Monday, April 24, 2017

Preslee is THREE


I can't believe my oldest tiny one is not so small anymore!!!  How in the world is my baby girl already THREE?!  Yesterday she rang in a new year and I'm in disbelief.  Babies don't keep, that's for sure! 

Each year starting when my girls turn three years old I ask them some questions just to keep track of how things change from year to year. This is Preslee's first year, so here are her sweet little responses:

-How old are you? 3
-What makes you happy? "happy, happy"
-What is your favorite animal?  "moo... cow"
What is your favorite thing to eat? pizza
- What is your favorite thing to do? laugh
- What is your favorite TV show? Sofia
- What are you really good at? brushing my teeth
-What is your favorite movie? Elsa... I love Elsa
What is your favorite color? pink
What is your favorite song? Elsa song
Who is your best friend? Ne-ne
- What do you and Mommy do together? hang out
- What do you and Daddy do together? hang out
What is your favorite sport? gymnastics--- I love namsticks 
- Where is your favorite place to go? to get  Blizzards
-What is your favorite book? Elsa song book {This is in reference to a birthday card she got from Aunt Trudy that sings a song -- and not even a song from Frozen- Ha!}
What do you want to be when you grow up? Be a band
-What is your favorite Bible verse? "How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:18 
What is your favorite toy? Babies
Who loves you? Ne-ne loves me


And here's a little bit about my girl from my perspective:

Preslee Ray:

- You are so big!  You can hang right with your older sisters and feel that there is nothing holding you back!
- You are completely potty trained - day & night- with just some accidents here and there when you are playing too much & not stopping right away when you should.
- You have recently started finishing all the food on your plate instead of bypassing a meal because it wasn't something you "liked." 
- You are my adventure everyday.  I feel like you go to the extreme in all you do. You are my outdoor girl- willing to play and get dirty and explore! 
- You love bubbles, painting, Barbies, and babies. 
- You enjoy storylines & will sit for a movie, tv show, or a book. 
- You take about a 2 hour nap each day.  You go to bed around 7:30 and get up around 6:30 each day. You are a really great sleeper!
- You are now in the phase when we ask you to smile half the time you will still smile with your eyes closed.
- You have no problem sneaking around to get what you want but sometimes your guilty conscience will get you & you'll turn yourself in.
- You call your sisters, "Ne-ne," "Dawyer," "Chantz."
- You have a style all your own. So many times you want to layer your clothes and wear jean shorts under your dresses or put two shirts on.  You always want to wear your sisters pajamas, clothes, and panties, so half the time you are wearing clothes that fall off of you.
- Your hair is curly in the back and straight around your face. Most of the time you won't let me do anything to it, so it typically just matches your personality- wild!
- You have a fake American Girl doll and you call her your, "Mera girl doll."
- At nap time you now sleep with something different at each rest time-- sometimes it's your bunny and blanket, sometimes your sisters panda or Sawyer's Elmie, sometimes a different blanket-- but typically you still always want your sock monkey blanket that Mikala made you.
- You are a rough and tough girl!  We have to remind you over and over not to hit your sisters or our new dog Henry.  You tend to resort to violence when you don't get your way, or even just for rough play. We have to tell you that not everyone wants to play that rough.
- Your laugh and your smile are still priceless!  You light up a room when you show us your dimple! Your tiny voice in giggles is such a sweet sound!

Oh Preslee Ray!!  You will always be my Mavryk!  I wanted to name you that, but your Daddy thought it was too much of a Tom-boy name. I felt like it was an adventurous name & that's exactly who and what you are-- my adventure every day!  You "go big" each day-- big smiles, big fun, big fights, big tantrums, big mischief, big love!  You are so fun and so crazy and I'm so insanely in love with you. You drive me crazy in one minute and have me laughing the next!  I'm so thankful I get to be your Mommy!  You are daring and kind and silly!  My prayer for you daily is that you will channel all  that you are into the Kingdom of God!  I think about you using all your gifts to God's glory & it makes me giddy to think of all the good change you can help bring in the name of Jesus. I love you more than you'll ever know-- you are for sure my "Ray" of sunshine!  

And a walk down memory lane....





















Monday, April 17, 2017

Christmas Day 2016 at Momma Jean's

On Christmas day, after worship we went home, got comfy and then headed to Poppa & Momma Jean's house {my Dad's parents} to continue celebrating!  We enjoyed lunch together, opened presents & then played a game of white elephant full of lots of laughter & steals. Here are a few pictures from our day:


























We had a great time!  Afterwards, Heather & Ellis came back to our house for a few minutes & Heather trimmed up Preslee's hair because it was pretty rough looking:


Such a great day!

Christmas Morning 2016

Let's just pretend I'm going to get caught up on my blog for a second.... Ha!  Yes, Easter was yesterday, but lets go back to Christmas!  I try to take a picture of the girls all together in front of the tree right before they go to bed on Christmas Eve.  This year since we had a LONG day of festivities it was really tricky.  The best picture I got was a blurry mess... Oh well, it is what it is:

I normally get a picture of the cookies that the girls leave out for Santa, but I was slacking this year & just got the finished product after Santa indulged:

This year Santa brought the girls a huge Barbie dream house:



Here are a few pictures of the girls on Christmas morning  {don't mind that there are no pictures of Sawyer & Preslee... they de-clothed themselves through the night & I didn't think it appropriate to put pictures of them up, but they were there & just as excited as the other two!}:






After opening up Santa gifts we got ready for worship & headed out the door to celebrate out Lord with our church family!