Saturday, January 30, 2010


This is Daniel playing yesterday while Bradley was taking a nap. It's about the only time he is free to roam and play. It's fun to watch him and listen to his latest baby talk. Right now his latest noises sound like he's saying "hi!" Listen and see if you agree.

Flashback Friday (or Saturday again)

Daniel will be 9 months on Monday, so I thought that for this week's Flashback Friday I would compare pictures of both of my boys at 9 months.

First up, here's Bradley in September 2007. A novice crawler, and skinny boy weighing in at almost 16 pounds.

Daniel on the other hand is an expert crawler. Instead of just learning, he's been on the move for three months now. He's also got Bradley beat in the weight division, coming in at 19 pounds.

They look like brothers, but they are certainly different, even at 9 months old.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I think Daniel needs a hair cut

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Flashback Friday ... Saturday Edition

I started running with a couple of ladies from my book club in November. As we run, we talk, and we're getting to know each other better. This morning it was just one of my running partners and myself and we started talking about what sports we played in High School. Since we're running, I asked her if she ran Cross Country. She said, "No, I played soccer and swam for one season." Then she asked me if I did any sports. The answer, "I played soccer and swam for one season."

So my flashback for this week. . . . (drum roll, please) Swimming!! Not just any swimming, but High School swim team practice in January. That's right, our swim season was in the dead of winter. The team was made up of all of five people, and we practiced with another school's team at the Huey P. Long out door swimming pool (yes, you read that correctly, we swam OUTSIDE in JANUARY) on the LSU campus.

Those were some fun days. My friend and I would usually get a ride from school to the Institute (where my dad worked) to change and pass some time until practice. Then he would drop us off at the pool (riding in his plum colored Ford Taurus with the fuzzy doors, at least my friend though the doors were fuzzy), we'd swim and swim and swim, spending as much time in the pool as possible because though it was outside, the pool was heated. When we finally got out of the pool, our hair would freeze. My friend's mom would usually pick us up after practice and was always prepared. She would have a bottle of Snapple and some kind of home made rice krispy treat or granola bar waiting for us.

I only remember competing in one or two meets, and I have no idea how well I did, but it was a great way to stay active and develop a fun friendship. She talked me into swimming, and I convinced her to play soccer.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Flashback Friday Introduced

I haven't been very good at blogging lately because I haven't really had a direction or topic to talk about. My sister-in-law, and a few other blogs that I visit have themed days, like Flashback Friday, so I've decided to give it a try. Welcome to my first Flashback Friday. Now that the explanation is over, let's get to the post.

Right now we're watching this.

We've been watching it daily for the past two weeks. That is not my flashback though. My flashback is to the first time I saw it. It was the summer of 2006. We were in Georgia for my brother's wedding. After all of the wedding festivities, we decided to go to a movie. Brian and I, my parents, my aunt, and at least one of my brothers all went. It was fantastic. We had such a great time, but the best part for us was this.

Most of the people in the theater were laughing, but our row was REALLY laughing. Then we all almost lost it with this.

It's the farmer in us. We've all experienced riding on or driving tractors and combines at my Grandparent's wheat farm. The set-up in the movie was just so clever. I will always remember how funny that was to us, and how much our laughter rung out over anyone else in the theater.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Daniel loves Bradley