Monday, October 31, 2011


I start keeping Miles again today.  My biggest concern is how Bailee is going to react when she learns that Miles is coming to Gigi’s “school” and she isn’t.  Other than that, I’m looking forward to spending some one on one time with the little guy.  We’ll see how it goes!


A while back I bought ingredients to make Halloween cookies.  My thought was to have Madi and Bailee over and the girls could decorate them.   I wanted to do something like this last before now, but never did. 

Procrastination, laziness, busy life …… I could give lots of excuses for not following through with my intentions.  Kind of like when I bought blackeyed peas, cornbread mix, etc., to make New Year’s baskets for neighbors, but never did it.

It ended up being only Madi and Gigi decorating because Bailee was sick with the old stomach bug.  We missed her being with us, but still had a good time.  I thoroughly enjoyed being with Madi.
I have to admit that I was worried about picking Madi up from school.  We really haven’t been together very much and my insecurities were telling me that she might not want to be with me.  How silly that was of me, when she saw me and came running toward me with arms outstretched, all doubt was erased!  That made my heart so happy!  I really want to be able to spend more time with Madi. I want to get to know her.  That might sound strange to some, but I’m sure there are some who understand.   I’ll have to make it happen.


On October 17th , TahTah and I picked Bailee up from school and took her to Build-a-Bear.  I was surprised at how quickly she decided which bear she wanted to make.  She chose a bunny bear with a birthday shirt and shoes.  Warning to anyone who might be considering going to Build-a-Bear, don’t go when there are no other customers in the store.  Too many options at extra costs are offered when the employee doesn’t have anything else to do. 
She told everyone she saw that it was her birthday, including the mall security guard.  She carried on quite a conversation with him.  Next, we went to the candy store, then to Chik-fil-A.  There she played in their “park”.  She continued to tell everyone it was her birthday and most took the time to stop and talk to her.
After a stop at Gigi’s house, we all went back to school where Bailee enjoyed cupcakes and juice with her class.  At the end of the day, she was one tired four year old!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sleep Over = One Tired Gigi

Last night was a sleep over night at gigi's with Bailee and Miles.  Both were so very, very sweet. Pepaw decided to cut the watermelon that was pulled too early from our garden.  I can report that neither Bailee or Miles liked the watermelon.  Puffcorn for breakfast was a big hit though!
At two o'clock in the morning I realized why I had only kept one at a time.  My bed just isn't big enough for three people.  After getting Miles back to sleep in his bed, I kept hearing a strange noise....he was scraping the side of his bed with one finger.  I was just glad he was breathing normally.   
Besides a bigger bed, I'm also finding that I need a larger rocker/recliner.  The three of us are growing so much that we have a hard time fitting in it comfortably.
We enjoyed our day together.  Tah-Tah and Unca came to play and as usual Bailee and Miles loved them being here.  Tah-Tah made Bailee some bracelets and also showed gigi how to finger knit.  She also showed gigi how to create a new hairdo for Bailee.  Miles showed Unca how he can get off his riding toy.
I am so thankful that their parents let me spend time with their babies. I'm just as thankful that the babies seem to enjoy being at gigi's house.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with these two sweeties, but will have to admit, I am one tired gigi!

Monday, August 29, 2011


For several years now I have had the perfect job....six hours every other week.  In return I received my health insurance and maybe a few dollars in my bank account.  Fifteen of us were informed today that our services would no longer be needed after 10/10/11.  I haven't worried about what I would do when this happened because there was nothing I could do to stop it.  My main concern is health insurance.  Has anyone with pre-existing conditions ever tried to get a private policy?  If not, let me tell you it isn't easy.  Oh, there are such policies but they are quite costly.  I know of one individual who paid $1000 a month until his premium was reduced to $800.   I'm finding myself maybe worrying just a little about the what ifs.  There are way too many what ifs to mention.  Enough of this for now.
I also knew that Miles was going to turn one year old.  I'm not ready for him to be one.  Since I haven't been keeping him, I feel like I have missed so much. We had his party yesterday.  Even though it was way too hot, the party was held outside.  The lesson learned is not to always believe the future weather forecasts.  I think the decision was made by all who were involved in the planning that there would be no more outdoor parties in hot weather.  Tah-Tah did an outstanding job creating decorations for his baseball-theme party.  She is an awesome aunt.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This summer has been one of the hottest I can remember not just in a long time, but for ever.  Bailee and Miles haven't been able to play in their "park" at Gigi's much at all.  Before this week it was way too hot, now this week it is too wet.
Recently, Bailee and Gigi had a sleepover.  We really enjoyed ourselves.  I told her that this time it was just her staying at Gigi's and another time Miles could have a sleepover.  She replied, no I will stay with Miles too.  There have been times lately that Bailee has missed me. Like the time she said "Gigi, can I come to your house tomorrow?  I just miss you!"  or when she called this week and couldn't understand why my voicemail wasn't talking back to her.  When I did talk to her, she started crying and saying she just wants her Gigi.  What's a Gigi to do?  Go see her, of course!
The last time I picked Bailee and Miles up from daycare, they were very sweet on the way home.  Miles started to cry and Bailee says, "its ok, I'm here" and Miles stops crying!  From then on they played peek-a-boo the rest of the way home.  The laughter coming from the backseat of my car melted my heart.
By the way, Miles and Gigi did get to have a sleepover without Bailee.  I really enjoy spending time with him too!  Now if I can just get him to say Gigi!  Miles is getting to be such a big boy.  He has moved into the next room at daycare.  Lucky for him, Sadie was also moved.  I can't believe he will be one this month.
We were getting ready to go somewhere the other day and Bailee says, "Gigi, don't leave for out me!"  She has her own way of saying things, for sure.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday ... and Many Many More!

Happy birthday to my daddy.  When I called to wish him a happy birthday, I sang only the first part of the song.  He reminded me to add, "and many more".  Of course, I wish him many, many more.  I might add that each year for the past several years, he has said that it would probably be his last birthday.  I can't imagine my life without him, so I just don't even try.  Intellectually, I suspect that someday I will have to face that.  Emotionally, I can't go there and won't until I'm forced.  I felt the same way about my Granny.  She was supposed to live forever.  Even though she was 90 years old and had cancer, I was in denial and I was so upset when I received the call that she had passed.  I just wanted one more time to see her, talk to her, hug her...   So, I came to visit my dad on his 86th birthday.  I usually enjoy my time with him and Carolyn, but for some reason this time, I am extra glad that I can spend time with them.  While I'm writing this, the tv is on, they are each in their recliner, I am on the couch, and look over to see both "resting their eyes".  This will be one of those priceless good memories!