Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Here are some recent BaBy pictures. While in DFW we went to see itty bitty baby Ethan Pham. (Was Rory really ever that small?!) He is ADORABLE & so handsome. It was so good to see his sweet momma, Hang too. (We missed daddy Ryan!)
Rory also did her first finger painting recently. I don't know who had more fun - me or her. Haha. She had paint ALL over her & was mostly interested in chewing the paper. Chad was so concerned about the paint since her thumb would end up in her mouth but it did say "nontoxic"!
(Rory -Blue dress) - 1st time to daycare at our fantastic Green Acres Baptist Church (GABC). She just went for a few hours while I ran errands. She did pretty well.
(Rory -Green outfit) - 1st full day at daycare & mommy's 1st day of work. She did great! Ate all her food (of course she did! Ha) & took over 1.5hr nap in the afternoon. Apparently the trick is to let her sleep in a swing (which so doesn't work at home...silly baby!) My first day of work went well too. I'm working 2 days/week at local hospital's diabetes center. I'm excited to get back to seeing my sweetie pie patients. God was totally in control of this situation from me applying to getting the job & hours I wanted to going quickly from wait list at GABC for Rory to her having a spot! God is good!

Also today is her 8 month birthday. Time is flying sooooooooo fast! It's bittersweet but I'm so thankful to have a happy healthy precious baby girl! She has 4 more incoming teeth! (But seems to be tolerating it well.) She is cRAwLIng!!!!!!! She went from very wobbly crawling to going all the way across the living room in just a few days! We are so excited & cheering her on! She's also trying to snap or wave or something with her right hand.... not sure what that's about but just another "new silly girl" thing. Now if she will only hold her own bottle. Haha. I bet the daycare workers think it's nuts that she wont. Maybe they'll teacher her how to. But she's just being smart - why hold it when someone else will. Ha! She does love to hold, play, & sorta drink from her sippy cup too.

Chad & I took ANOTHER trip to Vegas this year. Yep 4 months after just going. I guess you could say we like that city. There's tons to do & we still haven't seen all of the city after 2 visits. Chad had some time off in September so we were trying to figure out where to go...New Orleans? Houston? DFW? But we decided on Vegas after getting an amazing deal via Vegas.com (really they have THE best deals)! So off we went for a second time as crazy as it may sound. We had a blast again. This time we didn't have a detailed itinerary to follow & just did as we pleased. Our sweet FW friends, Kristina & TJ let us stay the night with them before our early flight the next morn. Then JBo (bro-n-law) took us to DFW Airport in a really terrible rain storm which took us over an hour to get to there. (Bless that boy for being so kind for taking us at 5-something- am.!) Needless to say we made it just fine to our destination - Bally's Hotel. Last minute we decided to go see Blue Man group our 1st night there. They were AWESOME. VERY very very entertaining, weird, & exciting at the same time. The audience got "wrapped"...as in toilet paper was falling from the ceiling. And the music was amazing too (Of course Chad totally appreciate all the percussion & the difficulty of playing pipes - as in water/plumbing pipes!) We enjoyed the pool one afternoon. We also spend a lot of time at the Venetian since they had penny "Jacks are Better" slots. Yea for stretching a dollar. Haha. Chad played some Black Jack. I even joined him once after just learning Black Jack a few hours before. Needless to say we made no moo-la in Vegas. (Chad swears the machines are rigged for you to lose.) Of course we hit a breakfast buffet at the Flamingo. It was yummy! I did a little shopping at the BIGGEST biggest biggest Forever21 store. I could spent the whole day in there assuming I had 1000 bucks! We also went to the "Old Strip". It had a fun downtown feel & was a lot of fun. We got to see the Golden Nugget, Stratosphere, & 4 Queens casinos. There was also a light show on top of the roof which was pretty cool. (Chad did have to point out they were not HD light bulbs tho. Ha) All in all we had a funnnnnnnn time! Can't wait to do it again! And just gotta say - what happens in Vegas - stays in Vegas! ;)