Monday, January 19, 2009

Lunch Time

On Sunday Adelyn got to go out to lunch with Granddaddy and learn how to eat with chopsticks. She looks like a natural to me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Today we said goodbye to a faithful member of our family...our 1998 Nissian Maxima with 223,000 miles, a broken A/C, and numerous other problems that cost more to fix than the car is worth. I do have a great affection for this car. It is after all the first car I paid for and it carried me many miles to Kissimmee, Birmingham, Lexington and back again. I'll never forget the time the doors were iced shut, I realized I had a purple spoiler light, & driving to FL with Dakota in tow. Maxima, you've been a great car. I wish you well at your new home! We are now enjoying extra cash in our bank account thanks to you and can say that we both drive cars made in this decade!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3 Months Old

We're in a bit of a crisis situation here at the Lilly Pad considering that we can not find our camera. However, our blog is in need of an update so I'm using pictures that I took with my phone on our trip to KY. They are actually a very appropriate depiction of the trip from Adelyn's perspective. But more on that later.

The exciting news at our house right now is that Adelyn is 3 months old and sleeping through the night on a regular basis. She usually sleeps anywhere from 6 - 8 hrs. at night. It is so wonderful! She is also full of smiles and funny faces. Maybe once we find our camera I'll be able to take some pictures to show you...

So our trip to KY...I think it will be best to just hit the highlights and what we'll call the "Snafus" of our trip.

~ Spending time with family & friends & introducing them to Adelyn.
~ Celebrating Christmas with Matt's family.
~ Matt got to go to a UK game.
~ Adelyn slept for 10 hrs. one night at Chris & Ashley's! (I told them we were moving in!!! Luckily for them the temperature the next morning was 1 degree & I really prefer temperatures in the double digits).

- Realizing at 11:30 pm the night before we were leaving that our winter coats were at my mom & dad's (35 minutes south of us).

- Attempting to go in 2 different directions...Matt had the car keys, I had the car.

- Catching a bread stick on fire in Chris & Ashley's oven. I kind of forgot to tell them about this. Fortunately the only thing harmed in this incident was the bread stick.

- Listening to Adelyn cry all the way from Atlanta to Orlando. It took 11 hours and 15 minutes. This includes a 1.5 hr. stop in Valdosta because we just couldn't take it anymore. A few days later getting into the backseat still made me want to cry.

We really did have a great time & enjoyed getting to see everyone but learn from our mistake & FLY! That is the only way we'll travel with a child who is unable to verbally communicate with words ever again.