Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thunder over Louisville

Two weeks ago, my sister Tiffany came and stayed with us for 2 nights. Her husband was on an overnighter for work so she came down. As we were looking at her flight to go home we got the crazy notion that I go with her for a few days.
It was great. Eliza and I hopped on the same flights as Tiff and spent a week in Louisville. David was able to join us on Friday.
That weekend was the big beginning of the Kentucky Derby. It is huge. They have a huge firework show to start off the 3 weeks before the race. We were able to go see some horse races. They were huge, so many people there. it was great to see the excitement.
That night we went to the river where they have the firework show. It is the biggest firework show in the US. It is two barges letting off simultaneous firework with a huge bridge between them and there are fireworks off of the bridge too. it was huge. I was so great to be there. you could actually feel the power.
The evening was very cold and my blood has really gone thin since living here in Charleston so Tiff was kind enough to get out all of her winter things and share them with my family. We were in the cold for about 2 hours all together. The kids did quite well, even Tiff's little 9 week old.
I did come away with a little cold.
The hi-light was getting out of traffic. Last year they said they were in traffic for at least an hour and a half, well we did out scouting out and found a great spot, near the on-ramp to the highway. It took less than 2 minutes to get going. It was awesome.
The other great thing was the Blake my brother has started some work right near Louisville so I was able to be with him and have some dinner with him.
It was a great East coast reunion!!!!!
Tiff has all of the pics.... sorry

another dress

well I attempted another dress for Eliza. This dress was done without any pattern and in one evening, granted, Walmart has fabric that is already elastic so all that is needed is a few hems. I did add sleeves so that was a little tricky.

It looks fine but I still learned what I would do better next time. She wore it to church on sunday but we had a cute little yellow sweater with it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

random things Eliza is scared of

She is NOT scared of flying but......
she is scared of elevators
Uncle Blake
a stuffed tiger
the Happy Birthday Song

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

BOY???? GIRL?????

This weekend was eventful. We had my cousin Matt Blake and his wife come visit with their 3 kids. We had a great time with them at the plantation, shopping, beach and good food. It is hard to have that many kids in my little apartment but it worked out great.
Yesterday was April fools day and it was the day for my big ultrasound. I was trying to think of a good way to use that for April fools but I wasn't creative enough.....
The ultra sound went well. The baby was curled up so I have to go back and get a better look at the spine and the heart. Everything looks fine but they wanted a better picture for their records...... but we were able to find out the sex of the baby and Eliza will be a big sister.......
to a little brother.
Now I have to buy all boy stuff but I think it will be great. I am very excited.