Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

gentry farms 2010

i love gentry farms!
every year i can't wait til October so we can go walk around the farm. 
eat some popcorn, cookies and drink hot cider. 
then we leave with a pumpkin, or two. 
this is raymak's 2 nd year to go and she loved it!
tiff, frama and amy went with us and we had a blast!!

walkin with tiff

giddy in the teepee
walkin thru the maze
playin in the barn
chillin in the pumpkins
proof we went pose!

ready to slide

lovin on the goat

scoopin up the corn

waitin with mommy for the hayride!          
 we had a great day and it was much warmer than last year!
love this tradition.
again here is last year......

 i love this baby girl more than the words can describe. 
she has my heart and i am heppy
we have so much fun together 
everyday is a new adventure and we both jump in feet first!

pumpkin carving 2010

2 years running we have had our annual pumpkin carving party with all our friends!
this year i had a sick girl and no one wanted to be around
so, we had our own pumpkin carvin party together!
i had the best helper you could ask for!!!

watchin a movie as we get ready

workin hard

i think there was a seed on her foot

double scoopin

we were pretty proud!
it kills me to compare last year to this year!
she is growing too fast.

gearing up for christmas time!

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we have all of our decorations up around the house!
getting our tree tomorrow!
advent calendar is completed and ready to pop on december 1st!
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bathtub Paint and Fun!

one of our favorite new fun things is painting - in the bathtub! thanks to The Idea Room!
we stopped and got the ingredients on the way home one friday night:
muffin tin
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 c. baby shampoo
4-5 drops of food coloring

after dinner Raymak helped me mix our concoction
my friend Karen ran a bath and got her in the tub.
then the painting party started!
we had a great time and there was a hilarious surprise at the end (thanks karen!)

when the tub drained.........she still had her shoes on!!!

1st week of daycare in pictures!

Fell asleep in the recliner the night before 1st day of daycare!
My big girl ready for daycare!
On our way to school, school, school!


love this beautiful face

big girl with her lunch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

reflecting........trying not to forget a moment

looking at the pictures from the hospital when raymak was born
and bringing her home make me want to remember every single moment.
it's hard to believe she was that tiny!
it's hard to believe she has been here for 18 months (+9 in the bellie)
her birth was such a peaceful time for me.
tiffany and shana made it perfect.
dr cassidy was amazing as well!
i just want to savor that time today and remember
that baby smell, that new soft skin, that sweet little face, tiny little toes
our first night home.
sharing her with em, a man and mom!
such a beautiful time.
gettin checked out - i love that face!
finally on my chest, safe, skin on skin.......beautiful
snuggled with tiff
loved this sweet girl from the moment i saw her face (really even before)
being introduced to alaina, shana was trying to make friends since she had pissed her off with her 1st bath the day before
meeting the aunts!(we were crying......just fyi)
raymak and her gran
i even love changing her diapers! ha
ready to head home!
so many kisses!
so glad she is here!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

i love being raymak's mommy! (in pictures

raymak teachin me how to play checkers
slidin at dragon park!
my little skunk
in plainview 2009
eatin blueberry pancakes the morning after christmas
the greatest day of my life
at a birthday party
raymak's dedication
walkin around gatlinburg, tn
sleepin girls
paintin pottery
lovin life

to say that i love being raymak's mom would be an understatement!
she makes me smile every time i look at her.
the day she was born, was the day our adventure together began.
we are always together and i love it.
looking in those eyes i see so much beauty, so much curiosity, so much to learn.
18 months of joy is what i have been living........i wouldn't change a thing!
to appreciate her humanity, her innocence, her strength, her fragility, her love, her laughter...........
it is my honor and privilege to be her mommy.
i thank God everyday for this beautiful baby girl!