Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Big Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Dada..<3Marlee and Mama want to wish Dada a very Happy Birthday! This year is a biggie for Dave. We had a really good couple of days. On Friday the 28th (Dave's actual Birthday) Dave, Marlee and I went to a late lunch and then I DID it! Yes, I did it. We dropped Marlee off with my Mom and went to the movies. This is the first time since Marlee was born that Dave and I have gotten a sitter and went out alone. It was hard for me to leave her, I know, I know, I'm a little unstable. Then yesterday I planned a surprise party for Dave at Brad and Kristy's in Pahrump. No one ruined the surprise..hard to believe. We had a really good time. Thank you to everyone for coming.
Happy Birthday Sugar! Marlee and I are so lucky to have you in our lives. You are the best Dada and partner we could ever hope for. We love you..<3

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to You!

Hope everyone has a Verry Merry Christmas.

We have had a really great Christmas. Marlee Kay is only 5 1/2 months old and she made this Christmas such a special one. Santa brought her a jumparoo and Dada and I both bought her one special present. Dada got Marlee her first Cabbage Patch baby and Mama got her a special book from me to her. It was such a special day..and it gets even better..Dave is off until January 7th...woohoo. My husband is an early bird and by early I mean like 4:30 am early. You know what this means for Mama...sleeping in!
I also want to wish Auntie Lesley a Verry Happy Birthday! Make your day a special one. We love you Auntie..<3

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandpa

Happy Birthday Grandpa Earl..

We Love you..<3

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Five Months

Where have the past five months gone?
As I write this, I can hardly believe little Marlee Kay is 5 months old! Every morning I awake to her talking, telling me "mama, I'm awake and ready for another day", I realize I am not dreaming. I get up all dreary eyed, look down at her and, of course, she is smiling. She starts kicking her feet up and down and up and down and her whole body gets going, like a little inch worm. How much she has changed this past month, Marlee has become this little person with a big personality.
Five months. Where has the year gone? I cannot even begin to explain what a good, happy, easy baby Marlee is for Mama and Dada. If she is mad something is wrong as she rarely cries and gets upset. She is constantly smiling, laughing, and squealing with delight and she has definitely found her voice.

Marlee is so long. At five months she is already grown out of her 3-6 month sleepers and graduated to 6-9 month sleepers.

Mama and Marlee have really established a great routine. Most nights she sleeps from about 8pm to 6am and she takes two-two hour naps and usually one short one hour "cat" nap. EXCEPT this all changes come the weekend. It's like she knows that Dada's going to be home and the routine gets thrown out the window.

When my little Marlee Moo is tired she pulls at her ear and scratches anything within reach with her left hand. It's the most precious thing.
Let's see..this month she rolled from her back to her belly. She has yet to roll from her belly to back, but any day now. She can also hold her own head up and has lost most of her "bobble head". She talks and talks, squeals and laughs, grabs at anything close to her, gets so excited when she sees her bottle and tries to put it in her mouth, sticks out her tongue, and constantly has her fingers in her mouth.

This past month Marlee got to meet her Great Aunt Eleanor from Mississippi. She came down to spend Thanksgiving with us. Marlee loved her! She would just smile and smile at Eleanor.

We also got a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Ross. They came all the way from Florida just to meet Marlee. Marlee warmed right up to Grandma Viola and she just ate her up!

There are so many things Marlee Moo loves..Mama, Dada, her bouncy chair, the activity mat, reading books (I read, she listens, of course), her mobile-when I put her down she will just watch the mobile in pure amazement. She also loves baths, going for walks with the Bubba's, Mama singing to her, and of course-the Bubba's. Cooper will get right up in her face and sniff and snort and she just laughs and laughs. Mollie will come up to Marlee with a toy, drop it and bark hoping Marlee will play catch with her.

My little angel amazes me every single day. Everyday I think, this is it..I couldn't love her anymore than I love her today but somehow everyday I prove myself wrong. I told Dave the other day I can't believe I ever thought I could go through life and never be a Mama.