About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Snow in February

The first exciting news I have is that...I am aunt for the 5th time!!! My sister Samantha and her husband, Dave, just found out they have a baby girl!!! We cannot wait to meet her. Check out her blog for details!!! The second exciting thing is that we had some more snow today. So, I bundled Mary Paul up in tights, a fleece onsie, gloves, hat, big coat and too big Keds. She had a blast walking around on the deck. I took some pictures and posted most of the ones with Bryan because I thought they were so sweet. Mary Paul is talking more and more. She loves to "sing" to you and then clap for herself. She also answers the phone and says "hewoah". She is so much fun!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I thought this was funny...

Okay, so I thought this was so funny. It's a commercial I saw last during the Oscars. I thought the kid's face was great and when the dad joins in, I laughed out loud. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Let them eat cake...even if they're sick

Mary Paul has had a little cold this week. She's been sleeping a lot and getting a very crusty nose. Despite the fact she hasn't felt well, her appetite has not been affected. And, as we all know, cake can make anything better.
I wish I could sit like this sometimes when I am enjoying a good meal...no shame!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Second Post and a Second Birthday

This weekend we went to Knoxville to celebrate Addi's second birthday. Ashley had everything decorated so sweetly and Addi looked beautiful!!! We had a wonderful time and I cannot believe that Addi is two years old!!!


These are just some recent pictures I've taken of Mary Paul. As you can see she is doing yoga under our chairs and loves hairbows. She pulls them off and asks me to put them in her hair. She loves them.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Dancing with the Stars

Mary Paul is a dancer. It's funny because I am not...but I dance with her all the time. She loves to dance in the car, in the bath, to toys that make music and she loves, loves, loves Regina Spektor. My birthday is on Sunday (I'll be 29) and I got one of the music birthday cards from my sister-in-law, because she knows I love those cards. Well, Mary Paul loves them too and apparently is a Hansen fan.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Houston, we have a talker...

For those of you who know me, it should come as no surprise that my daughter is a talker. She is opinionated and also speaks with a lot of hand and head motions. It is so funny to hear her little voice talking. I can't wait to hear what she's going to say. Also, her new favorite things (besides trying to eat with utensils) is her white blanket and her "car" blanket. Her car blanket is one I made that we keep in the car and stroller. It has taggies and minky material so its super soft and she loves to finger the taggies. Her white blanket came from her Great Aunt Debby and Uncle Randy. She has always loved it but now she likes to carry it around, hugging it and calling it baby. Now, when she is grumpy or seems sleepy I just ask her if she wants to take a nap with her blanket. She says, "Yea" walks to her crib, holds up her arms and says, "Up." She then laughs and smiles as she snuggles with her "baby." Here's hoping the white blanket always holds that kind of power!!! She also loves to sit in her crib, snuggle with her blanket and read. Last night she did that for 40 minutes while I made dinner. Of course, I took a picture.