Thursday, November 20, 2008

Update on our girls

We've been busy these last few weeks getting ready for our baby girl to get here and trying to enjoy Caroline's last weeks as an "only child". It's weird how excited I am about inviting our new daughter into our lives, but at the same time, it makes me sad to think that these are the last days where it will just be Caroline, Jeff, and me. We are trying to enjoy all of it!

As for the baby's progress, she is doing well. She gave us a couple of scares a week or so ago, but there's nothing to be worried about and all is well. She is making her presence known as I type by telling me to sit up straight with a hard kick to the ribs. We are likely looking at a delivery date of Dec. 2, 3, or 4th. Right at two weeks to go!

Caroline is doing well too. She was making me laugh this morning as she ran around the house in her pajamas, fairy wings, and Cinderella dress-up heels throwing a bouncy ball as hard as she could shouting "bally-ball!" Her personality is definitely her own; in many ways, she is all "girl" with her love of the color pink, all things Disney Princess, and her hair bows, but she definitely has some feisty tom-boy tendencies that I will say (going out on a limb here) come from Jeff. One of the joys of being her parent is seeing that unique personality develop as I pray that God will give me guidance to parent her well!

Caroline continues to have her own funny sayings and one somewhat recent phrase she's adopted cracks me up every time she says it. When she gets out of the bath tub at night and one of us is trying to dry her off, and because it has gotten chillier recently, she whines and complains a little before we can get her robe on her. As she's whining about being cold now, she says in a very whiny voice, "This is not comfortable!" I'm not sure where she got the word "comfortable" from, but for some reason hearing that come out of a three year old is really funny to me.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sorority Row Trick or Treating 2008

So, it's November 11th and I'm just getting around to putting the pictures up of Caroline trick or treating on sorority row.  She had a great time!  She dressed up like Annie and we curled her hair again - she really thinks it's fabulous to have her hair "just like Annie's".  This event has gotten bigger and bigger each year that we've done it.  It's perfect for kids because they close off the street and there are tons of little kids who gets "ohhed" and "ahhed" over by all of the college girls.  One of the highlights this year for Caroline had to be for her to meet a couple of the cheerleaders and a couple of the Golden Girls.  When we watch LSU football games on TV the only thing Caroline is concerned with is where the cheerleaders and dancers are at any given moment.  Here are some pics!  

Caroline and Uncle Neal at the the Kappa house

Caroline getting geared up!

She wanted to be the first one down to the Phi Mu house to start our trek, so we headed down there a little early to get a jump start on the other kids.  

Ready to go!  

I think the expression on her face speaks louder than my words could on this one

Again, she was enthralled with these girls (and notice in the background, there was another "Annie" out there - I was very surprised.  She ended up being the daughter of a guy I was in youth group with at church growing up.  Small world.).