Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh Sleep, Oh Quiet, How I Miss You

Langley has always been a champ when it comes to sleeping.  But since we've been paci-free, naps are 1 hour - like to the minute, exactly 1 hour and she wakes up screaming.  Not talking or whining, screaming.

Bed time is usually between 7 and 7:30 because we are all exhausted, but gone are the days of staying in bed until 8 (for her, I never did this.)  Now, between 6:30-7:00 AM she is whining and crying loudly

I realize some people would give anything for their child to sleep 11 hours at night and nap for any amount of time during the day, but I miss sleep.  I miss quiet time during the day.  We are tired and sometimes miserable. 

And, I'm not going to give her the paci - I'm way too stubborn for that, and I know it's in her best interest to be without it.  But, I just don't know what to do.  It's been over 2 weeks of this.  I need 2 hours of quiet during the day.  I need it.  I don't care if she sleeps, but I just want her to be quiet.  I don't know how to make that happen.

Honestly, she's watched a lot more TV and movies, just so I can have a moment to use the bathroom or sweep the floor or just lay down in peace during the day.  I know I'm complaining, but I'm also asking for any advice you may have on gettting a toddler to rest during the day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some Fun Things

1.  We celebrated Josh's birthday Saturday!  This is what we had for dinner.
Poor man had to chase our stupid dog when we accidentally left our back gate open. They ran a long ways.  Josh was victorious. 

2.  I went to Conway yesterday and got see some wonderfully familiar faces!  I had a good visit and didn't even cry!

3.  I captured this family photo.

4.  I'm having a "girls night out" tonight and we are going to watch The Help with some new friends!  I never, not once, did this in Conway.  I'd say this move has been good for me.

Monday, August 22, 2011


CHEEZE!  Waking up last Tuesday after her first night sleeping without a paci.
The first paci-free week was not all smiles.  I had several moments where I thought "if I hear one more WHINE/cry/scream I will chop my own ears off."  Seriously.  I hate whining - my childs whining - every child's whining - every person's whining.  I am currently having one of these moments, mostly because nap times have been close to non-existent since we don't have a paci.  I live for naptime.  This sucks.  Please ask Jesus on my behalf that naptime will return my household.  Thank you.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cute as a Bug

Like Father Like Daughter

 Me:  "Hey, let me take ya'lls picture."

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Monday, August 15, 2011

Austin Family Reunion Weekend

We headed to Polk County for the family reunion on Friday.  My inlaws rented a big cabin for our immediate family.  We had fun times laughing, blowing bubbles, and a riding the 4 wheeler.  I get an "F" for picture taking.  These are pretty much the only shots I got all weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Birthday Tour

I had a great birthday!  It started the night before when Josh and I made the best dinner I've ever been a part of!  We had steak, shrimp, mashed potatos, and roasted squash and onions.  Plus we had strawberry shortcake for desert.  Oh, it was yummy!

The day of my birthday Josh was very thoughtful.  He brought me flower and sonic throughout the day   :-)    We got a babysitter that evening and headed to Jonesboro for a date.  On the way back, we had time to spare so we took a few pictures of our new location to entice our friends and family to come visit.

First we have a tractor in a field.  Nothing particularly special about this, it just demonstrates what our landscape is.

Next, we are at the plant where airplanes are disassembled.  The saudi arabian plane is interesting. 

Finally, the parachute inn.  This is a restaraunt.  Come visit us, you can eat in the airplane.  We could even walk there.

Thank you for all the facebook posts, phone calls, texts, and cards.  This birthday girl felt the love!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Afternoon Mood

These are some stellar shots I got after Langley woke up from a 3 hour nap.  It looks like she's throwing a fit, she was not.  Also, she put herself in the corner - she was not in trouble!  I guess after a nap that long it takes her awhile to get going again.

I would like to point out that she looks like ME in this picture!


Daisy Langley

Langley wore the cutest dress Sunday, but would not cooperate for pictures.  Maybe next time!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Six

Happy girl!  She is so into books... reading them to herself, reading with mommy or daddy, stacking them, throwing them off the shelf, anything that can involve books.

"I love oranges!"

This is one of my favorite outfits of the summer.

Pulling the mower with bug spray in hand.
This whole "learning to eat with a spoon" thing makes me crazy.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Another Library

This one "wasn't sure" if they would have story time...but last year it was on Tuesdays at 10 am.  Maybe my enthusiastic "that would be perfect!" showed the lady how much I needed them to have story time.

This is a nice small town library.  It is one big open space and Langley was pretty wound up, running squealing, clearing shelves, and other than her, it was silent. 

There were several people on the computers a few "tween" aged kids that seemed to be annoyed with us, so we didn't stay long. 

It was also our first outing since the "bangs" incident.  I felt better after a lady commented on the cuteness of her pig tails and didn't seem to notice!