Friday, August 27, 2010

All in Nine Months Work

The Bridges are on the countdown to Baby Holt #2's Arrival! It feels like Amanda's pregnancy has flown by. . .crazy thing is she thinks so too! I think it's our life as moms' of two year-olds. Our girls make time tick faster. During the last nine months Livie and Finley have been to Disney World, taken their first round of swim lessons and enrolled in play school. Livie alone has been a flower girl, trained the potty :) and moved into her big girl room. And there are so many other things that have escaped my mind. Oh, Livie has been tubing too! This doesn't include all that Amanda has been up to: Photo shoots, marketing, Chapel stuff, etc. Livie and her are quite the dynamic duo! (We know Jarrod keeps his motor running too--can't leave dad out!)
I'm personally excited about Amanda being so close to delivery because I get a pedicure tomorrow, the first one since we were prepping for Livie! Lots to do in the next ten days. Be on the look out for pics and posts. Aunt C has got lots to do for Baby Holt #2!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thoughts from the last 48

I have been pretty much confined to the walls of 140 Cypress Run the past two days. Wow. The coral walls get to you fast, thank goodness they're not yellow. Finley is experiencing her first-ever ear infection. Bless her heart, she's pitiful. We've been up together for a couple of hours during the night. She'll sleep with me on the sofa for about an hour and then my busty-self is just too much cushion for her(ha, ha). Another thank goodness that she loves her bed.
Her infection has sparked my enthusiasm for meticulous hygiene and the need to up-the-anty as cold and flu season approach. Jarrett is tired of me asking him to wash his hands and I'm sure Jack and Fergie do not appreciate me shooing Finley from them (you know cats and dogs harbor strep and there is much more to strep infections than the throat--just an FYI).
I'm starting to work on the gal's BDay plans too. Nothing big this year, but still a theme, probably Dora the Explorer. After all of the Dora we've watched since Finley's been sick I should be able to recreate Dora's likeness as a cake in "Cake Boss" fashion. We'll see. Of course I've already recruited Mom and Whit (my two little Marthas) for help.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Toddlerhood Has Hit Cypress Run

These days Finley loves everything: my sunglasses, Jarrett's shoes, her cousin's race cars, Livie's late night parties, Beebe's new "puh-pay", "DoRA", calling Big Daddy "Miiiike", belly-flopping on Jack, turning on water faucets, throwing dinner and begging for popsicles, swinging from the highchair, going stiff as a board when it's time to sit in the shopping cart, begging for treats in the dollar section at Target, running around the house in her hooded towel, coloring, moving to two-year-olds in Sunday School, giving hugs, showering rather than bathing, anything Chic-fil-A, books before bedtime (she actually sits still for them), sleep sacs and pacifiers (yep, still), Sprite at dinner out, brushing her teeth, Usher & Jason DeRulo, cruising in the Cozy Coupe, swimming with Bella, Charlie and Livie. . .and I'm sure there's more, but we'll save that for the next post :)