Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Visiting the Yaklins (FinallY!)

Finally finally finally got to go see my sweet Haley - my bestest friend of about 13 years. She, her hubby, & puppy Missy now live in Houston. I miss 'em! In fact she's just been living in her LOVELY house for oh....about 2 years now. And I've never visited. I'm such a bad bad friend. We've seen each other in Fort Worth or back in Orange but never Houston. FINALLY just us girls made the (4hr ack!) treck down there. I only got a few photos darn it & here they are. Rory loved the puppy. She pulled Missy's cheeks & wanted to bite her ears. And the very sweet -attention-loving doggie didn't mind. Now Rory will not stop talking about wanting a puppy. Ha! On second thought maybe we should keep waiting 'till we get our 15 acres of land before living with pets. Anyways.... we just spent the weekend eating good food, talking... A LOT, watching movies, & playing with Rory. She loves her Auntie H...and she gave 'ol Jody a few smiles too. It was so wonderful to see my bestie. I love how we can just pick things up like we see each other on a daily basis. Oh and once again, her home was lovely lovely lovely! She did so well decorating too! Love my bestie! :)

Rory & Grandpa playing. My parents thought this was such a hoot...until she started eating the flour. Rory did quite enjoy sitting on the counter.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Savannah's Birthday Bash

Sweet Savannah girl turned 3 at the beginning of August! Time is flying! (I can't believe Rory & Abby are already 7months old too! sniff sniff!) Rory & I made the treck down to celebrate. 4hrs of driving is about the max us girls can handle. Chad was working. But non-the-less we made it from Tyler to Orange in one piece! Savannah's birthday was FLIP FLOP themed. And Emily made the cutest cake! Savannah & her friends also swam & slip-n-slide'ed. The slip-n-slide looks so small these days. Have they shrunk? Also, when Sav was opening gifts she'd take the tissue paper & blow it out of the way. Ha! I made her a little purse & lots of bows. It was fun to sew again as it's probably been since college since I've really sewed. Abby & Rory had a good time catching up on baby talk. And I would like to point out that Rory is not eating a sucker...it still has wrapping on it, tho' she totally would eat one. :) Also, Gerry....here's a picture just for you! See you did make the page!!! We also got to hang out with JBo (Rory's favorite FW uncle.) & Kristen. They are such a stinkin' cute couple! I know they're both excited be getting closer to graduating (Baylor/seminary) too! And boy 'howdy does JBo loooooove babies! May the Lord bless him with 15! (Kristen maybe thinking...wait a sec! Haha!) It was great to see everyone...including Emily's family (who's always so so so sweet!)

Monday, August 2, 2010

- Rory & Daddy watching baseball (and no she doesn't normally watch TV but interestingly she does pay attention to baseball!) So cute!!!! Daddy are you still awake?
-Uncle E at Grandpa's party.

-Nat & Rory. Good job Nat! :)

- Playing ball with daddy. She gets very giggly & excited when he comes home!

-Doing push-ups on her changing table. She's a very strong baby! And she's got two teethies now which if you look closely you may see them

- Peek-a-boo! Caught her post-nap.

- Mom came to visit for a few days before she starts back to school. We had a bunch of fun visiting & shopping. So we didn't shop that much due to 'lil bit. She'll learn to be a good shopper one day (which her daddy will so love...hhaha). Plus mom kept Rory for us so we could go on dates. We went to Oliveto's - yummy Italian! Then to see Inception. I'm still deciding if I liked the movie. At least it had Leo in it as he's an amazing actor. Another night we went to get custard (ice cream). I had to BEG Chad to take me! I really wanted Orange Leaf self-serv frozen yogurt but Chad insisted it was too far away. So we ended up at the close-by, yummy, gazillion calorie (thanks for informing me, Amy (; !) custard place.

-Again, Rory & Chad playing. She loves sitting on his shoulders, biting him, & laughing! The other night they played a mean trick on me. Chad walked thru a door & acted like he 'conked her on the head. :p~~~~

-Grandpa's 80th birthday was July 27 & we all met at Aunt Glenda's in Lufkin. We had a wonderful time getting to see everyone! The BBQ was delish thanks to the Aunt Glenda & Uncle Ernest's cooking! Mom came up with a great game for us to play with Grandpa. We drew a question out of the kettle (which was his mom's kettle... I think) to ask Grandpa but we had to guess the answer first before he told us the actual answer. It was so fun getting to learn more about him! I think my favorite was his first job being bedding sweet potatoes at the age of 8 or so! He's always been such a hard working man & I'm grateful to know him! Chad always excited to see Grandpa too...he always says, I really like him & his stories. :) Caroline & Peter are growing up so fast! Peter LOVED LOVED LOVED playing with Rory. I never knew he was as much of a baby hog as his momma. (Heheeh...seriously Nat is THE baby hog!)

-Lastly, there's Rory's first tooth brushing. She didn't mind it too much. I guess we should be looking for a dentist for her. Yeeshh! Babies need dentists too!

(So sorry about the jumbled-ness of the photos & wording. Apparently I'm no good at formatting these posts. Ugh!)