Sunday, July 20, 2008


We've decided it's about time to get Julie's hair cut for the first time. It makes me a little sad, but I know it's about that time. Does anyone know of a good place to take a little one to get a haircut for the first time? I'm way too scared to do it myself. Thanks for your advice!!

Julie's Vocab

We are impressed every day with how quickly Julie is learning new words. We just love hearing her little voice talking to us. Here are some of her words she uses regularly:
Nana (banana)
Eeez (cheese)
Ap-ul (apple)
Bub-ul (bubble)
Ki-Ki (kitty cat)
Ba-ul (bottle)

She also knows some animal sounds, like for a cat, monkey, cow and pig. And she can wave hello and goodbye.

She's just growing right up! : )

Family Fun

Julie has really gotten into playing at the park. She loves the swings and slides and will go down the slide as many times as we let her. She is growing up so fast. We are reminded of how small she still is seeing her playing at the park with the bigger kids, but we can see the big kid in her as she tries so hard to keep up with all of them. She just laughs and laughs while going down the slides and begs to do it again. We love playing with her at the park.

Here are a few more pictures from last week. Julie figured out how to climb up onto the dining room table and it's one of her new favorite things to do. This first picture is of Julie sitting on the table with Mugo. She is all about climbing these days, on anything and everything. And of course, she still loves her daddy's shoes and tries to walk in them all of the time. The third picture is of Julie doing another one of her favorite things, emptying her dresser drawers. I like to think she's just re-organizing. : )

On Saturday, we went to the Memphis Riverpark downtown on Mud Island and visited the river museum and walked along the Mississippi River model in the park. We had a really good time. We rode the monorail back and forth and Julie got to play in the water fountain with her Daddy. It was hot, but we really enjoyed spending time outside, being tourists in our own city. In the afternoon we did a little shopping and Julie napped for a while. We went out to dinner at my favorite place, El Porton, and then even got ice cream after dinner. It was a great day together!

Monday, July 14, 2008


We spent last week on vacation with my family in Gulf Shores, AL and had a terrific time. It was Julie's first time to the beach, and after warming up to the sand, she had a great time. She loved getting to hang out and play with her Papaw, Grandma, Aunt April, Aunt Robin and Uncle Chris for a whole week. She was certainly spoiled by all of the attention, and we were spoiled too by a great week at the beach. What follows are a lot of pictures of Julie at the beach, playground, in the condo and at an arcade, in no particular order. We, of course, took a ton a pictures and this is a random sampling of some of the cute ones of Julie playing with her family. It's a bit lonely with just the two of us here at the house today after spending a week with everyone, but we have lots of fun memories and pictures. And we're already looking forward to doing it all again next year! : )