Sunday, September 30, 2012

8 Months Old!

Marlie Grace is 8 months old!  Holy Toledo, where has 8 months gone?  Marlie is such a sweet spirited little girl.  She laughs all the time, has a smile on her face constantly and really just lights up the world as far as I am concerned!  At 8 months Marlie is saying two words - momma and dada.  I will just leave it at that, doesn't really matter which came first does it?  She also can say bababa and loves to blow bubbles.  She has found it is especially fun to blow bubbles right when a spoon full of odd colored baby food hits her lips.  Ha! Little bit is one more well positioned rock from crawling.  She is SO close!!  It seems way to soon for this.  She just cannot wait to get going.  Now, don't get me wrong.  She can absolutely get to wherever or whatever she wants.  She rocks, she rolls, she scoots and reaches to grab everything within site.  We have tried tons of baby food and have now even started a couple of finger foods. Just puffs and shredded cheese but she thinks this is a HUGE deal!  She just grins from ear to ear. Marlie loves the water, loves to be outside and loves to watch Coco and her sister!  She takes two good naps and usually sleeps through the night.  All and all, Ms. Priss is just an absolute joy to be around.

Trying out her pool for the first time...

 Soaking in the sun
 I mean seriously....... look at this girl!
 And a little of this has started!  For the first time I have seen Marlie really interacting with Madie.  And by interacting I mean trying to grab her, take whatever she has and laugh out loud about it!  It is actually my very favorite thing to watch - these two beginning to enjoy each other. 
 Who can concentrate on pictures when there are these things to grab!!

 We love you Marlie Grace, can't wait to see what the next month brings.  But listen to your momma, it would be OK to slow down just a bit.  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Away

I had an extra long weekend this weekend so the girls and I headed west to see Mimi and Granddaddy!  I will say there are a lot of smiles in the pictures but that is because all were taken during the day.  Ha!  Nighttime was a little more challenging and let's just say I hope Mimi and Granddaddy took a good long nap on Sunday!  :)

Madie making her first EVER banana split with Mimi. Somehow Granddad got the credit.  Sneaky. Sneaky. Ha!
 Marlie Grace was super excited to be back in Abilene
 When in Rome.......
 The best part of the whole trip was that by the time we left every time you asked Madie who this was she said "my Mommy!"  That's right - all my dreams coming to fruition - someone thinks I am Wonder Woman!
 Mimi always has the very best ideas!

 Marlie really loved playing with all Mimi and Granddaddy's toys
 Daddy attempted to get a good shot of me and my girls but this was the best we did.  Boy, I look tired.  Ha!
Even if the nights were sleepless, it's worth it all to see how very much my girls loving visiting my parents.  Madie has talked about "Abean" quite a bit lately!

Monday, September 3, 2012

7 Months

 Oh my Marlie Grace - how sweet can one girl be?  The past 7 months have gone by in an absolute flash but Marlie is so, so very precious that each moment has been cherished. At 7 months MG is a roly, roly poly!  She is EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING!  She wants to chase her sister so bad it just makes me laugh.  Marlie has a smile that will light up a room, and she is always smiling!  She giggles a lot, loves taking baths with Madie, loves her (and Madie's) toys, and really just loves life. There is nothing that escapes her watchful eye.  She has the most adorable little dimples, I could just eat this little girl up she is so adorable!  Mars is a great eater and we have yet to find a food she doesn't like.  Ha!  She and Madie really interact these days and it is fun to watch.  Marlie just smiles at Madie and thinks she is the greatest.  Let's face it, God showed us some favor in these two precious sisters.  :)  I am SO looking forward to what the future holds for Marlie but have absolutely no doubt that everyone that ever comes in contact with this little girl will feel what pure joy is like.  We love you with all our hearts and souls Marlie Grace!

Fossil Rim

Mike and I have been talking about taking the girls to Glen Rose for months and finally took advantage of a Monday vacation to do just that.  It was a hit!  

Madie spotting her first animal
 "BIG DEER" she would say in a really deep voice!
 Marlie Grace enjoying the ride.  She thought this was awesome!  She babbled the entire time.  

Here kitty, kitty........I don't know, just sounded right.  
 Madie was so happy she kept saying "want a hug?"!  A couple of times she just threw her hands up in the air and said "woohoo!"  These are the moments that making being a parent the greatest thing in the world.  
 Ha!  Madie was not fond of the animals actually sticking their heads in the car!  
 Stretching our legs........
 And petting goats.  
 We put food on our sunroof and the giraffe ate it off!  I thought this was the best idea ever.  I may have been the only one!  Madie thinks the giraffe tried to eat her car.  Ha!!

 Self portrait
 Love these animals!!
 This caused me to pause a bit....  I can only imagine my life 14 years from now when this little girl really takes the wheel.  Let's just say I hope she learns to focus.  Ha!