For my brother, Justin, and Sister-in-law, Jamie!!
James Thomas (J.T.) Rigby
born: September 20th, 2007 @ 3:43am
8lbs. 2 oz.
My mom says everyone is doing well, except for being a little tired. I'm super excited! Congrats to them! When (if) I get pictures, I'll post a few of my new nephew. My mom also said that he's about 10 days early, which I guess is a good thing since he's already 8 lbs. (and having a 9lb 5 oz baby, I would know!)
Is colorguard a sport? I don't think so, but it did count as a PE credit
3. What kind of car did you drive?
A Toyota Carolla... that was the best car I ever had...
4. On Friday nights what were you doing?
During Football season? I was with the band at the football game... during the off season, probably just hanging w/ my friends
5.Were you a party animal? I party w/ my friends, but probably not the way a real party animal would. My parties consisted of lots of chocolate and girl talk
6. Were you considered a flirt?
I couldn't flirt my way out of a paper bag
7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Yes, all three (colorguard, violin and sang alto)
8. Were you a nerd?
And Proud of it!!
9. Did you get suspended/expelled?
Nope, I'm a model student
10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Our fight song didn't have words.... I can still do the colorguard rifle routine to it and hum it in my head... I know all the words to the alma matter
11. Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr. Brillhart- Orchestra, SIR-Choir, Mrs. Knifton-theatre, Frau-German
12. Where did you sit during lunch?
at a table, usually...
13. Name the school's full name?
Westwood High School, Round Rock ISD
14. School mascot?
15. School colors?
Burnt Orange & White
16. Rival high school?
Round Rock HS
17. Did you go to prom?
No, and I regret never getting the pretty dress. Although I did go to the ROTC Military Ball, but it was a pity date for a friend
18. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Some of it. I don't need the stress of it, but I miss the things I enjoyed
19. What do you remember most about graduation?
I don't have to remember graduation, I've got it all on video
20. Where did you go senior skip day?
There wasn't such a thing. When your the 69th best HS in the nation, you don't skip or you'd fail
21. Favorite memory?
Winning the State Winterguard Competition
22. Were you in any clubs?
Colorguard, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre Prodcution, German Club, National German Honors Society
23. Where did you go most often for lunch?
HEB or Thundercloud Subs (mmmm... )
24. Have you gained some weight since then?
Gained it, lost it,gained it back and then some... (how depressing)
25. Who was your senior prom date?
Nobody, since I didn't go. Greg Alexander was my date to Military Ball. The night of the senior prom I went and saw the Les Mis. movie (it wasn't worth it) and Steve White came with me but I don't consider that a date, we were just friends
26. Are you planning on going to your 10-year reunion?
That's my plan, wether Doug likes it or not
27. Who was your home room teacher?
We didn't have home room classes.
28. Who will re-post this after you?
Since Jenny's already done it... prob Susan or Lisa
29. Who was your high school sweetheart?
Richie Hodge. He was on his mission during my senior year, and he "dear Jane"ed me... grrr...
30. Do you still talk to people from high school?
Yes, quite a few actually!
31. Did you win prom queen or king?
HAHAHAHAHAHAAA that's funny....
32. Where did you work in high school?
I didn't, there wasn't time w/ all my extra cirriculars and such
33. What were your grades?
Lots of A's, some B's in my harder classes
34. What was your dress style?
Usually jeans and a nice shirt or blouse...I was pretty casual at school, but nice casual (except for the days I rolled out of bed late, that was bad...)
mama dada ball book bath (she's got the 'b' words down) bye bye amen (first time she's said it tonight at the end of family prayer!)
Oh and she's seriously close to walking, she's even tried to take a couple of steps, but she's still a bit unbalanced. She did walk all the way across our family room tonight with the help of her "walker car" toy. She's so close, it's any day now!
(these were taken on my phone because we couldn't run to get the camera...)
Sariah has 6 pearly whites, 4 on top 2 on bottom, so we decided it was probably time to start brushing them as part of her bed time routine. The first night she giggled and thought it was pretty funny when I brushed them. Since then she'd been doing a really good job, even though I'm sticking a wierd object into her mouth every night. About 4 nights ago, Doug decided he'd brush his teeth at the same time as her, so now after a minute of letting me brush, she insists on doing it herself, just like Daddy does. She actually does a pretty good job! She's very coordinated!
I was checking my email this morning and Sariah was in my lap, grabbing at stuff on the desk. She grabbed a pen and my visa card (that is in a cc cover) and I set her down on the ground to play. Well she's in bed now and I found the pen, my drivers licence, my cell phone (other things she's played with) and the credit card cover, but no visa card! I have no clue what she's done with it. I've even got down and crawled around where she was playing, and I still can't find it. Only 9 months old and she's started a life of crime....
Edited to add: She's a sneaky little theif, but Doug finally found it! You'll never guess where...
Yup, that's INSIDE the computer. Somehow she slid it through the casing... I don't know HOW, but she did... We had to lift up the computer to get it out. The only way we found it was to flash a light at it, even then it took me awhile to find it because both the card and comp. are silver... Impressive, yes?
I'm not much of a home body as my friends might now. Don't get me wrong, I love being a stay at home mom, but some day I just want to pack Sariah up and go somewhere, ANYWHERE! Which was the exact feeling I had Friday.
I guess I should start this story at the beginning, now that I've started typing. Thursday morning, Doug sweetly decided he was going to take the manual car to work instead of the automatic. Normally, I don't mind that Doug takes the automatic, since he's uncomforable with the manual, but I was going out later with the Sister Missionaries and the manual only had two doors and no a/c. So Doug took the manual, which was sweet of him.
Well about 10 min. after Doug left for work I get a phone call. The car has made a bad noise and now won't shift into gear. This is something I can't diagnose over the phone, so Sariah and I hop into the other car and drive over there. (Fortuantly he managed to get to the side of the frontage road, so he wasn't in heavy traffic or anything before the car really died.) Turns out the clutch is in tiny pieces, but it broke right near a auto repair shop. So now we're down one car for the time being.
I droped Doug off at work and went home, gave Sariah a late nap. She woke, and later we drove the Sisters to Verona and met with my friend Petey, who I love to bits. She was the first person we ever met here in Wisconsin. She was our downstairs neighbor when we lived in Verona, and the best, kindest, most generous person. I was happy to introduce her to the sisters.
They stayed in Verona, Sariah and I went back home and she had another late nap. Then we picked Doug up from work. After dinner, I went back out to Verona and did a Joint Teach with the Sisters. Totally cool. We have great Sister Missionaries. I'll post about them another time.
So Friday rolls around. We drop Doug off at work. Sariah takes a late morning nap. Then I had a doctors appointment. On the way back from that I didn't want to go home. I kept thinking that there was something else I gotta do. I thought about going to the store, even though there was nothing I needed. I tried to call my friend, Jess, but she wasn't home. Just as I'm about to give up, my friend Michelle calls. She's almost reduced to tears. They're trying to move out of their apartment and get everything cleaned up in the next two hours, but they have little kids underfoot getting in the way.... I'm there!
The great thing was I had already packed Sariah a lunch. So I was able to get there in 15 min. and take the kids to the nice tv room in the complex to watch some PBS so the grown ups could finish. I had Alexander, who's one, Sariah, and Henry who's 5 months. Here's a pic of Alex and Sariah that I took on my cell phone. Sorry its not a great pic, but they were playing so cute right before I took this.
Alex was pretty upset at me for awhile because he was tired and I took him away from his mommy, but he settled down and played a bit. He finally passed out on the floor and took a nap. Henry hung out in his stroller for a while, but then he got fussy (fortunately after Alex fell asleep.) So I held him and Sariah on my lap. Sariah did get a big jealous when I cuddled the other two. At one point I was calming Alex down and she crawled over and tugged at my shoulder. Poor baby!
So all in all I learned I can handle 3 little ones at once, as long as its nap time! And it was a lifesaver for Michelle and co. I know that moving can be stressful.
So after those couple of days, the weekend was pretty quiet. So quiet, that I can't even remember what we did on Sat. I guess it doesn't help that both Doug and Sariah are sick. Our poor little baby has a cough and the sneezes and a runny/stuffy nose. She probably has a headache too because that's what Doug's got. So she's extra cuddly and cranky. So today we relaxed at home for the holiday. Doug did mow the lawn and I worked on cleaning out what will eventually be Sariah's room (I've got big plans for that room... mwahahaha!)