Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter... Giving Back to the Community

This Easter was the first Easter I actually did something productive! I usually do community service once a month and really something big in December and for Back to School but this year, we (My Sorors and I) decided to do something special for some less fortunate kids...

Although Easter is not about the Easter Bunny, we decided to do an Easter Egg Hunt for the Orlando Rescue Mission, a transitional shelter that helps about 250 families a year! We donated stockings filled w/ toys for Christmas and again thought, wow, the kids would have a great time! So to also pass the message of Christ's resurrection, we got plastic eggs filled w/ religious toys and stationary (necklaces w/ crosses, stickers that had religious sayings and other stuff) and of course, candy filled eggs! We had over 450 eggs!!! We also had the kids decorate their Easter bags and make Easter cards for their parents, it was a great time!

Here are some pics...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Kayla Joi....

Since Jayden has been born, I've bragged about him left and right and not given much light to Ms. Kayla. She was our little princess long before Jayden was even thought of.

Well let me share some things and brag about Ms. Kayla.
> She is 7 yrs old and in the 1st grade.
> She is a GREAT Reader, she is reading on a 4th grade reading level.
> She is currently reading the Katie Kazoo Switcheroo series and is on book #5
> She rarely has to study for her spelling tests on Friday; she usually may have to study one out of 18 words! (she takes after her momma!!)
> Her favorite TV shows are Raven, Hanna Montana and Sponge Bob.
> She is the BEST BIG SISTER EVER!!! SHE LOVES HER Baby Brother and they play together great!

Here's my big girl....

April 1st.... Six and a HALF months...

My baby boy is 6 1/2 months old, at his last doctor visit (3/19) he weighed in at 18lbs 10 ozs and 27 inches long. That's exactly ten pounds more than his original birth weight. He is doing GREAT! He's scooting along, trying his best to crawl, it will be a matter of days at this point. He is standing up with support very well. He can stand up in his crib and hold on to the bars (he loves doing that) and he is sitting up, but best of all he is saying DADA DADA!!! I have snapped some photos of him standing up and sitting up and a video of him trying to crawl.

Scooting along, trying to get the hang of it...

A day at the park w/ Mom and Big Sis... Am I not the cutest thing!
"What are you looking at?"

I drink juice out of a sippy cup!

Look at those pearly whites!!

That's my duck face...

Look I'm standing up in my crib...

Look I'm playing with my Little Einstein Turtle..

Look NO HANDS!!!

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