Thursday, March 17, 2016

Anna Grace 5 months old

Baby girl will be 6 months old tomorrow!!  I figured doing this post late was better than not at all.  :)

Seriously, could she get any cuter?!?!  We are so in love with this happy little lady. 

Weight:  About 14 pounds 
Since I'm so behind on this post, I can't really remember exactly what was happening 4 weeks ago.....this will be a short post!
Eating:  Baby girl started eating 6 ounces every feeding!  A trip to the store had to be made for bigger bottles!   
Anna Grace is now wearing a size 2 diaper and 6 month clothes.  She has a super long torso!  Some of the 3-6 month tops don't cover that cute belly.  
Around her 5 month birthday I went back to working full time, 4 days a week.  Anna Grace used to cry most of the way home from school, but has started doing so much better!  I think we are all getting used to our new routine.  She seems to be super happy at school.  She always smiles at her teachers when I drop her off in the morning, she eats well and is even taking a good, long lunch time nap.  This makes the working mom thing a lot easier! 

As you can see in the pictures above, she loves chewing on her hands and shirts (thus all the belly pics).  William never chewed on anything, or put anything in his mouth that didn't belong there.  Looks like this will not be the case for our little lady!
She has continued to be an easy going, super happy baby!  She has us all wrapped around her little fingers. xoxo

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Christmas In Midland

I should be embarrassed that I'm still talking about Christmas, with it being nearly Spring!!!  What can I say, these little cutie pies keep me busy.  To be 100% honest it's not even that.....over the last 6 months I've gotten back into a couple of my favorite TV shows (Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor).  One day, I decided with all the running around I do (taking care of everyone else) that I deserved some ME time.  So there.  I watch trashy TV.  And. I. Love. It. 

Back to Christmas.....the week before Christmas Gordon's mom came into town to celebrate with us, since they were spending the next week in Chicago.  William had a blast with his mimi, Uncle G and Aunt Em.  His aunt and uncle know him too well.  They got him an awesome soccer goal for the back yard.  I swear they buy him better gifts than we do.  :) 
We got to spend Christmas in Midland this year.  Anna Grace didn't know what was going on but William was so much fun!  He was so excited about Santa bringing him a big truck, a firetruck and bunchums.  On Christmas morning we all gathered around the tree in our comfy PJs, with our coffee, and opened gifts.  William would pick up one and say, "This one says my name?"  If he saw a "W" any where on the package it was claimed his.  :)  After church that day, we were able to play outside and enjoy the nice warm temperatures (nearly 80 degrees!). 
After opening presents we headed to church for my favorite service of the year.  We've made it a point to constantly remind William that Christmas isn't about Santa, but about baby Jesus being born.  Every night when the Christmas lights came on William would proudly say, "It's baby Jesus' birthday!"  Yes sweet boy, HE is the reason for the season. 

Church with my sweet family of four | Playing with his toys after church | Family :)
These two! | Decorating cookies | He is so in love with "Fifi"
Tummy time and play time | This look of concern washes over his face when she cries | Cookies!

We had such a fun Christmas in Midland!  Gordon and I got to get out one night to see some friends.  We took William to a movie.  The cousins got to play together.  We got to see GG and Pop.  It snowed!  Gordon surprised me with an awesome Christmas gift.  Little lady went to her mama's favorite restaurant, Luigi's, for the first time.  It is a Christmas I'll remember forever!  There is nothing better than being "home" for Christmas with your favorite people, family

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