I had to share these with you. Edie is talking up a storm lately. Everyday she makes a new sound, face, gesture - something we have never seen before that makes us laugh. She is so attentive (or as attentive as a 14 1/2 month old can be) while being read to. She loves the pictures, the words and especially the books with something she can touch and feel. It really amazes me when I read to her the "touch" books and with out ever pointing them out, even the new books, she will reach out and directly touch the "fuzzy" parts with her fingers. We have really made it a point these past few months to read to her several times a day.

These videos are of Edie doing the flash cards from the Your Baby Can Read Series. (Sandy, I promise I will bring them to you this week....and sanitized. As you can see Edie likes to kiss them). And to Ashley, my dear Speech Therapist friend, please excuse my terrible accent. I never notice how "country" I sound until I hear myself on video. AWFUL!!!

We had a very busy, great weekend. Saturday we went to our neighbors for their babies 1st birthday party. Edie LOVED playing with all of the other little babies and Scott and I LOVED seeing her playing with them. Maxwell had a sports themed party, which is appropriate since his dad played basket ball at UAB and his mom was a Golden Girl at UAB as well. They are a big sports fan family! Maxwell's mom made the cutest little party favor bags which was filled goodies including two baseball shakers. Which Edie LOVES!

Saturday night we had over some of our best friends, Jimmy and Vanessa Walters and their newest addition Audrey for dinner. She is precious. She never made a peep. The guys watched the games while V and I talked baby talk. V is about as interested in sports as I am, which is hardly any. However, I am going to make it a point this year (I think) to learn more and get more involved in Alabama football. Speaking of.....anyone who is interested, our friend Jason Quick is putting together a crawfish boil for the A Day Game on the 18th. He will also be raising money for a charity in honor of Edie. We ABSOLUTELY have the greatest friends! So come and tailgate with us for a good cause before the game!

Sunday we went to church where I heard the greatest message ever. I have never heard a message as clearly as I did this past Sunday. The Pastor of our church is so smart. He makes things so easy to understand, so clear to me. I finally feel like I really know what "Good Friday" or as he put it "Bad Friday for Jesus" means. My heart ached as he told us of how (in detail) Jesus suffered. I know how much I am loved by the Lord, it is obvious in everything he has done in my life and I am so grateful. I can't wait until Edie is old enough to understand how much he loves her too! We put Edie in the nursery again this Sunday. When we went to get her we were all smiles seeing her sitting in the floor playing with another little girl. The ladies told us she was sooo good - "she just crawled around and played with everything".

Sunday night we attended an Easter Program at one of my dear friends, Robert and Angela Taunton's church. They both played several parts in the play. It was a really nice, professional production. I loved the choir. These people could sing! Edie loved the lights, the music and watching all of the people go back and fourth from stage to stage. It really kept her entertained. She was so cozy in her daddy's lap. She just sat there watching until she eventually fell asleep.

Tomorrow will be one of Edie's biggest days yet. (Mommy and daddy's too) Edie will be getting tubes. I would be lying if I said I were not nervous - I am. But, I know that God will take care of her and she will do great. We have to be at Children's downtown at 5:45 AM. Surgery will be at 7:45. We have been told that the procedure is quick and easy. I am counting on that!


  1. Giddo and GiGi8.4.09


    We love your new videos. And yes, yo are so smart. We are so fortunate to be able to see all the new things you are learning every day.
    We are so happy everything went well with the ear procedure yesterday. You are goin to feel so much better now. Can't wait to see you later. We have a surprise for you!

    Hugs and kisses,

    Giddo and GiGi

  2. I love the videos! Edie is really such a smart baby!!!! You have to warn me, though. I watched these at work and laughed out loud! She is so adorable!!!! I'm glad she is doing so well. And tubes!!! Was it today? Yesterday? How are you and how is she? Post an update when you can please. Thanks for returning the stuff. I got it all just fine and loved the kisses she left us (I'm guessing they are there). Okay... not to get you hooked on videos, but have you thought about showing her Baby Signing Time? Clearly she won't need the signs as she will be a talker, but they are adorable and you are welcome to try one of ours out to see if she likes them. Okay.. I've got to watch these videos again. She is so sweet and fun to watch!

  3. cute videos!!...
    I hope the procedure went fine!.. you guys will be in my thoughts.