Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
She does so good in the car. The last part of the trip she stayed awake probably because I decided to sit back there with her. Not a good idea because she does not sleep. She'd rather smile at me. However, she went right to bed once we got here. She was exhausted! Carl went to Publix to get us some groceries. He loves that you do not need a loyalty card to get the deals. We had yummy sandwiches for dinner. Publix has the best subs. Carl was impressed that they carry Sweet Water 420 here in Nashville. It's a beer brewed in Atlanta.
Carl and I are sitting outside on the deck enjoying the "cold front" and checking out local housing magazines. We look forward to exploring the area tomorrow. Not sure what we will do but maybe go look at some houses and we'd like to check out the Nashville zoo.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We went to our last Gymboree today. Evie was sad to say goodbye to her sweet teacher Ms. Beth. The prop today was these little noisemakers and Evie did not like them. Not sure why but it was not her thing!She slept on the way home and when we got home she was still sleepy. So I put her in the crib and she slept for an hour. Then she slept on the way to see her Great Grandmother. She was not exactly thrilled when I stopped the car to take her in but she settled down. Mamaw was excited to see Evie.
Then Evie and I went to Nana and Ipop's house for dinner. I will miss living close to my parents but the chances are we will not live in Nashville forever. Evie and I plan to be very busy next week to help us make the transition to living in Brentwood. We will be back in a few weeks for Lindsay's shower. Can't wait to celebrate with Lindsay! Baby James will be here soon.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I cannot believe that my sweet little baby is 6 months old. Time flies by so quickly. We have had so much fun with Evie in the last six months. She is such a joy and we are so in love with her.
Kicking, Kicking, Kicking all of the time
Swimming in the pool especially on her back
Eating a banana with her Daddy
Playing on her playmat
Picking toys up and moving them from one hand to the other
Banging her rattles to make joyful noises
Going outside to play
Walks in her stroller - she likes to look around
Playing with paper
Dropping her toys for her parents to pick up
Looking at other babies
Evie does not Enjoy:
Going out to dinner - likes to lunch though
Having her diaper changed right when she wakes up
Her Mommy getting out of her line of vision
Happy 6 Month Birthday Evie! Happy Birthday to your friends Peyton and Max too!
Nana came to spend the day with us today! Evie had her shots and I did not want to take her by myself. It's so sad to see her cry from being in pain although it's over before you know it! Carl always goes to her appointments so I called him right after we were finished to keep him in the loop. Evie weighs 15 pounds and 14 oz. She is in the 50% percentile for her weight and the 90th for her height. She is 27 inches long! I think she's going to be a tall one. Evie was very sleepy and took a little nap when we got home and then went to bed at 6:15. Let's hope she sleeps through the night again!
Mary, we hope you have a fabulous birthday! You are such a big girl - 6 years old. We remember when you were born. Uncle Carl was there and he kept calling to give me updates. His job was to take care of Hattie since your Mommy and Daddy were busy getting to know you. He took Hattie on lots of walks and tried to keep her out of trouble.
I was so excited to find out your name. It seemed like we had to wait forever for you to be born. Seems to happen a lot in this family - ask Sheshee and Poppy about that. They have waited many hours for their grandaughters to be born.
Finally, Uncle Carl called to tell me you were born and that you were a beautiful little baby! Uncle Carl was so excited to be your uncle. I could not wait to see pictures but it took a few days. I just loved your name - Mary Lourdes - so pretty and classic. It fits you perfectly and it's special since you are named after your Aunt Lourdes!
Mary, we are so proud of you and think you are such a spectacular (that's a fancy word for wonderful) niece. It's been so fun to watch you grow up before our eyes. We are so glad to have a little girl for you to grow up with. Evie thinks you are really special and can't wait to see you again. You have lots to teach Evie. We love you! Can't wait to see you.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Evie and I took Carl to the airport. I went in to get her about 5:15 and she was smiling at me. Guess she heard us getting ready. I was so tired when we got back so I put her in the bed with me to see if we could both sleep. Evie did not like that idea. She wanted to kick and play. She is so entertaining these days. She did finallly take a morning nap. However, her afternoon nap was 3 hours long. I put her down a little before 12 thinking she could just rest a little before Gymboree. At 1:00, I went into get her and she was sound asleep. Went in at 2:00 to check on her and she was still sleeping. Finally, at 3:00 she woke up! Missed Gymboree today but that's okay we will go on Thursday.
I was ready to get out of the house so we went to get a new cell phone. New every 2 is the best! Then we went to the Fresh Market to get a few things. Evie thought it was so much fun to kick her feet against the basket so I did not much room for my food since she takes up the whole buggy. Now that she can sit up, I should just put her in the cart. Maybe we will try that the next time we venture to the grocery store. Time to go get some stuff together for Nashville. Evie is down for the night - I hope!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Evie fell asleep on the way home from playgroup so she was not much interested in sleeping at home. Normally that's fine but she had her 6 month photo shoot so I had to get her to take a short nap. We went to the bank so she'd get a little shut eye. It worked! She did great for her pictures. I cannot wait to see them and hope Lindsey got some good shots.
Evie is becoming so much better at entertaining herself. She will sit and play for 15-20 minutes: with paper, a rattle, in her exersaucer, with her playmat and on a blanket. She LOVES rattles. We are sad that Carl is leaving for Boston in the morning but next week we will all be in TN.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Evie slept all night! She woke up at 5 and went back to sleep until 8:30 when I actually woke her up! Evie loves the paper so I gave her a little to tear while I read the good sections. She thinks that is so much fun. She took a short morning nap and was so excited when she woke up because I told her that Nana and Ipop were coming. We had a showing so we walked to Arnie's for lunch along with Uncle Ben. Evie was so good at lunch. She does so well eating outdoors.
I kept her up for too long and she did not want to take a nap. She fell asleep eating but as soon as I put her in the crib - her little eyes sprung right open! So we drove her to Target and she fell asleep on the way. She amazed us because she stayed asleep in her carrier when we brought her in for almost an hour . . . sleeping! Truly amazing! However, she did not want to go so sleep and went to bed later tonight than usual. I think she may be slightly confused about the time! HA!
Carl and I ate dinner after she went to bed and then I went to Barnes and Noble. I needed a little break. It was nice to get out for a little while. Sometimes I forget that life still happens after 7:30 at night.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We had such a nice day relaxing in our house. Evie has been wonderful and we just played with her most of the day. We had a showing this morning so we decided to return the mini! Carl and I really liked that thing. We stopped at Bojangles on the way home. Once we got home, we were locked out of the house. The agent who showed our house locked the door from the garage into the house. Luckily, our listing agent was able to come right over to help. She told me this happens a lot because agents can't remember if doors are locked or not. I am going to give some neighbors a key in case that happens again. Usually, we just give people the code to the garage - that does not work if the door is locked.
I gave Evie her first green vegetable this afternoon. She seemed to like it but was not craning her neck trying to get more like she usually does. The texture was so different - it was not as creamy and smooth as the other baby foods. I will give her some more tomorrow. I probably did not peas the first time either.
We took Evie to the pool this afternoon. She loved her new float. I have never been cold at a pool in July but today I was freezing. It was cloudy and the wind was blowing. Evie fell asleep on the walk home. Carl gave her a bath and I put her to bed. Doesn't she look cute - she was even cuter while asleep. She just woke up so I need to go start all over.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Evie and I went to Whole Foods for lunch and to get some groceries. It's about .5 miles away which is super nice.
We met with Mark, our agent, this afternoon. He had some good ideas and we have a few things to do before we meet again. We went to look at a house but think it's too far away from the area that we like.
Evie took a little nap in the car so she was ready for some action. Then we went to Outback for dinner. Yummy! I just finished our peanut butter pie. Delicious. Evie had a blowout in the restaurant so our dinner was cut a little short. Life with a baby!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We left The Reserve at 9:45 and got here around 5 Eastern after stopping three times. Evie did great. We could not have asked for her to do a better job. I was getting nervous on the way here because we had not heard from our landlord. We talked to her on the way around 3 and she told us that our place was not ready so to take our time getting there. Then, when we were about 20 minutes away she called to say it was not ready! We were annoyed because we had a bunch of stuff in the truck and were packed in separate bags for each part of the trip. We went by the house and no one was there. I was not exactly impressed and feel that the word condo is used quite loosely. It will be fine for the short time that we are staying there but it's not the cutest place.
The "condo" has potpouri in every room and dried flowers hanging on walls. Also, there are lots of little country signs on the wall reminding us about the importance of family. We've got that down or we would not even be considering living in this place. We meet with our real estate agent tomorrow and hopefully will create a more permanent plan for our family. We are very grateful to have a place to live together and it is furnished which makes "moving" in a lot easier. The best part is we are on a month to month lease - the nice places do not do that! We do have a fabulous location, a big deck, a garage, a wood-burning fireplace and room for all of us! Evie and I will be able to walk to a Barnes and Noble and Target. We are super close to lots of places! The landlords seem disorganized but they got into this line of work by happenstance. They sold a hog farm and did not want to pay capital gains so they bought some "condos" to rent out. They are SUPER nice and accomodating. They got Evie a crib, a changing table and lots of other baby stuff. That makes it much easier for us.
We are looking forward to feeling more settled tomorrow. Little Evie will have slept in 4 different places in one week by tomorrow. She's hanging in there and so are we. Dinner was room service and we are about to head to bed. I will post pictures soon. My camera card will not fit into Carl's laptop.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Evie was happy to get to here. She has been very calm and happy. We took her to the pool yesterday. Evie loves the pool. She sat in the baby pool and played with the water. She was happy to suck her Daddy's toe. Pretty funny! We took her into the big pool and she loves to float around. She just loves the pool. Evie loved that her Sheshe got in the pool to hold her. It was Sheshe's first time in the pool all year. We are going to take her back late this afternoon.
Evie's taking a nap and everyone else is watching tennis. We miss Lollie and Kurt and our nieces, Mary and Lucy. Hope to see them all soon. Nashville is only about 3 1/2 hours to Atlanta so maybe we can go see them soon.
I will post some pictures of Evie soon. The poor girl hasn't had her picture made since Thursday.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
We are so excited that Carl comes back today. He has not been home on a Wednesday night in 9 weeks.
We received our pictures from Dorian Eve. They turned out good especially considering Evie was not in the best mood because it was her naptime. Of course, when I made the appointment she had no schedule but she almost always takes a fabulous 2 hour nap around 9. Not sure if she will do that today since she's still sleeping.