first "modeling" job.

i was asked if mary could pose for the posters for our upcoming school play.  the drama department is putting on "the importance of being earnest." what does a baby have to do with that?  if you don't know, apparently one of the main characters is courting a lady and upon being questioned about his childhood, it is revealed that he was found in some luggage as a baby... this leads to him having a questionable past.

anyway, they have used pictures of the boys' characters in all of the other advertisements so far this year and they wanted to do something different.  so yes, she is technically supposed to be a boy, but she is the advertisement.  check it out!


10 months.

Dear Mary,

Today you are 10 months old.  I know I say it every month but you are changing so fast and time is flying by so quickly.  You are a busy girl and you are keeping us on our toes!  You have gone from a rough army crawl to crawling on your hands and knees with efficiency... straight to pulling up to your knees, and then your feet, and now you are trying to cruise everywhere.  Slow down baby girl!  You are getting into everything- including things you shouldn't.  Some of those things are:  the entertainment system- you like to turn the volume knob way up, the cord for the remote of the play station, any shoes that aren't yours, the dogs' bed and toys, and the dogs' water bowl.  You know, just to name a few.

You are starting to play shy some but are still a relatively social girl.  Every now and then you only want mama or daddy and sometimes that includes us not leaving the room.  But you are doing pretty well and you love seeing some of your favorite people on campus.  You adore Mr. Leigh, Ms. Dale, & Ms. 'Nette- and they adore you, too.  We are blessed to have such a great school family.

You are still eating like a champ and sleeping like a champ.  Thankfully only a few naps suffered when you learned how to stand up in your crib.  You quickly learned that you wouldn't forget how to do it and finally got back down to the business of sleeping.  You still take 2 naps a day and sleep 10-11 hours at night.  We have a fairly good routine and I hope it stays this way for awhile- at least these last 3 weeks of school.

You are watching us and learning so many things.  You rub your fingers and thumbs together trying to snap, you rub your hands together when we clean ours after your diaper changes, you are waving and clapping all the time, too.  You are still saying lots of "words"- mama, dada, & baba.  You make a ton of other sounds, too.  You are giggling more now and make yourself laugh sometimes.

We just love you and the sweet girl that you are growing up to be.



growing girl.

mary saw dr. love on the 15th for her 9 month check up.  it was an easy one with no shots.  (she'll get plenty at her 12 month visit.)  she now weigh 19 lbs. 6 oz. and is 28 1/4 inches long/tall.  she is growing like a weed!  her nine month clothes still fit but she will be needing 12 months soon enough, i'm sure.

i was able to snap a few pictures  to use as her 9 month pictures the next day.  we are so blessed to live on such a beautiful campus.  our sweet cousin angel is going to edit them for us but here are a couple of favorites edited only by me.