Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
In a few short hours, I will be saying a fond farewell to the Skittle. You have served me well, my friend. You've endured lots of road trips and college shennanigans. You've moved around with me these last few years. You drove me to the hospital the day I had Aidan...well technically, I drove me to the hospital in you that day, I suppose. And now, it's time to say good-bye. I will miss you! You were a good first car. *sniff*
Okay, moving on...
I'll tell you what, kids. That Craigslist is amazing. I posted an ad for the car two days ago. I had three responses within hours of posting my listing. I think I got five responses total. Two of them were from local used car lots, and we decided to sell it to one of them. We're supposed to be taking it to them, getting some money, and handing over the title and keys when John gets home from work this evening. It's kind of surreal. I feel like I've had this car FOREVER.
So we get to be a one-car family for a little while. I guess this'll put a fire under our butts to get a new one now. I don't know how long I'll be able to handle getting up to drive John in to work every day!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Later on in the evening when we were all together, John asked him about the baby, and Aidan again patted my belly and showed Daddy where she's hanging out. He even gave her a kiss! It was too cute. Something that is funny about it, though, is that he doesn't like my belly to be uncovered. John would lift my shirt up over it, and Aidan would immediately pull it back down, like it freaks him out or something. It freaks me out sometimes too, buddy.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tonight, we had an HSM Girls night and did a service project. The girls all painted bowls to for the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana's Empty Bowls charity event. The event is held annually, and the bowls will be sold to help raise money for the food bank. The evening started out as expected, with all the girls serenely sitting around tables painting bowls.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I had another OB appointment today, and I swear to you, I now have a conditioned response to the doctor's office. I'm perfectly content on the drive over, and as soon as I get out of the car and start walking toward the building, BAM! I have to pee. I'm not joking. It's like Pavlov's dogs. I'm so used to peeing in a cup every time I go that I just see the building and nature calls. I was amused.
Also, I got to bring home 4-D pictures of little Neely Caroline today! (Her name is fun when sung to the tune of "Sweet Caroline." Neely Caroline, dun dun dun...sorry, side trip.) You can see her tiny face so well. I think she was rubbing her head in the pictures, though. And she was either making a kissy face, or the girl has got some lips on her...or I'm just not very good at looking at these crazy pictures. They tell me she weighs three pounds and four ounces today, and everything looks to be good and normal and right on schedule.
I go back for another visit in three weeks. It was supposed to be two, but my doc will be out of town. I guess this is the start of the period of time where I feel like I live at the OB's office. I remember the first Tuesday after Aidan was born, I felt like I was forgetting to do something. Eventually it dawned on me, "Oh! I didn't go to the doctor today!" Ah, well. It's all a part of the fun, I suppose.
The nursery is starting to come together a little bit more. John finished getting the ceiling fan up today, and the curtains and crib sheets that I ordered arrived this afternoon. Hopefully by the end of the week, I can have those curtains hung and finish repainting the bookcase. I feel like once the curtains are up, it'll really be starting to look like something. Right now, it's just a lot of white. The walls are white, the floor is white, the furniture is white. White, white, white. Once that purple is going on, it'll feel more like a baby's room. I'll have to post the before and after pictures once it's all done.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We had a really great time, though we didn't spend a whole lot of time in the ocean. It seems that we showed up during a particularly bad jellyfish season, and I was paranoid about Aidan being stung. I didn't want him to be traumatized and afraid of the ocean for life! We spent a little bit of our time digging in the sand, collecting seashells, and flying kites, but the majority of our days were spent by the swimming pool, where our biggest worry was getting a sunburn. Aidan didn't mind one bit, though. He loves the swimming pool.
Doing our beach thing.