Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Night Sleepover...

Tonight, Aunt Katie, Lily and I had a sleepover. It was a Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice special episode. Daddy was at work; he works the 3rd shift at Hurley hospital. These shows always remind me of him and where he works. He hates these shows and he is not a fun person to watch them with; he's always talking through the whole episode saying 'that's nothing like real life!' It drives me crazy! Sleepovers with the girls watching the show is way cooler!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Babies Together, Friends Forever

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have a friend Val who has a baby named Madeline. Val is one of my best friends and has been since I can remember. We went to pre-school together and have been great friends ever since. We were especially close friends in high school. We played basketball, volleyball and softball together. If that wasn't enough, I think we hung out every week-end, too; Sleepovers, parties, boys, you name it! We were bridesmaids in each others weddings. After her wedding, her and her husband, Chris, moved to Tennessee. Shortly after that, I had Lily. This past November, Val had Madeline. She doesn't come home (back to Michigan) a lot but now that we have kids I know we will get together more often. We talk on the phone at least once a week. I hope Lily and Maddie grow up to be good friends and that they both have great friendships like Val's and mine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's a beautiful day...

Thank Goodness for beautiful weather in February! It was 61 degrees today and Lily got to play outdoors in her pink car. She loved it! We took a walk around the subdivision while she "drove" her car. The fresh air was great...we can't wait for Spring!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I kissed a girl, and I liked it...

No, no, no, I am not talking about the dirty Katy Perry song. Well, kind of. The lyrics remind me so much of Lily right now and her obsession with cherry chapstick! A couple weeks ago, I was multi-tasking; getting ready and doing my make-up in front of the mirror and having Lily brush her teeth in the morning. My routine was longer than hers and she was impatiently ready to head out of the bedroom and head downstairs. I was trying to stall her and so I randomly took my chapstick out of my make-up bag and showed her how to use it, hoping it would buy me a couple of extra minutes. Needless to say, Lily is now obsessed with cherry chapstick. She has to put it on every morning after she brushes her teeth. She now has her own chapstick because she doesn't put the cap on very straight and it drives me crazy. And, unfortunately to others, she goes crazy for it whenever she sees it...She now has her own chapstick and Nana and Papa's house and an extra one in her diaper bag. I learned that trick after going to Target last week and had to splurge on the expensive tube in the check-out line where she was starting to make a little scene.

I think of that song every morning that I kiss her goodbye and have a faint taste of her layered cherry chapstick!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

When it rains, it pours...

I'm not exaggerating when I say that we, The Webb family, have had no real week-end plans since the beginning 0f 2009 (nothing even planned for the Superbowl!!). Honestly, it's been great. Since the middle of October, our life was go, go, go on the week-ends and it was a little crazy so the lack of social plans has been kind of nice. We would just decide who and what we wanted to see based on how we felt in the mornings! And then came this past week-end...

It all started on Friday. I went to work, as usual. Casey had the day off with Lily and he took her on a field trip. They went to Meijer and Sam's Club (this still brings a smile to my face and I would have loved to be a fly on the wall.) My husbands mission for the day was to buy Diapers (Pampers, size 4--I hand wrote it on a note for him that morning.) They went to Meijer first and bought $137.00 worth of 'stuff.' I say stuff because after looking at my refrigerator and pantry we sure as heck didn't get that much in food. That's really okay with me. I, also, have that problem whenever I go to Target. I run in just for wipes and apple juice and I come out having spent over $100.00. Anyway, while leaving Meijer, Casey saw my note that he put in the cup holder of the truck and realized he forgot the diapers. So, he thought he would just pull into Sam's and pick them up. Needless to say, he came out of Sam's with about 100 packages of Ramen noodles (I have never made Ramen Noodles since we've been together...I think he was trying to relive his college days), a case of water, 2 gigantic containers of Jif Peanut butter and a HUGE box of Huggies. Sorry Lily, you'll have to go a while without your Pampers, but at least daddy remembered your right size!

Shortly after they got home, Uncle Mike and Aunt Shelby arrived...Yay! Lily always gets soooo excited to see them. Shortly after, my Uncle Dan and Aunt Kris were driving by our house and saw the convertible with an Illinois license plate and they stopped over. Then I got home from work. Mike and Shelby had just left to go to Jason Brown's wedding rehearsal and Casey was getting ready to save lives at Hurley (this is the hospital that he works at, 3rd shift.) Not knowing that Lily had not napped all day, I decided to take her to swimming that night at Fenton High School. Lily loves to swim and always has. She is like a little fish. But, this Friday she was so tired the poor little thing could hardly keep her head out of the water. We only stayed half an hour and she was asleep before I walked out of the school.

We were up early Saturday morning...that's what happens when Lily goes to bed at 7:45 the night before! This was a big day. We went to Nicholas Pyle's 4th birthday party. There were 5 four year old boys, a one year old and Lily. I was thankful for two things that day. 1.) Lily is a girl. 2.) Lily is not four, yet. As we were leaving the party, we got a text from Shelby that Mike had locked his keys in their car (surprise, surprise.) This actually turned out to be pretty fun for me and Lily. We drove to the church and the wedding was just getting over. Mike had to ride in the limo and Shelby had to drive their car to the reception. There was about an hour between the festivities so me, Lily, Shelby and Nana went out for a 'celebration margarita.' This is the first time we had seen Mike and Shelby since they got engaged! It was fun. After that, we went and saw baby Madeline. Her baptism was earlier that day and we couldn't make it because of the birthday party. So, we went over and saw her later that evening. She is so precious. She is 10 weeks old and weighs about 10 pounds (I forgot how little they are.) We don't get to see her much because Valerie, one of my bff's from high school, lives in Tennessee with her husband. Lily loved 'baby madeline.' She kept pointing to her and saying "bayyyyybeee" and kissing her feet! It was so precious. On the way home, Lily fell asleep and left me thinking a bunch of really emotional thoughts. She is not four yet (thank goodness) and she sure isn't a little baby anymore. She is turning into a big girl. A big girl that I am so proud of. At the birthday party she was the only child that said please (well, it was actually 'peas' but it means the same thing.) Honestly, she was in a great mood all day and was an angel. Her little personality and sense of humor are really starting to show and I love being able to spend so much time with her.

On Sunday, we vegged around with Uncle Mike and Aunt Shelby. Then, we met up with the rest of the family for lunch before they hit the road back to Chi-town. When we got home, we went outside and played with Lily's pink car and we also took a stroll around the subdivision in the wagon. Thank goodness for nice, sunny days in the middle of February. I know we aren't done with the snow, but it was a nice treat and gives us something to look forward to.

And, that was our busy week-end in a nut shell. WHEW!! No wonder Lily and I are both yawning right now and are ready to go to bed. Good thing we don't have plans next week-end and we can rest up! :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Debut...

I can't believe I am finally doing this! I've always been jealous of creative people who make amazing scrapbooks, awesome blogs and keep detailed journals. I've always wanted to do them, but it overwhelmed me and I was afraid they would be no good or I wouldn't have time to make them good. Then, I got to thinking about a gift that I received when Lily was born. My mom gave me a babies first year calendar. It was so cute and easy. It was the 'Guess How Much I Love You' calendar and it came with stickers!! I didn't even have to think of things to say if I didn't want to!! Well, I did really good with that sticker calendar. In fact, I used all of the stickers and recorded all of Lily's "firsts." I even wrote extra memories on days there were no stickers for and Casey and I filled out the optional (don't get too overwhelmed) letter to your child. It was great. In fact, it is one of my cherished possessions and I hid it away so that Lily doesn't find it before she's old enough to appreciate it. The only bad thing about the calendar was that it was over in 12 months. As the new pages were becoming less and less it made me sad. Not only was my baby turning into a big girl, but our calendar was almost over. For the last 7 months, there has been something missing in my 'I want to be the best mom, ever' department and I think that this blogging thing might be the answer. I don't want to miss any more firsts and special moments. I want to keep track of them and share them with the ones I love. So, this blog is dedicated to Lily. This isn't just for her, but she is my inspiration for it. This is the start to the Webb Family blog.

Now, I also have to give lots of credit to Aunt Shelby. If it wasn't for her creative family, I probably would still have gone on in life never reading or following a blog. Shelby, her mom Renee and her sister Amber all have blogs...they are really good bloggers. In fact, I kind of feel like a stalker because as of today, I haven't met them in person (well, except for Shelby), but I feel as if I know them...really, really well. That's how good they blog!! Some of the stories Amber writes make me laugh out loud and I can tell Lily will absolutely love her M&M's! And, I will admit, I have used a few Kleenex's after reading Shelby and Renee's. They not only wear their heart on their sleeve, but they put it in their blogs, too! They are both so real and full of love. I can only hope that one day, my blogs will make someone laugh and maybe shed a couple tears too!