Sunday, December 13, 2009

Family pictures!

We recently had some family pictures taken from great friend and fabulous photographer, Andy Brophy. Not only does Mavis have a huge crush on Andy, she loves to smile and laugh with him. We thought he was really able to capture our little one's personality! Check out his stuff at and if you are in the Atlanta area, you should consider him for your next family pictures!! just a little shameless plug...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Mavis is so fun at this age. She is really developing her sense of humor and loves making Mommy and Daddy laugh. She talks so much these days that we have full blown conversations all the time! It is funny, though, what she comes up with to talk about. Here are a few funny words and phrases that she is using all the time:

"look, mommy....leebes"-she says when she spots some really pretty fall leaves
"mommy, I watches Dora?"- that's what we hear right when she gets out of bed.
"Mommy, Daddy and Mavis snuggle on da couch"-this girl loves to snuggle with us! so precious.
"Nandy and Mavis, hold'n hand in the park"-this girl is in love with our close friend, Andy. At night she asks to pray for him before bed. Today he took our family pictures and she said she wanted to hold hands with him in the park. Can this really be her first crush??
"Wooooowww" She is so animated. Everything is wow, cool or pretty.
"bitty bitty"- her daddy uses the phrase itty bitty a lot, and she repeats it when talking about anything small in size

she is so excited about the new baby. I don't think she really gets the idea of being a sister at all, but babies she understands. She is so motherly. Our days revolve around taking care of her babies (baby lion, baby duck, baby sheep, etc.) feeding them, diapering them, rocking name it. When she sees my tummy she says, " Awww, a baby in tummy. Aww, soft." she says while petting my tummy. Today she said, " baby in da tummy, go kiss."

Finally, precious moment of the day...we were headed upstairs for naptime. She always puts her head on my shoulder before going to bed. She then put her little hand to my cheek and said, "sweet sweet mommy." Are you kidding me? can being a mom be any better??

Family Fall pictures coming soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had one cute Minnie Mouse around here on Halloween. We had a great weekend. Aunt Tee, Uncle Joe, and Zoey invited us to their trunk-or-treat on Friday night. We had a blast! It was a little rainy, but that didn't slow these girls down! I don't have too many pictures from the night because it was so cold and we were chasing a little one around among all the other trunk-or-treaters! Most of the pics are from Mave getting dressed for her big night. Mamy was here to help us get dressed. We went to a friends neighborhood that isn't quite as hilly and had a blast! Check out picture #1...Mavis wore here daddy's Mickey Mouse ears from when he was little. They have his name embroidered in the back:) What a great momma she is! We are thankful to have heirlooms like this!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

holidays here we come...

To make sure Mavis is adequately prepared for the holidays and all that come with them...I decided it was time for her to get acquainted with the kitchen:) Today we baked some delicious chocolate chip cookies and she seems like she will be a natural cook! check it out...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Layla and Mavis

We had some great friends come into town this weekend and have been enjoying some good ol' Atlanta fun. Here are some pics of our time at the zoo. It was Boo Zoo this weekend, which means trick or treating at the zoo. Check out the best buds and all the fun they have together.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Big Sister!

that's right!
Jake and I are expecting another little one. Our due date is May 10th! Ultrasound pics of our new little bean should be up soon!

Fall is here...

The weather is perfect right now for being outdoors. We are trying to enjoy it as much as possible. Mavis and I spent a morning at the park this week. Check out our growing girl. She does the slide all by herself now:)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Growing up...

Mave is growing so fast. Here she is enjoying some playtime with her purse and lipstick. Naturally, Mavis is a girly girl. Nothing her momma had anything to do with, I'm sure:) She loves putting on make-up, wearing her bows, and of course, taking care of her babies. She has so many and each gets tender loving care. She certainly has a soft heart when it comes to her little ones. If she drops one, she immediately picks it up and says, " Awww, baby, are you okay?" and plants a big smooch on it's boo boo. She diligently takes them to potty, cleans their hands and strolls them around for a "walk." She is such a joy to watch as she continues to develop. Her newest thing is singing constantly. Now she is replacing the words to all the songs she knows, like Twinkle Twinkle and Old McDonald with new words. I love to hear her creating and pretending. Look for more posts she continues to grow...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mavis Turns Two!!!!

Saturday we celebrated sweet Mavis with a Dora the Explorer party! She had such a great time with all her family, her cousin Zoey and a few close friends! She got tons of wonderful things and was a little overwhelmed. We are still pulling out things slowly and will probably save some stuff for a little later!! Right now she loves her new baby that suck a passy and her new kitchen! She is cooking up a storm in between feedings:) already a momma!! Here are a few pics from the day and from some playtime afterwards.

Happy Birthday sweet girl! We love you!

Monday, August 10, 2009


We got back from Wilmington, NC last week for my best friend's bridal shower. We had a great time staying with friends, hitting the beach and loading up on Port City Java coffee:) Enjoy these pics of little Mave. She had a blast with one of her best buds, Layla. They just laugh and giggle constantly when they are together. She is growing so fast...stay tuned for birthday pics! She turns 2 this Saturday!!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby's First Song

Here is Mave's singing debut! Hope you enjoy. She has been asking me, " Mommy, sing?" all the time the past couple of days. When I was singing Twinkle, Twinkle yesterday she just joined right in. It takes her a little bit to get used to the camera, but she eventually sings along. Be patient-she sings about halfway through. A few other funnies...notice when i say "up above the world" she says "down." I guess she hasn't quite got the hang of things:) Our girl will be two next month! I can't believe it! Stay tuned for birthday updates!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby's First Wedding!

Sorry for the lack of updates, friends. We have been preparing for my sister's wedding. She was married here in Atlanta on July 3rd. The wedding was amazing. We are settling down after a long few weeks and I am finally able to post. Mave was the flower girl in the wedding and she did amazing! Here are a few pictures of her at the wedding events. Hope you enjoy! She is growing up so fast. She has definitely had a word explosion in the last 3 weeks. She is saying so much. It's fun to see her grasp the idea of humor and make jokes. Today she was pretending to be asleep when I tried to get her out of the car seat. Just when I got close enough to unbuckle her, she started giggling! She is so precious! She is coming up on the big 2nd birthday! Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the big day!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mave at 21 months!

Little Mavis is growing up so fast and it is so fun to watch! She is looking more and more like her daddy, but has the drama of her mama:) She is hilarious! She is talking up a storm, sometimes a conversation to herself and sometimes full ones with us! It's amazing how much her vocabulary has taken off. She knows lots of colors, but "lellow" is her favorite. Purple and blue come in at a close second. She likes to count using her fingers, holding up a one, then two fingers. three is still hard, its pretty much is her whole hand. She gets a "A" for effort! She loves being outside, whether on the playground or in the pool. Right now we are playing with bubbles daily! She loves them. Her favorite toys are mommy's purse, mommy's make-up, her baby, and anything Dora...especially Dora books. We take regular trips to the Library and she picks out new books everytime. She loves to be read to, and occasionally reads to mommy. It's sounds like gibberish, but it's sooo cute and she is so proud. We can't wait to see how she grows more this summer. She is in her first wedding! I know she will do great! She'll be 2 soon, I can't believe. I am soaking up all the "baby" left in her while I can!

The Lake

We were able to escape to Gran and Grandaddy's lake house for Memorial Day weekend. We had so much fun relaxing and hanging out. The rain kept us indoors most of the time, but we were able to get a few boat rides in between showers. This is quickly becoming one of Mavis' favorite places. She isn't afraid of the water or boats at all. Everyday she wanted Grandaddy to take her out for a spin. He couldn't resist her coming up with arms raised saying, " DaDaDi...boat ride?" We would suit her up in her life vest and hit the lake. I think she would jump in and swim with the beavers in a heart beat! Enjoy!