- Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Please keep our little AJ in your prayers.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Mike and Sheree, great friends of ours, were also at the event. Mike and Sheree drove all the way to Alabama to be in our wedding.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The program is 9:30 - 2:30 one or two days a week. In September, AJ will only be 17 months. I'm not sure I will be ready to be away from him for 5 hours, but I'm pretty sure he will be ready. He loves being around people. Just a trip to the grocery store is a highlight of the day for him. Some days he looks at me as to say, "I'm tired of all these toys. What do you have new that I can do?"
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Joni brought Aleck the cutest bib and a finger puppet book. Aleck is beginning to enjoy books. The other day I was sure AJ was into something because he was being too quite, but when I checked on him he was looking at a book. This was such a relief because the last time he was too quite, I caught him taking bites out of the molding in the living room. I had no idea wood molding could be made out of composite materials, which of course, are much easier to bite a chunk out of.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We had a baby dedication today at Mid-Cities Community Church for Aleck performed by Pastor Clay Hilton. Sami and Mike, friends of ours, also dedicated baby Charli. We were standing at the front of the church, and Aleck kept reaching over trying to touch Charli. While were standing in front of the church, Aleck also decided he wanted to play the game, pass me from Mommy to Daddy, to Mommy to Daddy, to Mommy to Daddy....well, you get the idea. I wish I had 10% of AJ's energy.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I can't get over how much bigger Aleck is than Charli. At 10 months, he is wearing 18 months cloths.
Aleck and I visited a Mother's Day Out program at the First Baptist Church. I am considering registering him for the program in the Fall. The program is 5 hours, one or two days a week. I think he will be ready and enjoy spending time with other toddlers. I'm not sure that I will be ready to spend half a day away from him. I am so blessed that I can stay home with my child!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sami, a dear friend of mine from church, brought her daughter, Charli, over for a visit. Sami and I were pregnant at the same time, and Charli is only 5 weeks younger than Aleck. God certainly knew what he was doing when he gave me such a wonderful friend to share pregnancy and motherhood with. I can't tell you how many times we call each other asking for advice. Sami is such a blessing.
Charli is such a beautiful little girl. She has adorable dimples and her eyes light up when she smiles.
Aleck is so strong and a good bit bigger than Charli. I couldn't take my eyes off AJ because he was so interested in Charli, and AJ can be a bit aggressive when he wants something. A couple of times I prevented him from pushing to stand up using Charli's head as a prop.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Aleck is now walking more than crawling. His balance is improving, but he still falls frequently. Today, he stood up without pulling up on furniture a couple of times.
Aleck always wants to play with the remote controls. I found an Elmo toy remote control. As long as I periodically point Aleck's remote at the television and pretend to change channels, Aleck seems content to play with his remote instead of the real remote.