Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Arden is 1... and other fun fall stuff!

That's right, our sweet baby girl is ONE and we cannot believe it!
Her birthday party was a big success...so much fun and so cute!
It was perfect for her. I just loved all of the planning and decorating and seeing it all come together.
Here are some of my favorite pics from the day!
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Arden,
At 1 year old, you are such a complete joy and so much fun already!
Your little personality is really emerging and we just love you so much.
You are a big girl now, walking all over the place.
You are trying so hard to talk and love to babble.
You know where your ears and nose are and can blow kisses.
You can point to things if mommy says "where is _____". You look..and then pat/point whatever I am asking you for. You are so smart already!
You love to snuggle and give the best hugs.
You are so funny and bring us so much happiness!
Just slow down and don't grow up so fast, okay?
Mommy and daddy and big brother Nolan love you so much!


On another note, fall is just the best, isn't it?
We have been in full "fall" swing around here. The weather has been beautiful, so we have been enjoying lots of outdoor events such a parades, festivals, pumpkin patches, etc. Really anything we can do outside as a family and we are there!
We are housecleaning and organizing for our BIG community garage sale this weekend and I cannot WAIT to get all the stuff out of the garage.
Yes, I am major OCD, and I cannot stand a cluttered garage.
I have a few projects I want to do for next weekend already once we get all of that over with.
We also have family pictures this weekend, too!  Stay tuned!

Here are some pictures of some things we have been doing lately...

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All ready to go to Mickey's not so scary Halloween party!

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Is this not the cutest kitty cat ever? She wouldnt let me do her whiskers, so we'll see on halloween if she let's me :-)
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The kiddos with cousin Jordan
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All the cousins..this picture just cracks me up!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Arden Grace is 11 months!

Arden, you are 11 months old this month!
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(I made this outift for her. I have to say, isn't it the cutest?)
We are so in love.
You are such a happy, content baby and we could not feel more lucky.
At 11 months, you weigh 23 pounds. :-)

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You got your first cold when Nolan started school and brought home some yucky germs. Other than that you have been so healthy!
You have 4 teeth on top and 3 on the bottom. One more is starting to come through.
You are crawling super fast and pull up on everything. When you don't realize it, you will stand by yourself.
Still no walking though.

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We have found you "playing" with Nolan and it is the cutest thing ever. He talks to you and you just listen and play. We love seeing you together. You LOVE your big brother.  I am pretty sure he is crazy about you, too.
You started swim lessons! Although you don't love it, we know you need to learn how to swim to keep up with Nolan! You are doing great.

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You are definitely a daddy's girl. You can say "mama" and you do when you get hurt or feel sad, but other than that it is always "dada".  When you hear the garage door open and know he is home, you crawl so fast to the door to wait for him to come in. It is so cute.

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You found this little doggy of Nolan's that you have instantly become attached to.
It is so cute to watch you smother it and kiss it. You want to take it everywhere with you.
You even try to crawl with it!

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Your birthday party is right around the corner and planning is in full swing.
I cannot believe you are going to be ONE!

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We cannot thank God enough for you and your brother.
We look forward to everyday with you and are so lucky God chose us to be your parents!

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Love you pretty girl!
Momma :-)


***Nolan has surgery on Thursday, say a prayer everything goes well and his recovery is fast! :-)
I will update as soon as I can :-)



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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Surgery Update!

Nolan did not have his surgery today because of his asthma (we had him on the nebulizer and the risk for putting him under was too great). So, looks like it will be the end of September now. I will update when we know for sure! :-)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's new with the kiddos?

Nolan started back to school this past week! He was soooo excited to go back after a very LONG summer.
I cannot believe it's his last year of preschool and next year he starts kindergarten. Hardly seems possible that I am old enough to have a child in kindergarten.

Here are some pictures from his first day. He looked so handsome and was so proud of himself!

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And... Arden Grace is 10 months old this month!

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I am not rushing it by ANY means, but her first year old birthday party plans are in full swing I cannot wait to show you how cute everything is!

We are just enjoying her being the happy baby she is...I don't want her to grow up so fast!

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At 10 months old, Arden, you...

Have 4 teeth and several on the way. 2 more on top and looks like 2 more on the bottom.
You play peek-a-boo now, and love to cover your head with your arms when I say "where's arden?"
You clap for yourselff all the time, and still love to wave at everyone. You also can say "Hi!" but it comes out very southern...it's hysterical!  You are SUCH a flirt!

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You also say "mama" and "dada".
You shake your head "no".
You love to dance and "sing" to your musical toys.


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You love, love, love your baby dolls. It is so cute to see your face light up when you see them, and when I say "kiss your baby Arden" you lean in and smother them. It's so cute!
You stand alone without support for a few seconds..I dont think it will be long before you are walking!
Oh boy!


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You play with Nolan and the two of you just laugh and laugh. I love that you are such great friends even though you are 3 years apart.
You caught your first cold from Nolan when he went back to school this week. You are such a healthy baby and have not been sick once! This week you have been so sick though. :-(
Looks like you are on the mend though and we are very thankful for that!


You are sooo much fun, Arden, and we love you to pieces!


Stay tuned for lots to come in the next few weeks!
Also, pray for Nolan as he is having surgery on Thursday. I am very nervous!!  I know everything will be okay, but I just have that momma worry. :-) I will update later this week!




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