Thursday, September 29, 2011

An afternoon with Gavin

We have been having some gorgeous fall weather lately.  A couple of weeks ago, while we were waiting for Kayla to come home from school, Gavin and I just sat down at the table outside and just had fun with each other.

The cast of Toy Story joined us outside and Gavin insisted that they have a photo shoot.


I just love this picture!  Gavin grabbed a baby wipe and stuck all of Mister’s pieces into it.  I love his imagination!


I just love this little boy and I love the quiet time that we have in the afternoon while Brooke is sleeping and Kayla is at school.  I have learned that this time goes by WAY too quickly!

Three months old


Dear Brooke,

You are three months old now.  I guess this technically means that you are no longer a newborn. : (  You are growing so much each and every day.

Your are wearing 0-3 month clothes now and have just graduated to size 2 diapers.

I started back to work about 3 weeks ago.  You have been so good for your daddy.  You are taking bottles from him and are being so cooperative for the crazy afternoon and evening dash that we go through every day now that Kayla is in school.

You are such a good sleeper.   You go down between 8 and 9 every night and, for the most part, sleep until at least 4am.  Sometimes, you will sleep all the way until 6 or 7!

I tell everyone what a good baby you are.  You are fairly easily entertained now.  You don’t cry too much unless you are hungry or sleepy.

You are starting to play with your toys a bit more.  You love the things that hang down from your activity mat and your bouncy seat.  You also really like the activity bar that we put on your car seat. 

I just love you so much!  I love you sweet smiles, especially first thing in the morning.  You look so happy to see me (and I am so happy to see you!).  You are having fun playing with your brother and sister.  I love to see the three of you interacting together.    Thank you for making your mommy so happy!



My girls

You can definitely tell that these two girls are sisters.  The definitely have their own individual looks, but they also have a lot of similarities.

Picnik collage

I also forgot what a roly-poly baby Mikayla was.  She had the cutest rolls on her thighs and the most pinchable cheeks.  Brooke is definitely a petite little girl!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun Run!

A couple of weeks ago, Mikayla participated in her school’s fundraiser, the Fun Run.  Her family and friends sponsored her and she got to run laps.  It was a sunny and cool morning – perfect running weather.  Gavin, Brooke and I went to go cheer her on.  Gavin mainly played on the playground and Brooke slept in on me in her wrap.


Kayla with her classmates…I didn’t realize how short she was until she was with everyone.  Follows after me in that department!


She had a great time!


Gavin ran a couple laps with her.  Actually, so did Brooke and I.  Running with a sleeping baby is a bit challenging, but it was fun.  It was fun to share the day with her. : )

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Day of Preschool

Gavin started preschool on September 6th.  Mikayla had been in school for nearly a month and he was more than ready to go to school, too.  He was so excited that he came in to our room at 6:30am all dressed and ready to go. : )


Does that little face not just scream excitement?  He was so ready.  He jumped out of the car and ran into school without a look back.  I’m so happy that he is so confident and comfortable at school.  When I picked him up, he was all smiles and had so much fun telling me about his new teacher and new friend.  Such a sweet little boy!

Geaux Tigers!!

So for my last weekend off before heading back to work, we decided to have a crawfish boil with some family friends of ours.  It was a great day filled with lots of yummy food, good friends and FOOTBALL!  I’m not a huge fan, but my hubby is a very big football fan.  He has definitely brainwashed our children into having a deep love for all things associated with LSU football.  For the opening game, I really wanted the kids to “look the part.”  Gavin has plenty of game day apparel, but I didn’t have much for the girls.  Kayla has some t-shirts, but I really wanted something…well…cute.  So, I went to my mom’s and we made some pillowcase dresses with some fabric that my sister was able to find in Athens (land of the Georgia Bulldogs), of all places.  I was so pleased with how they turned out.


I also made matching hairbows.  : )


This is a pic of them on game day.  Brooke did not want to be held…maybe she was nervous as Jeremy and I were about Mikayla holding her all by herself.

DSCF3194This is a pic of Brooke in Jeremy’s lap…she was fixated on the football game.  Made Daddy quite proud. : )

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2 month stats

A little late (seeing as how her appointment was on September 1st), but here it is:

She weighed in at 9 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. (25%),  was 22 1/2 inches long (50%) and had a 39 1/4 cm head (60%).  

She was not a fan of her shots, but with the help of a little Tylenol, she did great.  Naturally, she was cooing and smiling all morning before her appointment.   It always seems to work out that way.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

May we never forget…..

I have some blogging catch up to do, but I just wanted to share some images from September 11th, 2001 that have always resonated with me.  Its been 10 years since that fateful day and I will never forget where I was and how I felt that day.  I hope that we never forget the feeling of national pride that followed.

The Facade Falls

I’m still speechless when I see this….how could something so big and seemingly indestructible just crumble?

Seems so peaceful, yet filled with so much pain and destruction.

My favorite.