Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Planning the party

Who would have thought that planning a first birthday party would be so labor-intensive?  What to serve...what to give as favors...do we need hats...do we need big AND small plates...etc, etc, etc.  Whew...it is fun, though.  I sent out the invites today.  They ended up really cute.  I'm going to attempt to make the cake myself.  I did a "practice cake" a week or so ago and it turned out pretty good.  I figure polka-dots couldn't be that hard...and it wasn't.  I'm not saying it looks professional, but it definitely looks good enough!  
Todd and I went on a mini-vacation this past weekend...up to St. Louis and saw a Cardinals game.  It was really good...they won, had a couple of home runs, and a fight.  Our plan was to see 2 games, but the temp really dropped and the Monday night game was supposed to be 35 degrees...NO THANK YOU!  So, we headed back a day early...which worked out really well.  Holly had just delivered her little girl in Oxford.  I had to go pick Presley up in Batesville, so we just scooted right on over to Oxford and met baby JoAnna.  Who would have thought itsy-bitsy Holly would have an 8 lb 10 oz child...a week early!  Despite a rough delivery, JoAnna is a beautiful baby.  
Here are some pics of Presley playing outside today.  She is so sweet!


aimee said...

Annellise and I are looking at your new pictures and we love the one of sweet Presley laying down pouting...that is precious! We cant wait to see you and celebrate Presleys 1st birthday! I cant believe its been a year..it seems like she was just born...give her some kisses from us..we love you, Aimee ( and the family)

Rachael Tackett said...

Cute pics!!!

Ashley said...

Thanks for your sweet comments about Caroline! Hope that dark hair doesn't all fall out! HA! Presley is just too adorable, I love these pics!