Monday, September 28, 2009
We need to write more, so here we go:)
Faith Quest was AWESOME this year! Mara Brown was there and helped me with Macy so I was actually able to semi-participate. We spent a lot of time with Jonathan Thomas' family and it was so fun to get to know Dawnette and the kids better. It actually inspired me to consider having our kids further apart. There's something so cool about the idea of having one-on-one time with each kid because the other ones are older. Thinking about it...These bottom two pictures are from Faith Quest. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures with Tim this year, but this is Macy and me during worship and Macy with Anaiah...so sweet! The top two pictures are of Macy doing some of her favorite things right now - talking on her Elmo phone and kissing her baby doll.
Anyway, Faith Quest rocked. Macy had a fantastic time in the mud. It rained a lot and the culmination of lots of people and hours in the damp cold left Macy sick. It didn't start at first. She was teething when we were there - yeah, don't recommend teething while traveling. But I think her immune system was in a weakened state because of that and so she caught croup, of all things. You want to know how I identified it?!?! Yes, Anne of Green Gables. Not just a kids movie now, is it?!?!
It took a few days for it to fully manifest itself so went ahead with our "retreat" day after Faith Quest. We're going on a cruise in January, so we didn't want to spend money to take a little retreat away from home. We dropped Macy off at the Sellers' for day and night (thank you!) and just spent 24 hours on our own. Every time it's just me and Tim (especially when it's more than just a few hours) I am reminded of how much fun we have together! It's such a blessing to me because sometimes the daily grind is just that. Not super magical. But 24 hours alone with your husband - magical. We went into Portland and checked out Bunk Sandwiches...so yummy. We had seen it on the Food Network. We loved it and they had really fun soda. Then we headed over to Powell's and we each got a new book, even one for Mace. We bought Beatles' Rockband and rocked out. So fun.
We slept in the next morning (so exhausted!) and picked up Mace. She had a cough and by that night we were in Urgent Care. Got her drugged and spent the next several days keeping her inside and she got better quickly. She rocks. But man, when you don't know what's wrong with your kid, it's terrifying. I seriously only got through the "unknown" part of it by reciting Scripture. Once we knew what it was and read up on it, we were cool. But there's something to be said for having a sick kid and not knowing what to do to help them. Super scary. My heart aches for people who know the truth of that statement a lot more than we do.
We've settled into our fall routine now. It's wonderful to have a schedule. I'm really enjoying being involved in all our church activities, especially the MOMS group and our Women of the Word group.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well this morning...it's still silent...and it's still silent...and it's still silent. Somehow we've reached 8:45 and IT'S STILL SILENT! So Tim and I look at each other in bed and we're like...she didn't die, did she?!?! Tim creeps in her room, with me right behind him, to check this out.
She's awake. She's silent. She's covered in poop. Yes, my kid, woke up, took off her poopy diaper, played in it, peed on her sheet and MADE NO NOISE!!!!!!!!! That's my kid. Seriously, she loves poop, knew it was bad, so she didn't make a peep! I love that kid. The room reeked and we started the morning with a bath. Took 3 loads of laundry to get all the poopiness removed, but what a gal. At least she didn't eat it this time...that's another story for another day:)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Becky, Macy, and Kristy in NYC
Macy on the beach in Nantucket for the Macy family reunion
Kristy and Tim in Vegas!
The girls at Tim's mom's house in Tacoma in May
Macy in her suit...she loves the water!
Macy's first trip to the zoo, with her Aunt Terry
Macy at VBS
I've been told by several blogger friends that we suck because we basically dropped the blog. It's been so long, I'm just thrilled I remember my login information!!!! We've been putting everything on Facebook, but I'll try to post things here now too. I do like the blogosphere. Okay, so Macy is 17 months and thriving. She's working on her molars right now. She walked right after Christmas. Her 1st birthday (in March) rocked. She talks, but mostly babbles. Tim is busy preparing for Faith Quest. Kristy is sharing her Shaklee business. Life is good. We've had a busy summer of traveling, especially Kristy and Macy:) She's such a trooper. We went to camp, then Tacoma (Tim's grandma passed away:(. Kristy took Tim to Vegas for a few days to celebrate his 30th. Then Macy and Kristy headed to Boston, Nantucket, and New York for the Macy family reunion and a chance to visit Becky! Kristy also headed to St. Louis for the Shaklee convention. It's been a fun, wild, hot summer! Here are a few pictures of our adventures:)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sorry it's been awhile since we've blogged. We've both gotten a little obsessed with Facebook, so that tends to be our internet go-to now. Anyway, Macy enjoyed her first Thanksgiving. She ate table food, like the rest of us! She can't have meat yet, but she ate a whole wheat roll, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and yams. It was fun to dress her up in her princess dress (though she had a hard time crawling around in it!) She decided to wake up an hour earlier than normal, which was a fun treat! It made a long day just a little longer:) It was a nice holiday, but more work than I remembered from years past. I don't think it actually was, it was probably just that much more tiring with a baby.
While we were in town, we got to visit with the Metcalf's, which is the picture of Macy above with Peyton and Brayden. We had a good time hanging out with our friends and watching the kids play. We also go to go to Red Robin with the Palmer's, where we bumped into Dennis Baker and Matt Tibbles. It was a fun surprise!
Macy's been crawling for awhile, but now she's really moving and pulling up. She's into everything, which can be a challenge, but it's also really cool. We're enjoying parenting our baby girl who's quickly becoming a toddler! When did that happen?!?!
We're busy now getting into the Christmas spirit. I want it to be fun, not stressful! I'm finding myself still stressed though. I'm probably doing too much:) Below is a picture of Macy on Thanksgiving with her Uncle Sol. They always take cute pictures together. Well, upward and onward, but hopefully we'll be posting more often!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Macy took her first trip to the coast last week! Tim's mom and sister, Sugin, came down and took me and Macy to the beach. We had a really fun girls trip and it was cool to have Mace at the ocean for the first time. We took some fun pictures:) Take a look!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Yes, we're obsessed:) Macy's even teething, which isn't super fun, but we still think she is AMAZING! Babies rock! I want ten more. (Shh...don't tell Tim:) I've started scrapbooking Macy's first year...like I said, obsessed...I've done about 100 pages in two days. What a nut! It was the weekend though so Tim was here to help with the Macy stuff so I could go crazy. Of course, 100 pages has gotten me through her first two months...no, I'm notjoking! It's going to be one mammoth scrapbook. That was after I sifted through our photos for only the best ones, of course. Here is a picture of Macy and me. I've taken a million pictures of Macy with her daddy, so I've been asking Tim to take more pictures of Macy with her mommy. I can't help it - she's so cute with her daddy, I just keep snapping away.
I am super excited that it's the fall. Macy's already in her Halloween gear because I LOVE OCTOBER and I'm just preparing...so here she is in her orange stuff...we're planning on taking her to a pumpkin patch this weekend and I'm so excited.
Okay, well I need to start actually watching my daughter now and turn off Baby Einstein, but I really wanted to update everyone since it's been a month! Macy rocks. We're happy. The end.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Macy and I survived her first Faith Quest!!! More importantly, Tim survived his fourth Faith Quest! We're at home recovering...we all slept quite a bit last night:) The theme this year was about the Holy Spirit and talking about Who Wants to be a Superhero? Here's a pic of Macy and her daddy dressed as Discoman:)
It turned out to be a lot colder than I was expecting! And, on the coldest night, somehow our window was left open, so I swear Mace and I are a little sick now since we almost all died of exposure:) It was a grand adventure keeping her all bundled up. It was a blessing to be able to pass her around a lot so that I could still participate in some of the events with the kids. I'm grateful for Macy's church mommies who've blessed me so much. Macy seemed to enjoy the worship a lot, which was awesome, as usual.
Mace and I also went up to Seattle last week to visit her grandma and Aunt Sugin as well as to visit with Steve, Janelle, and Ellie Mock! That was really, really cool.
Well, I'm off to try to get some more rest before Mace is up and making noise again...she sure is a loud one, that kid! Where in the world did she get that from?!?!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Another big first is that Macy went to her first Sunday school class two weeks ago. It was amazing how engaged she was in all the songs and puppets. I was so happy for her and also a little sad for me that my little girl is already old enough for school! I know, I know, it's Sunday school, not undergrad, but still. She's growing up so fast. It was really cool though that she can already learn about all the awesome things that God has done for her. It's definitely a blessing to be a part of a church family and to have your kids benefit from that. This is a picture of her with her little New Testament they pass around the little table. How cute!
She's also decided to sleep longer at night and not need to be swaddled...what a little trooper:) We're very proud. And just in time too, cuz Faith Quest is this weekend!!!!! More news to come after the biggest event of our year...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Our buddies, the Palmer family, came to town this week! We hadn't seen them in TWO YEARS! It's hard to believe it's been that long, but little Brighton is 3 years old now...The kids were all really good with Macy and she was highly entertained by their singing and dancing. Matt and Tim got to run out and see a movie while Kristie and I took the kids on a surprise trip to Sonic. We're so excited the Palmer's are living in the Northwest again and it was really fun to see them for a few days. Hopefully we won't have to wait two years next time!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Macy just got home from her first week of camp! She was a camper at Senior Teen at Camp Yamhill. She did really well all week and the kids really enjoyed having her there. It was actually easier for me to be at camp with her than to be at home by myself. Plus, we got to see Daddy all week. It was a fun time and here she is hanging out in her stroller out in the field on one of the super hot days:) Hopefully she'll be a camper for many years to come. She's quite the trooper and really enjoyed all the chaos.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Fun stuff, this was a couple of weeks ago when we first started to give Macy some "tummy time". She surprised us with how strong her neck was and was able to look up almost 90 degrees. Of course now it's pretty easy for her but back then it was pretty cool. Now I don't think she is intentionally rolling over but it's still really fun for us to watch! I think because her head is so heavy if she leans too much one way, then she'll fall over. Enjoy!