Friday, February 18, 2011

A year has come and gone....

Truly cannot believe my little girl is already a year old!!!  Since I have not been keeping up with the blog here are some stats on our TODDLER!!!
  • She only weights 20 lbs 3 oz and is 29 inches long. A peanut somewhere in the 40-50% range.
  • That big ol' noggin has her head in the 95th %...nice....
  • She is all over the place cruising along furniture and crawling and is starting to let go getting stronger and more balanced every day.
  • A chatter box is an understatement.... says, "mama, ball, dada, baba, caca" (that is what she calls the dogs, started with Rocko, now they are all caca) and a jillion strings of "goo goo ga ga's".
  • Waves hi & bye bye with both hands..never just one. Claps hands, high fives, does 'so big' and blows kisses.
  • We have been working on some signs and does them but never at the right times.
  • LOVES her toys and has a billion of them. Her favorite changes everyday but right now her fav's are a doll, piano, drum, and the little people jeep and person that came in it.
  • Hasnt eaten baby food in a couple of months because she gets mad when fed, little miss independant HAS to feed herself. She loves vegetables and we have to hide fruit in other things to get her to eat it. She HATED cake at her birthday but loves ice cream. The transition to milk is complete and with her sensative tummy we did it very slow and had no problems. Nice to not have that $22 a week expense! Still have not given her any french fries or fried foods. We figure she'll eat enough crap in her lifetime we can keep it healthy a little longer.
  • Anytime she hears music she starts bouncing and clapping and waves to almost everyone we pass in the store that makes eye contact with her.
For her birthday we threw a big party and lots of her friends from play group, friends of her parents, Nana from Florida, Aunt Lisa & family all came in for the celebration. She was showered with presents and love had a ball until the melt down while attemping to eat her cake. Good times.

She is the love of our lives and we treasure every milisecond we get to be with her!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Those of you who know me know that I am a picture taking maniac and my most favorite thing to do is flaunt the beautiful-ness that is my little family. In years past you have seen pictures of me and the husband, our fuzzy children, a wedding picture and now this year the face of our beautiful daughter will grace the cards.

In doing her birth announcements (not sure if this link will work but here it is
this was done at and man do they make the decision making process a challenge! There were SOOOO many to choose from and came out just beautifully. It is so fast and easy and they ship so fast you will have them asap (which is great for those of us who procrastinate). Now we are trying to choose our Christmas card. EEK!!! I need help, give me some suggestions by clicking these link  giving me some ideas because I am STUMPED! Choosing the 3 pictures I want to use was the easy part but picking the card that will feature the face of my angel baby for her FIRST CHRISTMAS has left me blank. Do we do a holiday letter about our big move to Missouri? Do we do the traditional photo card or do we create a folded Christmas card?????????? Help a sister out!!

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Happy thanksgiving!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

5 Months of Joy

My little munchkin is now 5 months old!!! She is a chatter box, a snuggler (when she is tired otherwise she is way to busy grabbing for stuff), has an infectious laugh and loves to do everything in her power to get her feet in her mouth. She is the love of our lives and I can't remember what life was like before her.
Last week was an eye opening experience for Ellie Belly and me... David was out of town for work from Tuesday until Friday night. Not too hard right? I mean, I can do the whole working single parent thing for the week no problem....wrong answer.

Monday night my throat was sore but I thought nothing of it. Tuesday morning I had an appointment that has been scheduled for quite some time to get not one but 2 crowns done. Ouch. 2.5 hours later I was off to work. Throat still painful every time I swallowed but thought, 2.5 hours of dental work no big deal. Wednesday was painful. Still swollen and still hurt to swallow but went about my day as usual. That night was a different story. Barely slept thanks to the pain and in the morning decided to take Ellie and head to the doc in the box and pray it wasn't something I could pass on to her. Luckily it was not.

Pain meds and antibiotic in hand I dropped Ellie off with Nanny Yo in  hopes of getting so rest. No such luck. To make matters worse, the meds they gave me made my stomach so sick that on Friday I was not able to keep lunch down and sure enough was back at home and in bed by 1 p.m. That  night David came home. It was the longest week ever without him there and all I can say is THANK GOODNESS he is home!!

We had intended on having dinner with some friends Saturday night and even had a sitter lined up for the night but again....stupid medicine. We watched movies and had a quiet night in. Sunday brought on some anxiety as the reality of our time left in Birmingham set in. In 8 short weeks we are moving 12 hours away to Missouri with David's job. In those 8 weeks time lets hope that we can find tenants for both of our houses otherwise we will not get a mortgage on a new house, I can find a job of some sort, and we can find some reliable child care for Ellie in St. Joe. Wish me luck on packing, organizing and de-pack ratting my husband!!! Cheers!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

1 year 3 months later... Babies EVERYWHERE

Everyone has been on me about updating my blog since my last post. It seems like there has been a baby explosion amongst my friends! 2 of the bridesmaids from the wedding had babies within 2 months of us, one is pregnant now, i have family pregnant, and what seems like my entire circle of friends!

A lot has happened over the course of the last year so I will attempt to catch you up with a few photos....

We got married

Honeymooned in Jamaica

Got pregnant

And became....


Ellie @ 1 day

Ellie @ 1 month

Ellie @ 2 months

Ellie @ 3 months

Ellie @ 4 months

Aside from all of that, I cahnged jobs and returned to my roots of working with the senior population and LOVE my job! I am heartbroken to have to leave....David and I are embarking on yet antoher adventure...we are moving with his job to Saint Joseph, Missouri in a little less than 2 months. Yet another reason for me to start keeping up with the blog again.... I will do my best to keep the postings coming

Cheers from The Paige Family!

Monday, April 13, 2009

T Minus 12 Days and I will be Mrs. Paige....

Barbara jumped my ass about no new blogs since the beginning of March so here we go... The last month has been shall we say, chaos? Went to Toronto for work and was sick most of the trip. I hung out as long as I could to consume mass quantities of free food and booze with my co-workers but when the sinuses are clogged and a constant dizzy feeling takes over you tend to not wear your party hat. Benedryl was my friend, and the only reason I was able to breathe and sleep through the night!

Upon returning from cold Canada, David had his bachelor party in Kanasas City and flew out 8 hours later. I throughly enjoyed this night on the couch watching chick flicks and cuddling with the dogs still recovering from my trip. David had a blast with all his boys back home. He sounded a little rough on the phone the next morning but that was to be expected! His flight was delayed getting in and we bith CRASHED as soon as he got home that Sunday night and started the weekly grind all over again.

The following weekend we headed down to Florida for our last pre-wedding planning trip. First I had a test run with my hairdresser to make sure we were on the same page for the do for day, next we chose the toasting flutes and got ready for our meeting portion of the day. We went to Angler's Beachside Bar and Grill for lunch where we had the DJ for the reception meet us to go over the expectations and timeline for the AWESOME party we are going to have. Angler's is also the site of our rehearsal dinner so we met with the meeting planner there, gave her our menu and looked at the space since David had never seen it. It overlooks the gulf and we have rented the entire top floor so it will be quite nice!

For the past two weekends we have been busting our asses cleaning, organizing, and getting the house ready for David's family who is using us as a stopping point enroute to Florida. Since most of his family has never been to our house I really wanted to make sure we are putting our best foot forward, not to mention i want his mother to know that I take good care of her youngest baby. We are both sore but the house has been scrubbed from top to bottom, back porch painted, dogs bathed, guest rooms ready and organization almost complete.

In 4 short days I will head down to Florida on my own for my Florida Bachelorette and Bridal shower weekend! My Maid of Honor, Ceremony Reader, 3 Bridesmaids, Mom, cousin and a handful of my long time girlfriends have rented a condo for the weekend where all of the festivites take place. I have my FINAL dress fitting on Saturday morning and I am so excited. I then return to Birmingham on Sunday just in time for David's sister, her husband and their 3 precious kids arrive (inculding our ring bearer!). Then a week from Wednesday we head to Florida for the biggest day of our lives!

In exactly 12 days my single days are going to be over and my life as Mrs. David Paige will begin! I am nervous, excited and still in total disbelief that he actually wants to spend the rest of his life with ME!!!!!!!!!!! And in 14 days, we will embark on our first adventure as husband and wife to JAMAICA. Bring on the pool bar and all inclusive resort because lord knows the stress of it all has set us up for desperate need for a vacation!

If there are no blogs posted for a couple of weeks, Barbara, I know you will understand since you are IN the wedding! Until next time.....CHEERS!