Wednesday, March 12, 2014

5 month Max...

My baby is 5 months old.  Actually he is 5 months and a week.  I say it all the time, but how does this happen?  Why does time fly so fast?  Please time, slow down.  I need more hours and more days of my kids being little.  Very little.  Not growing up as I blink.



Max is so very happy, and look at those eyes.  SO blue, with long and beautiful lashes!  See...


He only cries when he is hungry, which is quite often these days!

Our big boy is sleeping in his crib, and not in his bouncy seat anymore.  He has been having teething issues lately, but most nights he sleeps all night long.  What an angel...


Again, so happy.  Even though he hasn't had his paci in about 3 weeks.  I know, I know.  So mean of us.


Who could not love this sweet boy...


More pics from last Saturday's photo shoot...



All three Gibson babies L.O.V.E their blankies...


We love you Max Christian!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A beautiful weekend and Monday...


We had another beautiful and fun filled weekend.  Saturday the girls played outside a good bit, sliding and swinging and riding in their silly car.  Gage and Ella boo rode the 4-wheeler over and played too.  Gage and Taylor played a little ball, Lily Kate hit a few balls off the tee, and Lucy Cullen and Ella boo had fun on the see-saw.  Max enjoyed being outside too.  Here he is looking like a frog...


Saturday night was the fair.  The fair is right behind our church, and Lily Kate says almost every week that she wants to ride the Ferris wheel again.  So we all loaded up and went, Mimi, Johnny, Kasey, and Walt too.


The first ride Lily Kate wanted to ride was the Ferris wheel.  Lucy Cullen kept saying she wanted to ride, until we actually got close to it.  Then she started shivering with fear, and refused to ride.  I knew that was going to happen, she is not adventurous and fearless as Lily Kate is.  Lily Kate LOVED it.  She would look over the side to wave at us and smiled the whole time.


Next was the carousel.  Both girls loved the horsies...



Next was the scrambler.  Taylor made Lucy Cullen ride with him and Lily Kate, and I was not very happy. The safety bar was eye level with her, which meant that I could not see her face the whole time.  I saw Lily Kate laughing and smiling and having fun, but I couldn't tell if Lucy Cullen was happy, mad, screaming, crying, etc.  It made me so nervous, that ride was so fast, twisting and turning.  I was one happy Mama when it was finished.

The last ride Lily Kate rode was the Swan.  By the time it was over, Taylor was a bit green.  He admitted that he's getting older and can't handle the rides like he used too.

I didn't let Lucy Cullen ride the Swan, so to make her happy again we went to the kiddie cars.  This girl is a professional driver I tell ya.  Thank goodness I got this pic before they started, because once she took off she barely glanced our way.  She had her eyes on the road and her hands on the wheel.  No texting and driving for this girl.  She wouldn't even wave at us, just gave us a grin a few times.  Good job Lucy Cullen, keep that up when you start driving a real car!


Sunday we went to church, napped, and played outside.  Taylor must be getting stir crazy, because out of the blue he asked if we wanted to go see Grandmommy.  I said yes, of course.  So we went to Grandmommy's and visited with her Sunday night.  Uh oh, no pics :(

I had an eye doctor appointment Monday in Clinton.  Ninnie was supposed to go with me, but canceled last minute.  It turned out to be a good thing, cause Taylor and the 3 kids took me!  They dropped me off, went to Mimi's, and then Taylor picked me up.  We picked up a pizza for Mimi, our kids, Whitney, and Sophie. Then Taylor took me on a lunch date, yay!  Then we visited with Mamaw and I took some pics at her lake. Some of my favorite pics are from the lake across from her house, it is just beautiful.





Such a good weekend.  I can't wait for more spring and summer days ahead.  You will find us outside, looking as unkept and unmatched as possible.  Playing in the dirt, in the water, in the rocks.  No bows, maybe no shoes, just as dirty and natural as can be.  Those are the best!
















































Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dreams & School & Crawling...

I love love love dreams.  I can remember dreams that I had back when I was a wee little one.  A few of them I wish I didn't remember, but most of them were wonderful and exciting.  They just fascinate me, and I love being able to trace my dreams back to a conversation, or thought, or from something I saw the day before.  I have asked Lily Kate every morning for over a year now what she dreamed, and her answer is always one of two things.  She either dreams about her milk, or a garbage truck.  Uggg, the garbage truck???!!!  I guess she just can't remember what she dreams.  Maybe she will one day.

Well, a few nights ago Lucy Cullen woke up in the middle of the night screaming. Taylor went in to check on her and she had been dreaming.  She was dreaming that Snow White and Cinderella were chasing a dog. And she was worried about the dog!  It had her very upset, so Taylor comforted her and she went back to sleep.  When she woke up this morning, she came and got in our bed and told me what she dreamed last night.  She dreamed that she had to go to the doctor, so Granny (her 101 year old great-great grandmother) kept her baby and was feeding the baby a bottle.  Isn't that sweet!

On another note, I registered my girls for kindergarten today!  This has brought on both smiles and tears. Taylor, both girls, and I went yesterday to tour the school.  The girls loved seeing their big school and can't wait to start next year.  I am so happy for them to go, but it makes me realize that my babies are growing so quickly. It won't be long and this pic will be real...


This video will soon be real too.  And I am sure that Lucy Cullen will have to remind her even then to get gas haha!

video


Mr. Max is just growing so fast too.  He is a rolly polly olly these days and it won't be long before he starts crawling. He will get up on all fours and then push himself across the floor.  He is eating a whole jar of baby food for lunch and for supper, and he just laps it up.  He takes a bottle every 15 minutes it seems.  Taylor said just this week that Max is going to eat us out of house and home.  But that's ok!

We had a wonderful weekend.  The weather was just perfect and we spent most of the day Saturday outside.  Even Mr. Max...