Sunday, November 30, 2008


On Saturday morning we traveled to Bellville to spend a week on the farm. Mary had fun playing on the farm, playing with her cousin Kathryn, and going to the flower shop. William had fun learning how to use the skid loader to push down dead trees and then burning them down! Amy had fun just hanging out at the house during the day with Pa-Pa. I had fun just being at home. We also attempted another family photo this year. It actually turned out pretty good, once again. We left Friday night and William drove while the kids slept (and I dozed off a time or too). We are home for the weekend and then Thursday after work we begin our cross country drive to Georgia to celebrate Grandma Betty's 70th birthday. This should be quite an experience with an almost 5 month old and 3 1/2 year old. 24 hours in a car...FUN!

Mary made her very first flower arrangement all by herself!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Amy's first tooth!

Amy is getting her first tooth!!! She is taking it surprisingly well.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's going to be a....

BOY!!!! My sister is expecting a little boy at the beginning of April. This will be the 3rd grandchild for my parents, but the 1st boy. And on Michael's side it will be the 1st grandchild.

Tummy Time

We've started giving Amy more tummy time since she hasn't started rolling over yet. She loves it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amy is 4 months old!

Yesterday was Amy's 4 month birthday. She celebrated by going to the doctor for her checkup! She weighs 14.1 oz (58th%tile) and is 25 inches long (74th%tile). She got 2 shots and an oral dose. She did really good. She had some fluid on her right ear, so he said he would like to see her back in a month.
Today she got to eat sweet potatoes for the first time.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

First Cereal!

Amy got to enjoy her first cereal this morning. She ate really well and enjoyed it.
Later in the morning Mary was playing with Amy.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Surprise Trick or Treaters!!!

At about 8:45 we ran out of candy, turned out the porch light, and relaxed. Mary wanted to stay in her costume just a bit longer. Since it was Friday, we decided to let her stay up a little later. William was cleaning, cleaning, cleaning (which is usually not like him). We were having guests over Saturday night and he said he wanted to get as much done before Saturday as he could. So I started helping out. At about 9:15 the doorbell rang. I thought...the light is off and whoever it is won't be getting any candy, because we were all out, except for what Mary had gotten. But William went with Mary to open the door anyway. There were 2 people bending down and saying trick or treat! Mary started screaming and I was in shock! It was Granny and Pa-Pa!!! Pa-Pa had called William Thursday afternoon to say he was feeling good and wanted to surprise Mary. And boy, did they surpise both of us!! We were so excited they came for a visit. We stayed up to almost 11:00 that night visting and playing. Then Saturday we spent the day getting things ready for the get together that evening. Mary and Amy had fun playing Granny and Pa-Pa. Mary was very sad when it was time to leave. We will be making the drive this weekend to the farm.

Happy Halloween!

Although, I wanted Mary and Amy to have coordinating costumes. Mary did not. Amy used Mary's first Halloween costume and was a chick. Mary was so excited to be Ariel for Halloween. She has had her costume picked out for quite some time. We decided to spray paint her hair to match Ariel's. It took 2 cans to get it red and many rinsings and shampooings to get it out! She had so much fun. This year we went trick or treating with Lainey. Mary's bucket was full by the time we made it home around 8.