Friday, October 29, 2010

Molly and the Baby Goat

6 month old Molly + a 5 day old goat = super sweet
October 23, 2010
Sunday school party at Chester's Party Barn

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Retirement

My dad retired from 36 years of rural mail delivery.
When my brother was little someone asked him what his dad did for a job, and he replied, "He drives around all day with the mail." I recently told someone that he retired, and they innocently and quite anxiously asked what in the world the people were going to do without him. I looked at her with a strange look on my face, and she said, "I mean how are they going to get their mail, now?" I told her they had hired someone to take his route. I guess she thought no one could replace him. I agree. No one ever could replace my dad.

We celebrated October 24 with a reception in my parents' home.

My Aunt Linda (Dad's sister) gave him a super-neat quilt that I plan on stealing, I mean, borrowing, when I visit for extra-warm snuggling. {I'm crossing my fingers that I take after my Aunt Linda. She is one of those ladies that just gets prettier with every passing year...and she is ultratalented in the sewing/crafting/cooking department.}
Happy Retirement, Dad!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Giving credit where credit is due...

Oh yes, my favorite brother-in-law (who did not fall out of his UPS truck while it was moving, but who does, in fact, like to honk and waive*) was the one to spot the hilarious real estate ad I previously posted. I do not want to shirk him of his credit. I just forgot to mention it.

*When Becca and Brian got married, Aaron and Brian's brother, Andy, decorated their car. Along with writing "Aaron and Andy" on the windows, they also wrote, "honk and waive". We have laughed and laughed and laughed some more about the fact that they wrote their own names instead of Becca and Brian's and that they misspelled "wave". I'm laughing again right now thinking of it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just so you know...

Aaron made fun of me for my last post.
I told him that it is no secret that I'm weird.

Secondly, we got a good laugh out of this when we were in Colorado. The sheet rock living room makes it extra special. :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 6, 2010

I've mentioned how much I love Molly's birthday.
April 6, 2010

Here's more...
She was born in April, the 4th month. Last week she turned 6 months on the 6th day of October, which is the 10th month.
4th month + 6 months = 10th month

Friday, October 15, 2010

Miss Molly at 6 Months

She is a hoot. She makes everything 7,000 times more fun. She loves life. Everything is ultra-neat to her, and she greets the day with mega smiles and laughter. She can pull herself up to stand, and she is scooting backwards on her tummy. She hangs out on her hands and knees, just daring herself to crawl. If something catches her eye and she wants it, she will go for it. It doesn't matter whose hair she has to pull, whose eye she has to poke, whose ear she has to grab, what sack or bag she has to open, whose food she has to dump, or how many inches or feet she has to travel. She adores baths, and she puts her pacifier in her mouth by herself...she actually gets it right-side-up sometimes. She loves to watch Fletcher and play with her toys or trash or the remote or Daddy's drawstring on his shorts or whatever is within her reach. She "motor-boats" with her mouth and gives zerberts. She pats me on the cheek and arm, and she says, "Nay-nay-nay-nay" and "Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma" which I wish meant, "Mama", but I'm pretty sure doesn't, yet. She gives wide-open mouth kisses that melt my heart into mush. She is long and lean. She is happy and sweet. I want to be more like her. She teaches me about life. I love her to the point of exploding.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Molly's First Road Trip

I was apprehensive to take our little girl on a 14-hour road trip, but she was absolutely amazing. She giggled and babbled and played and slept and smiled. She left Oklahoma for the first time. She met her Aunt Becca, Uncle Brian, and cousin Brody for the first time. She went to her Nana and Papa's for the first time. She met her Aunt Nonnie and Uncle Steve for the first time. She met her Aunt Lee Lee and Uncle Bobby for the first time (huge bonus surprise for all of us). She went on a walk in the mountains for the first time. She turned 6 months with so many firsts. I took gobs of photos. I will limit them, but it isn't easy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Great-Greats

Back in September, Molly met her Great-great aunts and uncle. Super special.
From Left to Right...Great Grandpa Homer, Great-Grandma Belle, Great-great Aunt Isabelle, Great-great Uncle Connie, Great-great Aunt Linda, and Great-great Aunt Wanda...and of course, Miss Molly
Can you tell who the brother and sisters are?
(Grandma Belle, Aunt Isabelle, Uncle Connie, and Aunt Wanda. We were sad that Aunt Peggy couldn't make it.)