Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Posted by Rachel Moss at 6:52 PM
Saturday, November 28, 2009
On Wednesday night, the Texan side of Mommy's family met up for our annual Thanksgiving Eve dinner. I really tried to be in a thankful mood, but my sleepiness and snottiness won out!
My cousin Julie kept an eye on me while I played. She made sure I didn't eat the door stop.
Courtney, Poppy, Auntie, Mommy, and Daddy.
(Mommy forgot the camera on Thanksgiving Day, I will have to write a seperate post about that after she gets some pictures from my Grands.)
Yesterday Mommy let me bust out my Christmas clothes. I currently have 11 Christmas outfits! You'll be seeing quite a few of those in the weeks to come.
Last year, one of Mommy's kindergarten students gave her this outfit even before I was born. She's had it hanging in my closet for such a long, so she was thrilled to finally put it on me yesterday! Daddy thought these were jammies, though, so while Mommy was shopping he changed my clothes. We all had a good laugh when she came home!
Last night, Mommy had her first annual Prom Dress Promenade party! She invited some friends over and asked them to wear an old formal. A few people wore bridesmaid's dresses, Auntie wore her Senior Walk dress, and Mommy wore a cheerleading banquet dress.
Mommy said they had lots of fun watching "27 Dresses" and boogying down with a mini dance party.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 12:13 PM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This bright yellow volley ball caught my eye when we were at the receptionist's desk in Grandpa's office. I got to check it out for a little bit. It's difficult to take a picture of Grandpa without chopping his head off. He is 6'5", you know!
Grandpa seemed to really enjoy showing me off. He must talk about me all the time, because lots of his coworkers said, "Hi, Katie Bug!" as soon as they saw me...no introductions needed!
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:18 PM
Monday, November 23, 2009
Convincing last laugh, huh?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
(What do you think of my pirate face?)
Thank you, thank you to those of you who have been going to the Father on behalf of my cousin Caleb. The last few reports Mommy has read have been very positive.
This is great news, because prior to his surgery Caleb would only chew and spit his food.
Friday, November 20, 2009
And for all of the folks who comment on what a great job I do of keeping bows in my hair...
now you know the truth.
On a completely non-Katie Bug note, can you believe that Mommy was actually out past my bedtime last night?! I bet you know exactly what she was doing, too!
That's right...Mommy was catching a Twilight Saga double feature. She said Twilight was just as cheesy as ever, but New Moon was really great!
She also said that when June rolls around, she will be catching Eclipse at a more godly hour of the day. Three hours of sleep is not enough for the Mommy of a 9 monther!
Posted by Rachel Moss at 8:45 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Caleb was born with a small diaphragmatic hernia ( small hole in the diaphragm that allowed his very small stomach and pancreas to slip up and develop in his chest), abdominal situs inversus (his liver is on the wrong side), partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to his heart (one of his veins in his heart hooks up in the wrong spot), possible malrotation of his large intestines, and no spleen. To complicate things further his liver goes across the middle of his abdomen instead of being on one side.
Even I know that's a lot for one guy to handle!
Yesterday Caleb had surgery to put a patch in his diaphragm that will reinforce the area where his stomache has been herniating into his chest. The surgery went well, but was very complicated (the surgeon rated it 9.95 on a 10 point scale) because nothing is where it should be inside of Caleb's little body.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:42 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
And today we hit not one, but two crafsty stores where we picked up this cardstock and scrapping paper for 3 more banners we are working on.
This beautiful sight caught our eyes while we were browsing the aisles at Michael's. It's a whole section of chipboard letters and decor! Mommy especially loved the glittery letters...but she decided she needed to stick with plain old die-cut cardstock for now.
And in case you were wondering what I was wearing on our shopping outing
(you know you were): I currently have a total of 3 Thanksgiving bibs...thanks to the generosity of Grandma, Mimi, and Auntie. This one came from Auntie.
Even with all of the lovely letters, punches, appliques, ribbon, stickers, scrapbooking paper, stamps, and stencils Mommy fawned over today, this was still her favorite sight:
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:59 PM
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
After church, Mommy and Daddy's young adult group went to Daddy's favorite pizzeria for lunch. I was in a super fantastic mood the whole time we were there! I manage to tolerate restaurant high chairs a little bit longer each time we go out to eat.
Here I am with Mommy and Daddy's friend, Nicolas. Nicolas is neck and neck with "Uncle" Oscar in the race to be my biggest fan. Every Sunday, he tells me how beautiful I am and how mesmerized he is by my baby blues. Mommy says it's too bad he's not about 18 years younger!
And this is me with Mommy and Daddy's friend, Danielle. Danielle is one of the funniest people I know. She told me that she reads my blog every day after school because "after teaching second graders all day, ya just need to see a sweet baby."
(Danielle- Mommy would like to apologize for the glare in your glasses & maaaybe jumbling a few words in your quote.)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tonight I got to see my "Uncle" Chase. He is the closest thing Mommy has to a little brother. You can't tell from this picture, but I thought he was hilarious!
Our family is very proud of Chase. He graduates with his Bachelor's Degree next month, then he's off to theological seminary. He has become such a hard worker!
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:26 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
An older man at our church gave Mommy the Huggy Jesus doll last year while she was pregnant with me. She wasn't quite sure what to think of him (Huggy Jesus, that is) then...and she still isn't sure now.
On the one hand, she thinks he may be a good visual when we're reading the Bible together.
On the other hand, she's worried that it may not be such a great idea for me to haul around a stuffed representation of the Savior.
What do you think about Huggy Jesus? Mommy would love to hear other people's opinions.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:25 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
And because you can't possibly see too many pictures of me crawling through the tunnel...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Mommy and Mimi hosted a shower for Brandi this weekend, and I graciously agreed to show off some of the pictures.
Even though I wasn't invited.
Mommy, Brandi, and Mimi.
Lacie (Brandi's cousin-in-law), Brandi, and Dena (Brandi's cousin). All 3 of them are pregnant. How exciting is that?!
Mommy made this cutie bow holder and these bows! She had Daddy rescue the frame from someone's trash pile. Then she cleaned it up, spray painted it black, and glued the ribbon to the back. Now she's on the lookout for a discarded frame for my bedroom!
I helped Mommy make the "it's a girl" banner. We are very proud of ourselves.
The food table.
A little bit closer, now. Mommy hotglued ribbon to the glass containers. She wouldn't let me help with that project, though.
"Aunt" Michele made this beautiful cake. I love the cutie baby footprints on the seal.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:31 AM
Monday, November 9, 2009
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:34 PM
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I had another great day in the nursery. Miss Trish took care of me this morning, and she always brings a smile to my face. I just love her!
Mommy, Mimi, Poppy, and I went to Fair Park to meet Auntie at the end of her Breast Cancer 3-Day walk this afternoon.
I am so proud of Auntie. She trained hard, raised financial support, and spent lots of time in preparation for this walk. She is tired and sore tonight, yet thankful that her feet are blister free! Auntie is trying to get me ready for the 2027 3-Day Walk. Here she is letting me try out her Camelbak Hydration Pack.
I supported the BC cause and Auntie by wearing my pink "If you think I'm cute you should see my Aunt" onesie.