Tuesday, December 23, 2008

6 Months Old

I can’t believe Lola is 6 months, it’s going by so fast. She still is a generally happy baby, though we have had a horrible month in the sleeping dept (praying it is just a phase, I think she spoiled us early on when she started sleeping through the night at 2 months). Lola is starting to sit up and still toothless. She whines when she wants something, which generally has to do with food. If she sees her bottle in the making, you better get ready for a fit. She has also started to notice everything we eat or drink, she tries to grab it all. Funny thing, she always hums every time she eats baby food (Andrew also did this as a baby). She has eaten everything, even peas and green beans.

Measurement Photos

We are headed to Atlanta in the morning for Christmas with my family. Then off to West Virginia for a little snow skiing vacation. We are driving in a 12 passenger van with my whole family, pray for us or them (Lola’s first road trip)…

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Opryland


We made it out to Opryland this past weekend to see all the lights, decorations & the water show. I remember there being more lights & decorations last time I went at Christmas, but it was still really pretty. Lola just sat back in her stroller and took everything in, I think she enjoyed herself.



Lola has not been as enamored with the Christmas tree & lights as we thought she would be. She only goes for the presents under the tree. If she is on the floor, somehow she makes her way to the presents. Below is what I usually find…



Thursday, December 11, 2008

HO, HO, HO!


Lola & Santa (someone needs to tell me where the cheap, dollar store Santa is. We went to Green Hills Mall out of convenience and spent $14.99 + tax for one photo). It’s awfully cute though!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Your It!

I have been doubled tagged (Tracy, Casey). I am supposed to pick my 4th picture from my 4th folder and explain, then tag 4 more people. So here goes! This is a photo of Lola when she was about 5-6 weeks old. It was after her first trip to church. I so wanted a sweet little picture in her dress, well this is what I got. I tag Joni, Lori, Angie & Chris Anne.

O Christmas Tree & More


We have had our tree up for a week or so now. I thought Lola would be more fascinated with the lights, but she goes straight for the bows on the presents! Here are a few photos of her helping decorate the tree.


Eating a bow


All warm in our bear suit

All spiffy with Daddy

Here are a few pics of the hat I made her


Sitting up in the bath

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Really?

Lola is still loosing so much hair. Every morning when I get her out of her crib, there is a big pile of hair left on the sheet! When will it stop falling out?




Lola's beautiful full head of hair (taken 2 days after she was born)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving


We had a super Thanksgiving holiday, filled with family and food. We were in Nashville for Thanksgiving Day, and then headed to Atlanta on Friday for the weekend (after I woke up Friday morning at 4 am to go shopping). Lola enjoyed her first helping of sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving Day, we could not feed her fast enough.

Tom the Turkey

Lola & Grandpa Buff

Enjoying Cousin Caleb’s Sweet Tunes

Uncle JC (check out Lola's gut)

Fun Duds (overalls)

Sweet Cousin Beau

We have so much to be thankful for this year, God has so richly blessed our family. I am especially thankful for Wanda. Wanda was Andrew’s grandfather’s wife and she passed away last Friday. She was such a kind and caring person that had a special place in her heart for the disabled. I always loved the fact that Wanda was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She was always working around the house or on the farm. I am so happy she was able to spend a little time with Lola. She will be greatly missed.

Monday, November 24, 2008

5 Months Old & First Shopping Trip


Our big girl is 5 months today! Judging from the above photo, I think she was surprised about how quickly the time has gone by. She is still a sweet and generally happy baby. She is sleeping well again at night, but really fighting those naps. She would sleep for hours if we held her, but the crib is for napping so Mama can get something done. She has been really sweet at bath/bed time, giving big smiles and kisses. She opens her mouth wide when excited and has started sticking out her tongue.

Flying High


Measurement Photos


Love My Daddy

Blues Eyes

There is My Tongue

Crazy Hair

This past weekend we went on a girls shopping trip to Birmingham (my Mom, Grandmother, Kristen, Cousins Kim & Wendy, Lola & I). To say the least, I think we have a shopper on our hands. We were at the mall all day on Saturday and the only time I took Lola out of the stroller was to eat or change her diaper.

My grandmother made us all matching aprons, she made Lola a little apron too.

Wendy wearing my Grandmother’s satin sleeping cap

Kim & Lola in their G Suits

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sweet Mess

Lola is my little sweet mess, with messy hair. I think she does something new everyday, it’s amazing. Last week I was able to have a girls night with some friends from college, we had so much fun at dinner. Kate, Rebecca, Chris Anne & I got together for a play date on Friday. The kids had a great time, below are a few photos.



This is the only photo of Kate's little Sam (far right) I got all day!

Campbell, Lola, Andrew & Ella Grace

Campbell was so good at holding Lola

This week we were able to go to Colton’s house to play. It’s fun because they are so close in age. Here they are flapping away!



Below is a video of Lola trying to sit up...

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And the Giggle box video, she laughed tons this week!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall

I love fall! Above is a photo of one of the trees in our front yard. The colors have finally started to change and everything is beautiful. We have been really busy, but here are a few snapshots. Lola is getting louder and more active everyday.

What up homie

We love our walks

All dressed up for church