Wednesday, October 31, 2007
We had not watched the movie Happy Feet when I bought his costume....I just thought it was cute and it didn't require too much other stuff (mask, gloves, make-up, etc.) The movie Happy Feet just happened to be on HBO last night and I tried to get Cody excited about watching it. He watched the first 30 minutes or so, but lost interest. I watched the whole thing and told Clay that I really don't care to see it ever again. It was animated well, but the story was just ok. It wasn't like Finding Nemo or Cars...now, I could watch them over and over, but not Happy Feet. Bummer.
I had to do a few test runs with the penguin costume over the last 2 weeks to make sure that he wasn't going to have a meltdown at school when I put it on him. There is still no guarantee of that, but at least I am trying to plan ahead. He seems to like wearing it now and has learned that the head is "a hat" as he calls it.
Then later this evening, we also have a neighborhood "Not So Scary" Halloween Gathering for the kids. I'm really excited about it and can't wait to see all of the neighborhood kids in their costumes. I think it will be fun. I'm not sure how we will hand out candy and trick-or-treat at the same time. Hmm...maybe we will have to take shifts? I haven't thought it all out that far. Hey, I'm just happy that I remembered to get costumes! Now I just need to get the candy, carve the pumkins, light the candles, and the list goes on and on. I love being a mom!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Cody was so persistent to see what she was doing, so he moved his chair over to her crib, climbed up and eventually made his way in there with her. Nothing is out of his reach anymore!
This video clip is me trying to get Abby to smile...she saves them all up for Clay! At the end of it you can hear her say "Hi"!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Cody has been doing such a great job of getting himself dressed lately. His favorite thing to do is putting on his own shoes. As you can see in this video, he has the concept, but the accuracy is still off a little. (His other favorite thing to do is taking off his diaper...no video of that yet!)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I think I am the only one who didn't use my camera for the big group shot at the end. Hopefully I can get a copy that I can post later. So, here are the best of the pictures that were taken today. There are some pictures of my friend Amber & her little guy David (aka D.J.). Most of the others are of Abby crying, Cody not looking at the camera, or me losing my wits trying to get the two of them posed for just one picture...is that too much to ask? Ahhh!
Monday, October 22, 2007
It was a great time overall. Cody went up to pumpkins and kicked them as he said "ball"! He wanted to pick up the big ones but he couldn't get them to budge. I tried giving him little ones to hold, but he just threw them down on the ground. I guess to Cody bigger is better!
In this picture of him with a little girl, he was telling her "no"! I guess out of 100,000 pumpkins they had to fight over that one.
We tried to get him to go in the jumpcastle, but he didn't want anything to do with it. He did like the maze, but figured out that you could just lift up the wall and crawl out. Who needs to go back & forth through a maze when you can just cut through the wall?
The next big adventure was the goats and rabbits. You could buy feed to give to the animals, but I didn't want him to get it on his hands (I'm not a germaphobe, but it was kinda gross). Plus, I thought he would try eating it. So, he just watched the other kids try to feed the animals. It was going well until he went over and tried to pull the rabbit poop out of the cage. Yum!
I was hoping that we could get a nice family picture of us all together. (I'm still not sure if we have a nice one of the four of us yet - that's sad!) But no luck getting a family photo that day. It was hard enough keeping track of Cody running around everywhere. I did manage to get a picture of Clay & Cody together. I couldn't get Cody to look at the camera, but that was around the time of the meltdown, so that's not too bad taking it all into consideration.
Here's a couple other pictures from the day. One was of me trying to get Cody to stand in front of the measurement sign. You can tell that he was thrilled to do that. You can see my hand trying to position him while he was refusing, but....resistance is futile!
This is the cutest one we could get of him with the pumpkins....still not looking at the camera. Oh well! Maybe next year...
Clay had a birthday yesterday! We went to Blackbeard's Cove for some put-put golf, go-carts, and lots of video games. Let's just say I smoked him in about everything. I think he was letting me win! In honor of Clay's birthday (I won't say how old), I have randomly listed 37 things I love about Clay:
- the way he dances
- the way he cooks
- his smile
- his sideburns
- his humor (always funny)
- his wit (not always funny)
- his cool, hip style
- his shopping style
- his hair
- his will power
- his foot massages
- the way he plays bass guitar
- the way he drums
- the way he makes me laugh
- his "blanket monster" for Cody
- the way he can carry both kids effortlessly
- his knowledge of woodworking
- his knowledge of electronics
- his knowledge of just about everything
- the way he looks driving his car
- the way he sleeps on his belly
- the way he looks in a suit
- his eyes (without glasses)
- his belly (which is currently shrinking)
- his eagerness to try new things
- his desire to travel
- his ability to make friends
- his natural leadership ability
- his positivity
- his charisma
- his willingness to help others
- his mild temperment
- the way he watches TV
- the way he listens to music (rock on)
- the way he loves his friends
- the way he loves his family
- the way he loves me
...oh you can't take that away from me. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Well, yesterday I received a call that a spot opened up at Cody's school, so we sent Abby off for her first day and I think it went very well. She ate and slept well according to her report card. And she ended up with the same binky from this morning and with both socks still on when we picked her up....I can hardly accomplish that! : )
Above is a picture of her in her crib which has a Care Bear theme. It also had mirrors and activity things attached to it. That's what she was looking at when I took the picture. The other one is when we picked her up. She was in a baby papazon chair just kicking her legs around and content as could be. She was looking at Daddy and Cody off to her side.
I know this is a good thing, but I miss her already!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Today is our 4 year anniversay! Wow, it seems longer than that....but in a good way!
As I was looking through some wedding pictures to put on the blog, I came across an old journal that I had started several years ago. It documented how we met, our first date, first kiss, etc. The cool thing was that I found a note that I had written to Clay after he proposed to me. Here is that journal entry:
Clay asked me to marry him tonight while we were at JB Pivots for a swing night. I am so excited! I can’t wait! We are going to have an awesome life together. I just finished writing him a letter that I am going to give to him tomorrow morning. I thought I would copy it to my journal, in case he would happen to lose it. Here it goes:
As I am writing this, I am still trembling from the excitement. Tonight, you have made a dream come true – you asked me to marry you! We’re engaged!!!
As a little girl (and often as a bigger girl) I have tried to imagine what it would be like to find “The One” and finally know that you want to spend the rest of your life with that one person. But all of my hopes and all of my dreams don’t even compare to the love & happiness that I have found in you.
Your love of God, your dedication to your work, and your devotion to your friends are only a few characteristics of how awesome you are. Your consistency in our relationship shows me the true commitment you have for me.
I have never doubted your love for me and I promise never to cause you to question the depth of my love for you. There are two things I know for certain: 1. That God is my eternal and 2. You are my now. I couldn’t imagine anyone else who I would rather spend the rest of my life with.
May the music of our love play only louder each day. May each movement we make be together, balanced, and connected by our hearts and our hands. And may this dance last a lifetime…together!
I love you so much!