Monday, May 31, 2010

What have we been up to??????

Here are a few of Blakely's favorite things....

**Sippy Cup**
I put water in it and she loves to hold it and drink out of it. I introduced it a few weeks ago and didn't think she would really care about it. But I was wrong. She LOVES it. She looks like such a big girl.
Every day, and I really mean EVERY day, we take her on a wagon ride. She is definately an outdoors baby. Every evening after she eats we are outside for 1-2 hours.

**Playing with Wyatt**
Our neighbors' little boy Wyatt and Blakely. Isn't he a cutie?? He is 6 weeks older than Blakely. As you can see in the next few pictures she is the crazy one and he is the laid back one. They love playing together.
**Playing in her new Jeep**

**Pool Time**
She absolutely loves it. She will stay in it as long as we let her. She fell over a couple of times and didn't mind a bit getting her face wet.
We are taking swim lessons in a couple of weeks and I think she is going to really enjoy that.

Starting to get a little tired.
Snack time after swimming!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mother's Day
This Mother's Day was such a SPECIAL Day for me. In fact, it was one of the best days of my life. First of all, I feel so truly blessed to me a mom. Being a mom is one of the most exciting, joyful, special things that has ever happened to me. I love my little Blakely Ann more than words can even describe. She has truly been such a special gift from God. I could not have prayed or asked for a more perfect baby.
This Mother's Day we got to dedicate her at church. First, when we walked into church Brandon and I were greeted by about 20 family and friends that came just for Blakely's baby dedication. I almost started crying when I saw everyone and realized how many people truly love Blakely. I know that many others would have been there if they could. We had the privilege of having Brandon's Uncle Robert do the ceremony. He did such a great job. He made it so personable and spoke exactly what we needed to hear. It was special to us because 7 years ago Brandon's uncle was standing on the alter marrying Brandon and I and now 7 years later he is dedicating our baby girl to the Lord.
Another reason it was so special was because I got to spend the day with my mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and Brandon's grandmother. My grandparents were able to drive from Amarillo to be here and that meant the world to Brandon and I. Mammy was also able to make it which was such a special treat too. Overall, it was a day in our life that we will never forget.

Blakely made me a card a Mrs. Lisa's house. Lisa had to do it several times because Blakely wouldn't quit curling up her toes. But, it turned out perfect!
I came home one day after working late and Blakely and Brandon had gone and picked me up some of my favorite flowers in my favorite color. I was so surprised!
Me and my sugar dumplin before Baby Dedication.
Blakely could not have been more perfect at the service. She sat through the entire service and was great at the end when we went up to do the dedication.

My best friend Sheaffer with Blakely and I. Brandon and I are so blessed to have Chris and Sheaffer as best friends. Thank you both so much for coming. After we got to the service they offered to be the photographer and thank you!
Uncle Robert with our family. Blakely was a little distracted at that point.
My mom, dad and grandmother with me and Blakely.
Uncle Justin (my brother) and Aunt Lydia (my amazing sister-in-law). Uncle Byron (my brother-in-law) and Aunt Regina (my sister) were there but I didn't get a picture of them on my camera. Thank you all for coming. We are so thankful that Blakely has aunt and uncles that love her sooooo much and give her soooo much attention.

Pappy, Honey (Brandon's mom) with Blakely. My mom has all the good pictures of Mammy, Pappy, and Aunt Rhenda on her camera. I will hopefully add more pics later.
Daddy and Blakely leaving the church after a long morning of Baby Dedication and family and friends loving on her!
Bluebonnet Pictures

About one month ago we took Blakely to a place in Mckinney that had a patch of Bluebonnets. She didn't know what to think of them. She loves being outside, sitting in the grass and looking at things. So, she loved getting to be in the Bluebonnets.