Emma Jude Stevens was born on April 3 at 9:54 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. She was perfect in every way and beautiful. To say we love her doesn't even do it justice. Braid and Kate adore her and I believe Jude is loving them just as much. They have all been wonderful and such good little girls. I just love them! Here are few pictures of our little one and her sisters. Welcome to our family Jude, We love you!
Jude's newborn pictures...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Kate turns 2...
We recently just celebrated Kate's birthday and I can't believe she is already 2. Each birthday for the girls, I make a cake that celebrates something they are currently fascinated with or their favorite thing at the moment. For Kate, it has been the love of hair. This has been a love of hers since she was born. If you are holding her, then she will be playing with your hair. She loves brushing hair and playing with her own. She was especially proud that her own hair could be put in pig tails. So the cake was of a little girl with a pony tail. They definitely are not professional but I do the best that I can. This one turned out pretty cute. We had a few friends and family over to the house for cake and ice cream then we opened presents. Then it was off to outside to swing and play with the kittens.
A few little things about Kate...
1. She is an affectionate person and friendly with most people.
2. She is a complete goofball and loves to be silly.
3. She talks very well for her age with a pretty big vocabulary.
4. She loves to play with Braid and adores her but refuses to be told what to do or how to do it.
5. If she is pushed to her limit or just slightly annoyed by her sister, she will pinch you (very hard).
6. She isn't a picky eater but still does not like potatoes in any shape or form. She loves sweets, yogurt, most fruits and vegetables.
7. She has gotten much faster and become a little bit a of dare devil when it comes to climbing and jumping off of things. I think her motto is currently, "I can do anything you can do."
8. When asked if she is excited about her baby sister, she used to say No, it has now changed to Yes, but followed with a I don't know what I am going to do when she gets here. (This will be a rude awakening most likely)
9. She loves babydolls and plays with them the most.
10. She loves to go to class at church and loves to sing songs (usually a little behind but this does not phase her one bit).
We love you Kate. You make everyday fun and your hugs, kisses and I love you to us all make us all feel so loved. Your joyful personality can make us all laugh and we wouldn't trade you for the world. Happy Birthday and we look forward to many more. Love Daddy, Momma, and Braid
Hopefully the next post will be about welcoming Miss Baby Jude. 37 1/2 weeks now.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Texico, NM to Edmond, OK to Springfield, MO to Mayfield, KY to Nashville, TN to McEwen, TN back to Texico. Wow, are you tired yet? Our DRIVING trip was marked with a success. We couldn't have asked for the girls to be better and we all had a great time. Every place we stopped was filled with family and fun. I thought that I took more pictures than I did (which is usually the case with me) so a few stops didn't have any pictures. Why do I forget to take pictures? Anyways, we are so thankful for a safe trip and wonderful family. We love you all and thank you for sharing your homes.
Horseback riding in MO. The girls absolutely loved it despite it being freezing. Thank you Uncle Tyler. We stayed with Uncle Thomas and Aunt Donna. They really put the standard high for the rest of the trip. Uncle Mike and Aunt Bryn drove down to visit with us while we were there. Such a special treat.
Then Nana took us to a new Discovery Center in KY. The girls had a blast. Such a fun day.
Riding horses at Robert and Angela's. Also, the girls got to get an egg that was laid by one of Angela's chickens. The egg didn't even get broken after being handled by about 5 kids. That's amazing if you ask me.
So sad I didn't get any pictures from Nashville. We got to stay with Conor and Boothe's family. It was perfect and we all had a blast. I think we were having so much fun, I just forgot the camera. All the Mayfield's got together Saturday night and had a blast cheering on Auburn. I love family time.
Nana treated us to a special trip down to Tybee Island and Savannah, GA. We all loved loved the beach even though it was really cold. We will definitely be going to the beach in the future. Kate was not a huge fan of the sand on her feet. She has sensitive feet (silly girl) but still loved it. If the water was warm enough to was the sand off of them then she would be perfectly happy. Braid on the other hand would rather be completely frozen than leave the beach. She loved every part of it, including the seagulls who attacked you at any sign of food. Having a picnic on the beach would be out of the question. It was a really fun place to visit and there was so much to do. We went to Savannah one day and did a tour and lots of sight seeing. What a fun town full of history. We also climbed the Tybee Island lighthouse. Braid walked all the way up and down by herself. I also did it pregnant. I'm pretty proud of us both. I just love the joy and happiness in the girls faces in all these pictures.
A little toe licking to keep the car trip fun and interesting. I'm glad Nana was riding in the backseat with the girls at this time.
Gingerbread house making with our friends... The girls had a great time and did really well. Kate and Autumn mostly enjoyed getting to eat candy while building but they still managed to build some pretty houses. Braid and Natalie were pros. They are growing up so fast.
Cookies, milk and letters for Santa...
Christmas morning. The girls put on every article of clothing they got which was ballerina outfits. Kate also got big girl panties. She had on at least 3 the entire day.
Christmas at Grandma's. Who knew pj's could be used as baby blankets too? Thanks Meagan.
Bryn and Mike came over the last night before they had to go home. The girls got to have horseback rides and were in heaven. We had so much fun and got to hear some pretty funny stories about Mike's childhood. Love you guys. Come home soon again.