Saturday, September 24, 2011

8 Months Old..

Sweet Butterball Turkey you are now 8 months old.

You weigh almost 18 pounds are over 2 feet tall :)

You wear a size 3 diaper, and just this week moved into 6 -9 month clothes. 

Awesome things you are doing: You clap your hands all the time, you could clap your feet before you could clap your hands.  You sit very well, and are rocking, just trying to crawl.  You feed yourself all the time, in fact you just fed yourself your first meal the other day.

You hate baby food, you ate this because you could feed yourself, but just tonight you had small bites of chicken, broccoli, pasta and sliced peaches.

You love to bounce, when you're supporting yourself on my lap you just go crazy bouncing... I'm wondering if it's because you just cannot wait to be on the go.

You are absolutely in love with your sisters.  You've started laughing hysterically at them lately, which in turn gives them the giggles.

Sugar Mama totes you around like a sack of potatoes, all. the. time.  We have to constantly ask her to stop picking you up.  Just the other day you were fussing and then you stopped.  I walked in your room and found this..

You were strangely comforted :)

Just today you and Nugget girl were having a ball as I cleaned our your closet..

You are so incredibly sweet and smiley all the time.  Unless of course you are hungry and/or tired in which you let out blood curdling screams that are sure to make the neighbors nervous.  

Today I am Thankful for: 

All 3 of you precious girls.  You say the sweetest things and just make my life so rich.  I love all 3 of you more than words can say!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes...

Lively Situation has been on another adventure.  For the past week, we have been at the happiest place on earth: Disney World :)

We drove down with Mama J, and my Nanny and PawPaw on Sunday, visiting Hollywood Studios on Monday.  We were there for a short time, but saw the main parade, visited many characters including Winnie the Pooh, the Incredibles, and Pinocchio who danced his way around the building with Sugar Mama.  
We met a few Disney Junior characters also...

On Tuesday we visited the holy grail... the Magic Kingdom.

Met a few princesses...

What an experience as a parent.  Watching my children be so excited about meeting these people made me tear up.  There is magic there.. if for no other reason then people who visit bring it with them. 

Wednesday we had breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald.  

Even our smallest girl got in on the action.  She could not have been more disinterested in the characters.  They would talk to her and she looked at them as if they were insane.  The magic is lost on her still :)

We also visited the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to get princess make-overs courtesy of Mama J.  Nugget girl had an absolute meltdown.  The costume was too itchy and she didn't like the shoes.  So I opted out for her.  This place is magical, but also overly stimulating.  So only Sugar Mama emerged with a make-over. 

The lady working at our hotel asked for her autograph, which she signed as Belle, only she signed it Blel.. 

On Thursday we decided to scale it back some and relax.  We visited DownTown Disney for some eating and shopping.  My nanny got their faces painted... Notice Sugar Mama's hair still in place.  I'm not sure if its a tribute to all of the hair gel, or her cautious sleeping :)

We made it to the Magic Kingdom one hour before they were set to close for a private event.  But speaking of making dreams come true.  I just knew that if Nugget girl were to ever see Jessie from Toy Story in real life she just might pass out.  We'd met Woody and Buzz earlier at Hollywood studios, but imagine her reaction when the parade came through and Jessie was on the float.  Nugget girl was absolutely stunned when she came off the float to dance with the kids....

We had a pretty magical time while visiting Disney World, but we are exhausted.  We need a vacation from that vacation, but I'm pretty sure I said that when we came back from Vegas :) I cannot wait until we go again, to continue pin-trading and actually ride the rides.  Sugar mama rode the Tower of Terror with us and was frightened of the Twilight story line, not the actual ride :/

Today I am Thankful for: 

Timing: God's timing is always right.  I was nervous about things going on this trip and Butterball turkey was so good, and the trip went so well, I just know that our timing was right.  

Until Next Time...

Friday, September 9, 2011


This sweet face was sleeping on my throw pillows for my bed.  He is the best dog.  He is completely nervous and neurotic, but he never chews on anything and we can leave him in our house to mope around as needed without fear that we'll come home and find that's ripped up our floor or something equally crazy.  Love, Love, Love him.  

We had a bike-a-thon at school to raise money.. we raised $0 dollars :( I know it's so sad, but I've been studying to take my TEAS test and we've exhausted all of our fund raising options :) But she enjoyed it and that's all that matters ;)

After running errands today I noticed this butterball turkey was quiet, as was the husband.  I went to investigate and found them asleep, in the chair in her nursery.  She was in his arm pit and while I took his picture I won't post it... but it does look like Nugget girl in the last photo here.

After school, an all out pillow fight started and my chest hurt from laughing so hard.  My girls wrestling with the husband, who in his youth was convinced he was a professional wrestler, is the best entertainment...

Butterball Turkey (I've officially changed her name :) and I sat back and watched/took pictures.  The husband managed to wallop me a few times so excuse the hair..

And after all the excitement I walk back into my bedroom to find this...

Husband to the left, Sugar Mama to the right!! The epic battle wore out my warriors :)

Today I am Thankful for: 

My family being safe after hitting the deer that jumped in front of our car.  And for the giggles I have when I see Butterball Turkey wiping slobber all over Sugar Mama's face, while Sugar Mama screams "mama, she's throwing up on me!!"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Days Go By...

Here are a few pictures of my sweet girls that show some of the fun we've been up to for the past several weeks.  School's back in session but we here at Lively Situation have been busier than ever!!

Last Sunday we had to take a trip to Old Navy, on the way to cheerleading pictures, because both the husband and I took the Nugget's word when she said her flip flops were in the car.  They so, were not.

I had the best laugh because I look over, and she's in conversation with this mannequin.. like they are best friends and so I asked her if she wanted me to take their picture.  She did :)

 Of course Sugar Mama made a new friend also :)

Here we are at the doctor with the husband.  On Friday he told me he was going to the doctor.  I immediately looked outside to see if Jesus was coming back... he was not, and the husband did in fact go to the doctor... it went like this: 

Nurse: When is the last time you had blood work?
Husband: Birth? (seriously)
Nurse: the last time you had an eye exam?
(me: in the corner laughing)
Husband: No I remember this one... 8 years ago...
(me: Seriously?!? you are supposed to have one every year)
Nurse: Have you ever had a colonoscopy?
Husband: Seriously, seeing you today is the closest I have ever come to having any type of procedure...

So we took the picture as proof :)

And here is a paternal family trait.. her daddy has the exact same face when he sleeps sitting up, which is often in the car :)

And this little Butterball Turkey... she now has 2 teeth, eats more baby food, still not a lot, will eat better, but much prefers table food.  She is about to cut a top front tooth and is rocking/scooting trying to crawl on me.  She only sleeps in her bed when her daddy is home, the rest of the time she is playing me in to thinking that she'll be traumatized if she's not with me, which I'm just gullible enough to believe.  But man, when she sees me and only smiles like that for me.. it's totally worth it :)

Today I am so Thankful for: 

Spending time with my husband.  He has worked so hard and so often over the past several months that he has ulcers... so it is so nice to just sleep in the same bed as him.  Love that man!