Tuesday, January 04, 2011
"Mom, I want a dog."
As something of a pet-hater, I knew this was probably the beginning of a battle that I'm eventually going to lose. I don't know why I was so surprised, in light of this picture I took at my parents' house last week.
Wish me luck.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
All through this pregnancy, we really looked forward to seeing
So I went back to
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today is officially my due date! However, that picture is from 12 days ago, a few minutes before I left for the hospital. I am so so happy that instead of looking forward to going into labor and delivering a baby today or in the near future, I'm getting to enjoy an adorable 12 day old baby!
Marshall Scott Williams was born on November 9, 2010 at 10:16 PM. He weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21 inches long.
Leaving the hospital (at midnight!)
Thanks to my little brother Lance for helping us get out of there safely.
We love this little guy!
He loves sleeping so much, it is pretty difficult to get a picture of him with his eyes open!
We've been preparing
At first he was a little indifferent to
Our family on November 9, 2010 at 6pm.
And four hours later, we became a family of four!!
Friday, October 08, 2010
This is an elite group. As you'll note below, to be a true Harrison twenty-something, you must always have your mouth open in your picture or be holding a crustacean (alive or dead).
First, there is me. I'm barely hanging onto my twenties by a thread even as I write this.
Plus, just LOOK at how fun she is!
We've had some fun times, this little cross-section of our family.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
We "moved" to Henderson one week ago (although technically we are moving our furniture this coming weekend.) So much has happened this week, it's hard to believe it has only been seven short days. I barely remember driving out of Los Angeles, a balmy 71 degrees. I vividly recall arriving in Henderson five hours later, at a distinctly LESS balmy 111 degrees!!
Over the course one week, we have:
- Moved across state lines
- Sunblocked Harrison hundreds of times
- Fallen in love with a house
- Played with Harrison's cousins for hours
- Enjoyed the local wildlife (i.e. I saw a huge, white lizard in the street and Byron killed a scorpion in the garage)
- Put an offer on said dream-house
- Stopped Harrison from bullying his younger cousin THOUSANDS of times
- Had our offer on the house accepted!!!!!
- Put together a new crib (and crib tent!) for Harrison, and just in time, because he JUMPED out of his pack n play today!!
- Seen a Cirque Du Soleil show on the strip
- Started the stressful process of closing on a house
- Made two fresh peach pies
- Enjoyed the teething process with Harrison, who got a new tooth (and is getting three more, fun!)
- Already had buyers' remorse on the house (who can make these big decisions? I'm horrible at it!)
- Been on TWO dates with my husband (WHAT?! Living by family is AWESOME!)
- Have heard Harrison say "hot" about 1 million times
I have high hopes that my adjustment to Nevada will be easier than I feared. We have indeed begun to venture out during daylight hours, and it is surprisingly bearable. I actually left the house the other day and said to Harrison, "it's not that hot today!" only to see that the temperature was 104 degrees! I'm becoming a hardened Nevadan!! (Although, you have to admit, 104 IS much better than 111!!)
I may have to begin this painful temperature adjustment all over again next week, since we'll be back in LA on Wednesday until the end of the week for a few VERY important things: packing and moving, basking in LA's weather, reuniting Harrison with his BF, Charlie, going to the beach and taking Harrison to DISNEYLAND for the first time!!! We're really going to leave LA with a bang!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is his new favorite game. Sometimes I hear a muffled laugh from the backseat while I am driving and I don't even have to look to know he is back there playing this game and can't contain his laughter. Before you think that I am raising a gross little nose-picker, just know that he is equally enamored of his other facial features. He not only enjoys putting food in his own eyes, but also laughingly feeds his little baby doll her bottle into her eye, while proudly saying "eye!"
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The firemen were SO nice and offered to let him sit inside. I set him up on the front seat (which is no mean feat. At five foot three inches, I could BARELY get him up there. Don't let these pictures fool you, those suckers are TALL) and he loved it. He kept saying "truck, truck" over and over. Then when the firemen discovered I had never been in a fire truck, they told me to hop in there and took a couple of pictures for us. I don't know who was more excited, me or Harrison. Don't let his facial expression fool you, he was loving it. He is just a cool character who doesn't like to wear his emotions on his sleeve.