At the airport Christmas Day on the way to Grammy’s and Poppy’s …
Mammaw Peters enjoying time with the baby the night we open gifts …
She loves snowglobes!
Dad made me a cool collage of my college writing clips and photos.
Mom’s bound and determined to make Madilyn a Tennessee girl!
Chris surprised Mom with a “believe” banner from Cracker Barrel. She loved it!
at a restaurant the next day …
Mom gets her own personal Christmas thanks to clearance sales at Dillards.com!
just relaxin’ …
So …. we’re going to be busy at family’s houses Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so we thought we’d have ourselves a premature little Christmas at our house. We opened gifts Sunday. Madilyn loved the paper!
Mommy and baby got matching warm fuzzy socks in their stockings!
Mmm … stocking stuffers!
Madilyn got money and a purple pacifier in her stocking.
Madilyn gave her daddy a digital photo frame/clock for his desk at work. The guy behind him is really excited about it.
opening a plate, bowl and cup set from Makenzie Childs for Madilyn. A gift from Grammy and Poppy!
Macey’s giving Jeff some Christmas cheer.
A cute Christmas outfit from our friends Tracy and Cadence…
Madilyn is the best gift of all!
Today is my dad’s (Steve) birthday.
Here’s a happy birthday picture for you! We will see you in just a few days.
Madilyn has received several beautiful ornaments for her first Christmas. Here’s a look:
this one’s from Grammy. it says, “How delightful,” said Pooh, “to be so brand new.”
this one’s from Mima
from Grandma Millie
Aunt Pat and Uncle Keith
from our neighbors, The Terrels
To Madilyn, there’s no safer place in the world than here!
Madilyn got her first Christmas gift from Brandee. She brought her a sweet little stuffed monkey from Anthropologie. She loved it!
Madilyn turned 5 months old yesterday. She is close to sitting up on her own, but still needs a little support. She absolutely loves talking and laughing with her daddy. She is very busy on the exersaucer, jumper and walker. She is beginning to eat cereal and loves playing with things that make noise. Soft books are still her favorite, though! She loves her cousins and loves to reach and grab and feel your skin and hair. She’s very observant and still very content. People comment on that and her blue eyes the most. She’ll go to most anyone and sit sweetly in their lap.
Here are pictures from her 5 month photo shoot — in front of the Christmas tree! To see the rest of the photos, visit our Flicker page.
We have to bundle up now when we go for a walk …. She didn’t seem to mind!
She’s wearing a squirrel hat and fuzzy pink suede boots from our friends Tracy and Cadence!
Fun bunny slippers!
Today is Brandee’s last day with Madilyn until Jan. 7. We will miss her! Madilyn reaches for her when she comes and even turned down her Daddy yesterday to stay on her lap!
We’re working on crawling … and a sweet ponytail.