Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby News...

We confirmed on Monday that Baby Booker is a BOY! We are really excited. Now we have to start all over with "blue stuff!" I ordered him this bedding:

since MM's watermelon pink and white just would not do! Even though my hubby suggested we just turn the monogram upside down since his initials will be WW....surely he was joking. I'm trying to get things done more quickly this time since our first little pumpkin surprised us almost 3 months early! Plus my "sweet and caring" radiologist reminded me I have a 50% chance of developing preeclampsia again. So I reminded him that I had a 50% chance of NOT developing it again! I'm a glass-half-full kinda gal. Anyway...we are thrilled and can't wait to meet our little one.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas!

...worn out from opening what Santa Claus left in Selma Christmas morning on the way to Monroeville.
In Monroeville opening MORE presents!

She thinks her fairy wand is bubbles...

Santa really outdid himself at JuJu and Papa's house!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jingle Bells!

mary martin participated in her 2nd ridgecrest Christmas program today! this year she did NOT lose her bells, and she did great. She sang and jingled and danced. i had to video and take the still pictures, so none of them are too great. all her friends "checked out" after the play, so i didn't have the heart to leave her there (plus she was stuck to me like velcro!) so.....
she got to go to 1st grade for 20 minutes! kids dismissed at 11:00, so she wasn't in the way at all. i don't know who loved who more...the kids or mary martin. it was really sweet. that's our neighbor elizabeth next to adores her 'bizzybus'

juju, mm, and i went to the zoo in montgomery last saturday. and boy was it COLD! mm liked the giraffes... we're gonna go back when it warms up a little. they turned a million lights on at dusk, and she liked that too. we skipped the train ride through the light display because we were freezing! but we still had fun.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas in the air...

Our Magic Elf, Cookie, came to visit this week. She is one of Santa's elves who comes to visit MM every year. If you sprinkle these North Pole magic snowflakes on her she will come to life at night and get into all kinds of mischief. Magic Elves also like crackers and water. :) We'll try to make some pictures of some of Piper's shenanigans.
Christmas card pictures Take 2.....aaaahhhh. We finally got one. Not this one. But the fairy doll's behind is in it. Oh well. What's ever perfect when a 2 year old's involved?!

Sweet Gu-Gu has his own tree in the kitchen filled with doggie ornaments and bones. Notice the angel's head is a black lab. :) Mary Martin is very excited about "Kiss-us" and loves to sing Happy Birthday to the tree. (the lights apparently remind her of candles). She found a gift Santa left early, too! She's wearing it as we speak. Santa's going to have to do a better job at hiding those early gifts!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

happy thanksgiving

George Robert's Nana, mm, Papa, JuJu, and GR

"whew, what a day. we're stuffed."
A Thanksgiving post ...Just in time for Christmas! George Robert had to work on Thanksgiving morning, so the Bookers came to our house. We had the best time and Mary Martin loved having them at her house. We have so much to be thankful for. I got a little email forward and it was about a man touring all the "busy departments" of Heaven. He saw all the angels feverishly working and then they came to a room where two angels were just sitting around. He asked why this area was so slow and unbusy. The tour-guide answered, "This is the acknowledgements department. We get SO many requests in the Prayers Department, but we hardly ever get any acknowledgements back." A little simple (and corny) ,but sometimes simple is just what I need. I feel thankful every day, but how often to I fail to tell God how thankful I am? Too often, but getting better.