Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Paige!

Paige is 1 year old today! I can't believe we made it! It has been a crazy year for sure, after enduring Hurricane Ike, learning what it feels like to be a parent and loving someone so much that you miss her when she sleeps...she has definitely brought so much joy into our lives. We thank God for her presence in our lives everyday. Here are some things we love about our beautiful daughter:

-She has a great smile, with the cutest dimples!
-She has always been a good sleeper, thank God (and Clay) for that!
-She is very stubborn, like me
-She loves Hazie or "Zee"
-I think her first words were Zee and Dada, she babbles a ton but those are the first words I have been able to make out
-She's got the greatest, chubbiest legs
-Her eyes never lie
-I have felt a connection with her since day 1
-She is in love with her cousin Jackson and her boyfriend Brady
-She "talks" while she eats
-I love the way she smells her "lovey" and looks like she is plotting some kind of evil plan

From Dada---
-She makes my day, everyday
-She's another beautiful "Sweetie" of mine, along with Kelly (and Hazie)
-She laughs at my jokes and funny faces (and is often the only one laughing with me)
-I love everything about her...we're simply Blessed

We don't go to the doctor until next week so I'll update her stats then. She is not walking yet, so for now, crawling or climbing seem like the way to go. Happy Birthday Baby! We love you Paige!

about 1 year ago
1 year pics turned out fabulous! thanks shannon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


For Clay's 30th birthday I surprised him with a trip to Chicago...three days in the windy city, complete with a baseball game at that Tarro! We had the best time, the weather was great, GG and Uncle Dave were the perfect hosts! We went to a Cubs game, played at GG's house, saw both of Dave's new offices and visited Cantigny. We can't wait to go back to the windy city!!

Oh, and by the way, me and Paige are famous!

the fountains at cantigny

me, paige and GG at cantigny

me and paigey poo

the map of cantigny was in the floor! paige thought this was pretty cool

beautiful cantigny

paige LOVED riding on the golf cart

giving paige the "rumple, dumple"

plain white t's singing "take me out to the ball game"
paige and GG scavenging for snacks



uncle dave, paige and clay

clay, paige, GG and me

clay and paige at wrigley just got to wrigley and so happy to be out of the car

on our way to wrigley