Sunday, April 20, 2014

18 months

I have a one and a half year old! 
-Caroline is wearing 12-18 month clothes. 
-I think she weighs around 25 pounds. (Total guess.)
-she repeats almost anything we say.
-she knows her whole family (grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunt) and calls them by name
- she is a great eater. She still doesn't drink milk, but loves yogurt, cheese, blueberries, mango, peas, corn, sweet potatoes, and peanut butter. She does not like avocado
- she loves Gus and is currently obsessed with walking him around the house on his leash
(Notice C in the background... She was so mad Gus was just laying down!)

-she loves being outside and riding in her wagon
- she says "amen" after praying
- her favorite book is "chicka chicka boom boom" and we read it at least twice a day
-she says please, thank you, sorry, I love you, and of course..." No."
- I love dressing her up like a little doll. She loves clothes and shoes but has started fighting the bows
-she finally has stopped crying when we drop her off in the church nursery
- little miss is really starting to have an opinion on things and is becoming more independent. She loves to run away from us. If we play outside in the front yard, she immediately starts running down the sidewalk. She also likes to feed herself. She dropped down to one nap about 2 months ago and sleeps from 12:30-4
Most days.
-my favorite thing... How you say "momma?" It's so sweet and southern and always in question form. I always answer "yes, baby?" 

You are the love of our lives! You are so much fun even on the "hard days." I love your independent spirit and my prayer is that God uses that to do His work. You love your grandparents and cousins and want nothing to do with us when they are around. You bring us such joy and I've been taught so much about Christ's love through being your mom. 


Easter 2014

As I lay here in bed getting ready for a new work week, I can only think about what a blessed weekend we had. We traveled "home" Thursday night since Adam had the day off Friday. I worked from home and he played golf with his dad. We took family pictures Friday afternoon. It will be an Easter miracle if we got a decent picture of the whole gang! With 4 kids, ( 2 under the age of 2) our photographer had her work cut out for her! 

Friday night we had dinner with 2 of my best friends at none other than Larry's pizza. It's the original and I can still taste the chocolate chip pizza. We ate until our bellies hurt and then headed to Brittany's and played cards. We were taking advantage of free unlimited babysitting! 
On Saturday, we slept in (it was glorious) and then met up with my dad to head to arkadelphia to watch my brother's baseball game. We took C and she had a blast running around. The weather was perfect! It's so neat watching my brother play college ball. I'm so proud of him!
We then headed back to mom and dad's for our first Easter celebration. We had a great fear, hunted eggs, dyed eggs, and had so much fun. 
C loves her uncle Lee!

Sunday morning we headed to church. Were so blessed to get to attend church with both of our families since they attend the same church! 
After church we had Easter party #2 with Adams family. We had a great day and I loved watching Caroline play with her cousins. 
I teared up this morning at church when we sang of what our Savior did on the cross. This day is what being a Christian is all about. I'm so thankful for his blood that covers my past, present, and future sin. I'm thankful that He defeated the grave!