Usually, after Casey has gotten up, showered and dressed for the day, he will peek into Bea's room. This is a good example of what normally greets him:
|Pacifiers provide in-crib entertainment|
|Swaddling is key to a happy wake up for this one|
How great is that? Beatrice Kate has the amazing ability to wake up on the right side of the
|Hey you gu-uys!|
I'll have to see if we can get it recorded on the FlipCam some day just to showcase her face-melting cuteness.
Anyway, we haven't had a good "Collins Family Update" in a while, so let's see... what exactly have we been up to?
House Showings: Yep, this is still going on. We've had close to 10 showings in the last 10 days. We also were thisclose to having an offer in our hands. But of course, in TYPICAL Collins' Family Luck- on the way to write an offer for our house, the buyers drove past another house... that they bought instead. I am not kidding. I almost threw up I was so sick over it. Who else would that happen but us?? We also met with our real estate agent tonight and she thinks that our price is good, our house is great; and that we shouldn't be putting in anymore money into the house. It's just a matter of waiting for the 'right' buyers. I have to believe that we will get another offer soon- otherwise, God, that's just cruel. Riding around town like a car full of gypsies is starting to get old. Fast.
Enjoying the weather: This weekend we did a lot of going outside. Partially because we had showings on Saturday and also because of North Carolina weather, where after a week of snow and ice and bone chilling temperatures, Spring springs up for random sneak previews and for two whole days, we had temperatures in the 60's. We took the dogs for nice walk around Lake Lynn and Arnold had a play date with a golden retriever puppy who needed some schoolin' from an elder. Cooper hid behind the stroller. If he has to choose between meeting a new dog and getting close to the baby- he'll side with family under dire circumstances.
Visiting with Bea's grandparents: Grandpa Collins came for a visit this weekend. Casey's birthday is on Wednesday so he's been livin' the high life with cards, gifts in the mail and free lunches left and right for the past few days. I'm sure that Dan and Jan (Casey's dad and step-mom) came mostly to visit Beatrice Kate, but letting Casey think it was for him couldn't hurt. Beatrice Kate of course, turned on the charm and was the picture of perfect during their visit. She only got cranky once; being awake for more than 4 hours combined with being placed in the god forsaken car seat was too much to handle at the end of lunch.
|you cannot resist the combination of the hairbow and cheeks|
|"Look into my eyes and do my bidding"|
|No, you make it work, Grandpa|
|See, I told you that you could do it|
|Now, read my the lunch selections, minion|
|Just kidding, feed my my milk. Now.|
|Help me become more cultured. Take me to the artwork, please.|
If only she knew how much of a puddle her great-grandfather would have been for her. I'm pretty sure that she would have been given the moon had she been able to ask for it from him...
|Workin' those two teeth to death|
She is a weirdo; but I'm also quite happy that she has a healthy appetite for healthy foods. She's gotten very good a shoving several bits of bean and Puff into her mouth at one time.
|Shoveling it in|
It's actually a little concerning when she doesn't even look for pieces anymore.She just waves her hand over the highchair tray like Stevie Wonder, magically magnetizing the bits of food to her sticky little paws:
|Come to me, food ...|
|Notice the lurker in the background ...|
|Proving to be harder than it looks ...|