Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Friday, July 30, 2010

Our OutSTANDING Little Girl

Laylie has been crawling everywhere now these days. She also can stand up holding on to everything that is a tad bit higher than she is. One of her favorite things is to stand in her crib waiting and looking at the door for Mommy or Daddy to enter and pull her out of her sleeping spot. She always greets us with a big smile and jumps up and down with delight. How can you not pull her right out of bed and kiss her little cheeks? Man, she is so darn cute! Now that she is standing we had to lower her crib all the way down to the floor and somehow she still manages to get cute little teeth marks on the beautiful crème bed railing. Those little markings will be there forever I must say.

She really enjoys standing in front of the fridge, looking at all the yummy food as I make lunch or dinner. She loves pulling out all of her diapers, wipes and toys out of the toy box and somehow manages to get mommy to pick it all up afterwards. Every little stage is a joy and I am excited to see her continue to grow into the little girl God has made her to be.

I wanted to share a cute short story that happen recently. Laylie bonked her head on one of her toys. I picked her up and snuggled her as she cried. After a long sob and some good tears she leaned over, kissed me back a few times, smiled and went on her way to play with her toys again. A true thank you for making her feel all better. Pure JOY!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The sweet 9 months of life

When I found out I was pregnant with Laylie, every month I would stand by the wall with the same black shirt and the same black sweatpants month by month taking a sweet photo of my belly. Each month my belly would grow bigger and bigger. Now, my tummy has shrunk and now it's time to share with you what I have been taking pictures of now each month…An adorable little baby girl in the same spot and on the same blanket month by month. Each square inch of Laylie is so sweet and perfect. My heart just can’t get enough of her and I can't believe that she is growing up so fast. From a tiny little peanut to a 9 month old baby who is filled with smiles and joy. I know Laylie will enjoy looking back at each photo seeing how she grew from in the tummy to a toddler and the greatest part is I get to watch it all unfold.

Laylie turned 9 months this month and it makes me think she now has reached the same amount of time being in the womb, growing into the little person she is, as she has out in this world.

1 Week

1 Month

2 Months

3 Months

4 Months

5 months

6 Months

7 Months

8 Months

And Now....9 Months

Monday, July 19, 2010

Capturing Moments as Cousins

My sweet sister Lisa took some adorable pictures of Laylie and my nephew Dugan at the park. We had so much fun making funny faces and jumping up and down to get the two kiddos to smile. Laylie would not smile for the life of us which is so crazy cause that girl smiles 24/7. Lisa still captured some awesome and sweet photos of the two cousins being together.

Side Note: The hat that Laylie wore in the photos is the same hat I wore when I was a little girl.

Enjoy the “oh so cute” pictures….

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Celebration

I love holidays because I get to spend time with family, eat yummy food and celebrate. It has been extra special this year for Jason and I because we get to share it with our sweet little Laylie. This was Laylie’s first 4th of July and I had so much fun getting her dressed up and cooing over her all day long. We had a wonderful time with family this year and we enjoyed every minute of it. To begin our celebration, we started the day off at my parents house for some fun and celebration. We ate a yummy lunch, had great conversation and took lots of pictures. For dinner we headed to Jason’s parents house and they had the most delicious spread of food. BBQ crab legs, ribs, watermelon, corn, potatoes and dessert. Laylie had a blast playing with her cousins. Later that night, as we got into bed, we heard the fireworks going off right at the stroke of 9. Maybe next year we will see them in action and show Laylie what fireworks are all about. What a wonderful first 4th of July for our sweet baby girl.

Our Little Family

Our Adorable Sailor Girl

Me and My Sweetpea

The Girls in their Red, White and Blue

Grandma Norma, Mama Jeanelle, Sis Lisa, Aunt Beth, Laylie and I

Our New Backyard

The last few weeks Laylie and I have been going out to our little patio to enjoy a few rays of sunshine. I would have to lay down a picnic blanket on the hard cement because the rest of our yard is taken over with our big palm trees and plants. We would play on the picnic blanket, eat lunch together and Laylie would swing in her swing. She loves being outside, exploring and tasting everything. Tasting…I mean leaves, dirt, pieces of bark and anything she can get her hands on. I don’t quite understand this because I would think these things taste absolutely disgusting but she seems to try and taste them every time we go out to play.

As we were playing one day I got to thinking, “it would be so nice if we had grass.” Grass would be perfect for our baby girl to play on, to lay our picnic blanket on and even for our dog Gypsy to have more room in our backyard. I mentioned this to my most loving and amazing husband and he thought it would be a grand idea. Jason went to work that weekend with my dad, taking out all the plants, digging up all the trees, and scrapping all the dirt. We laid down fresh grown grass and I have to say it is the loveliest backyard for us to enjoy and play in now. It brings a smile my face every time I do the dishes and look out our kitchen window. I know this summer we will be having so much fun enjoying being outside on our lovely grass area. Thank you to the awesome men in my life…Jason and my dad for making a perfect place for Laylie and I to play on and enjoy the sunshine this summer.

Here is the picture before – it is extra messy because they are working and taking out the trees.

Here is the picture after - our grassy picnic and play yard…isn’t it perfect?