Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Family visit

Heidi's Uncle, Aunt, and cousins came to visit for a day!

Monday, December 26, 2011


Happy Birthday Baby Jesus! How blessed are we to be able to spend Christmas at home with family and our sweet precious Heidi. I think about it all the time how God sent His son to earth to be born knowing that He was giving him a death sentence. Knowing the grief of losing a child I could not even imagine. It always tugs at my heart because had I known that we were going to lose Hudson I probably never would have wanted to get pregnant in the first place.
We celebrated Christmas at home! On Christmas Eve we went to church and then to my sister's house for dinner where Santa came to visit! He brought each of the kids a present :) Christmas morning we had delicious cinnamon rolls and then opened gifts! John bought me an amazing necklace that has the birthstones and names of our children. After present time we ate lunch at.....wait for it...Waffle House :) I didn't feel like cooking and part of the message at church kind of encouraged it! For dinner we went to my parent's house and opened gifts and ate! All in all it was a great day!
Heidi and her adorable coat - her poor teeth were bothering her.

Looking so sweet and angelic

The best picture we could get of the cousins


Apparently it was roll around on the floor time...

Daddy/Uncle John reading a book

Family pic!

Running from Santa!

Stealing Emily's baby doll.

I like to take pictures with her Christmas presents and her little smile was so cute!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Heidi - 18 Months

Heidi - you are now 18 months!
A year and a half!
*Pictures by Molly Morris Smith Photography*

  • Your vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds! Bedtime is getting longer and longer as we go through all the words you know and roll call of the family members.
  • You love to have the ABC song {or AB as you call it when you are requesting it to be sung} sung to you all the time - definitely a favorite!
  • Sometimes you will say the alphabet letters after me as well as count to ten and say "yay!" when we make it to ten.
  • You LOVE shoes - always putting them on and finding random ones laying around the house. You especially love to put on mama and daddy's shoes.
  • You love to help and be right in the middle of what we are doing.
  • You love to hand us something and say thank you. You are so great about saying thank you.
  • You are shy around others at first and it takes you about 30 minutes to warm up to someone you are not around often.
  • You love the make the animal sounds when we ask you "what sound does --- make?" Some include: pig, horse, sheep, goat, cow, chicken, cat, dog, lion, frog, rooster, snake, duck
  • Food is still something you love and you will try anything. You are still nursing and ask to nurse when you want to. Mainly its at night, but sometimes still in the morning and rarely during the day.
  • BOOKS - you LOVE books. You will grab one and say "read, read" over and over until we get you in our lap and start to read your book. You could sit for hours looking at books.

  • The other night I was sitting in the back seat of the car with you singing "the Ants Go Marching" and you would bounce your head back and forth with the beat - it was so cute!
  • When its picture time you will say "cheese!".

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Emily turns 9!

Friday night we headed to April's fun place called Jump-n-Jacks for Emily's birthday party. It is such a fun place with bounce houses, slides, laser tag, arcade games, and even a place for the wee ones! We celebrated with cake and presents! Heidi had such a fun time in the bounce houses with her cousin Georgia.

In the afternoon we had our weekly "ladies who lunch" and celebrated Holly's birthday! I have never seen someone so excited about turning 30 in my life! She wanted to go to Waffle House for her special birthday lunch :)

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