Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I know its been a while since I have written..Sorry about that. Not much has been going on though. Just keeping the girls and volleyball..We placed 3rd in our region play and now we are going to sectionals to determine who will playing in the final four! We are hosting that so I am excited to watch the teams that will be moving on. Anyways, the girls are good. We carved out pumpkin tonight. Christa got to actually help and she knew what was going on this year. Last year when we did she was only 7months old. It was real exciting to watch her.
She started drawing on one side while Charlemagne drew the face on the other. After we cut the top off they cleaned it out. Charlemagne does not put his hand in it so Christa wouldn't either. They cheated and got a spoon to do it. That used to be the most exciting part, putting your hand in and feeling it all slimy and stuff. But Christa finally started playing with the seeds and that was about all the touching she was going to do. I couldn't get a good picture of her with the pumpkin when we got done because she wasn't interested. So I did the best I could. I have added some pictures of her during this exciting time in her life:)
Helping Daddy draw the face

Helping clean out the pumpkin

After Charlemagne got the stuff out of the pumpkin, she picked the seeds out

This is what Brea did the whole time

I don't know if you can see but her face lit up when we put the candle in the pumpkin...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Growing so fast!!

Well I hope this finds everyone doing well...Brea and Christa are keeping me busy..I thought I would like this staying at home thing but I think I would rather be at work...! I am just grateful that I get to watch them grow day by day and do the most craziest things known to man!

I am still trying to potty train Christa but it has not been very successful at it. She is throwing fits now and is jealous every time I sit to feed Brea. She wants to grab my hand and pull me somewhere away from her sis. As you know, or my not, we have her sleeping in a big bed now that is in the guest bedroom. She has now found out how to climb out of her bed, open the door, climb on our couch that is at the end of our bed and into our bed. Charlemagne will wake some mornings and find both girls in bed with us...(nice little family of 4) I'm just so glad we got a king bed...I couldn't imagine us doing this with the little full size we would have been a sight to see..

Christa also knows how to drink out of a regular glass. I usually give her one when she eats lunch or supper. She knows how to drink and pour it out on her tray when she doesn't want anymore...God help her..(or me:)

Brea is starting to hold her head up really well...She is also making loud sounds. She made one sound so loud and long one day, Charlemagne thought it was Christa...She is now such a happy baby...I changed bottles on her and I think that helped on her colic I thought she had...We took her to her 2 month check up last week and the doc said she was "perfect" (that's his words he always uses to let us know everything is good). She weighed 14 lbs. She is the same as Christa was at this age except she is 2lbs heavier. The doc said to make sure I don't feed her over 30 oz. Which I feed her between 30 and 36...So I really have to watch that now..I can't help it she's always hungry:)lol..Last night she finally slept through the night..We put her down about 10 and had to wake her at 7..I had to go and check on her..It kind of scared me she was sleeping that long..So hopefully I will start to get my rest...(cross your fingers:)..

I have one more bed time story to tell before I close this blog out...Brea was waking from her nap today so me and Christa went in her room. Christa was climbing on the rails to look at Brea. I left the room for a sec to get something and then come back...Christa was in the crib trying to wake Brea up...It was to funny and the look on her face was priceless....She was just smiling away...

Everything else is good here...I have a couple more weeks of volleyball then I and the girls will be going to spend a week in Montgomery with my sis in law and her new little addition. I am sooo excited about that trip..That is also the week Basketball season starts up...We will be even more busy with that...So until next time....take care:)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Road Trip continues....

Ok..So now we are at my mom and dad's house in Lynchburg, TN..We had fun but busy. We arrived that evening and layed around. When we were fixing supper that night my mom got the sour cream out of the fridge and layed it on the counter..Should of known long legs reached up and got it. The result of the incident is shown below:)

She had it on the floor and cabinets..She was also rubbing it on her arms like it was lotion..It was tooo funny!!!
That next morning (Sat.) we got up and went to Scottsboro, AL. Most people are like Whoa! All the way to Alabama, but it was only an hour away..Not very far. We got to see my friend Erica's baby, Aly Grace...We stayed with my Aunt Bonita and got to see my cousins Heather and Nickie..They got to see Brea for the first time...Also, the next day got to see my Aunt Judy...
While we were there we received a new stroller which was a hand-me-down from my cousin Jimmey...Its real nice and the girls love it..THANKS JIMMEY!!!

We headed back to TN to spend some time with my dad and then headed back home on Monday (Oct. 6) just in time for me to go to volleyball practice...We had a great time seeing family! I hope to make it up there again soon....Hope all is well with everyone and hope to hear from you soon...Until next time....ROOOOOLL TIDE!!

Road Trip

Ok..We have been busy over the past week. I have updated with the places we have gone...

Wed & Thurs. (Oct 1 & 2)
We left for Montgomery to go and see our new Nephew, Austin Charlie. He is such a wonderful baby. Congrats to you Morgan & Farah

Christa loves her new cousin

Me, Charlemagne, & Christa admiring Austin

Austin Charlie Cook

Proud Parents

Morgan & Farah
We didn't get back from Montgomery till Fri. morning at 3:15..Then we were on the road again at 11:00 Fri morning. Charlemagne went to a coach's clinic at Clemson while Me and the girl went to see my mom in TN and my aunt in Scottsboro. It was a great trip but busy...( pics and story are in the next blog..stay tuned:)