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Two Month Swing Portrait

Lucy turned two months old this week. She’s pretty stinking cute still. I saw someone on a blog I read once(an I would post it, but I can’t remember the name of it. But anyway, this blogger had a little girl named Eleanor (which is the cutest name for a little girl, second only to Lucy). She took Eleanor’s picture each month in the same place. Eleanor wore the same thing each month too. A plain pink onesie. This was the cutest thing ever. So, I’ve been looking for a place to do this. I don’t have a super cute spot in my house to stick Lucy in each month. But yesterday, I found my spot.

She won’t be able to wear the same thing each month, but I think my idea is just as cute.

Two Months Old

Lucy’s monthly picture will be on this swing. You’ll not only get to see the progression of my sweet baby girl, but also the seasons. You will see her evolve into winter clothes and then back into summer clothes. I think it will be great! I’ll try and post her previous pictures when I post her newest ones. We can all watch her grow together.

I hate that I didn’t come up with this until her 2 month old one. She’ll be missing her 1 month swing picture. Oh well. Maybe she’ll get a month old picture in the snow! How cute! I can’t wait. I’m taking more than one picture each time too… so here are the rest of them:

Two Months Old

Two Months Old

So, what do you think?

Last Night

So we finished season one of Dexter last night. We went to Fernando’s in Magee and came home to the final 2 episodes. I’ve also been watching a lot of other ‘crime’ dramas. Needless to say, hours of Rizzoli and Isles, The Closer, and now Dexter, I’m paranoid. I hear creaks in my hallway, and my eyes pop open or I spin around to catch my ‘assailant’. I’m nuts.

Anyway, back to Lucy. 🙂 This was us last night, right before bed. So sweet.

Wesley and I have a little system going, and it seems to be working pretty well. He is taking the second am feeding- usually happens around 6 or 7- and I keep sleeping.

Last night, however, the crap hit the fan… Actually it was more like Wesley’s lap, but whatever. He freaked, I jumped up. It was gross. Oh well. At least we weren’t in public. I think Wes said something to the effect of, “I’m not cut out for this.” Sounds a lot like someone I know (me, in case you weren’t following).

So we went on with our day. Lucy an I took a good loong nap in the chair today.

She’s smiled at me like 6 times today. It’s by far the cutest toothless grin I’ve ever seen. She’s quick when she does it, so that’s why the picture is blurry.

So cute! I can’t wait to catch her giggle on video! You all will love it!

Today was a good day…

Sorry to quote Ice Cube. It was. I sat on the swing with my little one on this BEAUTIFUL day. It was so nice out. I hear this weekend won’t be so shabby either. I’m excited.
With mom

So, about my school loan… I called them and they said if I could provide proof that I taught Title 1 Students, then I should be fine. So I’m mailing off that letter tomorrow. Can we say, RUN AROUND?

Next, Wesley and I have decided to make the switch from Blockbuster to Netflix. We have had our free trial, so we’ve been using our “instant watch” on our Wii. Really cool idea. Well, we’ve started watching Dexter. Where has this show been all my life? I love it. We are almost finished with Season 1, started it Friday. It’s a show about a guy who works in forensics with the Miami PD, and specializes in blood spatters. He also is a serial killer. But he only kills people who are deserving. Murders who get out of jail because they made a “deal”. Child molesters, rapists, etc. It’s funny.

Next up, my run in with the grocery store cashier.

Ok, I get it. You don’t like your job. You check out other people’s groceries. It’s not really glamorous. That doesn’t mean you get to rip people off. Now, let me go ahead and clarify, it was only $1. BUT it’s the moral of it all. Here is what went down:

I am off of caffeine. So I go to buy some caffeine free drinks. Ooo, a special. Three 12 packs of cans for $10 bucks, Pepsi products only. I can do Pepsi. So, I grab a Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and a Mug Rootbeer. All Pepsi Products. I know for a fact – I looked at the sign real close, and they were all on there.

I didn’t have much else to get, so I grab that stuff (cheetos corn puffs – these are exceptional by the way, milk – always, and some cheese for sandwiches). I head over to the cash register. I put my few items on the rolly thing (grocery treadmill basically) and then I show her my 3 12 packs. She types in all quick and I see $11.00 pop up on the screen.

Ok – here we are. Do I say something? I mean its only a dollar. But, if I never said anything, every time it was only a dollar, that would add up to… well… more than one dollar.

Me: “Oh, I thought the 12 packs were 3 for 10.”

Cashier: [in her least nice voice possible]”Uh, Mt. Dew products are 3 for 11.”

Me: “Ok, that’s fine, its just the sign said 3 for 10…” [I glance back… you can actually SEE the sign from where I’m standing. And why would they be 3 for 11? That doesn’t even make sense.]

Cashier: [walks over to the sodas… Then walks back without changing anything] “That’ll be 31.55.”

Me: [note: this all takes place in my head] ARE YOU KIDDING ME? ARE YOU THAT PROUD THAT YOU WILL ACTUALLY NOT TAKE OFF THE DOLLAR THAT I KNOW YOU SAW? I CAN SEE THE SIGN FROM HERE. FROM HERE. 3 FOR 10. 3 FOR 10. THATS A ZERO AT THE END, NOT A ONE. MORON. I know now why you are working at the grocery store. Because you can’t add. Or READ.

I grab my receipt as she so nicely (I may be being slightly sarcastic) says, “Have a good day” in  her most monotone voice.

I walk over to the deli part (Wes and I had just eaten lunch) and we leave. I’m boiling mad. Yes, over one dollar. It’s not that I was overcharged, but it was the fact that I know she knew she was overcharging me. Why? That extra buck wasn’t going in her pocket. Mr. Ramey thanks you, angry cashier lady. You don’t get a raise from ripping off customers.

So I drop Wes off at the gym to get his truck I drive around back, and I see the News Commercial. I had forgotten to get my copy of the paper from last week that had Fitness Depot’s Grand Opening, in which my daughter was in. So I pull in and ask for a copy. I took in my dollar.

The lady gives me two copies of the paper for free.

How much does that add up to be?

One dollar.

And I let some girl get me all worked up, when God had it all worked out for me anyway.

God is good.

And, a picture from last week that is too cute to keep to myself:
I like my paci..

Ha, look at her hand. It’s like she should be holding a cigarette. Or she’s waving in the 50’s.

Tummy, Kitty, Chicken Baby

Friday, Lucy got to spend a little time on her tummy… mom with camera in hand. She likes the tummy time. Its a good change of scenery. Well… she actually gets scenery. Laying on your back only gives you so many views of ceiling fans. She gets to see about waist high when she’s on her tummy. She’s a strong kid. She held her head up like a champ.

Saturday, Lucy went outside and sat on the swing with mom. She then met Ed. Ed liked (and licked!) her toes.

And then Saturday evening Lucy started with her squeals. She sounds…. much like… a chicken. But its cute, see?

And that was our weekend (minus a wind storm).

Sundays aren’t really my favorite day anymore. Lucy gets all wound up from church and it takes us until Tuesday to get her calmed down and back on a “schedule”. I put that word in quotations because she’s never really on a schedule, she’s just much easier to manage when she gets to stay at home. I don’t wanna be one of those moms, but I do still enjoy some sleep.

What else is new? Not much. Well, not anything that is interesting enough to blog about. I have a school loan that is supposed to be forgiven if you work for so many years at a low income school district, and I’ve sent in my paper work 3 times (seriously, they keep sending it back saying that I’m putting in dates wrong, writing the wrong school name, etc.). Well, they sent it back again saying they weren’t going to pay because my school wasn’t on the list. Ok, “VoTech” isn’t on the list, but Seminary, Mt.Olive AND Collins are. So I teach kids from those schools, but don’t necessarily work at one of those schools, so you won’t pay? I’m calling you Stephanie. Lets work this out. You will pay (Literally, you will pay the loan. Its only fair.)

I’ll let you know how that phone call goes. I’m calling them today… now. Grr… And finally a photo to leave you with: Lucy and her daddy. She loves her daddy and she loves the outside.
Enjoying the porch

(Yes, those are cute fuzzy pink house slippers. How cute, huh?)

Lucy’s First Smile

She SMILED at me today!

It was followed by a very brief laugh… and then a not so brief cry. So maybe it was gas. I’m saying it was because I called her ‘sweet cheeks’ whilst poking her cheeks.

The other day we had a photoshoot. I’m sure most of you have seen the pictures by now. They’ve been on my Flickr for a couple of days now. Here are a couple of my faves:


Funny Lucy

Funny Lucy

Isn’t she funny? The last one Wes and I agree she looks like a turtle. A very cute turtle, but still a turtle.

So, I’m pleased with my decision on cutting out the devotional blogs. I’ll just be blogging about my kiddo. You’ll get sick of hearing about her. It will be about her, and my life.

It will probably get more interesting when I go back to work.  More stuff later!