Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We went out to dinner Friday night at the Dixie Cafe (as usual, we were the youngest people there, but I LOVE IT!). Neely had her first "real" vegetables (not baby food) and she was not a fan. She would put the carrots and green beans in her mouth, smoosh them up, and then spit them back out. I wish I could have gotten a picture. Her faces were too funny! When we got home, we has her playing on her belly and she started CRAWLING for the first time. She doesn't crawl well, it's more like scooting, but we're still counting it!
Yesterday we stayed in our pajamas until noon and then went shopping a little bit. We grilled out last night and it was so good.
This morning we all slept through church! I can't believe it! I woke up this morning looked at the clock and couldn't believe it. I guess I forgot to turn the alarm on since I don't use it during the week anymore. I am so disappointed in myself. I was so looking forward to it this week. So, we've just lounged around today too.
I am going to get a new camera tomorrow, so maybe my posts won't be so boring.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
So today we started Kindermusik with Miss Ruth. It's a really small class with only 4 kids, but Neely loved it. She just squealed and jabbered the whole time. I am so glad that I am doing this so she can spend time with kids her own age.
I would have taken a picture, but I dropped my camera and broke the LCD screen. :(
I have been up late thinking about how I want to decorate Neely's playroom. I'm really torn between going all out and making it super cute or just making it into a junk toy room. One thing that bothers me is what would happen if we had another baby. I want to always have a guest room where my parents can stay, but if I have another baby I would either have to lose the playroom or the guest room. oh the struggles I have. :) I think the solution is to get a new house, but I don't think I'm going to suggest that to Brad 6 days after I got my last paycheck.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Neely and I have had so much fun. We had lunch with Lisa on Tuesday and Uncle Kris on Wednesday. We've been to the fabric store to pick out drapes and order fabric. We went to our first playgroup.
Brad has been gone all week & I am so ready for him to be home.
Here are a few pictures from the week:
Yes, she is sucking the sweet potatoes out of her bib. I am so proud.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Neely and I don't have much planned for the week. Brad is leaving for Vail tomorrow, so it's going to be just us girls all week. I have been making a mental list of all the things I am going to accomplish once I quit working, so we'll see how that goes. My first thing on the list is to get my house clean and clutter free. Tomorrow I'm planning on tackling the master bathroom.
Friday, August 8, 2008
I had my last day of work today. Woo Hoo! My office got me a gift certificate for several months at gymboree as a going away present. I was so excited. I had already planned on getting her involved in that & now I definitely will. I will definitely miss the people I worked with, just not the work. Picking Neely up from daycare for the last time was REALLY sad. These ladies just love her and I feel guilty taking her away from them. CRAZY--I already know. They gave her a sweet going away present too--some bath toys (they know how much she loves the water) and a framed picture of Neely and the teachers. So sweet. They also gave her a card with personal messages from the teachers. I just cried when I read the notes. Neely has truly been blessed to have them in her life.
Tomorrow I'm going to write about John Edwards. The whole situation just makes me sick.
On a final note--two days in a row...how bout that?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
First things first--tomorrow is my last day of being a working mom! I am so excited. Although I have loved my job (most of the time) the past four years, I have just not been excited about it since I came back from maternity leave. The company was so great to let me work part time, but I was still SO exhausted. Getting up at 5:30 is just not for me. I know that there will be some days that I will miss the people at the office, but I know that I am going to LOVE being at home with my baby girl. The only thing that makes me sad about quitting my job is taking Neely out of daycare. I know, it sounds crazy. But she loves it! I really do give daycare a lot of credit for her being such a happy baby.
Neely is 8 months old now. I can't believe it. She's been very busy learning new things--she is babbling like crazy, scooting around on her behind, standing holding on to the furniture, and just started waving. Of course, I think she is just crazy cute.
Brad started a new job. Still a supplier for Wal-Mart, but a small company that is based out of Colorado. So far it seems like a really great job with one exception. The company is very environmentally conscious, so Brad has been trying to incorporate this into our household. One problem--I don't believe in recycling. Too much stinkin trouble. Maybe I'll give in soon, but it's been fun listening to him explain over and over again how I can't "choose" to not believe in recycling.
Stay tuned for more updates. Now that I'm going to be staying at home, I plan on doing lots more blogging.