Monday, September 28, 2009

Cutest Little Cheerleader in the World

On Saturday, Angelo took Abby to her first Baylor football game! I didn't go, but Angelo said she had so much fun! He didn't want to take the camera, so I took a few pictures before they left.

We told her to do a big cheerleading jump and she did!
Here she is getting ready to jump...

still getting ready...

And lift off!

I don't know if you can tell, but she is actually catching air in this picture!
And here are a few from the actual game. Tia Christina took these with her phone, so pardon the blurieness. They're actually pretty good considering they were taken with a phone and apparently Abby would not sit still.

And Baylor actually won! What do you know?
Hope all is well with everyone! Love you all!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Sick Day"

Abby has been having some tummy trouble this week. I am not sure what is going on, but she was sent home from Miss Jane's on Tuesday and Wednesday after having diarrhea 3 times. I'm sorry, I know that is probably too much information, but...anyway, I had to keep her home on Thursday because they have to be free from it for 24 hours before they can return to school. Well, the reason I sent her on Tuesday is that she had absolutely no other symptoms. She had no fever, she was eating fine, and she seemed to feel great. She also had no diarrhea Tuesday night or Wednesday night. I am kind of rambling. The reason I am even writing about this is because our "sick" day on Thursday was awesome! That may sound terrible, but still on this day, she had no other symptoms (and no diarrhea, I might add). We spent the morning playing and hanging around. I cleaned the house, did laundry and dishes and she followed me around just playing nicely with her babies. Around 10:30 Angelo called and suggested we go to the movies. Well, she eats lunch at 11:00, so I decided we would go have a lunch date and then go see "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". And we did. She was so good. I had so much fun eating lunch with her. And she sat through the movie. It was in 3D and I wished so badly that I had a camera so I could have taken her picture sitting in that big seat with those glasses on! She looked so cute! About a third of the way through she said, "I want to sit in yours lap." This might have been annoying to some, but I loved it. We were the only ones in the theatre and it felt like we were the only people in the whole world. She laughed out loud and ate her popcorn. And about 20 before it was over, she fell asleep. For about 10 seconds, I felt ridiculous being the only person (awake) in the theatre watching a cartoon and wearing 3D glasses! I got over it really fast! It was a pretty cute movie. I got her in the car and she continued to sleep. When she woke up we went to the mall. I had a gift card for the Gap that I have had for a REALLY long time, so we decided to get Abby some pink jammies that have a glow in the dark skeleton body on them. They are really cute, but they didn't have any for Garner, but I knew they had some at Old Navy, so we headed that way. But not before spotting the section of the mall that houses about 10 of these rides you can pay 75 cents to ride on: a plane, a helicopter...and Ice Cream truck? I thought that was a weird one. She had to get on every single one of them. She thought they were great and she was totally content, not knowing that you could insert coins and they would actually move. That is, until we were strolling away and some insane parents had their child in that dang ice cream truck in all its glory, lights flashing, music playing, bouncing around. "I want to ride the tumble bus!" She was not very happy that she didn't get to get back on the "tumble bus" as she called it. But we got away with a minimal fit. We went to Old Navy, got the pajamas for Garner. I saw the Halloween costumes and started looking at them. Abby fell in love with one of them and was hugging and dancing with it. Telling me that it flies. She just had to be... a dragon! Seeing as how this is the first time she actually had an opinion of what she is for Halloween and I am sure we will have many years to come of her being a princess or some variation of a princess, I gave in and she will be going as this:

I think she will make a pretty cute dragon!
We had such a great day together. We both had such a fun day and she was such a good girl!
The only down side of this was that she had to go back to day care the next day which made me really sad! And then really aggravated because on Friday at 2:30 they called me that she had diarrhea 3 more times and I needed to leave work to come get her! What in the world is going on? If anyone has any insight as to what this might be, I would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I am beginning to get really worried.
And, since Garner did not get to join us on our girls day, here is a picture of him, in all of his cuteness!

Oh, and if anyone has any magic solution for getting a teething baby to sleep at night, I welcome that advice as well! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We're Back!

I know, I know! It has been forever. I really can't believe how long it has been since I last posted anything. I do have an excuse - at least for part of the time. After our last entry things started getting crazy around here. I was already taking my last 3 classes of my bachelor's degree and Angelo was taking 5 summer classes. Then, at the last minute, I enrolled in the alternative teacher certification program at MCC and started going to class Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 to 5:00 in addition to my other classes. It was absolute chaos around here. There were many VERY late nights. I stayed up until 4:30 one morning doing a project only to finally lay may head down right as Garner was waking up! Oh well, it is over now! I graduated with my bachelors degree from Texas Woman's University!!!! Finally!!!! That really took a long time. And now I just have to find a teaching job and upon completion of my first 2 semesters teaching, I will be fully certified! (Right now I am just certifiable! Ha,ha!) That is proving to be easier said than done, however, as there are NO positions available in the greater Waco area. Who would have thought!? It is pretty frustrating, but I trust that the Lord will provide that opportunity in His perfect time! AND this is Angelo's last semester of school also! I can't wait until we can come home from work and not worry about homework! Anyway, for now I am back at my old job as a teacher's aide...I don't really have much to say about that!
Now for the kiddos! They are doing so good! They are both getting bigger every time I look at them. Abby is no longer wearing diapers! Garner has TWO teeth - he got the first one a month ago, so when he had just turned 4 months. I am pretty sure some more are coming in because his mouth is really bothering him still. Bless his heart...I know it hurts! And at his 4 month check up he weighed just under 17 pounds and was 26 inches long. Big and big! Oh, and about 2 weeks ago I started giving him a little cereal and this week we started giving him some baby food! We started with sweet potatoes because for some reason I felt like this was a compromise between vegetables and fruit? I don't know... Here are some pictures:

First bite!

What is that? it good?

I think I like it!

Give me that spoon!



and happy!

I love that baby! He is so cute! And he loves to eat! His first time eating baby food, he finished the whole jar! It took Abby at least a couple of days to get used to eat. And the first time she ate peas, she gagged. Oh, no. Not Garner. He didn't even hesitate. He had them last night for the first time and he gobbled them up!


Now for the "Abby section"! She is getting so big! This weekend was the Waco Cultural Arts Festival at Indian Springs Park. Angelo and I had intended to take Garner and Abby, however, Garner fell asleep at BiBi's, so he stayed there and we just took Abby. I missed hime, but I am glad he didn't come because it would have been no fun for him and it was good to have a little Mama, Daddy, and Abby time. We don't have much of that these days and I think she really liked it. She loves her brother and is such a GREAT big sister! And Garner loves her, too. He just looks at her and watches her and smiles! And she can make him laugh harder than anyone! It is so cute! Anyway, the Arts Festival was really great. It is all free and they have a bunch of booths set up - some with artists and their work and tons with activities for kids. Abby didn't really know what to think at first. This is her at the first place we went, making a fish windsock...

Then she spotted the chick-fil-a cow and all she wanted to do was look for him. Here she is not paying attention to her artwork, but looking around for the cow.

She kept asking, "Where is the cow?" So we finally went to find him...

We made a crazy hat...

We played with glue...

She painted with daddy...

She really was having fun, although you wouldn't be able to tell from this picture...

She actually needed to potty. I am proud of her for not having an accident even though we had to hunt for a bathroom.
The next pictures are of her painting. This was by far her favorite part - and ours too. She was so serious about this artwork.

And she helped me paint, too...

We call this "Bubbles" :)

I can't resist showing this pictures of our little artist's feet!

And we got her this little "bicycle man" (as she calls it). As she pushes it, his little legs pedal. It was made in Kenya and we got it at a booth selling fair trade goods at the festival. It is pretty cute and she LOVES it!

All in all, I would say we had a great time!!!

And on that note, I will leave you with these two adorable faces...