Monday, July 30, 2007

Christmas in July and other excitement...

Today I went to the doctor for my one year appointment (a few weeks late - hey, mama's been busy around here). I am 19 lbs, 15 ozs (8%), 31 inches (77%), and my noggin is 18.50 inches around (62%). The doctor is not concerned that I'm too skinny because I've got all the right curves on my growth chart. I did have to get three shots though - I pulled off my bright orange band aids so you can see two of my wounds.
When I woke up from my nap, it was Christmas all over again. Grandma and Grandpa from Chicago sent me all the toys they got for my birthday that they kept up there so I'd have SOMETHING to play with while mama was at Melanie's wedding. Can you believe all this loot?

I'm still a big fan of putting everything in the jar, taking it out, everything in, taking it out...
On Saturday night, mama and dada joined three other couples to host a wedding shower for mama's friend from work, Becca and her fiance, Robert.
The happy couple...the theme was "Stock the Bar," so they got lots of wine glasses and other bar ware.

Surprise! Our good friend Christin and her husband Rob came into town to host. It was so good to see Christin, who is mom to Olivia and seven months pregnant with Avery. Mama wished she looked this good when she was seven months pregnant with me!
Who do you think Mac looks like, mama or dada?
First dip in the sea - Crystal Beach, Texas
Last week Ga, dada and I went to the beach to visit La Rue and her crew. After getting my gratis heart check-up by Saudi (La Rue's son in law), pediatrician cardiologist extraordinaire, who brought his stethoscope all the way from St. Louis to make sure my ticker works right, dada and I went for a dip in the ocean.
The sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.
I got about fifty feet out and suddenly a great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great know the rest...I even found time for a ride in the boat. Aye, aye captain!