Sunday, August 30, 2009

Parties and playdates

Oh man I did it again. It's been a long time. Seems like I'll be doing this every two weeks instead of every one, haha. Run down on what's been DirecTV (wooooo satellite), Grandma and Grandpa came to visit, we took a road trip to Victoria to see Daddy's friends as well as Koko and Pop Pop, cousin Sydney had a birthday (5 years!), and we had a playdate hosted at our house that included going to the pool.

8/14 We had the DirecTV guy come to set up satellite for us. Grandma and Grandpa wanted to visit that weekend so I checked to see if they could come by noon that day to help with the set up. Daddy decided to take a half day at work, so I ended up not needing my parents there, but it was great that they were just the same. Grandma loved seeing her little Lizzy! Plus we finally got great TV to watch!

8/15 Grandma and Grandpa watched Lizzy while Daddy and I cleaned the house. Or, we tried to clean the whole house. We only got the main living areas (cat room, den, study, kitchen, laundry room, Lizzy's room) done as we were having cousin Ramona, Scott, Jenny, and Jeff over for dinner. Had a fun time with everyone, we even got to play Mexican Train.

8/16 Grandma wasn't feeling too well so they only stayed until noon. We all went out to eat for breakfast at IHOP. Been a while since Daddy and I went out to eat for breakfast. Then we went to Target where Daddy got a new universal remote to play with once we got home. Grandma and Grandpa left soon after getting back to our house.

8/21 We left early to head to Victoria. The trip wasn't too bad. Lizzy slept until we got to Cameron. Then we stopped to have a bite to eat and kept her out of the car seat for about 30 minutes. Then we drove until we needed gas and kept her out of the car seat for another 30 minutes or so. The whole trip to Victoria ended up taking about 7 hours. Once there we hung out with Koko (formerly Gigi) and Pop Pop. Koko even had a shirt made by Aunt Rosanna that had a picture of Lizzy's hand in her hand. It was very cute.

8/22 Koko and Pop Pop went to Houston to visit Aunt Emily and Uncle Vlad while we stayed in Victoria. We ended up heading out to shop for a bit until it was time to head over to Daddy's friend's house for their party. We bought a swing so that Lizzy could nap during the day without having to be in my and Daddy's arms. It was one of the best things we have ever bought. Then it was party time! Lizzy got to meet most of Daddy's friends, though not all of them could make it. Stayed there for a while until it was close to bedtime, then it was back to Koko and Pop Pop's house.

8/23 We hung out with Koko and Pop Pop all day except during lunchtime when we went out to eat with Daddy's friends. Daddy and I went for a walk with the dogs (as we didn't have a stroller) and left Lizzy with Koko. Lizzy didn't like that at all and cried most of the time we were gone. Once we got back, we got her shower going and that calmed her down quite a bit. She was mostly tired.

8/24 We headed back home to Little Elm. The trip was the best one we've had as of yet. Lizzy slept until we got to Cameron. Then we stopped to eat again and kept her out of the car seat for another 30 minutes. After we got back on the road, she fell asleep again. When we stopped for gas, she was still sleeping so we went ahead and just got gas and headed on. She slept the whole trip except when we stopped to eat. It was AWESOME.

8/25 I called Sydney as it was her 5th birthday. Her party is set for 9/12, but we won't be able to go. We'll see her for Labor Day weekend though!

8/29 We hosted our 3rd play date. Only 2 moms could make it. Once everyone got here we all packed up and headed to our neighborhood pool. It was great. Lizzy got to swim with Daddy and me and she had her new swimsuit on along with a hat that matched. Swimming really took it out of her because as soon as we took her out of the water and put a towel around her she was out cold. I got a cute picture with my camera phone that it at the top of this entry. Then we took Rascal to the vet to learn that he needs his food changed. So we all went to PETCO after to get new food. While at the vet, I weighed Lizzy and found that she weighs 16 lbs now! She's getting so big!

Well, coming up in the next 2 weeks we have Labor Day Weekend coming (which we will spend in Galveston), Lizzy's 4 month check up at the doctor, and Lizzy's going to be 4 months old on the 7th! Lots to talk about next time.

I hear her starting to fuss, time to go feed my hungry girl!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Two weeks to catch up

Wow, sorry for taking so long to post again. We seem to have been really busy for the last 2 weeks. Let's see if I can remember everything that happened.

07/24/09 we headed to Houston when Daddy got home from work. Let me just say that traveling at night with Lizzy is not the smartest thing for us to do. She was cranky whenever she wasn't sleeping. I ended up having to stay in the backseat with her for the last leg of the trip. When we got to Grandma and Grandpa's she was NOT a happy girl. She wanted her shower, to be fed, and to pass out. And that's exactly what we did. I got into the shower and had Steve give her to me. Then I fed her, and as she was feeding she passed out cold. Grandma and Grandpa had set up my old crib, so that's what she got to sleep in all weekend.

07-25-09 was Astros game day for Daddy and me. Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Greg, Sydney, and Parker all came to Grandma and Grandpa's for lunch and a visit. We all had a good time. Even some family friends showed up. Then Daddy and I headed out to Minute Maid Park while Grandma babysat. Astros lost, but we had a good time anyway. Plus Grandma got to give Lizzy a bath and try and get her to bed before we got home. Lizzy woke up once we got home, though, so I went ahead and fed her to which she decided to pass out again.

07-26-09 we headed over to Aunt Emily and Uncle Vlad's to have lunch before we set off for home. Before we left Grandma and Grandpa's, we got a call from Aunt Jennifer. She needed Daddy to come look at their computer, so we decided to head there after seeing Aunt Emily and Uncle Vlad. Uncle Vlad got to meet Lizzy for the first time. She was such a good girl too. She liked using Uncle Vlad as a slide. We had some great burgers for lunch. Then we headed over to Aunt Jennifer's where Daddy looked at their computer. Turns out that the hard drive or motherboard or SOMETHING wasn't working right which meant that they needed to get a new one of what wasn't working. Then Aunt Jennifer gave me some great advice...Don't stop until Lizzy wakes up on her own. See, the whole reason we would stop every two hours would be to feed and change Lizzy because the pediatrician had said to make sure she didn't get dehydrated on the trip. Well the ride home was much smoother with the advice from my sister. Thank you Aunt Jennifer!

07-28-09 we got some pictures in the mail from Gigi. They were of Daddy when he was a baby. Lizzy looks JUST LIKE HIM. So now I need to scan those into our computer and take some "look alike" pictures of Lizzy. Once that is done, I'll be sending out an email with each picture in a side-by-side view for everyone to see.

08-01-09 I got to go to a friend's baby shower while Daddy babysat Lizzy. He seemed to have a good time with his lovely daughter. I missed her and so did everyone at the shower. They all wanted to know where she was.

08-07-09 Lizzy turned 3 months! We also had a playdate to go to that day. It was at Chuck E Cheese since most of the mommies in the group have at least one kid that is 2+ years. I had an okay time, but I think I'll skip out on those playdates that are held there until Lizzy is a little older. I did get our picture taken by one of those machines that makes the picture look like it's drawn with pencil. I still need to scan that one as well.

So that catches everyone up on what's been happening the last 2 weeks. Now we'll get to look forward to getting a satellite dish with DirecTV, having Ramona and Jenny babysit so Daddy and I can clean the house, and heading to Victoria, TX to see friends for the next 2 weeks. Hopefully I can keep up with this every week again though.

As for new things Lizzy can do, she still rolls over quite a bit from front to back, she LOVES to talk and coo, she scoots on the floor whether on her belly or back (scoots forward when on her belly, in a circle when on her back), and loves playing in her activity centers.

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