Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

These are the two things that I am MOST thankful for!
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Jules is 7 Months Old

Jules officially turned 7 months old on Saturday. I know I sound like a broken record...but can that be? I just don't understand how time is just flying by faster than ever. There are some days where I definitely feel like "Groundhog Day" and I only dream of working out and showering on a regular basis. But, then I step back and see that it really is going by fast and I want to cherish every moment with these girls while they are so innocent and needing me all the time.

Anyway...back to the main girl.
  • At just 7 months old, Baby Jules is officially EVERYWHERE! She started really crawling EVERYWHERE right at 6 months...then pulling up everywhere...and now there is no stopping her. She can get anywhere she wants and climbs on anything and everything. She is even not eating as much (and you know this child loves to eat) because that would require her to sit still...and that is just no fun for Baby Jules.
  • She is on all baby foods...veggies and fruits.
  • She still takes about 5 bottles every day...when I can get her to finish them.
  • She is VERY sensitive. If she gets her feelings hurt or falls down, she cries big ole alligator tears and wants to be cuddled. Once you hold her, she will quit crying for a minute...then she seems to remember that her feelings are hurt, and she will cry again. It is very sweet.
  • She is the happiest baby of all time. Baby Jules has a giant smile on her face at all times.
  • She has two teeth on the bottom, and I think she is cutting at least one more down there. I don't feel any at the top yet.

Jules at 7 months old

Jillian at 7 months old (for comparison)

Here is what Baby Jules has been up to in pictures:

Eating LOTS of real food. I am sure she will be on all table food before I know it.

So happy to be eating real food. Bottles are so 2 months ago.

Jillian and Baby Jules both were sick over a two week period with fever, colds, and ear infections. Jules was placed on antibiotics which cause a MAJOR red booty for a couple of weeks. We spent many days taking LOTS of baths (like 4 or 5 a day) and walking around naked...them, NOT me, don't worry!!!

My sweet naked baby

"Mom, how BETTER not put this one on the blog!"

Here is my girl taking LOTS of oatmeal baths...

Jules already multitasks...she can take a bath for a red booty, and teeth on a foamy letter all at the same time!

Good thing that she LOVES the bath! She at least had fun when she didn't feel good!

Here is Jules doing what she does the best...CRAWLING! The child cannot be stopped!

I can hardly get my monthly picture!

Even her favorite BIG BROWN BOW couldn't hold her down...this girl is on the move.

Come on Baby Jules...hold that big bow up!

Here are the girls in their new matching Christmas outfits from Mimi. All 5 girls have them matching and they are tooooooooooooo cute! There will be some pictures of all 5 soon!
Baby Jules in her tutu and cute!

Sweet sisters!
During Jules' 7th month, I left her for the first time. Seth and I went to Mexico for Matt's wedding...and we left Jules with my parents. We had to plan the trip before she was even born, and I DID NOT want to leave my 6 month old at that time. But, Seth thought it would be best not to haul her off to a foreign country, so I made the choice to leave her...and felt like a bad mom to leave my little baby so young. But, she got taken GREAT care of by my parents...and even spent some time with B-Pa, CC, and Great Aunt Lynn, who were caring for Jillian. (I have no pictures of Jules with B-Pa, CC, and Great Aunt Lynn from this week...but will after Thanksgiving) Jules did great, except for deciding to cut MORE teeth while I was gone...and keeping my parents up for an entire night one night! Great...I hope they invite her back! So, with the teething, came more red booty, so Jules took lots of baths for Mimi and Papaw too!

Here is Mimi with Jules and Jillian on the day we came home

Here is Papaw feeding Baby Jules

Taking a bath in Mimi's new kitchen!

And another bath...
And of course, what month would be complete without a little loving from the Dale cousins! All 3 of these girls are IN LOVE with Jules...especially Macy and Emerson. Summer and I have to watch those two with Baby Jules because they just might smother her with their love! They are both always all over her and in her face...but Baby Jules doesn't seem to mind too much.

Emerson, Ansley, Baby Jules, and Macy
BTW...if you are my blogging friend, I have not been commenting on anyones blogs because it is taking me so long to catch up on everything (blogs and TIVO...embarrasing, I know!) from being gone all last week! Don't give up on me...I am reading and will be back with my regular comments very soon!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Jillian LOVES Floss

Lately, Jillian has REALLY been into flossing. Only, she just licks the minty floss! Every time we are in my bathroom, she asks for some floss. She then licks it for about 10 minutes and then throws it into the toilet and flushes it down! She loves the entire process.

Love that minty freshness

See how conservative she is with how much floss she takes!

Well...then I went to brush my teeth the other day, and this is what I found...

Apparently SOMEONE had decided to take it upon themselves to get their own floss. I had like 7 feet of unrolled floss laying in my drawer!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Week In Paradise...

Last week, Seth and I were SOOOOOOOOOOO happy to fly down to Mexico and attend one of our VERY best friend's wedding! Our great buddy, Matt (from Harding) got married to our new BF Cristy! We have been planning this trip since February, and we could NOT WAIT to meet up with our old college crew...minus Mindy, of course. The trip DID NOT disappoint because we had just the best time with each other, with our best friends, and in a GORGEOUS place!!!!

But, before I talk about the trip...I must set up our room situation. We were all supposed to book through the travel agent, but the date to do so was before Jules was even due to be born. I just didn't feel comfortable booking without even knowing how the birth would go and if everything would be perfect with Jules. So, we waited and ended up booking our trip later with Expedia. We kept thinking that we were going to get the crap room, since we booked ourselves. But, we ended up getting this AWESOME room in these villas...and the best part...we got our VERY OWN golf cart to use for the week!!!!!!!!!!! It was so much fun...I have definitely put a golf cart down on my Christmas list this year. See below...

Seth and Me on our new wheels! that was a "real nice surprise" as Cousin Eddie would say....but, really the highlight of our trip was catching up with our friends!!! Also...we were so pleased to see another friend married off. Now we just have to marry off any takers, can just email me...I am his agent!

Here is the old gang...minus Mindy. The 6 of us were pretty inseparable for like the last year and a half at Harding! AHHHHHHHHH...good times...those were the days!

Parrish, Me, Matthew, Seth, and David

Seth, Me, David, and Parrish...our first night there...just a little sunburned.

AND NOW...the many pictures of the boys...because you know I would rather be behind the lens than in front!

Big P, Matt, Seth, and David at the rehearsal dinner

Parrish, David, Matthew, and Seth on our last night in Mexico. Seth has on his finest Mexican Corona shirt! (Thank to Mimi!!!!)

Seth, David, and Parrish

Seth, Parrish, David

Seth and his FAVORITE boys...

David and Seth

Big P and Seth

Matthew Gordon and Seth

And this would be like the only shot of us 2 the whole trip...oh well. And its blurry!

David and the he likes to call her! Lindsay is due with their first baby on Jules due date in April!!!! Lindsay was SUCH a trooper to hang out with all of us college Mexico...all inclusive (if you know what I mean)! She never even complained and just was along for the ride (in the golf cart) the whole time! We had a great time hanging out with her!

Mrs. Matthew Gordon Lawrence...AKA Cristy..isn't she adorable?

Seth and P at the pool

This might be my FAVORITE picture from our whole trip! This would be Parrish coming back from the bar with some goodies for us! You have to know Parrish to appreciate how SWEET this picture is!!! (and yes, Mindy...Parrish's hair IS long enough to fit into a ponytail!)

Here is Matt and his groomsmen...

Seth, Matt, Dave, and Parrish...they all looked VERY handsome on Matt's wedding day.

Here are the boys doing a "quick drink" to help calm Matt's nerves RIGHT before the wedding...

The groom, Dave, Seth, Parrish, and Cristy's brother

The FAB 5...Matt, B, Seth, P, and Dave

Cristy rode up on a horse and carriage! It was really beautiful!!!

Here are Matt and Cristy listening to Matt's Dad, Gordon, give his speech during the wedding. It was really sweet what Mr. Gordon had to say.

Seth was lucky enough to escort Matt's sister, Heather, who we also knew at Harding. Heather was SOOOOO much fun to hang out with in Mexico!

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gordon Lawrence...aren't they adorable???
Ok, so the wedding was at 1:00 pm...and it was freaking HOT! So, we honestly stayed at the reception for like 20 minutes...and then we had to go. Between the sunburns and the heat, we were all dying. So, we met up with all the Memphis people in this AWESOME pool.

The Memphis Crowd...

Martha, Lindsey, B, and The Mrs.

Matt's sweet parents...who I ADORE!!!!!! Gordon and Judy and their relatives.

The Memphis much fun!

Our table
We really had so much fun on this trip and can't wait to get together with this group again REALLY soon! But, this would NOT have been possible without our parents! Seth's parents...B-Pa and CC...and Seth's Aunt Lynn were here to take AMAZING care of Jillian! She got so spoiled and had a blast. Also, my parent's kept Baby Jules...who just happened to decide to cut 2 more teeth while we were gone! needless to say, my Mom and Dad had to work overtime trying to keep Jules not in pain and happy! Between Mimi, Papaw, CC, B-Pa, Great Aunt Lynn, Aunt Summer and family, and AWESOME Uncle Caleb...they all handled the girls and took great care of them so that Seth and I could enjoy our vacation without any worries! We love them all more than they know!

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