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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Iphone photo dump: july, august, september

Maggie started growing like a weed in July. She also started sleeping through the night around the beginning of August. Amen. 


Maggie got an ewok from my friend Brad (and Will was scared of it).

We made a trip to Greenville, SC to visit Brian's sisters and the cousins. 


We got to see Gracie and Mimi swim while there. Those girls are so good and so fun to watch. Kelly and I got a little into it and made the Greenville paper!

When we made it back home, the kids almost slept all day. 

Then August rolled around and we tried to cram as much in before school started as possible...Maggie started playing more, we went blueberry picking (and Will ate his weight in blueberries), we had more tomatoes than we knew what to do with, and Will's tractor got its last few rides on campus before the students got back. 

Before school started, we began a bathroom renovation. Not a total gut since we had already tiled the floor and were keeping the original tub, but we wanted an exhaust fan, shower tile, new fixtures, a new vanity, paint, shelves...and I'm sort of dead set on incorporating some shiplap (Brian keeps reminding me that my last name is Webb, not Gaines). AND potty training began on the day we started the reno...not my finest idea!

Potty training was terrible. We did the cold turkey method. At the end of day four, I called my mom and said we were waving the white flag. The next morning Will woke up and said, "Mama, me haffa go potty!" Well alright!!! Later, after potty training was deemed successful, I caught Will trying to use the bathroom in the middle of the living room ��

Maggie went to her first football game...

Brian and I got away for the first WVU game. Well, Brian went to many others...I just like the warm ones.

Maggie got to meet her best friend Addy...

Maggie also decided to start modeling (that hand!!!)

And I continued to take a ridiculous number of selfies with my girl!










Wednesday, December 30, 2015

iphone photo dump: april, may, june

Here is a LONG overdue update...so long that I have to go back to April. Phone photo dumps are probably going to be the best I do on this blog for a while, at least until I get my messy house uner control...in about 18 years. 

Easter. About three weeks to go. 

Will using my belly for his cars. Apparently I was gardening?...in some sweet sweatpants.

My first selfie with my girl. I was t.i.r.e.d.

Will liked holding Maggie for about 30 seconds at a time. 

Will was finally old enough for the rides at the Strawberry Festival. 

Mags got lots of snuggles from dad. 

This was the first time I ventured out of the house with makeup and real pants on. 

Our first post-hospital family photo...that only Maggie's feet are in. 

Will became a pro at swimming this summer. 

He was telling Nana a big story here. 

And the phrase, "Be careful around your sister" was uttered 50 times every day. 

Maggie was never real impressed with my photo attempts. 

She smelled so good...you know that clean baby smell. The best. 

Our first go at a raised bed garden went surprisingly well. 

Lots of visits to Nana and Papaw's house were made...

...and in one particular visit, Mags had a blowout and got a bath in the pasta salad bowl. 

Brian finally got that hammock I had promised him for Father's Day. 

I actually have what seems like a thousand pictures on my phone from those first few months with Maggie. I felt it necessary to document every facial expession she made, but I'll stop there for now. 

June, July, and August up next.