When it rains it pours (except in Georgia, of course)
Holly had been recovering from her surgery (and she seems much better now), when all of a sudden Owen started running fevers that developed into some sort of virus (which has made him very fussy and clingy the past few days). My car needs an oil change and the back left blinker needs to be fixed, and the tires need to be aligned and possibly rotated. I was going to take the car in today, but I woke up with a very red eye that looks bloody. I haven't been able to get on the computer to do anything in days. So this is why I haven't blogged.
I bet y'all didn't even know I was gone!
We just got back from Panama City Beach, Florida. It was a very spur of the moment vacation. I think we decided on Tuesday (the 15th) that we were going to be leaving on Friday for the beach. Anyway, we went with Austin's parents and stayed in a beautiful house. It was a good trip, but I'm glad to be at home too. Holly and my parents had their own little "adventure" this past week while we were gone. I'll post about that soon too. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.
Friday Poll 5_25_07 Rides
What is your favorite amusement park ride?
Happy Anniversary, Austin!
We've been married four years now!!! It seems like 100! Just kidding. I love you, honey and I can't imagine my life without you.
Happy Birthday Jake!!!!
Amanda and Stephen's Honeymoon Photos
So, when are we going to Hawaii, Austin?
Friday Poll 5_18_07 Houses
I know this is WAYYYY past Friday, but oh well.
If you were building a house, what is the most important thing you would include in the plans?
I just wanted to mention that I am adding Tim's website to my links. Here is the address if you are interested in seeing his work:
Friday Poll 5_11_07 Coffee
What do you order at Starbucks?
To Owen... (14 months old)
In the last month or so, you seem to be getting so much bigger and smarter. Your communication skills are growing so fast. You point now, and copy us when we make gestures sometimes. You are also babbling like crazy. You are saying a few more recognizable words like Holly, ball, and I think you may have even said purple and goodnight. It seems like you are saying more than I can understand because I hear new sounds every day - it is like you have your own little language.
You want to feed everyone around you now - me, your dad, your grandmothers, Holly, or anyone else who is sitting near you. Sometimes you even like to moisten the food before you give it to me, which is sweet but very gross.
You are getting to be a pickier eater. Your favorite foods are macaroni and cheese, hot dogs (I usually use turkey dogs), and grapes. There are a lot of other foods that you will eat most of the time, but you will eat these three things almost any time I give them to you.
Your newest obsession seems to be with chairs. You love to try to climb in your little booster seat and your baby einstein bouncy chair.
You also like to get into anything else that you can fit into.
When you play now, you stay so busy. It is like you've got a purpose. Like, "I have to push this fire truck around the house. It is my job." Your little hands, legs and mind work so hard.
You are still as outgoing as ever. You want attention wherever you go. You laugh and smile and flirt with everyone you see when we are out and about.
Thank goodness for the DVD player in the van. It makes long trips a joy. I can tell if a DVD is boring you because you start to fuss and complain. The baby einstein and the baby signs DVDs seem to keep your attention more than any of the others I've tried. I know it isn't a good idea to let you watch too much TV, but if it keeps you happy on long trips, I don't think it is too harmful.
You aren't walking yet. You are standing for longer periods of time alone and you also walk all over the place holding onto things. I think you know that you can get around faster and safer if you just crawl, so that's what you do. Whenever you are holding something in one of your hands, you crawl using only one leg. The other leg (always your left leg) just drags behind you. It is really funny.
Your favorite toys right now are things that roll - balls, trucks, cars, anything else with wheels. You also like anything that makes noise. Oh yeah, and Holly's toys.
You love your daddy. When he walks in the door after work, you perk up and say, "hi, Da" or "Dada!" And anytime I am not around, you would rather your daddy hold you than anyone else. It is very sweet.
You are just getting so big. It is hard to believe that you are the same little guy we brought home from the hospital. I love you so much. I have never laughed or loved like I have since you were born.
Friday Poll 5_4_07 Dates
Well, this was supposed to be my Friday poll question, but I forgot to post it before we left for Alma on Friday. Anyway, here goes...
What was the most romantic date you've ever been on?
Amanda and Steve's Wedding - Photo Credit
I just wanted to say that Corinne and my mom took a lot of these photos. And possibly others - I'm not really sure. Thanks, y'all! And, I still have a few more to post later on tonight from the party after the wedding, the hotel and the drive down and back.