Poppy- 8 Months Old


Poppy turned 8 months old today! She…
• weighs about 19.6 pounds
• wears size 9 months clothes (some 12 months)
• wears size 3 diapers
• has 4 teeth
• is pulling up
• is army crawling
• is babbling “mama,” “dada,” “baba”
• has had several colds this month (or allergies)
• likes: the jumparoo, biting everything, scooting around, sitting in the high chair, standing up
• dislikes: getting her face wiped, getting her nose sucked, teething

Poppy was in Uncle Brad’s wedding this month. She was unaware of her huge responsibility as a flower girl, but she did a great job of looking cute as she was pushed down the aisle in a tiny carriage. She didn’t last long in it during the ceremony. She did enjoy falling asleep in it after the wedding though.

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Spring Break 2011

This week was my spring break, and although I didn’t do much, I got to have a little fun in Louisville over the weekend. Friday, after school, Chad and I (followed by the Bakers) headed for Louisville to watch the Southeast Christian Easter pageant. My mom has been attending Southeast for a while now, and she joined the pageant’s choir. Because she wears glasses (and they didn’t have those back then), my mom sang with a large group in the chapel and they helped support those who were actually on stage. So, although you couldn’t see her, you could hear her. I’m so proud of her! This was I think my 3rd time seeing the pageant, but it was the 1st time for Chad and the Bakers. They loved it. And even though I’d seen it, I was still inspired by the awesome music and the story of the sacrifice Christ made for me. I’d tell you to go see it some time, but this was actually the last year for the pageant and we went on the last night.

On Sunday, Jill, my mom, and I drove to Edinburg, Indiana to do some outlet shopping. Although it was a little windy, it was a beautiful day. We were there for hours and got a lot of good deals. We also ate at the Snappy Tomato for lunch, which was super good.

I ate breakfast with my dad on Monday at a newer place called Wild Eggs. It was really good. I had scrambled eggs and Jill had recommended an everything muffin. It was yummy. I thought it tasted kind of like a hush puppy. That would have been enough to satisfy me, but I couldn’t help getting one of “The King Would Eat These” pancakes. It was a pancake with banana and topped with peanut butter syrup. I didn’t get the chocolate chips, but it was so good! Next time, I will have to try the CoCo’s Chocolate Concoction. Check out this description: chocolate waffle, chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, house-made marshmallow cream, toasted almonds, and powdered sugar. It sounds more like a dessert, but if I go for breakfast again, I’m definitely trying it.

The rest of the week, I’ve been home, cleaning, being lazy, and working on my Take One paper. Chad hasn’t been especially busy with work, so we’ve been able to hang out a lot. It’s been relaxing and nice. When I go back to school next week, it will be the beginning of a mad dash to get all content covered, so I’m happy to spend some time not doing a whole lot.

Atlanta for Glenn and Lane’s Wedding

On Friday, Chad and I took the day off and headed down to Atlanta for Glenn and Lane’s wedding.  Chad was a groomsman in the wedding, so we had to get down there in the afternoon for him to try on his tux.  He looked so good in it, and I even thought the jacket was a little big on my ever-shrinking Chad.  We stayed at the W Hotel in downtown ATL.  It was very nice and hip.  We liked it.

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Friday night was the rehearsal at the Peachtree United Methodist Church.  It was a huge church and very ornate and beautiful.  The aisle looked like it was about a half a mile long.  The wedding party got their exercise.  After was the rehearsal dinner, which was at a cute catering place.  The food was a little different, but very very good.  My favorite was the fried green tomato salad, and Chad’s was the Parmesan risotto balls.  It was all excellent.

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The next day, Chad and I were able to walk around a little bit and go to a mall that was right next to the hotel.  He had to leave around 1:30 to get ready for the wedding, so he left with Suresh, the best man in the wedding.  I later drove to the wedding with Michelle, Suresh’s wife.  We met them on Friday, and sat with them at the rehearsal dinner.  They are super nice.  I was glad they were there because I had someone to talk to and keep me company.

The wedding was beautiful and Lane looked gorgeous.  The rest of the wedding party looked nice too, especially Chad.  You all know that it’s not often that I get to see him dressed up.  The wedding was short and sweet.  Next, was the reception, which was at an art gallery.  It was cool because you could go around and check out all the different art pieces.  I guess you could have bought them too, if you had several thousands of dollars with you.  There were elegant decorations with candles and pretty pink roses.  Dinner was fantastic, and the cake was delicious too. During dinner, one of Glenn’s relatives told the couple that if they hold a baby that night, that is going to be the gender of their first child.  Lane mentioned they wanted a boy first, so they both held Jose and Aubrey’s baby.  I had never heard that before.  I don’t think I held any babies at my reception, but there were only two babies there and they were both boys.

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As a party favor, they gave out Coke bottles that said “The Kurbans” and their wedding date.  Atlanta is known for their Coke museum.  Glenn and Lane actually made the labels themselves, and they were so cute.  They had sparklers to light for when they left, but Chad and I didn’t make it that long.  We were pretty tired and weren’t really up for all the dancing that was going on.  It was a great time, though, and we really enjoyed getting to meet some nice people and see this sweet couple get married.  We wish them the best!

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On Sunday morning, Chad and I went to Buckhead Christian Church, which was right across the street from our hotel.  It was a church that took over a building that used to be a strip club.  How neat.  There weren’t very many people there, but the  service was good.  After that, we packed up our car, and headed to Gatlinburg for our fall break trip.  It was a fabulous weekend in Atlanta!

Anniversary Weekend

This past Sunday was our one year anniversary, so we decided to celebrate all weekend with a trip to Nashville.  We went down on Friday and stayed at the Marriott right across from the Parthenon.  Our room had a really nice view of the Parthenon and Centennial Park.

On Saturday, we got up and headed to the Nashville Zoo.  I had never been, and Chad hadn’t been in a few years.  It was a pretty warm day, but it wasn’t too hot to walk around and check out all the animals.

My favorite part was the Lorikeet exhibit.  Lorikeets are a kind of parrot.  They were in a free-flying exhibit, so you are warned that they might land on you.  I bought a cup of nectar for $1 to feed them, and was able to get a lorikeet to come and drink from my cup right away.  Later, I stuck out my arm and waited.  After about a minute or so, a lorikeet landed on my hand and drank the nectar from the cup.  It was pretty neat.

After the zoo, we went to the Parthenon because I had never been there before.  It is a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens.  We took a quick little self-guided tour before heading back to the hotel.  It looked like they were going to have a wedding or some event there that evening because they were already setting up.

That evening, we had a reservation at the Melting Pot.  Once again, I had never been there.  It was a neat experience as we cooked our own food in a fondue pot.  We had a four course meal of cheese fondue, a salad, an arrangement of meats, and chocolate fondue.  I have to admit that my favorite part was the dessert.  We got milk chocolate to dip strawberries, rice krispy treats, brownies, cheesecake, bananas, pound cake, and marshmallows.  Yum!  It was fantastic!  I wasn’t overly impressed with the rest of the dinner, but the dessert was fantastic.  I definitely want to go back.

The  next day was our actual anniversary day.  More to come on that later…

Atlanta Weekend Trip

This Saturday morning, Chad and I packed our bags and headed out on the road with one thing in mind… Celine Dion!  Ok, Chad, not so much, but I was looking forward to that evening when Celine would be in concert in Atlanta.  Jessie and I were able to go thanks to Brendan.  He bought her tickets and invited me to go with her.  My sisters, my mom, and I saw Celine Dion in concert in Las Vegas back in ’04, and Jessie and I had both gotten her newest CD for Christmas last year, so we were super excited about seeing her again.  We had high expectations, and we hoped that this concert would be better than the show in Vegas.

You see, the costume changes in Vegas were what seemed like 30 minutes as we watched practically a ballet.  That wasn’t so bad, but when she started to sing “Love Can Move Mountains,” she told everyone to stand, and so we did.  Then, on the next song, she said to stay standing.  How could refuse?  Celine Dion just told us to stand.  Well, apparently, the people behind us didn’t like that and a gentleman commanded, “Young lady, this is not a rock concert.  Sit down.”  We didn’t right away, but we eventually chickened out and sat.  It kind of ruined the rest of the concert for us.

Well, this time in Atlanta, we had a much better time.  The costume changes were a lot faster, and no one told us to sit down.  I felt like it was more of concert where we could sing along (which we did) and not just passively watch a show.  It was a great time!

I was off school on Monday for MLK day, so Chad took off too.  We had a nice long weekend and were able to see the Bodies Exhibition, which the rest of the Webbs saw over the summer.  It was pretty interesting.  The body is so complex.  Who else, but God, could have designed something so amazing?  It kind of makes me appreciate doctors, who have to understand all of the things that make us function.  The neatest part was seeing real embryos and fetuses at different ages (2 weeks up to 28 weeks).  It is incredible to see how small we begin and how quickly a baby forms into being.

They had a combo for the Bodies exhibit and another tour called “Dailog in the Dark.”  It was a tour guided by a blind person, and it is in complete darkness.  We each got walking canes to help, but we mostly had to rely on our other senses.  It was really cool.  At first, it was a little scary.  I guess that is because it reminded me of a haunted house, and I feared any moment someone would jump out to scare me.  It also made me nervous because there were 8 of us, and the first thing our guide said was, “Come toward my voice and go through this door.”  I thought, we’re all going to run into each other. As it turns out, there was a lot of that, but no one ever got hurt.  Once I got used to it, I just remembered what they had told us before the tour- no where else would we be able to experience something like this in a safe environment.

Knowing that it was safe, I let go and explored the surroundings.  We both had a lot of fun, and I was trying to be the first person to find the things the guide asked us to find or describe to her what I felt.  I think Chad and I were the best.  I found the cooler at the grocery store and Chad was able to identify the type of car parked on the side of the street.  I won’t tell you what it was in case you get to go.  If you do get a chance to check it out, I would defeintely recommend Dialog in the Dark.  It is a very unique experience, and it helps you appreciate what you have.