Tuesday, June 28, 2011

5 months old!

Every month I feel like I just wrote about the previous month yesterday...5 months old!  My sweet daughter is 5 months old and is really starting to show her personality.  She got her 1st tooth on the 06/23.  Her second one looks like it will popping up any day!  She also weighs 16 lbs now...WOW!  She gained 3 lbs in a month :)  She's a very good eater!  Alyssah adores her brother more and more every day.  I picked them up from school today, and she just laughed at him for the 1st 10 minutes they were together.  It was a full laugh-out-loud-uncontrollably laugh too.  SO cute!  She is still in size 2 diapers and 3-6 months clothes, some 6 months clothes.  She is trying so hard to sit-up on her own too.  She can for a sec or 2 then falls forward.  It won't be long though.  Here are a few pictures of A recently.

She loves her Daddy!

Happy 5 months :)

my sweet blessings :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Our life lately has been pretty busy, but wonderful.  This post is mainly for updating but I have included some sweet pictures from our weekend.  I don't think I have shared with the blog world that the hubs got a new job about a month ago now :)  This was a HUGE praise and BLESSING from our wonderful, faithful, good God!  Ever since the beginning of the year and esp. during my maternity leave things were very trying around our house.  We made it through with the help of the good Lord watching over us.  Chris has been working really long hours during the day, but he loves his job and now we are a step closer to a house...hopefully in a year.  We have other things to do first, but we will get there and it will be something we both love :)

We have been swimming a few times at our pool, and  Mark loves it.  He is going to be a little fish this summer.  He asks everyday to go to the pool when I pick him up from school!  Alyssah has gotten in, but doesn't seem to care either way if she's in or out.  She is such a little sweetie and smiles non-stop.  We are so very blessed to have these sweet little ones!

I think it's safe to say that Mark is potty-trained now :)  Yay!  He still wets at night some so he is still in a pull-up when he sleeps, but during the day he is in big boy underwear and is finally pooping in the toliet!  I am so glad that something finally clicked and he just got it.  I've heard that's how some kids are and well, he was one of them.  He's such a big boy and a wonderful brother! Alyssah adores him, and he can't get enough of her.  He always wants her with him, and he has to know where she is at all time.  She will just sit and watch him.  She will just smile and laugh at him when he's making faces and playing around.  I love to see them interact.  

These pictures were taken at the beach this weekend.  We went to lower Alabama to visit with Chris' family Saturday for his grandparents 50th wedding anniversary party.  We stayed the night and went to Ft. Walton for the day on Sunday.  The weather was perfect, and we all had a wonderful time.  Mark didn't care too much for the water but LOVED the sand.  Alyssah just loves being outside, so she did great.  I can't wait to go back in July with our friends!

You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
                     I sing for joy because of what you have done. 
                                               Psalm 92:4

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Unforgettable moment

One day last week I was getting Mark dressed for school and this is our conversation.  Totally out of the blue may I add...

Mark:  God made me.

Me: yes He did

Mark: God made baby Alyssah.

Me: yes

Mark: and Daddy and Mommy

Me: yes, that's right

Mark: and pull-ups, and underwear, and toys

Me: (laughing) yes...

Oh from the mouths of babes :)  Mark has the biggest heart, and he is so loving.  I know God is going to do great things through his little life.  I'm so blessed to be a part of it!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Hold on...it's almost Friday!