Wednesday, April 30, 2008

She may be little but she sure knows how to make a BIG MESS!!!

This is what I return to when leaving Lyla in the floor playing with Daddy! Her first response was kinda like "uh oh" Then it became funny~ Rob swears she did it all by herself.......maybe she had alittle help from Daddy~ who knows? But it sure was cute for a picture & seemed like she enjoyed every second of it! I guess I won't be ordering from Pottery Barn anytime soon, now that my magazine is in shreads! LOL

Lyla @ 10 months old.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I've been sewing ♥

Here is the little pillow case dress I made for Lyla~ for no pattern and just guessing at the measurements~ think it turned out cute as a button!

Here is alittle outfit I saw on-line and copied~ it was super easy & took all of 10 minutes to make. I love it on her~ has a vintage/boutique look, which I love! It's hard to tell what it looks like in these pics & because she isn't standing~ but it is just the sweetest little thing!

I am so happy to have my little girly to play around with~ by the time she's in High School I'm sure she'll choose not to be caught dead in something I've made at for now, I'm gonna eat it up!

One day I'll miss it.........

Yes, we stumble over little toys all day long. Yes, when I crawl into bed I find several micro machines under my pillow. Yes, when I do laundry there are little metal trains at the bottom of the washer from Tate's Pockets. Yes, Rob & I find ourselves swearing under our breath about all the toys toys toys! But one day I'll be crawling into my made up bed that is toyless, and when I do laundry it'll be missing that little treasure at the end of every load!

I was watching the kiddos play yesterday & realize that although my house is not always clean, it is full of life! My kids enjoy playing in the kitchen floor with toys all around them & in the end that is what they will remember~ they will forget so easily if the laundry was done or if the oven was scrubbed.

As for me & my family we are going to live life as we want....after all no one can do as much as their mother-in-law did! LOL

My sweet Tate is trying to figure it all out......

Every night Tate & I curl up in bed to read his Bible book. We also talk about the stories and I try my best to explain what they mean in a way he can understand. (It is alot harder than you think) We were reading the story of Saul turning to God and becoming known as the Apostle Paul. And then the last story was of the promise for God to come back to bring us home. I've always told Tate that Jesus lives in his heart & He is with him all the time. Well he had been thinking on everything & decided to talk to me about it all once we going to nap the next day. He started out talking about Saul and how he wasn't Jesus' friend then he was his friend & became Paul....I agreed & then he asked if Jesus was coming here? I told him that He would one day. He asked when, and I told him when the time was right. Then he said the sweetest thing I've ever was even better than hearing him say he loved me for the first time. He said "well, how will he get out of there?" I asked him "where?" and he pointed to his heart! Oh how sweet it was to know that he knew Jesus is with him always. I went to explain how Jesus lives in all of our hearts, when we love & believe in His word. I named off friends and family who has Jesus in their hearts, then he seemed to understand & was not so worried as to how Jesus was going to come out of his heart ♥ Then he asked "well then what will happen when he comes here?" I told him that everyone who did as God tells us to will go to live with Him in a wonderful place where everyone is always happy. He said he didn't want to move there, so I told him that Daddy, Momma, Lyla, Nanny, Nolan, Noah, Nathan & his family, his pawpaw...(the list went on and on) that they would all live there with him....that we'd all be together forever. He seemed satified and said "oh, well okay let's go to sleep now"

As he fell in to his sweet sleep I couldn't help but lay there and smile at him. He is so full of love & tries so hard to understand everything I'm telling him. I am so thankful to have such a loving little boy who will grow to know God & it is all starting at such a young age. I couldn't be more proud of him.

Just wanted to share my sweet little story of my sweet little boy, hope it made you smile :)

Peanuts & Lyla don't mix!!!!!

Oh my....we had such a scare! My poor little baby is allergic to peanuts! During lunch last week Tate was eating a peanut butter sandwich & I decided to share some with Lyla. After a couple tiny pinches of it, we went upstairs for nap time.....alittle over a hour later we wake up & Lyla's face was alittle red, I just thought it was from sleeping....well within 5 minutes she started to break out in tiny hives on her face, they started moving to her neck & chest. I called Rob & decided to take her to the Dr. once I remembered her having the peanut butter.....well by the time I drove 20 minutes to Canton, she was soooo swollen. Her ears were HUGE! She didn't have the bumpy hives anymore, because her complete face & chest were now red & covered her body. The Doctor kinda flipped when we got there, but was able to give her a shot to counter act everything her body was doing...he told me that it normally took 5 minutes, but he would give her no longer than 10 minutes before she would be transported to the ER. I was so frightened. The shot was amazing....she started clearing up within minutes & was playing again like nothing happened. By the time I arrived home to her worried Daddy & brother, her face almost clear & her body was barely red. These are a few of the pics once we were home. You can tell her ears are still alittle swollen, but nothing like they were & her poor lil chest was still somewhat red. These pictures really don't do the story was bad! But we have an awesome peditrician & he ordered blood work to find out the severity of the recation she'll have to peanuts & all prescribed an epipen...which is a shot of us to give until she can get to the ER. Wish us luck with everything, as I am educating myself on foods made with peanut oil, etc. Hopefully this will never happen again, as it was defently a scary situation. To all you who are close to our family, please remember this allergy she has & please do not have peanuts around my sweet baby girl!

Shrinking Hippo Update!

2 weeks old....

1 month...... 8lbs. 7oz

2 Months.......12lb. 4oz

3 months....(with her new pierced ears)

4 months.....she's smiling and oh so so sweet!

5 Months
It is so cool how with each photo I am able to see Lyla change......each photo holds a new milestone! This month Lyla found her feet! They are her new best friend, (next to Tate). She weighs around 18lbs. I will take her next month for her "well baby check up" and we'll see exactly what she weighs. Oh & check out her new hoop ear rings ♥

6 months
Oh my goodness! Lyla is already 6 months old!!!!! That is half of a year, already gone~ just flew by! She is growing and learning so much. She can sit alone now and she has also gained two teeth! With the hustle and bustle of Christmas I was late posting this but the photo is on the 15th of December when she turned 6 months. She broke her first bottom tooth on the 17th (my Bday) and then the second one came in on Christmas morning....those were her gifts to me, the breast~feeding mother! lol Nah, only playing...I am really thrilled they popped out, cause gosh she looks cute with them~ Lyla is such a happy baby, she loves people and is already rooting for their attention. This month she has changed alot. She cries alittle when I leave the room & she will grab for me to hold her~ she is totally lovin' Mom! Her favorite food is bananas & she loves drinking water from a sippy cup. I can't believe how fast she is here is the pic, can't you just squeeze those legs!

She is 7 Months!
Oh wow! What a change one month can make...she is so curious & notices everything! The changes have defently happened this month~ Lyla is in l♥ve with Mommy. If I walk out of the room...she cries, if I hand her off....she cries, I know it all stems from love so it's okay. She was so much fun for this month's photoshoot~ (even if I did have my camera in landscape & the pics are green!!!) I redid the shoot & the color look great, but they were missing the story...So I'm going with the green one~ because during the session she finally realized there was a little hippo beside her...she would look at me with a serious look then look at the hippo, then back to me & cry. Then she'd do it all over again. She was just not so sure about the little hippo! So here it green picture! LOL

Yes, believe it or not I'm finally posting~ I have been so busy with just everyday life & photography that I've totally fallen short on my blog....sorry to all my faithful readers :)

So Lyla is now 10 months old & so full of love. She has changed so much in the last few months. She now has 5 teethers & loves to bite me everytime I brush them ;) She has started clapping in her own little balling up one fist & clapping her other hand on top of it! She l♥ves to play peek-a-boo~ it is something she does all the time! She is so funny....she'll find the smallest little thing to hide behind, thinking we can't see her. I grabbed a pic of her hiding behind a granola was raised on top of her head & she was looking straight at the camera, yet she was hiding! I just love the stage she is at, she is full of high pitched screams & that big belly laughter! She is defently different then Tate was as a baby. She doesn't like to be touched, as in snuggling (unless she is nursing & laying down for nap) other than that, she will push our hands off of her~ Tate was a love bug & attached to his paci & blankie by her age. Not Lyla~ she gave up her paci on her own...everytime we tried to pop it in, she'd spit it out directly! She also rejects a blankie or snuggly bear. I guess it's a good thing, cause it's one less thing to break later..but I just wanted a few great pics of a little toddler with her worn out bear dragging behind her~crazy i know :)
Lyla has a new nickname this month...we slowly started calling her Lyleeeeee. It has stuck & we call her that almost more than her name~ she responds well to it & I think it's just the cutest thing to hear Tate say. Lyla is saying a few words...her first word was Da-Da, (just like Tater) Then she picked up Bye-Bye with a wave. Her wave is cute, cause she just throws her hand up in the she already too cool for school! Then finally she said Ma-Ma. Just melted my heart! Now she is saying Daw for Dog. And I think she's say Bru for Brubby (which is what we call Tate)

It has been amazing to see all the changes that happen so fast. I remember thinking during my last week of pregnancy, how sad it was for Tate that he would never be the only child again. That he would forever have to share my love, my time, and things would never be the same.....well that was defently true! But I have come to realize now that I love both of my children with no end in sight & that Tate would not trade his sister for the world.

So here is her 10 month pic...I still need to post 8 & 9 months, but I have to search through my tower of discs to find them....not something I want to do right this moment! So here she is~ our little Lyleeeeee.