Sunday, November 30, 2008


We are FINALLY crawling! All it took was an area rug at grandma's house! Bailey also learned how to say "Baby" this weekend. I am SO glad she's finally crawling. We bought her a Dora ball and she chases it all over. When we got home this afternoon she has learned that she can also now crawl on the hard wood floors at home.

Here is a VERY small sneak peak at our "photo-shoot" at grandma and grandpa's house this weekend. I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Can you "Read" our tree?

Yes, that is correct, I asked if you could READ the tree! As first time parents, we sometimes do things that we wouldn't normally do. Typically, we would not put our OWN names on our tree but now that we have Bailey, well... see for yourself. :)

I am typically not so excited to decorate for Christmas, and YES, we did it early this year. However, this time I actually enjoyed myself. It was calm, fun, and Bailey had a good time too. We gave her a nativity set and read her the Christmas story which was a little emotional for me, it being her first Christmas and all. Here is how the rest of our afternoon went... Enjoy

And my personal FAVORITE (Daddy takes the best pictures)...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Laurie LOVES peppermint! If you go to this site, you can register to win FREE starbucks stuff :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bailey, and friends

A few weekends ago, Zach and I decided to take on the project of painting the bathroom, (except I'm not "allowed" to paint b/c well, I STINK at it!) Anyway, as I said before, we would like to sell our house so we wanted to get a few things done before we list it. Bailey spent the afternoon with our friends and their little girls, Arianne and Gabby. **side note, Gabby will some day wish that she enjoyed wearing clothes and that her "naked" self was not plastered all over the internet** That said, I love you Gabby and you are cute clothed or not :). (By the way, she is NOT naked, she has a diaper on) :) Bailey LOVES Arianne and Gabby. They are all SO cute! Here are some pictures of their afternoon.

And Thank you to Meredith/Nanny for taking the pictures :)
Some other funny stuff... Last night Zach and I were watching old videos of Bailey. She got SO excited to see herself on the computer screen! She laughed and laughed at the videos!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I got a comment from Tiffany that I had something "on her blog." When I got there I noticed, I HAVE MYSELF AN AWARD!!!! THANKS TIFF!!!!

So, here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gidget.
Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

My 5 addictions that keep me going:
1. Bailey! I am totally addicted to my baby girl! I love every moment that I spend with her!
2. Diet Coke~ I really do not think I could live without the stuff!
3. The internet~ Gonna have to go with Tiff on this one! I LOVE THE INTERNET! I LOVE MY E-Mail and my blog and e-bay!
4. My Job~ I know lots of people don't like their jobs! I, however, have a DREAM job and I love all of my students and my classroom, my other teachers, and especially the secretary! She is the best!!
5. Grey's Anatomy~ TOTALLY Addicted! It's bad, I know but I can't get enough of it!

I don't have many friends on my blog so I will list a few which I check daily and then some I have seen that I love!

Tiffany~The Pifer Family
Jessica ~Davidjessicamccash

3)Brandy ~ FosheFamily ~Brandy, I saw on Jessica's blog and she takes the most BEAUTIFUL photo's.
Amy~ Youareaflonmywall~I also "met" amy on Jessica's blog... ANY TIME you want to mail me some pumpkin seeds, go RIGHT ahead!!

SORRY! I could only come up with 4. Congrats girls! LOVE your blogs :) Thanks again Tiffany!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reading Baby

I believe Zach and I have a genius baby. HAHA, I know everyone thinks that about their child. Bailey has learned how to "read." Ok, not REALLY, but she does know what books are for. Her favorite is "Goodnight Moon." She will sit with it for an hour. She'll go through the pages and "read" to herself. Granted, it's 10 month old language but it's still cute. We love her so much.

In other news... despite how much we love her, I would LOVE for her to go back to her own bed. We had a bit of an issue at our house which prevented her from sleeping in her room. It's taken care of now and I would REALLY like to get her back to her bed on her "sleeping-all-night" schedule but last night it was NOT happening! She's been back in bed with us for about 2 weeks! Oh dear! what have we gotten ourselves into?? :)

I'll try to post some pictures of my little~avid~reader soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bailey is 10 months old today! I can't believe how big she is getting. I remember how I felt about a year ago Hoping, praying, begging, crying for it to be over with! Believe me, the 10 months following pregnancy have FLOWN by! I actually would like to have another baby (if we could afford it)!

Zach and I are looking into buying a different house. Last weekend was spent cleaning up the kitchen floor and re-doing the bathroom. I think I still smell paint, haha. I am So tired of only having one bathroom that I cannot wait until we are finally able to move from our house! We were going to list it now but have decided (I think) to wait until after Bailey's birthday in January. We would like to enjoy our first Christmas with her and her birthday before we move. However, if something great came up now I would be ALL over it!

Here is a 10 month picture of our "not-so-little" baby girl.