Friday, August 31, 2007

Favorite Candy That has Chocolate In It

I love Reese's peanut butter cups! I especially like the holiday versions (Easter eggs, Christmas trees, etc.) because they have extra peanut butter. I LOVE peanut butter!! I also like the white chocolate and dark chocolate varieties. I don't care so much for the kinds that have all the extra stuff - crispy wafer, crunchy peanut butter, etc. - I like plain old creamy peanut butter covered in chocolate!! YUMMMMMM.....

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Mama/Gram Gram
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
And MANY more.......

Saturday, August 25, 2007

More things Cole has said recently...

(Stopping at a stoplight)
Cole: "GO GO GO GO"
Me: "Cole, we have to wait our turn."
Cole: "My turn, my turn, MY TURN!"
Me: "No we have to wait for the light to turn green."
Cole: "MY TURN!"
(Light turns green and we proceed through intersection)
Me: "Cole now it's our turn."
Cole: "(S)top, (s)top, (s)top Mama."

  • "Await now." (Awake now.)
  • Regarding the zit on my chin - "Mama boo-boo. Fall Down. Hurt."
  • "No nap."
  • "No eat. Play now."
  • "Mama ree boot." (Mama read book.)
  • "Eat more."
  • Regarding the car Matt usually drives, "Daddy car."
  • Regarding the car I usually drive, "Cole car."
And my new favorite......

When he completes a frustrating task, such as putting the covers back on the armrests of his car seat or turning the light in the bathroom on,
"Got it myself!"

Friday, August 24, 2007

Favorite Thing About Fall

Since I don't think Fall is ever going to arrive, I thought I would let you know what I am missing most. My favorite thing about fall is the crispness in the air. I love the way it makes it "feel" like football. I am really ready for the air to feel crisp instead of my grass!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What can happen when you are blogging and your baby is very sleepy but will not lay down for a nap

All of a sudden it got very quiet. I turned around and this is what I saw. She is just too cute!!!

Proof that I didn't leave her in the exersaucer

Over the mountains and through the woods...

We spent a few days at my parents house this weekend. It was so great to see them and so hard to leave. I really do wish we could live closer to them. Anyway, we had a great time while we were there. Mom & I got to spend some time together just the two of us and that was really nice. We got to eat the best pizza and wings at one of our favorite local restaurants. We drove up to Blowing Rock and had a picnic and some of the yummiest ice cream I have ever had. Cole had a great time playing at the park with Papa and Gram Gram. We got to spend an evening with my Uncle Chris and Aunt Beth and a little bit of time with my cousin Taylor. Cole got very attached to each of them and has been talking about them ever since (it probably helps that Taylor handed some old toys down to him that he loves -- Thank you Taylor!) Mom helped me start making a dress for Savannah that I am going to finish sewing on my own. I will post a picture of it when it is done. All in all it was a wonderful little vacation - it just went by too fast. Here are some pics from our trip!

This is the best nap couch in the whole world. Savannah has now gotten that wonderful nap experience.

Playing with Papa

Cole climbing...this was so out of character for him ---HAHAHA!

Picnic at a park in Blowing Rock

Looking at the fish at "Chris and Bess (Beth)" house.

Want to know what Savannah will probably look like when she is older? My cousin Taylor is holding her in this picture. We looked at some of Taylor's baby pictures while we were there and there is a definite resemblance between these two.

Papa trying to feed Savannah applesauce.

"MMMMM...So Gooooood! Thanks cousin Ben for leaving some strawberry applesauce for me!"

Cole was so good in the car on the way home. Portable DVD players and naps are wonderful!

A good little traveler.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Favorite College Football Team

WoooPigSooie! Go Razorbacks!! Or as Cole would say "Wooooo Pig Soo Soo!! Go Azorbacks!" I am so proud of him. Savannah is learning to call the hogs too!!

If I can ever get my videos to post I will put one on here of the kids "callin' the hogs". It is so funny!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

3 years and counting...

Three years ago today I married my best friend. Who knew so much could happen in 3 years?

InfantSEE - Free Eye Exam for Children in their first year of Life

I just recently found out about a national public health program that offers free comprehensive eye exams to children once during their first year of life. I took Savannah today and she has perfectly healthy eyes. I only wish I had known about this before Cole turned one. Our pediatrician recommended an optometrist to us. Click on the above link for more info and to locate a doctor.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Recent things Cole has said...

Me: "What is your whole name?"
Cole: "Mattew Cole No No!"

Conversations with Cole are hilarious these days. His vocabulary and personality are growing everyday. Here are a few things he has said recently...

  1. To the tune of the Alphabet song "O, P, O, P, O, P, O, P, R, S, T, EW, V, DOUBLE, X, Y, Z, sing with me -- Cole..."
  2. While changing his teddy bears diaper "More wipe, Gross, Dry Now."
  3. While eating pretty much anything, "MMMMMMMMMMMMM (head shake), SO GOOD!!"
  4. "Help, Pease"
  5. "Hey Mama"
  6. "Too loud!!!"
  7. During a dirty diaper change, "Cole tinks, Cole tinks"
  8. "Wooooooo, Pig Soo Soo"
  9. "My turn, my turn, MY TURN"
  10. "Va-Va" - His version of Savannah

Monday, August 6, 2007

Cole's ER Debut & the Kindness of Strangers

At 11:00 this morning Cole, Savannah, & I were making our way into Wal-Mart. About 5 ft. from the front door Cole tripped and fell. From the sound that was made as his head hit the concrete, I knew I didn't really want to see the right side of his forehead nor did I have any idea what I was going to do with Savannah who I was carrying in my left arm. At about the instant I decided I was just going to have to set her down on the ground, a mother with her small child came out of Wal-Mart with a cart full of stuff and asked what she could do. So she held Savannah for me while I took a good look at Cole. As expected he had a GIGANTIC goose egg above his right eye. Another mother had come up behind us and offered her help as well. She went in and got an entire bag of ice for us. A man who had been standing outside Wal-Mart put some ice in a Wal-Mart bag for us so I could hold it on Cole's head. Cole didn't really want the ice, but I was able to hold it on there a little. I quickly called the doctor's office to find out if I should go to see our pediatrician or head to the ER. They said go to the closest ER so that is what we did. The mom who was holding Savannah carried her to the car for me while pushing her cart and buckled her into her car seat while I got Cole into his car seat. Luckily the closest ER is only about 5 min. from Wal-Mart and was not busy at all so we were able so go right back. Matt was able to meet us there shortly after we arrived. Cole is fine and we will just have to watch him closely for a couple of days. He was lucid and acting normal through everything. We will go see our pediatrician for a follow-up in a couple of days. Thank you so much to all of the "strangers" who helped us. I did not hold it together quite as well as this little narrative sounds and if each of those people had not been there to help me I am not sure what I would have done. God really does provide for our every need!!

Here are some pictures of the "boo-boo". Within 2 hours of the fall we were home and watching Veggie Tales. The swelling is already much better than it was. Cole is dancing in circles, jumping, and climbing as usual. Children bounce back so quickly!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Favorite Color

My favorite color is you couldn't tell that from my blog's new color scheme!!!!!