Tomorrow Cate will be 5 months old, and I know I say this every time she's officially a month older, but I just can't get over how fast these past months have gone by. She continues to make me smile all day long and is the sweetest little thing ever! Instead of posting a current picture, I decided to add this one of her from when she was a week or so old. She's laying next to one of Towns' baby dolls and I took this picture so I'd always have a way to remember how small she was. Happy 5 Month Birthday, Cate Bug!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Towns has gotten into the habit of thinking Cate does things to her on purpose. For example, in the picture above Cate had her fingers in Towns' hair so Towns told me that she was pulling her hair. And if Cate's foot accidentally touches her, Cate's kicking her. And if her hands or arms touch her, Cate's pushing her. It really is quite funny the way she over dramatizes it, and I can't seem to get through to her the fact that Cate's not really old enough to push or kick her intentionally. That day will come soon enough....
I've never once in almost three years gotten Towns to smile for the camera. It just doesn't happen. Until now, and this is the face she gives me. When I ask her to smile she closes her eyes and gives me this crooked grin. I guess I should take what I can get...
This one is a little better!
Not sure what these looks are about, but I think it just about captures the mood because neither one of them felt good at all and you could tell it on their faces.
Here Towns is asking me if it's ok to dig into her Valentine's mailbox...the deal was when she cooperated long enough for the pictures, she could then have her stash of chocolate!
I gave her a little flowerpot that came with strawberry seeds and we're trying our luck at getting them to grow. I could kill a fake plant, so it's highly unlikely that anything will come of our strawberries! I was not blessed with a green thumb...
Here's how Towns spent most of Valentine's Day....
So Cate and I played together in the floor...one of her favorite things ever!
We decided Towns had slept long enough so Cate got the job of being her wake up call...Cate LOVES to crawl all over Towns. It's fun to her for about two seconds and then she's begging me to get her off of her!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
1. Can someone please tell me how I missed STIRRUP PANTS coming back in???? I filed those away back in 1990 and have vowed ever since to never, ever relive that fashion nightmare. Sorry if any of you are wearing stirrups today. I'm sure you can really pull them off, but me, not so much. Nor do I want to.
2. How is it that I have five glorious days all to myself and I can't seem to find any overwhelming enjoyment in it? My children are in very capable hands which leaves me no reason whatsoever to worry about them and their well being. It's not like I have any doubt that they're not being taken care of. In fact, they're probably having more fun at Ya Ya and Poppy's playing with Max and Anna Grace than they'd have here. Towns literally walked out the door yesterday and didn't look back until I MADE her come back and at least give me a hug. I wasn't really expecting her to fall out in the floor in protest of me sending her off. But at least a hug and a kiss...I mean, come on. I can't blame her though. That girl loves to stay on the road, and she gets it so honestly from me. Back to the point...I had all these grand plans and high hopes of doing things around here that I've been wanting to do, but never have had the time. Namely, tackling that huge Rubbermaid full of super fun fabric and making the girls matching outfits for spring and summer. I'd also love to get my closets cleaned out and organized. And I have canvases screaming "paint me, paint me". But somehow, I can't get it together enough to make any headway. I walk around in circles not knowing what to do next. Here's the conclusion I've come to: I'm completely lost without my kiddos. Our daily routine is so engrained in me and when I shy away the least bit from the norm, I don't know what to do! Good or bad, I suppose that makes me a creature of habit. The one nice thing that's come of my empty house is that J and I are reliving our pre-baby days. It's wild how once you have children it completely changes everything. For whatever reason, I've always had a tinge of guilt run through me for halfway enjoying anything that doesn't involve them. I'd almost forgotten how much fun we could have when the kids aren't around. And that's not such a bad thing. Even if it is watching Viva La Bam re-runs until midnight because they make us laugh like schoolgirls (and now I'm wondering why I just admitted that I like that show...disclaimer: I don't really like the people in it or how they talk or the message they convey, but it is pretty hysterical). It's Tuesday and I've got two and a half more days of trying to find something with which to fill my time. Any suggestions to make the time go by faster???
Monday, February 18, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Bethany and Towns
It would be a miracle if we ever got one of Towns actually looking at the camera!
One of my all time faves...
Bethany and Anna Grace
Anna Grace, Bethany & Mary Catherine
Towns, Me, AG, Bethany, MC & Max
Wish I knew what they were scheming up!
Granny is famous for her lectures & here I caught MC getting one!
The Birthday Princess blowing out her candles (she'll be 81 this August)!
Umm, real ladies don't wear lip gloss up their noses. Might want to try again...
Not really for the eyes either....
Ok, Mom, would you PLEASE help me out here? Make her do it the right way!
Ah, there we go. Right on the smackers!
Now everyone is happy!
I think I've got trouble on my hands...trouble with a capital T (and an -owns on the end of it). This chick is a mess if I've ever seen one and I couldn't resist posting some of the pictures I've taken of her over the last week. This might give you a little clue as to how our days go around here....never a dull moment!
Denim skirt and this pink shirt that don't go together...her abolute favorite two items of clothing she owns.
She actually picked this out and it matches, mark this one down in the books!
Prime example of how she goes to bed at night...she's fresh out of the shower here and got on her favorite tights, leotard and tutu!
This kid cracks me up on a daily basis and I can't get enough of her!! Here a few more pics for good measure....
If her cheeks look extra chubby here it's because she's got her vegetables stuffed in them. I didn't realize this until we'd been done with dinner for 30 minutes and she was already in the bathtub. Have you ever?! She's a sneaky little thing! Oh, and this is also the exact look she gives me when she gets in trouble. Usually the words that accompany this face are "you sure are sweet, Mommy"...and then I almost forget what she'd done wrong! One funny thing and I'll move on...the other day at Chick Fil A I was trying to get her to eat her lunch before she got the notion that she needed an ice cream cone. You know, because to a child Chick Fil A = playground + ice cream. So I told her that she needed to eat her lunch and then we'd talk about it (a phrase I find myself saying more and more which means that I'm turning into my mother). After some deep thought she replies "I don't want to TALK about it...I want to EAT it"! Nice try, but it didn't work!
This is how I found her last night when she'd gotten quiet....she'd pulled a stool up to my dresser and was going through my jewelry drawer (hence the necklace that she's already got on)...she had no idea I was watching her!
This is how she ate Sunday lunch last weekend...she said the pink shades helped her "see her food much better"!
Thought I'd throw this one in because of her cute owl jammies!
No particular reason for this one...just love it!