Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's not our best work, but I don't think he will mind. Mimi misses her daddy even if she wouldn't tell you on video. Come home soon!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
She wouldn't even let me change the channel or have a bite of her cookie, even on my birthday!
Then Aunt Katie came over to bring me a present and to eat some Mexican take-out with us, and Mimi had a little fun playing dress-up with her glasses.
She even thought my gift was for her. I don't know what gives her the idea that every day revolves around her. Oh wait...
Anyway, it was a perfectly pleasant, low-key birthday. Cliff had planned to take me to eat at my favorite Italian restaurant in Jackson, but he's been away so much I knew he missed Mimi, and I wanted to be with her too, so we just hung out at home. But I do have to brag on him a little bit. He got me the sweetest, most thoughtul gift- a necklace with Amelia's thumbprint on it.
Isn't it precious? I can't give him all the credit for thinking of it. I saw my friend Misti's back in December and told him that I wanted one. But I had forgotten about it, so I was definitely surprised that not only did he remember that I wanted it, but he actually took Amelia to Jackson to have her print taken, and then went all the way back there to pick it up the morning after he had come home from a recruiting trip in Memphis. Good job, Cliffy!
While I'm bragging on him, I might as well tell y'all that instead of the customary roses for V-day, he actually gave me a collage frame filled with pics of me and Mimi together for my office. Swoon! That guy knows I enjoy a thoughtul gift! Note to anyone ever getting me a gift: Anything to do with my baby's face or hand prints gets me every time.
I had such a nice birthday just hanging out with my sweet family, and lucky for me the fun is not over yet. Mimi and I will be spending the weekend at my parents' house while Cliff goes back to Memphis looking for players to sign. I predict some delicious food cooked for me, some relaxation, and maybe a Hobby Lobby gift card in the mix. I am so blessed!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
What a fun weekend! Thursday we received the best news that people who work in education can ever hear- we got a snow day! Even better, we got a Friday snow day, which made for an excellent weekend. It's so hard to believe that I have experienced only a handful of snows in my whole life living in Mississippi and Amelia has already seen snow three times in her short little life. It's funny that young kids around here think snow is normal since we've had so much in the last couple of years. Bless their hearts when it takes another ten years to happen again.
It started snowing late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning, this is what we saw:
(Katie took this sweet pic. I don't think I have to tell you which of these I jacked from her and which were taken with my point and shoot cam. As always, thanks to Katie for being the official family photographer!)
We were excited that Aunt Mare also got a snow day from Southern Miss, so she came to see Mimi after having been away for a few weeks. They were pumped to see each other and Mimi was spoiled to get to play with her aunts and all of her grandparents this weekend. She is one loved little girl!
Speaking of being childish, I am also guilty. My parents came over to play with Amelia and I couldn't resist hitting my daddy with a big snowball and then he slipped and fell and got all wet. I felt kind of bad, but still laughed my head off about it. Oops.
Later that evening, Mare and Justin came over and Cliff and I got to go out on a date. Nothing special, just Mexican and a movie, but it was a great ending to a great, great day. Thanks for babysitting, guys!
Today was spent at church followed by lunch with friends. I almost let it get dark before I realized I had not taken a photo of Amelia on her second Valentine's Day, so outside we went for a couple of quick snaps.
Is it bad that I adore Valentine's Day for the sheer fact that I think Mimi looks totally adorable in red and pink? That, and I also love flowers and chocolate. And cards. And chick flicks. Ok, sue me. I just love Valentine's Day!
P.S. We were bummed that Chris and Kathryn weren't able to come visit this weekend as planned because of the weather. Come as soon as you can, guys!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The smells of my childhood are so vivid in my memory today. Like the smell of chicken fajitas on my brother's birthday, or barbecue chicken on mine. (We were not hard to please!) The smells of fried chicken, cornbread and chocolate chip pound cake remind me of Cliff's mom. I want Amelia to remember the smells of goodies baking and bubble bath and the dirt that we will definitely be playing in when the weather warms up.
Little things are really the big things, and that has been so evident to me lately. So don't think I'm gross if you open my fridge. I'm just too busy taking bubble baths.