Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Leah's First Michigan Michigan State Game

Last Saturday was the Michigan Michigan State Football game. Of course Leah was all decked out in her blue and maize. We went to Auntie Ashley and Uncle Will's house even though they were in green!!! Unfortunately, Michigan lost for the first time since 1999 and for the first time at home since 1990...It was still a lot of fun!!!

All the Yummy food that Auntie Ashley made...notice the green and white!!!

Of course Mommy had to sabotage the cake (it was actually blue and yellow on the bottom, Auntie Ashley thinks she is funny)

Even though Uncle Will was wearing his Beat Michigan shirt...he had to admit, Leah was pretty cute in her Michigan cheerleading uniform!

The cake was yummy and Leah made sure to eat the blue and yellow part so it would match her Michigan PJ's!

Uncle Will's cousin said it best, "this is what a State Fan does when they finally beat Michigan, find the cutest wolverine they can, hang her upside down and torture her!!!"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Angels for Angels

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer three day was this weekend. Grandma's friend Donna was walking and we took Leah to cheer her on! There was no way to get in touch with Donna, so we had to wait at one of the cheering stations for about an hour before we finally saw her. It was worth every minute of it. It truly was an amazing thing to behold. You could feel the love and support that flowed not only from the walkers, but also the supporters. It truly is unbelievable what can be accomplished with a lot of determination and dedication. And whether becoming a walker or a supporter, it is really something everyone should experience.

Donna's team earned $350,000 and the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-day earned 8.3 million dollars!!! WOW!!!

Slumber Party!

MeMe and Grandpa Warren went to Aruba for their 15th Anniversary, so Auntie Allyce stayed with us. Leah had lots of fun with her...

Making sure her bed was nice and comfy

Dinner Time

Snuggling on the couch

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yummy Plummy!!!

I recieved these fresh fruit feeders for a shower gift and never quite got around to using them, until now...Basically it is a mesh bag that you put fruit in and then the baby can suck on the fruit and get all of the nutrients and flavor with no worries of seeds or skin or anything.

Leah tried a plum and the mesh bag for the first time today!...I think she enjoyed the bag and the plum!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Auntie Ashley's Baby Shower

Yesterday, Pam and I threw a shower for Ashley. Even though Leah was not there, I decided this gets to make it onto her blog!!! When I was pregnant with Leah, I think Ashley was just as excited as I was. She took care of me and made sure I had lots of rice krispie treats and cotton candy. I could not have asked for a better more supportive friend, she even made sure I had Arby's the minute I delivered, Damn Nitrates!!! Once Leah arrived she very quickly became one of her favorite people in the entire world! She is expecting her first child, the beginning of December and we can not wait for Aiden Michael to join us. We love you and are so very happy for you!!!

Pam, Me, Ashley

The super yummy, Marble Creamcheese Bethea Cake

Lots of Presents!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Great-Aunt June's Visit

We were all so excited, Leah's Great-Aunt, June, came to visit again! This is her third time coming from New York since Leah was born! While she was here, we celebrated her 45th birthday.

Here she is getting ready to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.

Leah loved hanging out with her Great-Aunt

On Aunt June's actual birthday, we went to Pero's for dinner. Leah finally got to take a picture with GaGaPa's friend, Debbie

Friday, October 10, 2008

Poor Leah

Perfect examples of why Leah should not be left alone with Mommy or with Grandpa and Aunt Chi Chi

This is what happens when Mommy is left in charge.

And even though I took the to go container myself...

This is what happens when Aunt Chi Chi and Grandpa are in charge!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Leah's Bestest Friends!!!

Since I mentioned them in my first post, I thought I would introduce you all to Lyla and Pressley. These are Joelle's Girls. Leah loves them tons and is going to miss them so much when they move to Greenville!

Here are Leah and Lyla. They look more like twins then Lyla and Pressley do!

All three girls, sharing the new Fisher Price toys Joelle got for Free!!!

I know you can't really see them, but I love this picture.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Going to Give it a Try!!!

So, I have been meaning to do this for quite some time...I have been to busy and quite frankly to lazy, to do it but I figured now was as good a time as any! I have been following my friend Joelle's blog and she has been promising to show me how to do it. Well, she is moving in a few weeks (which I will get into in a minute) so I figured I better get on it! I figured this would be an easy way for people to keep up with Leah and how fast she is growing!

She is truly amazing! She is a little over seven months old. I am amazed everyday by all of the things she has learned in such a short amount of time! She has mastered rolling ALL over the place. She crawls backwards, can drink from a sippy cup, and even though it is quite messy, she can feed herself with a spoon. She has full conversations with whoever will listen. She says "MaMa" "NaNa" "LaLa" and "DaDa". Right now my favorite thing that she can do is give 5, if you put your hand up in front of her and ask her to give you five, she gets so excited and proud of herself that she has mastered such a skill!!! It is honestly unbelieveable!

Now, about my friend Joelle...I met her through Ashley and she has truly been a blessing. She has twin girls who are 3 days younger then Leah. I was talking to her about how much I was dreading going back to work and leaving Leah, and she offered to watch her 3 days a week. Joanna did the other two and we were all set. I still hated to leave Leah, but I could not have asked for a better situation. Leah loves her and her girls and they love her too! Well, Joelle and her husband, David are here in GA with 2 new babies and no family...I could not imagine and so do not blame them one bit for wanting to go back to Greenville and be with family. Long story short, David got a new job and they move back the end of the month!!! I am truly happy for them, but if anyone knows a good baby sitter, Leah needs a new one!!!