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.

Monday, June 30, 2008

busy, busy, busy!!!

Sorry I've been neglecting my page...this working-mom stuff is hard!  I don't really have much new stuff to report.  Presley is into EVERYTHING...but, what's new?  Her vocabulary is finally expanding a bit...ball, bottle (for her baby doll), and hey (to everyone she passes by).  PopPop, MeMaw, Clete, Ashley, Thomas, Lily, and Emma Grace all came this weekend.  We had a big time and got some cute pics.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

a day at the zoo

As some of you may know, this is my last week at home.  This has been a great year, but it's time to go make some money.  I will be heading back to the VA next Monday and Presley will be headed back to school full time.  I'm sure it will be hard, but I'm actually looking forward to getting back into a schedule.  So, this week I made a list of things to do...and I've done everything with a day to spare!  Todd called it my "list of frivolous thing to do."  I have gotten a pedicure, gone to see Sex and The City movie, updated my photo album, gone to the mall to take back some of Prelsey's clothes that didn't fit, gotten my oil changed (see, all things weren't frivolous!), and finally...today, we went to the zoo!
My friend, Meg, her 9 1/2 month old son, Jackson, Presley, and I met at the zoo @ 10.  This was not Presley's first visit, because for some reason Todd and I took her when she was 6 weeks old...I'm sure she has fond memories of it.  Anyway, this was the first visit where both of them could at least see moving creatures in front of them.  Of course, Presley called almost everything a dog.  She is big into pointing right now, so that's really all we did.  I'd pick her up out of her stroller, she'd point at it, maybe say "dog", then I'd put her right back in the stroller, and we were on our way.  The best part was the polar bears.  I'd seen them before, but they were just sitting there.  But, this time they were having a big time.  They were wrestling with each other, diving off the rock, and playing with the ball.  It was a lot of fun, I could have watched them for an hour!  However, that was the time that Presley decided she wanted to take her nap...figures.  All and all, we had a great day...we ended up staying until after 2!  And, we got some cute pics of the kids...especially since Meg and Jackson are moving in 1 month :(

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

family reunion and a sick baby

Last weekend, we headed down to Batesville for the Putnam family reunion.  It was perfect weather, so the kids spent most of the time in their swimsuits playing water games.  Emma Grace is getting so big...I think she'll be walking in the next month or 2, and she has quite a little personality...so, I predict she is going to be trouble.  I kidded with Ashley and Clete that she was going to corrupt my sweet Presley.  No, really, I'm so glad they are so close in age...they are going to have a lot of fun together.  
Then, this past weekend, Presley had a stomach bug...which lead to a horrible case of diaper rash.  You know, the best thing for diaper rash is fresh air...yet, that is hard to do when your child has diarrhea...but, last night, we let her run free in the yard for a couple of hours and it REALLY helped.  Her little bum looks so much better today!  I know that is probably more information that most would like to hear...but, I needed to explain the pics...and, I would assume most parents totally understand.  
Enjoy the pics!