Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I win...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

High Museum...

Guess which exhibit we went to see today at the High Museum...

That's right, the Salvador Dali exhibit. It was a spontaneous trip. Jaime swears I didn't tell her beforehand that we were going, but I'm pretty sure I let her know well in advance...as we were getting in the car to run a couple of errands.

We dragged Tess along too. We mainly got her to agree to it by telling her we were going to ride the train downtown. On the train:

Doing Tess' hair on the train cause there wasn't time before. I woke up at the crack of 9:45 when Jaime was bringing Tess into the bed as she was running out the door for choir practice. Then Tess and I got a little too caught up watching cartoons to bother with combing our hair. So, Jaime stepped up on the train. I at least got her dressed. It's funny how she always picks her "I love my daddy" shirt when I help her get dressed.

At the museum, she made sure everyone (in Atlanta) knew she didn't want to be there. I guess it might have had something to do with it being her naptime. Luckily, the museum does have a childrens area, so Tess got to do a little painting. We let the museum keep her masterpiece. No charge. We like to support our local museums.

Finally leaving. She's happy again because we're heading back to the train:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Baby Cheeses...

Not too long ago, we went to see a nativity festival held at our church. When we got there, Tess was wiped out. Luckily for my back, she stayed asleep the entire time we were walking around looking at the nativities.

Luckily for everyone else, Tess woke up when we sat down to listen to the music by a couple of choral groups. Jaime got to sit and enjoy most of it, but Tess and I had to go out into the hall so Tess could finish her solo. She really got into the Christmas spirit and was singing a very moving rendition of the Itsy Bitsy Spider when I dragged her out into the hall.

They had tons of different nativities from all over the world. We only took a couple of pictures, including this one. It was taken after we were leaving. The decision to leave was made when Tess and I came back in to the concert, and her solo started right back up again.

One nativity even had live fish as part of the display, but I didn't get a picture of it. We did at least get one of the best nativity there:

Oh, and you get double points if you got the reference from this post's title.

Monday, December 6, 2010

That's my girl...

Ever since Tess was born, all I've heard from everyone is: "oh Jaime's hair is so pretty. I sure hope she gets Jaime's hair. Have you seen how nice Jaime's hair looks today? I sure do hope Tess gets her hair..." Blah blah blah. I don't get it:

One thing we have started to notice is how much Tess will rival me for most amazing bedhead. I woke up the other day with a flock of sea gulls double faux hawk thing going on. This morning Tess woke up with this rat's nest. She wasn't cooperating when we wanted a picture. "no, daddy. I'm having a bad hair day." What a girl!

She has some good bedhead, but still hasn't reached my level. When she wakes up with bed eyelashes, I will be one proud dad!

Friday, December 3, 2010

5 Moves in 5 Years...

We are reunited! Over Thanksgiving break, we met up in Raleigh and then we all drove down here to Atlanta. It's been interesting. Jaime said she realized she was back in the south when we stopped for gas in one of the Carolinas, and she overheard some lady trying to trade some meat for gasoline! Then the next day after making it to Atlanta, Tess told me, "No, Daddy. I not move a Georgia." That initial rejection seems to have worn off.

Jaime let me know this is our fifth move in five years. So even though we aren't particularly close to any family (my parents are now about 5 hours from us), we hope this one sticks for a while.

Previously, I had been updating our header image every now and again when big events happened. So I've done that in honor of our big move to Atlanta:

I've also included some of our previous headers. This was done around the time we moved to Philadelphia and Tessa's blessing:

And this is our first one with the mountains in Provo and ultrasound of Tess:

We were really sad to leave our family behind in Philly, but every thing about this move and job has been mind bogglingly amazing. We love you the Raines family! and you too Kellie.