Saturday, May 29, 2010

before and after


Thursday, May 27, 2010

10 months

As of yesterday, this sweet baby is 10 months. She brings us so much joy every day; I can't believe we lived without her for 10 years.

teething is no fun

Birdie has had a rough couple of days (and nights) from teething, and her teeth still haven't cut through. Is there anything sadder than a sick baby?

This is her "If you would just give me that camera, it would make me feel better, Momma" plea.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

little monkey

I love this little monkey.

It looks like she's mad here, but she was really laughing--and really trying hard to get the camera.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Galveston Island

We went back to the beach this past weekend. The weather and water couldn't have been better. Birdie really liked the water and waves this time. She does not like wearing her sunglasses, however.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

what does a dog say?

Birdie and I read lots of books together, and I do the usual, "What does a ____ say?" when reading animal books. Now, call me crazy, but about a week ago, before I could answer "What does a dog say?" with a "woof, woof, woof," I swear I heard a faint, "hoof, fff" from Birdie. I thought I might really be reaching, so I've tried it a few other times, and I think she's really doing it. I think it's possible that she knows that dog sound, because her favorite and oldest book has a button that makes that sound, and it's about different depictions of dogs. See for yourself, and you won't hurt my feelings if you tell me I'm imagining it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Birdie crawled for the first time today! It was so amazing and exciting to watch. I'm so thankful I was with her to see it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Birdie's nursery is almost finished! I had these tiles hanging in my sewing room long before I ever knew I'd have Birdie August.I've finally finished a mobile I started right before the move. She's a little old for a mobile now, so it's mainly for decoration, but she's still interested in it.

my favorite peeps

I sure love these two.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Birdie essentially skipped creamed baby food and went straight to finger food. She's eating pear pieces here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

out and about

Although I would love to stay inside so I could finish putting this house together, Birdie is not down with that. So, we have been out on play dates and doing stuff around the neighborhood. She loves the swing, and I finally remembered to bring the camera. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day beach trip

What a great weekend! We had a neighborhood-wide garage sale on Saturday, and I made enough money to buy a chandelier I want for Birdie's nursery, and then we went antique shopping for a new entryway table. Then today, Birdie and Daddy took me to the beach, my very favorite activity, for my first Mother's Day. The weather was practically perfect and we had a wonderful time.
Birdie wasn't so sure about getting her feet in the water. She'd automatically lift her legs up into the air whenever we'd try to put her in it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

chocolate nursery

Birdie's nursery is dark brown with white furniture. I think she likes it.
Sing it, sister!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

getting settled

We are slowly getting settled into the house. Grandma came for 5 days last week, and I was able to get the rest of the boxes unpacked and two more rooms painted. Birdie enjoyed their time together. Thanks, Grandma!

Monday, May 3, 2010

hanging out

Pushups with Daddy.

Talking with Big Daddy and Bebe.