Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Playing Hookie

Today, I got to spend the whole day with my girls because they both had doctor appointments.  We started our morning with Caroline's one month check up from getting tubes in her ears.  She passed all of the tests and is doing great!  We go back in 6 months to check again.

Then, we headed to Elizabeth's 3 year check-up.   Our girl is right on target, and thankfully didn't have to get any shots.  Her growth has slowed slightly.  She weighs almost 33 pounds (55%) and is 38 1/2 inches tall (90%).  It's basically the first time she's even been on the charts for height.

We enjoyed the rest of our day together by running some errands, playing inside since it was rainy, and cooking dinner.  After a couple of days away, I needed this extra time at home with my girls.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Traveling Weekend

This weekend I flew to Memphis to meet Emery, Meyers's new baby sister.  My flight was delayed so I didn't arrive until midnight, so it was a very quick trip.  In the short time I was there, I got to do some fabric shopping with Beth, love on sweet Emery, and spend some quality time with my mama.  

Bert traveled with the girls to Franklin, GA so Caroline could meet her Great Grandmother (whom she is named after).  Elizabeth loved playing in the country with her cousin, Madison, too.

Of course, I missed my girls terribly.  The closer I got to home, the more I ached to see them.  I received the best welcome when I walked through the door.  Elizabeth ran into my arms screaming, "MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY!"  Even Caroline started smiling ear to ear, clapping, then flung her arms up for me to pick her up.  We rolled around playing on the floor for about an hour.  Then, Elizabeth took a nap and I took Caroline grocery shopping.  

After nap time, the three of us headed to the park to play.  I was trying to cram as much fun with my girls in as I possibly could. What a weekend!

When we got home, Caroline decided to officially start crawling!  She is on the move!!  Our lives are about to change for sure!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Caroline is 10 months old!

Precious Caroline, you are 10 months old today.  The day after your sister's 3rd birthday party, your daddy and I started talking and planning yours!  How can it already be time to plan your first birthday?!

At 10 months, here's what you're up to:
  • You started pulling up to your knees on EVERYTHING.  
  • Because of this, we finally lowered your bed.
  • You also sleep with your feet propped up on the bumper.

  • You say "dadda" all of the time.  I try so hard to get you to say "mama."  
  • You're obsessed with sticking out your tongue.

  • You wave at people.  It's very much a "Miss America" wave because you hold your arm up and barely move your hand.
  • You love to clap for yourself and for everybody else.  When anybody gets excited, you start clapping.

  • You like to hold your own bottle now which can make things easier, but makes me sad that you don't need me to do it.  Of course, I still do most of the time.

  • If we stand you up, you will hold on to something and stand there for quite a while by yourself.  

Elizabeth standing in her crib at 8 months.

Here's a video of you almost crawling.

This is Elizabeth and Caroline both at 10 months.

Happy 10 month birthday angel face!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthday Brunch

On Sunday, we had a Minnie Mouse (red this time) brunch to celebrate with our whole family and for Elizabeth to open her gifts.  We did a brunch so our out of town guests (i.e. Christy's family and my family) could get back on the road at a reasonable time.  It ended up being a smaller crowd than we planned because Bert's brothers, dad, and Grandma were unable to make it.  But Elizabeth had fun anyway playing with Gaines, Will, her aunts, and of course opening her presents.

Caroline was loved on a lot too!

It was a busy weekend celebrating Elizabeth's 3rd birthday.  I was constantly reminded of how blessed we are to have such incredible friends and family who care so much about our little girl too!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Minnie Mouse Party

  On Saturday we had a birthday party for Elizabeth and Kathryn at Catch Air.

I tried to get some pictures of Elizabeth and Caroline before we left because I knew it would be chaotic once we got there.  But that proved to be a challenge as well! 

Elizabeth had a blast at her party playing with all of her friends.

Lea and Will
Caroline did not lack any attention either.  I don't know what we would've done without Chris and Melissa.  Not only did they pretty much take care of Caroline the ENTIRE time, but they also helped me set up the party room.  Thank you!

This is Matthew, who Elizabeth absolutely adores.  He was the first one to arrive, and she was so very excited to see him.

This next picture makes me laugh because Elizabeth's other favorite little guy is Alex from school.  Below is a picture of Alex hugging on E with sweet Matthew in the background not looking so happy.  I'm sure that was just a coincidence, but it's kind of funny just the same.

I'm so glad the Odom clan made the trip to Atlanta to celebrate with Elizabeth.  It made the weekend extra special for me and Elizabeth! 

My awesome friends
Elizabeth, Gaines, and Lea

Elizabeth and Kathryn had fun break dancing on the dance floor!

Elizabeth, Matthew, Alec, Lily, and Alex
William, Ian, Luke, and Laney

Apparently, I didn't get a full table shot of Will, Gaines, and Lea.

blowing out their candles
Mrs. Austin took some more pictures of the girls blowing out their candles and eating their cupcakes.  I'll post more when I get them.  Elizabeth and Kathryn had a great time at their birthday party!  They were so excited to celebrate with all of their friends.