Friday we had over 6 inches of snow. It would have been beautiful had Charlie not been in Atlanta for a conference, and had I not been sick with a stomach virus. I did make sure that Macy got out to enjoy the snow. Although she was glad to get out of the house, I don't think she was that impressed with the wet stuff.
Do you see those beautiful curls peeking out from under her hat? Love it!
And now for some random bathtime photos. Her silly faces are the BEST!
Macy & I flew to Texas on December 22nd because, let's face it, a 12-hour drive with a one-year old is not a pleasant idea. Charlie had to work on the 23rd, and planned to drive out after work that day. He got as far as Dallas when he stopped to stay the night. He woke up on Christmas Eve to head to Stanton, which should only have taken 5 hours at the most. Instead, he was caught in his first blizzard. I-20 was shut down with him on it! No one had any idea just how long it would be closed, and he said he couldn't even see the road. The snow was blowing in sideways and things seemed to be getting worse. After about 4 hours of sitting, they finally began to creep along. He saw cars and trucks in the ditches everywhere. He finally made it to Mema's at 7:30 Christmas Eve. He said he has never been so glad to get somewhere in his life. Here are some of his photos he took while killing time.
And here are a few photos from the weekend before we left for Texas.
Tracey, one of my best friends since 3rd grade, and her little boy Miles came to visit last month. It's funny that we grew up in the same small town, and somehow ended up in Mississippi. Her husband is the campus minister at Ole Miss in Oxford, which is about 4 1/2 hours away. We had such an amazing time filled with lots of laughter. You can check out her blog, with links to her photography here: Beauty For Ashes. She has a gift when it comes to photography, and she took some awesome photos of Macy while she was here. Enjoy.
It turns out, Miles is already showing lots of the same talent. Here he is capturing Macy, and then his Mama & her silly friend.
This is a photo of a photo, so it's not the best quality, but I wanted to share the magic of Macy meeting St. Nick for the first time. She sure thought he was neat from a distance, but didn't enjoy the close-up view.
This is our sweetie sleeping on the way home from the Jackson Zoo. We had her one-year photos taken there last month. I will post some to the blog as soon as I get a chance. She loved this little penguin so we brought him home with us.
Macy has actually grown really fond of stuffed animals lately. She picks them up and hugs them and carries them around. At daycare she moved up to the 1-2 year old room. She hasn't been really crazy about it. Add to that the fact that she is going through a clingy, hanging-on-to-mama's-pants-leg all day phase, and it can make for a real scene when dropping her off. They found that she attached herself to a teddy bear there. This morning she started to whine when I dropped her off, but I told her we would go get her bear. As soon as we got there, and they handed her the bear, she was off and playing. Kinda sweet, huh?
We have had some much cooler temperatures here in the south lately, even getting snow one morning. Macy loves to be outdoors, so even on cold days I occassionally have to let her play outside for a few minutes.
Macy's buddy Taylor turned a year old last week, so we went to his party where she had a blast. He got this hand-knitted hat from a woman at church who also knitted Macy one when she was a baby. We stole Taylor's for a few minutes. I thought she looked cute.
The holiday season has been a lot of fun this year. We are looking forward to spending time with family and friends next week and celebrating the most precious Gift of all!