Wednesday, October 29, 2008


So, it has been several days... I know, I know. We were gone to the beach again. I think that this was Chayse's 6th trip to the coast and she is not even 6 months yet!! AGH!! She is a travelin' thing! While we were there, I had some vehicle issues... Renee, this was a trip that you should have been on! When I got up Saturday morning, I had a flat tire. No problem, my uncle and I got it changed out (in the rain and some nasty winds!). Later that day, my car got hit while it was parked in front of the house. Now this is not a small car that you cannot see... it is an SUV. How the guy hit it, I don't know but at least he told me he hit it instead of driving off. So, I have spent the last few days getting quotes for the repairs. It was only the mirror but because it is electric, it will be somewhere around 500 bucks! YIKES! So, needless to say, it has been a little busy... not to mention Chayse is all over the place! She is not crawling yet but she rolls everywhere. She is still working on sitting up solo but I can tell you with this... she loves to eat. She says what sounds like "ummm" or "yum" with every bite she takes. And when she eats, you get this face... next thing she will need to learn will be to chew with her mouth closed!! But hey, at least she has mastered the smile!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It is not official yet but...

Look at what my monkey girl is working on! She still has not mastered the art of sitting by herself yet... she falls over quite a bit but she is getting there! Agh! Where is time going? What happened to my newborn baby!?!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So long Summer!

As Summer comes to a close and Fall makes its way here, we decided to hit the lake one last time before it was too cold to go out. The weather was wonderful. The water was just as smooth as I have ever seen it.
It looked like a mirror! You would never know we were on a boat zooming right through!
Nathan was doing a little wake boarding... which I couldn't do because that board is too heavy for me to get up out of the water...
So Chayse and I hung in the boat and watched the boys wake board and surf.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Pear Tree

This is what we started with... and 6 hours later, I can proudly say that I used well over 225 pears off of this tree. With the help of my Aunt Clem and cousin Janet, I peeled, diced, cooked, and canned pears this weekend. Aunt Clem and Janet helped me get 57 jars canned for Pear Preserves and when I got home I cleaned and steamed 67 pears, then pureed them down for baby food. It was my first adventure doing pear preserves... boy are they good! Does anyone else can their own jams?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beach Trip

Well, Chayse and I struck off to Myrtle Beach last week with my mom. We were there for a week and had a wonderful time. We did a TON of shopping and hung out at the pool. Chayse loved being in the water and it was amazing to see how big she is getting... her float was too big for her to sit in just two months ago and now she is whizzing around the pool in it!

Chayse and I out on the beach... The weather was wonderful, slightly cool with a great breeze...
Chayse and I playing in the pool... she loved the water!Chayse in her floaty swimming getting pushed around the pool... Chayse and her Grandma one day while we were out shopping...

Overall, we had a great time. Chayse had her hands and feet washed more than she normally does because people just could not seem to keep their hands off of her since she is so cute! I try not to worry about bugs and germs and what not but sometimes, someone says something crazy and I just cannot help it. We were in the Ralph Lauren store on Monday where a wonderful lady was helping me with some jeans... while I was checking out, she was talking to my Mom. In the conversation, she tells my mom that she babysat her grandchild all weekend long and that they had just found out the baby had chickenpox. She had been all over Chayse's feet so as soon as we walked out of the store, she was sanitized, the toys were sanitized, and her stroller was Lysoled (yes, I keep a travel size can in the diaper bag!). Needless to say, Chayse was the poster child of cleanliness every time we walked out of a store and someone touched her. You never know what lurks with strangers and if I can keep her from being sick, then I am going to try! I will just be that crazy mom!!
We got back from the beach at 6pm, I ran in the house so I could change clothes and then we were off to see Nathan. Chayse was very excited to see him! After a quick visit at the fire house, Chayse hung with one of my girlfriends for the night while Mom and I went to a concert. We went to see Michael Buble at the RBC Center. I had no idea who he was when we went but he put on a great show... and now I know who he is!

Thanks Mom, for spending the week with us! We had a blast!