Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Busy Busy

We have been busy this month in our household! I thought I would share our December in pictures! This sweet girl is sitting up all by herself! Only a few spills from time to time! (This is her daddy's favorite picture. I swear we have it as our screen saver, in our computer office, and on our fridge. He ♥'s it!)These sweet college girls were once highschoolers in my youth group. They are all grown up now but still mean so much to me. They came by to visit with Lucy Clare and have a little lunch. Come back anytime Jen, Rae, and Sam! We loved having you! Christmas Eve at our church is always a big time. I have played Mary many times in various church happenings, but this year, I got to carry my own baby as Jesus! It was such a big deal to me as a kid watching a family process down the aisle and I am glad I could do it this year! LC makes the cutest Jesus! And she hammed it up in her first acting debut! Christmas morning came with a baby who decided to sleep till 8 (which is fine with us!) and when she woke up Santa had come in the night. She got a Cabbage Patch baby doll, a play world, and push train for when she can crawl. You can kinda see in the background that Santa brought Mommy a coffee maker. I am so excited and will now have to learn how to make coffee! And finally, LC took her first very very long car trip. Daddy surprised us with a trip to DisneyWorld which is a 6 hour drive from Dothan! Here she is excited to be out of her seat while Daddy checked into the hotel. She was an amazing car baby!
(I will post pics of Disney in the next post! )
Overall, I cannot believe that a year ago I had not long found out I was pregnant and wondering what this Christmas would hold for us! It was all I could have imagined. God has blessed me with an amazing husband who loves me even when I am at my worst, and child who blesses me everyday with her smile and presence. I have a loving family who adores LC and spoils her rotten and a job that I love.

My life is good.
I will always praise the One who loves me!

"I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!"
Deuteronomy 32:3

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophets, "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" which means, "God with us."

Matthew 1:21-23

May God be with you this Christmas and this new year.

With love,

Scott, Nikki, and Lucy Clare

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Five Months, One Christmas, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree....

Lucy Clare, you are five months now. Five short months that feel like an eternity. I look at you each day and am still filled with amazement at how much you have grown, how much you know, and all the things you can do. You make me smile, laugh, and cry all at one time! What are you up to this month?

  • You weigh 15 pounds! Whoop-Whoop!

  • You have started solids. So far we have tried peas (fail!), sweet potatoes, applesauce, bananas, peaches, pears, and carrots. You love them all and you know when I am pouring the cereal and getting the spoon out that something fun is going to happen! You are sitting in your high chair and you look so cute!

  • You wear a size 2 diaper.

  • You drink 6 oz every 3-4 hours. Sometimes a little less when you eat your solids, but you love your bottle.

  • You can sit up without assistance now! Big girl.

  • You are not sleeping in your bouncy seat anymore. We have graduated to the sleep positioner. You sleep on your side in a sleep sack. You are moving to your crib on Friday night (ahhh... mommy's a little nervous! I like having you in the same room with me in your pack-n-play. I can hear you breathe all night..this is a big step.)

  • You are back to sleeping through the night. We had a bad time when you were 4 months where you would wake up every hour. This was hard for mom. I was used to you sleeping all night long. I am glad you are back to your old ways. Mommy needs her sleep for those crazy first graders!

  • You have a funny crawl thing that you do. You smoosh your face to the ground and put your butt up in the air. Then you scream because you can't figure out how to get your face up!

  • You enjoyed your first Thanksgiving this year!

  • Everyone still thinks you are so wonderful.

  • Your dad has taught you how to blow bubbles. You get to going spitting all over the place. It is so funny.

  • You "talk" a lot more now...it's so funny!

Happy five months little wonder! We love you.

And... I am giving a sneak peak of my Christmas pictures. Lucy and I had a 30 minute photo shoot under the tree. I think she did great. My Christmas cards go out tomorrow, so I'll just share one picture until I know the cards are in hands! Merry Christmas to you all! Another exciting event will be mom and dad as Mary and Joseph and you as Baby Jesus at church for Christmas Eve service! It will be so cute!

And if you haven't heard Casting Crowns Christmas song "While You Were Sleeping" I encourage you to listen. What we might have missed in the night if Christ came to earth today. Would we be sleeping? I pray we will all be ready for the day we meet our Lord! God bless!

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

-Luke 2:11