Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Some people say I am spoiling my baby because I hold her while she sleeps, but I know she's spoiling me! I wish I didn't have to go back to work!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Presley's Heart

Presley told me that she drew a heart and drew me and Emma inside it because we are in her heart.

Being a parent is not easy especially when you have two at home and a husband that is gone most nights. I get worn out, impatient, and grumpy but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

My heart breaks for the families who lost their precious loved ones in Newtown.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Emma's 2 Month Checkup

This little chunk had her checkup today. She is 11 pounds 15 oz! She is a big girl! Emma had 3 shots today, and her first dose of Tylenol. Checkout that double chin!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Adding an Instagram Feed to Your Blog

I am so excited about my new Instagram widget, and I wanted to tell you how to do it so that you can be equally excited about yours!

Go to SnapWidget, and put in your Instagam username, I chose the grid, changed the size to 90 px, chose a 2 x 10 layout, and left everything else at default. Click get code and copy it.

On blogger, chose design, then layout. choose add a gadget and choose HTML/JavaScript. I put my Instagram username in the title and pasted the code in the content box. Press Save and then view your blog.

Done! LOVE IT!


Just wanted to share some pics from Emma's first week!

My dad was working in Europe when Emma was born, but he got lots of cuddle time when she was just a few days old!


Two of my favorite people came to see us the weekend after we left the hospital! Cooper is so cute! He did NOT like Ashley holding Emma. 

Oh my! Look at all of those wrinkles!

Presley's First Field Trip {Peeble's Farm}

On October 19th, Presley's Pre-K took a field trip to Peeble's Farm in Augusta. Nick drove the school bus! I couldn't believe that he volunteered for that one!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

10 Weeks!

Emma is 10 weeks old today! I can't even tell you how much we love this sweet thing! We are blessed beyond measure.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Presley Bowling

We took Presley bowling the weekend before we had Emma. I was a little sad that it would be our last weekend as a family of three, but we were so excited to meet our new addition!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Presley is 5! {10-29-12}

Presley had a cheerleader birthday party on Saturday, October 27th to celebrate her 5th birthday! It was windy and a little chilly outside. so we went to the school's gym and cafeteria for the party.



On Monday, I took cupcakes to the Pre-k.  Presley wanted Hello Kitty!


Presley had to finish her work before we could leave.

I had to get a picture of Presley bugging Bryson before we left. She and all the other little girls have a crush on him!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Emma is One Month Old! {10-20-12}

I haven't had much time to blog about Emma because it requires two hands, and most of the time both of my hands are busy feeding, burping, patting, holding, and rocking Emma.  In the short times that I am not taking care of her I am trying to get a shower, fold clothes, eat, or doing things for Presley.

One of the many tests that they run on newborns is called a Coombs' test, and Emma was positive, so they had to check her billi levels. They were at a six, so we had to go to Little Rock on Saturday to the pediatrician (after we had just been released Fri. afternoon). Her level was at 10 Saturday, so we had to go back on Monday. Her levels were at 13 on Monday, so we had her checked in Cabot Tuesday. The billi level was still at 13 on Tuesday, so we didn't have to go back! Her poor little feet were so bruised from all of that.

Her weight got down to 6lbs 5oz, but I had to take her back to the doctor on October 2nd, and she was back to 7lbs. I was going to just have to take her back for a weight check, but she had thrush. She had one round of Nystatin, and I thought we had gotten rid of it.  By the next Friday I could tell that it was back, but we just got some gentian violet (recommended by doctor and pharmacist).  It might be messy, but it very effective!

Emma is in size 1 diapers and some 0-3 month clothes and some newborn clothes although most of them are too short! She has started smiling at us a lot, but I haven't tried to catch it on camera. I've just been enjoying watching her!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Our Little Queen

The Homecoming Queen, Sydney asked Presley to be her flower girl.  Presley wasn't sure what that meant, but now that she knows, she wants to do it again next year!
Eastyn was the crown bearer. What a cutie! Sydney got them both the cutest build-a-bears.

Practice started at 8:30 Friday, October 5th.

The Pom-Pom Pass!

We got done with practice at 11:00 but had to be back for the pep rally at 1:30. Aren't these two the cutest!

I love looking at people in the stands! Presley was waving to people!


Presley's besties Ella and Ryleigh!

Right after the pep rally we had to head to the float for the parade! It started at 4:00. 
The parade was Presley's favorite!

We love tractors around here! This cracked me up!

We had to be at the football field at 5:45. We got in the gates and it started pouring!
The night presentation ended up being inside because of the weather. 

 I so wish I knew what Presley was telling Eastyn! Look at that hand on her hip!

Emma was all dressed up too!
It was a very long and busy day, but Presley did so good! She had so much fun. My mom watched Emma all day for us! My brother, Betsy, and Nick's family all came to watch Presley. It was so nice to see them all!