Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Scuttlebutt

  A new blog post? What a great idea! My apologies to my loyal followers (we have 14 now! Welcome newcomers!). This is why I was hesitant to start a blog. What if I can't keep up with the demands of blogging? What if I run out of things to blog about? What if I have grammatical and spelling errors? In regards to the last one, I am lucky enough to have a brother who is willing to point out any and all mistakes. Thanks D.
  So, what's the scuttlebutt, you ask? Here we go...

Giving Thanks
  Thanksgiving was a great time. We celebrated with 2 incredible meals, one with my family (party of 7) and one with Nate's (party of 38). We are so lucky to have such amazing families. We love going to Tulsa to see everyone... and I wish we could do it more. I wish I had more time over Thanksgiving, but we will be there for 3 nights for Christmas. Yay! My favorite bite of food consists of a little turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy. Just in case you guys were wondering.

Good Times with Good Friends
  Our great friends, Staci and Zach (aka Stach), had us over for a holiday dinner. Okay, Staci had us over for a holiday dinner and Zach was there. Just kidding Z, you are a great host. Good food, good drinks and good friends. We are lucky to have them in the 405 with us!
  We had CDB over for game night. For those who don't know, CDB consists of my brother, Derek, and his boyfriend Travis. They are the next big thing in golf (read about their adventures here). Nate opened up his roadside diner for the night and served some awesome waffles and bacon. I had milk with mine, they had bourbon and root beer. We played a wild game of Monopoly, which ended with me knitting, D taking pictures and playing music, Travis asleep, and Nate claiming himself the winner. I missed April.
  Nathan and I attended the annual Blue Haven Christmas party. It was a. blast. Seriously. I didn't know that much fun could be had at a work party. We partied hard with Brad and his fabulous Sarah and 2 new people, Austin and his fabulous Chelsea. We played a rousing game of Dirty Santa and Nate and I ended up with a bag full of lottery tickets and a keychain Nerf gun. We won $15 and Nathan traded our Nerf gun for some Marilyn Monroe wineglasses. Awesome.

This Is How We Roll
  2 big milestones have been reached!
 Rolling over - About 2 weeks ago, Paisley first rolled from front to back for me but wouldn't do it again for Nate. While my mom and I were out shopping, Nate texted me that she rolled from back to front, then back to her back (back back back). She did it a couple more times over the weekend, but she is a full blown pro now.

Sitting up - She and I always sit on the floor and do various things. Today we were sitting and I scooted back a little and left her by herself. She didn't fall down. I scooted back some more, and there she sat. Now, she isn't a full blown pro in this, but she will be soon.
I know this doesn't really belong, but my mom gave P one of her Christmas presents early and she loves it!

Going to the North Pole
  We finally got our acts together and got little P to see Santa. We debated on where to take her - Quail? That made the most sense, for obvious reasons. Penn? Probably a good Santa, but I don't care to be there with the rest of OKC. Northpark? I heard from a couple of people that this was a great Santa, buuuut its Northpark. Bass Pro? They give free pictures. Just when I thought we had decided on Bass Pro, we ran into the perfect Santa. Quail Springs Mall came through for us again. How convenient! He was just steps from Baby Gap and he truly was perfect. We waited about an hour and a half to see him, but made it there in good spirits with no tears! It was a Santa Success.

10 Christmases
  Nathan and I will be celebrating our 10th Christmas together this year. How is that possible? We met on December 13 (happy birthday Emmy!!!), 2001. We were sophomores in high school; I was 16 and he was 15. *Insert cradle robber joke here* The story of how we met is a long crazy one. Actually, its not. We met one night at a school function and that night I told my friends that I was going to marry him. 4 years later, I did marry him. Anywho, Happy 10th Christmas babe!

That's all for now, folks. I'll be back soon with a post about our Christmas festivities.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

4 months : 132 days : 3,168 hours

  My sweet little Paisley is 4 months old today! Its been quite a ride... and its getting easier and more fun every day (okay, maybe not easier and maybe not more fun EVERY day, but for the most part). She is precious, adorable, hilarious, sweet, snuggly, stylish and pure perfection.
  Just a few facts about little Paisley Austin:

  • She talks all. the. time. I'm afraid we are going to have another talker in the house - poor Nate, he won't be able to get a word in between us.
  • She loves to laugh, and she smiles most of the time.
  • She isn't too crazy about tummy time, but is getting more tolerant of it every time.
  • She would rather stand than sit most of the time.
  • She hasn't rolled over yet, but she is really thinking about it. She gets on her side, but that one arm just won't let her go any farther.
  • When we go anywhere (especially shopping) she HAS to be out of her stroller. There is just too much going on that she must be a part of. This gets old quickly.
  • She weighs 13 pounds, 5 ounces and is 24 inches long (40th percentile in both).
  • She has found her screaming voice. She does it right before a meltdown, when she is hungry, when she wants attention, and sometimes just because she needs a good laugh.
  She has a lot more going on, but its hard to think of things when you're forced to! 
  We went to the doctor for her 4 month shots today. She had 4 shots and one oral. She didn't handle this round of shots as well as her 2 months. She got a great report from the doctor. She was in very good spirits until that mean nurse came in with those needles. Our day was full of tylenol, naps, kisses and snuggles. 
  Dr. Schaefer said we can start solids anytime we want, but I don't think we will start any kind of fruits or veggies until after Christmas. Even then, we probably won't give her much of that until she is at least 6 months. We did try some rice cereal today just for the heck of it. She wasn't too impressed, but I'm okay with that. 

Now for a few pictures: 

Anyone have an opinion about who she looks like?

Now for a few pictures from Thanksgiving: