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Monday, July 15, 2013

Our Summer Vacation

Our family got to go to Destin, FL for vacation a couple of weeks ago.  Matt and I went on our own in 2008.  We love the sugar white beach there so much!  What is it about just staring at and listening to the ocean that can calm our senses?  Matt really needed a break and an escape from it all.  He has been working so hard and it's really hard for him to turn off his "work brain" each evening.  It was really nice to get away with him.  The Gilbert side of our family was able to join us.  We all split a condo and stayed in the Mediterranea complex.  We loved it!  It had 2 king beds and 2 1/2 baths.  Plenty of space for us all.  Lauren and Zac live in Mobile and were back and forth.  My dad also left for business for a few days.  The boys had a deep sea fishing expedition and and caught us a ton of yummy fish.  We took it to Fisherman's Wharf that night and let them cook it for us.  It was so delicious!  We like to eat breakfast and lunch at the condo and then go out for dinner each evening.  Some of our favorite places are The Donut Hole, The Crab Trap, Pompano Joe's, and Louisiana Lagniappe.  We definitely ate well.  Matt and I ran each morning and had a built in baby sitter in our Memommy!  It's crazy how humid it is there in the morning.  Get ready for another picture overload!
Memommy, Shelby, and Aunt Lauren- 6 1/2 Months pregnant and gorgeous!

Shelby and Aunt L in the swimming pool

Sometimes it's more fun to chew on your sunglasses than wear them...

Talking about the pool with daddy

First time to put her toes in the sand- she was fascinated!

Name in the sand courtesy of daddy

Ew she makes my heart happy!!!  Don't mind me in my mom suit...

Touching the ocean for the first time...

Poor little toot- she was quite scared of it touching her

But she loved watching it in daddy's arms!

Looking at the pool with Memommy

She watched us drink bottled water all week and insisted on trying... her favorite trick of the week!

Little nap under the umbrella with Memommy

Yup!  He's all mine!

We had a blast and we are already looking for our condo next year!  We are thinking we will go before the busy season and rent us a giant house- after all, we need to sleep 6 adults and 3 babies!

Matt's First Father's Day

Matt celebrated his first Father's Day last month!  So proud of this daddy!  We had the Summitt side of our family in town that Saturday to celebrate.  We grilled yummy burgers and hot dogs Saturday night and opened presents.  It is so neat to see Matt as a dad.  He is already wrapped around Shelby's teeny finger.  Now, here are a million pictures of our weekend!

Nothing better than a glider nap with Shelbs

Lots of hugs with Grammie

And lots of hugs with Pops

3 Generations on Father's Day weekend!

Daddy kisses

So handsome!

Sunday morning- daddy picked out her whole outfit and dressed her!

Mmm my heart melted...

Couch cuddling!
We've been together 7 years last month.  We had so much fun when it was just the two of us.  However, life is even more rich and full now that Shelby is here!  It's such a blessing to be this dude's partner. 

Love you, Matt!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Shelby is 5 Months Old!

5 Months of Smiles!

Puppies usually get in on our monthly photo shoots

Trying watermelon with daddy before bed
Oh my, Shelby baby!  You are 5 months old!  You are so much fun and I am so thankful to be home with you all the time!  I love every minute with you.  You discover something new every day at this stage and I am so thankful that I get to be there for it all.  I wouldn't trade that for ANYTHING in the world.  Here are your milestones from this month.
  • You've started blowing bubbles and making raspberry noises.  You think this is so funny!
  • You laughed at peek-a-boo for the first time.
  • You can put your paci in your mouth by yourself.
  • You rolled over ALL BY YOURSELF!  If we put you on your tummy now, you immediately flip over.
  • EVERYTHING goes in your mouth.  You are quite proud of this.
  • You can switch toys from left hand to right hand.
  • We went on our first family vacation to Destin, FL!
  • You will not take a bottle.  You prefer your mommy.  You are a cuddly sweet thing.  Means we are together at the hip every 3 hours at least!
  • You are a kicking machine.  You love to kick when we hold you in the air!
  • We think you're teething, but no teeth have appeared yet.
I am so thankful that God has blessed us with our precious, healthy baby girl!

Love you, Shelbs!

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