Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weekends with my Family

It is so much fun spending time with my baby girl, Neeley...oh and Tony too!  I can't forget about "Honey Bunny" he is a sweet hubby and amazing daddy!  This past weekend, my little family with some of our special friends went to the Shrimp Festival.  For the past 6 years it has become our tradition, before we had Neeley we went for the nightlife, now we go to eat lunch....my how times have changed! 

We met our friends and listened the band (which was way too loud...I can't believe I am admitting this, I told you we are old) ate lots of shrimp, and Neeley and Spencer played!  Spencer is my friend Lauren and Philips baby boy!  He is super sweet and I get my baby fix in, for now!  We had a great time watching the babies swing and Neeley really enjoyed the slide, one of her favorites in town! 

We left the Shrimp Festival and went to watch the Gamecocks not play so well against Auburn, but we ate delishious burgers thanks to Philip!  YUMMY!!!! 

Sunday is usually our "Family Fun Day" and this weekend we did not disapoint.  Tony mentioned that Disney on Ice was in town, so we made a last minute trip to Savannah to see Neeley's favorites, Micki and Mini! 

I personally like the princesses, and in time Neeley share this love too, however Micki and Minni have her heart and that is ok with me!

We all had a great time.  If only our seats weren't in the very top corner!  Next time I will purchase in advance - but it all about the experience.  Neeley was facinated, she watched the entire time and what a sight - to see my baby girl point and scream "Mini" when they came out!  It was magical...the excitement and wonder in her eyes makes this mommy very proud.  Since Neeley is currently an only child and Tony and I are only slightly obsessed with her, we are talking about taking Neeley to Disney next fall.    

We are having a great time with our baby girl!  

Today Neeley is sick, I picked her up from Daycare Monday and she had a fever, still has a fever and it is Tuesday night.  I hope she feels better soon, however in the meantime I am getting lots of snuggles, hugs, kisses and Neeley time.....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Day in the Life…. Boots….Rainbows...and High Heels

I read a lot of my friend’s blogs, friends of friend’s blogs and have found amazing recipes, do it yourself ideas, and photography blogs that I frequent a lot. This is why I am not sure why I haven’t taken the time to write things about our family. So, here I go again. I am going to give myself the task to take the time to write down the things that happen today, which could possibly be forgotten….life is after all about the small things……..So here goes!

I want to remember all of the fun things we are doing, and since I am OBSESSED with photography – I feel Neeley’s life has been very well documented by photos, however the stories that go with them are so important I want to make sure they are remembered.

I will start with yesterday, I was home sick with the Tummy Bug (Horrible…enough said), Neeley was at nursery, I was at home working as much as I could. I went to pick my sweet girl, Nee Nee at 4:30 and she was sitting on the potty in her class when I went to pick her up. When I walked in Neeley’s class, all her friends pointed to Neeley on the “potty” I walked in and Neeley looked up with her sweet face, so proud of herself...and exclaimed with such pure joy …..“I DID IT!!!” Neeley is using the potty a lot, however she doesn’t ask to go, so I am working on putting her on a time schedule to go every hour or so! It is work, potty training a little one!

It was raining yesterday so I put Neeley in her adorable, new rain boots. She of course loves shoes – so putting on her “boots” to go to school was fun. I picked up my girl, put her in her car seat and looked at what a fun and happy girl she is. I sometimes still even look at Neeley in such awe....she is amazing, her smile, personality and laughter are contagious. She just started laughing and squealing with happiness. She looked super cute in her boots so I quickly snapped a picture of my girl.

Since it was raining with a little sunshine, I was feeling better and it was Friday… Neeley and I set out looking for a rainbow. I love rainbows and it is always exciting (no matter how old you are) to see one! We drove around and talked about Neeley’s day and then – there it was, a HUGE rainbow. A DOUBLE rainbow. I have seen a lot of rainbows, but this one was HUGE. We stopped the car and of course, I took pictures and Neeley kept saying….”raaaiiiinnbow” It warmed my heart to share this with her, she of course, was very excited and said many many times….”I see a raaaiiinnbow.” Sweet girl!

After that excitement….We headed to TJMaxx, I had been home sick all day and I needed to get out of the house. While there we went to the shoes section. I have obviously given my love of shoes to Neeley, because the second we stopped, Neeley tore off her “rainboots” and put on the tallest pair of high heels she could find. She started walking up and down the aisle and even tried to run from me (squeeling the whole time). Of course, what is a mother to do when her daughter does something so ADORABLE you can’t help but smile! Pull out the phone and snap photos of course!

Please don't judge the teal socks...Neeley was wearing "boots"...who wears matching socks with boots? I am just proud the socks are the same color!

Even people in the store were amazed and watching little Neeley walk around in the high heels! It was so CUTE!

The pictures are not great quality, but totally show the love my girl has for shoes! HIGH HEELS….and not just high heels, but 3 inch heels (like Mommy wears) no flats, other than sandals for this girl, however what amazes me the most is how well she walks in them. Kind of scary! It does worry me that she is going to fall and hurt herself, however if you saw her walk in them you would be amazed…..she totally gets it!

I am sure I sound like one of those moms, who gushes about how cute her daughter is….Yes that is me! Sorry if you find that annoying, I can’t help it, I am slightly obsessed with her, her personality and sweet face get me every time. I know I say this alot, however, I had no idea the joy I would have in my heart to hear her sweet voice, watch her grow, and see the world through her eyes!

I lush you….my sweet baby girl!