Sunday, September 30, 2007

Latest Happenings

What have we been up to lately? Well, we had the baby dedication at the church on September 23, Ben's 29th birthday on the 26th, we've all had colds and Julie has an ear infection, Julie had her 6 month checkup and shots this week, and we've skyped with a bunch of family recently. Julie has also finally learned how to roll from back to front and back again and she's been learning how to sit up by herself. She's also learned that the cats don't care too much for their tails being pulled as they walk past her in the floor. : ) And she's finally big enough to be able to use her own chair that her uncle Chris bought for her! She tried it out for the first time today just to get a feel for it and she seemed to enjoy sitting in it. She loves to stand on our laps or in the floor in front of us and sticking out her tongue is a favorite pastime of hers.

I can't believe my sweet little baby is 6 months old! Where did the 6 months go? And how did she get so big already? : ) It sure has been a great 6 months!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Family Photo

My parents came to visit this past weekend and we had a great time. We shopped and ate lots of yummy food and went to church together Sunday morning. We had a lot of fun! My parents took this picture of Ben, Julie and myself on Sunday afternoon and I just love it! Hope you enjoy it too!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Weekend at the Grandparents' house

Ben and I took our first baby-free vacation over the Labor Day weekend. My mom graciously offered to take a couple of days off of work to watch Julie for us so we drove to their house on the Wednesday before the Labor Day weekend and flew out that Thursday morning. We flew back on Monday, spent the night there and drove back home on Tuesday. It was great to hang out with Ben for a few days and relax! We went to Florida and went to Sea World and Discovery Cove. We had such a good time. And by the looks of the pictures that my parents took while they were watching Julie, they all had a great time too. Thanks Mom and Dad, aka Grandma and Papaw!!

Birthday Party!

On Sunday afternoon, we celebrated with our friends Brian and April the first birthday of their son, Jackson. We had a great time! Happy Birthday Jackson!!

Getting a picture with the birthday boy!

Hanging out with Daddy at the party. Such a lady, with her legs crossed!

Weekend with Family

This past weekend, two of Ben's brothers and their families came over to visit. We had a great time seeing everyone. We hung out, played a fun game, went out for BBQ and ice cream and just enjoyed catching up.

Here we are out to dinner with Claire, Paul, Taylor and Dan (Amy is taking the picture)

Julie with Aunt Amy

Julie just loved watching and playing with her cousin Claire!

New toy

We were given this Baby Einstein play center from some very generous friends at my shower at St. Jude back in March. Julie is now big enough to be able to play in it and she loves it!! Every time I put her in it she smiles so big and laughs and jumps up and down and just has a ball. And just today, she played so much in it she wore herself out. I was sitting on the couch and noticed that I didn't hear anymore noise from her and she was sitting in it rubbing her eye with one hand and hanging on to the dragon puppet with the other. Sweet girl was so sleepy, but just couldn't stop playing!!

Just Because.....

I love this picture!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Escape artist

I put Julie down for a nap this afternoon in her crib and after hearing some chatter coming from her room instead of snoring, I went to check it out. This is what I found, my sweet little baby trying to escape from naptime!