Friday, February 20, 2015

Bliss Mabry Poe: Nine Months

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My Sweet Blissful Bliss,
If it were possible, I think I would eat you up with a spoon! Seriously! Daily, I look at you and melt! And, because I’m…once again…almost a month behind at posting your little letter (even though the pics were taken on time)…I’m going to make this short and sweet. IMG_5550IMG_5554IMG_5561
We started your 9th month with a trip to Nana and Pawpaw’s to celebrate Christmas with them and all of your cousins. You had a blast and were loved by everyone! We also celebrated your First New Year’s and loved having your Bubbas both at home from school for the long break. You adore them so! IMG_5571
On top of your love for them, you still LOVE bathtime, started loving Puffs, laugh the loudest for your Daddy and find very little to be sad about. You still don’t want anything to do with baby food but have decided that BIG people food is yummmmyyyy! You’ll devour meatloaf, potatoes, green beans and baskically anything else we put in front of you. It cracks us up that you love it so! IMG_5572
This month, we decided to get serious about the sleeping thing. Going to sleep isn’t a prblem, but you’ve started thinking that few nighttime snacks are necessary. So, instead of ging in to your room, we dediced to see if you could soothe yourself. Thankfully, after a week of working hard, the longest you cried in the night was 20 mintues…and you’re sleeping for 9 to almost 12 hours!!! Praise Jesus! We’re so proud of you…and us! You also take one good nap in your bed a day…for 2-3 hours. The other naps are on the go…when you have two big brothers, you just have to make do!
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It’s a good thing we’re all getting more sleep, because we made a big change to keep Nash home from preschool this semester. You get to observe him learning about all kinds of things and get to tag along to the library and more. Maybe you’ll know all of your letters sooner because of his help! IMG_5584IMG_5587

Some of my favorites from your 9th month are…
Your darling wave…The way you try to eat the food out of our mouths like a little birdie…Watching your pincher fingers pick up your food…The way you beam at your brothers…Your squinchy face…Hearing you say Mama…Watching you talk to yourself in your princess mirror…The way you kick and beam when I pick you up out of your crib…The way you can’t stand it when Daddy wears a hat…When you lay your head on my shoulder and give me “pat pats”…How you still love to put your feet in your mouth…Watching you start to explore…The way you “waa waaa waaa” with the back of your hand…Seeing you pull up in your bed…Watching you peek around things/corners to look for us…How expressive you are with your hands…and I’m sure so much more! IMG_5590IMG_5593
So, as promised…I’m going to keep this short and sweet and remind you, for the thousandth time…that I adore you and am so very thankful you’re mine!
I love you, Bliss Priss Pot!
Momma
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9 months old Quinn Davis Nash Baylor Bliss Mabry
How much do you weigh? 19 lbs. 7 oz. (50%) 22 lbs. 14 oz. (90%) 17 lbs. 8 oz. (35%)
How tall are you? 27.5 inches (50%) 28 inches (60%) 27 inches (35%)
Number of Teeth six six four (barely)
When did you crawl? almost 9 months 7 months 8 months

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Monday, February 02, 2015

“her eyes, her eyes…

…make the stars look like they’re not shinin’ …
She’s so beautiful…and I tell her everyday!”IMG_5611

{Christmas Eve 2014}

I think Christmas Eve is my favorite. The anticipation of what’s to come is truly the best! And, when it’s our baby girl’s first Christmas Eve, the excitement is almost too much to bear.

After a fun day, we got all dressed up for our Christmas Eve services at church. IMG_5204

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The first service was for the kids…full of bells, “snow”, stories and glow sticks! Seriously precious and fun!
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Then, Mammer, Slickpaw and ThePoeFam (minus Daddy because he had to prepare for the next candlelight service) grabbed a quick, fancy Christmas Eve dinner at DQ.
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For the second candlelight service, our little family got the honor and privilege of carrying Baby Jesus down to the nativity at the front of the sanctuary. What a precious reminder of the REAL reason for this magical season!
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Next, it was time to come home, get our new jammies on and go look at Christmas lights! But, first, Daddy had a new tradition to share with us! He made us all the most amazing and special spoon dolls/figures. It melted me!
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Bliss got “Mommy” and I got “Rachel!” Presh!
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I mean, have you EVER!?!? I love them and cherish the keepsake that they’ll forever be!
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After a fun drive around looking at all of the lights in our neighborhood, it was time to get home and put the cookies out for Santa. I love the excitement my tummy still feels as I go to bed on Christmas Eve….magic…dreamy…thankful!
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“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~Peg Bracken

We had a full Christmas season…just like everyone and just like every year. But, how I love it. All of the prep…the details…the traditions…the memories…it’s my VERY favorite time of year.

Here’s a peek at some of ThePoeFam’s Christmas memories from the days leading up to Christmas in 2014…
full of LOTS of family TIME and more LOVE than could be measured!

Our house…all decorated for Christmas for the first time…IMG_5037
Peeky’s magical and much anticipated return…
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My Crazy Cute Christmas Light Crew…

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Let’s just take a minute and enjoy the beauty of this performance.
A few things to look/listen for…
1. Bliss signing along
2. Nash’s mouth as he sings…what the heck?
3. When he obviously notices his baby sister and sings directly to her.
4. When “the star” gets in his way and he takes it upon himself to move.
I laugh out loud every time!
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Hosting the Youth Leader’s Christmas party…
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Dressing festive for church…
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Spending lots of time oohing and ahhing over this little love in her pretty, Christmas room…2014-12-03 001 0682014-12-03 001 0722014-12-03 001 0752014-12-03 001 077

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Making the Nice List x3…
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A fun trip through Bethlehem City…IMG_7907

A visit from Rudolph himself…IMG_7939IMG_7940IMG_7941

Fun at Market Street…
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Admiring the neighbors decor…This was our fave…IMG_8011


White Elephant Party with the Youth Group…IMG_8034

Mailing Christmas cards…
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Attending the 2nd grade Christmas party…IMG_5103

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{this series is pure greatness…}
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Quinn’s wonderful teachers…
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A family adventure to the EggNoggin’ Retreat…
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Hearing these annoying, dancing/singing toys a few hundred times…


Swooning over our Santa Baby…
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Wrapping gifts…and surprising the kids with which was theirs…
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Dressing Bliss in My First Christmas dress…
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Wrestling…ALWAYS wrestling…
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Christmas shopping {and getting her two front teeth…
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Cookie decorating…IMG_5176IMG_5177IMG_5178IMG_5180IMG_5183IMG_5187IMG_5186

Memories with Peeky…{when he lets us play with him and he won’t loose his magic…}IMG_5189IMG_5192

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And enough laughter and joy to {hopefully} carry us through until we get to do it all over again!!!

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