People are always commenting on my daughter's hair. Sometimes not in a good way, but still always commenting. Lots of times I get suggestions on what I should be doing with it. A couple of weeks ago, some girls from my MTM group suggested pigtails. It never occurred to me that she really had enough hair for them but turns out she does!! It is a little hard to see them in the picture because they are small, and I think they will look better once I invest in some of those tiny ponytail holders, but for tonight, these clips did the trick. Pretty cute huh?
Sunday, 21 December 2008
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Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Yesterday I had a little Christmas party for the kids complete with a visit from Santa! My mom used to do the same thing for my brother and me when we were little so I have been so excited for my kids to be old enough to enjoy it and begin the little tradition myself. Christopher is at the perfect age right now and I know Lucy will grow into it in a couple of years. He had an absolute ball and I loved every minute of it. We had a few crafts for the kids, lunch, and of course the chance to sit on Santa's lap and get a picture. There were just enough kids here to effectively call it "organized chaos" but I think everyone had a good time.
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:24
This year Cory and I decided to give each other a new camera for Christmas. We went on and ordered it around Thanksgiving so that we could use it for Christmas pictures this year and not feel completely clueless as to how to operate it. So we've had it for about a week now and we love it!! Of course, we are still learning how to use it but so far we think it takes great pics! Please notice the "blurred background" in these pictures. I've been trying to achieve that look with my point and shoot for over a year!
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:53
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Many of you know that my sweet little "Granny" passed away on Wednesday. Shortly after she celebrated her 90th birthday in October of 2007, a large tumor was discovered in her stomach. Last Thanksgiving, my dad cancelled his trip to come see us in London, because no one thought she was going to make it much longer. The Lord blessed her with another full year of life and she died peacefully in her home surrounded by all of her children. I can't think of a better way to go Home, myself.
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:45
Thursday, 4 December 2008
My aunt knitted Lucy this hat to have this winter and I'm pretty sure it is the cutest item of clothing that she owns!! For you knitters out there, each red stripe is a different type of stitch. She wore it today for the first time and I was stopped everywhere I went by people commenting on the hat. Pretty cute huh? Thanks again Pattie!! I LOVE it!!
Posted by The Locke Family at 14:41
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Baby Lucy is 8 months old today! To say time is going by fast would be an understatement! Her personality is shining through more and more everyday. I have discovered over the last couple of weeks that Miss Lucy LOVES a schedule. The days that I have been able to give her a good morning and afternoon nap, she is such a delight. Unfortunately for her (and me), providing that schedule in the day to day routine with all of Christopher's activities can be difficult. Poor second baby! I'm doing my best and so is she, yesterday she took about an hour nap in the car while I killed some time before picking Christopher up and then got another hour of sleep in the Ergo carrier while Christopher played at the park. Not as good as the crib, but it worked.
- Is mobile! She makes her way all over the place by army crawling. Cory and I give the little girl a huge E for effort. There is not one part of her tiny body that is not making the attempt to move.
- Has 2 teeth!! Yep, those bottom two teeth finally popped through! This could also be a part of her change in spirit. Her sweet little smile is so adorable with those tiny teeth.
- Eats three meals of baby food each day, and usually nurses three or four times a day.
- Goes to bed at 7pm and wakes up at 6am.
- Still absolutely adores her brother. Her eyes follow him all over the place, and no one can get her to laugh like he can!
- Loves playing with her toys.
- Babbles "ma, ma, ma", "da, da, da", and "ba, ba, ba."
- Doesn't care to be read to because all she wants is to chew the book.
- Occasionally drinks water from a sippy cup.
- Is beginning to warm up to people other than Mommy and Daddy (it has been a few weeks since I have been paged by the nursery at church)!
Posted by The Locke Family at 07:50
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
My mom's group had a cookie exchange today. This was my first time to actually participate in one of these because quite frankly, they have never really interested me. Too much baking involved and then you never really know what you are going to come home with. To my surprise I really enjoyed it! Not to mention that all my mommy friends are fabulous in the kitchen, so far I haven't tasted anything that I didn't like!!
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:34
Sunday, 30 November 2008
The Christmas season is officially here now and it is past time to start on the shopping!! The grandparents have been asking for ideas for the kids and then my friend Meredith suggested we post our good finds on our blogs to share with one another, so I am attempting to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:55
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Lucy is crawling. Well it is a combination of army crawling, inch-worming, and rolling but the bottom line is she gets where she wants to go.
Posted by The Locke Family at 14:15
My SIL, Jennifer took some pictures of the kids the other day and I think they turned out SO cute!! She is really creative and always has good ideas. The best part was that my kids really cooperated and she was able to snap some sweet moments. Here are a few of my favs...
Posted by The Locke Family at 09:15
I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit how much I have still thought about that stupid football game, I mean I really can't figure out why I care so much. Have you ever seen the movie Fever Pitch? Well there is a scene from that movie where Jimmy Fallon and some of his friends are out mourning the loss of their Red Socks and they see a few members from the team at the restaurant, enjoying their meal, laughing and having a good time. Suddenly Fallon and his friends are like, "What is wrong with this picture?' "Why are we still hung up on that game and clearly they aren't?" So do you think if I was still in school at Tech, and ran into Graham Harrell, would he be as depressed as I've been these last few days? Maybe, maybe not.
Posted by The Locke Family at 07:13
Sunday, 23 November 2008
We are all sick.
Posted by The Locke Family at 18:32
Monday, 10 November 2008
Many of you know that last year, several of my family members and I walked in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I can honestly say that next to giving birth to my two precious children, walking in that event was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I would have done it again this year, had I not been nursing Lucy. I just could never figure out a way to do both.
Posted by The Locke Family at 17:34
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
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Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Where is this time going? I can't believe my little Lucy is already 7 months old. She continues to be such a bright spot in our lives. She already has both of the boys in the house wrapped around her little finger and her personality is coming out more and more each day, proving to be a genuine little girl, full of drama!
- LOVES her momma and her big brother. Daddy is OK too, he just isn't always here.
- Enjoys sitting up all by herself and sometimes tries to get into a sitting position all on her own.
- Loves all kinds of yummy foods, banana and avocado are her favorite!
- Says "ma ma ma" and "da da da" accompanied with lots of smiles and babbles loaded with drool.
- Would rather play on the floor with her toys than be in anything that keeps her restrained. No swings or bouncy seats for this little girl!
- Is working on pushing up into a crawling position but has no trouble rolling from point A to B to get what she needs.
- LOVES being sung to.
- Gives the biggest smiles to Christopher and laughs at almost anything he does. I now have the pleasure of listening to my children laugh together almost anytime we are in the car, such a sweet sound, I hope it only continues this way, rather than turning to screams and arguments. A mom can dream right?
Posted by The Locke Family at 17:24
Sunday, 2 November 2008
So I know I still need to post Halloween pictures of my kids, but this had to come first.
Cory and I were there. Greatest sports moment in our lives. Hands down.
Posted by The Locke Family at 07:58
Monday, 27 October 2008
Mommy's boobies are just that, Mommy's boobies. I am more than happy to share them with you for the purpose of your nourishment. However, they are not here to be your pacifier and your method of falling asleep at 1 a.m. Please feel free to use your thumb for this purpose. It is always right there and you can have unlimited access to it, especially at night. Night time is when we like to sleep, especially Mommy and her boobies. You seemed to grasp this concept at nine weeks of age, not sure why it is so difficult for you to understand now.
Posted by The Locke Family at 22:35
Sunday, 26 October 2008
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Monday, 20 October 2008
This was the word that was heard repeatedly around my house this afternoon. After spending the morning at the Dallas Arboretum and ending the outing with getting his face painted like a tiger, Christopher was in full tiger mode "ROOOAAARRRRing" every chance he could get.
Posted by The Locke Family at 18:27
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Our good friends the Braatens welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world this morning at 10:55 a.m.! Kenslea weighed a healthy nine pounds, eight and a half ounces and was brought into the world completely naturally just as her parents had planned.
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:32
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
So I'm sure most of you have noticed by now that I can't seem to make up my mind about my blog background. Those websites with the free backgrounds are going to drive me crazy. Here I sit in the wee hours of the night looking at all these choices and never making a decision that I remain happy with.
Posted by The Locke Family at 21:50
Last Friday, the kids and I joined my moms group at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina. We had a great time! We've taken Christopher to the pumpkin patch every year of his life but this was the first time that he really seemed to enjoy himself. He was talking about it all day on Friday and is still bringing it to me randomly throughout the day.
Posted by The Locke Family at 14:29
Friday, 3 October 2008
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Sunday, 28 September 2008
Well, we've been giving Lucy cereal and applesauce for about a week now. Tonight, she LOVED it, finally. It has been pretty hit and miss with her on the food front, where sometimes she seems to like it and other times she has acted like we are torturing her by giving her something to eat (other than momma's milk). Here are a couple of pictures that we took the other day after one of her first meals.
Posted by The Locke Family at 20:30
Monday, 22 September 2008
Many of you may know that one of my biggest hurdles has a parent has been grocery shopping. By this I mean that I am extremely overwhelmed by trying to do my grocery shopping with my kids. These feelings of grocery anxiety have come at different times in my parenting adventure. After Christopher was born I think I only look him with me to the grocery store once in the first six months of his life. The same has pretty much repeated itself with the arrival of Lucy. Not to mention, with two kids it is that much more overwhelming to think about trying to handle both of them and concentrate on getting all of my groceries. My friend Jonna has three kids and seems to have this task down, but for me it is one of those things that I just haven't gotten a handle on.
Posted by The Locke Family at 13:43
We ventured out to the Plano Balloon Fest this past weekend. We had a good time despite the traffic, crowds, and long lines. A potty trained child sheds new light on these situations, ie. sitting in traffic having him kicking the back of my seat as he is trying to hold it with no where for us to go, was just an added thrill to our night! We ran into our friends the Newmans while we were there and had a good time battling the long food lines with them and baby Nora, who is such a cutie pie!
Posted by The Locke Family at 13:10