Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Days

We have been so very busy this summer. Mostly just sticking around the house trying to get settled in. To say Aubrey Lane has been busy would be an understatement. When I think of Bre...I think of a tornado...on steroids! Ha!  She is so into EVERYTHING!!! 
Catching up on the weekly news...

Stuffing anything and everything into my mouth...

Admiring my new jellys...

Helping mom unload the dishwasher...

Trying on dad's old hats...

Enjoying sitting in the front of the buggy...and almost jumping out of the cart!

Figuring out what to cook for dinner...

Looking at bugs on the window with Lex...

Enjoying some cheese puffs...

and finally helping mom sort the colors from the whites...(who am I kidding-I throw them all in one load!)

You know...just your typical summer days! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

9 months old!

My precious Bre Bre...You are now 9 months old!  You are the happiest, most laid back, easy baby I know. This has been another month of filled with milestones and many firsts!  Your baby blues melt my heart and no matter how much trouble you get into (and it's a lot) you just look up at me and I can't help but smile!

You are sticking that tongue out constantly! It never stays in your mouth! I just love it...because I am also a "tongue sticker outer"! You are still crawling like a champ.  You can cross a room in the blink of an eye.  You are also pulling up and standing up (with assistance) a lot! You never want to just be still...much to mommy's dismay. You are into EVERYTHING...the dishwasher, the dog's bowl, cabinets, drawers, showers, toilets, garbage cans...the list goes on and on. I can't tell you how many near disastrous events we've prevented by the skin of our teeth.  Jesus, please protect this adventurous baby!

 The other day at Wal-Mart you almost gave Mommy a heart attack.  I usually sit you in the front of the cart with your little cart cover and you ride quietly along.  Not this day.  I go to grab something from the shelf and I turn around and you are standing up in the front of the grocery cart...leaning forward.  I bout peed on myself! Perhaps I'm an idiot for not knowing I needed to strap you in...but for the past few months you have just sat with no problems. Apparently sitting in the cart is no longer fun...standing and almost falling to your death is much more exciting. 

 You still nurse 5-6 times a day and I am dreading the day I have to give that special time up. What a blessing it has been.  You also love finger foods and will not turn anything down.  You love bananas, sweet potatoes, puffs, carrots and green beans. You still love the store brand food over my homemade stuff...but again, you won't turn any food away! 

You are 16 pound 4 ounces and are 26 1/2 inches tall. You are still in the 10th percentile for both your height and weight. You are still wearing 6-9 month clothes.  You wear a size 2 shoe.  We moved you up to a size 3 diaper this month as well.

You are a wonderful sleeper (Thank You, Jesus). You go to bed at 8 and will wake up around 5:00 to nurse and then back to bed until 7:30 or 8:00. You still take 2 naps a day; however, they are getting shorter and shorter. Naps used to be 2-2.5 hours, now we are lucky to get an hour and a half.  Sidenote: Naps are a gift from God.

Still no are all gums.  We adore that toothless, gummy grin!

You've started to wave which is the cutest thing ever.  It was so funny because Christian went to correct you the other day and you waved at him and he immediately started laughing!  I can tell we are going to have difficulty being disciplinarians cause you are just too funny! 

We love you so much Aubrey Lane. You bring so much light to our lives! 

Happy 9 months big girl!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Special Dates Digital Giveaways!

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was just adorable!  I recreated's not exactly like the one on Pinterest cause I didn't want to get into trouble, so I modified it a little and chose to do different dates just to make it unique!

I thought it would be fun to bless a few of my readers with their very on personalized digital version!  Just bring it to your local printer or Office Depot and have them print it and pop that cutie into a frame and call yourself a Pinterest expert!

Sidenote: Am I the only one who pins like crazy but never does anything???  Here's our chance to redeem ourselves as crafty women!  Ha!!

I'm giving a FREE digital version to my first few commenters. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me the best day of your life and why!  I'll email you back and ask for your dates!

It can be you and your spouse's bdays, the day ya'll met, first date, first kiss, wedding day, children's birthdays, puppy's birthdays, grandchildren's birthdays...the possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

I hope and pray you and your families enjoy this special day.  Don't forget to thank God for our freedom and choices. We live in a wonderful country and we are beyond blessed!  Let's hear it for the RED, WHITE and BLUE!!!