Friday, January 30, 2009

Five Things Friday #2!

1) Snow!
2) Legally Blonde at the Fox (thanks to a very generous and unselfish friend!)
3) Talking to my Austin friend, Jenny King. We started our teaching careers together and I miss her being around the corner so much!
4) Macy and I went to my school today to get ready for the Math Bee and say hello to everyone. I work with a wonderful group of women!
5) Tony beginning his day by praying over Parker.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What A Day!

Bad weather wasn't going to keep Parker from going to Pre-K since he is Star of the Week this week. Parker had very definite ideas about his poster. He wanted to do it just like all the other boys, but I wanted a more polished presentation. So we compromised. Since it was just Macy and I today, we had some spa time. Macy loves her bath! It is the only thing that she will happily wake up for!

She was a happy spa girl until it came time to massage lotion on her back. She was still upset about when she got dressed.
Tony, Parker, and I love snow!!! I couldn't wait for the boys to get home so we could have a little fun! Plus, I wanted a picture of Macy in Jillian's Strasburg snowsuit (Thanks for sharing, Christy!). Macy wasn't too impressed with the snow - she slept right through it all. We took a quick picture before the boys went around the block and we headed back inside.

This is how Macy likes to spend her snow day - sleeping.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Five Things Friday!

I'm borrowing an idea I saw on Martha West's blog. Here are the five things I am grateful for this week:
1) Macy had a great 2 month checkup - she is healthy at 12 lbs, 10 oz. and 23 inches.
2) Red box - Since Macy has been keeping us up, Tony and I have been enjoying movie nights together after Parker goes to bed.
3) Parker has been randomly telling me "Mommy?" "Yes?" "I love you."
4) On Saturday, my parents celebrate their 39th anniversary. Wow!
5) Friends who change their dinner plans to dine with us at CiCis before Wed. night church. I hate to suffer alone! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An Historic Day!

While the rest of the country was celebrating the inauguration, we're celebrating that Macy is 2 months old! She is growing up way too fast! I also posted a picture of Parker so he would see what he looked like on inauguration day and because I went to a kindergarden meeting tonight! It was very odd to be sitting on the parents' side. On one of my late nights with Macy, we watched Momma Mia. I have to admit I teared up when Meryl sang "Slipping through my fingers all the time." I want to freeze frame each day with them because I know soon it will be Tony and I sitting around the house wondering what to do with ourselves (although I am already working on a mental list).
I can't end this blog without commenting on the peaceful transition of power that the world witnessed today. I also have to admit that I teared up watching the Bushes leave the White House. Republican or Democract, they are owed are thanks for their years of service and sacrifice to our country. Watching the events today, I was moved by the outpouring of the love and support shown for the Obamas. I was also a bit sad that as a nation we don't show every president, regardless of political convictions, that same support. We should be patriotic regardless of who holds the office. We may not live in a perfect country, but we live in a great one!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Turn

It's almost 3:30 in the morning and Macy is no where ready for bed. This has been our story since Christmas. She'll stay up until 4 or 5 and then be ready to call it a night, I mean day. Tuesday, I decided to dedicate my day to keeping her awake. I tried everything -tickling, rubbing a wet (but nicely warmed) washcloth on her face, singing (which my singing would wake up anyone so they could tell me to stop), and opening the blinds so the sunshine could remind her that it is time to be up! Nothing phased her except for her bath. But I can't keep her in the bath all day - she would turn into a raisin! So please share your wisdom with me! Tony and I are getting too old to pull all-nighters!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a terrific Christmas and good start to 2009! We had a special Chirstmas with Macy and Parker as well as my family from Kansas City. Parker woke up at 2:30 in the morning estatic to see Santa had come. He hadn't fallen asleep until 12:30! I told Tony that he had pumped him up a little too much - they had been checking Santa's progress on NORAD's website every few minutes. Even though we were tired most of Christmas Day that is what memories are made of!
Happy early birthday, Grandad! The first picture is for you!
Parker is still enjoying being a big brother! Poor Dr. Polito could hardly get in a word with Parker providing all of Macy's vital information! (The second picture) We are having to work though on appropriate distance. He loves to get nose to nose with her to tell her how cute she is or ask if she had been missing him. I am hoping to rejoin the rest of the world next week if Uncle John says the RSV count is down! :)