Sunday, September 07, 2014

Good Bye White Carpet!!!

For our anniversary this year, Matt and I decided it was time to replace our floors. Even though we’ve only lived in our home for 7 months…and even though the people before us did a great job keeping this white carpet clean…we were less successful. Three kids…1 dog…and lots of visitors makes for some pretty NASTY white carpet. We could stand it NO longer!

On the first day of school, we cleared away all of the furniture and surprised the boys with a painting party. They thought it was crazy and loved paining all over the living room!

Then, the next 3 days were filled with diligent workers laying our new floor. We are SO happy with the outcome and SO thankful that we don’t have to worry about white carpet any more! It completely changed the look and feel of our house!
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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Selfie Generation

selfie: noun
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfi  (also selfy)
A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer.
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One morning about a week ago, I walked in Bliss’ room to find this…All three of my children huddled around my phone attempting to take a selfie. Sadly, it didn’t work…but, at least I captured the moment. What a different childhood they have from mine..but, I’m so thankful for all of the thousands of memories that are so easily captured! IMG_4022IMG_4023IMG_4024

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bliss Mabry Poe: Four Months

IMG_3965Oh my sweet, sweet girl,
I adore you! Having you around is bringing your whole family so much joy!…more than I could have dreamed!!! You are happy…blissful really…living so preciously up to your beautiful name. I still look at you sometimes and cry at the fact that you’re here…and that you’re mine. I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness. IMG_3963IMG_3967
We had such a fun month…staying busy, like always. First, we went on a “Tour of Texas” vacation and you got to visit friends in Allen, grandparents in Abilene and more! You were such a great traveler and didn’t mind your pack-and-play one bit. You were quite the show-stopper at gatherings with Mommy’s friends and at your Sip & See at Mammer’s. You also got to visit Baylor for the first time. It was a quick stop but so special for us to show you where Mommy and Daddy met. After our trip, we spent lazy days at home…swimming, helping Daddy in the new youth building at church and making memories with your Bubbas. You went to the nursery at church for the first time and loved it…and were loved!  We did LOTS of back-to-school shopping, watched Daddy play soccer and sent your big brothers back to school. We have lots of girl time ahead of us!!  IMG_3974
This month you really started talking and cooing. It’s the cutest thing in the world! We all love to hear you babble and watch you smile You’re so very serious about what you’re saying! You also blow bubble and zerberts all of the time. It makes us all laugh! Speaking of laughing…you do it ALL of the time…especially at Quinn and Nash. But, the bad thing is, you often get the hiccups and throw up a little if we get you laughing too hard. It’s a true “gut buster!” But, it takes half of a second to have big smiles and laughs all over again. I catch myself saying, “Don’t make her laugh right now…she’ll throw up…she just ate!” Mercy. IMG_3975
You are truly mesmerized by your brothers. They catch your eye and get so much of your sweet attention. I think they’re too rough with you…pulling your arms and clapping your hands…or patting your belly…or squeezing your cheeks. But, you love it all! It’s hard to tell them no when you’re all smiles…but it drives us NUTS! They’re always going to be your biggest fan. You’re so very blessed to have them. IMG_3976
You've discovered your toys this month and we’re so glad. Besides Gladys, your car seat toy, you have lots of other things to look at now. You can hold them for a while and, of course, love to put them in your mouth. You are starting to drool quite a bit but no teeth yet. You’re still a fan of your Wub-a-nub or a Soothie passy…but hate any other kind. You’re still nursing about every 3-4 hours in the day and sleep around 8 hours before eating again and then sleeping 2-3 more. You’re still sleeping in your bassinet in our room and I’m JUST fine with that! Don’t grow up too fast, ok!? A schedule is still pretty non-existent during the day. Maybe we’ll try now that your brothers are back in school.  IMG_3978
Overall, you are a dream! My little girl…and a precious ray of sunshine in our home.
I love you a bushel and a peck,
Mommy
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At 4 months old, you love…
Being talked to by anyone
Smiling and laughing
Playing in your exersaucer
Gladys, your car seat toy
Swimming
Bath time with Mommy
Getting your jammies on
Your Brothers and Your Daddy
Chewing/Sucking/Slobbering on your fingers

At 4 months old, you don’t love…
When you’re hungry
Being in your car seat too long
The wrong kind of passy
 

I don’t want to forget…
Your precious belly laugh
How you smile even bigger when I talk to you
How fun it is to dress you
How admired you are everywhere we go
The way you put your hands above your head and in your hair
The way your Brothers adore you

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  Quinn Davis: Nash Baylor: Bliss Mabry:
Weight: 15 lbs. 1 oz.
(50-75%)
18 lbs. 15 oz. (100%) 13 lbs. 15 oz. (45%) 
Height: 25 inches
(75%)
25.3 inches
(75%)
25.25 inches
(82%)
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I mean…have you ever!?! This girl is TOO fun! And, I can’t help but take her pic in every darling outfit she wears! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that it has become a habit! And, Bliss has quickly gained a large collection of pics under her own hashtag! Mercy!

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Nash’s First Day of Preschool: 2014

The day after Quinn’s first day, it was Nasher’s turn! Oh how this boy LOVES (and needs!!!) school!  And, I’m so thankful that Daddy is just down the side walk all day long!

He was dressed before he came down stairs and was ready to go in no time! And, after dropping off Quinn, it was almost time to take this guy…after picture, of course!!!…IMG_3944
What a darling mess this guy is…full of life and energy…IMG_3946
And how he knows how to charm with that smile…mercy me…IMG_3948IMG_3949IMG_3951
He’s SO proud of his new backpack…which is just like Bubba’s from last year…IMG_3953IMG_3954
And, drop off was a breeze…excitement for sure!!!…and familiar faces in his class. IMG_3957get-attachment

Since he had no interest in the school interview, the flashback pics will have to do. But, he had a GREAT day and can’t wait to go back…
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First Day of Second Grade for Q.D.P.

It’s happening…my baby boy is getting big and there is NOTHING I can do about it!!! I noticed a HUGE change from the beginning of First Grade to the beginning of Second Grade. Not just longer legs and grown-up teeth…but just the way he is! He’s bigger on the inside too. It’s fun to watch and heartbreaking all at once!!!

Anyway, enough of the sap…
It’s Back to School once again! And, as much as we all loved summer, we welcomed the school year fondly! I love the night before school…the nervous excitement and anticipation for what’s to come is like nothing else! And, the morning of is pretty great too. Pictures…lunches…the drive to school...SO exciting!

And, Second Grade looks like it’s going to be a great one! I LOVED 2nd grade and have no doubt that Quinn will too!

First day of school “special lunch!”…He requested that I make lunches like I used to…I laughed…and tried my best…IMG_3843IMG_3847

And, of course, the pictures…Thankfully, he has yet to protest this tradition…I’m sure my day is coming…And, I’ll remind him who his Momma is and tell him to smile! …IMG_3899IMG_3901
Those teeth kill me…lol…IMG_3902
Such a ham…
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And a hoot…
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May I always look at pictures like this and hear his darling laugh…IMG_3917

And, of course, he had to have a pic with his best girl…IMG_3920

The walk into school is always sweet. The whole fam…this time the Biggest pushing the Babiest…and Mammer and Slickpaw in attendance too. (Since Mammer is officially retired, she got to spend her first day with Q!)
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And, drop off was less dramatic…less picture taking Mommas and a room full already at work. IMG_4575
But, just like always, it was a little sad to walk away…
No tears for this Momma this time! But my Sweet Love was on my heart all day long!

And, in true Quinn fashion, he came to the car with rave reviews! He had a great day…and I am so very thankful!

Here are his first day thoughts…

What was your favorite part of your day at school?
When we got to play names games.


What was your least favorite part about your day?
We couldn’t go out and play.

Did you learn anything at school? 
Lots of rules but we didn’t really learn anything.

What did you eat?      
Star Wars Special Lunch!!!

Did you make any new friends?
I was trying to but not yet. Aiden, Luke and Sophia were there, though.

Did you like your teacher? 
Yes because shes’s nice.

Did you have fun at school?
Yes…I like to learn.

Do you want to go back to school another day?
I will and yes!

And, because I can’t resist, here’s a Flashback…{sigh…}

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