Thursday, June 17, 2010


Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?

I love this little boy, his sister, and his baby.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dinner with Friends

Two years ago, I walked into parent baby class with Mason and much to my surprise I heard another southern accent. That was when we first met Paige and Will. Since then, we have been great friends with the H's and we always have a great time hanging out with them. It has been amazing watching our little guys grow up together these past two years and I can't wait to keep watching their friendship bloom.

Here is Mason and Will on their first dinner play date..

And together last weekend...

The guys...

And the ladies...
Here's to many more dinners and laughs!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer in Seattle

When we moved here, I remember people saying there was nothing like a sunny day in Seattle. Being from the south, I thought this was crazy- sunny days are amazing in Georgia and Tennessee, but I have to admit, when the sun comes out in Seattle- Everything is green, the sky is a shade of blue you can only imagine, and being outdoors makes the day memorable.

So today, in honor of our first sunny summer day, we went to Marymoor park. Mason had a blast on the slides, running around the play area and he even ventured to try the dinosaur rocker. Reagan even decided the sun was worth staying awake for. I think she's gonna be a summer child- she loved laying in the grass and watching the sky.

Here she is sporting her Georgia G like a southern gal, but soaking up the rays!
Mason came over to join her and see take a snack/water break!

Since I am always taking pictures, I rarely get to be in one, so I had Steve snap one of Reagan and I . This is our first pictures since she came home from the hospital.

Steve and Mason trying out the dinosaur rocker. Mason wasn't sure at first, but once it got going, he wasn't ready to get off.

Here's to hoping we get more sunny summer days in Seattle. Lord knows we need the vitamin D and color!

Friday, June 4, 2010

20 things from my 20's

This post is about me, so if you only want to read about Mason and Reagan- wait till my next post :)

As I begin my last month in my 20’s I wanted to make a list of 20 things that I experienced in my 20’s that I want to remember. The good, the bad, the ugly. Here is what I came up with.

1. Graduated with my Bachelors from UT- Chattanooga
2. Spent an amazing year traveling the country and meeting wonderful sisters as I served as a chapter consultant for Alpha Delta Pi
3. Stood beside two of my best friends as their maid of honors as they began a new chapter in their lives. I am happy to say when I got married, they stood beside me too!
4. Married my best friend, Steve.
5. Graduated with my masters from the University of Georgia.
6. Got my first “real job” with benefits and all, at Agnes Scott College, in Decatur, GA.
7. In the past 10 years, I have called Chattanooga, Athens, Decatur, and Kirkland home.
8. Experienced my first UGA football game and have bled red and black since.
9. Gave birth twice to my two sweet children- I now understand unconditional love.
10. Got a tattoo. Something I know my parents and Steve weren’t too happy about, but that means something special to me and always will.
11. Bought my first NEW car. It had 5 miles on it.
12. Met Rue McClanahan (from Golden Girls) and Bill Gates (not on the same day) but still the only two famous people I have met in the last 10 years.
13. Moved into my first apartment by myself, no roomies, just me.
14. Adapted my first child, Bailey, our blue heeler beagle mix. She is still my baby girl.
15. Bought our first house, we have the mortgage to prove it.
16. Not a happy memory, but while on call, I handled two attempted suicides. Neither one was successful, but I will forever be changed because of them.
17. Lost my maternal grandmother.
18. Learned to knit. I learned to embroider. I learned to stamp. I learned to roll fondant. I learned that crafts calm my nerves. I learned that making things for other people make me happy.
19. I remember where I was when I heard about 9/11 (bedroom @ UTC Place), the beginning of the Iraq war (chapter room at Emory University), Hurricane Katrina (our house in Decatur), Virginia Tech (professional development @Lakeside), and Gulf Oil Spill (hospital having Reagan). These events all reminded me that we are human, people have free will, we can’t control everything and we need to take care of our earth for future generations because we won’t always be here. It reminds me to love my neighbor.
20.Finally, in the last 10 years I can saw I have loved deeply, laughed frequently, drank more than I care to remember, cried often, and would do it all again in a heartbeat.

It was hard to think of bad things so I think I will just say this is my list of memorable events. For what they were worth. Look for my list of 30 things to do in my 30’s coming after the big day! It’s been a great ride so far!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

watch me grow- 1 month

We took Reagan yesterday for her one month appointment. Here are her stats:

weight- 9 lbs. 10 oz. (50-75%)
height- 21 inches (50-75%)
head-15 1/4 (75-90%)

To compare- Mason was 9 lbs 9 oz and 21 1/2 inches long at his one month appointment.

We talked more with our pediatrician about our feeding issues- for those that don't hear about it- Reagan is very gassy and cries a lot with gas, I contributed it to formula, so we switched to soy and it is still happening- but she doesn't always have gas I just thought she was trying to pass it. Yesterday, the light went off, maybe she isn't getting good sleep during the day since she was napping in the living room with Mason and I. I mean would you sleep well with a toddler screaming and throwing toys on the ground? So today is day 1 of napping in our crib. Let's hope it helps.

This is what Reagan is up to this month:
eats about 7 times a day (3 1/2 oz. each time)
now that we are on soy- poos once a day and that is enough- it is SMELLY!
She is staying awake more and more during the day
She follows your face if you walk away or move
she tolerates tummy time (much better than Mason)
had her first real tears
sleeps at least one 4 hour stretch at night

here she is with her bunny that we will use every month to measure her growth

After taking her picture, Mason ran to get his donkey, he wanted to take their picture together. Needless to say, Reagan was done taking pictures, but we tried anyhow.