Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ho Ho Nooooo!

Maybe next year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

We're still here...

This past week, poor Sutton has been home sick. She had a virus which caused high fevers and sores in the back of her throat. Sadly, she couldn't kick the virus with Tylenol and sleep, so we had to make a second trip back to the doctor. We then discovered that she had a double ear infection working into the picture. Ughh! We got her on some serious antibiotics, which helped nurse her back to health! Here are a few pics of little bear over the last week.

First day of being sick. Poor, little thing.

Life is good when you are able to watch as much Yo Gabba Gabba as possible and eat whatever you want, where ever you want!

Yummmm! Apparently, three of these can cure any throat.

And finally, our little girl is back to her sweet, fun little self. It made us so thankful and happy to hear her laugh and giggle again!


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Monday, November 7, 2011

15 Months and 10 for Tuesday

It's hard to believe that we have hit the 15 month mark!  I have to admit... this has been our favorite age, so far.  Everything she does is, well, CUTE!!  She laughs, sings, plays hard, uses her imagination and loves to explore. She makes us laugh  ALL. THE. TIME.

15 Month Stats:
27 lbs - 95%
32 inches long - 95%

A few things:
*Talking...sutton has always been more physical than verbal, but she is jabbering up a storm. she is still a girl of little words but has full conversations with you in jiberish. i was folding clothes the other day and she walked into the laundry room, sat down, and just started rambling. i couldn't help but laugh. when she does throw out a few words, they are: mamma, da da, up, duck, pup pup (her favorite), milk, and ball.

*Personality...she loves to be the center of attention.  she loves for you to clap and laugh at her.  She loves music and loves to sing.  her favorite is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  she sings it quietly with hand motions and makes sure that everyone is doing it with her.

* amazes me how much she understands! *we ask her if she wants milk, she walks to the refridgerator. *we say, "let's go bye-bye," she heads to the front door. *when we say it's time to get a bath - she heads straight for the stairs. *when it's night, night time, she gets her blanket, her sippy and off to the stairs she goes.

*Miss athletic!...she is quite a physical child. she can climb anything, kick or throw a ball, and she runs pretty darn fast. she loves to be outside.  daddy is already predicting a soccer scholarship to OSU.

All and all, life is good and this little girl has captured our hearts forever

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkins, Ghost, and Sutton, oh My.

Happy (belated) Halloween!  We visited the pumpkin patch and were able to trick or treat to a few houses for candy this year.  We had a great time and Sutton loved staying up late to watch all the big kids.  Here are a few pictures from our pumpkin visit and Halloween night!  

Action shots only, mom

Put me down!

Just my size!

Sutton, the friendly ghost.



OpEn uP, PLeasE!


We hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween!  XOXO.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Long Time, No Post.

We have been busy, busy these past few weeks. We visited the pumpkin patch, saw the Blue Angels air show, made two trips to SA, etc. Pictures to come but for now, we hope you enjoy this nightly performance around our house.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Olivia Paige Mayfield

has arrived.  Dan, Kendra, and Grey welcomed their new addition on Friday, October 7th.  They did not find out the sex of the baby so we were all on pins and needles in the waiting room wondering what they were having!

Olivia was a healthy 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches long.  Sutton is so excited to have a little girl in the family.  She LOVES all her boy cousins but is happy to now have someone who will play dress up with her!  I pray that Sutton and Olivia have a special relationship like their mommas.  We are 13 months apart and grew up like sisters - the girls are 14 months apart and we pray they form the same relationship!
Grey telling everyone he has a new baby SISTER.  

Her big debut!

Everyone is doing great and Grey is a great big brother.  Congrats to the Mayfields and welcome sweet Olivia.  


Sunday, October 9, 2011


Sutton loves to "shake it" and dance in the car! Here is a little clip of her this morning on our way to church!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

REUNITED and it feels so good...

This past week, Sutton went to Camp Knocke and spent the week with Cici and Oso.  She had a ball and loved every minute of it.  We missed her dearly but knew she was having so much fun!  We got multiple updates each day and here are a few of the pictures we received over the past week!

Patrick and I would start the morning watching Sutton eat breakfast before work.  She would wave at us in between bites.  Ha, you can see P in the top left.  ;)

At Kiddy Park with Harper and the Boswells.  Thank you, Janet, for the great pics!

Riding the train around Breckenridge Park with Harps.

Barreling through the Children's Museum...look out above!

We can't thank my parents enough for loving on her this past week.  She is quite a handful these days and hard to keep up with.  Patrick and I enjoyed some alone time - catching up on movies, happy hours, and dinners.  BUT we sure were giddy meeting my parents on Saturday.  Luckily, she still recognized us.  :)

Back together again!  We had a fun Sunday morning at the park and Farmers Market. 


Friday, September 16, 2011

Sweet Sutton

Thanks for checking in and watching us grow.  Sutton so desperately wants to be a "big" girl and has more energy than the energizer bunny!  I know some of you other mommies know just what I'm talking about.  This little one does not stop playing and moving until she crawls into her crib at night  Don't get us wrong, we LOVE IT and love that she has such a fun, sweet spirit and zest for life!!  She brings more love and joy to us every day.  She is a daily reminder on how to be joyous, experience heart felt laughter, and find the wonder in every day things - there is nothing better than the innocence of a child!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cheap Entertainment

Yesterday, Sutton's school called bc she was fussy and refusing her nap. My child...NO way! They thought she might have an ear infection and they wanted me to be aware. I always worry about ear infections since we have already had 5. So, I left work and took her to visit Dr. Sue. I was not prepared to entertain S while we waited for the doctor. So, this is what we turned to and it entertained her longer than I expected.

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We left with a clean bill of health but was told we were beginning the stage of her finding her independence and pushing limits. Let the games begin!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011


We just had a big celebration around our house.  Our sweet, little Sutton just turned one!!  I can't believe it. We had a great day and weekend celebrating this precious one.  We started the morning singing to her when she woke up.

We then all enjoyed LOTS of waffles.  Who says a one year old birthday girl can't double fist waffles.

I must admit, I learned another "mommy lesson" on her birthday.  We had our 1 year appointment scheduled for that afternoon.  I knew I was in trouble when Dr. Sue walked in and said, "Amanda, I never want to see Sutton again ON her birthday."  I figured she would get a shot or two but had no idea it would be 4.  And drawing blood, that just about did her and me in.  Oh, my heart broke for her.  As we were leaving, I promised her all the cupcakes she wanted after we celebrated her birthday dinner.  And that she did.  She finished her electric pink cupcake and wanted some of mine.  :)  I let her have all the sugar she wanted.

That weekend, we had a birthday party at our house for Sass.  Lots of family and friends helped us celebrate Sutton.  It was so much fun and we can't thank everyone enough for celebrating with us.  Sutton's party theme was pinwheels and we had it early to try and beat the Texas heat.  It started at 10:30 a.m. and we served brunch.

All the kids tried to stay cool in the water slide/bounce house and baby pools.  Sutton loved both of them and would just turn in circles not knowing where to play next.  She had a ball and nothing brought greater joy than just listening to her yell and shriek with excitement.

some sweet friends braving the heat and watching all the kids.

CAKE TIME!  Sutton loves sugar.  She didn't miss a beat with her cake.  It was everywhere!

We had such a great day celebrating Sutton.  It is hard to believe that she has been in our lives for a full year.  Nothing in life has brought us greater love and joy than being her parents.  She is full of life and makes us complete.  We love you, Miss Sutton, more than anything and thank you for bringing so much love, laughter and joy to our little family.  Lots of love to you BIG girl.