Friday, October 29, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Guest Rooms

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 guest rooms. So, hop on over to Kelly's Korner and sometime today, and you should be able to find a nice tour of guest rooms.

No words today; Just pictures (mostly)!

Guest Room 1

Guest Room 2 (My Favorite)

Guest Room #3 now looks like this . . . . .

Scout's Room

Which one do you like best and why?

And for fun, one picture of my little cutie . . . . . . . .

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our guest rooms. Check back next week for another room or daily for our adventures with our sweet girl!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Embrace the Camera

You know the drill . . . . . . .
Pictures of you and your child or your spouse and your child.
So, go ahead, link up at The Anderson Crew!

This week, my friends Lisa and Jane took some cute pictures of Scout and I at Kindermusik.

Just Hanging Out

Playing the Drum

We usually always go visit Daddy after Kindermusik, and Scout falls asleep in the car. This week, she couldn't wait and fell asleep at the end of class.


This picture is for our teacher, Jane. My friend Lisa and I made these shirts for Scout, Tara and Nathan on Monday night, and she asked if I would post a picture. I think the shirts turned out Super Cute!

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

Monday, October 25, 2010


This past weekend, we took a little trip to Charleston, SC. One of the boys that Daniel coached plays football for the Citadel, and we wanted to support him by attending one of his college football games. He is a freshman but gets some playing time. His parents are also dear friends of ours, and we enjoyed spending time with them and their sweet daughter and granddaughter. Here are several pictures from our trip. Enjoy!

On the beautiful Citadel campus, the buildings are so unique. The students were all dressed alike and walk like soldiers. We got a kick out of watching them walk to class, because they have to walk so many steps per minute.

This building is in downtown Charleston. It is called the slave market. There were many people in the market making baskets. I wish I would have gotten one, because they were beautiful. There were many other booths as well.
It was recommended to us that we take a carriage ride through the city, so we did. Scout was fantastic the whole time. I was so proud. Here we are on the carriage. Each carriage had a tour guide that told different things about the city as you rode. It was very interesting.

We saw many houses on our tour. Most of them had this layout. Did you notice the porch on the side? All the houses had this because this type porch could cool the entire house before Central Heat and Air. The breeze would come off the rivers (Charleston is on a peninsula.)
This is Clint Eastwood's daughter's house. She is married to a doctor in Charleston. Neat, huh?
After exploring downtown, we took Scout to the beach for the first time. Here she is with Journee strolling down the beach.

I thought this was an amazing picture. I am really not a beach person, but I think this could be a place of relaxation for me.

Our first beach picture as a family. Daniel's brother is getting married at the beach next July, so hopefully we can get some better beach pics then. It was cold and windy at this beach.

Scout's first time in the ocean. She loved the sand and the cold water on her toes. She laughed when we let her touch it. Maybe she will be a beach person.
On Saturday, we loaded up and headed to the game. Before the game, all the students march into the stadium in a parade.
Here is part of the stadium. It is as beautiful and unique as the campus.
Mommy and Scout at the game. She was perfect. Notice her little Citadel shirt. We had to get a 2T because there wasn't any other cute baby clothing in the bookstore. Hopefully, she will get to wear it to a game next year. There were many other things we wanted to do in Charleston but didn't have time, so we plan to try to attend a game next year too!

Some football pictures - Terrance is # 25. The Citadel lost 20 - 0. They turned the ball over ten times. I think we were bad luck.
Journee and Scout got to see the bulldog. Of course, I didn't get a cute pic of them together. This one of Scout and bulldog is pretty cute.
This bulldog is outside the stadium. I love this picture because both girls are sort of looking at me. All weekend long, we tried to get pics of both girls looking, and it hardly ever happened. One would look, the other would turn and vice versa.
Daniel and Terrance together after the game. We are very proud of this young man. Attending the Citadel is very tough (lots of rules). He is doing a good job.
Our family with Terrance after the game. We were so glad it worked out that we could attend. We had a little vacation and enjoyed supporting our hometown athlete.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Kid's Rooms

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 Kid's rooms. I loved looking at these posts when I was pregnant with Scout. So, hop on over to Kelly's Korner (I am posting on Sunday because we have been out of town), and you should be able to find a nice tour of Kid's Room.

Scout's room is an absolute favorite place of mine in our house. We spend hours of our day in her room playing. I enjoyed designing each aspect of her room before her arrival. Now that she is here, I love it even more. Here is the link to the post I did of her nursery when I first posted it on my blog.

Scout's Nursery

I pretty much looks the same except for the hanging of a couple of pictures and all the toys are now scattered all over the floor all the time.

Do you see that big empty space below the picture above? This collage goes there! It has pictures of our maternity and newborn sessions.

Here is our cutie playing in the floor of her room and sitting in her crib.

Hope you enjoyed seeing Scout's room! Come back next week for the next room or daily for adventures of our little girl!

Celebrating Five Months

Today, Baby Scout, you are five months old.

Sleeping Patterns: Baby Scout, you have finally gotten into a good sleep schedule at night. You usually go to bed at 8:00 and wake up between 6:30 - 7:00. We have started a bedtime routine which really seems to work nicely for you. First, you eat your cereal, then you get a bath. Next, we change your diaper and put on your pajamas. We read two or three books and then I nurse you. Most of the time, you fall asleep while you are eating. Sometimes, I have to rock you a little. 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. Even though you are a cat napper, you sort of sleep on a little schedule during the day. You first nap is somewhere around nine. Your second somewhere around 2 - 3 and your last one somewhere around five.

What You Like To Do: Baby Scout, you love to play in your room and in the floor on your Dora playmat. You like to sit in your exersaucer. It is a jungle theme, and you love the music. You still enjoy being read to. Right now, we are reading Halloween books. You are usually a very good listener. You still like to play airplane with me and daddy. You like to play in the bathtub and will kick and splash in the water. You love to watch T.V. eventhough I try not to let you watch it much. You would seriously watch it all day. You also love to play "Where's Scout" and Peek-a-Boo. You really let out the giggles when we play these games with you. You also love to listen to music. I always turn on the music when we play in your room and we do the songs we have learned in Kindermusik. You love to be outside. At your Janny's house, you get to swing on the swing and you really enjoy it. I am thinking about asking Santa to get you a little swing for Christmas. Makayla and I took you to the park, and the swing was your favorite.

New Things You Have Done this Month: Baby Scout, you have done so many new things this month. You have become a thumb sucker. You suck your thumb ALL THE TIME! You sat up for the for the first time on October 7th for about 10 seconds and now you can sit for longer periods of time. You love to sit up in your room and play with your toys. You also tried solid food for the first time as well. We started you on rice cereal on Wednesday, September 22, and you loved it. To date, you have tried squash (your favorite), bananas, avocado, and pears. You attended your first wedding this month and were really well behaved. You also have had your first trip to a park, a pumpkin patch, and a Fall Festival. We also attended MOPS for the first time, but you were able to stay with me in the meeting. This month you began taking baths in the big bathtub with your duck tub inside. You love it because you can really splash and play with your toys.

Eating Patterns: Baby Scout, you eat 5 times a day ( 7:30ish, 10:30ish, 2ish, 5ish and 7:45ish). You nurse every three hours (woohoo!) for about fifteen minutes. You usually do not eat during the night. You have also started solid food. You eat cereal at 8:30, some kind of baby food about 1:00, and cereal with fruit (yum!) at 7:00.

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 3 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. All these are starting to be a little snug. I think you will be in 6 - 9 months clothes soon!

Eye/Hair Color: Scout, right now, your eyes are a green/brown color (different on different days), but I think they are going to turn brown. Your hair is red, and I think you might end up a red head. Your great-grandmother would have loved this as she always wanted a red head. You also have little curls starting to form.

You are five months old!
You are such an happy girl!
Mommy and daddy could just eat you up!
We love you!