Monday, October 23, 2006

More Than a Mailbox. . .

Is anyone else out there tired of waiting in LONG lines at the post office? If you live in the Keller area I have found a GREAT solution. . .More Than a Mailbox in the Albertson's parking lot off of 377 and North Tarrant is the GREATEST place ever to mail packages. I walked in, there was no line, the lady politely asked how she could help me and SMILED, I handed her my item to ship that was not packaged, she took it and immediately went to find a box and carefully packed it FOR ME without any grumbling, I paid, she gave Hayley a lollipop and we were on our way! It was almost too easy. And as a bonus for all you scrapbook lovers, there is a ton of scrapbooking stuff in there---a whole wall of paper, stickers, etc. It's no Scrapbook Warehouse, but definitely has a good selection of stuff. They also have a table with books for kids to play and some toys. I will never go to the post office again!! This place is incredible!

My baby boy is 9 months old today. I do not have any pictures b/c my camera is broken and is the item I shipped off today. I REALLY hope we get it back by Thanksgiving!! Anyway---back to Jack. He seems to change every day lately. Last week he started crawling. He does the army crawl thing where he pretty much drags his legs behind him. I saw him do it for the first time and started boo-hooing! I have not been too emotional at Hayley's milestones for some reason. Jack's, on the other hand, I just can't hold myself together. I think it is b/c it just doesn't seem like he should be this old! Time has gone SO much faster with him than it did with Hayley when she was at the baby stage. He is such a JOY to all of us and I can't imagine my life without my happy baby boy!

Anyone else not looking forward to the time change this weekend? Before children, it was GREAT! Fall back--you get an hour more to sleep! But to my dismay last year, I realized Hayley got up at 7:00ish in the mornings, which is now 6:00ish after the time change. Her little body clock didn't automatically change. So this Sunday could be the first of many days for awhile that we are eating breakfast by 7:00 and it feels like it should be naptime at 9:00am! : )

Speaking of naptime, ours is over. : ( Time to begin the 2nd half of my day! Thank you, God, for naptime!!


Anonymous said...

Wow. We need one of those places here. People working for the post office who are actually friendly and like their jobs! What a concept!!

Congrats on the 9 month milestone. That little boy is growing up fast.

And oh what I would give for a 7:00 wake-up time. Today, Elizabeth was wide-eyed at 5:15!! Luckily, Shane got up with her, so I could sleep until 6 when I had to get ready for work.

I definitely agree with you about Daylight Savings time in the fall. Should I expect to get up at 4:15 on Sunday?!! Oh no!

Love you, friend.

Kendra said...

I am not a fan at all of time changes myself. 100% due to having sweet children in my life. Just know that we will all be feeling your pain Sunday morning, Monday morning, and for a few more mornings after that . . .oh my. I really had forgotten about the time change, too. Thanks for the icky reminder! he!

Courtney said...

Sweet Jack! I can't believe he is already nine months. He is such a blessing with his big, gummy grin and loving personality! I love him!

Julia said...

Ok, I have to admit I have not used the post office ever since living here. I always find one of those post office stores (I've been to that one you talked about, and also one at Basswood/Beach that's pretty good). Are they more expensive or what? If they are, its worth it.
I can't believe Jack is crawling! I will look forward to seeing him in action. What a cutie - I can totally see being more emotional with the milestones of the 2nd. Are they really sweeter, or are we just seeing them in light of their older sisters being 2 or 3 (and all that comes with it!). Anyway, love you!

The Millers said...

Happy Birthday Jack! And thanks for the post office tip! I avoid it all costs! I will have to find some alternative in the Bedford land. You looked AMAZING! last night! SO fun to dress up every once in a while! Talk soon!

Summer said...

I just want to say that I love reading your posts, though I don't always comment. We are still working on giving up the paci- I'm so impressed that Hayley gave it up with minimal fussing! Also, we were up with you this morning bright and early at 6:00! I will miss your camera. I hope it gets fixed soon too!
I miss you, sweet friend!

Chesley said...

I am SO SICK about your camera! I hope it comes home to you quickly.