Friday, June 19, 2009

A Couple of Milestones

Milestone #1
Until the last couple of days, Myers's life has been pretty uneventful-eat, sleep, smile, change diaper, repeat. As many of you know, Myers sleeps right between Matt and me. I got tired of hearing, "You better get him in his own bed," so I decided to put him in his bed at 8 last night, thinking that he would cry and I would just have to go get him. Wrong! The only one crying was me. I cried and cried. He laid in his bed like a perfect little angel and fell right to sleep. After a long 3 1/2 hours, he finally got hungry and cried. I got him and brought him beck where he belonged. I am going to try again tonight and slowly keep him there til morning.

Milestone #2
Sometimes I let Myers sleep on his stomach. (Don't tell the doctor. I only do it when I'm lying beside him watching him. He just sleeps so good!!) Anyway, he has gotten really good at holding his head up and pushing up on his arms. This morning he pushed up and ROLLED OVER!! I couldn't believe it. I thought it had to have been an accident. I put him back on his stomach and he did it again. I made him do it 3 more times to get some pictures, until he got mad at me.

Disclaimer: These are not all from the same roll. My camera wouldn't take that fast!

On the Move-The Details

As Matt said, I have the details of our traveling. San Fran was so fun. It is very different from the south. Traveling with an infant is definitely different. Pros-you don't wait in any lines at the airport, people are so nice to you (I guess the feel sorry for you), you can put all your bags in the stroller instead of carrying them. (Sidenote-I'm so glad we went ahead and got our stroller. It treated us so good on vacation!!!). Cons-Your endeavors can't be more than an hour or two, if the baby starts crying you just have to start apologizing and leave, you can't take any stairs, you have to find a ramp. Bottom line-things just aren't as simple as they used to be, but we had a blast taking Myers.

Myers did great on the plane. We flew to Houston, then changed planes and flew to San Francisco. The Houston flight was only an hour, but the San Francsico flight was almost 4 hours. It was long. Myers didn't cry the whole way there or the whole way home until the final landing in Jackson. He had had enough. He started that cry that you can't fix. I just had to apologize to everyone on our tiny plane. Everyone was very understanding.

We got home on Wednesday night and left again on Friday for Tupelo to go to the cd release party for John Milstead's new cd. Birdie's Nana kept Myers. She said he did great. This was the first time Matt and I have had a night out. We had a blast hanging out with Birdie, John, Crystal, and Maria. Maria was so sweet to let us stay at her house and cooked us the most delicious breakfast on Saturday morning.
We went to Memphis on Saturday. Matt went to the St. Jude Golf Tournament and Myers and I hung out with Uncle Crystal. Here are some of MY favorite pics.
This is bread!

If you visit San Francisco, you must go see these seals at Fisherman's Wharf. I thought they were hilarious, but for some reason, no one else was laughing.

Family Portrait (Ignore the fact that I'm wearing Matt's sweatshirt.)
Some locals enjoying a game of hacky sack. Check out that footwork. Very strange, yet entertaining

Sunday, June 14, 2009

On The Move

We haven't posted in a while. We have been on the move! We started last Saturday at 4:00 am headed to San Francisco, CA. San Fran was a blast. Pictures are below. We returned to Madison on Wednesday to go back to work on Thursday and Friday and then headed off to Tupelo and Memphis on Friday night. Friday night, we heard Milstead blow the roof off of Old Venice for his CD release party and then to Memphis on Saturday morning to see Phil play in the St. Jude Championship. I know Kacey will have more details later, but below are some of my favorite pics.

Me and Myers in Union Square

Hopefully, Myers last trip to Alcatraz
Kacey and Myers in Chinatown

Finally, a place where Kacey can buy scissors!

At the Golden Gate Bridge

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gina Got a Pool

On Friday Birdie spent the night with us. Birdie, Myers and I wen to Nagoya and Maggie Moo's on Friday night. On Saturday Myers and I went to a rubber ducky themed baby shower for my friend Ashley who is having baby Lucy in September. On Sunday we visited First Baptist (since we can't seem to find a church). This was the first time Myers went to the nursery. I have no idea what the sermon was about because I was too worried about our pager going off. Yes, it was a real pager like you had in middle school. He did fine. After church the "Ginn Girls" all went to lunch at Brookwood to celebrate Marianna's graduation. On Sunday afternoon we went swimming in Gina's new blow-up pool. Myers had a great time for about 10 minutes then got tired and had to take a nap. Sunday night we went to visit Mamaw Cliburn. Myers cuddled up to her so sweetly!!

All dressed up for the shower!!

Girls lunch (plus Myers)


So tired after swimming
Mamaw Cliburn and Myers
sleeping with Mamaw

Monkeys and Seals

So I've been reading a baby book that said that babies will start making vowel sounds around two months old like aaaaa as in apple ooooo as in look. Matt and I have been making these sounds at Myers so he can copy them. He thinks that the ooooo is so funny!! Anyone with a kid knows that you will do anything to make your kid laugh. We have turned into a bunch of monkeys and seals around here!