Sunday, September 30, 2007

We're Moving!!!

We finally sold our house and bought a new house. We close on both of them this week, so we have about 3 days to get out of our house! Yuck! I'm excited about the new house, but not about packing all our crap in boxes and having to move it. Regardless---we're moving. We're turning off the internet here tomorrow, so this is the last post for a while!

I figured I can't post without a picture of Cassidee since it's been a couple of weeks, so here goes. We got her 18 month pictures made at Portrait Innovations the other day. Sooo cute!!! Anyway, here is one to tide you over. I'll post more of them later!

The next post will be from our new house!!! YIPPEE!

Friday, September 21, 2007

As Promised....Here's Some Pictures.....

A couple of weeks ago Aunt Kelsey came home from college.
We met her for lunch at Yesterday's in Decatur.
Silly Picture!

We stayed at Granmommy's and Grandaddy's that weekend. Cass and my dad have some "thing" they do where they play in his desk. I don't know what all goes on, but Cass loves it.

Then it's time to put on a hat and go outside to talk to the "kids."

(most people, except my mom, call them "dogs")

We ended up washing my car.....I got a lot of help from Cassidee!

She actually did a really good job!

Then, since she was soaking wet, we stripped her down and she played inside the car.

(Not for long since I didn't want pee in my seat.....)

Another day of Cassidee picking out her own clothes and shoes.

Check out my boots!
She is loving to play with mine and Jeremy's shoes these days, also.

She walks pretty good in high heels!
She and Daddy had fun playing with some garage sale stickers!
They do kinda hurt when you take them off!
She had a bowl of shredded cheese last night. What???? She picked it.

Anyway, she never realized that she still had a yellow sticker on her head.

She also enjoyed a bowl of jello.
And it was so yummy she had to lick the bowl to get every last bite!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Totally bragging on my big girl....

This post is the result of me crying today because my child said "thank you" to me for reading a book to her......

Ugh!!! It is killing me how much she has grown up just in the last 2 months or so. She has really picked up on the "thank you" thing and says it all the time!!! If I put her in her car seat she says it. If I turn on the TV for her she says it. If I put her in bed for a nap she says it. And, it's really cute because we first taught her the sign for thank you. (Putting your hand on your mouth and making a forward motion with it is thank you in sign language) Anyway, she has never quite done it correctly so every time she says it she just sticks her hand up and covers her mouth and the CUTEST little phrase comes out of her mouth that sounds like "tank-y". Makes my heart completely melt!!!!
So, on to this post. I've decided to include a few of her new "tricks" and things she has learned. She will be 18 months old this week and I was writing this stuff down in her baby book, so I thought I'd share some with you avid readers as well.....

TV shows she loves:
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Handy Manny
Little Einsteins
The Goodnight Show
The Elmo part of Sesame Street

She has perfected a fake "burp" and still does her fake "cough." Heard her do a fake "sneeze" one time also.

Says Elmo = Mel-mo
Says Dora = Doe-wa
Says Backpack = back-back
Says Boots = oots
(yes, she loves anything Dora, but never really watches her on TV---don't know how that obsession started.....)

She knows the signs for "more," "all done," "milk (drink)," "please," and "thank you."

She loves to say "SIT" in a very commanding voice, although she isn't being mean, and she points to where she wants you to sit. She uses this when she wants you to sit in the chair and hold her or sit by her while she eats.

She loves babies. She likes to look at them and pat them. She's very gentle. It upsets her when they (or anyone) cry. She'll cry if they don't get taken care of fairly quickly.

LOVES to sing and do the signs to "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" and "The Wheels on the Bus" songs. If you are ever with her, ask her what the baby on the bus does---soooo cute to hear her go "wah, wah, wah...."

Can recognize the letters: A, C, and E---which ironically spells ACE! Can also recognize the numbers 1 and 2.

She loves to pick out her own clothes to wear. If we are at the house she ALWAYS picks out her camo shirt or shorts to wear. I don't know why she gravitates to those. She likes to pick her dress for Sunday morning church. She doesn't ever pick the same one two weeks in a row and she will definitely tell you NO if you pick up the one she does not want to wear.

She calls herself "Dee Dee" which is completely cute, but we have heard her say "Cassidee" once or twice.

She can tell you what sound almost any animal makes or face it makes----if she doesn't know (like a grasshopper we saw today) she makes a chomping sound---don't know where that came from. Must be her stand-by noise.

She is soooo sweet and loves to give you a "big squeeze", "big kiss", or "knuckles", and if she gives one to one person she has to give everyone else around the same thing!

I know that most of you have your own children who are completely fabulous also, but I wanted her to look back at this post one day and know how proud of her I was when she was 18 months old (and any age really). She is amazing to me and I appreciate you letting me share all of this with you!!!

And I promise to post pictures of this "amazing" child soon---my camera battery is dead! :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

100 Things About Me

**Disclaimer: I don't actually expect anyone to read all of these---I am just doing this because I've seen many other people doing it lately and I wanted to see if I could think of 100 things about myself.....
I'll start with easy, obvious stuff and work on the harder stuff at the end.....

1. I'm 28 years old.
2. I'm the oldest of 3 girls.
3. My parents still live in the same house they lived in before I was born......
4. the first time I ever moved was to college.
5. I used to LOVE running track and cross country.
6. I can only run for about 10 minutes now----working on that......
7. I used to hold Decatur Middle School and Decatur High School's high jump record.
8. I played basketball since I was in 5th grade.
9. I didn't try out for cheerleader, ever, because I was afraid I wouldn't make it.
10. I like using sharpie markers.
11. I hate the smell of sharpie markers.
12. I worked out at CDR for 3 1/2 years.
13. I didn't know what CDR was until I went out there my first time to be a camper....
14. age 18!
15. I met the love of my life out there.
16. I knew I liked him the moment that he walked in the mess hall doors.
17. I remember what he was wearing that day.
18. I partly credit Jodi with mine and Jeremy's relationship beginning.
19. I told Jeremy at the beginning of us dating that I liked to watch college football on TV on Saturdays.
20. Actually, I don't really like doing that.
21. I hate it when my toenails get too long and brush up against my socks.
22. I don't wear socks unless I have to.
23. I would wear flip flops year round if I could.
24. I don't like getting pedicures because I am ticklish.
25. I don't like having my toenails un-painted.
26. I'm envious of both of my sisters and the cool things each of them do/have done.
27. I can't snow ski very well.
28. I can't water ski at all.
29. I can knee board.
30. This list is becoming a challenge for me now.
31. I love the color pink!
32. I think I look horrible wearing the colors yellow or orange.
33. I am not a home-body.
34. I go stir-crazy very easily--I have to leave the house at some point every day.
35. I am not a perfectionist---I do things just to get them done.
36. I actually like to clean my bathroom.
37. I hate doing laundry.
38. I am not a late sleeper--7:30 is usually it.
39. I read magazines, not books, usually.
40. I own an IPOD Nano.
41. It is hot pink!
42. I like choc. chip cookie dough.
43. I don't like choc. chip cookies very much.
44. Or any cookies at all, for that matter.
45. I love cherry-o-cream pie.
46. I think that is our family's made-up name for that pie.....
47. I eat my food in order from least favorite to most favorite.
48. I don't really care for dessert.
49. I never knew I could love anyone as much as I love Cassidee.
50. I can not stand when she starts whining---it's my breaking point!
51. I secretely hope that Cassidee has blonde hair all her life.....
52. .....because I always wanted blonde hair growing up.
53. I have blonde moments, although my hair is brown---ask Jodi about the drivers license incident!
54. I honestly hoped Cassidee was a boy at first.
55. I loved the fact that I was having a girl!
56. I have very little self-confidence some times.
57. I am not a great cook, although I really want to be.
58. I like going grocery shopping.
59. I do not like going to the grocery store for just one thing.
60. I like the way carpet looks when it was just vacuumed.
61. I don't like to be late getting places.
62. I don't want to be the first person somewhere either.
63. I am not patient, at all!
64. I really want to have 3 more kids.....
65. .....I'm betting that I may only have 1, 2 at the most.
66. I'm not a very organized person.
67. I would love to hire someone to organize my closet, my desk, and my pantry.
68. Oh wait, I live with an organizational freak---I'll ask him!
69. I don't like scary movies.
70. I don't like going to concerts.
71. My first CD was Clay Walker.
72. My first concert was Clay Walker--in college.
73. I like to do things in even numbers.
74. I really don't like the fact that Jeremy is gone for 24 hours at a time.
75. I am still a little scared of being home alone at night.
76. I have always been afraid of someone coming in my house at night.
77. I am scared of there being a fire in my house.
78. Stuff always happens to our house when Jeremy's at work.
79. I am scared of being trapped in something.
80. I am claustrophobic.
81. I use nose spray every night before I go to sleep....
82. .....because I have horrible allergies and can't breathe.
83. I used nose spray every day until I was 16 weeks with Cassidee and the dr. told me to stop!
84. I own a Chevy Trailblazer.
85. I'd love to have a Dodge Charger.
86. I don't know why since I really don't like cars.
87. I say stupid phrases like "super duper".
88. I'd live in Hawaii....
89. ....if I could afford to.....
90. .....and if my parents did.....
91. ......and if some friends did.....
92. .....I'll retire there.
93. I'm scared of Jeremy dying before me.
94. I'm scared of not giving Cassidee every single thing that I can.
95. I'm scared of having another baby because I don't want to take any attention away from Cassidee.
96. I love my new job!
97. I love staying home more with Cassidee this year.
98. Jeremy is my hero.
99. Cassidee is my hero.
100. It took me 26 minutes to make this list.

And here's a bonus:
10 Things About Jeremy

1. He has to have everything symmetrical at all times.
2. He will get out a ruler, yard stick, tape measure, level, and pencil to put something up on our walls.
3. I ONCE hung a picture on our wall and he got so mad (because, of course, I didn't do it right) and proceded to give me a lecture on why we use a level and yard stick when hanging things on a wall.
4. He likes things straight---diagonal or slanted things throw him for a loop!
5. He is freaky like the man in "Sleeping With The Enemy" that arranges the cans in the pantry and has all the labels facing out the same way--SCARY!
6. He hates the way I fold his shirts---he folds them so that they fit a certain way on the shelf.
7. He has to take a lot of crap from me for being such a FREAK of nature!
8. He loves his job and is very, very, very good at it!
9. He loves his family and does whatever any of us need him to do, whenever we need him to do it!
10. He is the best husband and father I know, except for my dad, and loves his family very much!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

You know daddy was the baby-sitter when.....

.......when I come home from work and Cassidee is wearing a Dora shirt (her pajama shirt from the night before) and some camo shorts. Not that I need to mention it either, but her hair was looking quite lovely also! :-)
You gotta love the stay-at-home dads!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I've also been tagged.....

Thanks to Jodi and Kimberly I've officially been tagged twice now--so here goes!

Here are the rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (if you don’t have a blog, email me)
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Random Fact #1:
(I'm stealing "ideas" from Jodi and Kimberly's blogs to start out....)
I, too, have weird eating "patterns." I don't care if my foods touch, like Jodi, but I eat in a particular order. I eat what I like best last. If it is my favorite I'll save it for the last thing. A friend once told me that this was dumb because I might get full before I get to the best part. I told her that I was able to tell if I was getting full and needed to move on to the best part before everything else was gone!

Still on the food thing---I can't eat something sweet without eating something salty afterward. If I order dessert I'll save some bite of my meal to eat after I eat the dessert because I don't like having a sweet taste in my mouth. I think it's great when I can eat a bowl of ice cream and then eat a pickle afterward!

I can remember numbers well also. I know my friend from 3rd grades phone number. I know all the addresses and zip codes of all the places I lived when I was in college. I know our bank account numbers. I know Jeremy's drivers license and SS #. He better not divorce me or I could really screw him over!!! I can't do math to save my life, but I can remember my Victoria's Secret credit card number in case I need to order something over the phone.....

I can touch my tongue to my nose. That's more gross than random.....

I can't stand for my toe nails to get to long. I don't like it if they scratch or rub on my socks. I'm not a good candidate for a pedicure because I always cut my toe nails so short.

I have a tooth that has a filling in it and it has always been sensitive. I can't eat ice or anything cold on that side of my mouth. Even though it hurts, every time I chew ice I chew it on that side just to see if it does still hurt. 13 years later, it still hurts!

I throw milk away 2 days before the date on the milk. I know they say it's still good for a couple of days past that date---UGH!---so I guess I'm a milk waster. I drank bad milk one time and it's completely ruined me so I'm not taking chances anymore!

I have this list of "big girl" stuff that I hope to accomplish before I'm 30. Jodi can tell you about some of my big girl things that she's witnessed. It is a list of things that probably seem normal to most people: getting married, having a baby, buying a house......but there are also things on it that you wouldn't expect: drinking a cup of coffee, eating at a restaurant alone, taking care of myself (without my mom) when I am sick......
There are only a couple of things left on my list that I won't mention now. I'll just let everyone know when I've crossed everything off so I can officially call myself a "big girl."

Now, I'm tagging anyone who hasn't done this yet.