HG says, “An ‘I love you’ is the best way to start the day.”
As HG learns to dress herself, we talk a lot about patterns. I told her that the patterns were fighting. She said, “I don’t see any blood anywhere, so they aren’t fighting.”
When HG crawled into bed with us late one night, she cuddled up with John, and he sniffed her hair. “Daddy, why are you sniffing my hair?” “Because it’s lovely.”
We were laughing about John running away from Cressey having a diaper ‘situation,’ and HG said, “All men are chicken!”
HG has been ON FIRE about helping me plan Cressey’s birthday party. “When I have a cuteness attack, it’s like a virus- I can’t stop!”
Someone was “bugging the nerves out of HG.”
Perfect way to start 2017
When HG came home from her NYE sleepover at Grandma’s, I was no longer the first person she went running to…
Love this artwork HG made at school
This stupid Blue cat…
Meant to share these Christmas wish lists created by HG
Celebrating Sara’s birthday at Alison’s house
Celebrating Addie’s 4th birthday at Pump It Up. After the kiddos jumped, we moved into the party room. HG soon started to wilt and came over to sit in my lap. John and I were sitting knee to knee, as he held Cressey in his lap. With the four of us sitting huddled there, I had a profound sense of family fall over me. How hard we had prayed and worked and toiled to get to this point, but man, was it all worth it. God is good!
Ready for church on a COLD January morning
Loving her new car seat
Literally attached at the hip
“Heeeeey, girl, hey!”
Watching sissy at gymnastics
While HG wasn’t happy about my taking her pic, I had to snap this pic of Cress sitting with the big girls. (The Mattice girls had come over to our house to play, but we had to evacuate due to a burning smell that we couldn’t identify. Once we left him alone to hunt more effectively, John brought in his friend Lindsey, and they figured out it was the furnace engine.)
Teaching some life skills
Celebrating Selena Kate and Archer’s birthdays at Marshall’s World
Bubba’s jewelry makes the best toys!
Moore cousins: Helen Grace, Ella Catherine (3rd cousin), Sadye Bell (3rd cousin), and Selena Kate (2nd cousin). Double names run in the family.
MLK Day = an extra day with Daddy!!! Lunch at Huey’s and then the barn
HG and I ended MLK with a mother-daughter pedicure (which took entirely too long but was wayyyy fun). As we walked into the shop hand in hand, HG asked, “Mama, when Cressey is bigger and we leave the house for girl things like this, we can just tell her we’re going around the block, right?”
One night, we put Cressey to bed, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. After HG got to sleep, I saw on the monitor that Cressey was still rolling around in her bed, so I went in to pick her up and cuddle for a minute. John came in a few minutes later, and we had a fun little late night visit. We are so blessed to get to do this all over again, and we try not to take a second for granted.
HG snuck downstairs “scared” one night as we were still up and reading, and John did some exercises before taking her back up to bed.
She can’t sit up on her own yet, but once I pull her up, she immediately grabs on to the rail and tries to pull up to a stand.
Some love before school
Cressey’s new “throwing out” trick isn’t so fun when you are trying to hold her.
A note from HG
All that hair can really hold a bow! She didn’t even notice it was in her hair until we took it out. Then she wouldn’t let us get it back in her hair because she wanted to hold it.
If you support Cressey, she will take steps, especially toward her sissy.
They sure do love each other.
After 16 months of extreme love/ torture, HG finally admitted that she had outgrown her first pair of saddle oxfords. While I have been tempted to sabotage these things because of how awful they looked, she was insistent on seeing them to the end. The end of an era!
See that little head popping up? She has been rolling around in her bed like a crazy lady lately, and she is usually popped up looking at you when you walk in the room.
Love finding evidence of HG playing with my shoes
Fun at Seafood Junction
I had to go to Oxford for initiation, but John took the girls to run in the Lisa Lass race at Grace St. Luke’s. It was the first race for both girls, and except for the really cold wind in their faces toward the end, I think they all enjoyed it! The Hasseltines were there too, so Cam caught some good footage for me. Hayes and Hanley both got second place in their age groups!
Also saw Mary Caroline!
She was D-O-N-E!
Celebrating Eli’s third birthday
Lilah came over to spend the night (HG’s first slumber party in the new house). They were so well behaved and entertained each other so well.
Meanwhile, Cress and I entertained ourselves…
Movie and popcorn time
Annnnd they’re out!
We stopped by to see Mary Mason and Darby.
And then we swung by the Brooks Museum to see the last day of their “Intrude” bunny exhibit. It was so cool to see these huge bunnies but short lived due to it being so cold once the sun went down.
This girl laughing at her daddy
A lady at a restaurant gave Cressey her first Oreo. Disastrously delicious.
A beautiful January day to ride Beanie
Beanie got excited while running a course and cantered a little. HG was laughing with Ms. Jody afterward, but don’t let the smile fool you- she was NOT happy with that horse for cantering. (Terrified of falling lately)
HG loves to hop in the tub with her sister. Cressey only cackles like that for HG, and it’s the best when they are playing in the bath. This night, HG wrapped her up and sat in front of the heater together.
Cressey’s first trip to the dentist, Dr. Blen. She wasn’t a fan of the knee to knee exam.