparently had a very rough night. First there was an attempted break in and then they somehow lost power so all of the food in the refrigerators had to be thrown out. That is not the happiest way to end a week! I am willing to give ole Benny another try sometime soon though.
My sweet mother in law called to see if I wanted some "me time" today because she wouldn't mind some Addy time. I enjoyed a quiet nap without wondering when I would be woken up by a crying baby and then went in for my first post- pregnancy bootcamp at MPT. It felt great and I can't wait to fit into all of my old clothes again!
Nick and I went to his parents house for pizza and to pick up Adalynn this evening and we were certainly entertained. Nick's mom recently remodeled their entire downstairs (its amazing!) and has new double ovens that apparently light the cardboard that you cook pizza on on fire. There was not just a little smoke but an actual fire in the oven. It was neat for a minute to watch the smoke pour out and crawl up the wall to their 20 foot ceilings. The screaming fire alarm and huge amounts of smoke quickly sent Adalynn and me into the backyard to get away while Nick and his parents tried to get everything taken care of. We even got a visit from the fire department! We also got a visit from the Papa John's delivery man.
Sadly I have no cute pictures to add today but I promise to put a couple in my next post. Have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Adalynn won't have any actual cousins for a while because my brothers and Nick's sister are all single and still finishing up school and trying to start careers. She is very lucky to have a wonderful group of second cousins though. Here are a few pictures of the ones she has met already!
Blakeley calls herself the best "big sister cousin". She wants a baby sibling so badly!
Allison snuggling with my wiggle worm
All the little cousins at Bella and Morgan's birthday party. Nick walked in holding Adalynn and Bella looks at me and asks "Have you had your baby yet?". That was one of the funniest questions I have ever been asked.
I think Addy is going to grow up loving family as much as I do!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Having a child makes me understand the analogies in the Bible much differently. There is a verse from Matthew that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately.
"If you, then, though you are evil , know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matt 7:11
Right now there is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my sweet girl look at me and smile. It could be after she eats or when I am snuggling with her on the couch but I do everything I can to give her what she needs and make her happy. I can not fathom the love God has for his people to send his Son as a gift to us. I know that I will give Adalynn anything I have and my Father has so much more to offer me and all I have to do is ask.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Nick turned 25 on Thursday. Adalynn and I met him for lunch and celebrated with cake at home later. I gave Nick a new bag for his laptop and Addy gave him a picture of her for his desk. Nick and I have celebrated birthdays together since we were 17 but I think 25 is going to be our best year so far!