Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th of July

 We had an amazing 4th of July! My Mom, Chloe and Alex came up for a visit.  Oh and we cant forget about Papa who insisted on driving himself. He left WF at 5:30 and made it to McKinney safe and sound with Haulsey at 8:30. Friday we cooked out yummy steaks and then the guys/Chloe went to Dave and Busters, while mom, Audrey and I went shopping.  Gigi bought Audrey some cute new clothes and a swim suit!
 Saturday we went swimming and Audrey fell asleep in Gigi's arms at the pool (she's like that baby whisperer) hehe. Then Saturday night we went to Medieval Times.  It was a lot of fun and Audrey even got her first flower (a carnation) from the knight.
 I love this 4th of July outfit!! And Kyle's amazing cousin Shanna made this cute bow for Audrey !!
 Chloe reading Audrey a book before nap time! She loves Chloe so much!!
Gigi rocking Audrey to sleep...she loves her Gigi too!
Thanks for coming to visit! We had a great time and hope you did too :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Months 5 and 6

Audrey Faye,

 Wow time flies when you're having fun! And we are having so much fun watching you grow! At 5 1/2 months you started sitting up with support and you love looking at the world from your new perspective. Not only do you love to sit up but you love to have mommy and daddy hold you so you can STAND up. Standing is your most favorite thing right now!
You have the cutest laugh and you think daddy is hilarious! You love to bounce in your excersaucer and play with your toys.
You really like watching the dogs and you want so badly for them to play with you, but they still aren't sure just what to think of you, yet.
You have 2 bottom teeth! You have been a pretty good teether and are only fussy some of the time. But teething has messed up your sleeping patterns and you have started waking up in the middle of the night, but we are working hard on getting you back in to your routine.

Carrots were your first solid food and you thought they were delicious! Mommy wants you to be extra healthy, so she has started making your baby food. Next you are going to try sweet potatoes...yummy!
You are sleeping in your big girl crib and mommy and daddy are sleeping in the guest room, until we all get adjusted to this transition...:)

At your 6 month check up you weighed 14.2lbs and were 25 inches long. The nurse practitioner said you must be getting lots of tummy time because you  have a beautifully shaped head...hehe....and I have to agree.

We love you so much and are so proud to be your parents!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I am a little behind...but here is all about my first Mother's Day

Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day was wonderful. We went to church, cooked out steaks, corn on the cob and asperagus.  It was husband is a great griller if I do say so myself :)
Audrey was a great baby, as always.
And Audrey and Kyle gave me a day at the SPA! I cant wait to use it!
I am so blessed to be this little girls mommy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

4 months old

Audrey Faye,

We love you so much! You are growing and learning so much every day and you even teach mommy and daddy a few things, like patience. :)
You now weigh 12.6 lbs and are 24 inches long.
You have the best smile with the cutest dimples and the sweetest laugh.
You have discovered your hands and love to put them in your mouth.  You have started putting toys in your mouth as well, trying to figure out how things work.
You can hold yourself up so well, so tummy time is more enjoyable for you and love to look at the world from your new perspective. You have really started looking out the car windows, trying to figure out what is going by so fast...."are those trees flying by?"
You sit up so big and tall when you are sitting in our lap, so I am sure it wont be long until you will be able to sit up on your own. You are becoming more mobile, always kicking your legs and moving your arms. You can officially roll from front to back and back to front.

You started on rice cereal this month and you aren't sure just what to think about it. We are on day 3 of attempting to eat cereal and each day you are getting better at eating from a spoon and you are seeming to enjoy it more.
You are talking more and more and love it when mommy and daddy mimic what you say. You love to look in the mirror and make smiley faces at mommy!

We are so proud to be your parents and are so in love with you. We cant even imagine what life was life before you were born, you are our little angel.

4 months 4/19/11

Tummy time....I've got this rolling over thing down, mom!

First attempt at eating cereal

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Our very first Easter with Audrey was fun. A couple weeks before Easter our neighborhood had an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter bunny. She wasnt really sure what to think about the Easter bunny and all the wind outside, so mommy and Audrey took the picture together.

We had a lazy Easter Sunday after church, just lunch and watching the Ranger game, of course. We cant wait for next year when Audrey will get to hunt for Easter eggs!

Looking beautiful waiting to go to Church

Laughing at mommy

Being silly

Flying to see the Gaskill's

Earlier this month Audrey took her first plane ride to Phoenix, AZ to see the Gaskills (Greg, Julia, Bodi and Addlie).  Audrey was great on the plane both ways! On the way there she started crying for a split second when we got on the plane, but after we were settled she ate and slept the whole way.  People on the plane were so impressed with her.

We had such a blast! I just wish I had been a better photographer. The kids were so cute together! Bodi and Addlie were very interested in what Audrey was doing and she had fun listening and watching them.  Julia and I had fun too....we took a few hours on Friday and went and had lunch with Kelly Crenshaw at Oregeno's. Which was delicious and if you havent ever had must try a Pizzuki....YUMMY!!

We were so sad to go and wish our visit could have been longer. We miss you and love you and cant wait to see you again!
Audrey on the plane

Bodi playing with the toys

Addlie being a cutie patutie

Audrey having sooo much fun in the excersaucer, I think she is ready for one, Daddy!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Aunt Chloe came to visit

Over Spring Break my Little sister Chloe came to spend the week with us while our mom had back surgery. Chloe was great! She has really matured since she spent a month with us last summer. She was such a big help with Audrey.  We had so much fun while she was here and cant wait to come visit again. We went shopping, made a red velvet "big cup cake". Chloe went to a hibachi grill for the first time and tried sushi and edamame. She loved the edamame but the sushi with eel and some funky sauce was not to her liking.
Here are some pictures from her trip:)

Chloe and Audrey looking so pretty in their blue

The big cup cake

The finished product.  We didn't have sprinkles, so Chloe got creative and crumbled up some cake to add a little decor.

Chloe gave Audrey several baths!

I love this picture of them! IT is adorable!!