Connor (Andy & Margaret's son) & Jake playing on the stairs. (Actually, Connor climbed the stairs and Jake just watch & laugh. He shows no interest in climbing!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday was just one of those days that nothing seemed to go right. Jake had 2 doctor's appointments on Friday, so Robbie & I just took the day off. We figured that after the 2nd doctor's appointment, we could get a jump start on the trip to Auburn. The day starts out with us showing up at our 8:30 doctor's appointment to a dark empty room. After some investigation, turns out that our scheduling nurse accidentally wrote the wrong date on our appointment card. Our appointment is not until the next Friday. (Our doctor is from Vandy's Children's Hospital, so he is only in Chattanooga every other Friday. He was not even in Chattanooga that day!) ARGGHHH! (On one positive note, at our 2nd doctor's appointment Jake got a clean bill of health. The ear infection is gone!!)
Next, on our way to Auburn, we almost got ran off the road by a crazy woman. ARGGHHH!
Finally, then once we get to Auburn, we pull up to find 2 RVs parked within our tailgating ropes. (The RV lot that we park in opens on Wednesday afternoon. We have a member of our tailgating group, Gary, who lives in Auburn drive the RV over from the storage lot to campus. The lot is first come first serve. Once parked, you rope off the area & space that you will need. Everyone seems to respect everyone's space. So it is very uncommon for some to drive over your marking tape, and park right in the middle of your tailgate!) We had not 1 but 2 Kentucky RV's invade our space! We couldn't believe it!! Robbie went up to talk to the men. They basically said sorry, but they were not moving. I couldn't believe it!! I don't know which I was more surprised at? The fact that they parked within our tailgate or that they were Kentucky fans talking smack! Really?!?! How rude! I walked over just to make sure that Robbie did not kill the men. Robbie was so mad he had to walk away. I told the men that I did not know any Kentucky fans, so they were now my impression the school. I told them that they were great representatives and I'm sure their school was proud to have them as rude & disrespecting fans. ARGGHHH! We usually have around 20-30 at our tailgates, so now we barely had room for the tents & table and no room for parking. Thankfully the RV behind us was an Auburn RV & let us use some of his space. All in all, the rest of the weekend was good & the mean old men tried to make nice. Saturday was freezing so Jake & I (and the rest of the kids & moms) spent most of the tailgate inside. Jake & I stayed at the RV while the rest of the gang went to the game. I can't say that I was envious!
First thing in the morning wearing Daddy's hat
I guess I should have listened to the weather report a little closer when planning Jake's game day outfit! At least we were inside!
Henry driving the RV
Looking out the window Sunday morning
Jake loved looking out the window at everyone. Especially Robbie jumping up hitting the window. His laugh is too funny!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday night we went to a birthday dinner for Lara. Lara has been such a wonderful friend to both Robbie & me (she & Robbie have been friends since junior high!). We were so glad to get to celebrate such a special birthday with a special friend!
Robbie & I at dinner
Kimberly & I with sweet little Addie
Lara blowing out her candles
Robbie & I with Zach & Kimberly at the tailgate on Saturday
Neyland Stadium. (Way too much orange in one place for me!)
This past weekend we traveled down to Birmingham. On Saturday morning, we took some Bush family pictures. Then that afternoon I went to a baby shower for my good college friend, Julie. She & her husband will welcome Baby Jude this December. I'm so excited for them! They are going to make sure wonderful parents! I am mad at myself though, I forgot my camera! So I don't have any pictures from the shower. The shower was great though!! Julie got lots of cute things and she looked so beautiful. We just can't wait to meet Baby Jude soon!
Jake updates: He is into EVERYTHING! Crawling, pulling up, blabbering, biting, laughing. You name it, he is into it! He had his 9 month check up a week or so ago. He weighed 25 pounds (95% percentile) & was 29 inches long (75% percentile). He had a slight ear infection, so we go back to the doctor on Friday to see if it has cleared up. It didn't seem to phase him much! 2 funny things that he loves: 1) Strollers. He loves to be pushed in strollers or even to just sit in one. He gets so excited & kicks his legs. He especially loves the bye-bye buggy at school (big red buggy that sits 6) because it combines 2 things he loves: strollers & other kids! I was dropping him off at school one morning, when some kids in his class were returning from having make-up school pictures made down the hall. Jake was happily playing, but as soon as he saw the buggy with some of his classmates getting off, he thought that he had missed the buggy ride. He had a complete meltdown. He was crying, crawling over & trying to get into the buggy. He thought that they had taken a buggy ride without him! It was sad but funny! The had to push him around the room in the umbrella stroller to calm him down. The other thing he loves: 2) To be startled. At first you think you have scared him & he will cry, but then he bursts out laughing. He loves for you to jump out & scare him. He also loves anything to pop out of something. They got a new toy at daycare that he loves. A little lion pops out of the toy. One morning I was playing with him with it. He was laughing so hard he feel over. I'm pretty sure he peed his diaper he was laughing so hard! This is such a fun age! It is more challenging, but so much more entertaining! Below are some pictures from different mornings of him before school.
Can you tell I love monkey stuff!! I think that will be the theme of his 1st birthday!
Below is a random video that I shot the other night. Shows a little bit of him crawling, pulling up, blabbering & clapping. All some of his favorite things to do!