Wednesday, August 31, 2005

More Video!

Here's some fun video of Chase. (I know people don't want to watch a long video of my kid and plus it takes up a lot of room on my server so that's why all my videos are short and sweet. :)
Chase smiling...
Chase "talking"...

Oh, and by the way I would also like to say that no one should brag on their kids. Because as soon as you do they prove you wrong. Chase decided to be a late nighter again last night.... (yawn)

Haha...just found some video of Preston when he was first trying out the video camera. Better check this out fast b/c when he sees it he'll probably make me take it off. ha :) Click to watch...

Monday, August 29, 2005

He sleeps!

Chase slept for 8 hours straight last night! And then capped it off with another 3 hours after eating! He went to bed at 8:30 and woke up at 4:30 then slept until 7:30! Yay! Tonight he has been in bed since 9:00. It's soooo nice b/c then Preston and I can just hang out or do things like post a blog or read a Fantasy Football magazine after he is in bed. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Five Generations

Not everyone gets to have their picture made with their great great grandmother. Chase is one of the lucky ones. :)

Preston, Chase, Lucy, and I all visited my parents this weekend (I had a wedding to go to). We had a great time. Chase did awesome on the trip down there and back. He slept most of the time. He even slept really great at night. Saturday was officially his first night to "sleep through the night". (I read that 6 hours at a time technically means sleeping through the night.) He slept for 6 and half hours!!! Way to go Chase! It was a great first road trip.

Anyway here is the five-generation picture. My great grandmother (Chase's great great) is 97 years old. Believe it or not her twin sister lives with her at the nursing home (pictured). And of course I had to add a few more pictures of our family.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Aunt Leah has Arrived

Chase would like everyone to know that his new baby sitter has arrived in OKC. Leah is starting school at OC as a freshman this year and we're so glad she's here!

We had a great weekend with my family getting Leah (and her roommate Ashley) all moved in. Her dorm room looks really cool. The whole process made me think back on when I moved into the dorms for the first time at ACU. Man, those were fun times. I got out the old college days scrap book and made myself downright depressed. I'm over it now but I sure do miss all the college buddies. :( Here's some memories for all you ACUers who keep up with our blog...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Sleepy?...Then go to sleep already!

Why don't babies go to sleep when they are sleepy? I don't get it. I don't know how many times last night I rocked Chase to sleep or got him back to sleep after he was in his crib only to have him wake right back up. One time in particular I was rocking him on my shoulder and he fell asleep, he even had the deep sleep breathing going on, and when I took him to the crib and leaned all the way down with him into the crib, only letting go at the last second, and when I stood back up straight his eyes were wide open. Not crying...just kind of a happy "nice try mom" grin on his face. How do you get mad at a happy smiling baby? A few hours later at 1:00 in the morning when he's still not asleep, that's how. So for the second night in a row I fell asleep on the couch to Baby Einstein while Chase sat in his swing until he was finally out at 1:30. But I guess it's not so bad since he does sleep in in the mornings and it's not like he was crying all night...he was just awake. I just need him to shift that sleep time back at least 2 hours. :) Thank goodness it's Friday. Preston has late nights on the weekends! woo-hoo!

Here's some fun video from last weekend. I am holding Chase and the whole family, 5 people, with 3 different cameras and 1 video camera were trying to capture Chase's smile. Listen to the reaction! He's been smiling so much lately. He now likes the "Little Piggy Went to Market" game. He thinks that's funny. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

A Fun Time With Family

Chase got to meet his Great Grandma and his great Aunt this weekend! Very fun. We had a great time with the two of them as well as Preston's parents. Butch and Melanie (aka Daddy Butch and Mama Mel) were here from Tuesday to Sunday and were a tremendous help. Chase had a few bad nights and it was so great to have them here to help out. I like to think that now Chase is back on track with his days and nights but you never know what tonight will bring. I'm sure he'll do great.

Today was the first day that I got to go back to the gym to my step class! It was really fun! I just feel so much better when I'm getting exercise regularly. Preston kept Chase while I went to the gym and then Preston went jogging when I got home. He jogged to the grocery store and bought some macaroni and cheese. Yep...that's right...he jogged to get exercise and then came home and we had a healthy serving of mac cheese. haha. Oh well.

This coming weekend my mom and dad are moving my sister Leah here to college. She's very excited...and so am I!

This is a picture of Chase in his new Exersaucer that his Great Mema and Great Aunt Sharon bought him. :) He'll love it when he's a little bigger! Thank you guys!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Some Good Pictures

So Chase has had a rough last few days. But today has been great! He's just been a perfect little angel today. The two of us are having a great Monday together. (Though we're ready for Preston to come home. :) The day started out great because he was lying on my bed this morning when I came over to pick him up as I was singing to him and HE SMILED AT ME! I know he was smiling this time. It was so cute. I got him to do it several times. He was looking right at me and I could tell in his eyes that it was the real thing and not just an accident. I really hope we can get him to do it again when Preston gets home!

We had a super fun weekend. Luke and Sara were here from Austin and we had a great time. I just wish that Chase hadn't been in such a bad mood most of the time they were here. Maybe we didn't scare them too much...they are expecting in late October.

Preston's parents will be here tomorrow for a visit!

Here are a few cute pictures recently taken of Chase. Click here to see these and more...

Friday, August 05, 2005

The Baby Swing is AWESOME!

Hey everyone! First, let me give an apology to all of you who think that I'm a blogging slacker....because, well, I am. I'll try to do better. I know that many of you (grandparents in particular) would like to see more pictures and updates. :)

Now to the title of this swings are awesome! Chase loves his! He has to be in a fairly good mood to put him in it but once he's there, he'll just sit there and hang out or fall asleep. Today I also tried out the Baby Einstein video that we have. It was so seemed to me that he was actually watching it for a while. My cousins call it baby crack. There may be some truth to that.

You know what else is awesome...gas drops. We had a few bad days and one seriously bad day...lots of crying, etc. After using the drops, all has been great ever since. I actually had time to write a blog entry at the end of the bad day but I decided not to since I would probable have said something not very nice. I remember thinking a few times that day, "What have I done!!?" But that moment passed and everything is great now.

Leah (my sister) came back for a visit and it was very helpful having her here. She is also a very good cook and made dinner and a pie for Preston and I. Thanks Leah! Sara and Luke are coming for a visit this weekend (they are on their way right now), and Preston's parents are coming next week and staying about 6 days. While they are here, Preston's Mema and Aunt Sharon are coming from Alabama for a couple of days! We're really excited to see everyone.

Man it is REALLY raining out side. It hasn't rained in ages and all the sudden it is completely pouring and the wind is crazy...and it kind of even looks like the sun is shining. Weird!

Here are a couple of pictures from the last few days. My friend Jen let me borrow a sling and it has been great. The other is of Chase in his new fireman P.J.s. What do you think granddaddy! (Chase's granddaddy, my dad is a fireman for those of you who don't know.)

The wind has completely stopped and it's just barely sprinkling now. Crazy Oklahoma weather!