Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daisy the Cow

We're working on our animal sounds and MC knows the cow by heart. She also likes the horse and the duck, but the cow is her favorite. The Chick-Fil-A commercial came on TV and pointing she said "says mooooo." Then she picks up her book and points to all the different animals and to each one she says "says moooo" (whether its a dog or cat, etc). Then she points at me and "says mooooo!" So I guess I should go to our Halloween party as a cow! Just call me Daisy.

I was just looking at the blog title: Miley Minutes. I've had alot of precious minutes lately. And they only last a minute it seems. "I'd rather have 10 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special" - Steel Magnolias. Matt and I were walking out of church Sunday, and we decided to let MC walk by herself (holding her hands of course). If I could have taken a picture of Matt holding one of her hands and me holding the other...walking out of church together. Swinging her while she laughs is the best medicine I can recommend!

Then we were driving to Vicksburg the other day and there I was sitting in the passenger side watching her have a lovely, full, and funny conversation with herself and her stuffed animal. The entire way. I wish I would have had my video camera. I wish I could have frozen time so I'll always remember those wonderful minutes. (Not that the others aren't great too, but you understand). The little things that we love seem to only last a minute.

On a lighter note, here's a few pics remembering last year's Halloween...and this year.

What a difference a year makes! Look at the similarities between the group photos...there's a ladybug on the end of each, MC on the other end, a Batman, and a green reptile in the middle. Does anyone else find that interesting? Not planned by any means! Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Touched by an angel

The Winborne's annual Halloween Party!

"Somebody better call God...because He's missing an angel!"

Jordan Ann, Mati Claire, Jack, Carson (holding Shelby), Chad, Maddie, Brayden, Sam, Tyanne, and Sarah. Minus Kate!
"Are you lost ma'am? Because heaven is a long way from here!"

"Just like a prayer" - Madonna. I thought she went as an angel?

Thank you to all the Winborne's for letting us join in the fall festivities! Mati Claire enjoyed it even though her Daddy wasn't able to make it. We had a great time! Excuse the cheesy pick-up lines (couldn't help myself).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Fall Yall

Happy Fall if I haven't told anyone yet. MC was dressed up for her appointment with Jeanelle but she screamed and cried through the ENTIRE session! So we came home and snapped a few in the new stained driveway. I will be so glad when we're allowed to drive on it again...and i'm sure the neighbors will be glad too.
happy birthday, mom! (a few days late)
Mom and Dad left this morning and I'm sad already! MC learned how to say Gigi at 1:30 in the morning! This last molar coming in is the absolute worst tooth yet! She has not slept in days. I finally broke down and got her some Tylenol with Codeine. I hope she's in a better mood by this weekend! Mati Claire can say MANY new words this week! She's turned into quite a little copy-cat lately.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A "Mickey Day-Day"

My niece, Kerigan, turned 4 this year. At her 3 year old birthday party last year, we were all coming home from the hospital after I had MC. She wanted a Mickey Mouse birthday party. Being 3, she called it her "Mickey Day-Day." And the name has stuck. We had sort of a Mickey Day-Day this weekend. Just a fun-filled day visiting with friends and family!

We missed our planned trip to the Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch Friday morning due to the rain and MC still not feeling well. Hopefully we will get to go sometime this week. My parents are still here helping me out around the house. Gotta love parents.

Little miracle Landry man celebrated his 1st birthday Saturday! He is precious and had a great time eating his cake! MC loves to socialize so despite no nap, she still had a great time. Everyone was surprised when Elmo and MickeyMouse showed up! Most of the kids were terrified, but MC admired them from a distance. Up close you can see her reaction in the pictures!

Off to Vicksburg! Mom went with MC and I to Jena's wedding. I LOVE fall weddings. The colors and flowers are serene and gorgeous. MC wanted to clap through the entire ceremony, so Mom took her "ah-side" for awhile. I got to catch up with one of my best friends in the world, JOY, and I got to meet her 3 beautiful girls! If I had to do my wedding over, I think I would have had it in October. The weather couldn't have been more pleasing as well.

I hope everyone is having a Mickey Day-Day sort of day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cleavage already?

MC had her 15 month checkup today. On whatever scale they rate "baby breast sizes" she rates a 2. He said he would be worried if she was a 3 or higher. So in other words, she has big boobs! At 15 months old! He said she would most likely be wearing a bra at 8 or 9 years old (before other girls) but it doesn't necessarily mean she will hit puberty early. Oh my little girl...wearing a bra? Big boobs??? Puberty??? He said she was "estrogen-rich" baby boys WATCH OUT! hahahaha :) It normally goes away by this time in most kids, but obviously she still has "baby cleavage." I couldn't believe I was even having that conversation!!!

She weighed 24 lbs. 10 oz. Then we had a long discussion about her eating habits. The Dr did say it was odd that she did not like table food still, but the fact that she was still gaining weight and growing meant he was not concerned at this point. She is "slow and extremely picky on top of that" in that department.

MC has had a REALLY rough day today: vomiting, diarrhea, 2 vaccine shots, and still teething! I'll post a pic of the new driveway later. Sorry nothing new to post today! Hope everyone is having a good week. Oh, I posted some new songs. I can't be from Mississippi and not put Elvis and Faith Hill on there!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just joking

I am by no means Mother of the Year. After posting that, I realized how it sounded. I was just joking and stating what an ordeal it was this afternoon. :) Please don't take me seriously! :)


Taking nominations for REAL moms! Mati Claire just inducted me into the Hall of Fame! We went to church this morning, and we came straight home so she could take a nap. She slept for 2 hours and normally I leave her in the crib so she can chat with herself. For some reason, I decided to go get her as soon as I heard her wake up. From the door, I could smell something bad. I thought well, its time for a dirty diaper today. Without turning the light on, I went over to her crib and she VERY POLITELY stuck her hand out (she was obviously holding something in it). She normally hands me pieces of lent or dirt or leaves or whatever. This time she handed me a handful of POOP!!!! OH Mati Claire! It had exploded out of her diaper and she had been rolling around in it! In 15 months, I have never had to clean up poop like this! :) It's great being a mother! I love it! :) If anyone else has ever been in this position, bless you and you get my vote for Mother of the Year!

Busy Bees

Happy Birthday, Nana!

Who would've thought that when parents come to visit and you have extra help around, you find yourself even busier than usual? Mom is so great at helping me clean, cook, and watch MC. I was thinking the other day about how my Mom is still teaching me things...I'm almost 30 years old and she's still teaches me something new every time I see her. Usually it has something to do with cooking or MC. I hope when MC is 30 years old, I'm still teaching her how to do things and hopefully how to be a good mom.

Mom (aka Gigi) and I took a trip to the Canton Flea Market Thursday. It was great! Here's a pic of MC in one of her new dresses. It seemed every stand that we passed, I heard someone say "I could make that" or "I could do that." Honestly...I don't have the time. Yes, I would love to make that dress myself, but I'm struggling to get my dishes clean and the laundry done...and maybe get some sleep. MC has not been sleeping well this past week due to her molars still coming in.

We're staining our driveway this week. I had a neighbor ask if we were having a party because of all the vehicles parked outside. Then we took a trip to visit my grandparents in Louisiana - also another reason to take a side trip to Monroe. I bought out Paul Michael's for Christmas decorations! Then my parents go out of their way yesterday to help me sand, paint, finish baby-proofing parts of the house, dry-walling, hanging pictures, covering patio furniture, and plugging outside holes up (trying to keep the rodents out). Thank you Mom and Dad!
I have to add to my list of "creatures." At 10:30 the other night, I was trying to clean up before my parents arrived. I came across the second gigantor "millipede" thing. After seeing the one Carly ran over, I decided not to squash it in my living room floor. These things are enormous so I could not step on it either. So I get it onto a paper plate, and I decide to take it out to the road hoping someone else will run over it. As I open the front door, I see another one. No big deal, I get that one onto the plate as well. So I take it out to the road in my pajamas. As I get back to the front porch, I see a little green snake slither off into the bushes. Again, no big deal, because it was running away from the house. But then I put my hand on the doorknob, and I look down to see this red/white/black snake looking back at me!!! His head was cocked back and he was not happy. HEART ATTACK! Seriously, I don't think I breathed for the 5 minutes after that.
Matt blames me for having all the pumpkins and haystacks on the porch...that obviously "attracted them."
Then it was also my fault for the babysitter not showing up Tuesday. She came and went while I was in the shower that morning. If anyone knows of an in-home sitter, please let me know! :)
We have alot going on so forgive me if I don't post as often this week. Jena is getting married in Vicksburg on Saturday! Congratulations! Oh, MC would sign off by saying "tank u...good girl"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Fair Lady

Mati Claire's First Trip to the State Fair!!!
We have a tradition to go to the Fair every year for part of Nana's birthday celebration! She has instilled in us the love of kettle corn, candy apples, funnel cakes, free biscuits, and corn-on-the-cob! We live for it. And since I missed MC's first haircut, I wasn't about to miss her first taste of the fair! She tried everything in sight...even fried catfish. Jerry's here we come!!! She loved every minute today especially the petting zoo. It was so good to see her so excited about everything! We are all exhausted now. Lucky for us Gigi will be here Tuesday for 2 whole weeks! Yay!