Sunday, May 30, 2010

More with the Burtons...

For Heather's official Birthday, Steve took us out to Scotty was great!
Earlier that day...

And the funniest picture in a long time!!! Mike is not really a baby person if you can't tell! Ha!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Heather's in town!

My best friend Heather is in town this weekend for her birthday. We had such a great day celebrating a day early! I took her downtown Fairhaven to a super fun place called "Creativitea" to paint pottery. Somehow, I was having too good a time to remember to take pictures. I'll have to get the final product when I pick them up next week. SO fun. It was like therapy. We both did bread/cracker-cheese plates and I used lace for a pattern, Heather stenciled an iris.

Then we smuggled lunch into a theater and I saw a movie for the first time in over 6 months! So fun!

Mom had Macy this whole time, which was lovely, and we picked her up and headed to Heather's parent's house for dinner. Steve had made a delicious dinner (steak, baked potatoes, green salad and a cake!) This always impresses me when men cook :) Macy, being the angel she is, had a nice nap right on the floor during dinner. Steve made this cake, people, and even picked out the flowers! Vicki is in CA taking care of her Mom and we missed her terribly. Thanks again, Steve for the wonderful meal, and Heather for being my friend and making it such a special day!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Macy and Bailey

Gabe's Dad and Step-Mom have a dog named Bailey. She is like a child to them and Macy met her for the first time a week ago when Ellie was in Utah visiting her sister and Gabe was at work. I am so annoyed I didn't have my camera or flip cam to get the moment Macy met Bailey. It was the cutest thing ever! Bailey was on her best behavior and so interested in Macy she couldn't stand herself. I put Macy on her belly on the floor so Gary could see her roll over... Macy rolled over, then Bailey rolled over!!!! Ever time Bailey would come close enough for Macy to reach out and touch her, Macy would reach her hands out and laugh! Out-loud! The cutest thing.

Ellie was so bummed to miss, we had to re-enact the whole event! Not quite as cute, but pretty darn close. :)
I got a darling video I'm going to try and upload, if I can't get it on here, check facebook!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dinner with Grandpa and Ta-ta!

Tonight we went to Chinese with Gary and Ellie (Gabe's Dad and Step-Mom). It was delicious! Macy was pretty good, and stayed awake the whole time! She is sleeping now, though, all the kicking and smiling tired her out!

I am so annoyed I didn't get a full body shot of Macy's outfit. It's from Ellie and I LOVE IT! The leggings are so darling, I have to get a picture of her wearing them!
Gabe is on his week off (which he worked overtime the first two days of) and yesterday and today babysat Macy while I did little get-aways or "me-times" as my friend calls them. Yesterday was a massage, today a pedicure! Both were lovely and it was good for me to get away and equally as good for Macy and her Daddy to have alone time together. He leaves for a mini guy trip tomorrow to Portland so Macy and I will be alone for the next couple days. I am all rested and relaxed and ready to get back to pampered-free life! Ha!

It's been super nice having Gabe around to talk to, help out around the house, beat at Yahtzee, watch Macy...just family stuff that we haven't been able to enjoy in months. I love that man! Funny how being a shift-worker's wife means learning how to adjust from complete independence to partial dependence every week. We are getting better at it, it's been almost 4 years!
How adorable is this hat my Mom brought by today??? Her super sweet and baby loving co-worker Mary Anne made it for Macy!!! I just love it, so cute and it fits perfect! Thank you Mary Anne!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Daddy and Macy reading together...

Random Molly Fact: I collect Children's Literature. I love Children's Books and get a kick out of reading to and with kids. It's something that I really love, it fills me up, I am always game to read to a child. Tonight, I got a special treat watching my husband read to my daughter. I think that might be even better than reading myself. I got a video of Gabe reading Macy The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and posted it on facebook- check it out, it's so funny watching Macy "read along."
This book is a classic. For any of you who have 3 or 4 year olds or older, especially boys, you have to read it!

It makes my heart sing to be with my family. It is precious when Gabe is here with us and he's been trying to make the most out of his days off. We love having him home!

Friday, May 21, 2010

One more thing.

Question: What 4 month old do you know that owns 11 pairs of shoes?
Answer: Macy Megan of course!

Macy's Room updated!

My favorite room in our house is Macy's nursery. It is darling, and so, so special because of all the people that helped get it so cute. (KAREN HOLT!) I've been collecting all these really sweet things, and haven't had the space to display them until I found this little shelf idea from my friend Holly, who has a white one in her daughter's room. It's perfect! A drawer for odds and ends, toys, and books!... The other shelves can be decorative for now, and eventually the whole thing can be a toy "box."

So I get this thing yesterday thinking, how hard can it be to put together?

I always forget that technology, building, visualizing, ... Those things are my kryptonite. I am good at a lot of stuff, but putting together random furniture of any kind is out of my realm of possibility.

Thank goodness my Dad is awesome and can figure anything out! (He's actually a lot like me in the visual learner department, but he's learned to bypass the Chinese instructions and just follow the picture on the box). Gabe has been working non-stop and after 15+ days straight of 4 am- 7 pm days, the last thing he wants to tackle in his one-hour-at-home-awake-time is a project of any kind! Gotta love that my Dad "gets" this and helps me in any way I need, anytime.
Two notes. My sister has already told me to change out the "creepy" baby pictures that aren't Macy on the frame... I'll do that pronto, Kates, I promise! Also, the $5.00... Gabe and my Dad have a standing joke ever since Dad gave Macy her purse with a dollar in it. Every time we come home from my parents and Gabe talks to my Dad, he'll ask why he didn't give Macy a dollar...? Earlier this week Dad pinned a dollar bill onto Macy and Gabe thought it was the funniest thing. He called and said the jokes over, he's embarrassed, Dad doesn't need to give our child money. So, of course, Dad left a 5 dollar bill today. :)

*Tanya, do you see the basket that I LOVE that I've been waiting to display? So cute!

Macy's Jumperoo

So excited that my friend Kara has loaned us her Jumperoo! It's the small things in life that make me happy. :) Macy loves this thing. She can touch the floor and every little move she makes it wiggles and she thinks she is hot stuff, riding... So cute to see her start to "get" things. Thank you Kara!!!! (And Peyton and Brooks for growing out of it!)

Grandiflora is Grand!

Katie and I went to Grandiflora the other day and I got two new things for my house. Above is a magnetic board and then below is a frame I really liked. Love that store!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Harps

We went to visit Harper Dae on her 4 month birthday and had to get some updated photos of the girls together. Holly and I were laughing so hard during this "shoot." Macy kept smiling right at the camera, and Harper was more interested in holding on to Macy! She kept grabbing at her and talking to her... Macy was just smiling straight ahead. :)

They were laying on the blanket my Mom made for Holly and Macy felt right at home! It's just like her ladybug and kitty one! What a great morning!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A visiting Monday

Macy's GG stopped by today with Grandpa Boyd for a visit! The timing was perfect. I had woken up with a weird voice/throat/cold thing and Macy and I both took naps together this morning, which was lovely, and I felt back to myself when I woke up. It might have been allergies, who knows?
My Grammy is a baby person. She gets a kick out of Macy, since she smiles easy and Grammy says that's just how I was when I was a baby. :) It makes me so happy that Macy recognizes her Great-Grandparents. (Ok, maybe not totally, but she smiles at them!) I never knew mine, and it's a wonderful thing that she will.
Here is our little angel showing off with her toys for Great-Grandpa and GG.

Grandpa Boyd is NOT a baby person. He usually doesn't hold them, or talk to them much, but for some reason, Macy ADORES him. Ever since she was only a few weeks old, if he says, "Well, hey there baby..." She grins all over herself. It's the sweetest thing. She likes nearly every man, but there's something special about Grandpa Boyd.
Love how she makes the same face he does. If he would have smiled, I bet she would have too. Precious.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Today we visited Nathan Korthuis, a friend who was in a really terrible motorcycle accident a month ago. He had TONS of injuries, and we have been praying for a quick and complete recovery. He is doing remarkably well, and healing a little more every day. Macy and I stopped by to bring some smiles, and it was a party! She gave Nathan a scared face right after I snapped this pic, and Mimi had to calm her down. We'll have to visit more often!
Thank you cousin Heidi for this ExerSaucer! Macy loves it! She is in a phase where she plays for about 15 min with something and then needs to switch it up. Thank goodness everyone has been so generous about gifting, giving or loaning toys. What do people do without them? :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Wednesday.

This has been a very busy week full of visiting friends. (My favorite kind of week, really). We went to see my friend Jamie, and her son Mason where Macy discovered the Jump-a-Roo. It was the perfect thing for her and she was very into it. I think I took a video, but will have to upload it tomorrow.

Today we saw my friend Holly and her daughter Harper and the picture above is Macy checking out Harper's exersaucer. Macy has one of these, but not quite as flashy. She thought she was pretty hot stuff playing in this thing!

Macy's at a tricky age for toys... She is kinda done on the lay and play, or only likes it for 15 minutes or so and then wants to be UP, but she's too little for most of the jump around toys. I'm still looking for the exact thing Jamie had for Mason (which she BORROWED) but don't really want to buy one. I borrowed two more things today from a great friend, but have my eye out for the tropical, three stand, Jump-a-Roo. I think Macy is seriously spoiled. Officially!
After seeing Holly and Harper, we headed to Auntie Kate to show off Macy's outfit and for a DELICIOUS lunch with Kates and my Dad. Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, green salad and chocolate cupcakes. YUM! Then, Katie watched Macy while I went and got a massage. What a great day!

Two little peas in a pod. :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Anyone know of a good Jump-a-Roo for cheap or to borrow? Macy sat in a borrowed one at her friend Mason's house and it was just where she is at. I don't want to spend $70 on a new one...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Macy and her Mimi

This was actually taken at a very sad funeral the other day, but Macy brought a couple smiles. She is wearing a dress that I LOVE from Karin Mhyre... It makes me think she looks like Karin's beautiful girls, Kylie and Taryn. :)
Macy loves her Mimi!!!!