Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Yesterday was Brian's 30th birthday. I was able to get a night off during Soapbox's tech week so we could go out last night. We saw "Enchanted" (which was cute) and then went out for dessert. Yummmmmmm....

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

(25 days til Christmas!)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was a good one! Brian, Chase and I spent the holiday at my parents' house with the step-family:

Chase also got to hang out with his cousins (all girls!):

(He looks a little overwhelmed, doesn't he?!?)

This may have been the last Thanksgiving with all my step-siblings at my parents' house because they are thinking of moving out of state within the next year. I'm glad we were able to make it.... It was shaky for awhile!

Our plans were to leave for Michigan early Thursday (Thanksgiving day) morning, because our family Thanksgiving wasn't scheduled until Friday. Wednesday night Chase surprised us by throwing up EVERYWHERE. Luckily he seemed to get everything out of his system before his bed time and he slept fine through the night. When I woke up Thursday morning Brian was moaning in bed beside me. Uh, oh.... Yup, he had it. We waited a few hours until things calmed down a bit and then loaded up the car (with a bucket... just in case)! Chase got through Thursday just fine so we thought he was in the clear, but then Friday night he got sick again, and then I was up all night with it myself. This might explain how I got the bug:

(I shot a ball out of my mouth at Chase and from then on he kept putting them back in there for me so I would do it over and over again!)

Anyway, Brian was sick the entire time and I was miserable this morning, so it is a MIRACLE we got home today without having to pull over every 20 minutes. Needless to say, we are not doing much this evening (except watching Mizzou beat Kansas in football.... WOO HOO)!

31 days til Christmas!!

P.S. I will be posting photos to our Photo Album, but it won't be soon. I'm about to enter Tech Week for Soapbox's next show and won't be able to breathe again until it opens next weekend. I'll put an update here when they've been downloaded! [Update 12/14/07: Photos posted!]

Saturday, November 17, 2007

11 Months!

Chase turned 11 months old yesterday, so here is his 11 month photo!

Click here to compare it to his 10 month photo!

I swear he smiled for the camera with every picture I took. It's hard for me to believe it was a coincidence when every time I put the camera up he turned and gave me a cheesy grin. My mom will be so proud!

The slideshow of all his month photos has been updated at the bottom of Chase's Info Page if you're interested in seeing the progression. [Update 1/18/08: This page no longer exists. If you would like me to email you a slideshow of the progression, let me know!] He is pulling up on things all the time now. I can't believe he'll be a year old next month!

Random photos taken over the last month are now in our Photo Album (labeled "Chase: 10 Months - Misc.").

P.S. 38 days til Christmas!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Counting Down!

I do a Christmas countdown every year, so between now and Christmas every time I post I will be reminding you of how close we are getting to Christmas. Are you ready for it?

43 days!!!!

We just bought Chase's stocking. We didn't know what to do for him last Christmas since his due date was Christmas Eve and we weren't sure he'd be here by Christmas (plus the fact I was superstitious about embroidering his name on anything before he even got here)! So last year we bought him a generic "Baby's 1st Christmas" stocking, just in case. Now he has a "real" stocking with his name embroidered on it that he'll use every year, just like we do!

We are really excited to share this Christmas with Chase. I know he was around last Christmas but he was a week old, we were sleep deprived, and he spent the day like this:

(I can't believe that onesie ever fit him!!)