Sunday, February 13, 2011

Christmas Morning

I know, I know, blogging about Christmas in February is ridiculous, but I have to get caught up!! Christmas was wonderful this year...lots of excitement and fun with our families. Christmas Eve we went to the Children's Service at church then made Christmas cookies for Santa. The kids went to bed early, then we went to work on all the goodies. We love playing Santa!! Cooper was pumped Christmas morning to see that Santa came! He and Maggie played with their toys, opened presents from us, then we headed to the Bailey's for a yummy breakfast and more presents. The Baileys are so generous and we all racked up!

Cookies for Santa

Future doctor????

Hmmm...maybe not!

Coop performing an AWESOME dance for us at the Bailey's!
Not sure what happened to his undies :)

Remote control Buzz Lightyear! Cooper is obsessed!

LOVE this crew!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Bell Center

Maggie receives therapy two times a week at The Bell Center in Homewood. The center provides early intervention services for children up to three years old who are at risk for any kind of developmental delay. Maggie loves going to the Bell Center and "playing" with her therapists. They really have taught me so much on caring for Maggie and have especially been a big help now that our girl is pulling up onto her knees, and sometimes even her feet...eek!! Right now her therapy is one on one, but soon she will be in a group with other children for group time. I cannot wait for her to be able to interact with other children and be able to gain support from other parents. The Bell Center and their loving staff works wonders for these little miracles!

The Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon in February is the Bell Center's largest fundraiser of the year. They have a program called Partners in Training (PIT) where individuals or relay teams are paired up with a child and run in honor of that child. They receive lots of nutrition and running tips, and even train together. Each runner or team sets a goal to raise $100 per mile that goes directly to the Bell Center. I was so excited to learn that Bevin Keene, a friend I cheered with in High School, was a volunteer and PIT relay runner and chose to run the Marathon in honor of Maggie! So special! I had planned on emailing friends and family about helping in their fundraising efforts, but after our AMAZING fundraiser surprise in November put on by our friends, I didn't feel right asking for donations. But, I really want to help Bevin and her relay team reach their goal and since the funds they raise go directly to the Bell Center (not for Maggie), I thought I would post the link to their fundraising site. If you feel led, I know they would appreciate your support...big or small. I'm so thankful to them for all they do for the Bell Center!

I know, I know, I'm SO far behind on here...Christmas, First Birthday, New Years, and lots more coming soon!! Here's Mags showing off her new skills:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Harrison!

Our nephew Harrison turned one on December 16th, and had an awesome birthday party on the 18th to celebrate! The party was at our church and was sock monkey themed. Everything was super cute with lots of detail...great job mama Caroline! We love our sweet, cuddly Harrison!

How precious is this cake??? Harrison's daycare teacher made it!

The food spread


The Birthday Boy

CoCo, Harrison, Mumu

Parker B

Coop & Abby patiently waiting to eat the big cake!


My parents & the Magster

Monday, December 20, 2010

We love Christmas!!

We have had so much fun getting ready for Christmas! Cooper is starting to understand what the holidays are all about, and his excitement is contagious!! He is pumped about presents and Santa, but can also tell you about Baby Jesus, the manger, and the three kings. We can't wait for the big day!

We went to a Christmas Tree farm with the Lawtons a few weeks ago to pick out our tree. I haven't been to a tree farm since I was young, so it was really fun. There are so many to choose from so it got a little overwhelming. We did find a few more bald spots on the one we chose once we got it home, but I guess it gives it character!

Cooper was OBSESSED with the saw. Luckily, Mr. George took the blade off for him so he carry it around.

Caroline & George searching for their tree. Caroline became a big sister to TWIN BROTHERS just a week after this picture, so her mama was smart and hung out in a tailgating chair while we walked around!

Me & Maggie-Lou

The boys doing the dirty work.

Family Pic

The Bailey's came over one Sunday after church to get a shot of all three grandkids for their Christmas card. Even though Harrison kept trying to be a runaway and Maggie was more interested in taking her bow out & eating it, we managed to get some good shots. Here are the outtakes:

We also made a gingerbread house...or as Cooper calls it "Santa's House." Eating during the construction is half the fun!

This is one of the pictures on our Christmas card. Sweet, sweet babies!