Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Easter Bunny

We had plans this week to take Jonah to see the Easter Bunny in either Monroe, Alexandria or Baton Rouge. We figured he would probably hate him just like he did Santa. But, even if he hated him and screamed, we still needed the picture for a memory. We prepped him all the way to Baton Rouge about seeing the Easter Bunny. We went straight to Center Court and he was pretty intrigued by the whole setup. Dan put him down and he walked right towards him. Unfortunately, there was a line so he couldn't go right up. We were afraid that time might increase his fear. But, he just watched everything that was going on.



When it was finally our turn, I walked right up to the bunny and sat beside him. Then Dan walked up and left Jonah standing on his own just watching. Then, he slowly took steps right up to us. I picked him up and let him stand next to the Easter Bunny. After a second, I set him in the bunny's lap and he was fine. He got a little up set when we both walked away from them but immediately calmed down. We ended up with a cute picture, huh?

If you want to look back at his visit with the Easter Bunny last year, you can click here.


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Voting

Back in September of 2006, I went to the Old Courthouse with my mom and dad to vote. Check out that post by clicking here. Well, today was the runoff for the Chief of Police in Vidalia. I went with my mom and dad again today to cast my vote. (Well, not really my vote, I cast daddy's vote for him!)



Wednesday, March 5, 2008

We were tagged!

I was tagged by Audra to list 5 Things You May Not Know About Me. I decided to let the whole family participate. Here goes...

DAN:
1. My doctor won't let me wear flip-flops.
My wife bought the coolest flip flops for me a few years back and I loved them. But, I started having foot problems (plantar fascitis) and the Dr. nixed flip-flops for me. That stinks!
2. I despise having long fingernails.
I cut my fingernails VERY often. I never bite them.
3. I don't like overhead light when I am at home.
I am all about lamps. I turn the overhead light off as soon as I get home. I could go forever without turning an overhead light on.
4. I listen to my IPOD every where I go.
It doesn't matter how long I will be in my car, I turn my IPOD on. That may be what most of you do but most of you probably don't live 1/2 mile from work. I am literally in my car less than 2 minutes but ALWAYS listen to my IPOD for that short time.
5. I always put my left shoe on first. No matter what!
No explanation needed!


JONAH:
1. I always take my right shoe off in the car seat and high chair.
My mom thought something was wrong with me because I always take that shoe off. She thought it was some sort of obsessive thing. Even my teachers at school tell mom that I do it every time they put me in the high chair. A few weeks ago when Kason was here, his mom told us that he does the same thing with his left shoe. That made my mom feel better.
2. If a door is open, I must close it!
I can not see a door open and not close it. It doesn't matter if I am home, at school, the mall, someone else's house, I must close it.
3. I refuse to say Please.
My vocabulary is expanding daily. I say and repeat most anything my parents say. But, I refuse to say please. I've said it once and I am stopping there. They say it every time I ask them for something and try to make me say it before they give me what I want. I just stare at them. I guess someday I might decide to oblige them and be polite but for now, I like to see them cringe when I don't say it.
4. I must have something in my hands when I eat breakfast.
I won't take a bite of my breakfast unless I have something to play with. It doesn't have to be anything exciting, it just has to be something. (ie. a spoon, a car, a book, a bottle of vitamins, etc.)
5. I love hanging out in my closet.
As weird as it may be, one of my favorite places to hang out is in my closet. My mom started putting some toys in there so I will have something to do when I go in there. She is always worried I'm going to get shut in there.

MAX:
1. I love to get in my crate!
It isn't necessarily the crate I love, it is more like the treat I get for going in the crate. I start trembling when I can tell the family is about to leave. That is my signal that it is time to head towards my crate.
2. Sometimes I eat my own vomit.
Don't worry...I won't go into detail on this one!
3. I don't like to get my feet wet.
This creates a big problem when it is raining and I need to take care of business. A few weeks ago, I had to spend the whole day with Dr. Gregg before my surgery. He told my dad that they let me outside several times and I wouldn't go because I didn't want to get my feet wet. People keep telling me I am a dog but I refuse to listen to that garbage.
4. When Jonah cries at night, I always run as fast as I can to his bed in case he happened to throw up.
Once again, no comment is needed!
5. I can catch a Frisbee out of the air.
That may not seem like a super big deal to you but let me remind you that I am a poodle. Poodles are not supposed to be able to do that but I can. I guess that makes me extraordinary! :-)

NICKI:
1. I must answer the phone when it rings.
I don't know why but I cannot let a phone ring without answering it. It isn't because I wonder who is calling because we have Caller ID. It is an obsession I guess.
2. I have dental floss everywhere, chap stick and lotion everywhere.
Anywhere that I spend any amount of time, I have a stash of dental floss, chap stick and lotion right beside me. Look in my desk drawer at work. Check out the basket beside my recliner. Look in my car. The top drawer next to my bed has all three. (Even some of my friends keep it at their house because they know me so well!!!)
3. I am addicted to EMAIL! I check it like 5000 times a day.
I am so over the top addicted to Email. I used to hate to travel because I would be away from a computer too long. Now, (thanks to my boss) I have a Blackberry and get email immediately. That has helped my compulsiveness of having to get to a computer but has probably only fueled the fire.
4. I am not a fan of TV.
That may not be a completely accurate statement because I do watch some TV. But, I would not be the least bit sad if TV went away completely. I am totally one of those people that could give up TV at home and be okay. My only problem is that I would be a widow because my husband would DIE if we didn't have a TV.
5. I always wanted to be a waitress.
When we were in seminary, we made the commitment to work really hard and graduate from seminary with no debt. Because of this, we decided to get part-time jobs to work at nights and the weekends to make extra money to pay for the next semester. I told Dan I was going to apply to be a waitress at one of the many restaurants in Fort Worth. He laughed...OUT LOUD! He said "Baby, you aren't coordinated and you can't carry your glass to the table without spilling it!" I told him I had always wanted to be a waitress and I thought I'd be good at it since I have a friendly personality. He explained to me that no personality could make up for spilling soup in some one's lap. He dashed my hopes of waitressing and I ended up in Customer Service at Dillards!!!!


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Playground Pics

I am LOVING this warm weather. I am equally loving the fact that we live close to a playground and can walk there. My mom took 99 pictures of us at the playground and finally widdled them down to less than 1/3 of that so I could show you.





I was a really big fan of the seesaw. I thought that thing was GRAND. I just giggled every time we went in the air.




After a little while, my dad let me sit in the seat by myself. That made mommy very nervous so she went slow when she sent me into the air. It was hard for her to take pictures while doing that because my face kept going out of the view finder.



I decided to pull my wagon around for a little while. I was picking things up off the ground and putting them in my wagon. Mommy thought it was cute that I was cleaning the yard and took lots of pictures. Then I realized the camera wasn't on me but across the playground pointed at Max!!!
Yeah, silly daddy had Max walking on the balance beam. Max was not a huge fan of this but obliged daddy. I think he thought daddy had treats in his pocket. (he didn't!)
When daddy started paying attention to me again, we got on the seesaw again and I got to ride on my end alone. YAY!

We tackled the big slide next. That may be a little scary for a lot of kids but not me. I climbed right up there like it was no body's business. Daddy wanted to let me slide down by myself but my mom ruined all the fun and said no. She made daddy slide down with me.
We moved over to the shorter slides and I got to go down those all by myself. Well, by myself if you don't consider mommy on one side and daddy on the other side.



After a couple of hours at the playground, we came back home. Daddy did some yard work while I played with my toys. I decided to mow the grass for daddy but there seemed to be a small problem with my mower. I flipped it over to check it out, only to discover it didn't have a blade!! That would explain why the grass never seemed shorter!
I left the mower there and moved on to more important things. (my sand/water table, my slide, my playhouse!)






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Friday

If you remember, I went to the doctor last Friday so Dr. Russ could check my eyes. I had a nice case of pink eye in BOTH eyes These pictures were taken while we waited on Dr. Russ.



Check out this face...I'm (usually) happy even when I don't feel good.
I couldn't go to school and my dad was leaving for Memphis, so I had to go to work with my mom. That meant I got to see Chim.
I even went to lunch with my mom, Chim and Cathy. They walked down Main Street to Vaughan's Bakery so I got to go in my stroller. I just sat in it to eat lunch. That was fine with me because I wasn't feeling all that great
In my mom's never ending quest to get me to eat, she brought a plate to the table for me filled with a spoonful of most everything on the buffet. I settled on strawberries.

I got tired of sitting there, so Chim took me for a stroll down Main Street while my mom and Cathy finished eating.
After we got home, I took a long, much needed nap! When I woke up, I was RARING to go. Man, I had so much energy. I kept standing on the beanbag and my mom kept telling me to sit on my bottom. She was worried I would fall.
But, I would stand right back up until she told me to sit again. I probably would have just sat down like she asked but she pulled the camera out so I took that to mean she wanted me to stand up. Hmmm...grown-ups confuse me sometimes!


I played on my beanbag for a really long time. I thought it was great fun! I kept peering out the window in hopes of seeing my dad but mommy told me he was in Memphis and wouldn't be home until tomorrow.

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