Wednesday, March 31, 2010


we are tv stars!!! :) thanks to my friend Chellie for such a fun experience!!

Watch the clip *here*

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

check her out!!

pipers new trick....STANDING!! is she going to be one of those crazy kids who walks at 9 months?....MAYBE!!! ohhh yeah...she also gives a mean "high five!" :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

watch it!!....

piper and i will be on channel 4 tomorrow night for the 6pm news segment...we will be during the "saving a buck" better watch it!!! ;)

DO IT!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

great quote....

my father-in-law is reading the book called "The Me I Want To Be" by John Ortberg...the other night at dinner he wanted to read me a part of the book that "reminds him of the important work I am doing with our Piper" is the quote...
"How necessary is (connectedness)? British scientist Donald Winnicott found that children who play in close proximity with their mother are more creative than children playing at a distance from her. Winnicott found that children are naturally inventive, curious, and more likely to take risks in what might be called the "circle of connectedness." When they are in this circle, they take more risks. They show more energy. If they fall down, they are more likely to get back up. They laugh more than children who are outside the circle. Why? It isn't that Mom is doing for the child what the child could not do for himself. She is not solving problems for this little kid or generating ideas about how he ought to play. Instead, when love is present, when that child feels safe and cared for in her presence, something gets released in his life. He gets a little stronger. He gets bolder and more creative. Love releases life in that child that would otherwise remain dormant and unsummoned." (pp. 183-184)

pretty sweet huh?!?!

Friday, March 19, 2010

happy birthday...

to me...
happy birthday to me
happy birthday to meeeeeeee
happy birthday to me...

ok thats kinda sad....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

down the street...

to nan-nan's house we go!....

since we dont have cable....anytime my in-laws go on a trip we are always the first to offer to house/dog sit...we call it a "cable vacation":) we watch TLC, Food Network, and MTV till our hearts content! anyway so that is our spring break plans (ohh yeah with my 26th birthday mixed in too ;)....we will be home everyday (they live about 3 mintues away) to do weekly things like laundry and such...but i was just dying to use this super cute vintage suitcase i got for $2 at a garage sale like 4 years ago :) so we packed a few of pipers favorite things to take to nan's house ;)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Piper & her Gram...

today they share a birthday....piper...8 months mom(grandma)....50 Years old!!!!

I love you have taught me to me a strong independent women and you have taught me how to be a mommy by being such an amazing example! I love you! Happy Birthday!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

new cousin for piper!!

my cousin Clay and his wife Lindsay had their first baby on friday! Another little girl (piper was the first on on my dads side in 25 years...well since me!)....her name is Alivia beautiful! So on my dads side that would be 3 new cousins born in 8 months (remember Titus, he is the other one :) Ohh i cant wait to see them grow up together playing at thanksgivings and Christmas's!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jake & Christy & Piper's DAY OF FUN!!

on our way to the zoo...she has no idea how much fun she is about to have!!!

riding the train to see all the fun!


eating play-gound bark...nice

wearing daddy

the North American stay-at-home mom, feeding her young in the wild!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

monkeys jumping on the bed....

we bought a new bed!! its temper-pedic...king sized....and amazing!!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sick :(

Piper pretty much woke up hating the world yesterday morning....cranky from the start, i just thought it was going to be another one of those "marathon nursing" days. So we sit on on the couch and start nursing...she almost immediately falls asleep after only being awake maybe 30 minutes! she takes a small nap on my lap, but when she woke up...she was hot, crying, and miserable! I took her was 101.8! then she threw up!! being completely unprepared for this inevitable day, i start crying my eyes out and call jake. While i pulled myself together, jake called our doctors office to make an appointment. i didnt want to go through this all by myself for the first praise Jesus that jake has a job that cares and he was able to take us to the the time we got there she looked so was horrible...she could not open her eyes and was continuously crying and would not nurse! they listened to her breathing, which was really raspy, they put her on a breathing machine (which she HATED!), tested her for RSV and the Flu and sent us to the hospital to get a chest x-ray to check for phenomena...our doctor told us that she looked so sickly that she was honestly trying to decided if she should admit her to the hospital!!!! flash backs to the NICU came back and jake and i were full of emotions holding our little girl :( after spending a few hours in and out of the doctors office and the hospital, all the tests came back negative!!!! Whooo-hoooo!! And after a few hours on children's Tylenol and finally a good feeding...she was like a different baby...talking, smiling and trying to crawl off the examining table while Dr.Grim was checking her breathing:) It made us feel so good!! Dr.Grim said that it must be some sort of bronchial virus, she said just too keep up with the Tylenol every 5 to 6 hours, keep a humidifier around, and nurse her as much as possible!! We came home and took a LONG nap together :) she is still pretty cranky, wants to be held or nursing pretty much constantly, but i can already tell she is feeling a bit better. ohhhh the trials of parenthood...yesterday was one of the most emotional mornings of my life...and i know this is just the beginning!!!

*jake took this photo at the doctors office with his iphone