Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunflowers in the Delta


3 Months and a Florida Vacation

Dear Paisley,

It's hard to believe that Swayze is already 3 months old! At first, the two of you looked SO similar, but now she's starting to get her own look, and kind of favors me a tad! :) I'm thinking that the dark hair just might stick around.... When we got Swayze's shots a few weeks ago, she'd already grown to 13 lbs. 6 oz. and 24 inches long! She's 50th percentile in length and 95th in weight....not a big shocker since you were ALWAYS 95th and above in all categories!

Your dad and I have not been on a real vacation (outside of camping) since our honeymoon, and since we'd been working so hard over the past year with school, work, you, and the new baby, my parents thought it'd be nice to take a vaction to sunny Florida!

Let's just say that you really enjoyed yourself! :) I was very scared that you would be afraid of the waves and that we would have to spend the whole week at the pool (not that that would be a bad thing! ha!). But you had the best time in the waves and gathering sea shells. We even found a whole, unbroken chonch shell, which is super hard to do! I guess your first beach trip was a success!

We even got our first picture of our cute little family of four....thanks to Nana!

I tried to get us all some good pictures on the beach, but between the rain showers, the heat, and crying babies, we didn't get much....

I think we took more pictures in the Mexican restaurant than we did on the beach!!!

We definitely had a good time, but packing for myself and 2 girls is a chore! It may be another month before our suitcases are empty! :)

Not much longer until we're all back to the daily grind of school, work, and chores, so I think we'll just enjoy the next couple of weeks. Then I'll worry about unpacking.....

Until then,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

2 Months Old and a Full Camera Card

Dear Paisley,

This weekend, I finally put all of my pictures from my camera onto my computer, plus I got some really good ones of you and Swayze!

I love dressing you two up alike, which is weird because I never used to like that sort of thing. Now, I think it's adoreable, and I do it every chance that I get! I can't believe that Swayze is 2 months old already! It's hard to believe, but at the same time it seems like she's been here forever.

Swayze is in a size 1 diaper and a 0 shoe (she has tiny feet!). She loves to smile when we talk to her. We go to the doctor for her 2 month shots this week, so I'll update her weight and length then. She is such a happy baby and is very laid back. She doesn't get upset about too much, just food and a dirty diaper! You are becoming very protective of Swayze and want to be around her all the time. She stayed in the nursery for a couple of days at your daycare, and you had to keep checking in on her to make sure she was okay....even though I think it was more for you than it was to check on your sister! :)

You are such a little priss pot these days! Now when I want you to smile for pictures, instead of just saying "cheese", you say "cheese and burgers!" Not real sure where you got that from, and it's adoreable. However, now in most of your pictures you can tell you're saying something instead of smiling! :)

And you like to pose a lot too! :)

We got to go to our friends, Ryan and Misty's house to swim and hang out. You didn't much like the swimming part, but you loved to stand on the slip n slide and let the water hit you. You REALLY liked squirting everyone with your little water gun!

Here's what we've been doing between visiting our parents and doing schoolwork:

And of course I had to put this up for when you get older.....

Until then,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun times ahead!

Dear Paisley,

It's been one amazing month! You are adjusting very well to having Swayze around, even though you have your moments of wanting me all to yourself. When she first got here, Swayze looked a LOT like you. She still does, but she's starting to get her own look and personality!

Swayze is such a good baby....however, she still has her days and nights a little backwards! We've been dealing with a little bit of colic these past few weeks, and hopefully have it calmed down a little.

Swayze just a couple of days old...

You also got to go to your first Memphis Redbirds game....

I know, I know, but I HAD to!

You love your little sister! <3

I just love our cute little family and can't wait until Swayze is up playing around with you, fighting over high heels with you, sharing makeup and doing hair with you. We've got fun times ahead! :)

Until then,


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Swayze Katherine is Here!

Dear Paisley,

Your baby sister, Swayze Katherine, finally got here yesterday, only five days late!  At 2:41 pm on April 15, 2011, you became a big sister to a precious 8 lb. 11 oz. 19 3/4 in. bundle of pure joy! 

You love to hold her, and you keep pointing at her saying "baby!"  She looks exactly like you did when you were born with a head full of jet black hair and dark olive skin.  I can't wait to see how much like you she actually turns out to be! I wonder if her eyes will stay blue like yours and daddy's or if they'll be brown like mine.  Or if her hair will stay dark like mine or be light brown/blonde like yours.  I can't wait to see the beautiful ladies you two precious girls are going to grow up to be.

From the very first moment I held you two years ago, I have loved you with everything I have and couldn't imagine having the same love for anything or anyone else.  But once Swayze was handed to me yesterday, everything I've ever felt for you inside me just doubled! Your daddy and I have two beautiful girls that are perfect in every way and that make us wonder just how we got to be so lucky!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yes, I Know...

Dear Paisley,

Yes, I know the pregnancy ticker for Swayze is still up, and it says -2 days until she's due.  However, your sister has not decided just when she feels like coming into this world.  I did go to the doctor yesterday, though, and she's coming by Friday whether she likes it or not! :) That's right, Miss Priss, just a couple more days until you're a BIG SISTER! Ahhhhhh!  I'm so excited!!!! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It Came and It Went

Dear Paisley,

Today is Swayze's due date and the day is almost over.  Looks like I will be going to work tomorrow with yet another doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon.  I've gotten a lot done today - 5 loads of laundry, a semi-clean house, and a little bit of homework.  I guess it's a good thing lil sis didn't decide to come today as I obviously had too much to do around here anyway!

A lot of people have been checking on me today which really made the day a less aggravating.  I think I'm aggravated because it's like waiting on someone to give you a surprise after they've already said "I've got a surprise for you, but I can't tell you what it is!" Ugh! I hate when people do that! Ha.

Oh, well.  Tomorrow is another day and another possibility of having a baby.  Maybe I can skip the doctor's office and go straight on to the hospital!  Hey, a girl can dream, right?!?  :)

Later Tater!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Pretty Day for Pictures

Dear Paisley,

You have got to be the cutest little thing to take pictures of! Here are a few that I took today that I wanted to share with Nana and Dede.

I just love you! :)