Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter pictures

Our Easter was fantastic and we are totally worn out today. Being in ministry & working at a church, busy holidays will wear you out! Church was amazing and Pastor Greg did a wonderful job (as always). It was super fun to love on lots of babies all weekend in the nursery. Speaking of babies... I had one beautiful Easter baby, Maggie Claire! Here's the classic family Easter picture outside church.
We are so blessed to know that Christ died for our sins so we can live!

I'm hoping everyone had a wonderful Easter from our family to yours!

"And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus." Luke 24:2-3

Saturday, April 23, 2011

fun saturday

Saturday morning was my nephew Jack's 3rd birthday party. It was a fun family party with one excited 3 year old! He had a Thomas the tank engine theme party, and Bethany made a really awesome Thomas cake. Jack loved all of it and seeing his face light up with all of his favorite people around was just priceless. When we walked in the door he yelled with his three year old high pitch voice "It's another present!" We got him a bubble blowing gun, pretty cool for a 3 year old. He is such a sweet boy! Happy birthday Jack Jack! We love you!
Tonight was the beginning of the Easter services at our church. We had 2 services tonight, and they seemed pretty packed, so I know in the morning there will be so many people at all the church services. I'll be in the nursery for a couple of the services, so I know there will be a lot of babies! It's going to be fun, I love love love Easter! Plus, I can't wait to attend service tomorrow with Mike. It's going to be a great day! Happy Easter!
"It is true! The Lord has Risen!"
Luke 24:34a

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

pool fun :)

This week is spring break for the schools in Charleston, so that means I have the 3 kids that I watch plus Maggie Claire. I decided to do fun things this week, because nothing is better than having a week off a school and doing lots of fun stuff!

Yesterday we went to the aquarium and today we did the pool! It had been 2 busy days... now I need to figure out what we are going to do for the next 2 days, and I'll be good to go! {I'm thinking water balloons in the backyard might be fun?!?! hehe.} The aquarium was awesome, and these kids I watch are even more awesome because of how good they are!

This was Maggie Claire's first time at the pool. She loved it! She was just soaking it all in! I was too busy worrying about all the kiddos getting a sunburn, I wasn't even thinking about myself.... resulting in burnt shoulders and a burnt back, so glad my face didn't get burnt!
I got this new float for her on the way to the pool b/c I forgot ours at home and it was too far to turn back around. Needless to say, as soon as I was done taking this picture, it started deflating b/c there was a hole in it! I'm taking it back tomorrow and getting my $7.99 back, thankyouverymuchCVS!

As we were leaving the pool the glorious ice cream truck came rolling up, of course I couldn't say no, it's spring break for crying out loud! haha. I got the kids the firecracker popsicles, and I got the famous screwball. Screwballs were always my favorite thing to get as a kid, so I went for it... it was $2!!!! Seriously?!?!? It use to be the cheapest ice cream to get. I couldn't believe it, and it got a whole lot smaller! They don't make them like they use to! Plus, the 2 gumballs at the bottom were not even gum. They just kind of disintegrated in my mouth, it was really weird and very disappointing!

I am getting super excited about Easter coming up this weekend, and next weekend Mike's parents are coming into town for the weekend! I can not even wait! We miss them so much, I wish they were staying longer!!! We are also doing a special baby dedication for Maggie Claire next weekend. It will be so special. Her cousins Jack & Tate are getting dedicated too! Speaking of Jack... today he is three! His "Thomas" party is on Saturday and I'm sure it will be a blast! Happy 3rd birthday to my 1st nephew Jack! We love you!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather! We sure are! :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

favorite things so far about April...

  • sonic happy hour- after a long day of being a "nanny", "babysitter", whatever you want to call it, I always hit up some happy hour sonic. I always have to hurry to get there by 4! I guess I have an addiction when the car-hopper recognizes me and says "the usual applies!" After he delivers my cherry coke. I think he remembers me b/c I once was heading into the ladies room at sonic carrying MC in her carseat and he was in there washing his hands! I don't know why, but he apologized like five times and said he was "restocking the toliet paper." really? that was just a weird. he could have propped the door open if he was "just restocking the toliet paper!"
  • Playtime at the park- On Thursdays I attend a womens Bible study at my church and to close out the semester we had a celebration afterwards at a local county park. It was a lot of fun until Mags decided to give me a poop explosion out the diaper and EVERYWHERE- the stroller, her little friend that was swinging with her, my hands, and all over her clothes! We haven't had a blowout in a while, so I guess she wanted to remind me what it was like! Needless to say I had 2 naked babies at the park, wiping down and changing clothes! Thankfully, a sweet lady in my Bible study helped me get everything thing clean! Here is a picture pre-blowout {haha} that my sweet friend Katie took.

  • oh yum. These came out at Zaxbys{one of my fav lunch spots} when I was pregnant and you better believe that I had a few while Mags was in the womb! Good news is... they came back out for a while and I'm not even complaining! I'm not a fan of the chocolate whipped cream, so I get mine plain- had one on Saturday and it was delish!

  • enjoying time with Maggie Claire- She is just too much fun and I still can't believe how blessed I am to have her. I think to myself all the time "I can't believe that she's mine!"

  • summer outfits- As you all may know, Maggie Claire has way too many clothes that her grandma{s} buy for her! Well, her summer outfits are my favorite! I had her in this ice-cream top from gymboree & her white jeans from oldnavy. Please, lets talk about how cute these white jeans are! hehe.
I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!!!
Link up over at Carissa's blog for some more miscellany!
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Friday, April 15, 2011

half year birthday!

little miss Maggie Claire is 6 months old!
What she's been up to...
  • jumping like a crazy girl in her jumperoo
  • wears a size 2 or 3 diaper
  • wears size 6-9 months
  • rolls over to the right and to the left from belly to back
  • is obsessed with cups, she started playing with one in the bath one day... and ever since then she loves playing with it! It keeps her occupied- haha! {that fact that her mom carries a tervis tumbler everyday, and her dad always has a styrofoam cup w/dr. pepper in it, it doesn't surprise me that she likes cups}
  • favorite vegetables: peas, carrots, & sweet potatoes
  • favorite fruit: pears
  • still exclusively nursing... she loves her momma! ;)
  • usually takes 3 naps a day: (2) 1.5 hour naps, and (1) 1 hour nap. I have a feeling we will be dropping that last nap pretty soon, so hopefully she'll be down to (2) 2 hour naps a day
  • practicing sitting up... only for about 1 second and then she falls over
  • smiley smiley smiley girl!
  • still loves the bath- I think she is going to be a swimmer like her momma and spend way too much time in the water! ;)
  • loves swinging outside, and going for walks in the stroller
  • we introduced her some puffs & a sippy cup this past month, and now she's trying to figure that out!
  • she's got the "surprise" face down! Everytime she gets excited or she wants something she makes her surprise face with her mouth wide open! It'll make you smile.
  • She has learned to pat with her hands... but it's more like banging with her hands everywhere. My friend called it the bird flap, because she does it with both arms.
  • She loves studying faces. She will grab your nose and face, she's too friendly.
  • When she eats, she smacks her lips when she really likes it & gives a grunting ummmmmm when she wants more. She loves her food!
6 month stats:
15 pounds 12 ounces
27.5 inches
We are so so so so so blessed to have a healthy baby! Praising Him!
she got some new gladiator style sandals that she wanted to chew on. They are so cute on her! She also got a big package in the mail today from Mimi Sherry & Papa Geoff in California. They got her some cute clothes and adorable sandals that I can't wait for her to wear!
Happy half birthday to my sweet little girl! I love you so much!!!!

"May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God."
Philippians 1:11

Saturday, April 9, 2011

new hairbow & a big smile!

I would like to introduce to you my newest creation, the cupcake hairbow.
I have seen these around online for about a year or so, but I never got around to making one, well, HELLO- I finally made one! A sweet cupcake hairbow for a sweet girl! :) She was too busy playing for me to get a smile from her!
This stage with Maggie Claire is so fun right now. She is seriously so happy all the time! {Well, most of the time!} She is getting to the point where she smiles at everyone who talks to her, and it really is so fun. She is really getting good at her jumperoo right now- she has her mouth wide open laughing as she does it everytime. It really is priceless!

Here are 2 pictures I took of her on Thursday in her cute outfit she wore. We went to sisterhood {my womens bible study group} and then had a quick lunch with Mike at Wendys.
What she's wearing: pink dress from The Children's Place, white w/ polka dots tights from Target, flower- made my me, headband from Princess of Tides!
So cute!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend- we sure are! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

baby snuggles

On Friday we went in for Maggie Claire's 6 month well visit. She had started a little cough the night before, so I was just going to have the doctor make sure she was ok. Well, on top of having a cough, she had to get a couple of shots. I don't know about any of you other moms out there, but those shots always make Maggie Claire not feel well! Also, this time she spiked a 101.7 fever. She has never had a fever before! :(
She has been super sick all day today and it has been the most pitiful thing ever! {I won't go into details, but she has a runny nose, cough, along with other stuff too} All she wants to do is sleep, and when she is not sleeping, she just wants to be held so I get to snuggle with her! Normally, MC is way too busy to snuggle with mommy, she would rather play or be looking around. Not today, she's been laying on my shoulder, and her daddy's too. We hate the part of her being sick, but we sure do love those baby snuggles! :)

Please Pray for Maggie Claire to feel better!
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