Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Anything But Clothes" Party

When a girl in our Sunday School class invited everyone to an "Anything But Clothes" Party, I was a little worried. It's like a costume party, but you dress as a "thing" instead of a person. We used safety pins to attach a ton of Kroger plastic bags to Steve and I covered myself with baby blankets. It was definitely not our most attractive look, but we had fun!

We had to get Bella in on the fun, so we cut a hole in the bottom of a Target bag and let her join in. She did great! I kept an eye on her so she wouldn't try to chew on the bag.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Steve's 1st Day

Pray for Steve this week...he is starting at a new location with the bank. He will still be doing credit analysis, but this is for a group that does solely commercial loans. I think he's looking forward to the change, and I know he's excited about the shorter (much shorter) commute. His office is now a cubicle, so he's a little apprehensive about the lack of provacy, so I'm praying that it is a smooth transition for him.

This past weekend was extremely relaxing for us; we spent a lot of time at home with no plans. It was fabulous! Sunday was an interesting time with speakers from the Creation Institute. Check them out at

Friday, January 22, 2010

Homemade Baby Food

I'm trying to experiment with some homemade baby food. For "dinner" I've tried carrots and green beans. My "breakfast" attempt was plain yogurt mixed with pureed apples. I'm definitely still in the experimenting stage. I tried the yogurt with Bellla this morning and it was way too tart for her. I'm going to go to the grocery store tomorrow and get some vanilla yogurt and bananas. Hopefully, the sweeter taste will help. It's been fun, though; I actually feel like I'm accomplishing something.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another week, and January is almost done!

I can't believe January is almost done! When I was teaching, January and February were the months that dragged on the longest; with no break in sight until Spring Break in April. This year, everything is moving along so fast!

Steve is doing great in his classes. He took two quizzes last night and got A's in both of them. He chose to take these classes this semester to refresh his brain a little. One of the classes he seems to really enjoy and the other, seems to really bore him. At least he's getting good grades!

Bella had her 9 month check-up with the pediatrician on Monday. Her weight is finally starting to plateau - she weighs 21 lbs. and 6 oz. At her 6 month appointment, she weighed 20 lbs. already, so I'm glad it's slowing down. Her pediatrician said she is doing great and she can already do a lot of the "12 month" milestones.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Week Is Done!

I survived the week on pain medications while watching babies. Thankfully, the babies survived, too. Here is a picture of Liam and Bella playing together...

Bella kept crawling up to Liam and taking the pacifier out of his mouth.
Luckily, he didn't seem to mind.

We're really looking forward to just being home this weekend. We have
no plans other than hanging out with friends. Monday, Steve doesn't have work, so he's coming with me to Bella's 9 month checkup. We'll see how much weight she's gained this time.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dry Sockets and Finals

I broke down and called the oral surgeon this morning about my mouth. Three of the spots seemed to be healing just fine and not requiring any medication. One of my bottom teeth, though, was still causing some serious pain and was waking me up in the middle of the night. They had me come in this morning and told me I had a "dry socket". I always thought that meant I had something infected, but I guess it just meant that I had an exposed nerve or bone. He fixed it pretty easily and within an hour, I was much better. Hopefully that's the last of it.

Steve has his mid-term tonight. Pray! He's been really diligent about studying, and the professor is allowing them to use a formula sheet, so he should do an awesome job. He's so focused between work and school that it's nice to see him rewarded.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Teeth and Bella's

I got my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday morning. Here is a picture of me right after I came home. Mel and I decided that I would not be pretty on drugs, especially if my mouth looks like that. I'm feeling pretty good and I'm trying to stay off the more serious pain medications. Steve has taken awesome care of me! Lots of mashed potatoes and pudding.

On a fun note...Bella has started sprouting some upper teeth! I think we have spotted one or two on the top row that are close to coming. Little shnoodle is growing up!

Friday, January 8, 2010


We finally got snow! For us Southerners, we were excited it just stayed on the ground. I took a few pictures of the back and front yards...don't laugh!

And this is looking out the front door. (Notice the front step) I was so happy to see that it was still there on Friday morning. We'll see if it lasts the weekend...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We're Back...with lots of babies!

I haven't blogged in so long, I doubt anyone in the family still checks. I decided to start again slowly. Wednesdays are definitely our "hump" days around here. If I can get through today okay, I always feel it's an easy ride to the weekend. It's a good day with the babies so far. Yesterday, Bella crawled around and ate a leaf off the floor, which then caused her to gag and throw up everywhere. Her increasing mobility is definitely causing me to re-think some of my living room decorations.

Friday is my surgery on my wisdom teeth. Hopefully, I'll remember to post some pictures of my face all chubby and swollen.