Friday, December 27, 2013

7 Months Old

While enjoying the hustle and bustle of Christmas I realized I never posted anything about Mya's 7 month birthday!  Our growing little lady is getting so big and becoming more and more active everyday.   Mya started crawling on thanksgiving day and she hasn't stopped yet!  The kid is a mover and is perfectly content just crawling around and exploring.  She has a personality all her own and has such a sweet disposition.  This month Mya is...

-wearing size 2 diapers but getting ready to transition to size 3
-wearing size 6 month clothes
-crawling all over
-eating two meals a day and taking 4 or 5 bottles
-sleeping pretty well ( she still has those nights where she can't get comfy)
-smiling at anyone and everyone ... She's always smiling!
-growing like a weed.  She is getting so long
-belly laughing like nobodies business
-saying "dada" and doing lots of babbling
-stealing the hearts of many;)

Happy 7 months Mya! We love you!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Although. I can't believe it's already Christmas ... It is!  And now here I sit on Christmas night feeling exhausted but so thankful for my family and friends.   It was another wonderful Christmas and even better with two amazing kids.  Landon is at a great age and could not have been more excited about getting presents and seeing Santa... Not talking too or sitting on his lap just looking!  Mya of course did not understand a thing but was completely thrilled with all the great wrapping paper to crinkle and big boxes to crawl in and out of!  Overall it was great!  My favorite part of Christmas this year was bright and early this morning before Pat or Landon were awake.  Before you read on please know this is my scrapbook, my journal, my heart.   Everything I put on here are memories and moments I never want to forget.  Many will be skeptical of what I am about to share, but it's a moment in my life I never want to forget!  Please read with an open heart ...

At about 7:00 this morning Miss Mya decided she was awake and she was not going back to sleep.   I brought her in bed with me as we listened to Christmas music playing on the TV.  She laid beside me in bed just making sweet, soft cooing noises.  Pat was still sound asleep on my other side and Landon was still dreaming of sugar plums in his own room.  Our bedroom was still very dark because our curtains were closed and our bedroom door was only cracked a sliver not allowing any light from the hallway to shine in. I laid there enjoying the soft music and simply just staring at my sweet little girl.   Clear as day I heard a soft voice say, "mama" and with that our bedroom door opened all the way. I was a little confused as to why the door opened but I sat up and immediately thought it was Landon in the next room waking up and calling for me.  I jumped out of bed and when I got to his room Landon was still fast asleep.  I walked back into our room, cuddled up with Mya, held her tight, and told her that Paige was with us.  I am positive that at that moment I had both my daughters with me.  I've never been more sure of anything in my life.  I could feel her presence.  It wasn't scary or disturbing... It was peaceful and calming.  It was the best feeling.  It was beautiful.  It was the best Christmas present I could have ever received!

I know some will think this is outrageous or just my imagination running wild.  I know what I heard, I know what I saw, and I know what I felt. Paige came home for Christmas... Just for a moment, but a wonderful one.  Thank you sweet girl!  I love you and miss you!  Merry Christmas Paige!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dancing Fool

If you know our family it's no secret that from mid-November to the end of February every Friday night and many others are spent in a high school gym watching daddy coach.  I actually enjoy it and (as you will soon see) Landon LOVES it!  Not only does he get to watch daddy on the side lines and the high school boys run up and down the court, but he also gets to dance away to the great music performed by the band.  The dancing part is probably his favorite but we won't tell dad!  He doesn't just clap along... he dances his little butt off.  Here's a little clip of his dancing debut at the first home game of the season! 

This is Landon and his buddy, Keegan, whose daddy is an assistant coach and whose mommy watches Landon and Mya everyday.  These two are the best of buds!

Landon's 2nd Birthday

Landon turned two on December 9th.  I can't believe I have a 2 year old!  Actually, I have two.  Landon and Paige are Irish twins being born just 11 months apart. On Saturday, after Breakfast with Santa we had Landon's birthday party.  It was a basketball themed party, but we ended up watching a lot of football with Mizzou playing for the SEC championship.  All of his cousins came over and he was in heaven!  He kept saying "it my birthday mommy"!  I just loved watching him open his gifts and seeing the expression on his face.  When he realized that he got to keep all the new toys he was so excited!  We've been playing non-stop ever since.  I can't believe that my baby boy is a big two year old.  Landon, you will never understand how much you have healed your daddy and I.  You are such a fun-loving and happy little boy.  You love your little sister more than anything and I love that you talk about your big sister and pray for her every night (even if you don't quite understand, one day you will know how special she is).  Daddy and I love watching you grow and are simply amazed by you!  We love you little man!   Happy 2nd Birthday!  Here are pictures from the fun day!

Here's the mini-man cave made in our garage!  These boys
crack me up.  All relaxing with a snack and drink.  Eyes glued
to the TV.  Typical boys!  :)

Excited about his birthday cake!

Looking a little confused... wondering why everyone
is singing to him.

"This cake stuff is good!"

Breakfast with Santa

Last Saturday we went to Breakfast with Santa at my mom's high school.  Landon was a little unsure of Santa, but Mya thought he was a nice soft lap to sit on.  We had a yummy breakfast, Landon played games and won fun prizes, we heard great Christmas music and we got to see Santa.  Thanks Mom for inviting us!

Mya had no problem sitting on Santa's lap!

Landon on the other hand was a little afraid! 

Landon told Santa that he wanted a choo choo train! 
Santa gave him a gift and it was a train!  Then we
walked into the hallway and they had a train to ride.  I
think Landon thought it was his to keep!  :)

Here's a group shot!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sweet Caroline

I'm only a week late announcing the birth of my newest niece, Caroline Faith Adair... so, happy 1 week birthday Caroline.  I am so happy for my sister, Maria, brother-in-law, Evan, and nephew and niece, Cole and Kate.  Sweet little Caroline was born last Monday, November 25th.  She is as sweet as sweet can be.  I am so excited for Mya to have another girl cousin her age.  I don't think I will ever be able to see Caroline without breaking in to song... "Sweet Caroline (bom bom bom)...."  We love you Caroline so much and can't wait to watch you grow into a beautiful little girl.

Here's the sweet Caroline.... (I totally stole this picture off your blog Maria!)  ;)

Look who is crawling!

We have one determined little girl!  About a week ago Mya started getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth.  On Thanksgiving she crawled a little bit for the first time and now she is on the move!  If she sees something she wants... Believe me she will get it!  Here's a short clip of little miss exploring the world as a mobile baby!

Ignore all the stuff on the floor (yikes)... and look what she's going after (making daddy proud)!