Saturday, October 29, 2011

cardigan weather.

It's a pleasantly cool 70 degrees, and at night it even dips into the 50's. Fall has finally come to Texas! We've been celebrating by wearing jeans, cardigans, visiting a pumpkin patch, and eating pumpkin cookies. I absolutely love fall even if the trees here are green and still have all their leaves.



Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

27 Years of Awesome! aka Cole's Birthday

Twenty-seven years ago (on the 16th) my hunk o' burnin' love was born! The world is a much more joyous place because of it. Cole's major contributions to the world thusfar:
  • He is funny, positive, and has such an infectious smile. He cracks me up and makes life a lot happier.
  • He's got a rockin' bod....just saying.
  • He's a great leader and hard worker and keeps our family toeing the line.
  • He does some killer magic tricks and impressions.
  • He's an amazing Dad.
  • He is talented and is pretty awesome at most everything (yep, one of those kinds of people)
To celebrate Cole's awesomeness, we got a babysitter (thank you Rupps) and went out to eat at Ruth's Chris. Delicious! On Sunday, I made Cole orange chicken to pay homage to our joint love of Panda Express and we had friends over for homemade cake and ice cream. It was a great weekend.

b-day pic
@ Ruth's Chris

The Leaning Tower of Chocolate

Lily was mesmerized by the candles

Cole's family singing "Happy Birthday" with gusto on Skype

I love this picture (thanks Quin for taking it!)

Honey, you rock and I love you. I am so glad you were born!

Friday, October 14, 2011

7 months.

So far 7 months is kicking my butt. Lily's been army crawling for quite a few weeks, but just this week she's discovered she can go fast and her curiosity has taken me by surprise. I can hardly keep up. I've survived on a steady diet of Coca-Cola to keep me going, but gosh darn if I'm not pooped. At 7 months she:
  • weighs 15 lbs. 11 oz.
  • measures 26.5 inches long
  • army crawls like she's on a mission
  • can pick up small objects with her fingers (like the nasties on my floor, eek!)
  • likes to pat things with her hands and will copy us if we do it
  • sleeps through the night 7/7:30 to 7 a.m. straight. Hallelujah!
  • stretches out on her side like she's posing (see picture below)
  • says "Da da da" usually just like that--3 "da's"
  • unabashedly stares at people and will crane her neck or tilt her head to keep looking at them. This cracks me up.
  • has got some Stranger Danger issues and separation anxiety when we go out of sight...we're workin' on it.
  • has started taking baths in the big tub with me. It's one of our favorite things.
We love love love this girl!




Monday, October 10, 2011

just because.

Just because I love this girl.
Just because I'm a little bored.
Just because I think she's the cutest.
Just because this is all we've been up to.
Just because cups on our head are the coolest. The end.