Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hot Weather... Cool Stuff

Here are some pics of our summer activities! The time has really flown by... I can't believe I've been a SAHM for 2 months already! The kids are awesome and we have so much fun together! This new role is hard, but really rewarding. I feel challenged in a way that I've never experienced. I'm definitely more tired than I've ever been, but God has been so good to give me energy and new mercies every day. I feel so blessed to be able to stay at home with Avery and having Maddie & Connor here is really icing on the cake.

So back to the pics.... Mostly just shots of things we do on a weekly basis.

Chilln' in the "Sweeter" Stubblefield pool- for those of you who have followed my blog, the "Sweet" Stubblefield pool just wasn't red-neck enough, so Brian had to up the ante and get us a bonafide above the ground blow up one!! Judge if you must.... the kids absolutely love it and it keeps us cool.

Storytime with Mr. Mike at Barnes & Noble- We do this every Monday morning. So fun!

Hanging out at some sort of indoor play area... Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, etc...

Crafts in cool craft aprons-
1. The terrarium craft was something I saw on a Mommy blog and stole the idea. I've been planning this craft since before I left Power FM and we finally got around to it last week. Hopefully the plants survive. :)
2. Picture frame craft- We did these today. So fun!! I let the kids pick their colors and let them paint them. We used foamies as decorations. I'm learning so much about myself with these crafts... I want things to be pretty, so I made alot of "suggestions" on where the foamies should go and I definitely "helped" with the painting. So what does that say about me??? And is anyone else as confused as I am? Me... doing crafts?!!!!

I'll have pictures of our Austin trip up soon... promise! I'm sure you're counting the seconds. :)


More Summer Fun

Monday, July 28, 2008

9 Month Re-Cap

Hey guys!
Sorry it's taken me so long to update you on Avery's 9th month. Here's a re-cap of this month's happenings...

Avery weighs 18 lbs & 1 oz. She's 27 & 3/4 inches long. She has 4 teeth coming in on top (you can see two of them in the pictures). She's not crawling, but she gets wherever she wants to go by scooting on her bottom. Her hands are into everything!! She started pulling up. She doesn't do it consistently, but she does it when the mood strikes her. She loves to "walk" with Daddy. She loves to be in the water. She's always "talking" and just started growling this week. :) She looks at Daddy, Mommy, Grandmommy, Papa and Maddie when you ask her where they are. She's happy most of the time, except when she's cutting 4 teeth. :) She likes to give kisses and dances when she hears music. Her Great-Aunt Elaine gave her the doll that she's attacking in the pics. It's actually a collectible Middleton doll, so this was the first time she got to touch it.

We had an eventful month...Avery went to her first Wimbledon brunch (no we didn't go to London) and looked fab in her Adidas tennis dress (thanks Aunt Jenny), she celebrated her first 4th of July with a dip in the "sweeter" Stubblefield pool with Daddy and a family BBQ, we went to Austin with the Corsos and Sullivans, we celebrated Mommy's b-day with a game night at Aunt Ali & Uncle Alan's house, we celebrated Grandmommy's b-day at Purple Cow and we have spent lots of time playing with Maddie & Connor!!

Avery will be 10 months old on August 2nd. Yikes!! We'll be planning her first birthday party very soon. :)


9 Month Pics

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I know it's been a while since I've posted... sorry!! Since we took our mini-vaca, I haven't been able to get caught up. I have several sets of pics that I want to post, so I'm starting with Trevor's 14th birthday first. Trev was at camp on his actual b-day, so we celebrated on July 5th. We went to Purple Cow (our tradition- 3 years running). Then we came home for cake and presents. Brian & I and Trevor's mom went in together and got him an electric guitar. We got a Fender Squire Strat starter pack. It's a good one to get started on. He was really excited and we hope that he'll actually pursue playing. The pics are hilarious.... Trevor and Keeyon are such typical teenagers. Oh, the joys! :)

I'll be blasting you with pictures soon from our Austin trip, random summer shots (including a fun terrarium project with the kids) and Avery's 9 month pics and update. Keep checking back!

Hope everyone is enjoying the 100 degree + weather! :)

Trevor is 14!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Stubblefields are in Austin for a fun weekend get-away! We'll have lots of pics to post after the trip. Stay tuned!

Happy Weekend!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Studio pics

Check out Christie Yonce's blog for some fun pictures she took of Avery last month!

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Avery is 9 months old!

"The days are long... the years short"

Avery was 9 months old on Wednesday! So crazy that she'll be a year old in 3 short months. On Saturday, we visited Brian's former boss Liz and her husband "Mr Lundy" in Fort Worth. They have a little boy and we were talking about how quickly the time goes when they're little. Liz said, "the days are very long, but the years are very short." I thought that was brilliant and very acurately described this time in life. The days (and sometimes nights) are long and I'm exhausted at the end of them, but it is such a precious, beautiful time. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have a tendency to worry about the future or lament about the past and I truly hope that this is one time that I savor the fleeting moments and live in the present.

Avery has her 9 month check up next week, so I'll keep you updated on height, weight, etc... She finally has a third tooth coming in. It's the one on the top left next to her front teeth. Should be an interesting look when that one comes in. :) She's not crawling yet, but she scoots around everywhere and has her hands in everything. She's very close to pulling up and it looks like she might be a walker before she's a crawler. The pics above are some that we took in the final days of her 8th month. They are so fun, I had to post them. I'll have some 9 month ones up soon.

Happy Thursday!