Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
As we started our first 6 weeks together, I was terrified. I wasn't sure that I would be able to take care of you all by myself while Daddy was at work! There were lots of tears, from you, me, and even Daddy! But we all eventually figured each other out and began to settle into a routine. I had to take you to daycare, and that was SO hard, but Granvon loves on you every day and I know that you enjoy being there.
It has been the joy of my life to watch you grow from a tiny little creature to a beautiful six month old girl. Every new milestone has left Daddy and I laughing out loud. These days, you love to play in your jumparoo and lay on your playmat. You love to take off my glasses and Daddy's glasses. You can put your paci in your mouth, but unfortunately it is always the wrong end! You kick and splash in the bathtub, and open your mouth like a little baby bird while you are waiting on your next bite of food.
You LOVE to put things in you mouth. Especially my cell phone, your toes, your fist, my hair, any toy that you can get your hands on. Right now my favorite thing that you do is when you grab my face or handfuls of hair on each side of my face, and then you pull yourself toward me and try to put my whole face in your mouth, slobbering all over my cheek, nose, or chin. I like to think you are giving me your sweet baby kisses. You have definitely caused some pain a time or two. You also like to take one hand and hold your head with it when you are sleepy. It looks like you are saying "woe is me."
You love to fall asleep in someone's arms, and it is so wonderful to hold you while you sleep and kiss that perfect spot above your nose. I love it when you lift your arms for me to pick you up at the end of a day at Granvon's. You are such a happy baby! Everyone says that you are so laid back.
You have totally changed the way I look at life. No longer is it about me, and no longer do I try to control everything. You have shown me that God is very real, and He is very good, and I hope that you grow to have that understanding. I now understand the love that our heavenly father had for His son. It is so important to Daddy and me that you grow up loving Jesus, and we will tell you about Him often.
I am so lucky to have you as my daughter and to have had you in my life for these past six months. And while I can't wait for the next six, I know they will go by too fast.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thank you Lord, for giving us such an incredible gift.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I'm really not smiling...the wind is blowing my face to the back of my head! Needless to say, I now have the fishing bug and will want to go constantly. Sorry Meredith! One other bit of excitement worth mentioning is that I ordered Meredith and I Ray LaMontagne tickets for April 27th @ the Alabama Theatre. First off, we love this venue. Second, I have been wanting to see Ray for a long time and we won't even have to travel to do so. If you aren't familiar with him, I recommend you download all 3 of his albums NOW, but if you aren't willing to do that, here is a Cliff's Notes of Ray to get you started. In my humble opinion, he will be regarded as one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation! If you like Bob Dylan's lyrics sans the political spin, you'll like Ray. It would be hard for me to believe that he has experienced the pain he expresses in his music at such a young age, but I won't argue. He is a man among boys in this era of record companies producing corporate trash! Check him out
3. Forever My Friend
5. Be Here Now
7. Lesson Learned
8. Let It Be Me
9. I Still Care For You
10. Winter Birds
I think 10. is my favorite song at this moment.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
See, this is what happens when you let ADD get the best of you!!! The human mind is an awfully big place to wander around...I'm not re-reading that because I'd probably delete it. I hope you enjoy a few seconds in my thoughts!
P.S.- Tomorrow is National Signing Day!!! I am pumped to see who Auburn gets to sign on the dotted line! Most of you readers probably couldn't care less about this