Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rylin: Seven months.

Stats: Nothing official this month.
Size 2 diapers and 6 or 6-9 months clothes.

Firsts: First "stay home from church" sickness, first time riding in the shopping cart sitting in the big kid seat with big bro, first Thanksgiving, first black Friday shopping, first Iron Bowl (we lost!), first Christmas party at our house! 

Milestones: Sitting up!! 2 first teeth! (both on the bottom!) Basically you are just so old. So much opinion and personality! 

Food: Right now we are doing baby food once in the morning and once in the evening. Besides that you are continuing to nurse every 3-4 hours. Usually eating for about 10 minutes! 

Sleep: You've had a pretty good stretch of sleep here lately. We continue to put you down around 7 and you will sleep til about 6am and I will feed you and lay you back down. Naps are still a struggle and I imagine that is just because you are baby #2! We can't seem to keep things consistent enough to figure it all out. But when I do put you down you typically will sleep at least an hour and a half! 

Our days: Here lately we have been keeping it pretty easy going... You get out of bed around 7:30 and I nurse you and then we play till about 9 and you eat some breakfast. After a bit you usually go down for a nap and then we pretty much repeat the cycle again when you wake up. :) After your next nap is usually when you are up the longest... watching me cook dinner, playing with toys, and of course watching your big bro! 

Favorites: Mommy and daddy are loving you being able to sit up!

Oh pretty girl, how can these days be going by so quickly. Can't believe you are 7 months and getting ready to celebrate your first Christmas. You are so adorable and so fun. You are getting more and more opinionated, so this momma has to stay on her toes between that and big brother who is almost 2! We are so so thankful for your sweet self and can't wait to see all that you become! We love you pretty girl :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Favorite 10 of 2015.

Favorite 10 of 2013.
I know I say this every year I post a favorite 10... but really, what a blessed, blessed year it has been. The Lord has been good and is so faithful in all that we do and accomplish! Thankful for that!!

#10. Gatlinburg mini vacation.
We had such a blast taking our little family to Gatlinburg just for a night. We've never done anything vacation like with just our little family (and definitely not as a family of 4). So we really enjoyed this special time together even if it just involved Redneck downtown Gatlinburg, shopping, eating, and a little time by the pool! 

#9. Auburn football.
This is just always on my list. Our family loves loves all things Auburn, not just the football... so that makes it extra special when we get to head to our favorite city, with two cute babies in tow, for the weekend. There's not much better than a Saturday filled with tailgating and then a warm evening in Jordan Hare watching our Tigers!

#8. Thanksgiving on the farm.
We had the extra treat of celebrating Thanksgiving with our Watford family on the (Scott) Palmer farm. The kids loved the open spaces and animals. The hay ride was a personal fave. If it would have been a tiny bit warmer it would have been perfect.

#7. Mammaw's wedding.
Our dearest 78 year old Mammaw got married to her love, Bob Smith, mid July. We were so happy to celebrate our Mammaw being so happy! They are one of the most active 75+ couples I know. Lots of nights out for shows and dinners. We so enjoyed having all of the Thaxton fam together!

#6. New family.
This year we got to add more family! Every year it just keeps getting better and better. Sweet Sullivan James joined Blake, Katherine, & Caroline in Florida in early September! He is just the perfect addition and we loved meeting him this fall and getting to know him at Christmas. Another sweet baby, Ellie Palmer, joined Brandon, Meaghan, & Tucker in Ohio in late September. She is just the cutest and a really perfect little cousin for Cameron and Rylin. 

#5. Family moves to Nashville.
One big highlight this year, obvious since its #4 huh?!, is having family in Nashville with us! We love love having both Curtis families in town. Kendrick, Kathy, Margaret, and Madeline literally live a couple miles down the road. And Dustin, April, and Emmaline came in May (even stayed at our house for a week or two) and live fairly close in Smyrna!

#4. Cameron turned 2.
I don't know how it is possible that our first child is two. He is a joy to have around, although I see those terrible two's come out to play every once and awhile. He loves all things transportation: trains, planes, cars, and trucks! He's so silly and is typically very sweet to his little sister. We skipped out on a party this year but enjoyed spending time with family around the holidays to celebrate.

#3. Homeowners. 
We became real grown ups in February and bought our first home. To say we have enjoyed it would be an understatement. It truly has made Nashville home for us.

#2. Third anniversary.
We made it to number 3. I can't even begin to describe what this marriage and this man means to me. He holds it all together for me. He handles my craziness like a pro! The first three years is just a teeny tiny glimpse of what is to come for us. We look forward in anticipation.

#1. Rylin Elaine Watford.
On May 12th our life changed for the better. Our sweet little first girl, Rylin Elaine, joined our family... making us a happy little family of four. She's just the sweetest.