Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Not much to report...

Since I was taking care of two babies last night...Caroline and Kyle. Kyle hurt his back so he was laid up on the couch for most of the evening.

BUT we did get a chance for Caroline to try on some of her beach gear. What do ya'll think?

(notice the sticker. I was just a little bit eager)

I'm sure she'll turn more than one head on the fabulous Galveston beach (please know that I'm being sarcastic)

Monday, April 12, 2010

We couldn't call ourselves Texans if we didn't...

Take pictures in the BLUEBONNETS!

So the first experience of taking Caroline's pictures in the bluebonnets went incredibly well. It probably didn't hurt things that Grandmommie was right there standing behind making ridiculous noises and swinging all types of toys to capture and keep her attention. She seemed to enjoy it. There were no melt downs to speak of...I was impressed!

Getting placed in the Bumbo...let the picture taking begin!

What a smile!

She really enjoyed it!

So after pictures in the bluebonnets we ran errands and got back to the house around 5:30. Caroline was such a trooper. Then it was time to wash all of her 6-9 month clothes. Quite the undertaking if you have seen her closet! But I got it done nonetheless. I also got her baby food made for the next two weeks, hopefully. She'll be having sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green beans and applesauce. She had applesauce for the first time Sunday and she loved it!

Uncle Eric dropped by on Sunday on his way home to Austin. Caroline just loves her Uncle Eric and had the best time smiling at him.

Then there were some restroom issues with Caroline and Karo syrup was involved so my Grandmommie decided to spend Sunday night just in case the syrup took effect in the middle of the night. If I had just been a little bit patient things would've worked themselves out and I wouldn't have had to make the THIRD trip to Wal-Mart on Sunday! She was just so miserable I felt so bad for her. But I got my loving and sweet baby back Sunday afternoon and Grandmommie got to finish our window boxes. I'll have to share pictures of our new plants in my next post.

Off to know that thing that pays the bills! HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

And she rolls...all the time now...

So with my new camera I was able to catch Caroline rolling over. So without further ado....

She is just so proud of herself when she completes the back to tummy rollover...notice the smile

Caroline & Vivian's Photo Shoot on the Balcony

Well I was a single parent last night, Kyle went on a fishing trip. So when we got home Caroline was in such a good mood that I decided to test out my camera in a setting other than "auto" and have our very own photo shoot! I was scared but I think that it turned out pretty good. Let me know what you think.
She has just discovered Vivian and wants to watch her and play with her all the time now. Vivian has been such a trooper and when Caroline grabs and pulls on her she simply cuts her eyes to me as if to say "Can you help me out here?"

She tried really hard to get a kiss from Vivian!

Vivian loves her Sweet Caroline!

Now all I need is a editing program for my computer so I can make my pictures look even better!

*If you are wondering the bubble outfit is from the guest line of Liberty at Target. They have some super cute stuff there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Caroline came home!

Well my Mom brought Caroline home yesterday! I so needed to see her smiling face because I had just found out that I had paid the daycare twice for this month AND they had cashed both checks so I was frantic about calling my hometown bank and getting them to cancel said mortgage payment...I mean daycare check.

Well as I walked in the house Caroline and Daddy were just getting finished with eating sweet potatoes, her favorite. And this is what was waiting for me

And this.....

And this.....

Needless to say all the crappiness of the day melted away!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. We left Houston in our rear view mirror early Friday morning and arrived in Tyler around 11 much to everyone's surprise! We totally surprised ourselves that we had gotten on the road so early and packed everything that Caroline could possibly want/need. That is until around Centerville I remembered that I had forgotten all of Caroline's food. Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, if there are any that read my blog, I left all of her food that I make from scratch sitting on the counter in the cooler full of ice! Needless to stay there was a "discussion" about whose responsibility it was to get the cooler in the car.

When we got to The Blairs' house Kyle ran to the local Wal-Mart and picked up formula and organic baby food, because that's got to be the closest thing to Mom's home cooking right. We attempted go...then we tried the go. We had to steam some carrots and throw them in the food processor so that Caroline wouldn't go hungry, because for those of you who have seen her it's a possibility that if she misses a meal she might just waste away.

So after lunch the girls, being Mary Ann, Julie, Olivia, Caroline and myself, ran errands and had the best time shopping at antique stores. Caroline was such a trooper she didn't even make a peep the entire day so of course she was rewarded with a shopping spree at Kohls. Don't you just love that store? Absolutely nothing that I bought for her was over $4! AND it was all adorable outfits for summer. Because also if you didn't know, that darling daughter of mine has absolutely NO clothes. It's actually pathetic!

Then we came home and got dinner ready for Kyle and Jeff who had been out slaving all day playing 18 holes of golf. I know Kyle works so hard! After dinner I was beat and so was Caroline we headed to bed because tomorrow we were off in the car to head to the Farm but not before we saw Eric and Melissa and watched Liv hunt Easter eggs! (There are no pictures of our time in Tyler because I didn't have my memory card for the camera just yet)

So we woke up and had breakfast and then it was off to Eric's parents house so that they could meet Caroline for the first time. I think, no I know, Caroline had a wonderful time meeting the first of many of her "Aunts" from Shreveport. She can't wait to meet all of them but we'll have to do it a few at a time so that she won't get too overwhelmed. She had the best time playing with Melissa. I think Mel has a "way" with kids. Then we got in the car again to watch Liv hunt those elusive Easter eggs. I was totally impressed with her skills. She hung back and let those silly kids run to the end of the field and she grabbed all of the eggs at the first. Her basket was overflowing. I was such a proud "Sissy", her name for me.

Then we were off to the farm for lunch and lots of kisses from Aunts, Gumpas, Great Grandparents, and Grandparents. We had a great lunch and enjoyed the afternoon of leisurely drinking on the farm and just hanging out.Hanging out with Daddy.

Chilling watching "toons" in the swing.

Laughing with the baby in the mirror. She just thinks that baby is so too cute.

Easter Sunday (not the best picture of looks like I might be expecting...but I'm not...we'll call it a bad angle!)

Easter Basket and her loot!

Her ever stylish pink python shoes!

More stuff....Caroline's Grandmommy spoils her!
Something to carry her bottles....A bathtub pig wash cloth.. A pool float for Mommy and Caroline

That's it...there aren't any more gifts?

I can't believe it!!!!

So that was our eventful weekend. We, being Kyle, myself and Vivian, left after lunch. My Mom/Grandmommie talked us into her and PawPaw keeping Caroline until Tuesday. So we left Caroline at the Farm. It was sad but she has so much fun with her Grandmommie and PawPaw. She the proof below.
Oh! I almost forgot! Since Caroline was spending a few nights at the farm I was able to get a much needed and deserved pedicure. Girls, spring has finally sprung in the form of Cajun Shrimp on my pampered toes!

Have a great Tuesday! Enjoy LOST! I know that I'll be planted in front of the tube with a glass of wine and the constant perplexed look on my face!