Aug 30, 2010

Running around

Athelie walks so fast now, she's practically running. She was jamming out to 90's music this past weekend and loved dancing to it. We tried to get a video of her dancing, but all she did was run around like a crazy little person when we got out the camera.

Lounging...

with her foot propped on the table - hilarious


Talking

Athelie is trying so hard to talk. She tells us "stories" all the time and then laughs, like she is telling us a funny story. I am loving it. This is our breakfast converstation.

Aug 22, 2010

Party Time








Ella and Athelie













Uncle Randolph





Notice the belly bump - 13 weeks



Happy Birthday Athelie!



I can't believe a year has gone by already. It's gone so fast. I have been very nostalgic the last few days thinking about this time last year, what was happening, and what I had been thinking and feeling. Little did I know that my life would change so drastically with the birth of Athelie. She is such a sweet girl. A little impatient at times. But she has a big personality. She loves people. Is super friendly. Sings. Dances. Waves all the time. Claps. Isn't talking yet. But walks so fast she is practically running. Beautiful. She is very adventurous and fearless. I'm sure that will change with time. She has the craziest hair I've ever seen. She is already quite independent - wanting to do things like feed herself, which of course is very messy but Daddy loves it...hahaha. We are so thankful that God has entrusted her life to us. We are so excited to see what this next year holds.

Aug 15, 2010

OJ the cat

While in Florida, Athelie made a new friend. OJ the cat. However, OJ was scared of her. He'd never seen a little person before. She was very gentle with him, but he would hardly sit still or get close enough for her to really get a good look. He would run away and hide from her, and she would look for him. It was so cute. Everyone loved seeing them interact.

Moo Baa LaLaLa

Athelie's favorite book is "Moo, Baa, Lalala" - it's as silly as it sounds. Marc put it to song with Randolph keeping the beat in the back ground.

Grandma & Grandpa




Aug 14, 2010

Athelie's first time at the beach

***Updated! Recently, Emmy posted some really cute pictures on Facebook from our trip to the beach. I thought I would update this post with some of those pics. Hope you enjoy the additional photos.

I was trying to hold the umbrella! It kept flying away before we could get in it the ground.
 








We went to Siesta Key one day while we were in Florida with Lunise and Emmy Morgan met up with us. We had so much fun. It was a perfect day. The beach was amazing with powdery white sand, which Athelie loved playing in and even tried to eat. She loved the water and splashed in the waves even sticking her face in the water to taste it.




Notice all the sand around her mouth.



She fell asleep in Emmy's arms. She was so tired after playing so hard.