Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weather (and other things)

The last two mornings (when I walk outside for the first time to load the car for work and school) the temperature has felt...nice. That being said, I have a confession to make, something I've finally admitted to myself: I don't like summer. Not at all. I used to like summer...back when I was in middle school and I spent all day long at the neighborhood pool, playing with friends and eating mostly Cheetos. But now I don't like it. I think spending four years in Annapolis has something to do with it. The summers in Annapolis were also very hot, but there were three other very distinct seasons to balance the hot summer weather. And I was okay with that. But I'm not okay with the Jacksonville summers (and I'm sure I won't like Mississippi summers either, which is where we hope to move next). Oh, well. Perhaps Chet and I can eventually do a tour in Annapolis or D.C., and that will satiate my desire for seasons for a while!

In other news, Sydney's two top teeth are in! They're not visible unless you're really looking for them, but they've definitely broken through, and she's seemed much happier the last couple of days now that her top teeth are finally here!
We're also doing Sydney's second photo session tomorrow! I'm really excited, and I think her pictures will turn out really cute since she's sitting up so well. I'll keep you all posted regarding where to view her pictures online!
Ready for School
Ready for Church
Wild Hair + Prunes = Wild Child
New Pajamas

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mom and Grant's Visit!

Last Thursday, my mom (Sydney's Didi) and Grant (Sydney's Uncle Granter Boy...that's not really what she calls him, but that's how I like to refer to him!) flew into town and stayed until Sunday! We had so much fun hanging out, shopping, and going to the beach. Speaking of the beach, last Saturday was Sydney's very first beach trip (which is pathetic considering the beach is literally our backyard). Sydney also ate squash and banana puffs for the first time last weekend. She's now up to rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, green peas, squash, and pears! Since I'm already off on a tangent, Sydney's 6-month well-baby doctor appointment was Tuesday: she weighs 15 lbs even, and is 26 1/4 inches long!
Sydney and Didi

Sydney and Uncle Grant

Banana Puffs

Swimsuit (Thank you, Angela!)


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sydney Sitting Up

Sydney's been sitting unassisted for almost two weeks now, and here are some pictures from one of our play sessions on Chet's and my bed (we do this most nights before it's time for her to go to sleep).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Angela's Visit!

Last Thursday my dear friend Angela flew into Jacksonville and spent the weekend with Sydney and me! We had such a good time. I introduced Angela to the wonderful Navy Exchange, we drove down to St. Augustine (America's oldest city!) and walked around, we visited the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, we rented a movie, and ate good food! There was also plenty of time to relax and catch up in between all of that, so it was a perfect weekend!

Angela and Sydney Chatting

Mommy and Sydney

Syd Syd (She's sitting up by herself, by the way, but I don't have a picture of it yet!)

Strong Legs

Chubby Legs

St. Augustine


Lake at Arboretum

Sydney Babbling to Herself at Arboretum