Sunday, December 5, 2010

9 (.5) months!

Every night before I go to sleep, I look at the monitor one last time and stare in awe at the perfection that is our child.  Yes, I know, she isn't perfect.  She pitches fits (occasionally) and she will make mistakes in this life.  Who hasn't?  What I mean by perfection is that she is perfect for us.  What an awesome God we have that creates such magic for us to love and nurture.  What an awesome responsibility we have to raise this child.  She is such a pure joy - always quick with a smile (though a terror to change her diaper), a sweet little flirt, an animal lover already.  I cannot believe my baby is already 9 months old!

Molly's stats:
weight - 20 lbs, 9 oz (we don't miss any meals in this house)
height - 29 inches!!!!
diapers - size 3
clothes - size 9 months, but I buy 12 and they fit just fine
Shoes - size 3, but could really use a 2.5 if they existed!  I think she is going to have my small feet
Teeth - 1, the bottom front right tooth
Sleeping - eh...not through the night, but, we'll get there.  2 naps per day (10AM and 3PM)
Nursing - absolutely
Eating - EVERYTHING!  Molly is a fantastic eater (note weight above :)).
Crawling - everywhere
Climbing - everything (including up the stairs!)
Walking - not yet, but trying

Molly is the happiest baby I've ever been around.  I'm only slightly biased, but, she really is just so happy all the time.  I say it everyday...If everyone on this earth woke up each morning as happy as my Molly, this world would be a much better place!

Thankful before Christmas

I've been writing this post in my head at 2AM for the past several nights.  Work has been INSANE and I haven't had a chance to breathe, yet alone blog!  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting excited (and decorated!) for Christmas!!!

Thanksgiving in pictures....

That's right...not a single family picture from the day.  Oops.  Molly, Emma and Brooke had matching dresses, compliments of me and my Mom :)  The dresses said "Give Thanks" and had a turkey on them. They all looked so cute!!!

We've been busy!  Molly has 1 tooth - it came through on 11/14.  I went to DC for work on the 15th and returned on the 17th - I survived, though just barely.

Molly was baptized on the 21st.  It was a very special day.  Our parents, my sister and her family, Rob's brother, Rob's aunt and Uncle and Marie Claude came to church with us and then back to the house for brunch.  Molly was so cute with the preacher - he walked her all around the church and she smiled and laughed at everyone.  That girl...she's never met a stranger!  Ann's minister had some holy water that she gave to us for Molly, which was really special.  We commemorated the day as a family with James Avery rings - Rob and I got plain bands and Molly's is the butterfly ring that symbolizes Christ's life as a man, his death and re-birth.  I hope she will keep it forever and that it will have special meaning for her.  We also got Molly a bracelet that we will have her name engraved on and the date.  A few keepsakes for the occasion!

I think she has these 2 wrapped around her finger!
Emma, Brian and Jeff played Mario cart while we waited on lunch to cook! 
My father in law has some mean talent with flowers... 
Nanna and her Mini-Me, Brooke.
With Marie-Claude

I love how she's laying against Tom in this picture.
We have so much to be thankful for....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pictures of The Girl :)

As promised, here are pictures of "the Girl" as of late....
Mommy got a fancy new camera...
Emma had a soccer game
I had a good time with Nanna and Pop there!

The 3 Smith grand-girls!
I went to the Atlanta tradition!

We went to Cashiers, NC with our friends Tara, Jeff and Charlie

This is my buddy, Charlie.  He is almost exactly 4 months older than me...and our moms have been friends since middle school - wow, 20 years.  And, our moms share a name (and our grandfathers do, too.  The Tara's and the Larry's!)

My 8 month birthday!
Charlie turned 1...

And Dad gave me some ice cream to celebrate!
And, I went to LaGrange to meet my Aunt Cathy!

Mommy dressed me up in this tutu...

Visit from Aunt Dottee and Uncle Bob
Mom and Dad went to the UGA vs. Tenn. game and saw the other Tara!  I spent the night at the lake house with Annie and Tommy!
First ear infection...looks pretty sick, right?!
Dad got me this DAWG outfit...

Miss Flo gave me this onesie - "Wickedly Cute" - I think I represented it well!

 the Pumpkin and the Moo :)  Best friends.

I dressed up as the pumpkin, too....

Cows eat stuff like this, right?
awesome bib and headband from my Aunt Lori and Uncle Marlin!  Happy Halloween!
Brooke and Emma came over for Halloween

I trick or treated first at Lindsay and Jonathan's across the street....
Then, I surprised Clo Clo - she was surprised that a cow could be so cute!
she gave me a treat bag with a moo moo in it!
I saw my friends Jada and Jack...
and laughed at Lacey - Jennifer and Chad's dog.
just standing around in my boots with the fur...
Mom made this bib for me.
It was really cold, so I was all bundled up for a walk.
My thumbs wouldn't go in those mittens...

As you can see, we've stayed busy....