Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Summer's almost over

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Anna has been sleeping well through the night, up to 11 hours straight! We are soooo thankful for that. We've had a few events recently. We went to a Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball game this past week. We went to a family reunion in little Washington 2 weekends ago and spent the night in Rocky Mount. Granny & Granpa came for a visit this past weekend. We were at a wedding/rehearsal dinner this weekend, in which Amy was the wedding director. We got to celbrate MaryBeth's 25th birthday. I'm sure I'm leaving out other events, but the pictures are what you're really here for anyways. :) My first ever Grasshoppers game.

TARHEELS!- now that's what I call a cake. Up past my bed-time, partying at the wedding
Meghan's wedding (L to R- Laura, Elissa, Liza, Meghan, Mommy, Me, Anna B., Kaitlyn, Anna H.)
Happy 25th B-day Aunt MB


Playtime is always better with a little drool.
Showing my arm strength with a few pushups
Charlie Potts
Cousin Anna Carol

Cousin SimmonsCousin Rachel
Cousin Jimmy (We were not able to include pics of all the family members I got to see. Sorry, blame mommy & daddy. Those not shown in pics Great Uncle Jesse, Great Aunt Carol, Cousins Sharon Grace, Seth, Mary, Jessica, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Kim, Kevin C., Paige, James, Nicholas)

Davis Bryant

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How sweet it is...

All smiles in her nightgown.
All snuggled up in her sleep sack, which we've just started using.
She'd be smiling even bigger if she didn't have her diaper on. She loves to be naked.

We have certainly learned to appreciate sleep since Anna's birth. Thankfully, we have regained full nights of sleep starting about 3 weeks ago. Sweet Anna has consistently been sleeping from 10PM to 7AM. It is sooooo nice not having to wake up in the middle of the night. Prior to that we had over a week of her not sleeping at all during the night. Now she is doing very well though. She has started cooing, making lots of noises when she gets excited. She has also learned to roll from her stomach to her back, which she did twice this weekend. This past week we did get a bit concerned after she had discharge for several days. The doctor recommended we do an ultrasound, which we did last week. Everything turned out fine. We're still not sure what caused it, but she seems to be fine. It always makes you a bit nervous, especially with your first child.

She's learned to soothe herself by sucking her hands. She hasn't quite figured out just the thumb yet.

Plumbing 101
Who ever thought replacing a shower could be so time consuming? Over 2 months ago my dad & I began the demolition process of our shower, which we found out had been leaking for some time. It was finally completed last week with the installation of the shower door. My dad & I spent a full day knocking out all of the tile, etc. We had to call in the hired guns for the tile work and plumbing. I'm not as skilled as I like to think I am. In the midst of replacing the shower, the water heater decided to go out on us.

Showing off a little sweat during the second day of work. We looked MUCH worse on day 1.

The finished product.

Back To Work

Amy started back to work this week, working half-days on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. She was a bit sad to leave Anna behind, but I think it has been good for her to be back. Anna is in good hands with her grandmommy.

Shameless Plug

In less than 2 weeks I will once again be shooting in the annual sporting clays tournament for Young Life. This tournament has been named in honor of Daniel, a high school kid who died in a car accident about 2 years ago. He was a neat kid that I had the privilege of taking to Mexico on a Young Life trip. Our team is responsible for raising $3,000. If you are interested in sponsoring us, your donation is greatly appreciated. If so, you can click on the following link to donate by credit card, or you can mail it to 1840 Pembroke Rd., Greensboro, NC 27408 (all donations are tax deductible).