Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Did she say "Da Da"?

Mallory said "Ma Ma" for the first time yesterday! I was changing her diaper when she belted it out. Andy heard it...he was a witness! She's also been caught saying "Da Da" on several occasions. Here's a little video of Mallory talking.

We love bath time!

Mallory loves bath time! She loves to squeal and splash in the tub! I love her hair all messed up. Click the "play" button below to watch the video.

Play Date With Jake Johnson

Mallory and Jake Johnson had a play date. The two of them get along very well. Jake is 14 months...it's interesting to see how active Mallory will be in just a few months! Thanks Julie and Jamie for stopping by.

Monday, December 29, 2008

opening gifts

Mallory and her dad on Christmas day....

Here are a couple pictures of Mallory enjoying her gifts...

She got this great giraffe from Uncle Mike, Aunt Tisha, and Corey.

Nana and Poppa gave her a musical catapillar. Mallory enjoyed chewing on the box and the handle!

Merry Christmas!

We had such a wonderful Christmas this year! We have so much to be thankful for. We are blessed with a wonderful family and baby that fills our hearts with joy. Mallory's first Christmas was fantastic! Our living room is FULL of all kinds of stuff for Mallory to play with. We already have too much stuff -- and she's not even 1 year old!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More Pictures from Photo Shoot

Here are a couple more....

Recent Photos

Mallory had her first professional photos taken. She did so good! Here are a couple of my favorites.

Nana & Poppa have EVERYTHING!

Boy, Mallory is sure going to love going to her Nana & Poppa's house. They have EVERYTHING you could imagine to play with! Poppa seems to be enjoying himself too.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Let's Get Moving!

Mallory is getting close! She's not crawling quite yet, but she's getting SO close! This is from today (Sunday, Oct 23rd). She turned 7 months 2 days ago...she's such a BIG girl! I love her so much.

Giggle, Giggle!

Mallory is learning to giggle! Here's a quick video of her laughing on the way home from Lexington...she's the GREATEST!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Mallory was a sunflower for Halloween this year. I had a hard time deciding between 3 different costumes (flower, cat, and red hot chilli pepper).

Mallory seemed to like the costume. Actually, I don't think she even realized she was wearing a costume! It was warm and comfortable -- just like the PJs she wears. She's such a trooper!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Her FIRST tooth!

Today is a big day...We found Mallory's first tooth starting to poke through this morning! It's her bottom left tooth. I don't have a picture--she won't hold still long enough--but you can feel the jagged edge through her gum, and if you look real close, you can see the very top of her tooth showing through. Poor little thing is hurting so bad!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

6 months - she can SIT UP now!

Mallory is SIX month old now! A lot has changed in the past week. Mallory turned 6 months old. We introduce solid foods, found a tooth the next day, she learned to sit up (without any help) the NEXT day, and then found her 2nd tooth the NEXT day! Whew!

I love this pink and green outfit.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Girls Trip

Mallory had her first GIRLS ONLY trip last weekend. The Yeand girls get together every October in Brown County, IN. We always have such a great time! 14 of us shared a house on "the strip" in Brown County. We always look forward to our time together to shop, visit, and eat! Grandmother, mom, Mallory, me, 5 aunts, and several cousins were there. Jaime's little girl, Layla Grayce, was there too (she's a month old). Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good one of the group yet. Of course, just of Mallory! I'll see if I can track down a pictures with the girls in it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekend in Nashville

We headed to Nashville this past weekend for Brian Wilborn & Jessica Poole's wedding. The reception was one of the nicest we've ever been to. It was gorgeous. The atmosphere (on the roof of a building downtown) was amazing. Good job Jessica! Here's a picture of Jen Thompson, me, & Mallory.
We stayed with some friends from college (Joe & Meredith Williams) and had such a great time visiting with them. We don't get to catch up with them very often, but we sure enjoy it when we do!

We also met Charles, Michelle, and Chris Haynes for lunch at the Bluegrass Country Club in Hendersonville before we headed home. We're glad Mallory got to meet so many great people this weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Play Date with AnnaLee

Kevin & Andrea are in town with their new baby girl AnnaLee! We went to Arthur & Debbie's house for a cookout and some fun baby play time. Mallory and AnnaLee are only 2 months apart. They hit it off really well! Next time they see each other, they'll really be able to play with each other. It was SO good to see Kevin, Andrea, and AnnaLee. We miss them SO much!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

FIVE Months!

Happy 5 month birthday, Mallory! You're getting SO big!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh, how we love summer!

Today has been much better for Mallory than yesterday. Although she's still a bit sore from her shots yesterday, she's still managing to enjoy the beautiful weather. What a DOLL!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

4 Month Doctor Visit

Mallory had her 4 month checkup with Dr Yeiser today. She was given 5 immunizations today -- quite a traumatic event for such a little tyke! But she was very brave and handled it like a champ (she takes after her mother). Here are a couple of pictures from her visit.

Mallory waiting for the Doctor to come in....all is well!

She's not sure why she's laying up high on that bench, but she's ok with it because she has her favorite toys...uh oh, why is that nurse coming in the door, and what is she holding?

This is the hard part.

Whew! It's all over. That wasn't so bad! Mom & Nana came to my rescue and those cute little cartoon bandaids help a lot.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Trip to Harrisburg

We finally made it to the infamous Harrisburg, IL -- the hometown of Drew Watson & Brian Wilborn. We have heard SO many stories about this lovely little town. Together with Luke & LeighAnne, we headed north for Brian & Jessica's wedding shower.
It was nice to visit and see what it was all about.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Wow, our little Mallory amazes us each and every day. Today, she rolled over from her tummy to her back several times!! We got one of her amazing rolls on film. I was so excited...I called my mom to let her know she had the most talented 4 month old on the planet! Of course, being the wonderful mother (and Nana) that she is, she completely agreed with me!

Way to go, Mal!
Mom and Dad are so proud of you!

Talk To Me

Someone is learning to talk! She is one very talented little girl!
The video is a bit dark...Be patient with me, as I'm learning to use my camera.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mallory can sit up like a BIG girl!

Mallory can sit up (with a little help)! Poppa found a new use for the swimming float. Only my dad could come up with this ingenious idea to help Mallory keep her balance.

Monday, August 25, 2008

She found her feet!

Mallory discovered her feet this weekend. She's grabbing at them every chance she gets! I love sitting and watching her play. She it learning to hold things (her black and white ring is her favorite), grab her feet, and laugh out loud! She amazes me more and more each day.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Find the Pacifier...

I don't know how it happened, but somehow Mallory managed to drop the pacifier out of her mouth and it happened to land on her TOE! I promise she got NO help from us on this. Can you see it?!? Bizarre. She's already proving my point that her toes are like little fingers. She can hold things with them!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

She's got PERSONALITY!!!

Mallory's little personality is starting to show! She gives us a little more each day. Here are a couple pictures from this past week. Thanks, Andy, for taking pictures of her while I'm at work. Keep doing it 'cause I don't want to miss ANYTHING!

Monday, July 21, 2008

3 months old!

Mallory turned 3 months on July 21st. Here are my favorite 3-month pictures of her.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Back to work...

Well, I did it. I went back to work. Leaving Mallory for such a long period of time was VERY difficult for me. I felt like it ripped my heart out. But when I got home she was still alive and she still knew who I was. So, I guess she CAN survive without me. Who knew!

I have to look at it like it's only 4 hours at a time. I get to visit her during my lunch since Andy's watching her now, and my parents will watch her when school starts back up.

It wasn't easy, and I didn't like it, but I have to tell myself that millions of moms do this every day. While I realize moms work all the time, it still doesn't make it any easier. Hopefully, I'll adjust and the pain will ease up soon. I miss her all the time.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dad and Mallory...

Here's a cute picture of Andy and Mallory walking on the beach.
The family going out to dinner in Florida.
Mallory slept through most of her beach time, but I know deep down she enjoyed it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We've done a lot of traveling over the past 2 weeks. We've been out of town for 11 of the past 14 days. We traveled to Florida, Rough River, and Louisville. Mom, Dad, and Mallory are done traveling for a while. It feels good to be home, where we have everything we need. Maybe we can get back on a schedule before I go back to work on July 15th.

Friday, July 11, 2008

At the Lake

Thanks to Mike & Jan Martin, we were able to go to Rough River for a few days. Mom and Dad came too! We had such a great time soaking up the sun. Mallory really enjoyed her time in the water. It seems to relax her. Tootsie has also grown quite fond of Mallory's turtle float!