Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jesus Loves Me!!!

We had our children's Christmas program at church scheduled for this morning. Yesterday afternoon, snow and ice hit and I began to get worried that church would get cancelled. There are several congregations that cancelled, but thankfully, Oakcrest didn't. We were lacking a bunch of kids though due to the storm and family traveling. Overall, the kids did a wonderful job and I saw quite a few of them smiling from ear to ear. We brought the younger kids up on stage with the others for the finale. Aleeyah was among those. I must admit, I don't think I saw any other kids once Aleeyah went up there. I was giddly happy to see her up in front of the congregation being able to hold herself together to sing Jesus Loves Me AND she was actually singing it! She stood there like she has done it a thousand times. Collette had her arm around Aleeyah most of the time-as if to say, this is my friend! It was too cute!

Here is some pics of Aleeyah before we left this morning. She loved her dress-she is such a girl! I will have to get a couple of pics from Collette's Mom, Kellie from the program this morning so I can share those also.

Lights, Lasers, and Booms!

Well, yesterday we went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We decided to take Aleeyah this year without really knowing how she was going to do. It was kind of funny because the moment we walked in the building she was asking about Elmo. She remembered that we went there to see Elmo-just from the building. She has quite a little memory! The show was really good-as it normally is. Aleeyah actually did really well. She just sat and watched for a long time, but then started to get restlesss towards the end. She seemed like such a big kid watching the show. We were really proud of how well she did!

The year before last, we had tickets way, way, way up at the top. One of the ladies beside me actually started crying and flipping out because she was scared of heights. You couldn't see a thing either. This year Chris called me up and asked if we wanted to take Aleeyah to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and after we talked about that, I told him to try to get a little better seats than last time. He did much better and bought floor seats. It was nice to be able to see it this year!

Well, here is a couple of pictures of the girl from before we left. She didn't really want to have her picture taken so this is as good as it gets!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

6 more days and still more to be done!

Well, we finally did it-we decorated the tree! Chris had been sick and then Aleeyah got sick, but sick or not we needed to get it done! I can say Aleeyah had a blast and never showed any signs of not feeling well! I never expected her to enjoy it as much as she did. She put on almost every ornament and following with a big YEAH and clapping. She would run over to the box, grab an ornament, then hop up on the step stool to put it on the tree. Sometimes her daddy would lift her high to put the ones on the top of the tree. She loved that! It was so funny watching her! We did get some video of it, but Chris is still working on editing it. Well, here are the pictures. I wish that I could have had all of you here so see the excitement in her face each time she put one on-the pictures just don't capture those moments!

I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas! More pictures I am sure will follow!

Enjoy the show

Friday, December 14, 2007

More pacifier talk

Well, today is day 8 of pacifier sobriety for Aleeyah! She hasnt asked for them or talked about them in 6 days!!! I am amazed at how easy it actually was. Another reason why I don't know if I want to have another kid-she has been so easy. Would I get this lucky again? I mean-she started sleeping through the night when she was a month old, transitioning to her toddler bed was no problem, and it took basically 24 hours to break her from her pacifier. Yeah, with the transitioning to her toddler bed we have a rough day every great once in a while, but for the most part when we lay her down for naps and bedtime she stays in there and goes to sleep. I guess because of the horror stories I've been told and seen, I just always expect the worst when it comes to new "adventures" with her.

I just wanted to give a quick update! I will probably be posting more pictures tomorrow. We are FINALLY going to put up our tree. I am just now starting to feel in the mood for Christmas. Seeing as how it is only 2 weeks away-I need to be getting in the mood! ha ha

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's a whoppin' 34 degrees outside!

As I promised last night, there are more ice pictures!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Baby It's Cold Outside

Brrrrrrrr!!!!! Today, we had an ice storm hit and we were stuck indoors all day. Because it is Sunday, we were planning on attending church this morning and we had big parent meeting scheduled for after church. This is something we have spent a lot of time preparing for, BUT I was a wee bit nervous about it anyway.

Due to the ice and Chris being sick he isn't catching his flight tomorrow morning. YEAH!!! Being a single mom Mon-Fri gets old QUICK, Aleeyah hates her daddy being gone, and I know he doesn't enjoy it a whole lot either. Like I said, Chris is sick. He has been for 3 weeks or more now. Aleeyah and I took him to the Urgent Care on Saturday and they determined he has bronchitis. He got lots of medicine and two shots in his hiney! We are all just ready for him to get back to his normal self.
I took some pictures, but they didn't turn out good because it is dark outside and I couldn't really see what I was shooting at. If it is still real icy in the morning, I will try to get some better ones.

3 days of sobriety

Three days ago, we had an intervention with Aleeyah. We have been dreading this endeavor for quite some time, but her addiction to her pacie has gone long enough. Luckily, she still sucks on it instead of just chewing on it-so this makes our job easier. I made the jump and "broke" her pacie by putting holes in it. She immediately realized something was wrong. She took it out of her mouth with a "hhhmmm" while she inspected the broken pacie. She asked for another so I gave her another broken one. After 2 broken ones, she gave up until nap time. Nap time was rough and she cried and cried and then cried some more. I don't know that she ever got a nap. She just didn't understand why they all the sudden weren't working. That night it took about an hour and a half for her to get to sleep.

Day 2 went much better. I left them out during the day so that she would see them, pick them up, and discover they were still not fixed. She did that a few times. She would look at them and say "trash". She hasn't actually thrown them away, but I do see that in the near future. She did ask for them at nap time and bedtime, but was understanding when I told her they were broken and went to sleep fine.

Today, I feel was a good day in that she never even asked for them. She saw one of them sitting on the floor, but she never even picked it up or asked about it. I think she really gets that they are broken and they aren't ever going to fixed. At both nap time and bedtime she went right to sleep without asking for them. To be honest, I am shocked. She loved her pacies. I never thought it would have gone this well. Hopefully, we keep on this same track.

Just another sign that our baby is turning into a little girl! The picture is of our baby Aleeyah, taken over 2 years ago!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Winkle, Winkle Little Car

I found out some of you haven't seen this video before. This was from a few months ago and she knows it a lot better now. I will try to get a new video soon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

More baby talk!

As if it wasn't bad enough that the Carter's had a baby that is too stinkin' cute causing me to feel a little tug in my heart for another baby, my friend Lisa had her too stinkin' cute baby yesterday morning!!! I went to go see them at the hospital this evening and baby Logan is adorable! I only got to see big brother Jaden for a few minutes, but Lisa was telling me stories and it really sounded like Jaden was happy to have a his little brother. Lisa seemed pretty tired and medicine-headed, but looked good. I'm so happy for them!

Another friend of mine just told me about a week ago that she is pregnant again. I am so excited for them! They are such good parents and even though it was a shock to them, I know that everything will work out. They really don't have family that lives here, but I am hoping that she takes me up on my offer to help with whatever I can.

For me, my head has been spinning and thinking, noone get excited, I am trying to ignore the tug and look past their o' so precious little faces and see my toddler in all her crazyness!! Aleeyah is a wonderful child, but I just can't imagine lugging one around in a carrier while trying to keep Aleeyah from running into the street! Children aren't a bad thing. In fact, I have always loved babies and children, but I more question my ability to be a mother of multiple children. Maybe it will all come in time-whatever that sentence may mean! ha ha.

Unfortunately, in my rush to meet Lauren and her parents for dinner, I ran out of the house without my camera this evening. I didn't get any pictures of Logan so a picture of Lisa and I at her baby shower will have to suffice (sorry about the quality, I stole it from her myspace).

Until next time, NO MORE BABIES-I don't know how much more I can resist!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We're talkin' babies here!

Aleeyah and I just got home about an hour ago. She spent the evening with her Grandma while I was at the hospital. Our friends had their baby this evening! They decided to torture themselves and us by not finding out the sex of the baby. I love that they had the strength to do that and it was cool in the end. It was just neat to see how everyone was so excited to finally find out if it is a boy or a girl. They had their daughter Collette announce it to the family waiting in the hallway. Everyone was waiting with anticipation wondering and Collette came out to announce she had a baby sister, BUT REALLY she has a baby BROTHER!!!! Dakota is adorable and healthy, Kellie looks incredibly tired but happy, Troy looks like a proud new poppa, and Coco just wants to hold him all the time!

They let me come in for the delivery so I could take pictures of Dakota right after he was born. I was a little leery about the watching part, but once it started happening, all those thoughts left my head as I watched in amazement. Amazement, because of the journey that this little creature took to come into this world and it's all done with God's precision. It could never be done by human hands-only God's.

Congratulations Troy, Kellie, and Coco!!!! Happy Birthday Dakota!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New housing....$130, New keyboard...$13, Covered under warrany....PRICELESS!!!

As some of you already know, I have a special relationship with my laptop. After many hours of suffering through the torture of a 2 year old and her obsession of playing the Elmo game online, my laptop (whom we will call Spike for this blogging purpose) suffered his first real injury. You could call it a flesh wound or a minor cosmetic injury, but injured none the less. To set the stage, I had walked out of the room to do something important, I am sure, and I return to find that Aleeyah has gracefully plucked approximately 8-10 keys from Spike. After her beating (KIDDING, of course) I began assembling all the keys back to their rightful spot-all but one. The number 9 will never see his return because he was brutally broken. So there his story begins.

Well, last night I went to go close the lid and then I heard a crack. I let go immediately and took a moment to look at what just happened. The casing around the LCD screen is busted and Spike remains in an open state. Something is seriously wrong with the hinge. I called Chris, ridiculously, almost in tears because Spike is broken. Now my thought is, Spike is still fairly new even in computer years, a new laptop is not currently in the budget, AND I use my laptop for everything including work. Chris reassures me that all the parts can be ordered separately to get it fixed. This made me feel a bit better.

After doing some research online for parts, Chris had the brilliant idea to check the service tag to see if it was still under warranty and IT WAS!!! I chatted online with the tech for about 15-20 minutes and in 1-2 days a tech will be coming to wherever I am to fix my broken housing, the hinges, AND my keyboard for FREE!!!!

Moral of the story: Check to see if you're still covered under warranty!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving (check)....Christmas.....bah humbug

November hasn't really been a good month for blogging. I skipped some weeks in there, but I did want to let you know that Thanksgiving went well. We spent Wednesday night at my Mom's house with her husband's family. Then on Thursday we went to my Aunt and Uncle's house in El Reno, I think. I do know it was way, way out there. We spent a couple of hours there and then we were on our way home to cook the ham and a couple of pies for the 15 to arrive in the evening. We overall had a good time. It was probably the most relaxing Thanksgiving I have had in a long time. Normally, it is pretty chaotic around here during the holidays with 24-26 guests. I love having everyone around, but my house starts busting at the seems. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Lauren and my Dad, there wasn't a lot to do after everyone left. They helped me clean the kitchen and get everything packed up. It dawned on me how very thankful I am to have Lauren around because she always steps up to help me get things on the table and then get them off when everyone is done!

Now, somehow, I have to get my rear in gear for Christmas. I don't know what my deal is this year. I don't know where my Christmas cheer has gone. Maybe, watching the Grinch Stole Christmas might help it come back. Since Chris isn't home this week (he is in Green Bay, Wisconsin for work), Aleeyah and I might have to run up to the movie store and plan a night to find mommy's Christmas cheer!!!!

Goodness, my how the words have flown out of me. So sorry for the rambling!!! The picture is of Lauren's turkey she made. She wanted me to take a picture of it and oddly it's the only picture I got from the evening!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

2nd week of this school stuff!

Well, today began Aleeyah's 2nd week of school. I've only broke down once and cried because she didn't want to be left. Typically, this wouldn't be a problem and I would just leave and know that she would be fine, but she has also really been struggling with Chris being gone all the time for work. She asks daily where he is and she cries for him, saying she wants her Daddy. It is really heartbreaking and then I go and leave her at Mother's Day Out. She seems to be doing okay so far. Today was her first day to take a nap on her mat!!!! This is huge for us because she has always slept in her bed for naps and now she has to sleep on a mat on the floor with a bunch of other kids. I didn't really think she would already be adjusted to her new sleeping arrangement! I hope that it wasn't just a freak thing today.

Sorry, I dont have any pictures for today. :(

Monday, November 5, 2007

Family Retreat to Robber's Cave

We once did this marriage study and through the study I came to the realization that I felt closest to God when I was in His backyard. Robber's Cave in the fall is one of those places that I can't help but to feel His presence surrounding me!

The leaves on the trees weren't near as colorful as they were last year, but still absolutely beautiful. As we sat around the bonfire and sang songs to God, I looked up at the stars and I was mesmerized! I couldn't stop starring. At home the ambient light brightens the sky, making it impossible to see the billions of stars that blanket the sky. A couple of the kids had informed me that they have never seen a shooting star. I think that is incredibly sad. Not because all their dreams won't come true, but because they haven't taken the time to watch them.

I decided to go on the midnight hike as my family was snug and warm in the cabin sleeping. We saw a couple of deer and even heard one right beside us on the trail as he ran away. I had two girls attached to my side the entire hike, but it was still a relaxing experience (they are two really good kids). The next morning we had worship services by the water and cliffs. I couldn't think of a better place to worhip Him. As I looked up, I could see the hawks circling, the autum leaves falling, and God's mighty love filling the air!

Overall, we had a great time. It was relaxing time spent with each other as a family, with our friends, and most of all, with God.

The picture shown is where we spent morning worship. Click on the link to see more pictures!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween with Manners

Tonight, Aleeyah went trick-or-treating with my nieces, Alanna and Kira, and my nephew, Brett. Aleeyah had a blast! She loved running around from house to house with her cousins. All of us adults were having a great time laughing at her chasing the kids yelling at them to wait. Then when she got to the door and got her candy, as she was turning around and running away she would yell, "THANK YOU! BYE!" She looked like a pro!!!!

Click on the link to view the slideshow!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A few changes in the Hamblin house!

After a little over 2 years of staying at home with Aleeyah, today was my first official day in the office at Oakcrest. As some of you may know, I was offered a position as a children's minister at the congregation I attend. They say it is going to be on a part time basis (15-20 hours), but I know ministry is always on a full time basis. I am so excited about the changes this is going to bring to the church and to our family!

Aleeyah is attending Oakcrest's Mothers Day Out program 3 days a week. Her first day was today!!! It was a hard because I use to having her with me all day, but at least she is right down the hall from my office! I was worried about how she was going to react to me dropping her off, but she went right in to play. I hope that it continues to go this way. I think she is really going to enjoy being with the other kids and learning new things (probably even the bad things such as mine, pinching, and so on, but we will try to nip those in the butt as soon as they arise).

Well, let's keep our fingers crossed that this is going to be something she loves!!! The picture is her before we left for her first day!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

ghouls, gobblins, witches, and carnivals

Last night was our church congregation's annual Fall Festival. Of course, like the previous years, it was fabulous. LOTS and LOTS of games and candy. Aleeyah dressed up as a witch and she had a blast. I got kind of sad while we were there because I got to thinking of when she was a lamb and only a couple of months old and here we are 2 years later and my girl is growing up! I love to watch her grow up and learn new things, but sometimes it makes me sad because I won't ever get those times back with her. In short, I had a mom moment! ha ha.

I am looking forward to taking her trick-or-treating this year. Unfortunately, with Chris working out of town he won't be able to go with us, but we are going to have a good time either way!!!

Click the link to see the pics of our little witch!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sick, Sick Pickles

(For those of you that dont know, we have a quaker parrot named, Pickles.)

A few days ago Pickles starting getting quiet and not really as active. He is molting and I changed his diet to add fresh foods. Well, yesterday he started pooing blood, wouldn't eat or drink anything, was not making any noise, stayed perched by the side of the cage, and for the most part-was lifeless. Then sometime around 1:30 this morning he threw up.

I started to panic, looking up anything I can find on the internet. I wrapped Pickles up in a towel and layed him on my chest and he just slept and slept. I stayed up for quite sometime, not wanting to go to bed in fear of something happening to him throughout the night. I had a bad feeling I was going to loose him. I kept moving him to make sure he was okay, but got to thinking-no sleep isn't good for me or my sick, little guy. So I decided to put him back in his cage. We said a prayer together and I told him to hang on until tomorrow and we would get him better. And then I found a blanket to cover him up and went to bed crying like a baby.

My husband, Chris, woke me up this morning to tell me his usual love yous and byes. First thing I said, "Is Pickles alive?" He told me he was and I got up to make sure myself. The vet didnt get in until noon so I had to wait until then.

He had just been in the week before for loosing a toenail. He weighed in at 105 and today only 90. He was definately loosing weight. She said his toenail looked great and the infection was probably not caused by that incident. She said he had an "infection of the gut". She gave him a shot and sent me home with antibiotics. She also said give him junk food if I have to, but get him to eat! So this evening we came home with stuff he has never even seen before.

He has been eating and drinking a little at a time and I am happy it is something. He wont touch his new junk food, but continues to eat his pellets. He eats a little and sleeps alot. Sometimes he will stop and sleep on his bowl in between eating-like it just completely wears him out. He hasnt been opening his eyes all the way either. He just looks lethargic.

I am hoping tomorrow will be a better day for him. I give him antibiotics twice daily for a week. I am looking foward to my little roudy guy back! I made him a get well present tonight. I feel so bad for him. He doesnt seem to impressed right now, but I am hoping he will like it eventually!

The picture is of Pickles in his new hut!

Children, Red Yarn, & Firetrucks

I'm going to be honest-it is long. If you don't feel like reading it all (but please do consider it) then you can scroll down to the bottom for the slideshow from the zoo!!!

Aleeyah and I went to the zoo today with a friend of mine, Kandi and her son, Trey. We were celebrating Trey's 1st Birthday and it was an adventure to say the least. We met at McDonald's for a kid friendly lunch and then headed off to the zoo. The kids did extremely well at the zoo, especially considering their naps were interrupted. We had a fabulous time and were able to get some good shots of Aleeyah, Trey, and the animals. We strolled along and took our time looking and talking. It was by far, probably, the most relaxing trip to the zoo ever and the weather was beautiful. Our last stop was the Explorakeet exhibit. As Kandi kept dodging the flying Lorikeets, Aleeyah was calling them "ickles" (Pickles) and attempting to get them to step up onto her arm (which Pickles will now do). It was rather humorous. We decide that with dinner time coming, we should probably pack it up and head home. It's been pretty unadventurous so far.

Well, we get back to McDonalds-where Kandi's car is. We are too busy talking for me to notice that Kandi has "unlocked" the car doors because she is use to her car auto locking the doors after the car is put into drive. Well, she gets out and closes her door to get Trey. I also get out to help get everything out and then I shut my door because it was in the way of her car (which is normally something I don't do if there is a child in the car-even if all the doors are unlocked, just in case).

Well, as you can see where this is going-Kandi pulls on the handle to get Trey and the car is completely locked with our babies inside. Good thing is, we aren't having our scorching 100 degree heat and the car is running. So both our cell phones are in the car, along with everything else we own. Kandi runs inside McDonalds and uses the phone (where they told her not to call the fire department because they will just come out and bust out the window-not really something necessary at this point). They inform her there is a police officer in the area and he will be there soon. So we wait and wait and then we wait some more-no police officer. Trey is screaming because he doesn't understand what is going on. Aleeyah is doing pretty well considering.

Now, I know Aleeyah knows how to get out of her car seat, but of course, with me looking and the fear of getting in trouble-she won't listen to my pleas to unbuckle herself. BUT Kandi does do a mighty fine job singing I'm in the Lord's Army to the kids through the glass-with hand motions and all!! Aleeyah gets bored and finds some yarn to play with next to her car seat and she begins to unravel it. I guess I didn't really NEED it anyway. I thought about trying to get her to stop, but Trey was amused and not fussing while watching, so I thought I'd let it slide. Kandi and I are looking down the street, waiting for our heroes to rescue us and we are talking about how not cool this all is, but at least the kids are safe.

Then we turn around to find that Aleeyah has now wrapped the yarn around her neck multiple times and is giddily happy about it too. Fear starts setting in and Kandi runs back into McDonalds to find out why no one has come yet. While she is gone, Aleeyah starts pulling on the yarn trying to remove it from her neck and all I can see is the string getting tighter and tighter. I start banging on the window to get her attention and she is only getting more upset about the string wrapped around her neck and I start looking around for something to bust out my window. The moment she even looks like she is being strangled, me and the window are going to have a talk. And just as panic is starting to hit, the tow truck guy pulls up and Kandi comes out telling me the firemen are on their way because it has been too long. One way or another, we are getting them out. Just as the man unlocks the door, we hear the fire truck sirens in the distance and the angels from the Heavens were singing Hallelujah (or maybe it was just us). The firemen get there and Kandi explains and apologizes to the men and off they go to help other trapped babies and burning houses.

As we were unloading Trey and his stuff from the car, I remembered, I had his Birthday gift and I had to chuckle as I passed it to Kandi. With Trey wrapped in Kandi's arms, she told him it was his birthday present and tried to make the best of the moment. Laughter filled the car, when they opened up the bag to find a toy fire truck!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Pickles' New Necklace

Well, long story short. Pickles lost a toe nail somehow. I was at home with him all day and never heard any signs of distress, but found drops of blood everywhere in and around his cage. I rushed him to the vet. An hour and 1/2 later, with 1 stitch and a new necklace-we were on our way home.

He is doing fine. He is eating and drinking well, but having difficulties navigating around his cage. I keep seeing all these "street" birds and think to myself-why does Pickles have to look like he is the one of them? Really some of them look better than him right now. We had to take him into the vet just a couple of weeks ago for a broken blood feather, he has completely shredded his tail, and now he has to wear a beautiful blue necklace because he has a stitch in his toe! But we love him-mangled and all!

The picture is of him and his necklace.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Arrgghh. Aleeyah's 2nd Birthday!

I've put together a slide show for Aleeyah's 2nd Birthday. We did a Tinkerbell and Pirates theme. All the girls were dressed with wings and wands while the boys had pirate hats and eye patches. Everyone looked adorable! Aleeyah was surrounded by her friends and family (snuggly in the house because it rained out our outside activities, but we loved it). Thank you to all who came to help make this a special day for her! She definatey is loved!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ladybug Girl

We took some pictures of Aleeyah today and her new chair I made her. She really likes it. I hope you enjoy the slideshow.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Aleeyah playing in the sprinkler

After thinking all the other kids were crazy for playing in the sprinklers already, we decided we would try it! Aleeyah and I decided that it was still a little too cool!!!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Aleeyah's 1st Trip to the ER

Chris, Aleeyah, and I decided to go to the zoo this afternoon. We were having what would probably be too good of a time when it when down hill, quickly! I started pushing Aleeyah's stroller away from us (on the strait, flat walkways or when we were going up hill-but definately not downhill) and then we would catch up to her and count to 3 and do it again. Then after I did it a few times-Chris started doing it.

Everyone was having fun-including Aleeyah who was giggling--UNTIL, all the sudden, the stroller makes a slight turn into the curb-which of course topples Aleeyah over where she then bashes her head into the concrete curb! Chris ran over to get her and unstrapped her and I immediately grab her. I looked at it and it had already swelled enough to stick about 1/2 an inch out from her head. Chris was really, really upset and felt horrible-to the point I thought he was going to start crying-SO I had to be the put together one and calm the both of them down.

We, immediately, went to the entrance and they called the Zoo medics. They took a look at her and did the little light thing in her eyes. They said her eyes weren't reacting as fast as they should, and the goose egg on her head was bad enough to warrant taking her to the emergency room. So we rush to the Children's hospital. She kept trying to fall asleep on the way-so to keep her awake, we called grandpa and she listened to him the entire way there. I was getting concerned because normally she loves to talk on the phone and she didnt say a single word to him the whole way there.

We get there (luckily they weren't real busy), after a couple of hours, they tell us she should be okay, just need to keep an eye on her and wake her up every 4 hours this evening. Then see how she is doing in the morning. On top of everything-she falls and hits her head 2 more times while we are at the hospital. I was considering buying the kid a helmet!

She seems to be doing much better now and in much better spirits now. I'm sure I will be up most of the evening waiting to wake her up then trying to get her back to sleep. It should be a fun evening!

I do have to say I was so proud of her-she was such a good girl at the hospital. She sat and let take her blood pressure and temperature, look in her eyes and ears, and sat incredibly still when they listened to her chest and back.

And I learned my lesson on having too much fun in the stroller!

Monday, April 30, 2007

She can't ever complain...

that she doesn't have enough pictures of herself when she gets older.

Monday, April 23, 2007


??Aleeyah's first, very own pet-an "ish". As some of you may know-Aleeyah has a love for "ish" (aka fish) and she hugged him all the way through the store (okay, the bag, but whatever). He is kinda funny in that he has a mustache. Yes, a fish with a mustache. I tried to get a picture of his mouth up close, but I just couldn't get it to focus, but I will try again soon. So we decided to name him Tony (said in my very best Oklahoman Italian accent). It's actually just a black coloration of his upper lip towards his nose-but still funny!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Lunch with the Bugs

It was a beautiful day today-so Leelee and I decided we would head outside for lunch-and, of course, my camera came with me.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Elmo Makes Music

We went to the Elmo Knows Music at the Cox Convention Center. Aleeyah was mesmerized the entire time! She loves her Elmo! I took my crappy camera-so the pictures arent all that great, but I hope you enjoy them anyway!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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