Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April Showers continued...

As promised here are the pictures from the Shower that Sandy threw.
Mark's godmother, Sandy
My mom, Suzy and Sandy

One of the cute outfits that my mom bought Chloe.

Also, I can't resist posting these. Her first holiday with us will be Fourth of July! So naturally, I had to get her an outfit for it.  Here is what our little sparkler will be wearing:

And, my friend Melissa Cole will be taking Chloe's newborn pics around 1 week old. I finally settled on some outfits for her picture. I bought these from Etsy and am now waiting for delivery.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Showers

It has been raining a lot here in the Austin area. But, I'm not talking about rain. The past two weekends have been shower weekends for baby Chloe. I should be finishing up my 'thank you' notes right now, and I will, but I wanted to share some of the fun we've been having around here.

Last weekend my friends Stephanie and Katie threw a shower for us. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They made a beautiful diaper cake for Chloe and had a bib decorating station for all of our guests to make Chloe a bib. They also put up mommy and daddy baby pictures. It was so cute to see my hubby as a baby and think about which of our features Chloe will have.

We played games. Suzy (Mark's mom) won the contest for guesing how big my tummy was but his Granny came a very, very close second! This picture is Mark's cousin, Abby, measuring my tummy to see if she was right.

Me and Mom

Grantham Family
(from right to left: Abby, Nancy, Granny, Me, Suzy and Ellen)

We had another shower on April 17. Mark's godmother, Sandy, hosted the shower. Sandy made the cutest wreath out of cloth diapers! My mom has pictures from that shower. So I will post them when I have copies.

The best part of both showers? I got to see my parents two weekends in a row!

A couple of other items I should share:

  1. Mark started a new job two weeks ago. So far, he is loving it. He's doing close to the same thing but with a different company. He's also in the I.T. industry now and not hardware/software. This opportunity just kind of fell in his lap so after many prayers, we are confident that this is meant to be.

  2. Mark finished tiling and grouting the tub! He finished today. The plan is to have the resurfacing company come to their magic this week sometime. Slow and steady with this project.

  3. I'm getting everything washed for Chloe and I love the smell of the baby detergent. Everything smells so fresh in her room. Every time I look at the diaper pail, I remember that smell won't last for long :).

  4. I went to the doctor last Tuesday. She showed me how Chloe was laying and told me where to put my hand so I could feel her little foot. I could have guessed what i was feeling but it was nice to have a medical professional say, "Put your hand here. That's her foot." I almost started crying! We start our weekly appointments next Tuesday. The time is near...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Will You Get the Door?

Random confession!

I do not answer the door when Mark is not at home.

I'm sitting here at the computer and catching up on my blog stalking and my doorbell just rang. What do I do? I get really quiet and wait until they go away to even breath! ha ha. I'm not afraid. I just know that 90% of the time it's a sales person. I have no idea why we have so many in our neighborhood but I swear a few times a month someone comes to my door wanting me to buy something. (For the record, I welcome the children selling Scout and school stuff.) I'm talking about the ex-convicts that sell the magazine subscriptions and the skanky girls that try and get us to buy stuff so they can go on the springbreak trip-of-a-lifetime.  Sorry, honey. I'm not paying you to take your shirt off for Girls Gone Wild! What would your father say?

The worst of it, in Austin, are the people that want me to donate to their cause. Here are a few that we've heard from this year: water conservation, computer waste, abused children and recycling tv's. None of these are bad causes. I just don't know who you are; therefore, I'm not giving you my money. So by all means, leave your propaganda on my door and I'll be happy to send a letter to my congressman if I deem your cause causeworthy for my family.

Do you answer your door? Do you have this problem in your neighborhood? Should I turn into 'one of those people' that have the NO SOLICITORS sign on their door? I don't want to but I'm seriously considering it!