Tuesday, February 27, 2007

smart girl

Last night, when Aubie was taking her bath, she said, "starts with 'W'". I'm not sure why she said this--maybe because I gave her the W sponge bath letter a few minutes before... Anyway, I said, "Water starts with W." And she said, "No. Not water." And I said a quiet "yes it does" and then,"and Washington starts with W." She said, "Washington, yeah. Washington. Washington Carber, you know." "What?" "Washington Carber, you know." "Yeah, George Washington Carver! Did you learn about him in school? What did he do? Did he make peanut butter?" "And paint, and coffee." I talked to her teacher about it today at school, because I didn't know that he made a type of coffee out of peanuts, but he did! Now, I might actually like peanut coffee.

Friday, February 23, 2007

not 2 babies

Well, I had my first prenatal visit today, and so far,I am quite pleased with the group that I am with. The nurses are super nice, and the midwife that I saw today (I'll meet the 2 doctors later) is absolutely wonderful! I hope that she will be able to deliver the baby. And yes, I said the baby. Despite all Aubie's wishes for "two brudders", it is only one baby. And whether it will be a "brudder" or a sister, well, we won't know that for another 12 weeks. Here is a picture of the little "Tweety" as the nurse called it.And here's a picture of Aubie enjoying an ice cream after (somewhat) patiently waiting my 2 1/2 hour doctor's appointment. (Thanks for watching her, Mom!)

Friday, February 16, 2007


Last week, Aubie and I got invited to a play group that encompasses some preschool folks and some Ingleside folks. We couldn't go last Friday, because of Aubie's hair appointment, but we went this morning. Today, everyone was supposed to meet at Barnes and Noble for story time, but it only ended up being 3 moms and their kids (from the playgroup. there were tons of other kids). Amy (the one heading it up) said if it had been at Kangaroo Bob's again, then probably everyone would have shown up. We lucked out at B&N today though. They told 2 stories, gave the kids goldfish, passed out samples of sugar free strawberry Frappucino with whipped cream (for the kids), and when a lot of the children had gone, the storytime lady gave the remainder of the kids a valentine box that sold for $9.95 just 2 days ago. Aubie had a lot of fun dancing on the stage with her friend Mary Katherine from preschool (after story time, of course). It was really nice to talk to some moms this morning too. I feel like I don't really get to do that much. I mean, I do every Tuesday and Thursday, but its only when they come to bring their children and then come to take them away. It was nice to feel like just one of the moms this morning instead of being hired help. Don't get me wrong, I don't feel like that most of the time. All my moms are nice, and never, ever act that way toward me. But sometimes, its just nice to be like everyone else.

Monday, February 12, 2007

banana girl

Why is my house filled with toys? Give Aubie a banana, let her peel it herself, and then let her play with the peel. I tried picking it up as she was pulling it apart and she took the pieces back saying, "No, Dat's my game." I didn't bother asking what kind of game it was. She probably would have been too offended at her un-imaginative mother to answer. (the title is a nickname my South African friend used to call her daughter when she was being silly)

Friday, February 09, 2007

good deals

Woohoo! Not only did I get 340 packs of "pop fings (pop things)", as Aubie calls them, for a mere $6.00, but I hit the jackpot and found an Instant Colorado! I had no idea there were Instant Colorados! How fun : ) Same visit, I got this cool German? gingerbread house box filled with cookie cutters. Also inside was this great box still with the original cookie cutters (though 2 were badly rusted). Don't worry-- "Saige is bringin' them ol' rusty cookies again"--I won't be using them for cookies. The vintage ones from this box will probably become Christmas ornaments and the others will be used in Aubie's kitchen and for making creations out of play dough.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Aubie has begun making up songs all the time lately. Thank goodness there haven't been anymore about bodily functions ; ) The other day she was singing about all the events of her day--the only line I remember is "I watch Veggie Tales". But there were several things listed in it. I had to write this song down though, because it was just so cute.

I can't, I can't, I can't see the moon.

I can't, I can't, I can't see the moon.

I can't, I can't, I can't see the moon.

I can't, I can't, I really can't see my moon. ~Aubie Lane 2/4/07

Thank goodness I was in the front seat and she couldn't see me laughing. I can't help but giggle when she does such cute things, but I don't want to embarrass her or make her think that I'm laughing at her. It's just so hard when she sings her adorable songs.I was amazed that my camera could take such a great picture of the moon, since the last picture I saw anyone take of it turned out to be a tiny speck of light.

Monday, February 05, 2007

our weekend

We were planning for this weekend's trip to Rome to be our opportunity to see David's grandmother one last time, but we didn't get that chance. David's mom called at 1:00 Friday afternoon to tell us that Granny Jessie had passed away. Her struggle with cancer was finally over. It was a sad occasion, but we were able to see many family members that we don't normally see, so that was good. We were absolutely surprised and thrilled to see David's sisters from Texas! They flew in Sunday morning and got to the funeral home in time to follow the processional to the graveside service. David, Dorenda, and I were just amazed that they had come so far. They didn't let us know or anything, so when I saw them, I was like, "now, is there someone that lives here in Rome who looks like them?" Nope. It was them. It's been 2 years since we last saw them, so we had a wonderful visit. Jan, a friend from church (Lindsay, tell your mom that we said thanks!), provided a wonderful lunch for us, along with some cookies that, as you can see, Aubie thoroughly enjoyed. Once again, a trip to Rome without seeing Hannah (though I did have a good visit with her mom). Maybe next time : ( I hope! Thanks for all the prayers for our family. It's been kinda sad around here lately, but I know good things are just around the bend.

Friday, February 02, 2007

bootstraps, bootstraps

Sad, sad, sad. One of my favorite movies is off limits until after October. I am quite down about it. In fact, I am really hoping that I will be able to see the third and final one this summer (12:01 show, here I come!--at this very moment I am getting a picture of what a pregnant pirate will look like. Oh well). But if "At World's End" is as tummy-turning as "Dead Man's Chest" I don't know if I will be able to get through it. Last night, David said he was going to watch Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and did I want to watch it with him. I told him I had a lot of stuff to do to get ready for our trip to Rome and I may join him later. Well, I got mostly packed and ready for bed and thought maybe I could go watch a bit of the movie to get myself sleepy. One look at Bootstrap Bill and Blech! I couldn't. My stomach completely went wonky. Nothing disgusting happened, but that's as close as I want to come to puking if I can help it. How can I be like, "That's just movie makeup" 2 months ago, and now see seeweed and water creatures and all kinds of.... whoa. Better slow down lest it happen again. Just seeing his face in my head is making me feel a little puny.