Sunday, May 20, 2007

Go SPURS go!!!

I have to take a nap today so I won't be able to watch the Spurs as they take on Utah this afternoon. I am very excited to be a Spurs fan and would like to talk a little smack to my family in Denver and Phoenix and remind them who is the #1 team in the West!
Go SPURS go!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

To my daughter on Mother's Day

Darling Lindy,

On my second Mother's Day I want you to know how much I love you and what a special gift from God you are. Thank you for opening up my eyes, teaching me so many things, and showing me a brand new world as I look into your eyes and see things for the first time through your eyes.

I will always love you,


In My Daughter's Eyes-by Martina McBride

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
and the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daugter's eyes
In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

Thursday, May 10, 2007

We are now the proud owners of a two year old

On Tuesday, May 8th, Lindy celebrated her second birthday. It seems like we were just celebrating her first birthday (see below). Yikes! Where does time go?

She had her two year checkup and a Hep B to start the day. Am I a mean Mommy or what?! She wasn't too happy about that arrangement but it went fast and was virtually painless. She weighed in at 21 pounds/15 oz and was 33 inches tall. She's a petite little thing but not at all scrawny. The doc says she looks great!

We had a nice lowkey day and birthday evening. She had several calls, emails, cards, presents, and her friends Jordan and Ellen even came over for a few minutes. For dessert we had birthday cupcakes which she was much more excited about than last year. She even pursed her lips to blow out the candles. She loves singing the birthday song and I've even "caught" her singing it in her crib over the baby monitor.
Lindy continues to amaze us each and every day. She is so full of life and personality. It has been a year filled with many milestones and accomplishments. She is chattering up a storm and her vocabulary is growing daily. She is stringing words together to form sentences. She counts to 10 pretty easily and is making her way to 15. She spells her name. She can identify several colors: Green, blue, pink, red, black, white, yellow, orange, brown, and purple. She loves to sing and dance and doing the splits. I know I'm gushing...Sorry...Kind of...It is just that when I see her smile, I can't help but smile--even when I'm in a foul mood.
Each day I wonder if this is the day that she's going to be a two year old in every stretch of the imagination. I fear it...I dread it...but I know somehow we'll all get through it! She can be sassy and headstrong and the tantrums may be coming but so far they've been manageable.

We look forward to another special year with our sweet girl and celebrate our two year old.

Kansas birthday

Hello (which sounds like Hewwo when Lindy says it),

Last week we had a great trip to Kansas to visit Papa and Mammaw as Lindy calls them. Lindy did pretty well for the most part on all the plane rides, despite her restless behavior and disdain for being restrained. She doesn't make too much of a fuss as long as you keep her fed and engaged with books and colors. I was glad to have Daddy on this trip to be chief Lindy wrangler.
Lindy immediately recognized her Grandma and Grandpa and it didn't take very long at all for her to warm up to them. She loves to play with them and tease them with her spunky personality.

We did some shopping, went to a phenomenal petting zoo, and ate lots of good food. Lindy really loved the fish that Papa grilled and Mammaw's mashed potatoes. Being the big baseball fan that he is, Papa had wanted to take his girl to a Royals game. However, we vetoed the idea because we're not sure Lindy is much of a baseball fan yet and thought it'd be a challenge to sit through nine innings. Maybe in a couple years, Papa. Right now she's more of a basketball fan.

Not long after we got there, Lindy fell down some of the steps flat on her face onto the hardwood floor. I won't mention who was supposed to be in charge. Anyway, she got quite the goose egg immediately which made me nauseous to look at. Fortunately, it wasn't worse. She was a bit more apprehensive around the stairs after the incident and loved recounting what had happened by saying, "Stairs...Fall down...BOOM...Owwey."

While we were in Kansas, there was LOTS and LOTS of rain. Luckily, there weren't any tornadoes in our vicinity but the thunder did keep Lindy up for a few hours one night--which means I was up, too. Lindy kept saying, "Thunder...NOISY." We were glad that we remained safe but watching the devastation in other parts of the state was awful.

We celebrated Lindy's second birthday a couple days early. All Lindy wanted for her birthday was cake and then ice cream. When asked whether she wanted white or chocolate frosting she chose chocolate (that's my girl) and Mammaw delivered!

We had a super time. It is so fun watching them interact with Lindy and her with them. Thanks for everything!