Monday, June 1, 2009

A long run down of our weekend with lots of pictures and few words. Or at least I will attempt to use a few words. I could get quite carried away.

A weekend filled with fun and firsts.

Saturday, May 30
Morgan Kate went swimming for the very first time. Our awesome friends Mary and Matt, who also happen to be our neighbors, invited us to go swimming Saturday. It was hot, it was sunny, and we thoroughly enjoying hanging out with them, so we took them up on the offer. First, we had to purchase a bathing suit, hat and float. One trip to Babies R Us and we were ready! Morgan Kate LOVED the water. No surprise - Trav and I both love the water as well. It took her a few minutes to get used to it, but after that she was in heaven. We can't wait to take her back. And you all would be very proud of me. I was very relaxed and only worried a tiny bit. 

Our "fish" all decked out and ready to go!
*Note: The hat, which is size 3-6 months, was entirely too 
small, but got the job done. 

Ella doing her "cannonballs". She is such a great swimmer!

After our swimming adventure we headed home for a short nap and then headed over to the Pyle's. Amanda (aka "AA") and JP are building a beautiful house not very far from us. We have seen the house in passing, but haven't had the chance to go in and "look around". Saturday we stopped by for a visit. It was a special visit because 1.) We got to see their amazing house (Love it, love it!) and 2.) Amanda and JP got to "really" meet Morgan Kate. The best part was that Amanda even got to hold her. Morgan Kate was so excited!

Morgan Kate loved seeing JP and AA, as well as looking around their house. She was enthralled with their light fixtures and of course this terrific mirror.

Sunday, May 31
The 4th grade team at my school (including me), gave a baby shower for this terrific mommy-to-be. It was a wonderful shower and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing lots of people that I haven't seen in quite some time. Jessa looked absolutely beautiful and got so many nice things. I can't wait to meet Baby Stewart!

Mrs. Ward, shower hostess extraordinaire, graciously offered her house for the shower. Her house is absolutely amazing and not too far from where I live. Therefore, at the end of the shower I just had to call Travis and ask him to bring Morgan Kate. My 4th grade "girls" have not seen Morgan Kate since coming home from the hospital. I have been dying to share her with them, so I jumped at the opportunity. Pictured below is the 4th grade team, minus one, with Morgan Kate. 

As always, I had my hand sanitizer very close, so I passed it around and Morgan Kate got the chance to be held by Mrs. Ward, Hollie, and Jessa. It was such a special moment for me!
MK and "Bling Bling"

MK and Hollie

MK and Jessa

After meeting everyone MK got a little hungry. I really think she just wanted something to "gnaw" on. Teething is tough work! I didn't have a bottle, so I just gave her a carrot to gum until we left. It worked!

I happen to think we live in a awesome neighborhood with some of the best neighbors/friends. Many nights we can all be found "congregating" in someone's front yard or in the middle of the street. Last night was no different. And last night was super special because Lauren (aka "Lala") got to hold Morgan Kate for the first time. Lauren had THE magic touch. After only a few minutes Morgan Kate fell fast asleep. It was the sweetest thing ever and I just had to snap a few pictures! Lauren may have to come down every night and put Morgan Kate to sleep. Last night she slept the entire night through and didn't wake up until 8 this morning. Wow!

A weekend full of fun and firsts, indeed.

I didn't do so well using only a few words, did I?


Hollie Heming said...

I'm so glad you're getting out and we're getting to see you. I've missed you. I'm so glad I got to hold MK. She's just the most precious little girl!!

Heather said...

Aren't sleeping babies the best? MK is such a little doll and you can tell by her face that she was excited to meet all the new people. Congrats on all the firsts.

THE SPIVEY"S said...

That is so great. I am so glad that everyone got to see her. Getting out is so much fun. We sure do miss you at school and it was so good to see you at yesterday. We will certainly have to do the Mommy and Me play date. The sippy cup is a NUK and we got it at Walmart. However, he was all into it for the first couple of days. Now, he screams and tilts his head back when we try to give it to him. I am not sure if he is just not really ready for it or if he does not like the sippy cup. We got another one (Gerber from Target) but we have not tried it yet. Kind of scared too. I will let you know how it works.

Melissa and Sam said...

Finally, I've been able to see the journaling! Sounds like you and MK have been having a lot of fun! Tell Jessa congrats for me!
I love MK's bathing suit!!

amanda pyle said...

So in case I haven't made it very clear, I'm totally in love with your sweet baby:) I've always thought she was absolutely amazing - then I got to hold her! There are no words...and JP thinks she's the cutest baby ever too! I'm looking forward to MANY more visits with MK. Thanks again for sharing your angel:)

Anonymous said...

Tell Mrs Ward who lives across the street from you. I have known her for years.

Keith, Melinda, and Megan

sherry pyle said...

Adorable pictures!!!
She is a doll.
Love her swim suit.
I heard all about her visit to "AA"!
I loved seeing the pictures of Morgan Kate in the new Pyle house. I'm sure before long she wll be running through it.
So glad your days are happy.
You are blessed and you deserve it.
This will be a great Summer!!

Anonymous said...

The shower was perfect...I can't thank y'all enough. Morgan Kate was the perfect "grand finale!" She is the cutest thing ever. I love how she just smiles and coos when you talk to her. Can't wait to start seeing her and you more and more this summer! The pool sounds like the perfect spot! Love y'all.


Anonymous said...

Your little fish is too cute. We have got to get MK and Abby together in the pool soon! Have a great summer:) Love ya'll, Lyn & Phala

Jenny Garris said...

I am so glad to hear you are back in the social world! Feels good, I bet! You must love being able to show off your precious girl---I'm proud of you for sharing her and not being too afraid! She looks so adorable in her bathing suit! :) Jenny

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see that you are getting out and enjoying the beautiful weather. Maybe we will see you at the boat ramp! :)She is precious!
Wendy H.