Friday, December 28, 2012

Oh, you know...

Today is just blah outside, so I decided today would be a pj kind of day for this little cutie!

She's just so perfect.

I'm sure some of you reading are probably tired of reading about motherhood. But, I don't care. I never imagined that I would love being a mom so much. This blog is something I use to write down my thoughts and one day, Colbi will read them! I want her to know just how grateful I am to be a mommy. I love being her mom. With every month that goes by (I realize I haven't done her 5 month post......that is coming soon!), Colbi just gets more and more fun. Even though I wish she would sleep thru the night already! HA! 

Last night Colbi got up about 2:45 and was up till a little after 4am, boooooo. But, after her feeding she let me rock her.....her head resting on my chest. It was heaven. Have I mentioned how much I love her? 


Yesterday we went over to my parents house to hang out for a bit. Mom started therapy yesterday so the sisters and me did a little cleaning for them. But not before we took some pictures!

Avery wanted to hold Colbi so Leslie held Avery while Avery held Colbi. HA! Leslie is such a fun aunt. She will just play and play with these girls.

Aunt Jenna. 

Jenna has a special touch with babies. While I understand her being done having kiddos, I really wish she would have another one. She's a great Mommy. Avery is going thru a "Mommy" phase and it's so sweet. 

We've had some awesome family quality time this week and I'm loving that! :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas is SO much more fun with a little one. And she doesn't even know it was Christmas! HA! 

We had a great Christmas. We went over to my parents house Christmas Eve to help bake all the goodies my mom sends out and spent the night. It was really fun. We ended up dropping off cinnamon rolls and scones to several different people and ended up caroling too. Jenna, Leslie, and I had a blast. 

Christmas afternoon we headed over to the Petty side. Colbi was a hit. By about 7:30 though, she was. over. it. But Dave's younger brother and girlfriend were in town, which was fun. I really like Erin, she's a great fit for Corey.

This little cutie kept us company while we were baking. 

My parents neighbor found the BEST present for my dad. He loves Christmas Vacation and she got him the moose mugs and dickie for him to wear like cousin Eddie. 

Colbi spent lots of time with Gigi reading and talking. Gigi is the best at talking to babies. Colbi loves her Gigi.

Poor Mom has a boot on now. She did get her stitches out Christmas Eve though, which is a good sign. It'll be much better when she can start moving around and walking on it. 

This was after Avery discovered her stocking with lots of candy in it. Aunt Angie got the girls these pj's.

"Look at what Santa brought you Colbi."

Merry Christmas morning!

Dad got Colbi and Avery the CUTEST present! He picked out two pair of overalls for each of the girls and they looked too cute in them! 
I hope your Christmas was just as good as ours! 
{Ignore Colbi's belly hanging out! This was the only family picture we got! HA!}

Sunday, December 23, 2012


I just wanted to add some pictures that I have taken over the past few days.

I love Instagram! Its such a perfect way to give your pictures a cool touch.

I'm really looking forward to the next few days. We are doing some major baking tomorrow and I can't wait for Christmas morning! I'll take a ton of pictures! :-)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My little Elf

My aunt got Colbi these adorable pj's for Christmas. We always get a pair of jammies to open Christmas Eve. They used to always be from our Mimi and Angie has carried on the tradition. She gave us Colbi's early because, let's face it, she has no idea it's Christmas. I was going to take her to the Polar Express event they have in a town near ours but it got way too cold, so we had a photo shoot instead!

Surprisingly, Colbi has been in a good mood today after a really bad night. Poor baby is super congested and didn't sleep well at all {neither did Mommy}. I can tell she isn't feeling well because she has taken some looonnnggg naps today. 

She's been so sweet though. And lots of cuddles going on all day, which after this whole school thing in Connecticut, I'll gladly take. Anytime I can love on this sweet girl is just one more blessing. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

I haven't mentioned that my mom broke {more like shattered} her foot decorating her Christmas tree. Poor thing. She had surgery last week and is now in the healing process. She got something like twelve screws in her heel. Eek!!

Jenna, Avery, Colbi, Dave, and I all went over last night to keep her company.

Avery is one busy little girl! She is such a great helper too! She wanted to keep helping me with Colbi. Colbi woke up from her nap and Avery was so stinkin' cute. She'd walk over and put in her paci and then take it out of Colbi's mouth. It was hilarious!

And, I had to snap this picture this morning. Colbi is so beautiful. Maybe I'm biased because she's mine but, oh well.

She LOVES her feet. I'm thinking she is already working on her flexibility for her cheer leading years!! :-)

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Spit up, randomness, and the TEA

For anyone who may still read my blog, I thought I'd share some great pictures from the past few weeks. 

I love this picture. It was SO funny when it happened. If you are grossed out by spit up, skip over this part :) 

We got home the other night and when Dave went to pick up Colbi, she threw up all over him. I couldn't help but laugh at him and then tell him to freeze so I could take a picture. Am I mean or what?!

 I. love. my. daughter. 
 This is her nightly routine. We get her bottle ready and she sits and watches us. Such a big girl!

Colbi is sleeping better by the way. She's still up once a night typically, but we will probably be starting cereal this month so we will see if that helps. 

I walked in tonight and she was just laughing her head off. She thinks it's hilarious when Dave kisses her neck. I think it's his beard. Baby laughter is the sweetest thing ever!

I know Cindy's Memorial Tea was in November but I realized I never posted pictures or wrote about it. Shame on me. 

Colbi was a hit! Her outfit was pure sweetness, thanks to her Gigi. That woman....she sure can shop!

 Mom had two tables this year! 

 She is just too creative. Aren't those zebra plates adorable? 

Mom and all her gals. How ever do men survive with all these women around! 

Sophia LOVES babies. And like I've said before, she is SO good with them. 
When she is around Colbi, she wants to hold her and talk to her and just entertain her. She sings songs, shows her stuff, and is just one sweet girl to her. Avery LOVES her sister. Sophia is just one special little girl. And how beautiful is she?!

Mom does that tea every year in honor of Cindy and this year she raised over $4,000! I'd say that's a success. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

4 Months Old


You are 4 months (and a few days) old! It seems to just fly by! 

 You are wearing a size 2 diaper still because you weigh 13.8lbs. You (were) 26 inches long, but I think you're a little longer than that now. Every day you seem to just grow, grow, grow! 
 You are wearing 3-6 month clothing, but your pants have to be 6 months because of your length. 
 You love to "talk". You are most talkative in the mornings in your crib. This is how you wake Mommy up to come get you. You will just talk and talk and when you see us, we get the biggest smile and it just makes your Daddy and me so happy! 
 You are eating about 7oz every 3.5-4hrs. Your night time feeding is about 8oz. We haven't started you on cereal yet, Mommy wants to wait until next month. 
 You take one long nap (usually) about two hours long and shorter naps thru out the day. You pretty much set your schedule, which works out great because we can go here and there and you just adjust. Sleep at night has gotten some what better. You still wake once a night to eat, sometimes you wake up twice. It just depends. Mommy has learned to go with that. 
Day care is almost your favorite thing. You LOVE Jenn and all the kids at day care. They say good morning to you every day when we arrive. Avery and you are two peas in a pod. I'm so glad you love Jenn so much. That tells me she is doing a good job!

Your daddy and I love you so much. You are just so much fun and make us so happy. Every day you seem to learn something new and discover another way to surprise us. We are just so thankful for such a happy, healthy little girl! 

Mommy and Daddy