Thursday, March 29, 2012

11 Months

March 13, 2012
Sadie Lady, you are eleven months old and this is how you like to handle your photo sessions these days.
Getting your picture isn't as easy as it used to be.
How on earth are you 11 months old? You aren't my tiny little baby anymore.
You sure are pretty though!
Here are a few things you have going on this month:
-You wear size 12 month clothes and a size 4 diaper
-I don't know how much you weigh but I'm guessing around 23 lbs
-You still get 4 bottles of formula but we are working on replacing one of those with a sippy cup of milk. Thank goodness you like milk.
-You don't eat a lot but you aren't picky at all. This month you have shown your love for turnip greens. You choose them over anything else on your plate. You still love anything with cheese and blueberries.
-You have had peanut butter and jelly and you like it a lot too.
-You now have 4 teeth and are working on 2 more. My biggest complaint with teething is that you wake up around 6:30.
-You are all over the place. You aren't walking but you are cruising everywhere and standing on your own for a split second.
-I know I say this every month but this month you have stepped it. You talk ALL THE TIME. It is a mouthful of gibberish. You have complete conversations with yourself. People tell me all the time how amazed they are that you "talk" so much.
-You have added "blueberry" to your list of words as well as "Patsie" (this is her Sunday school teacher) and you have perfected "big dog." People don't believe me that you can say blueberry but it is true. I have it on video.
-You say "me-me-me" when you want to be held, want me to give you a toy or a bite of food, or whatever.
-You smile all the time. You spend most of your day happy, laughing and playing. When we are out in public you smile at everyone we see. I love it when people say, "She's such a happy baby!" because it is true. You really are.
-There is a small part of your day, however, that is filled with a very high pitched scream and a few fits. I'm not a fan of either. You are full of personality and it is so sweet but I'm afraid you're going to be a little strong willed as well.
-You love Patty-Cake, Zaccheus, If You're Happy and You Know It.
-You LOVE LOVE LOVE to dance. When music starts you open up your mouth in amazement and start breaking it down. I can say "shake your booty" and you shake it.
-You love to play with your books, Violet, your babies, your push/walking toy, and boxes.
-You are still obsessed with babies. You get so excited when you see one. I think you forget that you are a baby too.
-You would love it if I let you play with cords, the fire place, wall outlets, the toilet paper roll, the diaper champ, etc.
-You LOVE Jules. When your Jules is around you prefer her over me. :) It doesn't hurt my feelings though because I am thankful you love her. She is very good to you.
-You've also become a daddy's girl. You cry when he puts you down or gives you to me. Luckily I know you love your momma so I don't mind. You're a lucky little girl to have so many people who love you.
Sadie, no matter how old you are or how big you get you will always be my pretty baby. It has been a lot of fun watching your little personality develop. You aren't always easy but it is great seeing you learn and explore new things. I love that you'll put your head on my shoulder or give me a hug. It makes me want to freeze time and keep you like this forever. Your daddy and I thank God for blessing us with you. We don't deserve you but we're thankful. We love you, little lady!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Faces of Defiance

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On a Mission

This is my friend Shannon.

A couple of weeks ago one she sent me a text telling me she has an opportunity to go on a mission trip. I can't give specific details about the trip but trust me its an amazing trip. She learned about the possibility of her going last minute so she struggled with whether or not she could go. Could she get the days off from work? Could she afford it? Luckily God doesn't do anything "last minute". She has been granted time off from work and now she is working hard to raise money.
My cousin Joyce learned of her mission trip and offered to help her. She is letting Shannon host a Thirty One party where some of the proceeds will go directly towards her mission trip. How wonderful is that?!?! If you aren't familiar with Thirty One now would be a good time to change that. It's an amazing company and has GREAT products.
Here's where you all come in. All you have to do is go here ,click on Events, then click on Shannon Newman, and start shopping. You only have until 3/29/12 so don't wait. They have SO many great items right now which would be perfect for summer vacations, family pool time, etc. I have my eye on a few things myself. If you need a gift for someone why not buy from this site and also help Shannon and her mission trip?!? We are not all called to go on trips around the world but if you're a Christian you are called to missions.

"19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:19-20

For some this is going on the trips, for others it is being a financial supporter, and for all of us it is the call to prayer.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Birthday Invite Photo Session

When I started thinking about how I wanted Sadie's birthday invitation to look I decided I wanted to include a picture of her. I have a nice camera but have NO clue how to use it. Sad, huh? Instead of taking a picture of Sadie that "would work" for the invite I asked my friend Ashley if she would take a couple of her instead. I knew Ashley would do a MUCH better job than I would. I was right. She did. It was so hard for me to decide which picture to use for the invitation. I will share the one I picked along with the invitation soon but here are some of my other favorites from that day.

I love these so much! Ashley is going to take Sadie's 12 month pictures in a few of weeks and she is going to photograph her birthday party. I am so thankful for her and the great job she does taking pictures of my little love.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Christian Chicken

Today has been a big day in Sadie's life. She had Christian Chicken for the first time this morning. For those of you who don't know, Christian Chicken is Chick-fil-A. My friend Laurie started calling it this and it stuck (I think it was Laurie).

Because I love Sadie I ordered her chicken minis. Here is what she thought about them.

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Big Girls...

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...blow bubbles with Jules firetrucks
...don't sit in bouncy seats
...have ponytails french fries with ketchup their devotion
...ride in umbrella strollers.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bunny Lovin

Sadie has developed a deep love for her bunny. She makes sure Bunny leaves the crib when she does and accompanies her during bottle time.

Bunny has also made it to the breakfast table.