Tuesday, May 27, 2008
She loves keys...
And the telephone (call me, baby!)...
And last but certainly not least, she loves the camera (gimme that, Momma!)
There are a few of her favorite things! :)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It was the AEP Festival Run in Downtown Roanoke. We had fabulous weather for the run and it was actually quite enjoyable (although you wouldn't have wanted to ask me that two miles in... haha!) Emily was my running partner. We decided six weeks ago to train for the race because we have both been wanting to run a race for a while now. There were some hardcore runners that were super fast, and I was kinda slow, but I was just relieved to be able to run the whole way and finish! :) I think slow running is better than having to stop and walk. :) Em could've gone faster, but she was super nice and ran with me the whole course.
Here are the runners taking off at the sound of the gun!
And the whole crowd running past...
There we go (near the double yellow line)!
Here we are when we were running up the hill to the finish line. Who puts a hill at the end of a race?!
I'm thinking I am glad its a long weekend, cause I need to recover from that! :) (My recovery plan = a big bowl of ice cream and a dvd of Grey's Anatomy!) But I am so glad I did it and I'm looking forward to training for another 5K sometime in the future. :) I might just become a runner now. Anyone wanna join me?!
Friday, May 23, 2008
However, just to make sure she didn't look like a boy in it, I had to dress it up with a bow and a skirt! :)
She wouldn't really sit still for a picture, but she clapped! :)
And then she spotted something she wanted, and off she went!
She did turn around to wave to me though, and her sweet smile reminds me how very blessed I am. :)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Here are the three honors students that finished their four year degrees in three years. :)
Look how cool their cake was!!!
We've also been celebrating the fact that Savannah started crawling on Friday! :) She is now into EVERYTHING since she can move! Check out what she did after she got a hold of the tissue box when I put away some laundry yesterday.
Literally, shes into EVERYTHING. :)
Yesterday, Savannah was taking a nap and she woke up and started talking. I finished up the report I was typing and started up the stairs. Then, I heard a loud crash! I ran up the rest of the stairs and to her room only to find that the little monkey had pulled the bumper off of her bed, reached her arms out through the slats, and knocked over her clothes hamper! She is really keeping me on my toes now. :) And ps- we lowered her crib this week to prevent her climbing out, but I'm still not too sure that won't happen at some point with her adventurous curiosity. :)
That being said, I've been trying to get some footage of her cute, slow crawl for you all to see. Here it is! Enjoy!
We hope you have a great Tuesday and that you have blessings to celebrate as well! :)
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Momma sat her up on the bed in the very middle and turned on the Elmo tape, like every morning. Then Momma turned around to put in her contacts, standing next to the bed and using the bedroom mirror. Momma put them in really quick and then turned around only to be horrified at seeing Savannah tumbling off of the bed! Momma scooped her up and cuddled her but she just kept crying and crying and Momma didn't know what to do. Maybe she broke a bone or something?! Panic was rising quickly. Well, just a few minutes later, Mawmaw arrived to babysit (Momma was originally getting ready for a dentist appointment) and gave her a sip of coke out of her straw. Wouldn't you know that Savannah turned off the tears just like that and reached out for more coke with a big smile?!
Thankfully, there was no permanent damage done (except to Momma's nerves!) and there will be NO more sitting on the bed, not even for a few seconds! The whole scary fall resulted in only a tiny bruise on her chin, bless her heart.
Momma went off to the dentist a little shaken up only to be told that she had to have a crown and two fillings. YUCK! This day was off to a rough start for sure.
Then Momma called Mimi, who comforted Momma about the whole falling off the bed deal by saying that it happens to everyone at some point and they are just too quick to watch all of the time. Anyway, there will be NO more sitting on the bed...or the couch...or anywhere but the floor!
So then we had an issue because both tv's in this house are located to high to be seen from the floor! How would Savannah watch Elmo?!?! Momma could not do without Elmo's help entertaining Savannah.
Mimi had a solution! :) A portable DVD player! (I know, this kid has got to be the most spoiled kid ever.) Mimi brought it over with FOUR new ELMO tapes! WOW!
Now Momma buckles Savannah in her high chair and sets the DVD player on the table, and everyone is safe and happy! :)
Check out how engrossed Savannah gets in these Elmo tapes...
Elmo says "Hi, Elmo is so happy to see you!" and Savannah waves back at him. Haha.
She loves Elmo!
Elmo, the DVD player, and no permanent damage done all deserve a nice round of applause!
I'm glad the terrible morning had a good ending after all!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Savannah has done so well eating table food lately that when she wanted some of my goldfish today, I let her have them. Well, goldfish are apparently the new hit in this house. If you watch the video, you can see her clap her hands after each bite because apparently they deserved a round of applause, and then she gets so excited that she snorts! :) I just love this kid!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Grandad brought her Shamoo (is that how you spell it?) from a SeaWorld business outing. She wasn't real sure about him at first...after all, the doll version was almost her size! :) She checked him out...
And looked him over real good...
Gave him a few squeezes...
And then the standard taste test...
And then she decided they'd be best friends. She now pretty much refuses to put him down. My 17-pounder is now attached to a killer whale. :)
Mimi brought her a shirt that says "My First Minnie Mouse Shirt!" It fits her perfect!
Savannah loves her presents! Thanks Mimi and Grandad!!!! :)