Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day

I want to take this time to Thank my dad for everything he has done for me and my family! My dad is THE BEST by far and WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH! My dad has worked his tail off his entire life to get to where he is today. Some people make "crappy" comments about him but that is there opinion and I will just say they must be jealous of what he has made of himself. Everything my dad has was not given to him, he worked for anything and everything he has and he HAS NOT had it easy to say the least.
When Skip and I were growing up dad was so busy try to make a living for all of us that he missed out on alot of things but he was ALWAYS there for us when we needed him the most. Dad is watching Maci grow up now and not a day goes by that he doesn't spend time with her and this means the world to me. Seeing daddy and Maci play together just gives me peace and makes me so happy! Dad just wishes that he could have spent all that time with Skip and I. If it wasn't for what all my dad has done for us we wouldn't be where we are today. He has given and provided for us in more ways than you can imagine. Daddy thank you for everything you have done for us and most of all thank you for loving us! We love you!
Five months ago daddy lost his dad and his whole world was turned upside down. Poppy and Daddy worked together for many, many years and about 5 years ago they split the business and went there seperate ways. This made daddy and poppy have a relationship together that they thought they could never have again. They became so close and you could tell they loved each other so much. They have always loved each other but sometimes the stress of working together everyday came between them showing that they loved each other. I know it was hard for dad not having his dad here this year for Father's day, he misses him so much. Poppy we know that you are enjoying your first Father's day in heaven with your own father and your heavenly father. We love you, miss you and think about you everyday!

First Father's Day

Sunday we celebrated Chase's FIRST FATHER'S DAY! I started the morning off with giving Chase his gifts from me and Maci and then Maci and I made bluberry muffins for him (his favorite)! Maci slept the whole time I was making them but we didn't let daddy know that! Then we all went to church together and Chase got "the youngest father" award! After church we went home and all took a nap together and then we went to Aunt Tonya's for a cookout and swimming! We had a really great day and got to spend some quality time together!



Chase is such a great and supportive father and husband! Maci and I are really blessed to have him in our lives! Maci just adores Chase! When Maci is fussy (which isn't often) and I can't do anything with her I give her to Chase and she is all happy again! I don't know what it is that he can do that I can't but there is something and Maci knows it!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

~Maci holding her ba-ba~







Maci started holding her ba-ba today! Uncle Skip taught her and he was so proud of himself! He said I had to take a picture of them together because he taught her how to do it....LOL She only holds it when she wants too, but she can do it!

6 months old











Six Months ago today I was in the hospital having our beautiful baby girl!! Maci is growing up WAY TO FAST....HAPPY 6 MONTH BIRTHDAY MACI!!!! I am excited and sad all at the same time. It seems like yesterday we were heading to the hospital to have her....I can't believe how time has flown by us! Maci is such a happy baby and she has the best personality! Everything is funny to her until she gets hungry or sleepy! We took her for her 6 month check-up today and she is 27 inches long and a big 20 pounds!! Her doctor said she is developing GREAT and that she is going to be a tall girl!!! Maci also gets to start eating solids tonight, so that is going to be alot of fun!!
Maci has made our lives complete and we don't know what we would do without her. Maci can make my whole day better when she smiles at me! Chase and I have been BLESSED in so many ways! We thank God everyday for all the wonderful things he has blessed us with!















Maci's Jeep Walker







Maci LOVES her jeep walker! She can only go in reverse as of now but I am sure she will figure out forward real soon! She honks her horn and will even pick up her cell phone while she is driving....LOL
Yes, she is wearing a St. Patricks's day bib....thats the one daddy put on her that morning and I forgot to take it off before I took her picture...LOL Everytime I ask Chase to get Maci a bib somehow he ALWAYS grabs My First Christmas, My First Easter,My First St. Patrick's Day, or My First Valentine's Day....It never fails but it really is funny!

Maci's First Swim
















On Sunday Chase and I took Maci swimming over at YaYa's (Chase's mom) house. She has a HUGE below ground salt water pool and it is so NICE. Maci had SO MUCH fun and SHE LOVES THE WATER!! She kicked her little legs and was using her arms so good in the water, it was like she was trying to swim! I even let her go under water and she just laughed when I brought her back up!! She is going to be a swimmer like her mommy! When I would take her from YaYa and put her in my lap she would cry to get back in the water so ofcourse we let her!! Maci wore herself out after about an hour which was good because we didn't want her staying in the sun too long! The sunscreen worked GREAT and she didn't get burned at all! We will be swimming alot more this summer since she likes it so much!