Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Little Olympian

Here is a picture of Chase and Olympic swimmer Josh Davis. He won 4 golds in Atlanta in 1996. Chase loved wearing his "bling." We have already started swimming laps...I think Chase is ready for the 2028 Olympics.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yummy Cupcakes

You must try this recipe. Super yummy. My only complaint is that the cream cheese and butter are measured in ounces. I had to use my food scale and really think about it.

Here's the icing recipe:


Monday, March 30, 2009

A good blog

I really enjoy reading this blog. Here's a great post on parenting. It is so true.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have a Houdini on my hands

I put Chase down last night at 7:45 and he went to sleep right away. I was expecting him to get up at least three times because of his teeth. He didn't wake up until 4:45am. I was so excited. I went in to check on him and he was on his tummy. He flipped over some time in the night. I was pumped. I made Justin come look. We both just stood there looking at him. I put him on his back and he was NOT happy. He eventually fell back asleep.

So I have been hearing everyone's advice on teething. Everything from bourbon (don't think I haven't considered that if there was any in our house) to give Chase a pork bone to gnaw on. Two people at work told Justin to do that. Never heard that before. Then my friend, Erin, commented below on random advice she got from her little girl's "Old Mountain Woman" great grandma.

So, what's the most random advice you've gotten to help with teething. I love hearing them. They make me laugh.

I went to a baby shower this morning while Justin stayed with Chase. It was so nice to have "adult conversation" and Justin loves having alone time with Chase. They get to do "guy things."

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are bad days contagious?

I spoke with my sister the other day and she was having a bad day. Well, low and behold, I caught it. I woke up this morning and didn't feel too hot. Not sure what my problem is. I have taken everyone's advice and never "wished away" any of Chase's phases. Well today I am officially "wishing away" the first tooth phase. I can see the bud under his gum and I am begging the Lord to just let it pop on in. He's up two and three times a night because his little gums hurt so bad. I go in and give him teething tablets and he is usually back to sleep within 10 minutes. I just really got used to sleeping through the night. I do honestly feel bad for him because I know the pain has got to be really bad.

One thing that did cheer me up was that I got to hear Josh Davis speak at my nephews chapel today at their school. He won three gold medals for swimming in the 1996 Olympic Games. He was a great speaker and was very motivating. He told us how when he was in the 8th grade his swim coach told him he wasn't that good and should consider a different sport. He didn't quit--he got a new coach. Isn't that amazing? Had he listened to that first coach he may have never gotten gold medals at the Atlanta Olympics. My favorite was that he took his pic with Chase and put the gold medal around Chase's neck. I will post it as soon as I get the copy. It's on my sister-in-laws camera.

Okay...enough randomness for today. Got to go tend to my crying baby.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This aint my first rodeo...or maybe it was.

These are some of the pics from our busy day. We took Chase to the Austin Rodeo for the first time and he loved it. He did perfect. He rode a carousel for the first time. He drank his bottle while we ate Fair food. He snoozed for a bit and then just let us hold him. We ended the night with a relaxing bath. It was such a fun day! We are so blessed to have such a great baby. We love him more and more every single day.

Hope everyone also had a great weekend!

p.s. my nail polish is not black--it's "Russian Navy" by OPI. It's a blueish/purplish color. It didn't photograph too well.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day at the Ranch

We hung out at the ranch this afternoon after Chase took a 2 hour nap. I was shocked he slept that long. I had to wake him up. He was rockin' the headphones because the guys were shooting skeet and I would love for him to not be hard of hearing at the age of his dad is. Hope you enjoy the pics. He's growing like crazy!