Thursday, September 22, 2016

Toohig Tidbits: Late July

2016-07-21 15.02.16

2016-07-22 10.39.10

2016-07-22 16.59.05

2016-07-22 18.41.34

2016-07-22 18.54.22

2016-07-22 20.53.40

2016-07-23 07.32.10

This stupid cat can’t get close enough to water.

2016-07-23 10.12.52

2016-07-23 13.11.31

2016-07-24 13.50.29

And again!

2016-07-24 18.05.34

2016-07-24 19.44.47

2016-07-24 20.29.42

2016-07-24 21.09.31

2016-07-25 08.56.14

2016-07-25 10.38.16

2016-07-25 10.38.30

2016-07-25 20.38.00

2016-07-25 21.23.56

2016-07-26 09.24.40

2016-07-26 16.53.26

Carmella and Thomas’ surprise birthday party

2016-07-27 18.48.28

2016-07-27 19.20.53

2016-07-27 20.03.43

2016-07-27 20.15.51

2016-07-27 21.52.26

2016-07-28 09.56.29

2016-07-28 09.56.51

2016-07-28 12.06.52

Both Spiffer and HG are lifting weights

2016-07-28 19.46.43

2016-07-28 20.03.56-1

2016-07-29 09.43.44

He lays there patiently until she figures out how to close her hand while holding a big chunk of his hair…

2016-07-29 12.49.12

2016-07-29 14.46.54

They are already conspiring about stealing my shoes…

2016-07-29 15.30.57

2016-07-30 09.50.39

2016-07-30 11.04.08

Hastings loves her some Cressey.

2016-07-30 13.08.23

And Larry and Billy too…

2016-07-30 15.05.57

And add CMag to the list while we are at it…

2016-07-30 22.21.56

2016-07-31 08.27.11

2016-07-31 10.03.11

2016-07-31 11.44.39

2016-07-31 12.05.42

2016-07-31 12.08.42

Sunday, September 11, 2016

From the Mouth of Babes

Cressey was freaking out in the car. I asked her to put her paci back in. “Don’t you think I’m all over it, Mama?!” Followed by, “I’m back here with a screaming baby. What do you think I’m going to do?!”

I said, “HG, I just want you to eat so that you can grow.” HG says, “But why do you want me to be so tall?”

HG to Cressey: “Cressey, it won’t be the last time you choke. But LeBonheur is a great hospital.”

When Cressey sneezed, HG said, “To have such a small nose, she sure has a lot of snot to come out!”

While watching a music video, HG said, “I really like her. She has good sass.”

While we were in Jackson, she told Suzanne, “I’ve got plans for college- Ole Miss. My mama coached me to say that. When I said it on my own, she was so proud.” And then, “My mom and I love to go shopping for stuff and redo things. If we get tired of something, we just go shopping.”

First day of second grade: “Here’s a list of what I am going to do at school today: chase boys, chase boys, eat lunch, chase boys, chase boys.”

Mama: “Time to go to bed.”

HG: “I don’t wanna go to bed.”

Mama: “Well, I don’t care what you want to do.”

HG: “Well, Mama, that’s offensive!”

HG said, “I am going to do a fashion show. Get ready for the cuteness!”

HG and I were driving down I-40, and she asked if the extra lane on the side was a bike lane. I told her it was for times you needed to pull over if your car broke down, had a wreck, etc. She piped up, “Or if you need to spank your kid?”

HG was telling me about a boy hitting his best friend in the face. She said, “How does he even have a best friend???”

When I’m laying down with her at night, she won’t let me go to sleep, so I was reading a book. She leaned over and saw it was set in December. She said, “What’s going on? Halloween?” Then she thought about it and said, “Oh, Christmas! Sorry, God! Oh, actually, Jesus!”

The song “Shut Up and Dance” was on the radio, and mid-song, HG said to Cressey, “Now ‘shut up’ is a word we do not say.”

“Cressey, do you know how long I wanted a sister?!”

As I was squeezing Cressey one day, I said to her, “Ooooh, little bitty Cressey!” HG piped up, “Mama, she is NOT little bitty. She is {mouthed ‘fat’}.” (We’ve told her she’s not allowed to call her fat.)

HG told me, “I’m the miracle that made you a mama and daddy, and Cressey is the second miracle that made you parents.” And sure enough, I had a good cry right then and there.

HG to Cressey, “There are worse things in life to cry over than putting on your swimsuit. Like shots. But they keep you from getting sick.”

She was reading a book to Cressey at bedtime, Sleepy ABC. “J is for Jump- don’t bump your head!” And she added, “Now that’s a life lesson!” And then we talked about how a friend of hers had fallen over the weekend and was nervous about her classmates making fun of her face. She said, “No way! She fell and came back to school like, ‘Here I am!’ That’s a big deal!”

When I made HG get up at dinner to refill her own glass, she said, “Why do you make me do all the work??”

CMT: 5 Months

Starting to sit up for a few seconds on her own, although still wobbly

She has a neck again and really cranes around to look at things

Has a funny ‘heh-heh’ laugh/cough

Reaches intentionally for things like necklaces

HG loves to ‘put her to sleep’ in her rocker upstairs, until she starts to cry and then she all but flings her off her lap.

Wants to nap more in her bed and doesn’t always liked to be put in the ‘mama hold.’ Trying to switch to the Zipadee Zip- takes longer to get her settled at night, although once she’s down, she’ll sleep 10-11 hours. Waking up around 6:30 now- does she hear us downstairs, or is she just getting used to the school routine? Still naps about an hour every food cycle.

Trying desperately to blow raspberries

Puts her legs up when you lay her down to change her diapers

Will turn her head into your shoulder and burrow her head when she’s flirting or being shy

Has rolled over one more time from tummy to back (roll #2) with HG in the den floor (Sept 3rd). She seems like she’s about to roll from her back to her tummy every time you put her on the changing table.

Wearing 12 mos onesies and busting out of them, specifically in the length. We are officially out of summer clothes and are scouring the clearance racks to find more options to take us through the rest of the summer.

Steals the hearts of strangers left and right, especially all the workers in our house. Such a happy and smiley baby. She really only cries when she’s hungry or has been pushed too far past her bedtime.

Sept 7th- first time to sit in a highchair at dinner at Old Venice for Granddaddy’s birthday

Getting so heavy in her car seat that I have started taking her out of her seat and carrying her inside stores on my hip. Keeps her happier and saves my back!

2016-09-07 10.08.57

2016-09-07 10.08.59

2016-09-07 10.09.39

2016-09-07 10.10.26

Monday, September 5, 2016

Toohig Tidbits: Early July

Better late than never. Here are some pics from the early half of July.

2016-07-02 11.19.32

The Colettas came to pick up HG one Saturday while we were unpacking and took HG to swim at the Caseys’. She had a big time and enjoyed being away from the boxes and her baby sister.

2016-07-02 19.56.45

2016-07-02 21.46.37-1

Blue has found his spot at the top of the new stairs. He waits here while I put the girls to bed.

2016-07-02 22.19.02

First time at Kroger with Mama. She was not impressed.

2016-07-03 15.43.59-1

First walk around the new neighborhood

2016-07-05 10.18.17 HDR

2016-07-06 09.46.52

2016-07-06 10.36.12

2016-07-06 10.36.27

2016-07-06 11.46.36

The first few weeks in the new house, I’d wake up to see HG in the monitor, checking on Cressey.

2016-07-13 08.32.11-1

2016-07-13 08.34.47

2016-07-13 09.15.17

2016-07-13 11.17.25

2016-07-13 14.43.54

2016-07-13 16.52.50

2016-07-13 17.47.33

While we were in Bozeman, HG picked out these pajamas for Cressey. They were 9 mos, but thankfully, I went ahead and tried them on her. She got to wear them this one time!

2016-07-13 19.43.14

2016-07-13 19.48.35

2016-07-14 09.03.55

2016-07-14 09.06.25

2016-07-14 10.04.00

2016-07-15 11.07.53

2016-07-15 15.27.37

2016-07-15 16.06.12

Parents’ night out for Will’s 40th birthday

2016-07-15 20.42.32-2

Reading to Cressey

2016-07-16 08.10.20

2016-07-16 08.17.38

Big sis strikes again

2016-07-16 21.03.20

She hasn’t fallen asleep in the car in years, but a hard, fun day in the pool at the Browns’ will do it!

2016-07-17 15.55.05

I walked out of Cressey’s room to find this horrific sight- Blue sitting on the bannister! On the other side is a two-story drop!

2016-07-18 05.17.45

2016-07-19 17.32.04

Maren came home for a visit from Brussels, and we got to see her!

2016-07-20 13.26.55

2016-07-20 19.58.07

2016-07-20 20.53.52

2016-07-20 20.54.18

Snapped at Emmaline’s birthday party

2016-07-21 06.50.42