Saturday, March 28, 2009

Poor Baby

Poor little Avery is sick. She started getting a fever this afternoon, and it hasn't gone down yet. I should have known something was coming. Ever since we got back from Florida she has been super fussy. The past three days have been extra rough. She cried and fussed for most of the day, and woke up every two hours each night. Needless to say I haven't done much this week besides hold her. Which is why you haven't seen any Florida pictures, or Uncle Bill hasn't received his phone call. Sorry! I really hope she starts feeling better. It's so hard to watch them when they don't feel good, and there isn't much you can do. Please pray for her fever to go down. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We are getting ready...

for Florida!!! I am waiting on the last load of laundry and then it's time to start packing! I don't think I've ever had our suitcases packed the day before we left. We are always running around packing the day we leave, and it's so stressful. But I tried really hard to keep up with the laundry this week so I wouldn't be doing that this time. Let me tell you that this cute little baby here does not make that an easy task. She has been developing a cold the past few days so she has been extra fussy. This picture shows how I accomplished my laundry task. I just put her in the basket of clean clothes, while I filled up the washer with dirty clothes and then carried her upstairs in the basket. She loved it! Mothers have to be creative or they would never get anything done! So now we just have to make the long drive to Florida to see my sister Kelsey. I'm excited to see her, but sad that Scottie can't go with us. He doesn't get a spring break this year so we decided to go without him. It was not an easy decision to make, but I wanted to see Kelsey and it's another opportunity for Grace to play in the ocean. Avery's too little so I don't really count this as her first time to see the ocean. (I'm trying to make Scottie feel better about letting us go without him.) Thanks honey for being so understanding! We will miss you very much!!!

This is just a picture of Avery and her new trick with daddy. Her balance and body strength is bordeline freakish. From the day she was born she has been holding her head and chest up on her own. Tummy time has never been a problem. When I put her in the bouncy seat she tries to pull herself up using the little rings. It's funny and a little scary at the same time. Now, if we could just get her to go to sleep by herself....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kids Say the Funniest Things...

This is a little activity from Facebook, but since not everyone is on that site I thought I would post the answers here. Scottie and I both asked Grace these questions. We wrote down exactly what she said. Here are her answers:
1. What is something Mommy/Daddy always says to you?
Mommy: cutey pa-to-tey
Daddy: peanut

2. What makes mommy/daddy happy?
Mommy: If I clean up my basement.
Daddy: If I brush my teeth without you ever telling me.

3. What makes mommy/daddy sad?
Mommy: I hate you. (hate is a bad word in our house)
Daddy: When I don't brush my teeth and they fall out, or I die. (so dramatic!)

4. How does mommy/daddy make you laugh?
mommy: tickle me
daddy: tell a funny joke

5. What was mommy/daddy like as a child?
mommy: she had curly hair, and it kinda looked like a clown. (thanks!)
daddy: I don't know that one, I haven't seen that tape. Kinda like Stuart. (what????)

6. How old is mommy/daddy?
mommy: thirty-one hundred (wow, I'm old!)
daddy: 100 (we need to work on number concepts)

7.How tall is mommy/daddy?
mommy: 15 height
daddy: 30 feet (we also need to work on measurements)

8. What is mommy/daddy's favorite thing to do?
mommy: spend time with me. :)
daddy: go with me to places

9. What does mommy/daddy do when you're not around?
mommy: go to the store and clean (I'm a domestic slave :)
daddy: study
(Do you think medical school has affected her?)

10. If mommy or daddy became famous, what would they be famous for?
mommy: dancer
daddy: singer (that makes me laugh really hard!!)

11. What is mommy/daddy really good at?
mommy: cheerleader (seriously?)
daddy: a doctor (he gets doctor and I get cheerleader?!)

12. What are we not very good at?
mommy: cartwheels (what? but I'm a good cheerleader!!)
daddy: dancing, well dancing your good at, but not cleaning or washing dishes (Amen sister!)

13. What do mommy/daddy do for a job?
mommy: teaching
daddy: doctor

14. Favorite food?
mommy: turkey (??)
daddy: Dairy Queen (so true)

15. What does mommy/daddy do that makes you proud of them?
mommy: cleaning
daddy: Dance really well

16. If they were a cartoon character, who would they be?
mommy: Super girl
Daddy: superman

17. What does mommy/daddy do with you together?
mommy: go to the park
daddy: run on the beach, play tag (ahhh... the majestic beaches of Illinois)

18. How are you the same as mommy/daddy?
mommy: we have the same blue eyes and brown hair
daddy: blue eyes, eyebrows

19. How are we different?
mommy: our style (this is after she looked me up and down)
daddy: hair, height, weight

20. How do you know that mommy/daddy loves you?
mommy: b/c you kiss and hug me all the time
daddy: you take me to DQ all the time :)

21.What does mommy like most about daddy? What does daddy like about mommy?
mommy: he is handsome
daddy: pretty, she has the same eyes as you. You had a crush on her. What's a crush?

22. What's mommy/daddy's favorite place to go with you?
mommy: McDonald's
daddy: DQ (we really promote healthy eating don't we??!!)