Thursday, August 31, 2006
Our Little Climber I had a surprise today. I found out Kaleigh knows how to climb stairs! She hasn't been around any until today but she was pretty good at making her way up those stairs. We were at Immanuel Baptist for a Friendship International meeting and Kaleigh needed a little break so that's when we made the discovery. Speaking of Immanuel, I really like their church. They have a neat little food bar/ coffee shop and a workout room and some really cool playrooms for the kids. They even have gymnastic equipment and have mommy & baby classes. I can't wait until our church gets our new coffee shop and one day a rec center. I will be up there all the time! So anyway, back to Kaleigh, after she discovered her climbing ability she came home & was trying to climb up on the couch. We put a little cushion down to help her. I think we may have created a monster!
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Today was Lake Day at Degray with the Sunday School class. We had such a good time and the weather was gorgeous. I was so excited because I actually wakeboarded! I've gotten up once before but this time I stayed up for a few minutes. I asked Nathan later if I looked as wobbly and clumsy as I felt, but he said no, that I looked really in control. That made me feel good. Nathan was even more excited about it than I was, really. He was the one who talked me into doing it anyway. I'm just disappointed not to have any pictures of that.
We had a great time. Randy did some awesome jumps for us and I think us girls just liked hanging out in the water (other than in the swimming area where the fish were attacking us!)
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Hi, this a post from Kaleigh Statton. I used to love sleeping in my daddy's arms but I hardly ever do that anymore. Only when I'm really really tired like I was in this picture. And I know I look angelic while I'm sleeping, but do not be fooled!
My teddy bear is so much fun to play with. He likes it when I give him kisses on his little black nose.
I really enjoy bathtime and wearing my washcloth on my head like this.
Also my mommy got me this new little riding toy and I like to sit on it and zoom around the room if somebody pushes me.
Friday, August 18, 2006
A recent discussion with a friend led me to evaluate the status of being a SAHM. Personally, I love staying at home with my baby girl, and it has always been my dream job. Although my position is now enviable by some moms who are working outside the home, try being a high-schooler whose only true heart's desire is to be a SAHM. It just didn't sound that great to most people to say that I hoped one day to stay at home and take care of my husband and children, but what can I say? Even now, I know a lot of people look down on my "job", but it's nice to have some appreciation for what I do.
Stay tuned for more on the ups and downs of my career. - Shelly
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Wow, life sure does seem busy lately! That's fine with me though, I get plenty of time to sit around the house. We went to church on Sunday and actually went Sunday night. Afterwards was supper club at IHOP. I think the workers were a little overwhelmed by our 20+ group (& all at one table), but the waitress did a great job. Monday morning I took Kaleigh to storytime at the Bryant library. It was so much fun. At least I had fun, Kaleigh was mildly entertained. They did a really good job. There were books, puppets, songs and hand motions. It's good to be able to find some activity for a 10 month old. Monday night was bible study at Sara's house. The bible study is really wonderful and I'm learning so much. Sara made some amazing black bean salsa. I ate so much I can still taste the onions but it was worth it! My 3 fave foods with onions - 1. black bean salsa, 2. Philly steak sandwiches, 3. chicken & dumplings. That list was in honor of Jill's lists, which I really enjoy.