Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Outfit?

Now that we have a theme I can start to plan details.  I love planning events whether they are big or small so this is a lot of fun to me!  I've narrowed it down to 3 different outfit choices for our little ladybug so now I need your input again :-)

Here are the options:
From: 3littleprincesstutus on Etsy
From: PJQuilts on Etsy
From: PJQuilts on Etsy

The Winner is...


Now off to plan some more...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Help me choose!

I've been thinking a lot lately about Samantha's 1st birthday party and I've always imagined it being in a Ladybug theme because I've always called her "bug" or "buggy". However, lately I've come up with a few other ideas that I love and I can't make the decision. That's where you come in! I've created a poll for you all to vote on. Please help me with the decision :-) I'm thinking I may use this poll option as a way to plan several different areas of her party!


In case you don't know, every spring in Texas we get beautiful patches of bluebonnets along the highways and country roads.  It is typically a tradition with Texans to take their children out and plop them in one of these patches and take their pictures.  Of course I felt like I could not miss this opportunity with Samantha!  Unfortunately, she decided right off the bat to make it as difficult as possible...

Here's how it went:
Right away we knew this might not go so well

While Daddy is consoling, I will just take pretty flower pictures

Dang it!  My shadow got in the way

More pretty flower pictures...

And more...

The consoling wasn't working

We even tried bribing with Daddy's phone

And now she's too busy texting to even look at the camera...

At first I thought we would just try again on another day but the more I thought about it the more I thought that I captured what I needed to.  I got my baby in the bluebonnets and got her true reaction.  She was a little freaked out by the flowers themselves and was hungry.  We'll try again next year!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

9 Month Check-Up Appointment

Today we had Sam's 9 month check-up appointment.  I was really looking forward to this one because no shots were involved and I was really interested to see how much she was growing.

We were the only people in the waiting room this morning which was kind of nice and Sam was big enough this time to play with the toys they had there.  She was so excited and was very proud of herself for figuring it out.
Once we were called back they checked her height and head circumference.  Once those were done they walked us back to the baby scale and weighed her.  The doctor was nice as usual and said that Sam is growing like a weed and looking great.  Her height is still in the 90-95% range so she's very tall.
She was very well behaved at the appointment and that made things so much easier for everyone involved!  I had to take her by myself today (Blake usually comes with us) so I was crossing my fingers for an easy visit. 

Here are her stats:
Height = 29 1/4 inches (up 2 1/4 inches from 6 month appt.)
Weight = 19 lbs 3.5 oz (up almost 3 lbs from 6 month appt.)
Head = 17 3/4 inches (up 1 1/4 inches!)

Monday, April 4, 2011

9 Months

I can't believe that my sweet, tiny little baby is now 9 months old.

She has quickly become a pro at pulling herself up to get into whatever she can reach and she crawls like she has a turbo button hidden somewhere.  She loves to play in the tupperware cabinet in the kitchen while I cook and tries to get into the refrigerator whenever it's opened.  Lately, she has been trying so hard to stand up on her own in the middle of the floor.  Every once in a while she'll let go of something while standing up and not realize that there's nothing holding her up and once she realizes it she panics and sits down.  It won't be long now before she's running through the house!  We have her 9 month appointment on Wednesday so we'll get to see how much she's weighing and if she's grown any taller.

Go Rangers!

It's here!  Baseball season is finally back!  To celebrate packed up Samantha and took her to her very first Texas Rangers game. 
Sam had already had a busy morning of shopping with her Memaw so she was already pretty sleepy.  She ended up sleeping through half of the game, even with all of the crazy noise!  Once she woke up she was in a little bit of a better mood and enjoyed some french fries with her mommy and daddy.

Daddy even bought her a Texas Rangers shirt which she wasn't so thrilled to be wearing.  This was probably due to the fact that I just put it on over the outfit she already had on and it was very hot outside.
Once I took the shirt off she was feeling much better.  We enjoyed the rest of the game and even better was that the Rangers swept the Boston Red Sox in the series!!