Sunday, January 15, 2017

6 months

9 months

So, I got a little lot behind, but here's the latest!
Mattie Mae, you are nine months old! How can it be? Weren't you just born the other week? Well, now a days, you are doing lots of new thing. You stand up in your crib, you have pulled up on the couch, you wave hey and bye. You had your first Christmas and enjoyed opening the gifts and playing with your new toys! You weigh 18 pounds, 6 ounces and are 28 inches tall. You wear 9-12 month clothes and size 2 or 3 shoes. You can get to sitting from laying. You started crawling this month, just in time to get to the Christmas tree. You also had your first ear infection and cold. boo. You want your Mama most of the time and are excellent at finding all the tiny things on the floor. You still wake up at least one or twice a night. You love to eat baby food, yogurt, advocados, and nurse every 3 hours. We love you sooo much and are thankful beyond words to have you as the baby of our family.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

22 Questions with Pate

Interview with Pate at 5

1. What is your favorite color? Blue

2. What is your favorite toy? Blaze

4. What is your favorite TV show? Blaze and the Monster Machines

3. What is your favorite store? Toys R US

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? turkey and cheese

6. What is your favorite thing to wear? superman shirt and fast pants

7. What is your favorite game? football

8. What is your favorite snack? fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal? tiger

10. What is your favorite song? Jesus Loves Me

11. What is your favorite book? Blaze book

12. Who is your best friend? Caleb

13. What is your favorite restaurant? Mexican

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play football 

15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite

16.What is your favorite candy? gummy worms

17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes

18. What do you not like to do? take a picture

19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? tiger and bunny and eeyore

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a football player

21. What is your favorite movie? Cars

22. What was your favorite part of being four? going to the museum 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunday Funnies

Yesterday, Pate asked me something about how God and Jesus were the same thing, while we were riding in the car. I said, "Yes, they are the same but they're also different," as I tried to explain the Trinity to him in four year old terms. I was telling him about how God the Father, God the Son, Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit are three different people, but one in the same. Alabama says, "Yeah, Pate, you know, just like that stuff in our bathtub. It's shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. 3-in-1." Lol!!! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

5 months

Sweet baby, you are 5 months old now! You're growing up way too fast to be the last baby! You weigh 16 pounds and wear 3-6 month clothes. Some of those are a little tight now. Your hair is getting a lot lighter. I still think there's a little bit of red in it, too. You haven't got any teeth, but drool constantly. You can reach for toys and love to put necklaces, etc, in your mouth. You have held yourself up with some assistance a few times. You got in the pool for the first time when we went swimming with Ana and John. You sleep in your crib now, except when you were sick this past month. :( You had yucky congestion and a cough. You do a "silent laugh" which is so funny. You found your toes and love to play with them while you're on your back. You can also roll to your side but haven't rolled all the way over. You do turn all around though!  You like to play in the exersaucer now and are walking around with it! You still play with the baby gym and sit in the bumbo, too. You love your passy but have also sucked your thumb a few times this month. We went to church one day and forgot it and you sucked your fingers and went to sleep. I was shocked! You're such a sweet baby and everyone tells me how beautiful and how good you are.

You did not want to sit here for this picture. You kept pushing up with your feet and falling over. 

After church

Swimming in your cute bikini

Atlanta for Papa's birthday

My favorite Carter's outfit

B and JJ came to see us!

The first day of school in your Beaufort Bonnet outfit

This little piggy

Date night with Aunt Ashley, Uncle Wal, and Annabelle

Celebrating my birthday at Sconyers with the family

Pate climbing up to check on you. Sweet brother. :)
 We love you more and more every day. I'm just so very thankful for your precious life. I know God has great plans for you and I'm excited to see you grow! Just not too fast. :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer 2016

As it feels like our summer is coming to a close, I wanted to write about the things that we've done this summer and what we still want to do! We will start back with school on August 15th. We have joined a co op this year and are excited about the new opportunities there. I'm a little nervous about my music class but I know it will all come together and be fine! :) So, even though summer isn't over, and even when it technically is, the days are still warm and we will still have time to do some fun things. 

This summer we've: 
Completed the Library's Summer Reading Challenges 
Went to the {Atlanta} Zoo
Played outside
Watched TV
Went swimming several times with friends
Picked blueberries
Alabama went to Ballet camp and Art camp
Monkey Joe's
Visited Alicia in Atlanta (ha! that's a fun nickname!) (oh, and Audra in Athens is funny, too!)
Spent the day in Decatur
Ate ice cream
Slept in
Went to VBS 
Went to story times 
Rode the trolley
Cleaned out the craft room
Pate is playing T-Ball
Went to Greenwood to see Aunt Ann
Visited with Nana
Drew lots of pictures
Went to the lake with Georgia
Set up the bookcase with new school books
Lots of Chick fil A
Went to the park
Met sweet baby Annabelle
Ate donuts
Painted the dining room white
Rode on the Augusta Canal
Had Mattie Mae's picture made
Went to the movies 
Playdates with friends
Thrift store shopping
Built Kids Alive set
Girls Night
Visited residents at the GWV Nursing Home 
Late nights at church on the lawn

Some things still on our list:
Eat lunch with Adam
Go to the Thomson Museum
Go to the beach
Plan out our school year
Send out more Happy Mail
Craft some gifts
Make popsicles
Bake cookies
Post more on Sterling Oak Vintage
Ride our boat on the lake
Take the full Trolley tour downtown

Wow, when you write it out, we've had a full, fun summer! Even though we didn't take a big family trip this year, we still managed to make it a great one! Hoping to check a few more things off soon! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Funnies

The other week, I told Blue to tell Alabama his whole name. He told me, "That not Bama. That my wittle Mama." So true, Blue! ha!

Pate likes to make up jokes. His funniest one yet has been: What do you call a banana that's old? A Nana! ha!