cold stone &a bear

One of my favorite parts of living in Tuscaloosa this time of year is the "Super Saver Pocket Pak." It has a coupon for a buy one get one free COLD STONE LOVE IT SIGNATURE CREATION. Does it get any better than that?! I think not. Cookie dough-nut ya want some with a sample spoon to make it last longer? Yes, please!

Last night Dan so casually mentioned, "I feel like ice cream..." When he says this I have to try to act non-nonchalant and say, "Yeah, that does really good right now..." When in reality I am screaming and jumping up and down on the inside (&usually the outside, too) and then I throw around a few ideas for getting ice cream. So we remembered the coupon, I wailed and jumped out of bed to get ready. Then we realized it was 8:52. Then we realized it closed at 9:00. I was crushed.

So last night, Dan felt like ice cream again! Yes! It revolves around when he feels like ice cream because I literally always feel like ice cream. So we went. And Jude kept Dan warm in the ergo. And we listened to a live band play on top of the roof top. And even danced a little. And life was good.

Afterwards, back at the house...

Mom, why are you sticking your tongue out at me?

Oh well, I can do it too!

He is probably the sweetest baby ever. We will find him just laying in his little crib and he will just lay in there for like, twenty minutes and hardly makes a peep. He just looks around, usually in the dark. He is such a sweetie. So I just strolled him out and brought him into the front room and pulled him out of his crib and he was all wet... so I unswaddled him and he was all wet under his armpits! I must have forgotten we had a record high of 82 degrees today and he doesn't need a long-sleeved onesie, a tight swaddle, and a furry blanket. At least we know his temperature control mechanisms are working. I think winter in Alabama is officially over! So I layed him down and unswaddled him and we were just looking at each other and he just started smiling and laughing at me so much and so happily. We just gazed into each others eyes and laughed for about five minutes. It was one of those moments. We tried not to wake Daddy. :)

We are one happy family. Jude helped Dad study for Genetics tonight. They were discussing metaphase and DNA polymerase and such things. We decided that's Jude's language because he was so helpful and talkative. They always have conversations. Oh, the love. :)


  1. Oh, I just LOVE reading your blog! Your little boy is so precious! :)

  2. Rachael, he looks so much like you in the picture where he is sticking his tongue out!!! Super cute. You are the best.