S: Brooke-Ellen's first year
FC: "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
1: This year has been full of wonderful blessings, new adventures and lifestyle changes as we have adjusted to our family of three. Having a newborn in the house is an experience no one can fully explain to you until you personally go through it. Brooke-Ellen had bad reflux her first 3 months, but after getting the right medication she started feeling better and sleeping easier. Bel (as her Pa Paw Alan nicknamed her) also dealt with colic, which resulted in daddy or mommy perching our baby girl on our shoulder and bouncing ..... she loved to "bounce"! Brooke-Ellen has always been a good night sleeper. Bel is definitely a mommy's girl. She wants mommy to be in sight at all times. She loves waiting for daddy to get home from work, knowing he enjoys loving on her and playing with her. She melts our hearts when she shouts kisses "mwuah" to us. Bel has learned a lot of sign language which has really enhanced our communication with her. God has been so good to us this year! Cody and I don't know what life would be like without our little princess. We have enjoyed beyond measure the blessing God has given us!
2: Daddy loves coming home to cuddle with his baby girl!
3: First Doctor's Visit weight: 7lbs
4: Brooke-Ellen was not a fan of her first tub bath!
6: Our little Rebelette! | Are you Ready?
7: Go Rebels | H O T T Y | T O D D Y
8: Granna's visit
9: Pa Paw and MeMaw came to see Brooke-Ellen!
10: Brooke-Ellen seemed to nap her first month away! Daddy kinda enjoyed this time too.
11: Do I measure up daddy?
12: One Month Photo Shoot
14: Brooke - Ellen
15: Louise Wallace
16: Sunday, January 16 was Brooke-Ellen and Corley's first Sunday at Church! | The girls are one month! | Brooke-Ellen: December 21, 2010 & Corley: December 22, 2010
17: One Month old today!
18: New born photo Shoot - by D. Richard Jackson
23: Family picture after church
25: First trip to Bogue Chitto
26: First day at the park!
27: As snug as a bug
28: The Nursery
29: You loved listening to your monkey mobile!
30: This is the outfit my mommy wore to church when she was a little girl, now it is my turn. ! | Ready for church, this is the same outfit my mommy wore as a baby. | 2 months old
31: Look what you did | January 26th - First smile 2 Month doctor's visit - 11.2 pounds, 22 1/4 inches, 38 cm (head)
32: Happy Birthday Uncle D and Pastor Eroll Hulse!!
33: s | p | r | i | n | g | Brooke-Ellen's first softball tournament and first picnic!
34: 4 generations!
35: Winn Family reunion in Monticello
36: Baby days are full of lots to do: naps, tummy time, swinging and playing!!
37: "Whoooo loves you, babu?"
38: athing | eauty
39: 3 months old | Look what you did: | March 15th- First Laugh
40: After church family photo! | Brooke-Ellen is wearing mommy's dress from when she was a baby!
42: We went to visit daddy's high school friend Scott, and his wife Maggie and their little girl, Emma Reese. Daddy and Scott had a fishing trip planned so we had a girls weekend. | First (long) road trip - to Amory, MS (with daddy''s fishing pole)
44: Posing with my Easter bunny from Pa Paw Alan
47: We met daddy in Vicksburg one afternoon after work. We enjoyed a water park and dinner by the River.
49: Carter came over to dye eggs, Brooke-Ellen watched as Carter hunted them. Granna and Papa came for a visit too.
51: Brooke-Ellen 4 months, Carter 18 months
52: Happy from Pa Paw Alan | Easter goodies from Granna and Papa | Easter basket from Mommy and Daddy
53: Our little bunnies
54: 4 months old | 13.11 pounds 25" Long 41 cm (head) | Look what I did: First Roll back to tummy (April 18) Roll Tummy to back (April 25) Sleeping through the night!
55: Aunt Brynna's graduation dinner
57: Happy Mothers Day!
58: I love rolling everywhere! I am practicing sitting up in my bumbo.
59: My daddy performed Constant Sorrow as a soggy bottom boy in the RR talent show.
60: Rolling under the coffee table and jumplng in my rainforest make for fun days at home!
61: DADDY'S GIRL
64: fun in the sun...fun in the sun...fun in the sun
65: Brooke-Ellen is a water baby!
66: We took a road trip Memorial Day weekend to Philadelphia, MS for daddy and Mark to play in a 2 man scramble. Mary, Lauren Callie, Brooke-Ellen and mommy made the most of the trip too! | Happy Memorial Day!
69: 5 months old | working on sitting up independently!
70: First time to eat cereal, and I LOVED it!
71: HAPPY FATHERS DAY DADDY | I LOVE YOU
72: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 | Parent Commitment Sunday
74: Practice makes perfect | Granna and Papa stopped to visit on a Saturday afternoon!
75: As sweet as a ROSE!
76: Such a happy little baby! Laughing and playing with my fish bowl!
77: 6 months old | 16.2 pounds, 25.6" long, 43 cm (head) | Look what I did: First bowl of cereal - June 4 First applesauce and started blowing raspberries- June 20 Started sitting by herself - June 22 Ate pears, peaches, bananas, oatmeal- July 5 Said first word "Da Da" - July 5th Said the "s"' sound - July 9th
78: Lazy summer days.... | H A P P Y | 4th | July
79: 4th of July
80: Visiting with Pa Paw and Me Maw
81: The Land of the free and the home of the brave
82: on our way to Tennessee
83: I love being with family
84: Hanging out on the front porch at family camp with Nan Nan and Pa Paw.
85: Brooke-Ellen napped during most of the preaching sessions.We enjoyed spending a week outdoors in the mountains of TN!
86: Enjoying the great outdoors with Aunt Bridge, Carter, Nan Nan and Nathan!
87: Daddy's little girl
88: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalms 19:1
89: To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Deut. 10:14
90: We stopped at a water park in Tennessee on our way back to Mississippi.
91: You loved playing in the baby pools at the water park. (so did mommy and daddy! The slide and bouncy seat were your favorites!
92: All this fun in the sun wore me out. I was in good hands as Carter and Pa Paw watched me while I napped.
93: Brooke-Ellen took her first trip to the beach at 7 months....she enjoyed helping me pack the luggage. My my, how much MORE luggage we now have to pack to take care of all the necessities for a week away from home! | We made it to Florida Village and found a delicious pizza place to eat at...The kiddos were still awake and doing well too- we were all worn out! | FIRST BEACH VACATION
94: Look how cute Brayden, Carter, and Brooke-Ellen are all dressed up for Church! AFter church we were anxious to see the ocean, so we pulled off on the boardwalk for a closer view, Carter-man was worn out and slept most of the photo shoot! Brooke-Ellen loved looking at the beautiful water!
95: Look at all that water dadddy!! Lets go play!
96: We had our beach trek down to an art! Each morning we spent soaking up the sun, warm breezes, sand and salty water to our hearts content before going back to the house for lunch. Brooke-Ellen and Carter had the grandest time - they must have inherited this from their mommy's!!
97: My little Bel enjoying her own little beach- Aunt Bridge brought the perfect baby pool to satisfy this little girl!
98: "Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side."
99: "At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun."
100: Eating out with friends makes for enjoyable beach nights!
101: Another day by the seashore
102: In the afternoons we could not wait to get to to some CLEAN and REFESHING water! The pool was the perfect spot!
104: Sandy Toes and Salty kisses
105: If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves....
106: You can't expect to go to the beach and not have a photo session in the late afternoon, right?!
108: Brooke-Ellen and Carter know that when their mommies are around someone has a camera. Uncle Chris did a great photo shoot of the kids!
110: ""At the beach, just another day in Paradise!"
111: A picture is worth a 1000 words....Carter and Brooke-Ellen were not to thrilled with the Hibachi dinner. However, The experience was priceless.
113: "Don't grow up to quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach."
114: And this is how we roll... baby carriers and strollers! Our transportation to the beach, to eat, to shop, and of course to get ice cream at Marble Slab!
115: After finally finding a parking spot and waiting for a table for 11 we ate some delicious seafood at the Crab Trap!
117: "Down by the seashore where life is a little easier."
118: "Our memories of the ocean will linger on,
119: long after our footprints in the sand are gone."
120: The last day of our beach vacation came too quickly. The girls are already planning the next one! This week was full of fun sunny days, a couple of rainy afternoons, some shopping days, good food, plenty of sand and photos, and memories with special friends to last a lifetime!
121: 7 months old | You slept in your crib for the first time, all night long! (July 21st) Your first cup of juice/water. (July 24 at the beach!) You had your first taste of prunes and loved them! (July 29th) You went from sitting up to your tummy and you started standing on your toes while on your belly. (July 30th) Your second word "Ba Ba" was meant for "Ma Ma" (Aug. 5th) You starting pointing while "talking" (Aug. 9th) | Look what I did: | Mommy caught me playing in my closet, pulling out all my shoes!
122: After playing outside, we put Bel in the sink for a quick bath. She knows which book we use for Bible time, and it is her favorite book to look at when she has permission...ie: mommy or daddy close by.
123: Mommy took a sewing class over the summer and these are some of the pants she made me!
125: The 3 Musketeers! Anna Kate, Carter and Brooke-Ellen enjoyed their playdate. So did their mommies!
126: Watching daddy cut the grass! | Using the remote control - I know how this works! | Just doing some "teething"
127: 8 Months Old | Look what you did: Started clicking tongue - Aug 22 Said "Ma Ma" - Aug. 22 Sticking out tongue & licking lips - Aug. 26 First cold - Aug. 28 First Tooth - Aug. 29 Ate first puff & did so by herself - Aug. 10 GAve her first kiss - Aug. 19
128: Baby Wyatt's arrival Sept. 1, 2011 | Aunt Bridge went into labor and Dr. Cook had to quickly deliver Wyatt Thomas. We all made it to the hospital before Chris brought Baby Wyatt out to meet everyone, but Aunt Allyson, Uncle Dawson and I were all driving with flashers on to get to Woman's Hospital!
129: W y a t t | T h o m a s
130: HOTTY | TODDY
131: We took Brooke-Ellen to Oxford for the first time Sept. 3rd to watch Ole Miss play BYU. Cody had gotten us 50 yard line tickets on the 6th row. Bel did really good considering the noise. She lasted through the 3rd quarter - we watched the 4th quarter in the Union.
132: Working on my crawling. Mommy got "sew" happy and embellished this onsie for me!
133: sporting my rain boots for Nan Nan! | Enjoying my play-time means having ALL my toys out and within my reach!
134: The Well's family came for a visit!
135: Lauren Callie and Brooke-Ellen | Brooke-Ellen, Corley, and Clara
137: 9 Months Old | 18.6 pounds, 28 1/2 inches long | Look what I did: | Said "bye bye" Sept. 23 Clapped her hands Oct. 7 Pulled halfway up in her crib Oct 18 Lowered crib Oct. 18
138: Its Fall Y'all
139: A fun morning at the Pumpkin patch picking out our fall pumpkins! Carter, Wyatt, Aiden, Ashton, and Brooke-Ellen loved seeing all the pumpkins!
140: Happy 2nd Birthday Carter!
141: I love seeing what new things I can find. Mommy says I am a mess.
142: I love my swing, and the fall weather is perfect for swinging! | And I am off, Brooke-Ellen may not have a traditional crawl but this scoot works well for her!
143: my l i t t l e | p u m p k i n
145: All dressed up as an owl for our fall festival!
146: These are the cutest little owl, buzz, and giraffe you have ever seen! After playing games at the fall festival we all went to eat dinner at Me Maws house!
149: More mobile than ever, and all she wants to do is play outside! She keeps me on my toes for sure!
150: 10 Months old | Look what I did: | Pulled up to stand in our bed - Oct 30 Signed "all done" when I turned the vacuum off - Oct 31 Cut top 2 teeth - Nov 2 Signed "more" and "milk" - Nov 4 Said "oos" for juice and "oh" for uh oh - Nov 14 Started waving Nov 18
151: One of your favorite meals is mac n cheese! You were always a mess to clean up after dinner, usually you went straight into the tub for a bath! | Splish Splash I was taken a bath......
152: The girls at church | My girl
153: Playing hard all day will wear a little girl out. Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!
154: We went to Bogue Chitto on Wednesday November 23rd for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone was able to join in on all the good food and fun fellowship. We celebrated Thanksgiving at Granna and Papa's house.
156: Nothing makes these grandparents happier than when they have these 3 little grandkids with them!
157: We all gathered at Aunt Bridge's house for our "Christmas card photo shoot". The kids did really good and we got some cute pictures.
160: gobble gobble | This is Brooke-Ellen and Wyatt's FIRST Thanksgiving. Wyatt is 2 months and Bel is 11 months.
161: 11 Months Old | Look what I did: | Recognizes daddy and mommy's picture on fridge and calls our names - Dec. 5 First Airplane ride - Dec. 11 BLows first kiss - Dec. 14