January 30, 2009

6 one, Half a dozen the other

It's hard to believe, but our little 6lb girl is now 6 months old! She's more fun each day: laughing and giggling, wiggling around on the floor (we're thankful she's not crawling... yet!), wrinkling up her nose when she laughs, saying all kinds of "words", playing with toys and learning to sit up by herself.  Time really does fly!  People said it would, but I didn't think it would go by this fast.  6 more months and she'll be 1.  

I have a blast being a stay-at-home mom!  Crying and whining 
get on your nerves, but who could have a better job than watching a child learn so many new things, getting to observe the foundations of life's lessons almost 24-hours a day, rejoicing in each new milestone and dreaming about what is to come?  We already know she's going to be a smart one.  I mean, look at her daddy. :-)

If nothing else, she can make her way through life with her good looks.  I know every mom thinks their baby is the cutest thing ever, but really... who could resist this face?  And those 
cheeks?  Not to mention the blue eyes!

I also have to mention a quick thanks to Aunt Jodie for the cute Heidi britches.  All she wanted was a niece so she could buy her ruffle-butt pants, so we delivered, and she fulfilled her promise of getting Heidi some... with her name on them!  Too bad we can't pass those down.

A few quick videos since it's been a while.  Heidi is learning to play by herself a little bit, and loves any toy that makes noise or sings.  She also loves to talk to herself in the mirror, and thinks she's pretty cute.  We'll have to work on the vanity issue and teach her that true beauty is on the inside.

January 22, 2009

And now, back to Heidi

Well we are long overdue for an update on this blog - so what better way to get back into it than with a rediculous amount of Heidi overstimulation!  Here are some pictures from over the Christmas holidays that we thought were blogworthy:

A year ago, Heidi was no bigger than the size of this kidney bean - now look how big she is!  Amazing the difference a year makes!

One of Heidi's favorite quirks is the way she holds her hands up close to her face for security.  She crosses them over and holds on tightly!  It's pretty cute.

This one was just too fun not to put up.  Captions welcome!

It really looks like she's opening something here all by herself doesn't she?  It's really just a lucky shot - and a great one at that!

Yay for Heidi's first Christmas!

January 9, 2009

A Blogging Break from Heidi

Sorry to all the Heidi-fanatics out there, but I had to take at least one blog entry to give some props to my TCU Horned Frogs.  The Associated Press has TCU with a final season ranking of #7 - their second top 10 finish in the past 4 years and their highest season-ending ranking since 1959.   Their only losses this season were to #5 OU and #2 Utah.  Not bad, Frogs.  Not bad.  Our only regret is losing to Utah and not having the chance ourselves to beat the snot out of Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide ourselves.  

I'd also like to mention that there are 2 teams from the Mountain West Conference who finished in the Top 10 this year (3 teams finished in the top 25)- and Boise State (WAC) finished #11.  If all the controversy surrounding Utah being a legit #1 team as the country's only undefeated team this season - then the fact that non-BCS conferences are starting to beat teams from the SEC (of all conferences) - should be ammo enough to get another system in the works for these players who deserve to play in the championship games.   

I'm also glad to see that TCU's coach, Gary Patterson, won't be going anywhere until at least 2014.  He's led the Horned Frogs to four 11-win seasons in the past six years - not to mention the fact that TCU's defense is regularly in the top 10 in the country.  I hope he continues to deliver like he has since Franchione left!  

Go Frogs!

January 1, 2009

Heidi New Year!

Heidi is talking so much more now!  She just turned 5 months old on Dec 30th and she wanted to wish all of you a Happy 2009!