Psalm 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Kay Kay

Last Friday was Kay Kay's birthday! To celebrate we took her to Red Robbin and then headed to Ben and Jerry's for some ice cream! Of course, Macie wanted to have a little more fun before the night was over, so she BEGGED (more like obsessively continued to ask) to go to the Cameron Brown Park, and of course we gave in and took her!:-) She had a blast playing with her Kay Kay! Happy Birthday! We love you Kay Kay~

Eating at Red Robbin
Kay Kay and Caleb
Swinging at the Park
Checking out the ducks!
Kay Kay with the grandkids~Macie had just gotten out of time out~if you can't tell:-)

New Arlington McDonalds!

We are SO excited that the new Arlington McDonalds is now open! It's really nice inside and out! There isn't much in the way of food out in Arlington, so having a McDonalds is a pretty big deal! We are sure this is just the beginning of the growth out our way! The rumors are a Sonic, Back Yard Burger, and either a Target or Walmart aren't far behind! And of course McD's holds a special place in our hearts because our one and only Pop Pop is the proud manager of the one in Bartlett!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Little Spitfire!!

We have definitely entered the terrible twos around our house! I promise the MINUTE Macie Jewel turned two, she turned into a completely different person.....and she continues to change by the minute! When you combine the terrible twos plus a new sibling, there is definitely going to be some adjusting:-) Jason and I are learning how to be parents to this sweet little girl, but man it sure is hard some days:-) I am ready all the books I can, getting advice from as many people as I know, and praying REALLY HARD! I know this is just a phase and it will get better, right?!?!?

On a sweeter note, she is full of energy, VERY smart, CUTE as a button, full of life, extremely funny, and definitely Miss Personality! Her vocabulary is growing by the second and just recently has she started telling us she loves us without it being an echo from us saying it to her! Sweet!!!! I am excited to see how she is going to grow over these next fews months before we reach the big 3 years old!!!

3 Months Old!

I have NO IDEA where the last 3 months have gone, but it has gone by WAY TO FAST!!! My little man is growing up too fast! Caleb is definitely going to be a big baby just like his sister was! I'm guessing he is somewhere around 16 pounds (or more) and is already moving up to 6-9 month clothing!! Gotta love some chubby babies! He is so much more alert now during the day and sleeping more at night. He only wakes up 1 time during the early morning (around 4 a.m.), eats and goes right back to sleep until 7:00 or after. But the past few nights he has been sleeping in until around 6:00! He goes down around 8:00 and then I give him a "dream feed" around 10:00 and then he is down for the night! We just recently started putting him up in his room to sleep and he is doing great! It was a bitter-sweet moment for me, but I know it was for the best:-)

His smiles are HEART MELTING!!! He is such a happy baby and hardly EVER cries! He will fuss if he is hungry or tired and that is about all you hear from him, except for his cute little coos! I am still nursing him and I'm LOVING it! It was a rough rode for me at first, but now that we both have the hang of it, I'm enjoying it more everyday! It is such a blessing to be able to feed your baby and know that there is a bond between you and him that he doesn't have with ANYONE else! The Lord definitely created a beautiful thing! There is nothing sweeter than when I'm feeding him and he completely stops eating to look up and just smile this HUGE smile at me! LOVE IT!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

For the 4th this year, we decided to take Macie to see the Bellvue Fireworks. We thought she would have a blast and LOVE every minute of the beautiful light show. We parked across the interstate behind Old Navy and even invited along some friends, the Stones! Of course the fireworks were delayed, so Macie ran around like a crazy person anxiously awaiting the fireworks! At almost 9:45 p.m. she quickly decided fireworks were NOT HER THING!!! She began FREAKING out, screaming "stop the drums", while digging her head into her daddy's chest! The whole way home and the whole next day all we heard was "scared of the fireworks"!! Friday night Jason had to work the Collierville fireworks so we decided to head over to Nonnie and Pop Pop's house for a swim. The Bartlett fireworks were that night, so I thought we would try again, this time parking MILES away and letting her watch them from a far distance. Yah, NOT A GOOD IDEA EITHER! The minute they started, the freaking out began, and continued until we finally left.....needless to say she HATES fireworks! I guess there is always next year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

Mommy and Macie before the fireworks started! Doesn't she look so happy:-)
Very soon after the fireworks began!!
Round 2~ waiting on the fireworks to start!
Hanging out with Nonnie and Pop Pop!
Caleb LOVED them fireworks:-) Smiled and cooed right through them!
Mommy and Macie! And yes, myself and the kids are in our pajama's! It was going on 10:00!

The FAMOUS Dora Shoes~

A few weeks ago, the family ventured out in hopes to find some tables and chairs for one of the rooms at church. We had run into Garden Ridge (off Summer) in hopes of finding a good deal, but had no luck. So Jason decided we try Big Lots on Summer. This was my first Big Lots experience and I have to say I was quite surprised at the array of things the store had to offer:-) Well, leave it up to a toddler to find something in a store like this that they MUST have! That "must-have" item were these plastic clog Dora shoes! Oh, I when I say she HAD to have them, she HAD TO HAVE THEM! We weren't getting out of the store without them:-) So we explained to her that she could use her allowance (yes we are encouraging Dave Ramsey techniques early) if she wanted them.....and she did just that!

Since that day, she has NOT let those shoes out of her site! Seriously....they go to bed with her, to the bathroom with her, to her Nonnie and Pop Pops house with her, and even to Target with her!! It has taken a few falls for her to learn how to walk graciously walk in them, but she LOVES them!! Best $7.00 she has ever spent:-)

Bath Time~Viewer Discretion Advised:-)

I'm LOVING having 2 kids! One of the most fun times of the day for everyone is bath time! I started putting Macie and Caleb in the bath together and she LOVES it! She begs to take a bath with her "brudder Cayub"! It works for me because I knock both of them out at the same time and it's so fun to watch them interact (as much as he can being only 3 months old)! And there is no greater smell than 2 freshly clean babies!!! I know I won't be able to do this forever, so I'm savoring the sweet moments while I can!

Zoo Day With Nonnie!

Last Friday Nonnie was off work for the 4th of July, so we decided to invite her to come with us to the Zoo. It wasn't too hot earlier that morning, so we got to see all of Macie's favorite animals without completely melting! Her favorite part was the Birds and the Bee's Exhibit! It was her first time to go through and she LOVED feeding the birds! Especially when they would hop on her stick and she could walk around with them:-) We had a great time and even got to visit Pop Pop afterwards at McDonalds for some lunch! We always love it when Nonnie is able to hang out with us!