When watching the video below - pls keep your attention on the cute little baby and not the baby talk and off key singing that induces her to laugh...
Dear Aunty Ashley -
I am so glad that you got to come visit me last week. It was great to be the center of attention all the time! My momma was right about how much fun you are. Thanks for the onesies and matching shirt you got for me and momma. I can't wait to come visit you one day in Hawaii and play on the beach! Thanks Aunty Ashley for spending your vacation with me!
P.S. I kept the spitting up and blow out diapers to a minimum just for you!
Blog Alert...this is Keith posting...
Resa has started this Tuesday Tribute thing, which is a really cool thing to do I think. It's nice to stop and think about those that mean the most to you. She wanted to write a tribute to my parents, and thought it would be best if I wrote it. While I think that is an admiral deed and something I could do, I figured I would tribute the person that I think deserves it the most.
The past 4 1/2 months have taught me a lot. Guys always tell you that having a kid is the most amazing thing ever...and I agree...but there are times that are extremely difficult. It challenges your patience and humbles you like nothing I've experienced. I've had the opportunity to spend several nights alone with Carli, and while I treasure those times, they are hard. They usually result in a call to Resa to see what to do, and she always helps. I'm not sure how she does it sometimes. She spends all day alone with this baby, and still holds it together to cook dinner for me at night and do my laundry and everything else to run this house...not to mention working.
So my tribute is to my wife. She is amazing, and I'm truly proud of her. She is totally self-less and the best mom/wife I've ever met. On top of all that, she's my best friend and I'm honestly not sure I could operate without her.
Love ya babe!
Yep - Keith fixed his ladies up with new doors and they both turned out pretty stinkin' good! A big thanks to Pappy and Naggy for their help this wkd, we couldn't have done this all without your help!
Carli's new closet door:
So, I was looking through the Pottery Barn for Kids Magazine this last week and saw this:
It costs a whooping $119! So that wouldn't do, b/c there is no way I could have convinced myself or Keith to spend that much and I didn't have anywhere to hang it. But I liked the idea of hanging it to save floor space for other things...so here is what our sweet Pappy and Daddy built:
We have some touch ups to do and a doorknob to add - but we got two of our new book racks on our new closet door for appx $100 (we had to buy a solid wood closet door to hang it on). I think it turned out perfect! Carli likes it too!
And my new door? It's a storm door! A HUGE BIG thanks to Pappy on helping with this one b/c there is no way Keith and I could have put this up without WWIII occurring! ha! J/K But having Pappy here helped a whole lot. We all love our new storm door and it sure lets a lot of light in our house too!
It was a wonderful Valentine's wkd. You may wandering about what Naggy did all weekend, but really, should you ask? She enjoyed her sweet Grandbaby and that allowed me to do the painting and bossing around with the other projects! :)
Dear Naggy and Pappy -
Word through out the crib is that you are coming to see me tomorrow - I'm very excited. It is important that as my grandparents we set some guidelines out for your visit. Make sure to keep this secret from my Momma and Daddy - for some reason, they want me to stay on some kind of schedule, whatever that is. So between me and you - this is our plan:
Friday: I'm going to help Momma pick you up at the airport and I won't cry when she puts me in the car seat this time. (This is a misleading tactic as she will think I have come to terms with that awful contraption, but I really haven't.) Anyway, I won't cry b/c I must save all my energy for playing! So we will get you from the airport and meet my Daddy for lunch. It will be fun! Then we will go to my house and PLAY, PLAY and PLAY. Yep! We might even go see my Grammy and Pa. That would be awesome, four grandparents all focused on me! I'm not sure what Momma and Daddy will do, but I will stay busy entertaining all my grandparents, after all it is my job! And as hard and tiring playing and entertaining is, we must keep one thing in mind...NO NAPS! As my Naggy and Pappy - it is important that you make sure that happens! That will be our day. Play, play, entertain and NO NAPS!!
Saturday: For some reason, my Momma and Daddy want me to sleep until 7:30 every morning. I think that we should all get up when I am ready. This morning I was ready to go at 5:00! But Momma put me back to bed. So Saturday morning, if I wake up at 5 or 6 or 4:30 - let's stay up! The earlier I wake up, the more time we have to accomplish our goal: PLAY, PLAY, ENTERTAIN and NO NAPS!! Maybe Pappy can help my Daddy with a book case or something, but I'm not too concerned with Momma and Daddy - after all my job is to entertain you! That is why you are coming, right?
Sunday: We go to church on Sunday. I like to play a game with Momma and Daddy and see what kind of funny faces or things they do to try to keep me quiet while the man in the front talks a lot. It should be fun to see what you do too! :)
Monday: Let's not think about that day, Momma says you will have to go home...let's focus on our game plan for the wkd. PLAY, PLAY, ENTERTAIN and NO NAPS!!!
Remember - we must not let Momma and Daddy know about our plan!! Deal?
I can't wait to see you tomorrow Naggy and Pappy!!
Love - Carli Lynn
So - if you haven't seen my new link on the side of the blog - check it out. I thought this was a cool concept and though I may not be able to remember to do this every Tuesday, I am going to try. I think it is a simple, yet amazing idea, to consciously take some time out of my day or blog and let someone out there know how much I, or rather, we, appreciate them. Who better than to start off with one of the most amazing women I have every known. I'm not biased at all.
To my best friend, my inspiration, my hero...my Mom:
I have tried in so many ways to let you know how much you are appreciated. I have so much to be thankful for and so much of that comes from you. I hope that you never doubt how much you are loved and appreciated and how much you mean to me.
My momma has done a great job telling everyone about me and I am appreciative, but sometimes I do not think she sees things the way I do. So I have taken it upon myself to tell the Carli Lynn story, from a baby's perspective (with the typing assistance of my Momma, I can't very well type and chew on my hands at the same time).
8:30 pm - Bath time: I love bath time, really I do. My Daddy thinks that I accidentally kick my legs to splash him with water, but it is no accident. I know exactly at what angle and velocity I need to throw my leg into the water to achieve maximum splash! I did figure out that tinkling in the water does not achieve hardly any splashing - made a note of that.
8:45 pm - Bed Time: Bed time is great. I hold Momma's hand, she talks to me. I get kisses and I smell good. I'm ready for bed time. I like my own space, it is nice. My big caterpillar friend sleeps with me and keeps me company.
2:00 am - I can't breathe! Holy smokes! I can't breathe - there is stuff coming out my nose and when I try to wipe it away it gets on my eyes! Save me! Scream, scream - I must scream!!! Ah - here comes Momma - what is this? What is she doing? It's gonna get me! Ahhhh! Scream!!! Oh - it's just my snot sucker, that's kind of funny! ha ha! But wait, I am hungry. Where did Momma go? Momma? SCREAM!!! Oh - there she is, oh that's nice. I get a dry diaper. Always a plus. Wait, Momma, come back! SCREAM!!! Ah - there she is again. She looks tired. Maybe she needs to use my snot sucker - that would make her smile! Oh good, time to eat....
**I must have gone back to sleep b/c I don't remember anything until...
7:30 am - DADDY!! Woohoo!! I'm rescued, dry diaper, dry diaper...yeah! Feed me - yummy breakfast!
8:00 am - What is this? Why do they keep putting me on the floor? These things hanging above my head, this is really annoying. I keep pushing them away and they come flying back at me...what in the world?!
8:30 am - Hey! There's Momma! What happened? Now I'm on my tummy - no this won't work. I do not like this - SCREAM!!! Oh - hey! How did that happen, now I there are those stupid things above my head again...
9:00 am - Can someone say diaper change?! Oh good, Momma read my mind. How about some clothes? Let me pick...flowers, I want to wear flowers...NO!! Not stripes, Momma what are you thinking?! Take it off!!! Okay, well - BLAH. Took care of that! Can't very well make me where stripes when I spit up on it. Oh good, I like that onesie better...flowers are good.
9:10 am - Mr. Caterpillar!! Long time no see!!
9:50 am - Whose singing to me? What? Wait? I fell asleep? Why am I getting in the car seat? What's going on? I smell something fishy...and it's not my diaper - yet.
10:20 am - Hey I've been here before. There's a nice lady - oh a screaming baby. This might not be good. I might not like this...oh wait, food. Okay, I'm good.
10:45 am - Woohoo!! No clothes! This is great. Check my diaper, I dare you! Ha ha! Surprise Mrs. Nurse!!
10:50 am - Hello Dr. Sorry - no surprises for you, I gave them all to the nurse.
10:55 am - Daddy! Hey I missed you! What's going on? Look Daddy - no pants! Isn't life great?!
10:56 am - Whoa - Mrs. Nurse! What'cha got there. Hey, you seem nice. Ouch, wait, what...OUCH! AHHHH!! SCREAM!! Ouch!!! DADDY!!!!
11:00 am - Okay, if you don't put my pants on I'll hush - mean Mrs. Nurse.
11:15 am - I might need some more food - that nurse really made me mad.
12:00 pm - Car seat, today the car seat's not so bad...so sleepy....
1:20 pm - Are we there yet? Where are we? Momma?! SCREAM!!! Oh - hey! There are you are! Can I eat?
1:45 pm - JUMP! Woohoo! Funny kid on TV - JuMP! Oh no, stuff in my nose - in my eye - on my hand - YUCK does not taste good. SCREAM!!! Ahhh - I love my snot sucker.
1:47 pm - Momma's on the phone - oh here she comes. Woohoo!! Where we going? Oh no, not this thing again. How many times do I have to lay here and bat these things out of my face. Oh - I wander what the IRS did to Momma. She looks mad. Hmmm...better not scream. I can handle things myself.
2:45 pm - Okay Mr. IRS - I have been laying here forever. Can I have my Momma back? Please? I have some issues she needs to address....
3:00 pm - FINALLY - Hi Momma...what'cha smiling at? Oh - that's kind of a not happy smile. Hey look Momma - I pooped!! Can't you see? I pooped! Hey, why are you carrying me like that - give me a hug! I pooped!!
3:01 pm - I get to take a bath? Now? Really? Where is Daddy? Who will I splash water on?
3:03 pm - Woohoo! Bath Time!! Look at all the bubbles!! Why are you scrubbing so hard, Momma? Hey, don't forget between my toes - I'm talented!!
3:10 pm - Ahh, love my towel - lotion's not so bad either.
3:12 pm - What? You said you needed to do laundry anyway - I just thought I would help!
3:15 pm - Mr Caterpillar! I've missed you!!
(Insert Momma's comment: It's been an interesting day!)
4 month check up:
13 lbs 10 oz (50-75%)
25 inches long (96th %)
Okay - so enough about chickens, back to the true reason for this blog - CARLI LYNN!! :) Here is our latest on Carli:
So Ashley tagged me to do this last week - sorry I am slow, but I'm a good sport -
1. Go to the 4th album in the place you store your pictures on your computer
2. Select the 4th picture in that album (no exceptions)
3. Post it in this post with an explanation and link it back to your tagger
4. Tag 4 people to do the same thing
Ha ha! You said no exceptions...so as gross as it is, here you go! Yes, this is a glimpse into my past - a picture of dead chickens at the chicken farm. This is actually a picture Keith took while we were dating to show all his friends and family just what a chicken farm was...and dead chickens are a part of the chicken farm! :) Do you wander now why chicken isn't on the top of my favorite meats list?!
I tag Jessica, Becky, Mindy and Rachael!