Thursday, September 30, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Dining Room

This week, Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is continuing her "Show Us Your Life" Friday. This weekly linking party began as "Show Us Where You Live", so Kelly is revisiting this idea over the next few weeks. This will give those who missed the home tours the first time to have a chance to get in on the action. This week is dining rooms. So, hop on over to Kelly's Korner and sometime tomorrow (I am posting Thursday), and you should be able to find a nice tour of dining rooms.

Here is the view of our dining room from the door that goes to the kitchen.

And this is the view from our formal living room.

Here is a close up of the arrangement that sits on the table. We remove it when we eat at this table (which is hardly ever - we eat at the breakfast table or in front of the TV).

I have two of this kind of print. They hang of either side of our middle window. The colors match the room perfectly.

This china cabinet belonged to my grandmother, and I love it. It is maple. Unfortunately, she didn't have a table to match. So, when we moved into this house, I searched everywhere for a table. After looking at about ten furniture stores, I found one that matched beautifully.

My china is Fitzgerald by Noritake. I think it looks beautiful in the china cabinet (this is where it gets used the most).

And if your name is Holly, and this is your china pattern, you have to have these salad plates.

This is the corner next to the the china cabinet. This chair also belonged to my grandmother. It fits perfectly in this room.

Many people ask me how I came up with the name for our blog. Here is part of the reason for the name "Tales from Waters Edge". This is the view from our dining room. It used to be a better view before a house was built across the street, but it is still a nice view from our upstairs and gazebo front porch.

You might have noticed a chair missing from our dining room table. Well, our breakfast table only came with two chairs. Now that we have this little cutie, we need three chairs. So, I stole one of our dining room chairs for our breakfast room table. I guess we could get a regular high chair, but the little one we have seems to work great for Scout and doesn't take up much room.

Hope you enjoyed our dining room! Come back next week for a tour of our kitchen (I think its kitchens next week) or daily for sweet pictures and adventures of our girl.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Embrace the Camera

Tomorrow, over at The Anderson Crew, is embrace the camera day. The pictures are supposed to be of you and your child or your spouse and your child. I decided that I would try to take some of me and Scout together since we have very few mommy/Scout pictures. I really didn't do too good but here is what we got!

I love the first one with Scout's tongue sticking out! I love the second one with her thumb in her mouth! She started consistently sucking her thumb this past weekend. Many of her pictures from this week are of her and her thumb.

Scout loves to grab my face, as seen in the first picture. I love the second one; Such a sweet face looking back at mommy.

Happy Thursday and don't forget to Embrace the Camera!

Monday, September 27, 2010


I feel the need to tell you about something I love . . . . The Price is Right. Crazy? I know!!!!!! My love for The Price is Right started right at birth! I would watch it over at my grandmother's house, and my love for it started right then. At that time, it came on during the day and at night. Bob Barker was the most fabulous host. At one time, we even had tickets to go to the show but didn't get to go. And, I know two people who have been contestants (One won and the other lost). Now, as an adult, I would TIVO this fantastic game show during the day when I worked and watch it at night. But, when Drew Carey took over as host, I quit! It just wasn't the same. Well, I am totally giving this favorite of mine another shot and have recently discovered it not only comes on once during the day, but twice!!!!!! My TIVO is set, and I am enjoying TPIR once again.

If you are bored, jump on over to The Price is Right website. There is some neat information about the games and other stuff!

Why do I tell you all this? Because I want this little girl to love The Price is Right. Right now, we don't watch much T.V. But, in the future this will be on our viewing list! Ha! Ha!

Do you love TPIR too? What do you love?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

First Wedding

Today, one of Daniel's former baseball players and friend to out family got married by the lake in a very sweet outdoor ceremony. Timmy, the groom, looked very handsome in his tux along with his brothers, Nick and Jimmy. Both brothers were former students of Daniel. Scout was fantastic during the ceremony. She enjoyed hanging out with her daddy. She slept during most of the reception (we only stayed a little while) which was good. We decided to head out when she woke up. It was a good thing, because she let us know she was hungry as soon as we got home. Here are a few pictures from Scout's first wedding.

Timmy, Scout, Daniel, Nick, Jimmy

Our Little Family

Before the Ceremony

Waiting on the Bride

Beautiful Bride and Handsome Groom

Hanging Out

Congratulations Timmy and Lori! We are so excited for you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Embrace the Camera

Today, over at The Anderson Crew, is embrace the camera day. The pictures are supposed to be of you and your child or your spouse and your child. I decided to use our pictures from after church this week! I think Scout looks so sweet in her little smocked dress.

I hope you have a great Thursday and don't forget to embrace the camera!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Master Bedroom

This week, Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is continuing her "Show Us Your Life" Friday. This weekly linking party began as "Show Us Where You Live", so Kelly is revisiting this idea over the next few weeks. This will give those who missed the home tours the first time to have a chance to get in on the action. This week is living rooms. So, hop on over to Kelly's Korner and sometime tomorrow (I am posting Thursday night) you should be able to find a nice tour of Master Bedrooms.

Our master bedroom is a little plain and simple. The beautiful furniture was from Daniel's bedroom. The sleigh bed is my favorite piece. I love the wall color. This picture doesn't do it justice. It kind of looks sponge painted, but better!

This is the view from the closet. It is a really nice size closet. I would love to show you a picture, but it is way too messy for that!

This is a close up of the picture beside the T.V. I have another print similar to this one, and I would really like to put them above the bed. Our bed used to be in front of the window, so I didn't need anything above it. But, now I do!

Here is Scout's section of our room. Since her room is upstairs, I kind of set up a little area in our room for her. This keeps me from having to go upstairs everytime I need to change her.

This is the view from the master bathroom door. I would love to show you it, but it is messy too!

In the first picture, you can see the little yellow thing beside the bed. This is Scout's "Rock and Play". This is where Scout sleeps at night (If you are a regular reader, you know Scout doesn't sleep during the day), and it has been a lifesaver. If you have a little one, you should check it out. Here she is just hanging out in it in her cute polka dot pajamas!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our Master Bedroom. Come back next week for a tour of the dining room or daily for fun pictures of our little girl.

Guess What I Did Tonight?

Guess what I did tonight?

Yep! I had rice cereal for the first time! Yummy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Celebrating Four Months

Today, Baby Scout, you are four months old.

Sleeping Patterns: Baby Scout, you really have not gotten into a good sleep schedule. Mommy talked to your pediatrician about this, and he said this was okay until you are six months. Right now, you usually go to bed sometime between nine and ten. Your normal wake-up time is between seven and eight, but you are getting up once during the night to eat. The time you wake-up during the night is very inconsistent. The last couple of nights, you have woken up more than normal with a belly ache. Each night, we swaddle you, and daddy rocks you to sleep. As of right now, you are still sleeping in our room in your "Rock and Play". During the day, you don't sleep much at all. You are a cat napper. You might take two or three thirty minute naps in your "Rock and Play" or your car seat. You will sleep longer if someone is holding you.

What You Like To Do: Baby Scout, you love to be outside. We walk two or three times a week, and you really enjoy this time. You might look around or fall asleep in your car seat when we are walking. We also go outside at least once a day to blow bubbles. You get mad when I have to dip the stick to get more bubbles. You like to go over to your Janny's and Granpappy's and swing on the back porch. You are a T.V. watcher. I think you would watch it all day if I would let you. I usually put it on for you when I get in the shower. You like Nick, Jr. I usually try to shower during Jack's Big Music Show, because you seem to enjoy that program. On the weekends, you watch football with me and your daddy. You still enjoy being read to. I bought two of my favorite childhood books (The Monster at the End of this Book and Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree) for you on Ebay, and I enjoy reading them to you. You are usually a very good listener. You still like to play airplane with me and daddy. You have also added "Where's Scout?", peek-a-boo, and get her to your favorite games. Bathtime has brought more excitement because you are now starting to splash and kick.

New Things You Have Done this Month: Baby Scout, you have done so many new things this month. You rolled over for the first time on September 11th. You rolled from front to back. You don't show any interest in rolling from back to front yet. But, you are showing more and more strength in your back and neck. You hold your head up so high and use this new talent to move yourself all over your Dora playmat. You can turn yourself in a complete circle by moving one hand and then the other. You will do this to get closer to a toy. You can usually pass your toys from one hand to the other, too. Your new favorite thing is to pull up to standing while holding someone's hands. You are so proud when you get to the standing position; Your legs are so strong. You also laugh out loud so much and have started to do a fake cough to get attention. You also do very good sitting up in your Bumbo. You like to sit in your Bumbo and look at yourself in your mirror. You have started to become a drool monster and are very aware of your hands and other objects. You have finally developed the coordination to get them to your mouth. You have tried two of your new big toys this month - The Jumperoo and Exersauser. You love the Jumperoo but are not quite strong enough for the Exersauser, yet! Chipper has become your new attention getter. You like to watch his tail and grab his hair. This month has brought us your first sickness - a yucky little cold that seemed to last forever. We took you to the doctor, but you were already better. We also take you out a lot more now - every Tuesday, we go to Kindermusik and every Wednesday, we go to the library for storytime (this is new this month).

Eating Patterns: Baby Scout, you eat 4 to 5 times a day. You nurse every two hours for about fifteen minutes. You also are now waking up to eat once during the night. You still spit up quite a bit. You don't hurl as much as you used to.

Dislikes: Baby Scout, I can't think of a single thing you dislike. Sometimes, you do get upset though. Mostly, you fuss when you are sleepy or have a belly ache. You won't let anyone besides me and daddy hold you for too long and cry if you are hungry. You can be a little high maintenance sometimes, but I think you get it honestly.

Diaper Size: Scout, you wear a Size 2 diaper.

Clothes Size: Scout, you wear size 3 - 6 months clothes, your pajamas are size 3 - 6 months, and your onesies are 3 - 6 months.

Eye/Hair Color: Scout, right now, your eyes are a green color, but I think they are going to turn brown. Your hair is brown with a little red tint to it. I think you might end up a red head. You also have little curls starting to form.

You are four months old!
You are such an active girl!
Mommy and daddy wouldn't know what to do without you!
We love you!