Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Snaggle Tooth

Sarah lost her first tooth! Last Thursday, she had convinced Dad to pull it with a string. No luck...the dental floss just kept slipping off. The very next day she pulled it at daycare after school!! All this time, my mom had been sewing her a tooth pillow--like the ones she had made my sister and me as a kid. She even had an "S" monogramed on the pocket just like our initials were on the pocket of ours. On Thursday night, I told Grandma to put a rush on it!! She stayed up late finishing it to put it in the mail on Friday. But it didn't get to Sarah until Monday! Sarah was sure that the tooth fairy needed her pillow, so she decided to wait on the tooth pillow to put her tooth in. Last night she was so excited to put her tooth in the pocket of her pillow. She made sure that we all saw it...even Ben!! At 5:30 this morning, I heard running upstairs! I knew she was bringing me her tooth fairy money!!! She said, "Mom, she brought me four monies." Even though it was dark in the room, I could just see her smiling. She even wanted to bring her money to school today to show her friends at school. No such luck!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ben's Nursery....Finally!

Since Dad was using the other bedroom as his study and he was taking his boards in June, we had decided not to set up the nursery until after boards...Ben would have been 3 months old. Well, Lee did well on both sets of boards in JUNE and it is now SEPTEMBER!! So we finally moved Dad out of his office and in to the loft. We have been working on Ben's room a little at a time. And you can see that we are still working on it!! The walls were already a maroon color and I did not want to paint!!! So we chose bedding that matched the walls....a nautical theme. The other night I was working on Ben's letters that are hung above his crib. I had already painted them...just waiting for them to dry. Sarah came out in the garage very disappointed. She said, "Mom, I wish Ben's name was longer so I could have painted some of his name." I couldn't help but laugh. So her job was to glue the wooden pieces on each letter--a lighthouse, an anchor, and the wheel (not too sure what it is really called in boating language!!). She was so excited to help me! Dad is still working on refinishing the dresser which he had as a kid. I think it is all sanded and waiting on the varnish. Who knows when he will have time to finish it. Ben turns 6 months on the 17th so we are in no rush, right? :)

All Smiles At Bathtime

Thought I would share this picture with you!! Ben enjoys his bath so much. He knows when the water turns off and as I am reaching for the towel, he starts grinning so big and just laughs. Tonight his gums are really bothering him, so he is trying to put both hands in his mouth at the same time. I am not sure if you can see his two bottom teeth in the smile!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A New Addition

Lee's sister, Lauren, welcomed their first baby on Friday, September 5. Caleb Benjamin weighed 7 lbs and 1 oz and measured 19.75 inches. If they only knew about the many upcoming sleepless nights!!! :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Back to School

Sarah started kindergarten this fall. She is very excited to be going to 'big' school. Each week she has five new sight words to learn and spell. At the moment, she is very excited about learning to read. Hopefully, this will last!!

At this time of the year when schools are starting back, I am reminded of the time I started college. I met Lee the day before classes started at a BSU freshman survivor bash. That was 15 years ago this August!! Wow how time flies! Who would have thought that after 10 years of marriage and two kids later, we would be in medical school!! God is good.

Dad's home!!!

I am not sure who is more excited to have Lee home with us....the kids or me (or Lee!). Sarah is on cloud nine! She is definitely a daddy's girl. Maybe Ben will be a momma's boy. :)
Lee has been gone for eight weeks doing his clinical rotations in Columbus, GA and Rome, GA. He will be here for four weeks doing his internal medicine rotation and hopefully here another four weeks doing his OB rotation. Then he is off again to Columbus and Rome for the following eight weeks.