Friday, October 28, 2005

Another Picture

Here's a good picture from Wendi and Wade's shower that we went to a couple of weekends ago that I just got. They are getting married next month! Mama Mel bought Chase a tux to wear! You'll have to be looking for pictures of that coming soon!

Chase is getting soooo big. I can hardly believe it! He's holding his head up really well now, he's rolling over, he's discovered and likes to grab his feet, he's interested in toys and will try grabbing them with his hands (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), he sits in his exersaucer and loves it (pictured), and not to mention that he and his infant carrier are getting REALLY heavy to carry around! I feel like I should be gaining a ton of muscle in my arms...too bad they don't look it.

P.S. I came in dead last in our fantasy football league this week. I told Mel (who came in 2nd to last) that we need to be on the 8th grade B-team...if there were such a fantasy league.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Guess what Chase can do...and where he's been!

Chase can roll over!'s probably more like a fall-over but he does it all by himself! I've tried to capture it on video and I haven't gotten a very good one yet, but here's one to look at. (Click here to see) He did it on Saturday night while he was hanging out with daddy. That's right, I missed the first one (I was at a girls night), but I'm really glad Preston got to witness this "first" since it's likely that I'll catch most of them since I'm with Chase more.

And where has Chase been?... Well he's three months old and he has been to these states: New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania (and of course OK and TX). Chase and I tagged along with Preston to a business trip this past week. We flew into and out of Philadelphia, were in Atlantic City most of the time, and took a day trip to NYC. We took the Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty over to the city and took a cab to Times Square where we had dinner. Very fun. Below is a picture of Chase and Preston in the front of a cab. Chase is looking at the driver like "I don't know about this guy." haha. (Notice the ACU hat, Leslie!) We also loved being in Atlantic City. Some friends (Rick, Lori, and Carter) were also there so the moms and babies had fun during the day shopping, checking out the boardwalk, eating, and more shopping. I think Preston and Rick really enjoyed their conference. In the evenings we went to dinner and saw the sites around town. Lori and I did manage to lose one dollar each at the slot machines in one of the many casinos. But we were quickly asked to leave the casino floor because our kids were not 18 or older. I was like "no kidding...he's not 18 yet...he's asleep in a stroller." Oh well, probably all for the best. I'm sure we looked really classy rolling our babies into the casino and sitting down at the slot machines. haha. Chase got to go swimming for the first time and wear his swimsuit that Grammy bought him. Too bad it will probably be the one and only time to wear it. :) As far as the plane ride went Chase did really well. He slept probably 90% of the time we were in the air. He did have about 10 good minutes of annoying everyone around us. Oh well, we'll never see them again. :)

Last weekend, before our trip we went to Dallas to Wendi and Wade's shower. It was a lot of fun to see all of the Wattersons. This weekend my sister, Amy, came to visit and we had a great relaxing weekend just hanging out. Chase got to see all of his aunts (and almost uncles) in the last week or so!

Oh and I've also included a picture of Lucy in her hoodie!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

3 Months

Chase: So Chase is 3 months old today! Wow! Where is the time going?! He's really a lot of fun right now. He's very interactive and likes to smile at everyone. He's starting to be very interested in his feet and hands. He'll be grabbing toys and everything else with those hands before I know it! I keep catching the little stinker trying to suck his thumb (pictured). I try not to let him but I may not win this battle.

Supper Thyme: You can just call me Betty Crocker! Last night some of my girl friends and I went to a place called Supper Thyme where you make 12 meals that you can take home and freeze and cook when you want. It was really fun and really easy! They had free drinks, cookies, and pizza for us to munch on while we cooked. They even cleaned everything up for us when we were done at each station. And now I have 12 ready to heat/cook meals in my freezer! I recommend it to anyone!

Preston: Preston recently got a new job in his company. (Same place, new title.) I think he's really going to like it. He's also hard at work in grad school at OU. He had a test today...hope it went well! Even with all this he manages to be the leader of our fantasy football league! Way to go P. But just know, I'm planning to make a come-back!

Prayer Request: Our friends Jen and Josh are having a very important ultrasound to see how their baby is doing tomorrow. Please pray that they will get a good report.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

In comes the cold weather!

Weather: When I got up this morning it was 50 something outside....I don't know if it still is or not but it's pretty chilly! I love it...for now. :) I was really getting tired of the super hot weather all the way through September. Yesterday as the cold front rolled in I decided to take Lucy and Chase for a walk. I bundled Chase up with a blankie and I put my coat on and off we went. We were a good ways from the house when low and behold it started sprinkling. I put Chase's shades over him and my hood on me and took off back to the house at a jog....then it started raining harder. What can you do but laugh and run faster...poor Lucy, I just drug her along...Chase was smiling through the whole thing though!

Chase Update: Chase is really interactive these days...he loves to look at your face and smile...even laugh some times. Leah found that his thighs are cute when he laughs about that! He'll have a "conversation" with me by making "ah" noises and then I'll do it back and then he'll do it again. He'll also hang onto a toy and put it in his mouth if I actually put the toy in his hand...he still hasn't gotten the grabbing thing down.

Click on Chase's picture to see a bigger view.

Lost!: So my favorite show by far is Lost! So good. If you're not a fan you should just skip over this paragraph. Here's where I would like for you to post a comment and let me know your theories or predictions about the show. Preston and I got online and looked around at what people thought about last night's show. There are lots of "sub-websites" that have been created for our entertainment....they are meant to look real but are obviously for the show...created by the guys at ABC no doubt. I have a theory. I realize that this is not a valid theory as far as how the show is going to turn out but here goes...stay with me here: So Jack said that this (the hatch and the guy in it) was probably all a big experiment and the guys that set it up are sitting back having a good laugh seeing if he would continue to put in the numbers and press the button. Now Jack and John seem to be sucked into this "experiment" where they feel that they just have to press the button every 108 minutes...all for nothing... Now here we are, the audience, sucked into watching Lost and feel that we have to gather in front of the TV every week and read all their fake websites and the guys back at ABC are sitting back having a good laugh seeing if we, the viewers, will continue to do it, watching the show and visiting websites that are all for nothing. We're just a greater experiment. But you know what, I'll gladly take up the challenge and be a part of this thing because there's no way I'm missing it next Wednesday!