Saturday, January 11, 2014

Christmas review & Happy New Year

This year was a different Christmas, we went to Tampa instead of having my sister and brother-in-law come up here.  By far though the biggest difference was having Rhea!!!  She made Christmas so much more fun.
Aunt Stephie and I!! I was so excited to spend time with her!!

Rhea's first trip to see Santa!!!
Christmas morning!!!

Christmas wonder

Opening gifts with Mommy!
Opening gifts is hard work!!
Playing in my Discovery Garden!  Thank you Mommy & Daddy!!


Playing with Aunt Stephie's cell phone, better known to me as a "glow box"!  I love the giggle app!!!

Deciding to chew on the "glow box"!!!

 On New Year's Day we went to the Outback Bowl and the night before we took Rhea to the parade.  She was a hit!  She was the cutest LSU fan there!!  Everyone was talking to her and she racked up on the beads!!

On my way to the parade!!  Everyone said I was so cute!!

Me and Mommy at the parade!
Me and the LSU drum major!  Mommy is hoping I will play in the band one day!!!
The game!  It was raining, but we still had so much fun!!

We Won!!!

Hope you and you family have a wonderful and blessed New Year!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rhea Update

It has been so long since I have blogged!  Most of you follow me on Facebook so you know that things have been crazy as usual!  Working full time at Emerson Elementary School as a Paraprofessional in Special Ed.  It can be challenging at times, but I love my job and the students and teachers I get to work with on a daily basis.  I'm also still in school full time.

Just to catch everyone up!  In June Mom and I drove down to Tampa to pick up my sister and Rhea to take her to New Orleans to meet her great-grandparents and her grandpa (my father) and her great aunts and uncle.

I sleep just like my Mommy!
Ready for travel with my sunglasses

Me and my grandpa just chillin

Maw-Maw (great-grandmother) and Rhea have a talk!
Maw-Maw had lots to tell me about Mommy and Aunt Steph growing up!!

Oh my!!  My Mommy and Aunt Stephie sure did some funny stuff!!
Now it is Paw-Paw's turn

Four generations!!!  I have them all wrapped around my little finger already!!!

Sticking my tongue out at Mommy!

Mommy and I in front of the River Boat!  She said when I was older she would take me for a ride!

Me and my Aunt Stephie!!

Chillin in the hotel room before we left for the day!
Maw-Maw, Paw-Paw, Mommy and I

Mommy is already trying to teach me to climb the tree in Maw-Maw & Paw-Paw's back yard.  I just wanted to take a nap.
Rhea was only about 2 months old on the trip.
Now she is 4 months old and she is growing way too fast for her Aunt Steph's taste!!!

Riding in the shopping cart without my carrier for the first time!!
Holding my lamb!  Aunt Steph says I look just like my Mommy when she was my age in this picture!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rhea Isis Adkins

Rhea Isis Adkins is here!  My precious niece was born on Thursday, May 9th at 3:15! She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20.5 inches long.  I haven't been able to get my hands on her yet, but her Aunt Stephie can't wait!!!
Mommy and Rhea shortly after she was born!
Rhea when she was being weighed and measured!

First family photo!  Mommy, Daddy and Rhea (taken at the hospital)

Rhea in her Mommy and Daddy's arms (these two were taken when the hospital photographer came in by Grandma)
Rhea in her first outfit!

Another one in her first outfit!

In her hospital bassinet!  Love the foot propped up!!!

Rhea and Daddy soon after she was born!!!
Rhea and Mommy when they got home from the hospital!!

 Rhea had her first doctor's appointment today and she is doing well!!  Lisa enjoyed her first Mother's Day.  Roy (my brother-in-law) said that Rhea gave her Mommy the best gift, a 3 hour nap!  I can't believe that Rhea will already be a week old tomorrow!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Showering Rhea

I spent last weekend in Tampa, FL with my Mom to surprise my sister with a baby shower for her baby girl.  Rhea Isis Adkins is suppose to be around May 9th and this past weekend was all about getting ready for her arrival.

Presents for Rhea

Cake made by Mom, along with the chocolate butterflies

Food Table

Hand dipped chocolate strawberries, chocolate covered cookies with home molded chocolate baby booties and butterflies.

 Emergency chocolate (if you are noticing a chocolate theme you would be correct, chocolate and melted cheese (like grilled cheese, cheese dip, macaroni and cheese, ect) are the two things she craves.)



The one shower game that Lisa kind of liked, we all wrote late night diapers for her.

Lisa and Roy opening gifts.  Lisa is putting the "octopus" bow on top of her husband's head!

 Rhea's room

It was a great weekend!  After our surprise shower on Saturday we were able to go to their work (they work at the same place) shower on Sunday.   Rhea now has her crib, which was her Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa and will turn into her big girl bed when she is ready, her pack and play with her bassinet, her high chair which will do everything but feed her, her swing and baby bag all from family.  Lisa also got a video baby monitor with night vision from her team at work.  Not to mention that Rhea now has the majority of her wardrobe for the first 9 months of her life.  My aunts also sent her all of her bedding (butterflies) and she also got her hamper and lamp to match her the bedding.  Now all we need is for Rhea to make her arrival, but not to soon!!!