• One more day to enter my giveaway! Check it out!!
  • My friend, Andrea, who is Mrs. America competed in the Mrs. World Pageant in Vietnam and came in as 1st runner-up! Congrats Andrea!!!
  • We have had INCREDIBLE weather this weekend!! After a week of rain – we are soaking up the warmer weather!! The girls helped Kevin put up Christmas lights outside yesterday! Kevin likes to take advantage of the nice weather to get the lights up!! We just do white lights on the house and some pre-lit garland on the porch. Simple. Lucy commented on the way to church that another house looks prettier than ours. This house had TONS of “toys” in the yard. Santa, reindeer, snowmen, angels, etc.
  • After 7 months, our new pastor finally received his visa! We are so excited to see how God works through him over the coming year!!
  • We are having Thanksgiving at our house and I am so excited to have everyone here!! The girls are excited to play with their cousins.
  • I sold a couple of aprons last weekend and had a custom request so I am working on that today.

A Couple of Funnies

Norah: “Our neighbors on the West get all the way on the top roof of their house to put up Christmas lights.”

(If Lucy wants to do something or make us believe something, she always tells us someone else told her to)
Lucy: Belle (my parents’ dog) sleeps in his room.
Me: Belle is a girl.
Lucy: No, he’s not. He’s boy. Grandpa told me.
Lucy: Can I have some gum, too?
Me: No, when you are 5 you can have gum.
Lucy: Jackson (her 6 year old cousin) told me I could. (At this point she had not seen Jackson for a couple of months and if she does, she doesn’t really talk to him.)

10 Months

Each month seems to go by more and more quickly. . . . .and I’m not very happy about that. It seems like it has only been a few weeks since I went into labor in the middle of the night and we called my friend, Cherie, to come over while we went to the hospital. It wasn’t just a few weeks ago – it was 10 months ago. The crazy thing is that she doesn’t look much like a baby. I think it is because she has so much hair and it is long for a 10 month old, but she looks like a little girl!!!
Daphne is growing, changing, and learning so much now!
Some of the big changes are:
She officially waves bye-bye and sometimes repeats the 2 syllable sound in bye-bye.
She is cruising along all of the furniture and occasionally lets go to balance for a couple of seconds.
She is eating mostly finger foods with the exception of breakfast when she still has rice cereal with fruit mixed into it. She seems to love cheese, pasta, and any kind of fruit. She will eat corn, peas, carrots and green beans. She also seems to like cottage cheese and yogurt.
She is FINALLY taking her bottles better. She willingly drinks about 20 ounces a day – sometimes a little more.
She is working on her 8th tooth. Daphne isn’t really grumpy when she is teething, but she doesn’t nap well.
We have all been trying to teach Daphne to clap – with little success. The funny thing is that, for whatever reason, whenever we clap in front of Daphne, I always clap and say, “Yaaaaaay.” So now when we clap, Daphne will clasp her hands together, hold them tightly, and says, “AAAAAAAY.”
I don’t think I have mentioned this before, but Daphne LOVES bathtime which is a HUGE thing for us. Norah and Lucy hated baths! In fact Norah cried for EVERY bath until she was about 4 and Lucy cried every bath until Norah stopped crying! We tried all kinds of fun toys – but nothing worked. Daphne is the total opposite! She squeals when she hears the bath water. Whenever she is in the bathroom, she hikes a leg up like she is going to climb in herself. She doesn’t sit still in the tub, either. She is a crazy girl – splashing and crawling. She is seriously a little fish. I literally have to keep a hand on her because she even tries to put her face under and comes up laughing!
Norah and Lucy are LOVING that she interacts with them. She is such a fun, happy baby!!
-pictures to come-


Just realized that I never posted yesterday! We had a little bit of a crazy day. It seems like I am having a hard time keeping the house in order so when we have company coming, I have to run around, cleaning like a mad woman!!

Today, my niece has been here all day, so with 4 little girls running around, I haven’t had time for much of anything!!
Hopefully, I will have more to post tomorrow. . . hopefully!