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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, January 30, 2012

They've got rhythm....

Our kids LOVE to sing and dance... a dance party or "concert" breaks out at least once a day around here and has become one of the funnest parts of my day! Here are a few videos from this past week of them performing. Yes, Rivers has on high heels in one of them, and yes they are using wisks as microphones.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had a busy but extremely joyful Christmas! There are a lot of pictures... and yes, I know it is mid/late January but I just didn't want to forget all of the special times we had celebrating Christ's birth this year!

Madeline wanted to host a Christmas party for her friends. So we had some of her good friends from our church and neighborhood over for a mommy and daughter cookie exchange and tea. It was such a fun time!

Christmas Eve we celebrated with the Frantz side of the family and had a blast as always!

Gloria really excited about her first Christmas

One of the most fun things we did this year with Mike's family is play a Christmas cookie game. The object is to see who could get the Christmas cookie into their mouth from their forehead without using their hands in less than a minute. We did several rounds of this, laughing hysterically all the way through, and Mamaw ended up winning with the amazing time of 4 seconds! Here are some highlights of the game :)

All the cousins minus Lacey and Stella who were in Japan...we missed you guys!
Christmas Eve night
Our big girl had a princess Christmas this year!
Little man only liked opening one gift and then didn't want to open anymore. Finally he opened the rest of his gifts with sissy's help. It was quite funny though.
I loved that Christmas was on Sunday morning. We had a beautiful, sweet time of worship with our beloved church family! And then we spent the afternoon packing up for Mississippi and having dinner with family.

We got to celebrate lots in Mississippi for a week with lots of family. Talented Aunt SuSu made the kids some cowboy and Indian dress up clothes!
Christmas morning "replay" at Papa and Marmie's house

Trying to get a shot with Mamps and Granne and all the great grands... pretty impossible
Papa and Marmie with all of the grands. We were laughing how in 5 years Papa and Marmie have grown from a family of 4 to a family of 10!

Monday, January 23, 2012

She's 8 months old!

Well I'm going to try to do a marathon of blog posts to catch up on the happening through Christmas and the past few weeks.... and to start our baby girl is 8 months old! I totally missed blogging about 7 months so I'll just combine it all in one.

7 months old
At 7 months old our sweetie was army crawling all over the place and sitting for longer periods of time by herself. She loves to play and be involved in the action of our oldest 2 whenever possible. She continues to be a happy little girly and eats solids once or twice a day. She has yet to reject anything I've given her :) She's dropped down to two naps most days and is by far our most flexible child yet, which I'm attributing to her being the third child.

8 months old
This past month there were many milestones. Gloria is crawling everywhere and getting into lots of things! We definitely have a mobile little one on our hands who is curious about the world around her. She babbles all the time words including "mama" "dada" "nanna" "baba" and does this cute little rolling of your tongue like a car motor when she is frustrated. Her two bottom teeth also came in this past month. She has started some finger foods and cheerios is a new found love that combined with drinking out of her sippy cup can keep her entertained for about an hour. She is reaching for people, especially her mama and daddy, whenever she gets upset or hungry. She continues to grow; last week I put her in some 12 month pjs thinking they would be a little big and they fit! It will be interesting to see how much she has grown next month! She continues to be such a big joy to our family! We love you so much baby girl!