Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bribery

My mom came and stayed with us a few days and we really wanted a good picture of her with the girls. 





After a few failed attempts, I bribed Langley with a mini oreo if she would stand still and look at the camera.




Success!!



We got a bonus one that turned out cute as well!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Some Firsts

First Bath - 6 weeks

She didn't cry!  I think she liked being warm.


I had a helper.





First Smiles - 7 weeks

I haven't caught a good picture of her little grin yet.  She is still pretty stingy with them!  She smiles nearly every time she's on the changing pad and she smiles at Josh and I at least once a day.  So sweet!



First time to sleep through the night  (10:30-5:30) - June 22, 7 weeks


It has happened twice, but not on consecutive nights.  She's getting closer, though!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Letters to the Girls

Dear Langley,

I am so proud of you!  You started preschool this week, and so far it has been a blessing.  You get excited when we pull up to your school and are ready to play.  Your class is finishing snack time when I come pick you up and I've been very impressed with your self control.  You are happy to see me and Aubrey, but you obey your teacher and don't get up until you are dismissed.  You are already learning so much.  I saw on your daily report yesterday that you practiced the ABC's with your class so I asked you about it and you started singing the perfect tune.  You have not napped at all at school but you are staying on your cot and minding your teachers.  I am excited that you have the opportunity to play and learn with your class, but you are still home with us most of the time for me to love on.  You are such a mess, funny, sweet, and STUBBORN.  I love you so much.  You are my beautiful, precious daughter and a great big sister.  You bring joy to most everyone you meet, and most certainly to my life every day.

I love you,
Mom


Dear Aubrey,

You are my sweet little thing!  You are 6 weeks old now and weigh 9lb, 4 oz.  I know your weight because we (actually daddy, because I had my own appoitnment at the same time!)  took you back to the doctor yesterday because we were convinced something was hurting or bothering you.  We were right, you have reflux.  I am so relieved to know what the issue is and we are helping you the best we can and praying your medicine kicks in fast!  When you feel good, you are just a little doll.  You are so cute, those big blue eyes just kill me!  I just want to kiss your cheeks all day!  As stubborn as your sister is, you are IMPATIENT.  I love you baby girl and can't wait until your are feeling 100%.  I have cried with you and prayed for your many hours.  I am so sorry it took this long to figure this out, but your symptoms kind of changed and gradually got worse as the weeks went on.  I will cherish the time we get a few days a week with just "us."  I love you and can't wait to see that first real smile on your precious face!

I love you,
Mom

It's All a Blur

Just a picture catch up from the last 2 weeks or so...












Tuesday, June 12, 2012

6 weeks old




Langley's First Day of School!!

We are so thankful that we found a part time preschool for Langley!  She started today!

She will go 3 days a week for a few hours.  She'll eat lunch there and take a nap...we'll see how she adjusts!

She is c.r.a.z.y. 

We tried to get a "first day of school picture."






We talked all the way to school..."where daddy?"  "daddy work?"  "Pawpaw's tar?(guitar)"  Then, "where michael?"  [she hasn't seen michael (assistant coach) in weeks] I said, I guess he's at his house.  She responds "aww, Mike."  Hilarious.  I was talking about her school, her teacher's name, what she would do, how she needed to share, and be kind, and obey."  She was worried about Mike.

We got to her school and her class was just finishing breakfast so we put up her bag and the other kids started coming to greet her.  I was talking with one of her teachers and stepped out to turn in some paper work.  I went back to peek in her room and she was right in the group.  She didn't even know I was gone.

I cried all the way home.

I expect her to have a GREAT experience, I really like her teachers and the facility, and I know that this is good for her [and me.]

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Flower Girl Weekend

Josh's cousin Rebecca got married last weekend in OKC.  That is a super far drive for us, so Aubrey and I stayed back and let Josh and Langley have a fun weekend together.  We were sad we missed all the festivities, but it was really the best decision.

Langley was one of the flower girls and my heart hurt knowing I would miss her walking down the aisle.  Josh did good sending me pictures and keeping me updated.  All the photos were taken on his phone and I can't get them rotated, but I couldn't NOT post this level of precious!



The above photo makes me want to talk trash to all those crazies on toddlers and tiaras.  My child would win every one of those pageants!!! We are not putting her in child pageants, so you can all breathe a sigh of relief. Ultimate Grand Supreme right here.
 I nearly died when I got this picture.  Langley looks beautiful...and 20 years old.


 Langley got to walk down the aisle with aunt Amber, or "bear" as Langley says.  By all accounts she did amazing.  Keep in mind she is 2, had no nap, and had no clue what was going on!  She had fake corn on the cob and hot dog in her flower basket.  Josh said when it was her turn to walk she saw all the petals on the ground and said "uh-oh!"  I guess she was afraid her job was to pick them all up.

She stood during the whole ceremony.  I think she got a little embrassed and had her head down most of the time.

Beautiful bride Rebecca...

Langley got to dance at the reception!  Dancing is her thing right now, but she just turns in circles.  She is just little miss personality.

I'm so proud of my beautiful girl, how well she did on the long car ride, how well she adapted to being away from home, and her excellent behavior last weekend!

Josh also had a great time AND he got to go to the Thunder playoff game thanks to the bride and groom :-)
Aubrey and I had a good weekend together.  She had 2 really good days  and to be honest, I finally got to fall in love with that baby girl!  I've loved her since the second I knew she existed, but because of her issues and caring for everyone else on top of a newborn, I hadn't had a chance to actually enjoy her.  I cherished our time alone.