I would like to take this opportunity to brag on my incredible husband. There is NO WAY I could be the wife and mom I am if it weren't for him. He is an amazing husband and father who takes such good care if me and our blessings. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and is often better at this parenting thing than me. He never complains and will
Do anything I ask him to. I am so blessed. Thank you babe for everything. I love you;)!!
He's here! What a blessing this little man has already been!
This has been an incredible week for me and the Boatright family. We checked into the hospital on Thursday night after some yummy sushi for my last meal :) Friday morning I was having some strong contractions on my own and we started the induction. It was really smooth sailing - I was pretty out of it but remember a few visitors. Around 3 it was game time and at 3:38 our little man was here!
Everything went very smoothly and Collier is a healthy boy!
Mabry was not so sure about this whole hospital/baby brother thing. She was mostly concerned with watching Dora and eating candy.
This lasted for about 3 seconds...
Day 4 - They are such morning people
First bath - He loved it can't you tell??
And, THE bathing beauty herself.
Mabry has adjusted well overall I think. She's had her moments but for the most part she likes to help with "baby" and hasn't shown too much jealousy. She's getting plenty of attention by doing everything she knows she's not supposed to. I can't believe how big she seems and how fast time has flown by since she was born. I just want to cherish all these sweet moments - even when they are hard. Ask me in about a week how that's going :)
In my efforts to be a better, or more consistent blogger...I guess I'm just supposed to show you pictures and tell you what we do all day!
So here goes.
Mabry has become obsessed with rocking chairs. She has to rock in all of them everyday. And rock her babies, toys, blocks, and tiger in them.
She also is in love with the Snyder Tiger and asked about it for a week. So Gram decided she needed to have one at home...sorry, no picture. Now she has to sleep with "banket", baby, AND tiger. The next few are at CJ's birthday party. Yes, this is motorized. And the faces tell the WHOLE story. Cute Taylor This is one of their favorite things to do. Mmmm.... And this... And last week when we were finishing up Wade and Kali's pictures, I thought Jesus might come out of this amazing cloud. Well, there you go Gram, Granny, and Nana. I think you're my only audience. :)
I know you're all on your toes wondering how potty training a 20 month old can possibly be a good idea, much less successful.
Well, as you might have guessed it is HARD. But I think it's hard at any age so I was expecting that. The 3 day potty training method was recommended to me and is actually a good method I think. It seemed to be working for us. I won't get into all the lovely details with you, but we had one whole accident-free day on Saturday. Then, we left the house.
As could be expected there were moments of frustration and satisfaction for both Mabry and I. Of course, I never let her see my frustration because that is NOT in the method......(hear: hint of sarcasm)
So life went on over the weekend and here we are at Wednesday night, and let me tell you it has not been a week I want to relive, ever.
God is at work, but it's not the kind of work we ever like to be a part of. Yesterday, we stood by some friends as they buried much too small a casket. Holden Newell Erwin went to be with Jesus before his Mommy and Daddy ever had the chance to smell his baby breath or see him open his eyes, or change his diaper. As I've prayed for this family, prayed that they could SEE God in this, I've had a heart check myself and perhaps a more focused perspective on my life as a mom and a believer.
I don't mean to lessen the pain and tragedy of what our friends are dealing with by talking about diapers, but in this moment diapers don't matter.
In this moment, I don't want to be frustrated by my baby girl because of something I'm causing. In this moment, I want to color with her on the floor and not worrying about keeping her drawers dry. In this moment, I want to leave the house, or go for a walk, and enjoy my time with her. In this moment, I want to draw nearer to God and let Him work.
Unredeemed The cruelest words, the coldest heart The deepest wounds, the endless dark The lonely ache, the burning tears The bitter nights, the wasted years
Life breaks and falls apart But we know these are.. Places where grace is soon to be so amazing They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord Just watch and see it will not be Unredeemed
For every choice that led to shame And all the love that never came For every vow that someone broke And every life that gave up hope
We live in the shadow of the fall But the cross says these are all …
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord Just watch and see it will not be Unredeemed
I know I have a TON of catching up to do from this summer - and I apologize. When my mom asked me today if I was ever going to do anything on this blog again, I figured I should get busy.
We started off the summer in Missouri for Edie's graduation! We are so proud of her! And she's going to keep going! We spent some good time with all the family even though it was a short visit. Ava joined us at the zoo one day. Mabry did everything she did, including walk all over the place and climb stairs for the first time. Spent. I wish you could see her entire outfit from this day... Jeremiah was a part of Ben and Courtney Boyd's wedding and Mabry had a blast playing in all the flowers and dancing in the bubblesthe zoo again We also made a few trips to the lake. This might be my favorite picture of them - I can't get over the hairdos :) As you can see from the very top of the blog we spent a ton of time in the water this summer and Mabry loves it! Jeremiah and I had a nice little get away to Austin, (Thanks Kristin!) where we stayed at Barton Creek Resort. Ty and Natalie met us one night for stuffed avocados - to. die. for. We also had to say "see ya later" to our friends the Peabody's this summer. Good thing they are only 86 miles away though :) Love you guys! Next up was our visit to East Texas. We stayed with our friends the Boddy's for a weekend (and this was the only picture somehow), and loved getting to hang out with them again. Oops, back up to Makali's birthday party.... Mabry had to help her open all the presents, but this one was definitely her favorite. Maybe she'll take after her Momma! Ok, back to East Texas. Mabry and I spent the next few days with Granny and Grandpa, and Mamma. This is a pretty accurate picture of what went on the whole time...:) So sweet. I'll cherish this forever. Lake again. That's Reid Pinson falling off the tube. Reid Pinson. Falling off. And that wraps up most of our summer. I'm sure there are a few I left out and you can find more on facebook.
Currently Mabry is potting training...enough said....
I'm almost 25 weeks along and Collier is doing great! Growing growing! Dancing on my bladder.
Oh yeah - we got a new(er) car this week too! So don't look for me in old blue anymore. It's for sale by the way. I will now be rocking a different mom car - a red expedition with tan on the bottom. It's pretty sweet.