Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thanksgiving....a month later

Whoops. I just realized I never posted Thanksgiving pictures! We went up to Indiana this year with my mom's side of the family and rented out a log cabin for a few days. It was REALLY cold (especially to us southerners) but we had a blast. I didn't really take that many pictures because we were pretty busy playing games and catching up...plus we like to hang out in our sweats most of the time :) Here are a few I took on Thanksgiving Day:


A round of loaded questions

Most of the cousins...we're actually missing quite a few now that I think about it

Uncle Jake and crazy Lucy

Lucy and Annabelle. They loved each other.

The three sisters! My mom is in the middle.

My Aunt Dawn showing Lucy the deer. For the rest of the trip, Lucy would run up to Aunt Dawn and ask to see the "deee".

Me and Brit. We go way back :)

Me and my crazy mom

So there are actually 5 great granchildren now, with two more on the way...and they are all really close in age. It was fun letting them play together. Family gatherings are definitely different with the little ones around. Lucy and Allison (below) are 3 months apart.

Lucy, where is Allison's belly button?

There it is!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

15 month check up

Lucy had her 15 month check up last week, even though she's technically 16 months. We're a little behind :) She was 24 lbs and 32 inches for those of you who are interested. She couldn't be growing more beautifully. Here are a few words she's picked up lately:

"mo mo" - snow man. Hilarious. My Christmas decorations mainly consists of snowmen bc I love them, and so she goes around the house pointing to them all saying, "Mo Mo....Mo mo". Its so cute.

"wa wa" - water. What's up with the double naming?

"li" - light (this used to be la la but now its actually sounding more like light)

"yeah" - I'm trying to break this and turn it into yes maam.

"no" - that's right. She is saying no. She almost always says it " no no". Maybe I say that? I'm not sure. She doesn't always say it in context though. She'll say it and then I'll say, "Lucy did you just say no?" and she'll go "no no" and grin really big. Oh geez.

I was grumbling and whining to Mark the night after her check up about some things we've been going through lately when suddenly it hit me that I had gone all day without thanking the Lord for not encountering any problems at Lucy's check up that day. I just expected her to be perfect and healthy and wasn't necessarily thankful or surprised by the fact that she was. I was definitely humbled that night. I was reminded of so many families who have children with chronic medical conditions. I'm a nurse, I should know these things, I've seen this children. We are so thankful to have a happy, healthy little girl. On top of that she happens to be beautiful and smart too. What a blessing! Thank you Lord for this precious gift.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

photo shoot

The long awaited pictures from Lucy's photo shoot.... sorry it took me so long to upload them. Believe it or not, Lucy was in a TERRIBLE mood the morning we had the pictures done. Fortunately our photographer is great and managed to get some good shots without the meltdowns :) This is the same girl who took the pictures for Lucy's birth announcement, if you remember those. Enjoy!