Friday, November 30, 2007

8 Months Old

The months are flying by...

It is hard to believe that M is already 8 months old.
Where has this year gone? She is really
getting into things around here, and the
temptation is GREAT with Christmas decorations
every where she looks.

What a difference a month makes:
1. If you clap, play music, sing, etc. she will bounce up
and down where she is or she will clap along.
She absolutely loves to hear music.
2. She can climb the stairs, so now she stands at the gate and
shakes it hoping to get past.
3. She loves to take a bath, and if you let go long enough
she will be swimming like a fish.
4. Still no teeth, although you would be surprised since she
works so hard at chewing on things.
5. We went to see Christmas Lights near our home and
she absolutely LOVED them.
6. She is beginning to resist going to bed at night,
especially when she knows A and R are still up...she
just wants to play.
7. She weighed 18 1/2 pounds last week and has
just about grown out of the infant seat. (This makes me very
sad, as we will no longer have an infant).
8. She loves to eat finger foods, which drives her
daddy crazy. This is the learning stage that he dislikes the most.
It makes him so nervous.
We have enjoyed that last 8 months and are excited about what
is in store for us this next month. Will she actually take the record for
walking in our family, or will she let R keep it? We will see.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Easy Craft Project

Rainy Day Fun!
I found an easy recipe for dough in a book, so Monday
the girls and I got to work. Wednesday they painted them.
I think they turned out nicely. Check them out below.
Plus, we had a great time doing this together.
R's creations

A's creations

Here is the recipe if you would like to try it at your house.

Salt Dough Recipe:

3 cups flour
1 cup water
1 cup salt
2 tsp oil

1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
2. Squeeze the mixture together.
3. Pat it into a ball.
4. Roll it out.
5. Have fun.

We used Christmas cookie cutters to make ornaments.
We cut them out, then baked them at 350* for 20 minutes.
I also poked a hole in the top of each so that I can put a ribbon
or something through them to hang on a Christmas Tree.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for
in 2007. Here are a few things
that A and R listed when we talked
about being thankful yesterday.
* My mom and dad
* My sisters
* Grammy and Granddaddy
* Mimi and Poppa
* Magic ( G and G's dog)
* My aunts and uncles
* My cousisns
* Friends
* cats and dogs
* God and Jesus
* My clothes
* My shoes
* Gymnastics
These are in no particular order and of course ar not all
we have to be thankful for, but it is nice to know that
they do understand how GREAT they have got it. We are
truly thankful for our Family, our Health, our Home, our Friends,
Our Lord Jesus, and so much more. We are also VERY thankful
for the rain that is pelting our home as I type (we need it badly).
Thank you, Jesus, for these and all the many blessings
you have bestowed upon us. We are ever THANKFUL!
Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, B!
Thank you for being such a wonderful
husband and Daddy! We love you
very much!
Love, Your GIRLS

Friday, November 02, 2007

My Grandaddy

We took the girls to see my Grandaddy
last night. Here is a picture of him with
his strawberries. My Grandaddy will
be 86 in just two weeks.

M is the youngest of his 14 Great-Grandchildren.
Here she is trying to reach up and get to his glasses.

We love you (Great)Grandaddy!


Here is our own little "Strawberry Patch".
My mom sewed the costumes and I
drew all the little black dots on them.
Aren't they cute?

M's first Halloween. Looks
like she is having a good time.

We were lucky to have a few of our

cousins come trick-or-treating with us.

Pumpkin Cleaning

Tuesday night we cut, cleaned and carved the pumpkins
that A and R chose at the pumpkin patch. Here
is A is showing you what she is pulling out.

M enjoying watching her sisters get slimy.

R scooping out the seeds of her pumpkin

while mommy counts the seeds.We counted the seeds because A, R and Daddy

guessed how many were in each. A was only off by

11 in R's pumpkin and Daddy was just a couple off

on A's.