Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chloe Waking Up

So obviously I'm good at making goals, just not so good at achieving them. Oh well. Here are some cute pics of Chloe. The first one is just cute, but the other ones I took right after Chloe had woken up from sleeping with her face lying on some blankets. August 2009.

She has those cute lines on her face.

This one's a bit blurry, but you can still see the lines on her face.
You can see the lines really well in this pic.

Halle's First Day of School

Halle looks so cute in her school uniform!

August 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I have recently made a new goal. At first I was going to make a goal of putting up a post on my blog once a week, but I soon realized that this was much too ambitious of me, so my goal is now to post once a month. That's better than once every 5 or 6 months, right? So here is the one for May, and from now on there will be one every month! Once I master that, maybe I can move up to every other week. For now, here is the latest news.
Halle is getting in to preschool. Or should I say Pre-K? That's what they call it out here. I'm very excited (and Halle too) because she is so ready for it! Not only can she recognize numbers 1-10 and some letters, but she is eager to learn! She'll be going to a magnet school out here that focuses on core knowledge and she'll be going half days 5 days a week. Yay learning! and yay free time! (sorta)

Which brings me to Chloe. My little baby girl is 7 months old now! My how time flies. Ever since she was 4 months old I have been trying to get her to eat solid foods, but everytime she spit it out. Today that has all changed! She ate a small handful of cheerios. I'm hoping this means that she's ready for solid foods now and that I can start giving her more foods, but we're going to take it slow. Chloe is also rolling over both ways, holds herself up on her arms while lying on her tummy, and she can pretty much sit up without support. I still need to be close by so she doesn't give herself a concussion when she falls over, but I think she is doing rather well.

Here are some pictures that we took while watching fireworks about a week ago at the Riverfest here in Wichita. It was cold and the fireworks were mediocre, not to mention there was a building in our way, but we had lots of fun.

As a last bit of news. The semester is over and Wade has officially finished a year of grad school! He's still busy, but at least he has a bit of a break. Then he will have a class for 3 weeks in June and another one for 3 weeks in July. In between then we will get to visit Utah! I will come out with the girls a week before Wade, then he'll come for 2 weeks and then the girls and I will stay an extra week. That's a month! We are so excited. Everyone be sure to set aside some time for us!
Well that's all for this month. I imagine I will be posting my next blog from Utah. Until then you can find me on facebook or twitter. Become my friend or follow me because I update those a whole lot more. Shoot me an email if you can't find me.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Before I get into an explanation of this video, I just wanted to apologize to everyone for not posting anything for 5 months. Wow, I can't believe little Chloe is 5 months already! Just a little update on her. She is now rolling over from front to back! It's only a matter of time before she rolls back to front and then I'll have a very mobile baby on my hands. I'll post some pics from the past 5 months before Sunday. Until then, Please enjoy this video of Halle speaking "Spanish."

You see, Halle loves to watch Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego Go! And since she knows a few spanish words, she thinks she can speak the language. She decided to use her spanish speaking ablility on a few unsuspecting hispanic children one day at the play area at McDonald's. Her words were pretty similar to the ones used in this video. Those poor kids looked really confused and I could tell they were trying to figure what she said. After laughing hysterically for a few minutes, I was able to regain composure, and told Halle a few things to say to the children in actual spanish. Ah yes, life would be a lot less interesting without Halle.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Chloe Brenda Marie Partridge

Weighing in at 6 pounds and 11 ounces and standing (or lying) at 18 and 1/2 inches, Chloe Brenda Marie was born October 15, 2008 at 1:37 p.m. She has a head full of dark brown hair and has bright pink skin. Chloe really likes to sleep right now, which is good for me, but I worry she's not eating enough. That's the magic of percocet. I've been trying to keep the meds at a minimum, but I did just have major surgery.

Halle loves her little sister. She decided we could go ahead and name her Chloe. After watching the Disney movie "Twitches" she decided that the baby's name had to be Alex, which was the name of one of the twin witches in the movie. Luckily, we were able to convince her that Chloe was a much better name for her little sister. After the birth her Grandma spoiled her with twin baby dolls and she named one of them Alexis. The other baby's name is Brandy. I don't think that was the name of the other twin in the movie, however.

I came home from the hospital friday night. I'm doing a lot better than I thought I would. I don't really need a lot of meds to keep the pain under control, and I'm up and about without too many complications. I should probably take it easy a little more though.

I decided to breastfeed despite the many complications I had with my first experience, and it's gone surprisingly well, painful, but well. My milk has already come in, but Chloe is so sleepy that I'm producing more than she's eating. I guess it's time to store some milk for the future in case I need it for anything.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dropping Bomb Bird

You know, this is the first time I've uploaded videos on You Tube. It's only been a few hours and I've already had 10 people look at them. It's kind of exciting and disturbing at the same time.

Feeding the Giraffes

Halle had such a good time feeding the giraffes.