This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Another Stadium

While in Atlanta, we also went to a Braves game. That is 3 stadiums for Reese this season - a pretty great start. She was more interested in reading her book or drinking Grandpod's water, but still, she was there.

Go Aggies

Labor Day weekend we went to Atlanta to see Chris' sister. The reason we went that weekend was because my Utah State Aggies were playing Colleen's alma matter - Auburn and Auburn is only a couple of hours away. The OD's have followed Auburn football for years, even traveling to bowl games, so we made it into a family vacation. It was a HUGE deal for the Aggies to play there - they were the National Champs last year. We were expecting the possibility that USU could lose bad, but instead....they almost won!! They were ahead the whole time, putting up big points all game. It was sad to lose in the last minutes, but SO much fun to be there. There were hardly any Aggies (maybe 50 total) in the stands, so we cheered extra loud. And yes...I sang the Scottsman after every touchdown. Reese was especially cute decked out in her Aggie gear.

REESE - 9 Months

Reese is 9 months old! Let the birthday party planning commence (what? I'm an event planner, remember?) Here are some things about the girl this month:

* She crawls!! She is funny though because she is still pretty content to crawl, play a while, crawl some more, chill there. Nothing fast with this one.

* She pulls up on furniture, but just to her knees. Once again, not in a hurry (haha)

* She claps and waves. I was trying to get her wave on video and she started clapping for the first time. I was semi-hysterical.

* She eats everything but particularly loves french fries (don't worry, she eats other things including veggies and fruit too!)

* At her 9 month check up she is 19 lbs 7 oz, 28 inches and still has a big head (all those brains!)

* She laughs a lot - at other kids, when tickled (of course!), and just when something strikes her fancy. Its a terrific laugh

Go Phillies

Reese hit up another baseball game with her Uncle Brady - Phillies at Nats. Most the time there are a ton of phillies fans, but this was unbelievable. It was all Philly, except Brady who wore his Nats gear proud. Ok, and a few other Nats fans. Is the Utley shirt to die for or what? Matching Utley's - COME ON!!

Facebook Brings People Together

Our last day in Wildwood was a rainy day. Reese and I were taking a nap and Chris was messing around on Facebook (which he rarely does) and saw a post by some good friends of ours (who rarely post) that live in Boston that they were on their way to Wildwood. Chris called and within an hour we were at their place to visit.

Heather is Chris' oldest friend. Seriously, they have known each other since they were babies (just 4 months apart). She and her husband Mark used to live in the DC area and we saw them often, but they moved to Boston and we only get to see them about once a year. They had a baby in March and we were trying to figure out a time to get up there to meet him. But....thanks to Facebook and Wildwood we were treated to an impromptu visit. Andrew and Reese are just 4 months apart too! It was wonderful to see them (and Heather's dad who took these great pics)

Soft Pretzel Deliciousness

Reese had her first Philadelphia Soft Pretzel recently - for breakfast. Please note the pjs and bedhead. As expected, it was love at first salty bite.


Sand Monster

So somebody said babies like to eat sand?

Jersey Shore

One of our favorite weekends this summer was spent at the shore with the McGarry's (Chris' Aunt, Uncle and Cousins). They live in Wildwood and invited us to stay for the weekend and enjoy their beach life. And beach life it is - Uncle Tom sells ice cream on the beach, Kevin is a lifeguard and Eileen works at the local deli. Good people to know at the beach!! We took the Cape May Ferry (very fun!) and then enjoyed a perfect beach day on Saturday, followed by a rainy, but fun day on Sunday. Thanks to you all for having us! We loved it. (see next couple of posts for some CLASSIC Reese at the Beach pics)

Cutest Jams Ever

One of the hotels I work with gave us a baby gift before Reese was born (how nice!). One of the items were these fantastic pajamas. I LOVE them and am so happy they finally fit her!

REESE - 8 Months

Reese is getting SO big. Here are some things about her at 8 months old:

* She can high five (thanks to lots of cousins practicing with her in Utah)

* She likes to eat anything and everything (even back to purees)

* She got her first tooth, and then another right away.

* She waves

* She is not crawling yet, but SO close - she moves all around on her butt, she rolls, she sits up from laying down.

Utah in July

We had a wonderful time in Utah in July. Reese did great on the flight out and we enjoyed spending time at Grandma and Grandpas, hanging with our cousins, going out to dinner, seeing the horses, getting ready for Grandpa's Retirement party and just hanging out.