November 28, 2010

Season's Over...

The season for our wonderful Baylor Bears was officially over last weekend, but with Thanksgiving and putting up Christmas, I am a week behind....but I feel like I have been a week behind a lot lately. Even though our Bears ended up NOT winning against A&M and OU we still ended the season much better than normal.... 7-5, and we will be going to a bowl game, so Walt's Christmas wish already came true. It's been so fun to watch Eloise grow over the football season...I can't believe next year we will be taking two little bears to the games!

One of my favorite students flew down from Tulsa to watch her OU Sooners kick our hiney! Walt and I were so excited to be able to show Miss Clair around Baylor's campus....maybe one day she will be a Baylor Bear....maybe just maybe we brain washed her enough! We had the best time hanging out with The Castleberry's. What wonderful friends we made in Tulsa.

We started off our day going to George's restaurant with the McKamy's. Eloise has really taken a liking to Sue. We even got to spend the night with the McKamy's and enjoy our last 2010 football game together.

Eloise was trying to show Clair how to do the "Sic'Em Bears." I must say Eloise looks so cute doing it, and I don't think E has ever had someone so precious hold her!

Of course all of the guys were giving Walt a hard time for bringing in the Baby Bjorn. wouldn't be a game without our new mascot Eloise.

I realize I have on the same outfit from the previous week...BUT we left at 7 in the morning for the game that started at 7 that night, and I didn't feel like picking out anything else! It's hard keeping up with Sue...she's always in the cutest clothes.

The Bass family during "That Good Old Baylor Line."


So happy for the game to start. She was thiking as positive as we were.

E pooped out before half time...have I ever mentioned how much she LOVES Tyler??

We do not have a baby that sleeps for very long at all...her naps last maybe an hour. It was supposed to be night night time, but she couldn't miss out on the action, and some one on one time with daddy.

Cutest Baylor Bear Fan Ever.

The boys were quite upset at how the game turned out.

But it's nothing that a shoulder ride can't fix!

Eloise LOVES Baylor football!

We stopped over at the Beta tailgate before leaving. E had to get a picture with Ryan, Tyler and daddy. Remember I said she LOVES Tyler...I couldn't get her to look at me...she is staring straight at him. She's in love.

Finally E decides to pose for the camera with her boys. Future Beta Sweetheart, maybe??

Where is Eloise? She would not sleep in the pack and play...she decided that she needed the queen size bed, all to herself. (Don't worry, we slept on the sides of her.)

Long day for this little one.

Sunday Night Spaghetti
What fun
WHAT a mess!!!

Well, we go in on Wednesday to find out if Baby Bass #2 is a boy or girl.
It's hard to believe that 18 weeks have already passed by!
I am finally over the all day sickness and I was so glad to be pregnant again over the holiday. I don't feel so bad when I eat like a pig.
Here is my belly at 18 weeks and 2 days. I would have shown my face, but it wouldn't have been a pretty picture!
I'm thinking the doctor is going to tell us we are having another girl.
If this is the case...we have some serious work ahead of us...Walt and I can NOT agree on a name!

And my baby girl turned 9 months on the 19th!
We went to the doctor for her 9 month check up:
Little girl YOU
are 19 pounds and 11 oz. Which means you are in the 65% for your weight
You eat 3 meals a day. 7:30/12/and 6
You snack twice a day in between your lunch and dinner feedings.
You still take 4 bottles a day, eating anywhere from 4 oz. a feeding to 7 oz.
The doctor told me you were a glow baby...your skin is a little orange! ha! This is because you prefer the orange and yellow foods. I make sure I give you at least one green a day. I kind of like the orange though, makes me feel like you are tan!
You are 2 feet 5 inches tall and this puts you in the 90% for height. You are a tall baby right now!!
Your head circumference is 17.52 inches and this puts you in the 65%. Hmm...wonder who in the family has a big head?!!
You normally go down around 7:30-8 and you sleep until 6:45.
You said your first word...MOMMA
You say it ALLLL the time now, I love it!!
You LOVE music. If you are crying, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, always makes it better.
You LOVE your bathtime. You could stay in there!! I love the fact that I have a water baby!
You are a big time crawler...oh goodness can you crawl! And you are pulling up on everything!
We are having the MOST fun with you! We need energy, but we are having FUN!

You no longer sit still when I try to take your picture...

Whoops...there you go!

We are so blessed by you! What a beautiful, beautiful baby we have!
We LOVE you Eloise Betty!

November 22, 2010

Monday Morning Belly Laugh

November 16, 2010

Walt's Birthday Weekend

Just wanted to add a little "happy" to either get you through your morning, or
get you through your afternoon.
Walt and I took Christmas card pictures last week, and clearly these are the ones that did NOT make the final cut....but they are still cute anyways, and they make me smile.

This past weekend was Walt's birthday.
To celebrate, Walt and I went to Austin on Friday to watch one of our favorite musicians, Ray LaMontagne, perform. He is most definitely better LIVE than he is on CD...and that is saying something about an artist. We met Preston and Ashley there in Austin and all enjoyed the concert together. He was Ah-mazing! Can't wait to see him again.
Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any pictures at Bass Hall on UT's campus, so Walt and I snapped this picture just before going in....
Me with the Birthday Boy

Saturday morning, Walt and I woke up and drove to Waco. Where was Eloise? Her Lalee and Uncle Tucker came in on Friday, and they watched her at our house. Walt and I drove to Baylor campus...
First stop: Common Grounds...quite possibly the best coffee ever, on the face of the Earth.
Then we decided we would walk around Baylor's campus and relive some old memories. Walt used to walk me to class, back in the day when he was "courting" of course we had to take that route once again.
Good Ole Baylor
Oh how I miss thee.....

After our little leisurely stroll, we then headed to George's to meet up with our friends.
I, being the pregnant woman that I am, was way too focused on the food, and didn't take any pictures! But, we then made our way to Cricket's and hung out some more of our friends.
It's always a treat when we get to see Madison and Lauren!

So happy Poco came down for the game

Some of the girls...

Pat and Lauren

Part of the crew

We then checked into our hotel and got ready for the game...
Here we are once again, sporting our Baylor gear

We made it to the game before kick-off...however, we weren't expecting the game to be SOOOO packed...actually, SOLD OUT! I have never been a part of a winning team before...Walt and I had to walk more than several blocks to make it into the game from where we FINALLY found a parking spot...

I couldn't believe the fans...
If this is what it is like to be a part of a winning team...

I couldn't even stand...I had to stand on the bleachers, in front of Walt...there was absolutely NO was Oh-My-Gaw!!

We left during half time and made our way to George's tent to hang out with more friends...
I couldn't miss the opportunity to get another pic with the Pokes

and what do you know...old roomies reunited!
When Walt saw Max, this made his entire weekend!

Unfortunately, we can't win them all right?!?!
After the game, we headed back to the hotel and got up bright and early Sunday morning.
I wanted to hurry and get home.... and who wouldn't?
When I got home, I was ready for my Sunday afternoon nap...and so were my two babies...
It's not the best picture of me...but now you see why I was ready to come back home...
I have so much waiting for me!!

November 8, 2010


I've been absent. Things have been so jam packed around our household, and with the holidays coming up, I don't know if they are going to get any better!
We are going to go on a little rewind...just to catch those of you up that actually care what has been gong on in our life.
This past weekend, we went home to Daingerfield. Walt's birthday is this Thursday, and his dad's birthday was last Thursday, so we went in to celebrate. While we were there, Lalee and Pops took Christmas card picture of the kids...for their cards
Here's a little sneak peek...

Two weekends ago, we stayed home and just had some quality family time together. That was the weekend of the Baylor vs. UT game...if any one needs a refresher, Baylor won.
We went to the park and had a little picnic, and then we took a nice little walk around the lake.
It was a perfect Saturday.

Daddy feeding Miss E her lunch

love play time

look who can hold her own bottle

i love her curiousity

Eloise was able to get on the swings for the first time

she loved it so much, during our walk, she passed out!

Saturday night during the game, momma put Eloise into an oufit that she has already outgrown...I didn't really care, she was still precious!
And...while we were playing dress up, Eloise decided she would start the video below! Baylor win, and E crawling...perfect night!

For Halloween we went over to Sarah and Nate's house for dinner.
It was wonderful! Since Eloise can't actually go trick or treating, this was the best of both worlds.
Eloise loves Sarah....loves, loves, loves her!!

Happy Halloween 2010

and look who's scooting around on her new toy??

watch the video!!