Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
For the fun info... he weighs a whopping 21 lbs 1 oz and is 28 inches long!! He is just below average for height and just above average for weight. He seems to be catching up, or slowing down I suppose! Now that he is mobile his weight gain really seems to be tapering off.
He has figured out how to throw his toys outside of the "cage" so as we speak he is standing at the side plopping all of his toys on the other side. Every time I look over to see what he's doing he just gives me this enormous grin and crinkles up his nose (Dick & Sharon, you know the face!)
We don't have a thing on the agenda today. I need to make a card for the Gardner's, the lawn could use a trim... other than that it's going to be a lazy day!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
There is a miniature clothes pin behind the little leaves in the bottom corner so we can change out the photos as we please!
We are headed out to have lunch with a friend this afternoon. My camera arrived from Russia while we were gone so we need to swing by the post office to pick that up... I CAN'T WAIT!!! Matt has a Dr. appt this afternoon as well, nothing big, just a check up. We are going to be over on that side of town for lunch so thought we might as well schedule the appt. and save another trip! I am going out to the local scrap store tonight... they are doing a "baby's firsts" album and I thought I might need one of those since we have a baby and he's got quite a few firsts! I'll put pictures up when I am done with it. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
Monday, September 24, 2007
We landed in Charlotte almost 35 minutes ahead of schedule... I had the window shade pulled up most of the flight so the light wouldn't wake Ari. I pulled it down when we landed (I was a little nauseous, whomever was flying was not using auto-pilot) and guess who taxi'd right by us... Matt!! I waved out the window like a crazy person but he didn't see us. Guess he was too busy driving an 80,000 lb. aircraft out to the runway. It was too cool to see him buzz right by us; he looked to professional with his headset on. I love that guy to pieces!!!
Ari and I are enjoying a lazy evening at home surrounded by our beloved toys! I am going to play with my new scrap goodies and Ari is playing with his toys like he's never seen them before. We are all having lunch with a friend tomorrow and hopefully I will have some new photos from our visit to post for you!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The first one, "Baby Love" is from our Valentines picture and the second, "Wonder" is Ari at six months old. It's amazing the difference, huh!
Incase you failed to notice the cool new icon to the right, I WON the challenge at Scrapdragons! I was having a hard time this afternoon with Ari, he seems to be boycotting napping today, and sat down to breathe for a few minutes... I clicked the site and couldn't believe my eyes! I got an amazing gift certificate for scrap supplies that (shocker!) I already used this afternoon! I love the challenges on that site, if you're into scrapping you should definately give it a whirl. If I can do it so can you.
It was a pretty uneventful day around here. I cleaned the windows and floors, yea! Ari and I had fun watching the bigger kids play ball in the street out front. My neighbor came and sat with us for a bit, he hinted at wanting me to run for president of our HOA next spring. We'll see, not sure if I want that much fame!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The kitchen floor in all it's completed and clean glory! It looks a million times better than what was there before! The cabinets are almost done, you can see in the corner one of the originals. All we have to do is paint that back wall and we will be DONE! Ari is beside himself having a whole new area to patrol! He crawled in circles for twenty minutes this morning while I packed Matt's lunch bag!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Long story short, he now has eight teeth, all new to his little mouth within the last three weeks. He is miserable. The doctor suggested giving him a frozen bagel to gnaw on to ease some of the discomfort... those of you that have seen the photos know how succesful THAT was. When Ari is miserable, we are all pretty miserable. I have been fighting a severely nauseating headache all week and Matt's so tired he fell asleep at the computer last night. Hopefully things will calm down a bit in Ari's mouth and we can all get some much needed rest and relaxation.
I posted a new layout to my Crop Addict gallery today. It's going to be one of the layouts that I submit for the DT call. I am incredibly pleased with the result. It's one of my favorite memories, now I can truly enjoy not only the photo but the story behind it. If you would like to see it, click on the Crop Addict link to the right, go to the gallery and my username is morganj99. Once there, you can see all of the layouts I have submitted!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
L - Loving (at least my husband says so). I try to be very loving of those close to me.
E - Energetic I have this sudden burst lately to finish the house... right now! I guess I'm just tired of it not being completely perfect.
I - Intense I rarely do anything halfway, it's all or nothing. I am a pretty passionate person about nearly everything in my world.
G - Goofy I have been running on severly low sleep for the past month or so... Goofiness tends to be a side effect of that!
H - Happy, Incredibly happy with everything in my life. Who knew that at 25 I would have everything I have ever wanted in life? I feel very fortunate and am thankful every day for all that I have.
I think I'm supposed to pass this on to other people that I know, so if you happen to read this blog you get to participate! If you do it, either link me to your blog or email me and tell me your results! Have fun!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Hanging out in the front yard, he loves to watch the bigger kids run around and ride bikes! And two of the neighbors have new pupppies that run up and lick his toes, he loves it.
Nothing big on the agenda for the rest of the week. I might try to get Tara to go to the Body World's exhibit with me tomorrow. Now that Robert's home we can get some girl time without babies!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
On a happier note... The kick off for the flag football cheer leading season was AWESOME! They had the giant 30 foot tall inflatable panther mouth that all of the kids could run/wheel out of just like at a real Panther's game. It was amazing to see all of the kids out there having so much fun! I will post a picture of the cheer squad! Practices are on Thursdays and games are Saturday mornings. I am really looking forward to getting to know these kids, they are adorable! Oh, and Ari was mesmerized by the Panther's cheerleaders. They were there with a few of the players and when they walked by he almost fell out of the stroller trying to watch them walk! Who did he get that from? We tried to get his picture with the girls and as soon as I put him on the ground he started crying! It was really cute! Guess he's not that crazy for cute girls after all (big sigh of relief!).
Tonight I am headed to a kickoff meeting with Tara for the cheer leading team that we are coaching this year. They are a great group of girls with various physical and/or mental disabilities and I am really looking forward to being a part of this team. We get to meet our entire team (17 girls, WOW) and possibly a few of the Carolina Panthers players since they sponsor this league. I am taking the camera, hopefully I can get some photos and post them tomorrow so everyone can see!
Tomorrow I have a meeting with the activities director of the retirement center in my neighborhood. We are hoping to use their grassy field for our Leukemia and Lymphoma Society party/fundraiser taking place in October. The event is coming together nicely, we have four bands lined up to play, a Nascar team with their car and the Charlotte Checkers hockey team may be able to loan us their mascot for the day! Wish me luck, my plate is filling up quickly but I am having a blast!