Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

18 Months

Maggie turned 18 Months in November but we just now made it to the doctor for our checkups and shots! Here's the stats!...

Weight: 24lbs
Height: 33 in
Diapers: size 5 (but she has started to notice when she is using the bathroom so we might introduce the potty soon!)
shoes: size 5
clothes: 18-24 month

At her doctor's appointment he said that she is drinking too much milk! She is constantly throwing her empty cup at me and then running to the fridge (what a sweetie). But he said that milk doesn't have iron in it and can make you become anemic if you drink too much. So we will have to definitely cut back. Maggie has become SO dramatic! If something doesn't go her way or if I say 'no' then it is the end of the world. To say the least she tests my patience constantly! Her favorites things right now are stuffed animals and books. Daddy has been working on puzzles with her so hopefully she will have that down pretty soon. She still isn't talking a lot. She can say a handful of words, but the doctor isn't worried yet so I'm not going to freak out....yet. Here are some of her words...

"na" (no)
stop (clear as day)
baby (her stuffed animals)
no ma'am (do you see a pattern here?)
she can repeat most words we say to her but she doesn't say then on a regular basis.

She has also found a new love for coloring. She can only color with crayons under supervision for obvious reasons, so she plays with her magnadoodle a lot. 

It is also very hard to get a good picture of Maggie. She has to be in just the right mood..so here's the best I could get...

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This is the time of year when everyone starts thinking of what they are thankful for. The first thing I thought of is my family, but just saying "I am thankful for my family" doesn't do it justice...so here it is...

I'm thankful for...

An amazing husband who is my rock. The safety and stability of his family is always his first priority. I always knew it was going to take someone special to put up with me and I am so glad I found him! Having someone that you can share absolutely anything and everything with is something I hope everyone gets to experience. The amount of love that I see he has for Maggie makes my heart so happy!

My daughter, who has changed my life in all the best ways. Through her I have discovered a love that I never knew existed and now I can never imagine living without. Every time I get frustrated with her and every time she pushes my buttons I know it's only making me a stronger person.

My parents...all four of them! I grew up with a great foundation and only the best to look up to. I am who I am today because of them and I'm so glad that Maggie gets to grow up with the best and most loving grandparents anyone could ask for. I tested everyone's patience over and over again and they stuck by me! I only hope that Eric and I can be the parents to Maggie that they were for me.

For my Memaw who has exceeded her roll as a grandmother! She has always been someone I could talk to about anything. Growing up she was a part of our daily lives and has had just as much of an impact on me as my parents. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and I appreciate it so much.

For my in-laws. They have made me feel like a part of the family from day one. They are so fun and I love how much they love Maggie. I married into an amazing family and I'm excited that I'm not only spending the rest of my life with Eric but also with them!

For my older siblings. My sister has a huge heart and genuinely cares for the people around her. I'm so proud of the life and family she has built...she's earned every bit of it! The way my brother loves and serves the Lord is an inspiration to the whole family. I'm so lucky to have both of them to look up to and follow. I know they will always be there for me.

For my little brother. He was my first love. He made me stop think of what kind of person I wanted him to see me as. I know that older siblings have a big impact on your life and I hope I have been a good big sister for him.

For Aunt Jennifer. Not only is she my sister-in-law but she is a great friend. She has helped me so much with Maggie and I know she will do anything she can for her. Whenever I need advice, or to vent, or to talk about anything I know I can go to her.

I'm thankful that I have so much to be thankful about!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wedding Pictures!

Here's a few of my favorites...

Green Eggs and Ham

Sunday we went to our friend Leighton's 4th birthday! The theme was Green Eggs and Ham and it was adorable! 

Maggie had a blast on all the riding toys and playing outside. It was a beautiful day...definitely did not feel like November!

we got Leighton the Thomas tent :) 

here's a couple of pictures from the rest of the weekend...

we went to the big flea market in Colinsville on Saturday....Maggie didn't have very much fun but I snapped a picture at her favorite part of the day...LUNCH!

and Maggie watched Elmo's Christmas countdown multiple times this weekend....so we had to sport our Elmo slippers too :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Photo dump

I have been so bad about blogging lately, but to be honest not very much has been going on. Here are some random pictures I've taken lately...



meet Kelly Nicole Barreca :)


covered in my makeup.

Baker Farm.

our new table from Nana.

and Roll Tide!

I always post my pictures on Facebook as I take them, but I have a few readers (MOM!) that haven't jumped on the Facebook bandwagon yet :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This morning me and Maggie went and picked up Ava Reese and met Leighton, Dakota, and Walker at the zoo! Maggie had been to the zoo at the beginning of the summer but she didn't really care about any of it. Today she actually looked and pointed at the animals and even touched a few! All of the kids had a blast, especially on the train and carousel, but they were completely worn out at the end of the day. Maggie and Ava Reese were asleep before we got out of the parking lot!