Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Birthday and Halloween

Leah's first halloween was several weeks ago, and she was the cutest bumblebee ever! I chose this outfit because she loves singing the "bumblebee song" and gets very excited if I mention the word "bumblebee". We live in an awesome trick-or-treating neighborhood, and we went to several houses in our cul de sac to rack up on candy. Just kidding, we really didn't get much candy, and what we got, I ate. Anyways, it was fun.

This picture here was taken at the end of the night, and she was beyond exhausted. Oh, how sweet!
We celebrated Leah's 1st birthday on sunday the 25th. We chose this weekend mainly because it was a Georgia bi week. Yes, this was actually part of the reasoning, but Andrew couldn't come anyways, so it did not actually matter. Tony's parents, my parents, Zach and Sarah, Katie and Jered all came up for the "big celebration." I always said I would not do a big thing for her 1st birthday, but it was a good opportunity for everyone to come and see our new house. And, I got the chance to make this rainbow cake!

I'm not gonna lie, this cake was the highlight of the party for me. I was so proud of it. It was actually pretty easy to make, too. If you notice, the cake is scientifically accurate, except that i left out the indigo in the "ROYGBIV" anagram. I mean, what the heck is indigo?

The outside is not so nice. I am not a cake decorator.

Leah and aunt Katie! I know Katie misses keeping Leah overnight!

I didn't take many pictures with my camera, because Zach was there taking pictures with his, and so were mine and Tony's parents. They have way more pictures than I do.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Leah's new friend

I meant to put these pictures on last post, but I forgot. This is Emma, the little girl who lives next door to us. She comes over everyday asking to "play with the baby". Today I was actually babysitting her for a few hours, and she is pretend reading to Leah right now. It's hilarious, because Leah loves her to death. She gets so excited every time she sees her.
Leah probably weighs almost as much as Emma, even though Emma is four. Here leah has literally knocked her down.
Emma's mom told me the other day that Emma came home the first time she played with Leah and said "I'm friends with the baby next door!" It was pretty cute.


So here's a quick update on everything that has been going on in our lives the past month or so:
- Tony is still working on base as an aeronautical engineer. Apparently he works on the J130's, whatever that means.
- I got a job in the ER here in Warner Robins and I will begin in about two weeks. I will be working 1 shift a week, or two shifts every 2 weeks (2 days on, 12 off). I have absolutely loved this time I have had off, but I think I am going to enjoy the 1 day a week. We'll see!
- We have been attending Houston Lake Presbyterian Church, and so far we have loved it.
- We don't have cable or even any basic channels. It has been difficult.
- I painted our kitchen yellow, the guest bathroom blue, and Leah's bathroom green and pink. (this is a picture of the kitchen)

- Leah is now walking like a maniac:

Oh, and Leah is also about to turn 1 ! Woohoo! Her birthday is october 28th, and we are going to be having a little get together with family. She is not really talking yet... she says dada and mama, but she babbles a lot in baby lingo. She is also a very determined and intense little girl: she wants what she wants, when she wants it. She has had many screaming fits, and she will ball her little hands up in anger. It's pretty funny, but its also kind of scary for later on in life.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

new job, new house.

For those of you who don't know, Tony, Leah and I recently moved to the great city of Warner Robins, where Tony has begun to work on the airforce base there. We also are in the process of closing of a house and have already moved in.
This is the house. I will post more pictures of it as I actually get stuff squared away on the inside. I am currently not working, and all my friends in statesboro have told me that I must keep up with my blog, so I'm going to try to. No promises, though. Mainly because I'm pretty bad at it, and I can't quite figure out how to do anything with the blog. Also, I'm probably going to apply to some hospitals and try to work once a week or so, which isn't much, but still. Anywho, I will work on posting more, keeping people in touch, and try to figure out how to change the background, layout, etc of the blog. That's it for now.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Activities

Leah has been doing some fun new activities these past few weeks. Here are pictures of some of them.   
Here she is laughing so hard it looks like she's crying. 
Here is Leah on a swing at the Trinity 25th anniversary picnic.
She also loves popping her collar and playing with jewelry. She's getting a little preppy already.

Here she if playing hide and go seek with mommy. 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A day in Savannah

My mom came into town this past week because it was her spring break. She was able to watch Leah on wednesday night while I was at work, and she kept her thursday morning while I slept. She also helped me reorganize the baby's room and took about three huge bags of too small baby clothes back to Gainesville to put in storage (storage being my parent's laundry room.) On friday my mom, Leah and I spent the day in Savannah. We had a great time walking around downtown, going into shops, and looking for parking. 

After we came home from Savannah the weather was too pretty, so we went and relaxed at Sweetheart circle. 
She can sit up almost perfectly now!
We ate lunch at Spanky's. This is her first time to sit in a "big girl" high chair. It looks like she is having a good time. 
This is my mom and Leah in front of IPC in Savannah. We walked around looking for it for at least 30 minutes, only to find that we literally parked right next to it. Like, you could touch the side of the church while standing next to the car. 
This is me and Leah in front of IPC. My mom took an "artsy" shot. 

Friday, January 30, 2009

So I am actually writing this blog whilst I am at work. How fun! Excuse my language, but this night has been hell until about right now (4:00 am). Thankfully, we are down to about 6 patients in the ER right now, and none of them are very sick. We just ordered some food and are sitting around stuffing our faces. Hopefully I will be able to go through the rest of my shift without seeing another patient, but I highly doubt that this will be the case. Okay, I have to go and do some actual work right now. I bet that tomorow they are going to block this website and I will no longer be able to blog here.

PS... The time on this post says 1:01 am. It is not that time. It is actually 4:00 am. Just thought I'd let yall know.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sitting, crawling, standing.

This is about the highest that she can hold her head up. She absolutely hates being on her stomach so I can't leave her there for long. 
She loves standing. She can bear her own weight on her legs!
She can sit up about 5 seconds before falling down. 

Although she can not yet sit, crawl, or stand, here are some picture that make it seem like she can. 

new overalls

So yesterday I went over to Marissa's house so she could teach me how to sew. This is something that I have been trying to do for about two years now. I have begun many sewing projects that I have never finished, and I was determined this time to actually complete something. I made these cute overalls, using the exact same design that Marissa used! They fit Leah just right, but I'll probably have to adjust them to make them a little bigger as she grows. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First day of work

So last night I went back to work after 11 glorious week of maternity leave. My shift started off great; it was a slow night, things were calm and quiet. Then, around 10:30 that night people decided that their sore throats and runny noses that they have had for the past two days were all of a sudden an emergency, and lo and behold, we were slammed for the next 8 hours. What fun! I got home around 6:45, and I managed to sleep until around 9:15, which is when Leah began crying. So we have been up since then, and I have to say that I am almost collapsing with exhaustion. My house is a total wreck, but I just don't care. Of course Leah, who usually takes long naps, has not gone back to sleep yet, so I think I'm just gonna make some coffee and power through the rest of the day. 

Sunday, January 11, 2009

random pictures

Leah sleeping with her daddy. How cute!
Her hair is all curly when it is wet, but it never dries that way... Oh well. 
Yeah... I can't figure out how to rotate the picture, either... like I said, computer illiterate. 

                                                  This is Leah on her first day home. 

Okay, so I am just playing around right now, trying to figure out how to add pictures.  It took like 5 minutes for one picture to download... If this is the case I don't think I will be doing any more picture downloading. 

Starting my blog

Okay, So I'm doing something I never thought I would do.... Start a blog. Now this little experiment might fail completely... This might be my one and only post, for two reasons: I can't figure out how to work it, and I don't know how much time I will have once I start back work tomorrow. I am completely computer illiterate; it took me a year to figure out how to change my facebook profile picture and it might take me just as long to figure out how to add pictures to this thing. However, I feel like this is what people with children do now; they write blogs. Therefore, as it is my custom to want to please people and conform to their expectations I will attempt to keep up with this. Also, I'm getting tired of putting pictures up on facebook, because in my mind it is still a "college" thing.