Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Guess Who Has a Birthday....

Poppa Larry!!!!
We might get in trouble if we tell how old he is on this blog...but I will say it is a big day!!!

I have been blessed to have such a wonderful dad.

You are so full of life and so fun! You bring joy to everyone that you are around. You are very genuine and have a huge servants heart. I am thankful that I have a dad that always led our family toward Christ. You are such a wonderful role model to me.

Now I am so excited to watch you be Cilla's grandpa! I know she is going to love you so much and I know your heart is already filled with tons of love for her!!! I also have full confidence that you will show her a good time and probably give her ice cream and doughnuts way to often!

I love you so much, dad! I wish I could be there to celebrate this BIG day with you. We will give you lots of hugs when we get to Arkansas!

Monday, April 13, 2009


The weekend before Easter our Sunday School class had an Easter egg hunt and picnic. It was tons of fun! Cilla was the youngest of almost 30 kiddos!!! Our class is blessed with lots of kids. Cilla will have lots of friends and her pick of boyfriends...since most of them are boys!!! She slept through her first Easter egg hunt and enjoyed being held the entire time!
Our friends Josh and Kelli came down to Waco Easter weekend to meet Cilla! We had so much fun being with them! We went to a Baylor tennis match, visited the Dr. Pepper soda shop (FYI- Waco is where Dr. Pepper is made!), went to Cafe Cappuccino and Ninfa's, and enjoyed hanging out and good company!
(I did not do a good job of taking pictures)
Thanks for making the trip to see us. You guys mean the world to us.

We love ya'll!!!!

***This is what you look like when you are the mother of a new born! I look ten times worse standing next to beautiful Kelli!!! At this point I am not sure how many days I had gone without washing my hair!!! I am embarrassed to admit that!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

One Month

Guess who is one month old today?!?!?

I know it sounds soooo cliche, but I really can't believe how fast the last month has gone! I think until you watch your baby grow up right in front of your eyes, you really don't grasp how fast life goes by! Time...please stand still! It has been a month full of ups and downs...but the most wonderful month of my life! I really never knew I could love something so much or think that such simple things were so cute! I never knew how much I loved and appreciated Flint. He has been wonderful to me and to his little girl and it melts my heart to see him with her!
A little about our life with Cilla:
*I have had up to 5 hours straight of sleep a couple of times this month. WHo knew that would feel so wonderful?!?!
*Eats every three hours during the day and between 4 to 5 hours at night. Wakes up once in the middle if the night to nurse. I usually do not put her down until about 10:30ish.
*LOVES to be held...I don't blame her!
*Rarely cries....unless she is hungry or of course wants to be held.
*LOVES her bath. She lets us pour water all over her body and on her face. If she could smile...she would! It is so cute!
*Is amazing when we go out! She loves to go...just like her mommy! She has been out about every day of her life since she was 5 days old. She has been out to eat several times, to the grocery store, to Target, shopping, to the doctor's office, to her dad's office, to several Baylor tennis matches, to a Sunday School picnic.....
Her first restaurant experience was at Jason's Deli. She slept the entire time!
*Has been left with a sitter. Her Nana stayed with her once and my friend and BSF Leader, Stephanie, kept her one night so Flint and I could have a night out.
*Loves to ride in the car.
*Thinks our puppies Sophie and Katie are interesting. A little unsure of them giving her "kisses".
*Not much of a swaddler. She has to have her arms out and is constantly flinging them around! Flint calls her the band director!
*Still has blue eyes.
*Loves for me to read her bible stories from her bible story book.
*Is a very noisy sleeper.
*Loves to curl up beside her dad and sleep...SO CUTE!
*Unfortunately, likes the TV a lot! She comes by it honest.
*Has the biggest belly I have ever seen and she loves to stick it out! But, it is so precious and so her!
*Was labeled feisty at 5 days old by her doctor and is still living up to it! She wants so badly to hold her own bottle and to hold her head up!
*Has acquired the nicknames Frogger, Chunky Monkey, LC (for Little Cilla), Cills (thanks Jordan!), and definitely gets called Cilla Grace lots.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Her Name

We have had so many questions about our sweet Cilla's name. I thought I would share a little more about where it came from.
Many of you know that Flint's precious mom passed away back in November. Her name was Priscilla. We thought the name Cilla was a little more modern and would set her apart from the other Priscillas in our family. That is why we went with Cilla.
We chose Grace because...well...we just really liked it. I have always loved the name Grace. We were actually going to use another name and we had a change of plans at the last minute.
Due to frustration and some circumstances we went to the hospital without a "girl" name picked out. We, of course, had a boy name picked out, but not a girl name. We actually talked about it on the way to the hospital to be induced and I just could not deal with it. So, after we decided to have the c-section, I told Flint to make the decision if it were a girl. I told him he could name her.
The converstaion went a little something like this:
R: You just decide. Name her whatever you want to. I truely do not care.
You know the names we have discussed over the last several months and you know how I feel about each one.
F: I can name her anything?
R: I said YES! Within reason!
And the rest is history. That is how CILLA GRACE came to be!
I thought I would share some of Flint's childhood pictures with his mom. Isn't she beautiful!?!? I hope our little Cilla is as beautiful on the inside and outside as her "Grammie". She has a lot to live up to!