Sunday, March 29, 2009


The big day finally came, not that I was in any hurry. It is simply unbelievable that my little baby girl is a 1 year old. I am finally starting to understand how my parents felt when they would tell me how that didn't want me to grow up and that I would always be the baby. It is so true. I think I will always see her as my baby. Can I tell you how much she has changed in this last day? She just acts older! She can now "ruff ruff" to answer the question "what does the dog say?" and she said her first official word tonight "ma ma" ! Can I tell you how excited I was? It took 4 children to get "ma ma" as their first word. Our other 3 children all said "da da" before "ma ma", so it was about time for this to happen. Also, I am quite certain that she must have put on another pound or so. Her precious cupcake dress, that Grana made for her, fit very nicely earlier this week, but was looking a little tight at her party. I guess it could have been all that jambalaya that she ate! Check back soon for the birthday party post with more pictures.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Month #11 and 1 days to go

If you haven't guessed, Eisley loves to eat!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Month #10 and 2 days to go

I am learning that trying to get a great picture of all 4 kids at the same time is close to impossible!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Month #5 and 7 days to go

Just hangin out with my buddies!

"Mommy read that if she put cooking oil on my head it would get rid of the cradle didn't work! But the stuff they sell at the store to get rid of it did."

Month #4 and 8 days to go

This was Eisley's 1st time to go swimming. Surprisingly, she really likes the water!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Month #3 and 9 days to go

This is my first picture of me and all the kids. It was taken after church on Mother's Day! It was my best Mother's Day yet!

My sweet family and friends gave me a "sip and see" baby shower. It was so wonderful to be able to show her off to all of them at the same day. Eisley and Ashtyn had matching dresses! This is all the girls before we left for the party.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Month #2 and 10 days to go

These are a few pictures that Brent took of sweet baby Eisley. It looks like she was sleeping, but she was really very squirmy! There are lots of these photos, each one she has a little different expression on her face. And of course, you know me, I had to get some with a bow on her head!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin! Month #1

Only 11 days until Eisley's 1st Birthday! I am loving the stage she is in, but I am also sad that my baby won't be a baby much longer! She is busy, busy, busy. No time for snuggling and cuddling. She is always on the move and letting me know just what it is that she wants. She has 2 teeth on the bottom and her right top tooth is almost in, of course I have been saying that for 2 weeks now! She can stand, clap and today when we tell her no, she has started shaking her head no, it is really cute :) She also tries to climb up on everything, thankfully she is not able to get up on much...yet.

I thought this would be a great time to go through all the photos from the last 12 months and pick out a few to share. Each day I will post pictures from a different month. Here are a couple of pictures from our first month with Eisley. Come back tomorrow for month #2.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Brent's 31st Birthday

Brent's parents came in town for his birthday and as always we had lots of fun with them! Brent got a brand new grill for his birthday and cooked a wonderful dinner for us all on it! Is that sad that he had to cook his own birthday dinner?

Eisley 10 months!

Eisley loves to get her hands on all her sister & brothers things! They are so much more fun than her own baby toys!

Growing up...

It is hard to believe that Ashtyn is big enough to be doing this! We had some good, fun, girl time. We painted our own toe nails and then we took turns painting each others finger nails. She actually did a great job painting mine, I actually even left it on and wore it to church the next day! Her toe nails, on the other hand, were a different story.

Transportation Day

The Pre-K had their annual transportation day parade, and boy was it fun! The whole school came out into the hallways to cheer on and support the pre-K students in their homemade box cars. If only you could have heard all the older kids yelling, hollering and chanting for the pre-Kers. It was just like Mardi Gras minus the beads...okay maybe not really, but it was still a great parade. Eisley, Isaiah and I decided to hang out with Ashtyn's 1st grade class and enjoy the parade. Josiah had tons of fun making his car with daddy, but when it came to the actual parade, he wasn't quite sure that he wanted to participate. But in the end, he had a great time with his friends, although he would have rather not walked over to the high school, he later told me.

Isaiah's 4!

Isaiah had a wonderful birthday and he had so much fun celebrating with all his "best-est friends"! Thanks to all for coming and the wonderful gifts!