Sunday, July 25, 2010

I feel like I usually have to play "catch up" on my blog, but today I decided to just talk about my sweet baby girl! I can not believe she is already 5 months old! This made me want to stop and take a second and count my blessings and for once experience the moment.

Mabry makes the world sweet and wonderful! As of lately she has 2 teeth on the bottom and that was a struggle, but we survived! She has almost mastered the whole sitting up thing by herself, we are still working on it! This girl loves to eat and those cute thunder thighs are proof! Those cheeks that almost sit on her chest are just so yummy! She has been sleeping her in crib ALL night for the last few weeks and it has been awesome! I was really worried about the transition but she did so great - I'm starting to think she occasionally needs her space too! She wakes up so happy each morning and it just melts my heart! She is so excited to see me when she wakes up and will lay down and just "talk" to me for several minutes before she is ready to eat! That grin is my motivation each and every morning! She is growing up so fast and it is breaking my heart! She is really developing a little personality and wants to play, which really is a lot of fun! I feel like I have said it over and over but I feel so blessed to be able to be her mom! Justin and I could not be happier!

We are about to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, and what a crazy year it has been, but I would not have it any other way! What a joy she is..

Busy Baby Girl

Best Baby Buds! -- Bree & Mabry
Sweet Mabry Lynn

Yay for shopping!

Early in the morning and ready to start the day!

Pretty Baby

Happy Girl
Little Lady

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PARTY in the USA

The Fourth of July was such a fun weekend! We had lots of time with family and friends which of course allowed for plenty of wardrobe changes!!

Thanks Rachel for the SUPER cute patriotic bows! Love them!

On Friday went to LaLa and Colonel's house to swim and layout, where Mabry was able to sport her red, white, and blue bikini! Those legs and belly were just the cutest thing ever! After that we went to Justin's softball game. He said he wasn't sure where we were sitting but spotted Mabry's bow from first base! Love that!

Then on Saturday we just hung out as a little family! Those days are always rare and so nice!

Sunday was the big fun day! We went to my parents house to grill out and hang out by the pool and of course the sun didn't really come out until we were leaving to go to the next party! We went to the Brown's which is always a good time! The table was decorated so cute and the food was awesome! I love seeing the kids all dressed up and hanging out together! It was definitely a weekend for the books!

My little firecracker!
Proud Dads

All 3 dads grew up together and now they all 3 have baby girls that will grow up together!

Hanging out at LaLa's

The Kordsmeiers

Pretty dress from LaLa

My little lady

Yummy chubby hands!

Mabry loves that swing and Miss Claire!

You know it's getting late when we lose the bow!

Road Trip!

I feel like the worst blogger ever, which is probably not far from the truth! This has been a crazy couple of weeks!

Mabry went on her first road trip to Houston, TX! My great Uncle Sig passed away and although a sad day it allowed for my mom's entire side of the family to get together. It had seriously been YEARS since I had seen some of these relatives! Instead of a traditional funeral we had a "celebration of life" for Uncle Sig. He and his amazing pancakes will be missed!

We (being my mom, my brother Mitchell, Mabry, and myself) loaded up on Wednesday afternoon and headed to Texarkana. We weren't really sure how Mabry would do in the car so we decided to break up the trip! And she was such a trooper! There's not a whole lot happening in Texarkana but we did manage to find a mall (imagine that) and we had the best tex mex ever! We checked into our hotel and relaxed! Mabry did great her first night with room servie!

The next day we got up and headed to Lufkin, where my great aunt Jo lives. We visited with everyone and then we headed "into town" and did a little shopping once again! It's always fun to shop somewhere else! After a long day we decided we needed a tex mex fix again!

Then on Friday was the celebration. My cousin Summer hosted it at her beautiful home and everyone gathered around and shared stories about uncle Sig and all the jokes he told and the good man that he was and his undeniable great cooking!
This trip was extra special because my grandparents were able to meet thier great granddaughter for the first time! Nana and Grandpa live in Rosie Clare, Illinois and traveling isn't always easy, so that made the trip worth it right there!
Boy did Mabry and I miss Justin! We were very ready to be home on Saturday! I can say that Mabry's first road trip was a sucess! She did really great in the car and was easy going the entire time!
OH and we cut a tooth while on the trip! So many things in so little time!!

Mommy and baby girl!

LaLa loves that sweet girl!

I love this picture! They look so much alike!

My little brother Mitchell is so good with Mabry!

The world's best uncle and to think he's only 13!!

My mom's little brother Shawn, making him Mabry's Great Uncle!

Great Grandpa Loy

Just talking to Nana

Four Generations! Nana, LaLa, Me, and Mabry!