Hanging out with Kaelyn and meeting baby Connor

Friday, October 30, 2009

On Monday I took Melissa over to play with her friend Kaelyn. They haven't seen each other in months. We also got to meet baby Connor for the first time. Oh he is so sweet. I had forgotten what it was like to hold a new born. Melissa was in to him at first, but then her and Kaelyn went off to play. The girls had a really good time playing together. At one point the girls went to Kaelyn's room and Melissa was pretending to blow dry Kaelyn's hair with the toy hair dryer. It was cute to watch them pretend play together.

Our 3rd Annual pumpkin patch visit and pumpkin carving

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On Saturday Paul, Melissa, DD and I all went to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch. This is our 3rd year to take Melissa to this pumpkin patch. She was only 4 months old her first trip. This year she was having a blast. We didn't time this trip well. We waited to go the last weekend and it was a beautiful day so everyone was at the pumpkin patch. It didn't stop us from taking lots of pictures and Melissa running around having fun.
Melissa's DD came in this past weekend so it was her first trip to the pumpkin patch with us. Melissa even talked her DD in to buying her some pumpkins. She bought on for us to carve. Melissa also enjoyed helping us carve the pumpkin. As you can see had fun. Also she is giving you a sneak peak of her Halloween costume.

Melissa sleeping in a big girl bed

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday night Melissa made the move from a baby bed to her big girl bed. She help us take down her baby bed and she even kissed it goodbye. She helped us get her big girl bed all together. She could not wait to lay down on it. Melissa is going to use my old bed room furniture that I had as a little girl and it was also my moms when she was a little girl. The head board, foot board and the night stand are being refinished and we hope to have them back by December and then we will have the two dresser draws done. We found a nice man to do this for us. Once we get all of the pieces back and get her room all put together I will post pictures. Until then here are some pictures of Melissa in her baby bed for the last time and of her in the big girl bed.
The first night she slept great , when she woke up the next morning she was asking when can she take a nap. She was ready to go back to sleep in her bed. She is doing really well with the bed.
Last night in her baby bed
Right after we put up her big girl bed
First night sleeping in her big girl bed
First nap in her big girl bed

Enjoying the fall

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Over the last couple of weeks we have been enjoying this time of year here in Texas. We don't get to enjoy fall that much, but it has been nice the last couple of weeks. Melissa is enjoying seeing pumpkins and scarecrows. One day in the store I noticed they had a pumpkin painting kit and since Melissa loves to paint I had to buy it. We also bought some baking pumpkins to make real pumpkin pie and then one pumpkin to decorate outside with our flowers and our new scarecrow Melissa picked out. She loves going out the front door and talking to the scarecrow.

This past weekend we took Melissa to the Coppell Oak Fest. It was free to get in and all the actives were also free. We only had to pay for food. Melissa and I road a train ride around the pond, she played in the bounce house. I think her favorite thing was dancing to the Emerald City Band. She wasn't happy when we left because she was having a blast dancing.

We hope to make it out to the pumpkin patch this weekend. I hope the rain will stay away over the weekend. I will post pictures of the pumpkin patch.

Family News!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Paul, Melissa and I are happy to announce that we are going to have new family members. My sister Peyton is pregnant with twins! We are so excited for Peyton and bother in-law Alex. The babies are due April 6, 2010. Melissa is going to have two baby cousins to boss around and love on. My Great Aunt told my sister Peyton that Twins run in the family. We had never heard of this before.
Please say a prayer for Peyton and the babies. Peyton is 16 weeks and everything is looking great for the babies. The babies are called Baby A and Baby B. I want to go visit my sister but won’t get to see her until New Years!

Here are the sonogram pictures of the little ones
8 weeks
Baby B at 14 weeks
Baby A at 14 weeks

Happy Birthday Paul

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Melissa and I had a little birthday party for Paul aka Daddy. Melissa and I made him a triple chocolate fudge cake on Monday and then Tuesday I did the finishing touch to the cake. I have been wanting to make the Great Pumpkin Cake for years, but just never got around to doing it. I found this cake on Kraft.com and thought this would be the best time to make it since its fall.
Melissa and I bought Paul a nice lab top backpack that he had been eyeing for some time. This will make traveling a lot easier. If you don't know Paul travels at least 2 weeks out of every month.
I made chicken enchiladas for dinner and they were a hit! Paul had a good night with us and Melissa loved singing and helping daddy open up his cards and gifts. Don't laugh at the cake when you see it on the video, but it did taste good.

Welcome Connor Baker

On September 28, 2009 our dear friends Mark, Lena and big sister Kaelyn welcomed Connor Baker in to the world. He weighed in at 8lbs 7.5 oz and 19 1/2 inches. We can't wait to meet Connor, but since Melissa has a head cold we can't go over and visit. We don't won't to get baby Connor sick.
Congratulations to Mark, Lena and Kaelyn.
Baby Connor and Big Sister Kaeyln

Remembering Jim Petty and Arturo Acebedo

Sorry it has been awhile since the last post. We have had some things going on, but I just haven’t been in the mood to blog. My two best friends lost their dads to cancer about two weeks a part. Linda’s dad lost his battle with leukemia after four years. Jim Petty fought a good fight for the past four years, but then the leukemia spread to his brain and there wasn’t anything the doctors could do for him. Jim passed away on September 17, 2009. Then on September 28, 2009 my other best friend Margarita called to tell me her dad had passed away with lung cancer. Arturo Acebedo fought his cancer for two years. I know that both men are up in heaven living a cancer free life. My heart goes out to my best friends. Please if you could keep the Petty and Acebedo family in your prayers.