Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Will loved Easter this year! He got to do 3 Easter egg hunts: one at a local church, one at our church: Southside Church of Christ, and one at his great-grandmother's house. We got to spend a lot of time with our church family at LTC in Dallas and eat lunch with our extended family.

Will was not concerned about getting a lot of eggs. He was more concerned about what was in the egg. While the other children were running furiously around gathering eggs, Will would pick up an egg and say "What's in this egg?" with big eyes. He would slowly open it and a big smile would spread across his face as he discovered another piece of candy or a sticker or a quarter. At the Southside egg hunt, he only ended up with about 8 eggs but he was completely cool with that. I love him so much!

Reese looked beautiful, of course, in her Easter dress. I love dressing her up!

Will & Jordan

Will & Sarah

Will & Henry

Katherine & Will - Matching Seersucker

Monday, April 28, 2014

My First Smocked Dress

I finally finished my first smocked dress! This dress took me, oh, about 30 hours to make. Forever. I hand pleated the dress which was my first mistake among many, but it turned out pretty cute; just don't look too closely.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day With Thomas

Kelly & Nancy drove up and surprised Will with tickets to a Day With Thomas. They had promised him as part of his Christmas gift that they would take him on a train ride. He was in little boy heaven! When he saw Thomas coming down the track, he said "Ohhhh my goodness!" and covered his mouth with his hand; eyes open wide.

Kelly & Nancy bought us all tickets to ride the train but there was so much more to do. There was a petting zoo, a miniature train ride, train tables, a large model train set, pictures with Sir Topham Hat, a bubble machine, and temporary tattoos. We all had a blast!

The funniest little chicken

Always grabbing earrings...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reese - 9 Months

Dear Reese,

You are 9 months old, weigh 18.5 lbs (41%), are 27.75 inches tall (57%) and have a head circumference that is in the 94%. You get your head from your daddy's side of the family. You have light brown hair and blue/gray eyes. Your hair isn't falling out anymore and is getting long; especially on the sides and at your crown. 

You can pull yourself up if I offer you my hands and you can stand up without any help at the coffee table or in your crib. No crawling yet. 

You are a very happy baby. You giggle a lot and love to watch Will play. You are starting to grab his toys and food if he is too close. This makes him a little annoyed. 

You are a gorgeous baby. Everyone at church wants to come up and see you. The youth group loves to hold you and pass you around. You have started singing and dancing; which is completely adorable. 

You don't have any teeth yet but you like to munch on puffs and oyster crackers. 

We love you Reese! You are a joy in our lives.