Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Here is a picture of Cody's shoes on the wrong feet. If Cody were dressing himself it would have been pretty funny, but knowing that Daddy dressed him and still got it wrong is even funnier!
I decided to give Cody a Chocolate PopTart for breakfast. That wasn't very smart on my half. Here is a picture of him as he finished it off. Too bad this picture couldn't catch how sticky he was too. He had chocolate everywhere! I know his teachers must think I am a horrible parent that he looks like a disaster by the time he gets to school. They probably say, "Oh look, there's Cody. You know the sticky one." Or maybe they just call him "Cody Sticky". Oh well...I can only do so much right? At least he hasn't come to school naked (yet).
I said that I would dedicate a whole blog entry to the garage (I will once it is finished). I thought I would give an update while it is still in the process of being cleaned. Here is a picture of the first load of trash out on the street. It happened to rain that morning too. It is amazing that we had that much junk. Someone said we looked like "Sanford & Sons". : )
And here is a picture of the Stuckey Cousins all together. Heath, Willow, Cody & Abby. We had lunch with them and the Grands. Heath informed me that eating Mentos and drinking Coke will make your stomach explode. Willow quickly added that it may not make a person's stomach explode, but it will make a pig's stomach explode. I figured out that they had seen that experiment on an episode of MythBusters and were pretty impressed by it. Who wouldn't be?
Friday, September 21, 2007
Well, Cody had that problem alot when he was a baby and now it seems Abby is carrying on the tradition. There are many pictures of Cody with his middle finger presented, but here is one from Easter 2006 and then a picture of Abby at 8 weeks (above). I know it is awful, but it is still cute!
There are a bunch of other cute pictures from Abby's photoshoot today. So don't worry Grandparents... there are plenty of prints coming your way!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, Clay started cleaning out the garage.....and it is looking great! I'll send a post on that on that later. It deserves its own special blog.
In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures of the kids. I really need to get a good picture of all four of us together. It would be really cool if we could manage to get a picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling. I never realized how hard it is to take pictures of kids. This picture of me with the kids took about 8 takes and it still looks like I am dropping Abby and Cody has on a forced smile. Oh well! I'll settle with this for now. Man, we have cute kids! : )
We took the kids to Grandad & Mamaw's house for dinner on Tuesday. Cody had a great time cleaning out their kitchen cabinets (he doesn't get to do that at home) and playing ball with Grandad. He had two firsts....his first popsicle and his first perlow (sp?). Perlow is a southern dish that is made up of mostly chicken & rice. They served it with butter beans...yummmy! Abby got a chance to play with Mamaw during dinner. It was nice to sit down to eat a meal without having to stop to feed the baby. Thank God for grandparents!
Wednesday, I got a chance to go to my new favorite spot....the Chick-fil-A parking lot. I know it doesn't seem like it would be a place to relax, but I can grab my "number 5, 8-pack with a sweet tea" and park facing a pond and just watch the turtles and ducks while I eat my chicken. Usually the fountain is spraying out, but this time it was off and the turtles were out on the fountain base. I figured they were chatting about how people should "eat more chicken".
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
On Monday, she gave us two 4-hour sleep periods, which was great! I only had to feed her at 2am, which was so exciting that I didn't even bother waking Clay up. So, when he woke up the next morning, I said, "You slept through the night honey!". I think we were hoping that it was going to be a regular sleep pattern for her, but it hasn't happened again yet.
Today, she was awake most of the day and very hungry. I felt like all I did today was feed her. (I managed to squeeze in Dr.Phil and Oprah so I'm ok!) She loves to stretch out her arms and legs and doesn't care too much about being covered up with a blanket (and you can forget about swaddling her). I think I have mastered the art of burping Abby...I feel so proud of myself when I can get a big, loud one out of her. The trick is to just sit her up and slowly tilt her forward at the waist. Once she relaxes, it just comes out...no more banging on her back. Its amazing how a small thing like that can seem like a huge accomplishment.
I went back to work as of this week and have been figuring out the whole "traveling with 2 kids" thing. It takes planning and coordination that is for sure. In the morning, I have to take one down to the car and then come back up and get the other. Cody usually doesn't enjoy that so much, so I have to bribe him with Teddy Grahams to get him to stop crying. I'm sure his teachers just love that I get him jacked up on sugar before dropping him off at school. I guess that's why they hook him up with a full bottle of juice before he comes home each day. : )
Speaking of Cody, he is doing great. He is learning more words and how to count - he amazes me how much he is learning each day. I thought I would throw in a few pictures from tonight's night-night ritual. He usually just watches the "Good Night Show" on PBS Kids and enjoys a bottle of milk (yes I give him a bottle at night, got a problem with that?). Tonight he wanted to read his Toddler Bible and play a game of "PeeBoo" (aka peek-a-boo) with his monkey blanket before going to bed. Man, he is too cute!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Cody started kissing her and hugging her tight. Oh, it was sooooo cute! After a few minutes of us praising him for being a good boy and being so gentle with Baby Abby, Cody decided that the television was much more exciting. So he pushed her off of his lap and onto the couch...you can see it in the photo below where she is not very happy about it.