Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4 2009

This year for the 4th of July we started our day off up in Cumming at Morgan's parent's house. Terrel helped her dad stain their deck. Morgan and her mom and the girls just hung out and played with the girls. We had fun and had a great lunch of Jim N Nicks BBQ!!! We then made plans to go to Stone Mountain park to see the laser light show and fireworks. It was time to go and Terrel looked online at the website to get the address and up popped a big screen that said PARK IS CLOSED... at 4:00 they closed all the gates to Stone Mountain because the park had reached it's capacity. We were a little bummed, but said there are soo many places around Atlanta doing fireworks, we'll find something else to we decided let's go to the Gwinnett Braves game(since the Atlanta Braves were in Washington). We drove up there, went to eat at Chili's first then headed to the game and got there, and it was SOLD OUT!!! STRIKE 2 for us!!! We decided to go back to the Mall of Georgia area where we saw a bunch of people lining the streets and all to find out what was going on....these people were getting set up to watch the fireworks from the Mall of Georgia and also the Gwinnett we decided to just settle there in the parking lot to watch. We got there around 730 or 745 so we had to wait about an hour and a half before they started which was fine. It got to be about 845 and the crowd really started getting there...well up drives a bunch of teenagers who were very rude and turned their music(RAP) up very loud and started dancing doing moves we didn't want our children to we decided to move back in the parking lot.... now the fireworks started but we could barely see them---we were pretty dissappointed--- we jumped in the car and decided to go to the ramp iof the interstate to watch. Everyone else had that same we couldn't do that...we ended up at a conv. store to watch some of the gwinnett braves fireworks which turned out to be very good :):). Our day didn't go as planned but it ended up being a fun evening and Tegan really enjoyed the fireworks and we were together as a family and that's all that matters :):) We hope you all had a fun and happy 4th too!

Carley turns NINE months

On June 25th 2009 Carley turned 9 months old. She has really changed soo much in her 9 months. She has grown up so fast, I can't believe how fast it's gone by!!! She had her 9 month checkup on Friday July 3. Dr. C can't get enough of her....he loves her to death!!! She weighed in at 21 lbs. 4 oz(75-90%). Her height was 27 3/4 inches(50-75%). She is growing at the same rate that she has been since she was born, so everything is going great for her. Carley's accomplishments since 6 months include:

crawling(8months old)

feeding herself crackers, puffs, etc

saying Da-Da

saying Ma-Ma

saying Bye-Bye

waving Bye-Bye

pulling up on EVERYTHING( 8 months, 1 week old)

cruising on furniture


playing pat-a-cake

playing peek-a-boo

can go from laying down to sitting up

hold her own sippy cup for drink

shake her head NO when being asked questions(for fun--doesn't understand what she is saying)

Some fun facts about Carley include: she's a little pool fish...she loves swimming in the pool, we go almost everyday; she loves playing with her big sister and her big sister's fun toys(big sis not so sure of this though); she is an eating machine--she will literally eat everything in site if we would let her; she has FIVE teeth already-- 2 on top , 3 on bottom; she loves our dogs--everytime she sees them she gets so excited and starts yelling(she says AHHH); anytime someone is going somewhere she is right behind them, she follows us everywhere we go; she cries when someone goes out the door if she doesn't get to go; she LOVES to be OUTSIDE; she also loves popsicles(she gets mostly sugar free for now)

There is only one thing we wish she didn't do--- GRIND her teeth---she just started doing this yesterday!! Her sister did it too---we got through it, but it just hurts to hear her do that!!!