Sunday, January 29, 2012

What we've been up too..

*We started kindermusik  this past week and we will go every Wednesday for 15 weeks.  It was a lot of fun and B seemed to really enjoy it.  
* We've had several lunch dates with some sweet friends and their babes.  

* I went to the hospital a couple of times to see Brylee.  She is doing better but please continue to pray for her. You can read Shelly's blog here.

*B has learned how to sit up in her crib and I'm just not ready for that! The first time I saw her do it on the monitor I couldn't believe it. Then, she did it on the floor during play time and now she is doing it all the time.  When she wakes up in the morning we are usually greeted with her sitting up and smiling.  It is so sweet but I wasn't prepared for that.  It is weird to lay her down in her crib and walk out and see her sitting up.  I guess we'll have to lower the crib soon.
The first time I found her like this.
*She still isn't crawling yet but she is throwing her toys and trying to get them. She will reach as far as she can, then fall over and either fuss or sit up.  She is always busy!

*She is teething and has been really fussy lately.  I can feel something sharp on the bottom of her gums but I can't see anything.  She won't let me mess with her.  She is loving eating strawberries out of her fruit thing.
*She has been taking baths in the big tub.. bye bye little bathtub!
* We went to Selma on Saturday to visit my grandfather.  He is not doing well at all and is still holding on.  My mom and grandmother are taking care of him and they have called in hospice to help out too.  It's just a matter of time and its so sad to see someone you love just waiting to die.  If you could keep our family in your prayers we would really appreciate it.  It is a hard thing to go through.  B got to meet some of her cousins from Georgia for the first time. 
B with all her cousins.  Ashlyn, Abby and Austin
Jonathan and Abby with B.  She was a tired girl.  

* B is also fighting a little cold. She has not been herself lately.. we won't even talk about the car ride to selma...oh my!  She is coughing some and she sounds all stopped up.  Looks like we're off to the dr. for the first time for a "sick" visit tomorrow.  Hopefully its nothing big. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Please pray..

Our poor state was hit again by tornadoes last night. It is just devasting! The pictures on the news,and facebook, are all just so devasting.  Several people have lost their lives, houses, family members and its just so sad.  The worst hit areas were Trussville, Clay and CenterPoint.  I went to high school in Center Point and so many of my high school friends still live out that way and it is just horrible to see what it looks like now.  Thankfully, they are all safe and everyone is okay but there are so many people who aren't.  Please lift up our state and all those who have lost so much.  I know we serve a powerful God who is control of all things.
Also, my best friend's little girl, Brylee is in the hospital and has been since Friday night.  She has a ruptured appendix and poor baby girl is on IV antibotics, and morphine for the pain.  She is such a little trooper. She will be getting a Pic line so she can eat and they are continuing to make sure the the medicine is healing her appendix.  They will stay in the hospital for about 7-10 days and the most 6 weeks.  We are praying for the lesser.  =)  It looks like she will have her appendix removed in March.  Brylee is doing better each day and I know the prayers are working.  She is still very tired, weak and has been throwing up some. You can click here to read Shelly's blog for new updates and I know she would greatly appreciate it if you would add them to your prayer list.  It is so heartbreaking to watch your child suffer.  Please pray for Brylee to get stronger each day and for Shelly too.  =).  Love this sweet baby girl!!
She had a few minutes of smiles and coloring and then she was back to bed.  
Praying for Brylee!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Burkleigh Ann is 7 months old..

Burkleigh Ann you are 7 months old!!  
We went to the dr. today and I forgot to get them to weigh you so I'm not sure how much you weigh.  
You had to get the 2nd part of your flu shot. I'm guessing you weigh about 16 lbs. 
You are wearing your 6 month clothes.. finally!
You wear a size 2 diaper still but 3 at night.
You hate wearing socks and when I do put them on you (rarely) they end up on the floor or in your mouth.  You pull them off as soon as we get in the car.  You love your toes!
You are such a sweet baby girl and I'm loving seeing your little personality develop.  
You love your momma and you love for me to hold you and play with you.
You love your toys and will just sit in the floor and play as long as I don't leave you in the room alone.  Then, you start fussing.  
You absolutely love your crib mobile and you have learned to turn it on by yourself.  It is too cute.  In the mornings when you wake up, you will reach over there and punch the buttons until it starts playing and then you just lay there and talk to it.  So sweet!
You have started to babble more and I can't wait to hear what your first word is going to be.
You are still a great sleeper.  You go to bed between 6:30-7 and sleep till around 5am and drink a bottle and go right back till about 7:30-8.
You take 2 good naps a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.  You are on a good little schedule.
YOu love to play peek a boo and you take your little blankie and put it over your head and pull it down and just laugh.  
I love to hear you laugh.  You squeal a lot but I love your deep little belly laughs. 
Where's Burkleigh?
Peek a boo!

You love your high chair and you are a good little eater.  You eat 2-3 times a day.  You've liked everything we've given you except peas and green beans.  You LOVE sweet potatoes and squash the best.  Tonight you had corn for the first time and you liked it.  You especially love the fruits.. just like mamma!
You can drink out of your sippy cup pretty good. You still need a little help tilting it back.
You absolutely LOVE water.  Oh my goodness and you love to drink out of a big cup.  It is too funny.
We went to Cracker Barrell the other day for lunch and you were squealing so loud because you wanted to drink out of mommy's cup.  You like it when we give you water out of our straw too.
You still haven't gotten any teeth yet but everything goes in your mouth.
You love your mimi and pops and Mimi can get you to laugh like no one else.  You love both of them!
You've also tried puffs and baby mum mums.  You like them both okay.
I gave you a strawberry in your little fruit sucker the other day and you weren't so sure.  We'll keep trying..
You are drinking about 5 oz.of formula every 4 hours.  I just quit pumping about a week ago and so you are now on just formula and doing well with it. My goal was 6 months and I made it a little longer.  =)
We love you so much and I am so glad you are mine.  I love dressing you up and putting big bows in your hair. Everyone says you look like a little baby doll.  
Your hair has really lightened up.  It was SO dark when you were first born.  I think its gonna be light blonde/light brown.  You still have your momma's blue eyes.  =)

Although you haven't started to crawl yet, I know it won't be long.  You don't like being on your tummy too much but you do sleep that way.  You have started getting on your knees and rocking back and forth.  I can't believe its almost here.. you are growing up so fast!
Two months, four months, six months and seven.  
We are so thankful for you baby girl!   

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A week with daddy..

Jamie has been off this past week so he and B have had some QT time together.  It has been nice!  I've gotten to have some mommy time by myself and it has been fun.  I had lunch and a pedicure with my bestie, got a massage, and had dinner with a friend.  We also got to go out for lunch with daddy, we went to the mall, went on a few walks, discovered our new favorite place.. Gigi's cupcakes(oh my.. too yummy)  and had a lot of play time.  I finally got to see the movie, I Don't Know How She Does It with SJP and it was so cute. I really enjoyed it.  We also watched the hangover 2 and it was pretty much just like the first one.  I am ready to see Footloose when it comes out.

The weather has been really nice the past few weeks but lately its been rainy and  pretty cold . =(  I'm already ready for spring weather!  B and I tried out a Kindermusik class today with my sweet friend Rebecca and her little girl, Lily.  The girls seemed to enjoy it so we're going to start going every Wednesday morning. I think it will be a lot of fun! Here's our week in pictures..

Music class with Lily

I think she liked music class. =) 

6 month pictures..

B had her 6 month pictures made right before Christmas. I didn't get to post them but we were pleased with how they turned out.  She was pretty fussy that morning so I'm thankful for the good ones.  My mom made her beautiful dress.  It is one of my favorites for sure!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Nana

From all the girls!
We had a family get together at our house on Sunday for dinner.  The girls enjoyed playing together and we all had a great time.  We love you Nana! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Years in Nashville

We took a family trip to Nashville to meet my brother and the kids.  Since we didn't get to see them for Christmas this year, we decided to meet somewhat in the middle and do some fun things with the kids.  New Years Eve we hung out at the hotel and ordered pizza, opened presents and watched some AU football!  War Eagle! On Sunday, we took the kids to the science museum and it was a lot of fun.  That night, we went to Dave and Busters for dinner and the kids had a blast playing all the games. We did a little sight seeing at the christmas lights at the Gaylord Hotel.  That place is gorgeous! I want to go back and stay there.  B did great in the car going up and coming back but for some reason she would not sleep in her pack and play.  =(  It made for a long two nights but at least we got some snuggle time in.
Hannah loved her presents.

Carter man loved his Super Why costume. He wore it all weekend long. 
He even slept in the glasses.  

Hannah got her mini me american girl doll..Kit

Fun at the museum

B had a good time too!
Laughing and blowing bubbles
Chase landed on the 500 tickets at D and B.  Do you see how tiny that space is.  
He is one lucky duck.  =)
The beautiful lights at the Gaylord

The best we could get with everyone! =)
We had a fun weekend.. and missed you Heather!  
Can't wait for the beach in April!