Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wagon Rides

E is now 5 months old and her favorite thing to do is ride in the wagon. She looks so big sitting up in that seat by herself! It won't be long when she will sit all alone without additional support. I love that we live in Texas and can go outside at the end of November and not freeze!

I love how she just propped her little foot up there like it was a luxury ride!
Riding with her friend N.
Cuddling up with the blanket, still working on sitting up straight
oh I love her cute smile here!
And her smirk, how can you say no to that?
now for her serious look...

Tired of pictures ready to just let the tongue hang out

Sleepy time
she looks like she is asleep, but I think the sun was just in her eyes

Oh her first vehicle!
learning to drive

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tires R Us

So as you may of noticed my last blog was June 27. E was 1 week old at that point. I guess a baby takes up all your time and that is why she is now 5 months old and there have been no posts. That and I don't have internet at home. Oh well, maybe one day I will be as great at blogging as my sister and sister-in-law. (They are amazing by the way).

So today was a new adventure. I got my first flat tire. Yep that is right, a flat tire. So I discovered it around 3:30 as I was picking a child up off of the bus at work. ( I am a nanny for 4 children, one of which is in Kindergarten.) So naturally my first reaction is I don't know how to change a tire. One of those things I thought "Oh I will never have to deal with that, D will always be around, I won't bother learning...." Silly me, actually lets be honest, Stupid me.

Well, thankfully D was at home watching E. So I called him up and asked him to come down. And now he is at Tires R Us or something along those lines, getting a new tire. I am at work still.

Downside: I get off at 4:30, D said tire won't be done till 6
Upside: I get to blog useless stuff that no one will read while E cries on my lap

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Well Elizabeth had so many cute pictures here are a few of my favorite from June.

Well after a long 39 1/2 weeks of pregnancy we have a beautiful little girl to welcome into this world. E. Cahill was born June 17th at 1:43 pm.

I went into the hospital at 6:30 that morning to be induced. The doctor came in and induced me around 7:30 and broke my water at 8:30. Around 10:30 I was feeling pretty painful contractions and the nurse told me I was finally dilated to 4 so I could have an epidural at that point. The anesthesiologist showed up about what felt like an eternity later but was probably around 11:15 and poked my poor back painfully; but that pain was only temporary until my whole body was numb. However, what I wasn't expecting was the painful itching across my body, mostly on my face. The nurse came back around 1 pm and realized that I was dilated to a 9 so she called Dr. V. and told him to rush over for the delivery. D got to see her head crowning before the doctor came in the room. He got there just in time to deliver her and then let David cut the cord.
The nurses then took my baby to clean her up and take all her measurements. D went to stand by her while I was cleaned up as well. She was 7 lbs 2 ozs and 20 1/4 inches long.

While in the hospital we had many visitors. D's mom showed up about an hour after E was born. She loved holding her new granddaughter.

Then later that night D's brother, his wife, and their kids visited for about an hour.

Shortly after they left, D's other brother from Houston came to admire and hold the new baby.

On Friday June 18th, we had a few friends come over. Around 10 am Erin M. came to see our little girl. She brought us some blankets and other baby items. We were grateful for her coming and for her gift.

Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of all of our vistor's, but we are grateful for everyone who came to celebrate our special one.

On Saturday June 19th, we were discharged from the hospital and got to take our beautiful baby home. Here she is in her carseat for the very first time.

We walked outside and were met with a very muggy hot summer day. D drove the car up to the door and we took one more picture before going home.

When we got home we were met by Grandpa Cahill and he held E as much as he could over the next two days.

We just love our baby girl and can't get enough of her. She is a true blessing. We couldn't of asked for a better baby, she is very calm tempered and just a joy to be around. We are grateful for every moment we are with her and look forward to the days ahead.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Beach and Gardens

We met up with Aunt L and Uncle J and then went to spend a few hours at the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. E loved the seals the best, she just kept watching jump and play. She got so excited every time they came up out of the water. When the big daddy seal came up against the glass next to her she jumped a little. This happened a few times but she eventually got used to him. She was very well behaved and eager to see all the sea animals. She crawled through the shark cage and pretended she was in jail. She tried to kiss the shark when he swam above her headJ. While watching the fish in the aquarium she stepped over a bar all by herself. Some of the animals we looked at today were seals, penguins, sea horse, sharks, stingrays, octopus, starfish, and lots of fishes, two sea dragons, and eels.

Despite E’s tiredness we trekked out to the beach after lunch. E loved crawling in the sand. But then Mommy took E out into the ocean for the first time. When the first wave hit her, she made a pouty face and shivered, it was a little too cold for her. When a bigger wave hit a few minutes later she cried. So Mommy brought her back to the shore and played with the sand and incoming tide. E still clung to Mommy for dear life every time the tide rolled in. Mommy enjoyed the sweet cuddles from her baby girl. Daddy, Aunt L and Uncle J came back after a few minute of playing in the waves and E had warmed up to the ocean by then. She crawled up and down the seashore raking the sand with her fingers. Every time the tide rolled in she would sit and wait for it to go back out then start crawling again. Daddy took her back out in the water later and she did much better with the waves. She even started laughing when the waves hit her. Suddenly, a rogue wave caught her by surprise and spoiled the fun by splashing her face and soaking her hat. Daddy took her back to shore and Uncle J and Aunt L followed soon after. Uncle J offered to watch E for a minute while mommy and daddy went to boogie board.

When we came back from boogie boarding, E was fast asleep in J’s arms.