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A Visit From Grandma, Grandpa, & Lexi

What a lovely weekend we had! Gabby and I started our weekend early Friday morning.  We traveled to meet Gabby's newest second cousin, Blakeleigh.  What a precious little angel she is! Gabby was surprisingly well behaved and didn't get too jealous when I held her.  Brandy even allowed Gabby to hold her (a brave endeavor if you ask me) and I am proud to say, Blakeleigh survived with no bumps or bruises.  Newborns always amaze me.  I don't think there is any way to get closer to God (on Earth that is) than holding a newborn baby. It's truly amazing!  We enjoyed visiting with Grandma, GiGi, Great Aunt Lisa, Brandy, Great Aunt Christine, and Blakeleigh, but Gabby declared it was time to go around 5:30.  She was excited to get home and see her Grandma, Grandpa, and Lexi.

We arrived home promptly three hours after her declaration and to my surprise Gabby stayed up a few hours visiting with everyone, due to her excitement in their arrival.  The next morning we ate breakfast a…

Happy Mother's Day

This was my fourth Mother's Day.  It's hard to believe that I have been  a mom that long, wow! We had a lovely and peaceful day.  We ate at Freebirds, which Gabby loved because they have loud music she could dance to and we made her foil sculptures of a cat and rose.  Then we went to the mall and bought some make up I wanted.  Finally, it was time to go home.  Gabby fell asleep on the way home, which is bitter sweet, because she stayed up past 11:00 that night.  On the up side, it meant a few nice hours to relax and watch whatever I wanted to on t.v. (because Michael informed me I wasn't allowed to clean).  My Mom and Dad came over and we enjoyed a ribeye steak for dinner.  I know it doesn't sound like an exciting day, but it was nice having a day where nothing was expected of me and we could just relax for a change.

Oh, Gabby and Michael gave me the sweetest gift, a few days early because Michael couldn't wait.  They painted coasters for me that had an imprint of …

Sweet Dreams

Even on the toughest days of parenting once they are asleep all is forgotten.  Doesn't she look like an angel sleeping?  It's very rare that she naps during the day so the opportunity to document her sleeping is rare.
 This was a particularly trying day.  Gabby wouldn't listen to a thing I said, but she woke up with a clean slate and in a slightly better mood. Thank goodness!


Baby Girl's First Mani/Pedi

Yesterday Grandma and I took Gabby for her first manicure and pedicure.  I've wanted to do this for a very long time, but I wanted to make sure she was old enough to experience that this was a special treat.  "Aunt KK" (my best friend, Kasey), told us about a place that has a special chair for little girls, so naturally that is the place we chose. 


Gabrielle and I had a difficult morning due to her behavior, (she's had an ear infection for over two weeks so I am trying to cut her some slack, poor baby) so a relaxing, fun activity was needed, for both of us to unwind and calm down.


Grandma, Gabby, and I arrived at the spa and chose our nail color.  Gabby settled on light pink finger nails, bright pink toe nails, and green flowers.  I decided to have them simply paint her nails rather than a full pedicure, because I wasn't sure how long her attention span would be.  She was highly interested in the water, so I suppose next time we may let her try a full pedicure. …