Friday, November 27, 2009

Emma's 1st Thanksgiving

Emma and Memaw

Happy Thanksgiving

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 : )

Vickie LeeAnn Maxey

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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gobble Gobble

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!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

November Birthdays

November 4th - William James Henry Housley
My father who will live on in my memory as a man I respect and admire.

November 20th - Christian Maxey
I will be there to celebrate with you soon! I can't wait to see you! XOXO

November 21st - Vicke LeeAnn Maxey
The newest member of the family as of this past Saturday! I can't wait to meet you!

November 21st - Angie Lawney
Hope you had a wonderful and fun-filled birthday! Hope to see you soon.

November 25th - Julius Maxey
I will be there to celebrate your birthday with you! See you soon! XOXO

November 25th - Shelbilyn Bibby
I hope you have a great birthday! Wishes for happiness and a ton of fun.

October Birthdays

October 1st - Kaleb Burnham

Sorry I missed it! Many blessings for a wonderful year full of friends, family, love, and happiness!!! We love you and miss you very much.

October 20th - Janet Lopez

To the oldest and most dearest friend I have. I am sorry I missed your birthday. I wish you the best in all that you do and hope that you are blessed in all areas of your life! LYLAS

Not Enough Time

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!

Sitting Up like a Big Girl

Love at First Bite

11/20/09 marked the 1st time Emma had baby food! : ) She loved the carrots!

It was apparently lip smacking good, she went from spoon to fingers in record time. I guess Mommy and the spoon were to slow.

Emma is already trying to feed herself! No sooner than I put some carrots on the spoon she wanted to grab and feed herself. ; )

Emma has her serious face on, in total concentration of the job ahead of her. I can honestly say that we both enjoyed our first experience with baby food.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Fabulous Friday

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.

Gobble Gobble

Who's in Daddy's Chair

Emma likes to take a nap once in a while in her Daddy's chair with me next to her. With her teething and not feeling well, we tend to let her rest wherever she might be when she finally falls asleep.

Comfort in Daddy's Embrace

Emma starting teething when she was 3 months old. In this set of pictures she could only find comfort with Ray when he got home from work and she fell asleep in his arms.

He loves being her everything and is always patient and sweet with her even when she is letting us know at a high volume that she is not feeling well.

Shortly after these pictures were taken we found her nasty ear infection had come back : (