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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Monday, May 30, 2011

2 Weeks

We have been home with our baby girl for a little over 2 weeks now. Besides a little bit of jaundice, Gloria has been the easiest, most laid back baby so far. She eats good, sleeps good, and is pretty content in general. Madeline is thrilled to have a baby sister and has been such a little helper. Though Rivers wasn't so sure at first about Gloria, he has grown to love her really quickly. He loves to kiss the top of her head and when she is awake loves showing her toys to play with. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past 2 weeks of our baby girl.

Friday, May 27, 2011

3 Years Old!!!

This is about a week late, but we've been a little busy :) Last Thursday our big girl turned 3! For her birthday we took her to Chick fil A for breakfast, which she deems her "favorite" breakfast... I think because she can have chicken nuggets for breakfast and then play. Then we spent the rest of the day playing outside in some beautiful weather. Mamaw came over for a little birthday party for dinner including a princess cake. Just a week after having a baby it was just a small party, but we had a blast with our sweet girl.
I can't believe it. Time has flown since she was born. It is amazing to me the transformation Madeline has gone through the past year. She is no longer a baby, but completely a little girl. We are so blessed to have her as a daughter! Happy Birthday precious girl! We love you so much!

YEAH... If you can't tell she is really into princesses :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

How Time Flies!

Last week I washed all of Madeline's baby clothes to get them ready for Gloria's arrival. It was so nostalgic to remember her wearing each and every thing I washed. For most of them I could recall specific days with her as a baby. It also reminded me just how fast the time has flown by! I can't believe that she is about to be 3 in a little less than 2 weeks.

This is one of my favorite little "baby girl" dresses

This is Maddie in it one Sunday after church when she was about a month old. I can't wait to have Gloria here, and to see if she'll look like Madeline :)

My Big Girl now. Though it seems like just yesterday she was that tiny.

Gloria update: I'm between 2 and 3 cm dialated and have had some contractions this week. It's just a waiting game now. My Dr. wants to induce me on Thursday, so please pray she comes before then! We are all so ready to meet our sweet baby girl!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scary Monster

Madeline has been hiding from monsters lately. I'm not sure she is even aware what a monster is, but she will build a little fort under her bed, the dining room table, her closet, and whisper "I'm hiding from monsters!" She's not scared, just thinks it's a fun game. So last night after dinner she and Rivers were again busy in her room making a little hiding place in her closet from monsters. Michael thought it would be funny to actually be a monster she could hide from. He put on a mask he got over in Papua New Guinea and this is what entailed...

We never expected Rivers to be scared of the monster. It took a while of daddy holding him and showing him the mask isn't real. By the end of the night Madeline was wearing it and making funny noises and he was laughing, so I don't think there was any real harm done!