Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More of Isla

As promised, here are some more pictures of my new niece Isla.
Isla with her dad
Isla with her mom
Finally home

It's hard to believe, but Sims still hasn't met his new cousin yet.  He had a runny nose, when she was born, so we didn't want to subject Isla and her family to all his possible germs.  Then this past weekend, Jason thought he was coming down with a cold.  This weekend Sims will have to meet Isla, even if we have to keep him in a bubble!  I bet she has changed so much since I last saw her on Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baby Isla

If you have been wondering why I haven't posted any updates this week, here is why.  I have a new niece! 

Isla Morgan Pollard was born on Monday at 3:00 pm.  She was 8 lbs. and 20.5 inches long.  Everyone is doing great.  We are all enjoying being with this beautiful little baby!  What a sweetheart! 

I will post more pictures soon (or after Thanksgiving.)  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autumn Weekend

We didn't make it to the homecoming parade on Friday night.  Jason played golf that afternoon and got home later than we had planned.  We still tried to make it to the parade, but all the roads were closed nearby.  Since it was already halfway over, we decided that parking a half mile away wasn't going to work.  Oh, well, there's always next year.  We ended up going to eat Italian food with the whole family instead, so that makes up for it!

Saturday we all got up and met Alex and Neely for breakfast at Cracker Barrel.  Since the weather was so nice and we were close to the airport, we decided to all go to the observation park and watch the airplanes.  I think this is Sims' favorite place in the whole world!  All the excitement wore him out.  When we left, he fell asleep before we were out of the airport.

Mom and Smith left after lunch on Saturday, and we didn't have any plans.  We spent the afternoon outside hanging out, and Sims helped Jason do some yard work.

Anyone notice that grass?  What a difference a month and a half makes, huh?  Remember the desert we had?  It's gone!  Now we have a lush, green lawn.  Thank goodness for a good lawn company!  (Now, let's pray that we can keep it through the summer drought.) 

Who can say no to this face? This was obviously when I put the camera down to pick him up.

Sunday was filled with church and a church dinner for families with children under 3 years old.  It was really fun.  Sims is getting old enough that he can go play, and we don't have to hover over him every moment.  We can actually spend a little bit of time talking to people.  I feel like we haven't had a chance to catch up with our friends from church recently, so it was great. 

I just had to show off my favorite tree this time of year.  This red maple beauty is one of my favorite things about autumn.  The fact that the top of the tree broke off during a (possible) tornado, while I was sitting in the car 20 feet away, doesn't make me like it any less.  I know that it may not be the prettiest tree during the rest of the year because the trunk is broken at the top, but this red totally makes up for it.  We have lots of trees in our yard, but the others just don't compare with the color of this baby.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This morning Sims was sporting a new look - a goatee, which was made of yogurt.  I guess you could call it a yogurtee.

He even had a yogurt-stache.

Mom and Smith are visiting this weekend and came into town last night.  We're all going to the homecoming parade tonight, which will be Sims first parade.  We'll see how he likes it.  Who knows what the rest of the weekend holds?  (Maybe a yogurt beard...)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Date night

Jason's parents spent the weekend with us and were nice enough to take care of Sims so Jason and I could have a date night.  We went to the members' opening reception at the art museum.  With the reopening of their "old" building, they also were opening 5 new art exhibits.  It was so much fun to be able to get a little gussied up and have a date night. 

The art was also wonderful.  I love John James Audubon, so I was thrilled to see some of his work.  The Norman Rockwell exhibit was really interesting.  They had copies of all of his Saturday Evening Post covers.  There had to be hundreds of them spanning 30 years or so.  Bob Trotman's sculptures were fascinating in a modern art meets Office Space kind of way.  It's also really neat that he lives in my hometown (or least nearby) and his wife was one of my 8th grade teachers, who I loved.

The weather was cold this weekend, and it was rainy off-and-on on Saturday.  Needless to say, we didn't do much except for the art museum.  We all just hung around the house, which was nice!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Risky Business

Somebody put some pants on that kid!

He was just too busy to stop to put on pants.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fore! Halloween

Our little golf pro was all ready for the British Open or at least some trick-or-treating.

We went trick-or-treating to a few houses with some of the neighborhood kids.  Sims tried so hard to keep up with the big kids and liked picking candy out of the bowls to put in his bucket, even though he doesn't even know what candy is.  He has about 10 pieces of candy now, and Jason and I are happy to take that off of his hands!  Maybe he'll get to try some of the candy next year.

His plus fours quickly became pants as his socks slid down, but he was still the cutest golfer I've ever seen!

Sims, also, got a chance to wear his costume at his school's fall festival on Friday afternoon, but I didn't get any good pictures.  Just imagine him with a bunch of 1 year olds dressed as a UPS man, CEO, ladybug, dinosaur, witch, etc.  It was very cute!

On Halloween we also took Sims to the airport's observation park.  He loves airplanes, so we knew he would love watching the planes take off and land.  Boy, were we right!  He pitched quite a fit, when it was time to leave. 

I guess we'll have to make another trip to the airport soon!