Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

May 14, 2017

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This year was pretty low key.  I usually try to go see all the “mothers” in my life, but I was just too pregnant.  My mom came up to church with us and got to see Mollie sing with the children’s choir.  It was good to have my mom beside me on Mother’s Day!

We went to lunch and enjoyed not going back to church.

I feel so very fortunate to be a mom… there is nothing more precious to me.  Mollie is just the sweetest and we can’t wait to welcome little brother very soon!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Mollie’s Last Day of Mother’s Day Out

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This year of Mother’s Day Out has been the absolute best!  Mollie has loved every single day.  She asked us every night… “How many more sleeps til school?”

Her teachers were just precious and we are so grateful for all the hard work they put into her class and giving her the individual attention she needs.  It was so sad to see it end… but we know that she will love Pre-K!

She grew so much!  From 39.5 lbs to 43.6 lbs. and from 41” to 43.5”

She learned to write and color so well.  She learned how to make good friends and emerged as a leader… even though she was the youngest in her class.  She got to play on a firetruck, meet lots of new animals, learn songs and life lessons.  Her teachers said she was always comforting anyone that was upset…. and telling stories about her “older sister”???  She really loved Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom, and we loved it too!

Her teachers, Mrs. Teresa and Mrs. Lisa had this to say about our sweet Mollie Girl: “Mollie has such a great sense of who she is and how to speak her mind in a kind way.  She has a skill in verbally summing up a situation that is both precious and valuable.  We are so thankful she got to be in our class!  The kids all gravitate to her and if she was gone they truly missed her.  She is definitely a leader and an absolute joy to know.”

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We are already so proud of you, Mollie Grace!  Even though we are super sad to see you grow up so fast, we look forward to each new chapter.  We know that you will love your new school and excel there as well.  We are so grateful for your sweet spirit and kind heart for others.  We pray you always keep that up.

Love,

Mommy & Daddy

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 2017

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Highlights Include:  Family BabyMoon, Enrolling for Pre-K, Indoor Soccer Fun, Surprise Baby Shower from my Small Group, Fake Nails (lasted two seconds), Egg Coloring, Easter, Family Movie Date to see the Smurfs, Stories, New Wall Tree in the Office, Painting, Being excited about Baby Brother coming, Fun at “school”, Fun with Duncan, Her first light saber, Girl’s Weekend while Daddy was at the Men’s Retreat, New Bike, and Fun at Ventures!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017

One of Mollie’s favorite holidays…. She loves hunting some eggs.  But she has also really started to grasp the reason why we celebrate Easter…. Jesus is risen!  Being in the Children’s Ministry at church has really helped her.  She loves to listen to the stories of the Bible and we hope that is something she will desire her whole life!
We started off the festivities with a fun play date at Erich and Lauren’s.  We made resurrection rolls and had a little egg hunt at their neighborhood park.
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That same day we went to Grandmama’s and Granddaddy’s.  We ate some hot dogs and did some more egg hunting.
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Then on Sunday we celebrated at church.  Mollie sang in the Children’s Choir and after church there was another egg hunt.  We ended with no shiny egg, so didn’t get a good family picture this year… And, that was ok because I’m not into pictures being nine months pregnant ;)
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Then, after church we went on over to Grandma and Papa’s house.  Nana Lue and Papa Bill were there too!  We missed seeing Landry, Henry and Walter but Brendan Boy was there to hunt some eggs with Mollie.  And…. bonus… Grandma had a couple shiny eggs!
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Reed’s Baby Shower

April 8, 2017
I have the sweetest friends… and a very giving church family.  We were given a great shower for Baby Reed.  Melissa really out did herself planning this one.  It was baseball themed and oh so cute!  We got so many nice things and now feel even more ready to welcome our sweet boy to the world.
Hostesses:  Amanda Tolentino, LeeAnne Burford, Jennifer Bales, Melissa Tennyson, Hollie Fuller, Tonya Morris, Shannon Olson, Cherie McCarty, Lauren Wendt.  Not pictured:  Kerri Nelson and Kara Beane.
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Details:  Everyone signed in on a board and guessed “Reed’s Stats”, then enjoyed hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, sunflower seeds, fruit, cracker jacks, cake pops, and the cutest cake ever.
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Guests:  A lot of people from church came.  Grandma and Cassie and Chelsie represented my family.  Grandmama and Granddaddy and Aunt Kristen were there.  And, my good friends Katie Smith and Kristin Hall came too.
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Presents:  We got so many great things!  Our nursery glider, transition car seat, bassinet, clothes, diapers, swaddle blankets, a quilt and Christmas stocking from Grandma, and more.
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So grateful!
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