Friday, August 24, 2007

On a lighter note...

Summer has started sleeping until 8:30 or 9:30 everyday.  YEAH!!! Yesterday, she actually got up at 9:40.  This is so awesome compared to 7:00 or a little earlier.  She also went to one nap a day sometime while she was at my moms which is perfectly fine with me if she is going to be sleeping later.  Anyways, I just thought I would share the good news that I have right now.  I better get some stuff done before she gets up.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Big Surprise

Last week, two days before we were supposed to go to Mexico, Clint went to the doctor for some pain he was having.  We found out that he has kidney cancer.  So, we canceled our trip and checked into the hospital on Wednesday so that he could have his kidney and some lymph nodes removed on Thursday.  We came home from the hospital on Tuesday in time to have a pizza dinner for our 3rd anniversary just before bed.  It came as a big shock and I really don't know what to say, but if you are reading this, please pray for us.  I am having a hard time dealing with this...there are so many emotions going through my head right now.  I hope they got everything while they were in there, but we will have to wait a couple of months to see when Clint goes back for another CT scan. 

Summer stayed with my mom the entire time since my mom had already taken off of work to keep her while we were in Mexico.  We did get to see her a few times during the week, but I was really starting to miss my little ray of sunshine and was ready to get her back by the time Clint was released from the hospital.  She was sooo happy to see her daddy.  He made it in the condo before I did, so I did not get to see the look on her face, but I wish I did.  While I was gone to get his meds that evening, he said she sat on his lap and laid there.  So, they put her to bed before I got back.  Clint is not allowed to pick up anything heavier than a phone book for 6 weeks, so that means no picking up Summer.  But, she can climb up into his lap if she wants.  She has been giving him lots of kisses which I know makes his day.  I just hope and pray she can do that for years and years to come.

Monday, August 13, 2007

New PJ's

We are leaving for Mexico in less than 24 hours!!!  Okay, so needless to say I am excited!  Summer is going to be staying with my mom & Tre while we are gone.  I think she will be fine since she really likes both of them a lot.  I am sure they will be spoiling her the whole time we are gone anyway. 

When we get back, Clint's parents are going to be here waiting for us.  They have not been to visit us since Summer was born so I am glad they are finally coming to see us.  I think they will have a good time seeing Summer because she is so entertaining at this stage in her life. 

I got Summer some new clothes a couple of weeks ago.  Most of them are for the summer next year.  I bought her 3T so I hope she is able to wear them.  She wears 18-24 months right now so I am sure they will work out fine.  I did get her a couple of long sleeve shirts and a pair of pants for this fall and winter.  I also get her several sets of PJs.  Before this trip, she only had one pair of PJs which were shorts and a tank top with elephants on them (silky).  As you can see from the pics, she is as cute as a bug in them.  Well, I need to get this house semi-clean  before we leave for Mexico.  I better run.

Oh yeah, she says almost everything now.  She is really imitating a lot of what I say or do so I better be on my best behavior...LOL.

Monday, August 6, 2007

A Family Portrait

Yesterday we went to get our family portrait made at Olan Mills.  Summer was immediately distracted by the rocking horse next to the door on the way in.  Darn Rocking Horse!!!  Needless to say, she was not a bit interested in getting her picture taken.  She wanted to ride the horse.  She barely sat still long enough to get a few pictures snapped...none of which were great.   But, we gave up on getting a good picture with her, and the photographer snapped a few pics of me and Clint.  We ended up getting the picture where she is grinning and biting her lips at the same time..LOL.  She is such a cutie.  It was not the best pic of me, of course, but I looked good in all of them...not.  I had one eye closed in at least one of them.   We got two sheets of just me and Clint since they turned out really good.  Overall, our mission was accomplished.  Family portrait taken.  We were just missing one member of our family...who obviously had better things to do. 

Summer did get to ride the horse while I was picking out which poses I wanted.  She loved it!!!  Clint came in there where I was and told me Summer was going to scream when we got ready to leave because she was having such a good time.  I told him she would get over it.  It really was not bad when we left there...not nerely as bad as when we left KB Toys the other day without the shopping cart she was playing with.  I hope she remembers to ask Santa for one.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

5 minutes in Summer's afternoon

Summer is sitting in the floor reading some books.  She really loves to turn the pages herself.  She gets upset when I try to help...the nerve of me!  I think her favorite book right now is called "Honey Bunny."  It only has about 6 pages and twice as many words, but she really likes the pictures in it...especially the picture of the little boy.  I hope that is not a sign...LOL.  She has now found the remote control and is trying to use it as a phone....laughing at what it is saying to her.  She really is a silly girl.  She is also watching soaps with me right now which is about the only thing I watch other than cartoons.  Okay, now she is blowing on the top of the couch making funny sounds....laughing at herself.  There are the coasters she loves (to throw in the floor) so much!  It is amazing that I have only been writing for about 3 minutes, and she has gone from floor to couch and back to the floor.  She really does not sit still for very long. 

Yesterday, she was in my glider playing.  She ended up making it fall backwards and tumbled onto the kitchen floor.  She didn't even cry.  She still falls a lot when she is walking, especially on concrete (not sure what is up with that).  Maybe she is trying to walk to fast or run.  Either way, she just gets back up and moves on.  She's is pretty tough. 

She is trying to figure out how to ride her Peek-a-boo block rhino right now.  She does know how to push it and stand on the seat.  But, she can't seem to roll herself across the carpet when she sits on it. that another poopy diaper I smell?   Oh the joys of being a mom!

Summer went for her 15 month check-up and shots on Monday.  She weighed 24 lb. 9 oz. and is 31 3/4 inches tall.  She is in the 80th percentile for both height and weight.  She has stayed pretty much consistent in her percentile (70-80)since she has been born.  I think her 7th tooth finally came through today.  Her nose is running like crazy and there is drool so I wonder if there are more to come.

Did I mention she is climbing onto everything she can?  The couch, chairs, toys, trees yet though. :) 

She talks all the time too.  Her new word for today is Pawpaw.  She saw a picture of my dad and I said Pawpaw and then she said it.  Now I will have to try to teach her to say Nona and Nono.  Two weeks ago, she said Memaw and Nanny.  Last weekend she called my sister Auntie.  She is really good at picking up new words.  I was trying to get her to say pillow.  I could see her trying to get the "P" sound out, but she didn't/couldn't do it.  She said balloon and ball last week.  Please and thank you are two words she uses all the time.  Hopefully it will stay that way as she gets older.  

She loves blankets.  Especially soft blankets.  She does not like to share them.  I am trying to teach her that they are not all hers, so in her play area, we each have our own blankets.  She tried to take mine from me today and claim it for herself, but I wasn't giving in.  I can't always give her what she wants.  She needs to learn to share and the sooner she learns that, the better off she will  be...and all the unsuspecting kids who might have something she wants.  Wish me luck!


Playing in the loft aka her bedroom:

Making duck noises: