Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Play/Lunch Date

Yesterday, Maggie and I had some friends over from our small group. It was nice to have lunch with other adults and just let the babies play for a little while!

Jack and Maggie sharing her orange monkey.

Will and Maggie on the Samford blanket (maybe this is a sign of this to come...John and Jennifer are Samford Alum as well, maybe Will and Maggie will go to Samford as well).
Maggie holding Will's wrist letting him know she wants to be friends:)
Leah and Maggie playing in the front room while we all ate lunch.

Anna & Leah (8 months) Rodeheaver, Jennifer & Will (3 months) Anderson, Kristin & Jack ( 4 1/2 months) Ciancio
We look forward to many more play/lunch dates!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Few Days in Chatty

This past week Maggie and I traveled to Chattanooga to visit her new cousin, Holden! It was a fun few days, and I am so thankful we have a wonderful place to stay up there! Brent and Nancy have a perfect little condo located between the foot of the walking bridge and the exciting downtown of Chattanooga.

A little recap of the trip...

Maggie taking a bath in the sink at the condo.
Maggie's first time visiting with Holden.
Holden sleeping in Maggie's old Moses' basket....it's hard to believe she was sleeping in that not too long ago!!!
She loved sitting next to him.
Thursday, June 24th, was Kate and Carson's 4 year anniversary. We kept Holden at the condo...
...and Maggie continued her curiosity of such a little baby.

Maggie eating the sofa at the condo.
Her hair is out of control!

Holden...a mixture of Big Carson and Little Carson?

Maggie was ready for her photo shoot, but Holden wasn't so sure:)
Maggie loves to eat her toes when she is sad...why not let Holden chew on them?!
And she just wanted to show off her fat thighs...
Thanks for letting us visit, Kate and Carson! I praise the Lord my little nephew is here! He is so precious, and it's an honor to be his aunt and pray for him and watch him grow!

Brent and Nancy, thank you for letting us stay in the condo and helping with Maggie. She especially enjoys the morning walks over and by the water (I really enjoy them so I can sleep longer:). We love y'all!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Point A to Point B

Maggie has discovered a way to get from Point A to Point B. Some might call it crawling, others might call it scooching. But, she can get from one side of the den to the kitchen in a minute! Her favorite thing to crawl to is Jack's socks (after he gets home from work and takes his shoes off), next would be the bright orange basketball she gave Jack for Father's Day, and finally she discovered the brown box contains toys and she pulls that over and spills out several of her favorite toys.

Some pictures of the process...
Getting ready for take off!
She thinks it's the greatest thing to finally be able to get to where she wants to be!
So determined to reach her destination...
She often stops for a thumb-sucking break...
Still working hard to reach her goal...
She is so proud of herself!

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video video

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! For Jack's gift, I made a video of Maggie's first six months...here are a few pictures from her 6 month photo shoot by ZMichael Studio.









Jack's first Father's Day, Maggie was so excited!

Ed and Brent came over to Columbus to celebrate with us...Jack grilled burgers for everyone!

Maggie picked out a basketball for Jack's Father's Day gift...she liked eating it more than anything!

This Father's Day I have been constantly reminded of our Heavenly Father's love and adoption He bestows upon us. Before we were even born, He chose to adopt His children...He chose to adopt me!

"In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:5,6

Monday, June 14, 2010

Holden Taylor Royal

He has arrived! Holden Taylor Royal was born at 9:49 pm on Saturday, June 12th, 2010! This is just a sneak peek...


The Royal Family

Uncle Jack and his nephew Holden


Cousins meeting for the first time


The Whole Pyles' Family


Mia and Papa with their two grandchildren



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Couldn't Resist....

Just a few pictures from Z Michael Studios







Sunday, June 6, 2010

Uncle Carson

Carson is Jack's younger brother and comes to visit us often. He will be a junior at Samford this fall. Maggie loves hanging out with him; he is such a fun uncle!