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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Life is good!

I always said I would keep up with this blog but Mamie, Burke and Winnie are keeping their momma very busy these days.

Winnie is now 8mths old. I took she and Burke in for their flu shots and Winnie's check up yesterday. They were so good as usual for the doctor. Burke sat on the table and rolled his tongue around in his mouth and looked at the doctor with his shy little face.  Pibby held Winnie naked in her brothers diaper (momma forgot to bring her one) kicked and waved and grinned at the doctor. She is such a mess and I don't think will be at all shy like her brother. Winnie got a great check up. She is in the 25th percentile for length and the 5-10th for weight.  Big girl weighs 14.9 lbs. ;). These past couple of months she has changed so much. 

6 mths she got her first bottom tooth. Soon after the second one came in. 7mths she was sitting up and now at 8mths she is on the move crawling but really wants to walk. We keep telling her to slow down but she is so interested in what her big brother is doing. She gets on her hands and knees then pushes up straightening out her legs. It is so cute. She has also started waving bye bye and putting her arms up when we say So Big. 

Burke is growing like a weed too. He is loving preschool.  He is learning tons of new things everyday thanks to his awesome teachers Ms Betty and Ms Monique. He amazes Taylor and I everyday.  He is really trying to find his independence. He wants to do everything on his own without our help. He is also a big helper. He helps me with Winnie bringing me diapers etc and the newest thing is helping me unload the dishwasher. Ha I can't complain about that;). Burke loves baby Winnie. I love listening to him talk to her in a sweet baby voice and watching him snuggle her and give her kisses. Every morning when Winnie wakes up he smiles and says "hi baby Winnie" then runs over to give her a big hug and kiss. She scrunched up her nose with her big smile and shakes her arms. Ah so amazing!  

We have been spending a lot of time in Mamie's garden lately. Burke loves to play in his sisters garden. We moved one of her angel bells the other day and that was the first thing Burke had to tell Taylor when he got home from work;) 

I have really been missing Mamie a lot lately. I always miss her but this time of year I think is just extra hard with the holidays being here.  We have moved MPP to our new space and are all set up. We have lots of new amazing and talented painters and new volunteers and board members. The love and dedication for our mission that so many people have brings me to tears. We wouldn't be where we are without all these people but more importantly we wouldn't be where we are today without God.  I get chill just thinking about it.

Life is good and we are very blessed. 

Friday, November 1, 2013


What a fun Halloween we had this year. Burke totally got it and was excited to go trick or treating. We even practiced at home;). Burke was the strawberry farmer and Winnie was his strawberry. They were so cute. It rained all day but the sun came out and it cooled off just in time for our neighborhood Halloweenie roast and the hay ride. It was a great night.