Getting a Jump on Summer

We had another great weekend at the lake! Even more noteworthy than the amazing fireworks show was the lighting speed with which I took to jumping off the dock. I made my first plunge on Saturday afternoon. And by Sunday morning I was doing this (click the video)–on repeat!

What was Virginia up to, you may ask? She was splashing in a plastic storage bin and napping in a Buddy’s Bar-B-Que to-go box. Unconventional, but she liked it.
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One If By Land, Two If By Lake

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Happy Monday, y’all! Virginia and I had a great weekend in East Tennessee playing on the farm with Papaw and on the lake with Janny and Captain Tony. With that much land and water how could we not have the time of our lives?

Happy Mother’s Day!


Well, it’s been a long day full of spoiling Mommy. I started by baking brownies for her and Janny at 8 am. Deep down isn’t that everyone really wants?
Now I’m taking a moment to post a salutation to all the other special ladies in my life, and also Virginia’s! We are the luckiest little children to have amazing grandmothers (Janny and Grandmom), aunts (Kathleen, Emmy, and Brandy), and Godmothers (Tonya, Jeanne, and Beverly). You fill our lives with happiness!


Today we also wanted to take a moment to remember our great-grandmother, Nancy. We were so blessed to have known her warm heart and gentle spirit. She went out of our way to make every birthday, Christmas, Easter (and more!) special. We miss her very much, but know that she is watching over us right along side the special women we didn’t get a chance to meet (Annah, Hassie, Abuela, and Grandmomma).

Hope you all have a week full of love!

Making a Splash


Hi there. Just a post to share my swim lesson progress. I’ve gone from crying anytime my face went under water to jumping in from the pool’s edge and paddling to the swim platform. As you’ll see in the video I’m making quite a splash!

Happy Easter!

Mac and I had a special holiday full of love and laughter. We kicked things off on Thursday evening when I was reunited with my sweet brother at Papaw’s house. (Mac was already in Knoxville for spring break.) We spent the next day relaxing on the farm–picking flowers, dyeing Easter eggs, and eating S’mores left over from Mac and Papaw’s campout. On Saturday it was off to Poppy’s with Janny, Captain, Emmy, Kathleen and Keith. We had the best visit with with our wonderful great-grandfather. (I gave him lots and lots of hugs and kisses!) But we missed seeing sweet Nancy. (Hope you are feeling better!) This morning we woke up to baskets from the Easter bunny and then attended a beautiful church service. (My bonnet was a hit!) Afterward Poppy treated us to a delicious brunch, where I had my very first waffle. I was bouncing up and down from the sugar rush!

It was a great break but, after a long drive, we’re also happy to be at home in Birmingham with Daddy. Happy Easter!

Bad Hair Day

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I’m getting more and more hair! Mommy and Daddy are beginning to realize the unlike Mac’s straight hair, mine curls up when it is humid. See above for a recent example. I don’t believe they’ll forget to take a hair brush to the pool again.

First Steps


I did it–I took my first steps! After much encouragement from Daddy, Mommy, and Mac I finally put these little feet of mine to work. Of course, I never walked too far in one stretch. My family made such a fuss about the milestone that every few steps I would have to stop, with a proud little smile on my face, and make sure all eyes were on me. (They were.)

 

 

Diving Right In

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Virginia and I recently started swimming lessons. Arriving poolside by 7:30 am makes for an early morning, but it is worth it. I get a proud little smile on my face as Coach John teaches me to kick and tread. Meanwhile, my water loving little sister goes totally zen as she floats around the pool sucking her thumb. We can’t wait to show off our skills this summer!