Monday, August 29, 2011

Rory is One!

I've thought about writing this post many times. I will blame my laziness of blogging on my computer transition. I mentioned to you guys about the hard drive crash of 2011. My sweet hubby surprised me with an iPad on my birthday earlier this month. I LOVE it, but it is taking some getting use to. I had to find an app to be able to blog from so it all feels new. So forgive me!

My sweet little Rory turned one on August 12. I can't even believe it. This year has flown by. She has been such an answer to prayer. Her sweet smile lights up the room. She has little curls on the back of her head. Four (plus two more coming in) front teeth and loves to scrunch up her nose all the time. She isn't walking yet but is so close!

Here are a couple of pics of her that day. Can you believe that I forgot to take one of her sitting with her bear in the chair? Poor second child.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sinclair is 3

You probably aren't surprised that it's taken me weeks to update the blog. In fact, I will be due for another Rory post in just a week. Good grief these months are flying by! To be honest, I haven't had much desire to post because my hard-drive bit the dust. I lost it all. (cue heart wrenching music). I had a recent back-up, but for some reason it wouldn't recover. My husband is quite the Mac tech geek so I knew we were in trouble if he couldn't fix it. So long to music, photos, internet bookmarks, house inspiration ideas and intellectual property. We will send it off to some specialists, but we have to wait cause it will cost a pretty penny. I have hope that it will be retrieved but in the meantime I have been starting over.

So, with that said, my big girl turned 3 on May 31. CAN NOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS!
She is such a joy. She seriously has the best personality. She is trying at times but she is just full of life. She has such a sweet spirit about it; always caring for others and celebrating others. I pray that this sweet spirit continues to grow in her and that one day she will use it for God's glory. Sinclair says so many things that I can't even count. So many funny things come out of her mouth. I wish I could have a voice recorder on her at all times.

I need to get more pictures from her party. We had a simple princess theme. She changed her mind daily on what theme she wanted. She was so blessed with many toys and lots of family who love her on that day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rory 9 Months (ALREADY!!!)

I seriously CAN. NOT. BELIEVE. that Rory is already 9 months old. She brings us all so much joy. She has the capacity to absolutely melt your heart with her smile. This girl is the picture of contentment and happiness. My favorite thing lately is watching and/or listening to her and Sinclair laugh together. Rory adores her sister--that is easy to see. Lately, she has really been approaching crawling and as of yesterday this girl began. Our life is over as we know it. Having two has been easy at times because I can place Rory is one spot and trust that she will remain. Good thing I've started working out this week because I'll need the extra endurance to keep up with them.

At her 9 month check up, she was so sweet. NOT. ONE. PEEP. out of her. She just intently watched everything the doctor did and barely cried when she got her shot. Wow, what a different experience than with Sinclair (my drama queen).

Her stats: 19.1 lbs - 60%; 28.25" long - 75%

Here she is in all her sweetness.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mother's Day

So for Mother's Day, I had the thought that I would like Scott to get me a (wait for it) a Roomba.
How funny is that? My cat tracks his litter (gross!) all over the place. I thought that if I had a Roomba, he could keep the litter off my floors. Well, I didn't get one but that is because I never told Scott about it. Maybe I was afraid that he would actually get me one for mother's day. HA!

While I'm on the subject of a Roomba, do you remember the SNL commercial for the Woomba? Very funny. I'm always afraid that I'll ask for a Woomba rather than a Roomba. HA!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rory is 8 Months Old!


I seriously cannot keep track of time! This girl is growing up so fast. I can't believe she is already 8 months old. She now has 2 teeth, says all kinds of syllables including "da da" and "ma ma". Seriously, just melt my heart. She is the happiest baby. She will go to anyone (unlike her sister) and just smiles all day long. Today, I listened to Taylor Swift in the car and her song "Never Grow Up". I think that about these girls every time I hear that song. Check out her song, I know you'll love it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We are in the HOUSE!!!

The day we waited for, for 11 months finally arrived last Sunday. We packed the trucks and moved into the new house. I am so thrilled to finally be here. I have such a peaceful feeling in this house. It is so open and airy. The paint colors are simply soothing. Here is one picture of the kitchen. I posted a few others over at our other blog, North Ocoee.
And a picture of little Rory breaking in the new farmhouse sink.
We seriously need to take more but I hate taking pictures of spaces will boxes and junk everywhere. (I foresee a yard sale in our future.) There is still a lot to do: shelves need to be hung in the closets, half the doors don't have door knobs, our kitchen hardware needs to be put on and our master bath isn't completed yet. BUT at least its livable!

Also, I wanted to include a cute little video of Sinclair. I don't know about you, but growing up I LOVED Psalty the singing Songbook. I found all my cassette tapes (yes, I'm old) when unpacking. So on the way to church, I busted one of them out. Here is Sinclair loving it.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Rory is 7 Months!

Shut up! I can't even believe that she is already 7 months old. These months are flying by. And... I thought for sure that we'd be in our house by the time she was 7 months old, but we are So. Not. We will hopefully we be in the house by the end of the month. If you want to see some updates about that, go here.

She absolutely loves her execauser. Sinclair would never stay in it for longer than a few minutes but Rory will sometimes play for 45 minutes! She thinks that fake laughter is the funniest thing. She has started playing around with a sippy cup and actually drank some water. We're still working our way in eating food. I miss making my own baby food, but jars will have to work since the food processor is STILL in storage. She gets in the crawling position all the time and starts rocking back and forth. Sinclair NEVER did that. She did the army crawl and rolled everywhere. I'm still waiting for her to roll from back to front. She does it sometimes but not when it really counts (like in the bed!).

Here is her picture. You'll notice the bear that I usually sit beside her is missing. Sinclair confiscated it and I think it got moved into the new house with her other stuffed animals. Oh well...



I wanted to show off some other happenings, too. Sinclair went to her cousin, Sydney's, birthday party. She got to spend the whole weekend in Atlanta with Scott's parents. She had a blast until the glass coffee table fell onto her foot. Thankfully her foot wasn't broken!! It looked gnarly, but it will be okay. The other pics are of a family dinner the other night at Shane's BBQ.