Monday, August 24, 2009


Ok I know that this is probably REALLY early to start thinking about it, but I love Halloween and since school starts today, fall in on my mind. I have to decide early what I'm making Megan so that I can get all my materials on sale as I get coupons from Jo-Ann's but I'm having a hard time making a decision so I thought for fun I would put up a poll and have ya'll tell me what you think:

#1 -- a candy corn. I think the pictures would be adorable, Chopper thinks it's a tortuous idea but that if I'm ever going to make a child a candycorn it should be know before she fully realizes what I'm doing. On the down side, the hat that completes the outfit kind've makes the kid look like a conehead . . .

#2 -- a flower. Back at Easter I picked up a flower headband and Megan loves flowers so it would be pretty simple to do a tutu with leaves and petals and make her a pink flower.

#3 -- Little Bo Peep. I got the cutest pattern for a little Bo Peep outfit with lacy bloomers and all and Megan has a ton of stuffed sheep (I'm not quite sure how that happened) . . .

I could always make us a family costume but those are only fun if you have fun parties to go to and I don't know that we do yet. I saw one in a magazine where the family dresses up as different parts of a BLT -- Megan would be lettuce, Chopper would be bread and bacon, and I would be the tomato since I should be sufficiently round by Halloween -- oh yeah, did I forget to mention I'm pregnant? March 23!

Anyway, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Now the Pictures!

There's nothing like a good book to read and a comfortable box to sit in!

Of course a trip to the pool with Grandma Gasser and dad is just as fun! Megan loves the water and loves "swimming". I love that I don't have a picture of myself with a bathing suit on!

I love all the farmer's markets and vegetable stands. We got some really good sweet corn the other day which Megan really enjoyed off the cob but then had to try it grown-up-style too. More and more, that's the way it has to be -- the way mom and dad do it!

My mom tries to be really good about exercising and took long walks every morning while she was here. When she would get back she would stretch out on the living room floor and Megan would join her. Somehow I don't think it was much of a stretch for her though since she can still put her feet right up to her face without even trying!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Megan had her 18 month check today (I can't believe she's 18 months!) and she comes in as follows:

Height -- 30 inches (3-10th %)
Length -- 20 # 10 oz. (10-25th %)
Head -- really big (90th %)

SO we have a small girl with a big head. We still haven't switched her car seat to forward facing for various reasons and when we got in the car today Chopper said to me, "maybe we should leave it rear-facing even a little longer -- with a head like that she would really get whiplash if we were in a car accident!" And it's true.

But she's just big-headed because she's in the 90th percentile for smarts so there!