Monday, October 11, 2010


Charli has been practicing rolling from her tummy to her back!  She almost has it down but I'm really in no rush!  With Gunner I couldn't wait for him to reach each and every milestone because I thought that it meant he was right on track!  With the second baby I want her to go at her own pace and as SLOW as possible!  I don't want my baby growing up faster than she has to!!

Really mom?  Again???

I think I will just lay in the sun enjoy this beautiful fall day!  That is ALRIGHT with me!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Punkin Patch!!!

With are busy lives and going non-stop 24/7 we are starting to implement Friday as Family Fun Night!!  This is just for our family of four and we do something fun as a family!  Our first night was a success!!  We started off at the pumpkin patch!  Gunner loved it but Charli didn't really know what was going on!  I mainly wanted to take pictures!  We took Gunner to this same pumpkin patch when he was 8 months old so I wanted to continue the tradition! 

Here is Gunner at 8 months old!

and here he is at 2 1/2!!

Notice I can't get him to look directly at the camera!  He was too busy people watching!

Here is the pumpkin princess!

She was people watching too! 

We had so much fun making this a family tradition!  We let Gunner use his "allowance" money to make his first purchase: a pumpkin of course!  He searched and searched for the perfect one and once he selected the perfect pumpkin, he pulled his money out of his pocket and paid for it!  Then he got his sucker and told the lady he wanted his money back!  

Needless to say he is taking good care of his pumpkins!  Here is the only picture of them BOTH looking at the camera...kinda!

Here are a few more from our Family Fun Night!!

That's all folks!!  Gotta go watch my Red Raiders kick so Baylor butt!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just a rockin'...

Now that Charli can smile and laugh at Gunner, he has decided that he likes her ALOT!!  His favorite thing to do with his sister right now is to rock her...

Come on Charli... let's rock...

Gettin a little lazy about it...

Take a break for some kissin and some huggin

Let's try it this way now!

Don't cry Charli...



Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Princess is 3 months!!

Charli Brooke you are 3 months old today!  The past 3 months have been so sweet and we have loved every minute of it!


Here is what you are up to:

You are wearing size 3-6 month clothing.

You wear a size 1 diaper!

You are sleeping 10 hours at night now!  This is a bittersweet moment for mommy!  I love my sleep but I sure do miss my cuddle bug at that 2 am feeding!  You can feel free to wake up on occasion if you are wanting to be rocked, just don't make it a habit:-) 

You have start laughing out loud and you smile at everyone who talks to you!  You have turned into such a happy little girl! 

You love your bouncy seat and your binky!  You also LOVE to be held most of the time!  We don't mind though because we love to look at your big blue eyes and big smile! 

I have been asked many times if your eyelashes are fake because they are soooo long!  Really people??!!  Fake lashes on a 3 month old! 

This past weekend you and I made a trip to Fort Worth to attend Josh and Jessica's wedding!  You were the perfect angel in the car and didn't make a peep the entire way!  This is quite an improvement considering the first 2 months of your life you screamed to the top of your lungs everytime you were in the car! 

Here are some recent pics of Charli Brooke!  She is such a blessing and I can't quit kissing those fat little cheeks!

My Nanny and Charli at the wedding!

Grannie Collier (Charli's great-great grandma)

YaYa and Charli

Here is Charli with her second cousin Braxton.  He looked so cute in his tux!!

We love you Charli and can't wait to see what the next month will bring!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

BaBy bLuEs....

Check out these Baby Blues.... 



Here's Gunner's baby blues at the same age Charli is right now....

You think they look alike???

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Love...

Well it's already happened....

my 2 year old....

has fallen in love....

with BASEBALL!!!!

For now at least....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Want To...

…remember the sleepless nights.

…embrace my greasy and root showing hair.

…enjoy the scent of her newborn head.

…smile even when I’m tired.

…rejoice in the chaos.

…hold her as much as I can.

…be thankful for diaper duty.

…focus on what really matters.

…hold her close.

…joyfully endure showerless days.

…breathe deeply.

…love fearlessly.

…revel in her innocence.

…be proud of the dark circles under my eyes.

…feel her heart beat against my chest.

…be bathed in peace.

…accept my body for the beautiful giver of life that it is.

…leave no cheek unkissed.

…have no regrets, for I know all too well that this time with her is fleeting. She will be grown and gone before I can blink my eyes. And I want to make every moment count, now while I still can.

I found this on another blog that I follow and I couldn't resist using it! It is exactly how I feel about my precious babies!!

Happy 2 months to you Charli Brooke! You are such a blessing to our family and we can't imagine life any other way!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame.....

This weekend we made a VERY quick trip to Arlington to take Gunner to his first Major League Baseball game!! He loved every minute of it despite the 110 degree weather! I'm not joking it was so hot that our shirts were wet by the time the game started!

Before we left home we searched and searched for Gunner's baseball glove and realized that it probably got stolen from our front yard. Oops! As soon as we got to the Ranger staduim, Gunner started asking for his ball and glove! I really think that he thought we were going there to PLAY baseball instead of WATCH a baseball game. We got him all fixed up with a Hamilton jersey, Ranger hat, and of course a new glove and ball! I think he was the cutest Ranger fan there but then again I'm a little biased!

Gunner loved the area where the little kids could use their tokens to hit the ball! We stayed there for quite a while before the game started! I think that is going to be a heck of a baseball player! That just thrills his daddy and Pawpaw to death!

This was our view from our seats! Eric was not too happy about the seats I got but that is what he gets for marrying someone who is cheap! I think that little dot down there is Hamilton?!?! Hey its all about the experience right?

Gunner watched the game intensely and held his glove up in the air most of the game. Yes we told him that he might could catch a ball eventhough there was no way they were coming up that high!

We had a blast and loved being able to give Gunner some one on one attention! He was pooped by the time we left and was asleep before we even got to the hotel! We were ready to come home and see our baby girl though! Thanks Pawpaw and Yaya for watching Charli for us!