Friday, December 21, 2012

Santaaa! I know him, I know him!

Teagan got to meet Santa today! After an hour long wait and a sweet girl starting to turn grumpy, we finally got to see him. Other than not giving a good smile, she did pretty good. And now the pictures...

In my opinion, all the workers should be in elf attire. just sayin. :)

giving T talks about how she can't be grumpy for Santa


not smiling, but at least there were no tears 

Merry Christmas to all! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

caught on camera :)

We finally got a really good laugh out of Teagan! Up until this point it had only been little chuckles. This one was even long enough to get 2 videos. It is our favorite sound, and we'll do just about anything to hear you can see in the video. Patrick says he's not sure which is funnier-me acting ridiculous for her or Teagan's laugh. I could watch these over and over.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

happy 5 months!

Sweet T, each time I sit down to reflect on the last month I have the same thoughts...that time is moving by too quickly, that you continue to get sweeter and sweeter, and that we love you more with each day. You are quite the content little girl-happy to be sitting, laying on your back, or playing with your toys. You don't seem to have a fear of strangers yet and are okay with other people holding you. You do however reserve your smiles for special people or when something is actually funny. We joke that you like to give the "you're crazy" look most of the time. And I guess we probably are when we are singing, dancing, and talking in silly voices for you. You have given us a few hardy laughs and we absolutely love the sound of it and can't wait for more. You've also learned to sit on your own! ...still not rolling over, but you do like sitting. And you're getting a little better at it each day... but for now, I don't go too far away when you're sitting for fear that you'll fall and hurt yourself. You seem to love shiny things and if all else fails to get you to look at the camera, my watch normally works. For a little while you had this little trick of gurgling, and if we'd gurgle back at you, you'd gurgle again in response. It was so fun, like we were communicating in a secret language. But for some reason, like many other tricks that you've learned, you do it a lot at first and then put it to rest for a little while. Your new obsession is your feet. They are your favorite toy, and you've even managed to get those little piggies to your mouth. Speaking of other toys, you've started to notice them more and more and have learned how to play with "Waud L. Duck" by pulling on him as he vibrates back up and you do it again. He frustrated you to no end at first when you were figuring it out, but then you got the hang of it and seem to really enjoy him.

You are a growing girl! You're now in size 3 diapers and the 3-6 month clothes are nearing their end. I even cried the other day leaving Carter's because they didn't have another one of my favorite pair of your pjs in the next size up. I even searched Amazon and eBay. true story. maybe not my finest moment... You've also just gone down to eating 4 times within the last couple of weeks. You get rice cereal and fruit in the morning with your milk and veggies and fruit in the evening with your "dinner" milk. You've tried sweet potatoes, carrots, pears, and bananas. You seem to like them all, however I'm thinking you might like the bananas best. You're out of your swaddle and sleeping so good for us. We have to wake you up on weekdays when it's time for us to go to work, but on the weekend you'll often sleep from 8pm-8am...sometimes even a bit later. You also do this adorable thing where you 'hum' yourself to sleep. It is absolutely precious.

Five Month Firsts & Fun

Happy First Thanksgiving! 

Sitting up! 

First time playing with the Christmas fun! 

Your gift from Mammy and Pappy came love sitting in your Anywhere Chair! Thank you Mammy and Pappy! 

You mean to tell me this little red nose is supposed to guide Santa's sleigh in the middle of the night?

 not screaming...that's progress. :) 

Your Auntie Rins came in to babysit you when mommy and daddy had a Christmas party to go to. You both put on some festive wear to celebrate too. We love you Auntie Rins. 

We had a really fun time at our party, but it was the first time mommy ever missed your bed time. :( Your Auntie Rins made me promise I wouldn't cry at the party. 

You love your fruits and veggies! 

...and kisses and snuggles from your dad! 

Your new favorite toy! :) 

You've even learned how to get them to your mouth...oh dear! 

trying out a new hairstyle :) 

Playing at Mrs. Stacey's house...she does a very good job at sending your mommy pictures of you during the day! 

5 month photoshoot 

Comparison Pictures

We love you sweet one! And as much as I wish time would slow down, each new month with you continues to bring us greater joy. I'm so happy God chose me to be your mommy. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

happy thanksgiving!

Pretty sure it goes without saying, but having this week off of work to just spend time with my family has been the best ever. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to spend an entire week with Patrick and Teagan and getting to spend quality time visiting both of our families. We have so much to be thankful for and our continuing prayer has been that we not take any of it for granted.

Teagan had a lot of firsts over the are some pictures that sum up those firsts and our Thanksgiving break.


first night sleeping without being swaddled...sweet girl was a champ and acted like there was no difference. She also found her thumb, and we now officially have a thumb sucker. 

first time having veggies...sweet potatoes! 

this girl loves if you couldn't already tell by the double chin, bubbly cheeks, and rolls. :) 

first time riding in the stroller like a big girl 

first time in the jumpy seat

first pigtails. oh my. 

first ride on a doggy?! 

first time eating dinner at the table with us...she talked the entire time. 

Thanksgiving highlights

packed tightly in the back of her dad's truck with luggage all around

hangout time with Uncle Joe 

Mammy and Pappy

sweet Caroline in front of Nana's tree

 Mema's clan...we were only missing my cousin Mandy who had to work last minute in NYC. Maybe someone good with photoshop can add her in the picture. :) 

seesters & cousins 

 my two loves 

sweet Caroline

and little miss Teagan 

my family with both grandmas

sweet Beaufort family

those eyes just melt me

my two loves :)

my sweet girl

Grammy Pammy giving Teagan her bottle 

Aunt Janine

 kisses from her Aunt Kristen

 ...and her Aunt Rinsley. This girl gets lots of kisses. 

the girls checking each other out 


a walk by the river when we got back to Atlanta

and a little relaxing at home :)