Saturday, February 26, 2011

In Memory of Jerry Pilkington: 1958-2010

A dear friend of our family went home to be with the Lord this morning. We will miss you so much, Buck!
 Please keep his family and ours in your prayers.

Being silly with Mom's glasses

Dad's 50th birthday
Dad enjoying Buck's special breed of chicken: the "Jerrynut" Ranger

Excited to be an expectant "uncle."
Me and Uncle Buck circa 1984
Soaking up some Sweet T 26 years later

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bathtime Fun

 Papa and Gigi came over for a visit today and brought Trudy a bath toy set. She loves the starfish better than any of her teethers and it's not even a teether! We let her take a bath in the big tub instead of the kitchen sink so she could play.

All pruney!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Future Pianist

Our future pianist composing a piece on her first keyboard

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Introducing Solids Success!

If ya'll have been following Trudy's introduction to solids you know that she's not been very interested so far. If at first you don't succeed...
We try, tried again today and she seems to not hate pears too much. She ate about 1/4 of a jar and that's taking into account the amount she wound up wearing instead of eating. There is independence for Mommy in site!

And we did get some baby spoons this week which should make things easier.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday in Sylacauga

Jared and Jess came home for a visit so we made a quick trip to Sylacauga Saturday to visit, share the Trudy love, and watch a UFC fight. Really we shared the Trudy fussies since she's not a huge fan of strangers, but she did better than I expected. Thank goodness for Mo!

Jess trying to get her to take the Chanel binky she got for her...
And we're back to Mo. She doesn't sometimes wear the Chanel binky on a clip as an accessory though. It's too pretty not to be seen!

Smiles for Bonita
Geared up for the fight! Look at that fist.

She really likes Jared's beard
Everybody trying to make Trudy happy for pictures

I'll let you hold me Uncle Buck if Mo can come too!

Talking to Sheena
Jared and Calvin. They look a little like father and son with the matching hair!

I always feel like a hulking giant standing next to Jess. She and my mom are the only two people who can make me feel that way.
Not a bad picture considering they didn't really want it taken. Jared just learned last week how to take a good picture so we had to take advantage.

Friday, February 4, 2011

6 Months

Trudy is six months old today and at 14lbs, 26.5 inches she is in the 67th percentile for height and only the 9th percentile for weight. Guess she's going to be tall and thin like her dad! Must be nice. ;)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Valentinzzz...

Trudy and I made a few Valentine cards today. It was hard work!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jenny Jump Up Time!

My tangle with the Jenny Jump Up could have made it in the Guinness Book of World Records for lengthiest and sloppiest assembly of a child's toy. After two attempts it was finally safe enough to use, though Dave had to fix a twisted strap when he got home. Thank God he has mechanical/spacial skills. Bring on the checking account, taxes, computer virus removal, budgeting, and anything else cerebral you want to throw my way (I'll even obnoxiously correct your grammar mid-conversation), but when it comes to assembly or repair just forget it! A drunk monkey could do a better job.

Trudy got in her Jenny Jump Up and enjoyed herself...for five minutes. Five minutes is her satisfaction limit with anything these days.
You can see from the video that she's doing more spinning than jumping, but I'll take it!

Dave thinks she's going to break something with all this toe knuckle bouncing, but I'm not worried. She may get calluses though!