Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Idea

I shared this with my sister in laws the other day...thought it was a great idea for a nice, simple Christmas. You make a list for something you want, something you need, something you wear, and something you read. Love it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love grilled cheese!!

Lucy enjoying one of her favorite things to have for lunch...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Lucy is quite the little chatter box these days. I, being the gloating parent, think she is VERY advanced in her verbal ability for her age. But don't all parents say that?

Here are the words Lucy says with perfect clarity:

Mama (my personal fave)
Dog (with a very southern drawl I might add)
Bye Bye
Uh oh
Dee Dee (my mom's super hip grandma name)

And here are some words that are still lost in translation:

hyeeeee!! - Heidi
La la - Elmo
Eee (with a little note change in between the ees) - Ear
Mih mih - Milk
Biba - Bible (not to be confused with "bye bye" or bubbles)
Bibbub - Bubbles

Bye Bye, Bubbles, and Bible all sound very alike, but she says them perfectly in context, and I can pick out the subtle difference.

And whenever I ask her to say something she can't pronounce yet (like, "yes ma'am" or "thank you") she simply says...."Na na....aahh!!" and then starts cracking up laughing. I wish I knew what was going on in that little head of hers.

Friday, October 16, 2009


This is what I found when I went to open up a new tube of toothpaste this morning...

I wonder how long that's been there :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mr. Frog

Lucy has never had any sort of attachment or "security" item. I took the paci away from her when she was 2 months old (I know...I'm so cruel!), she's never showed any interest in a blankie or a stuffed animal. I just always thought, well, that's a bit strange, but figured she would attach to something if she needed. Enter Frog.

This cute little purple and green frog that matches Lucy's room so well has been sitting on top of her crib for decoration since before she was born. Lucy never paid much attention to it. Mark and I noticed a few weeks ago that whenever we would go in to get her up from a nap, Lucy would stand up, go and grab the frog, kiss it, and THEN would let you get her out of the crib. Not before. That turned into her pulling the frog down into the crib with her, but still keeping it a safe distance away, no snuggling or kissing involved. She just wanted it IN the crib with her. Now, all of a sudden, she loves that stupid frog. She kisses it, cuddles it, snuggles with it, and sweetly tucks it under her arm when she sleeps. Its the cutest stinkin thing I think either of us has ever seen.

Don't get me wrong. She does not drag this frog everywhere with her and scream when it is taken away. We don't have to worry about the frog being covered in food, dirt, and whatever else she manages to get into for the day. Frog stays in the crib. Period. However, she was being SO cute and lovey with it the other day after her nap I had to snap a few pictures.

So sweet. She just walked around her room hugging it like this.

Snuggling during naptime.

It's so funny to see little things like this that show us how much Lucy is growing up. What a sweet, precious girl we have. I thank the Lord every day for allowing me to be her mom.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Old post

These pictures are from about 3 weeks ago when Molly and James came down for a long weekend. I meant to put them up awhile ago but its been really busy lately. Just thought these pics of the two cousins were blog worthy...

seeing each other for the first time since....I can't even remember. May maybe?

goin in for the kiss

They had the whole playground to run around but they insisted on playing on/near/around the golf cart

Me and my sweet girl

The four of us. We love our visits with ya'll!

Congratulations to Meredith and Tim, who got married this weekend! It was a crazy weekend full of wedding activities and we really had a blast. Meredith looked gorgeous, the wedding was amazing, and I can't believe it's over already. Welcome to the family, Tim!