Sunday, August 29, 2010
"Em, one day when we get married and have babies...let's promise to have vacations together no matter how far apart we may live from each other!" And that little promise we have kept!.....
Blythe and Isabella meeting each other...
Abby Jane blowing her bubbles for Isabella...
Lots of sweet sugar while cuddling on the couch together...
It was a rainy weekend.....but of course, we still had a beach adventure with the girls! Yes, our SUV's were the ONLY vehicles at the beach! Some would say we are crazy to load up 4 children under the age of 3.........but of course, it was worth all the effort! The girls loved seeing the beach, having a picnic under the pavilion and Abby Jane especially enjoyed collecting sea shells! =)
I got some sweet sugar from Joy...."Joyous"!
Jer with Blythe...
Abby Jane and I.....
And our little family of three!
All the babies piled up in the chair....notice how Isabella is so content to sit and smile while the twins try to crawl away! That is the difference between 10 months and 4 months!
Isabella's favorite place to be these days!
We took advantage of a break between the big gray clouds on Saturday and ventured out to show the girls our favorite park! We all enjoyed the swings......a few rain drops won't melt the babies! =)
Baby girls in their pink gingham outfits!
One of the sweetest things in life is friendship! I'm so thankful for the friendships the Lord has blessed me with through life! Friendships that are woven together in the Lord are the ones that last a lifetime.......and I'm so blessed to have those life long friends! I pray that little Isabella will be blessed with friendships in childhood, teen years, college and motherhood who challenge her, encourage her and love her through the ups and downs of life! =)
What a special weekend full of life long memories!
We had a fun little play date with our bestie Charleigh! Auntie Christi cleaned and scrubbed and scrubbed so the pool would be nice and clean for the girls! Bella loved sitting in her bumbo and enjoyed splashing in the water.....but most of all she enjoyed teething on her bumbo! Cute little Charleigh tried to offer her a teething ring to help assist those first teeth as they tried to come in!
Then, Charleigh decided that Bella was the most fabulous toy ever!!! She wanted Bella to come out of the bumbo and splash......so we decided that they would both be happiest with little Bella sitting outside the pool and watching Charliegh splash! =)
I think Bella is wondering to herself...."Mamma, why do I have to sit out here....I want to splash and play in the water - I don't mind water in my eyes and ears!" =)
The pediatrican gave us the green light to introduce cereal to Isabella! Much to our surprise.....she LOVED it! I just give her 1-2 tablespoons at a sitting and she just loves, loves, loves it!
"Mamma, where has this good stuff been? Why have you been keeping this from me my whole life!?" =) says Bella!
"Yum, yum....these toes are good! Great for teething, great for a little snack.....mmm...mmm...mmm!" says Bella =)
Isabella had her first expereince in the church nursery last Sunday! I gave her kisses and headed up to the 12th grade Sunday school class where I'm starting to help teach again. I think we barely made it 10 minutes and the little buzzer went off! Of course, I raced across the church to check on little Bella! She was just a crying for her mamma! I gave her kisses and of course she settled right down.......and we tried another 30 minutes! Then, I fed her in between Sunday school and church and she did just great during the service!
Well, we tried again today.......of course it's a little transition for mommy and baby! I gave her kisses and left her today........and we made it 1 whole hour til the buzzer went off! If there was a prize given for the fastest mommy who can gracefully walk from one end of the church to the other with a smile on her face but her heart just a racing.....I'm pretty confident I would win! Sweet baby was wanting her mommy again......so I fed her, gave her sugar and left her again during the service. She did just perfect for another hour......then the buzzer went off.....right during the closing of the sermon. So......very gracefully....I slipt out (oh, yes....as I was sitting in the middle of the church!) =) Poor baby was just a sniffling and snorting for her mamma. As soon as I held her.....she burried her nose into my chest, grabbed my hair with her fists, sniffed a few times and fell right to sleep.
I told Jer later.....it was as if she was saying, "Oh, mamma, I've tried so hard all day to hold back my tears, meet new friends and be a good girl - but I just miss you and wanted you to hold me! I made it for 2 hours today.....can't we just go home now!" Sweet baby girl!
So, transition it will be....with a little patience and perseverance - little Bella will adjust to the nursery and I'm sure she'll have new friends in no time at all!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We headed to Mississippi early, early Tuesday morning to meet Madelyn! (Jeremy's brother's new baby!) We arrived just 28 minutes after her arrival! It was the most precious little celebration.....I lost it of course and had tears streaming down my face when I first layed my eyes on her sweet life. Little newborns are such a miracle....so perfectly created in every way.
After we saw little Madelyn in the nursery, we went to the park to play while Ellen and Jordan had their first little family time as a family of three! Bella boo LOVED the swing! This was her first time to try out a baby swing and as you can tell by the expression on her face she was having pure FUN! Lots of little squeals of delight!
And little giggles too! After about 5 minutes of fun, she started to nod off......so into her stroller she went for a nice little nap in the shade.....
Praise Jesus for this precious little angel.....Jeremy's first niece, my first niece and Isabella's first cousin! Check out her hair!!! Blonde...and lots of it! Bella was jealous - she wishes she had a little more hair! =) Hehe....
As we loved on little Maddy, we were reflecting back on Bella's birth - we can hardly remember her being this tiny! It's only been a little over 4 months - but in some ways it seems like forever ago!
We are sure excited about all the wonderful memories we will make with this sweet little girl!
And back in the car seat went Bella boo! She has been such a little traveling angel this summer! She slept 3 of the 5 hours home......and when she woke up she was full of smiles!
Friday, August 13, 2010
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
We were so blessed to have help from Grandaddy and She-She this week! We made lots of fun memories.......