Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Latest Events ...

Mary Audrey attended the 4-H Village this year at the State Fair. She was very impressed with the cow!

Playing on the slide at Ms. Kara's house (Friends in Vicksburg we visitied while in Jackson)

Oooooooooooooo ... Ms. Kara, I love this big camera!

Eating from her new snack cup. We have a little bit of a learning curve with the cup but we are getting there.

Relaxed, watching the Dawgs on TV.

Please tell me that wasn't another turnover, momma???

Still has WILD HAIR

MA's new obsession ... BOOKS and reading.

Can we PLEASE go home momma? I'm "gamed" out!

I'm a tailgating queen!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our new stuffed animal

Thank you to the Cracker Barrel in Pearl and Dr. Randy Cotton for encouraging John to bring a stuffed possum, yes that is right, possum, home for Mary Audrey. She actually really likes it! Some of you may know that I have a childhood nightmare with a dead possum so it is not my favorite.

And BTW, thanks Aunt Kristen for the "dddaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwgggggggggg" pajamas. She loves them!

Happy Birthday to Mary Audrey

Eating Birthday Cake

Mary Audrey enjoyed her birthday cake!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It has been a while ....

I sincerely apologize for not updating my blog through the summertime. I would give you a list of excuses but I won't. I'll just say I'm sorry and move forward.

We have seen a lot of "firsts" with Mary Audrey over the last few months. I recommend that you start at the bottom of this post and move upward. That will get the pictures in time order. It is truly amazing to watch a child grow up before your eyes. John and I just love MA to death and thank God for her each and every day.


Her first birthday party - Princess style!

Her first forward facing carseat

Her first MSU tailgate and football game

Her first encounter with the Trips on their turf!

Her first bad hair day

Her first artwork from school

Her first black eye

Her first playroom experience with her cousins

Her first time with pigtails

Her first 4th of July parade

Her first 4th of July

Her first night away from momma & daddy

Her first encounter with a bear

Her first train ride

Her first swing

Her first trip to Shooting Sports Invitational

Her first vacation (not sure I would call it a vacation ... )

Her first plane ride (outside of the womb)

Her first mother's day

Her first ER visit for ear infections

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Me ... playing in my grandmother's dishwasher at 9 months old.

Mary Audrey playing in my dishwasher at 8 1/2 months old.

Amanda Iles original

Since it has become consistently warm now, I decided to break out her Amanda Iles original dress. MA wore it to church this sunday and I was asked many times where I got the dress. I told them ... "she is wearing Amanda Iles." My sweet friend in LA (that I miss desperately) made the dress for her. Is it not precious. So cute ...

Wagon Ride

She is her father's child ... MA loves to be outside. But she especially loves to ride in her wagon or stroller at school. Doesn't matter which vehicle as long as she is outside.

We must wear our sun hat while we ride.

After our wagon ride, we pulled into the driveway and the wagon came apart. Geez. Thank goodness we were in the driveway. So ... we decided to play on a mat in the carpot.
Our Miss America wave. She waves bye-bye to everyone. If you are special, you get a double wave (both hands).

Is she relaxed or what?

All smiles ...

John and I are so blessed to have such a happy, smiley baby. She really is a great baby ... only gets upset when she is tired or hungry ... Just let her parents! :)

She has found her tongue and sticks it out all the time now! Even while she eats ... YEAH!

We still only have 5 teeth ... waiting for the top right one to come in ...

New Experiences

Mary Audrey is exploring every inch of our house now. Here are a few things of what she has been up to ...

She found the DVD towers. One tower came down ...

Then the other.

Folding clothes is not all what she thought it was cracked up to be!

Playing for the first time with her friend, Jace. He tried to give her a hug but she wasn't having it. I think John liked that. :)