Wednesday, September 23, 2015

8 short months.

This month has come along with lots of new fun things for Maggie!

On August 30th, she finally got her FIRST tooth! Her bottom left. On September 7th, the second bottom one came in! Bring on more chompers!

On August 31st she said bye-bye, and on September 11th she said da-da. She has mouthed the "M" sound but nothing will come out no 'mama' yet.

Also, on September 11th she clapped for the first time. Her sister loves helping her and she is so proud when she does it.

She still has not crawled or pulled up and her favorite past time is sitting on the floor with a basket of toys to herself. She sees no need in rushing to get around.

She knows how to spin around on her belly and grab things close enough. Everything possible goes in her mouth. She is not hating tummy time as much as she used to.

Mae and Maggie are best friends. They think each other are hilarious and Mae truly enjoys making her laugh and pretending she is her own child to mother. Be. still. my. heart. Mae's 'mommy voice' owns me.

Maggie is also starting to 'converse' back and forth with us. We say 'agh' and then she will say 'agh' and it can go on for days. She loves it.

She will have her first visit to Auburn tomorrow and experience the what tailgating is all about.

She is still in size 3 diapers but will be in 4's soon. She is a chunk! She has been exclusively breast fed, but we are starting to supplement formula tonight (If I dont cave in). She has been waking up at night which is NOT like her, due to her sleeping through the night at 4 weeks, so we are thinking she needs a little night cap. Mama needs her sleep, and sweet baby girl needs it more!

She weighed 18 lb. 11 oz today at the dr. (mama overreacted for the 3rd time, and yet nothing is wrong with her, dr. keeps telling us she is perfect!)

She is still the smiliest, happiest baby during the day and loves when anyone and everyone gives her attention. She is loving being the only child two days a week while Mae is at school.

We love you sweet Mags! Now, you better not wake up tonight! ;)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Two is better than one

These girls have our heart...times 2. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

1st day, year 2

Mae started school this week and LOVED it!

She also had her first dentist appt. and did AWESOME!

We celebrated her healthy teeth with a trip to the makeup store at the mall *her favorite* and had a lunch date with Nonna. (She came home with us, because she couldnt stand to see us leave ;)

The second day of school:

She loves running to the glass door on the side of her room and waving bye to me after I drop her off. I love it too. She got lucky this year and her BFF is in her class, too, sweet Jackson. 

She got sick of all the pictures this week and took over for me: 

So proud of our big girl and her big week! Snuggled on the couch now with her and enjoying a lazy day of loving on her and Maggie! Have a great weekend!

labor day

We had a fun Labor day back home in Alabama with family and friends. Mae and Maggie (and myself) were ALL spoiled. Ryan went on his annual trip to Vegas with his friends and we hit the road for the long drive to Birmingham. 

The girls loved a new house to play in and new toys to play with! 

K-Pa and Mae made Kale smoothies daily. 

Mae LOVED the art Nonna had for her.  

We headed to the club for some swimming and lunch. 

We surprised Bup at work! Then had dinner with BB afterwards!

Nonna and mommy had adult coloring contests, and played boatloads of scrabble and yahtzee. 

K-pa loved his sidekick. She never left his side. 

We scooted over to BB and Bups house for fun in their pool! Mae even got to spend the night!

Great Aunt Martha came to visit!

We crammed our schedule packed full of friend visits and playdates!

We went to church with Nonna and K-pa and ate lunch at our favorite BBQ spot!

Nonna took over bathtime and gave mommy a break!

Loving on each other. 

Like mother, like daughter. 

We had a great trip and hate we live so far away! Thanks for all of the spoiling!

What time?

Lately, I have had to make time (which is hard to do) for myself and for me to read some books I have had on my wishlist. I am not a big reader, but do enjoy a good boy every now and then. It is hard for me to find time these days, but I have squeezed in a few chapters here and there and marked these off my list!

I am about to start this one for a light read, because I am a sucker for Emily Giffin. 

Next on the list: 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Our little chunky monkey turned 7 months on Sunday and we snapped a few iPhone (eek!) pictures of her right before church. I never knew my heart could grow any bigger after having Mae, and yet, it has doubled in size. My heart melts for this sweet girl. She is the sweetest, snuggliest, fun little nugget and is the perfect piece to finish our Harbuck puzzle. 

She is loving being the baby of the family. Her sister can make her laugh the hardest, and she loves to be spoiled...which we can't turn down. We give in just a little, since she is our last baby for us! Soaking in each and every movement as she grows and changes each and every day. 

She is sitting up completely by herself and puts every thing possible in her mouth. That would make you think she is teething, but no, she isnt. She is taking her sweet time on getting teeth. Her sister had 4-5 by now! Maggie says "whatevs' to teeth! 

She loves playing with her feet, talking LOUDLY for everyone to hear, and squealing at us to get our attention. 

Maggie loves pushing up on her hands, but is no where near showing interest in crawling. Her sister had been crawling laps by this stage. Yet again, she is soaking up being the baby of the family. 

She continues to be extremely sensitive to touch. She hates having her face wiped, nose wiped, or hands cleaned. She loves a good bath though and sits up in the bath splashing away with her sister. 

She had her 2nd beach trip of the summer and loved watching the waves and listening to the sound. She has had a slight runny nose since we have been back and decided to pretend she was a newborn again waking every few hours. Thankfully she is coming out of it now...slowly by surely. Thank God. 

She loves her swing, bouncey seats, jump-jump, music, bumbo, any thing small enough to fit in her hands and chew on, and being tickled. Her laugh is to die for. We love you sweet girl! Stay little and stop growing so fast!