Monday, September 22, 2008


I have very vivid memories of my dad yelling "Hollywood!" or "Hello Hollywood!" anytime I put on sunglasses as a little girl. So, Pierce, Hello Hollywood!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What a slacker!!

I've done it again. Overcommited. So I haven't updated the blog in 2 weeks. I know you're all breathless with anticipation over what must be happening in our lives :)

Pierce and I went to the lake with the Doobas last weekend and it was wonderfull! Pierce is in love with the water. We went on a boat ride and swam, but generally just relaxed. On the boat rides, Pierce just sits totally still. I think the wind exhilerates her, but also tires her out.

This weekend Peter is in Nashville with his soccer team :( so Pierce and I are on our own. We have SO enjoyed today (saturday) so far. We went to Aldridge Gardens with Trisha and Cash and Tiffany and Aubrey and the weather is just perfect. I hope you are out enjoying it too.

Pierce has been doing this funny little goat-sounding giggle. Dooba can make her laugh like no one else, even me. She almost sounds like she's crying she laughs so hard. I'm attaching a video of it. She eats pretty much everything, stands alone on a regular basis, crawls like a speed-demon, and has started weaning herself. I was panicky a few months ago about how I would ever wean her, and here she is doing it all alone. And has started sleeping thru the night in conjunction. As usual: perfect!

This picture is where I found her this morning. I was in my bathroom getting ready, and things had gotten strangely quiet. I was sure I would find her playing with electronics or something equally mischevious, but no. She was reading in her room. What a delight. If they'll all be like this, sign me up for several!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Boy/Girl Party

Most of Pierce's friends seem to be boys. She took her first boy/girl bath with her friend Cash this weekend. (he didn't really like toys in the tub, but she seemed to have fun anyway!) She got eaten up with ants (and didn't make a PEEP) while playing with cousin Isaac, and went to celebrate Reid's 1st birthday. She's back to saying "Ball/baw" on a loop and we think it's adorable. I forgot to mention a few weeks ago, that at her 9 month check-up she was 20 pounds! That's 90th percentile for weight and 75th for height. She's just a delight. Standing by herself though, oh my.

poor eaten up foot

standing alone!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pierce in a Pickle Bucket

Yesterday we went to Lake Martin to spend time with my brother George and his wife Brittany and her fam. It was a lovely day. Brittany's mom, Debbie, taught us about pickle buckets. While this is not an actual pickle bucket, they work perfectly for containing and cooling babies! I'm going to be asking for pickle buckets at delis and I recommend you do the same :)

This week we went to take pictures of Pierce and our friend Baby Miles at the Botanical Gardens. Miles is the son of a girl from my photography class, Emily Joy. We had met a few times because she used to teach at Shades Cahaba, but have become friends and photography buddies! These pictures are the story of the day. Miles sitting looking cute and cooperative... Pierce wiggling and moving and being generally unphotographable.