Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Notes to my kids...

Go out of your way for someone, especially when they really need it.
Do something for someone that can't return the favor or pay you back.
Seek rewards in Heaven more than you do on Earth.
Tell people you love them, and pray for them when you don't.
Have grace for that.
Be thankful for the little things and the big things.
Know the difference between a fact and an opinion.
Realize that everyone has faults, and so do you.
Take a chance.
Look out for each other even when it's annoying.
Do your best, and give yourself grace when your best isn't enough.
Stay humble.
Remember that no matter what, I will always love you!

She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes...MJ Turns ONE!

My last baby had her FIRST birthday! I love this sweet angel so very much, and she means more to me than she will ever truly understand! We had a little party with pink and gold sparkles, strawberry cake and cupcakes (and a gluten free mini cake for Avery made by me), pink punch, and lots of love from GiGi, Grammy, Kali, Mommy, Daddy, Avery and Bryce. MJ seemed a bit uncertain about the large cake placed in front of her, but she got into it! She got a cool pink car from us, a fun musical toy that you push from GiGi, and an adorable rocker from Grammy. We celebrated one week early due to being invited to an Ole Miss game with Rebelthon on her actual birthday which is Veteran's Day. 

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Milly did her own art work to help decorate...

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At 12 months, MJ is pushing up to a standing position from the floor, and she has great balance. She sings "Do-do-do" and helps Mommy count to three by saying "TOOOOOeu" in the most precious way. She claps her hands and bounces to dance. She is cutting more jaw teeth and that really messes her up! She continues to eat well, and loves Cheetoh Puffs and veggie straw chips. She likes spaghetti and peas too. MJ loves eating M&Ms! We haven't taken her bottle, but to be honest, I haven't been in a big hurry. With her ears bothering her, getting sick soon after tubes were put in, and the teething, it just felt wrong! We will get there, but she is taking it less and less and it is soothing to her!