Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Best Friends

Earlier this month, Olivia's first best friend Emma Grace moved away from Knoxville. We were so sad to see them go. I have cried my eyes out thinking about all the days Olivia would be asking me where Grace was. These two were together literally almost every day. They fought (and loved) like sisters. This is a picture we took the last night we all went out to eat together. We miss you Emma Grace, Tammy and Randy (and Baby Girl Dunavant)!
This is the first picture I ever took of the two of them. You can see my child already trying to boss her around!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beach 2008

Last week we went to the beach with my family. I have been so looking forward to it, and now that we are home I am ready for fall and am officially on baby countdown. 27 weeks and counting...We had such a nice relaxing week, the weather wasn't perfect, but it didn't seem to bother anyone. Here are some favorite pictures from the week...
Michael got tickets for us all to go to a minor-league baseball game. Olivia loved it and I fell in love with this picture of her holding onto Daddy's arm.
I just thought this one was cute.
This was taken one night when Mommy had to take her for a "walk" before dinner because she was acting like a hooligan. I took this picture when she was pouting at me and couldn't help but laugh at that pitiful face.
This is a monumental picture...for those of you who know Michael, you would find it shocking to know that he has a child who doesn't eat macaroni and cheese. But she won't touch it, its "shoo-way." I guess this night she was hungry enough to try some when they accidentally delivered mac and cheese to our table rather than her usual chicken. We also tricked her this week and gave her country ham, telling her it was chicken.
One night after dinner we got to go to the Pavillion, a place I went when I was her age. She loved it. I rode one ride with her and thought I was going to go into labor! I am such a wimp these days!
One of the highlights of Olivia's trip was a short reunion with Emma Grace. She and Tammy came to spend one afternoon with us. When it started raining, they got creative and played hide and seek, ending up under the bathroom sink.
My child was a fish this week. She did things in the pool that amazed me. I have to give huge thanks to Mr. Ed again. The kids that came around her probably would disagree. Anytime another child got into the pool with her she would try to force them into an impromptu swimming lesson. She would lay them down on her kickboard telling them to "Kick, kick, kick. Its just a baby water, Fun, fun, fun." Most of the kids looked at her like she was crazy, but I think Mr. Ed would have been happy with her!

Beach Pics

Last week when we were at the beach, I decided to have Olivia's pictures taken by a professional photographer instead of my fat pregnant butt crawling around in the sand doing it by myself. I was really happy with the end result, but I think I still sweated just as much in between trying to get her to smile and make sure her clothes weren't flying off of her! If you want to view the pics, you can go to The username and password are both rclaunch. After you hit enter, click on my name on the top left and the pics should pop up.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We hope everyone has had a great holiday!