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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


John and I both knew it was going to be a boy from early on, but now we have our confirmation.  It's going to be so much fun designing a boy's nursery and buying boy clothes this time around.  Kyla seemed pretty unimpressed.  But she does like looking for the "baby" which usually means poking me in the belly-button and laughing hysterically.  

Here are a few pictures of our growing wee boy.  

Matching Pink Toes!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gotta love mother/daughter pedicures!

Missing My Mom

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Not sure if this is the place for it but, I needed to write out my feelings tonight....  

I went and saw Mamma Mia with a friend and her mother. It was a great movie and so much fun, but as we were walking out, my friend's mom (who is visiting for a few weeks) started talking about how she is teaching her granddaughter "itsy-bitsy" spider and other songs and getting to spend some quality time with her daughter and granddaughter. We all chatted for a few minutes and then as I was walking to my car, I just started bawling - missing my mom so much I could barely breathe. Oh, how I would love to spend a night at the movies with her watching a chick flick, or just a chat on the phone over nothing, or have her visiting, playing with Kyla - teaching her songs. Itsy-Bitsy spider was one my mom used to sing to me all the time - and a very special memory.  

I think what hurts the most is there is nothing I can do about it. She's never coming back and I will never have those experiences with her, no matter how much I long for it. I can talk with her in spirit, she's watching over us, etc - but it's not the same. It's not the same as having her here physically in my life. And I know a million people around the world have lost people they love and want them back just like me. But in my own little world, I'm just a daughter grieving for her mother and wanting her back so badly I physically ache.  

So I'm writing this down and sending it out into the universe..... hoping to let some of the hurt go.....

Kyla's 1 Year Pictures

I forgot to mention that we had Kyla's 1 year pictures done a few weeks ago by my friend (and amazing photographer) Mollie Donovan.  She did them at our house and they are absolutely fabulous!!  We'll be ordering a bunch, but to check them out yourself follow the link:

click "clients" at the bottom of the page
password "kyla"

Enjoy!  And if you live in Austin, we highly recommend Mollie!

Funny Monday

Monday, July 21, 2008

Why my child has a lipgloss tube hanging out of her mouth is beyond me. :)

Accessorizing at 14 Months

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My little fashionista is already accessorizing at 14 months - could a mother be more proud?  Obviously I picked out the blue and white ensemble, but Kyla decided the outfit needed a "little something" in the form of a gold necklace.  Looks smashing, don't you think?  And what a girl needs when pushing her baby stroller about town. 

p.s. she wouldn't really hold still for any photographs, so that's why they are a bit blurry.

Belly Pix (16 weeks)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Since I chronicled my belly with Kyla every 4 weeks, I figure I should probably do the same with Baby Scott #2 - or else I might not hear the end of it when he/she is 16.  So here is the first pictures of my ever-expanding belly.

Happy Monday

Monday, July 14, 2008

Funny picture to brighten your Monday!  I have no idea what Kyla is doing or why, but she seemed to think it was very funny.

Cool Shades

Very cool!
Ky's air guitar impression

First Pigtails (6/25)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kyla's hair is just long enough now for pigtails.  Isn't she the cutest girl ever!

Side view
Back view
Keeps hair back when making important phone call
Great style for reading books
and of course, good for headstands

Brunch with the Family

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The holiday wouldn't be complete without a trip to Waterloo for brunch followed by time at the play-park.  Who can beat a brunch place where you can sit at your table, sip your drink, eat uninterrupted and still see your kids playing on the playground!  It's become and annual Scott/Purcell/Buddie outing and everyone leaves happy.

4th of July!!

We had a traditional 4th of July celebration - even though Kyla and I are the only Americans in the bunch - with a day at the pool, followed by a nice dinner at Olive Garden (what's more American than Italian food?) and of course fireworks downtown!  Kyla loved the fireworks and kept pointing to them over and over again.  Everyone got into the spirit wearing red/white/blue and saying "Happy 4th of July" when prompted (thanks, Pamela!)

Kyla and her Aunt Janice
Kyla and her Auntie Pamela
Eva, Pamela and Kyla
The Group at Olive Garden
Family Photo
Eva, Kyla and Jade downtown 
Jade and Janice (in her white bride dress)
Glow Stick = Best Toy Ever for Tired Baby
Mummy and Kyla
Jade and Eva enjoying the show
Daddy and Kyla

Girl's Days/Nights Out

Another perk of their visit, that John stayed home with the 3 girls, while we went out for some fun!

Headed out for a day of shopping!
Leaving for our Girl's Night Out
Walking to Taverna (and I'm 16 weeks pg - I might wear that top everyday!)
Pamela and I at dinner
Janice, wind-blown in the back of the BMW

More Pictures from the Visit

Eva, Jade and Kyla
Playing at the park
Sweet Ride!
Notice the pig tails on Kyla

Scottish Family Arrives

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

John's sister Janice, her children Jade and Eva and our friend Pamela all arrived from Scotland on 6/30.  We spent the first few days lounging around the pool so the kids could swim and the girls could get started on their savage tans! 

Nobu (aka pool lifeguard)

Getting growled at for improper pool behavior
Eating watermelon on a hot day!
Kyla LOVES watermelon!
Eva looking very chic and enjoying an ice lolly (popsicle)
Kyla relaxing in the shade
Popsicle face!
Krista and girls in for a swim
Kyla's hot swim bod
Being pushed around the pool
Pamela and girls enjoying the pool
John and his neices
Jade and Eva having fun!
Whole gang in the pool
Packed into the baby pool