Friday, June 16, 2017

Mary Margaret: 3 months

Mary Margaret at 3 months:
- She smiles constantly.

- She nurses every 3 hours during the day and is awake for about an hour-hour and 1/2 before wanting to nap.  Naps have been less consistent than with HG since we are on the go a lot more, but if we are at home she naps in her crib.

- She is a fast nurser.

-  When it is time to sleep, she needs to be rocked standing up and she fights it by crying for a few minutes before she accepts the paci and passes out quickly.  Every single time like clockwork.

-  She is settling into sleeping through the night, 10pm-7am, but has occasionally woken at 3 to nurse.

-  She can roll from her tummy to her back.

- She coos along with singing or has a conversation by cooing.

-  She loves HG and smiles when she hears her voice.

-  She is mostly in 3-6 month clothes.  

Mary-Margaret's Baptism

Mary Margaret was baptized at our church, Sycamore Presbyterian Church on June 11, 2017.  She wore the same dress HG was baptized in. 

It was a beautiful day of celebrating the goodness of God who promises to love His people from generation to generation.  Baptism is a sign and seal of those promises upon Mary-Margaret as a covenant child of our God. 

We wanted to celebrate this special day with the entire church family in some way and decided a cupcake bar would be a fun way to rejoice in God's goodness with our church family.  

After church we had a simple lunch of chicken salad sandwiches and strawberry pecan salad.  We indulged in blueberry crisp for dessert before our parents had to head home.   

Sweet girl snuck in a snooze during lunch. 

Happy Birthday Hatley-Grace

We celebrated Hatley-Grace's birthday last Friday night with a simple cookout with family and friends.  My parents were already coming to town for Mary Margaret's baptism so we celebrated HG's birthday a few days early.

She requested a purple princess party, so we reused decorations from last year's princess party and incorporated purple flowers, table cloths and streamers.  Of course, the cake had to be purple.  I accomplished this by cooking blueberries and straining them to color the buttercream icing.  I used the same white cake recipe from last year, and it was just as yummy as I remember.  It may turn into the "birthday cake" in our family.

My in-laws gave HG a kids trampoline which was the hit of the party.

We also had tons of dress ups, bubbles, moon sand, water table complete with Captain Hook and Ursula, and old Amazon boxes stacked like a castle to decorate.

The weather could not have been more perfect!  It was so fun to host our first outdoor event in our backyard.  Memories like this make our new house feel more like home!