Ray holding and feeding LeeAnn at my Mom's house in Beaumont.
Beulah and Isaiah smiling for the camera, they had a ton of fun running around the house, playing games, and telling stories.
Shanna, my oldest niece from my sister Shirley, holding LeeAnn. She is very protective and territorial about the baby! She makes the perfect little mommy. She is also a great student, has a 4.0 GPA, and is a part of the school's student body and has the title of representative.
Me surrounded by my nieces and nephews for Thanksgiving. This is only some of them, the others were at another location.
You can tell who likes the camera and who really wanted to be playing outside : )
These pictures were taken on Wednesday, November 25th at my Mom's house in Beaumont. LeeAnn is the newest addition to our family. She is the daughter of my sister Crystal.
LeeAnn weighed 5 lbs and 2 oz at birth. Emma looks like a giant compared to her cousin. My Mom said LeeAnn would make Emma the perfect baby doll.
They are wearing matching outfits, and Emma kept trying to hold her and love on her the entire time they were together.
Her name comes from a combination of family names in our family. My Mom and youngest sister are both named Vickie, my cousin Jackie's middle name is LeeAnn, my Mom and two sisters' middle names are Ann, and the nurse who took really great care of Crystal in the hospital is named LeeAnn. Getting to hold her and spend time with her was a very sweet and precious time for me as her aunt, but comparing her to Emma, Emma was never this small and delicate when she was born.
Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep... I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned...the dark meat and white, but I fought the temptation with all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation. So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore. I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, stuffing with gravy, green beans and tomatoes. I felt myself swelling so plump and so round, till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground. I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky with a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie. But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees... Happy eating to all -- pass the cranberries, please.
Happy Thanksgiving! Be thankful you're not a turkey!!
As you can see from the many postings that have gone up, I am playing catch up!
Things have been really busy with work, grad school, home, and Emma.
Work - we had a teacher leave recently who also taught 7th grade Texas History, so that has increased my workload and stress.
Grad School - I started my 3rd class this past Monday. Things are going okay right now with that. I have an A in the 2 previous classes and hope to pull an A in this one as well, but with all of the extra work from work and Emma teething and her ear infection there is not as much time to dedicate to grad school right now.
Home - can I say I just have 1 child and the laundry is never ending! I do not know how people with more than 1 child do it with the laundry. I never seem able to complete a chore, errand, or project anymore, but one day I hope to get back into a good routine : )
Emma - is doing great overall! She is in the 90% for height and weight. Emma is now a bit over 16 lbs and over 25 in! She is so tall that we have her in some 6 month clothing because her legs are so long : ) The nasty ear infection has come back to haunt us, but with the new medication we hope it will be gone soon. She is also teething and that, along with the ear infection, has been rough on all of us.
But hey, I am the mother of a very beautiful and otherwise healthy daughter, and the wife of a very loving husband. I AM BLESSED!
11/20/09 Starting my Friday off right by holding my lovely daughter who woke in a wonderful mood. Emma was so happy and excited to start her day, she kicked her legs and swung her arms as we tried to dress her for the day.