Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
Please pray for Mike Reed - this latest round of chemo has left him with a serious infection and he's in the ICU in Montgomery. His wife, April, is one of my very best friends from high school and they're expecting their first baby, little Trent, next month. Visit his CaringBridge site for more details.
Posted by The Martin Family at 7:30 AM
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Rays came to visit last weekend and we had a fantastic time! Although with nine people under one roof, and 5 of them 3 and under, our time together wasn't exactly peaceful or quiet...but we wouldn't have it any other way! For those of you wondering logistically how we all slept, Mark and Parker were in the playroom, Jennie and Maryn were in Ford's room, Emma was in Luke's room, Ford was in our closet, and Luke was in the laundry room!
The scene in the living room...bodies and babies everywhere!
Posted by The Martin Family at 7:44 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
a HUGE thanks to everyone who made ford's birthday so special! we had a fantastic time at his "things that go" party. my parents were kind enough to let us have it in their backyard. the weather was perfect, and other than ford deciding since he was now '2' he didn't need a nap, it went off without a hitch! it was really incredible to see ford surrounded by these precious children that he'll grow up with...lifelong friendships in the making! we are so blessed to live in a place with so many amazing families with young children! as you can tell from the pictures, the yard was taken over by cars, trucks, trains and children!
Posted by The Martin Family at 8:41 PM
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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Sunday, October 26, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
I could eat this one up with a spoon!
Ford loves to sit in the Bumbo and immediately yell, "I'm stuck!" I can't believe he'll be 2 in less than 2 weeks!
Sweeter than Sugar - he smiles ALL the time!
Posted by The Martin Family at 10:58 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Shealy and Clayton are having a GIRL!!! She's perfectly healthy and she's a girl!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm a little excited? She will be named after both of her grandmothers; my mom is slightly overjoyed to not only have a little girl to sew and smock for but to also have a namesake. Pretty special! Kathleen (or Kate - they haven't decided what to call her) and Luke will be in the same grade ~ how fun is that! The first thing Clayton said when they told us was "Luke, you're now my eyes and ears!" This little girl is going to be rotten to the core - her favorite (only) aunt and granny will make sure of that! Congratulations, Bug and Clayton. Your little girl sure is blessed to have the two of you. Know she is prayed for constantly! Love you!
Posted by The Martin Family at 7:56 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Posted by The Martin Family at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Luke was a total angel the whole time we were there - happy as could be to lay on a blanket and watch the ceiling fan for hours. Both boys slept in bathrooms ~ and they slept HARD! Shealy and Clayton were a huge help with the boys and got in lots of good practice for Baby Mac. My parents absolutely adore their grandchildren, so I think a good time was had by all. Although I will never again go on a trip with my dad during an Auburn game...let's just say it put a bit of a damper on the Saturday night festivities!
Here are some pictures...if you're ever interested in renting a fantastic 3 bedroom condo, let me know!
Baby Mac's first appearance on the blog! We find out next Wednesday if it's a boy or a girl!
Ford "posing" ~ he kind of likes to be the center of attention! Wonder where he gets that from?
See this little boy? He's totally stolen my heart. He's got a dimple in his left chin, and when he smiles, I pretty much melt into a big gooey puddle. He's going to break some hearts one day, and I have a feeling mine will be the first!
Not the greatest family photo ~ unfortunately it's the best one out of about 33! And it was obviously dinner time!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In no particular order...
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
A little forshadowing...an engaged Clayton and Shealy holding baby Ford
I'm going to be an aunt (again!!) My little sister is having a baby! I am so excited for Shealy and Clayton - they are going to be amazing parents! It has been torture keeping this secret for the past 6 weeks - I've known about Baby Mac about 3 seconds after the stick showed a plus sign! So please pray for this little one, and also for the little mama - she's been pretty sick, and I can't imagine how tough it is to start a new school year feeling like you're going to have to stick your head in the trash can every 5 minutes! Not exactly the look you're going for with a bunch of 6th graders!
Posted by The Martin Family at 6:34 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sadly, this is the best picture we have of the two of them together...Ford doesn't exactly love to hold his little brother!
Luke has officially "woken up", as so many people warned me he would around his due date! He's still an angel baby - he'd sit in his papasan seat ALL day if his mother wouldn't suffer massive amounts of guilt for letting him - but he's definitely joined the land of the living. He's up twice in the night, usually for about 45 minutes a time, but luckily I have a fantastic husband who takes on one of these feedings so I just have to get up and pump. We're all a little sleep deprived - I can't say with 100% certainty that I brushed my teeth on Friday, but it could be a lot worse! Speaking of pumping, I've sadly stopped nursing and am just pumping. Luke is what we call a "lazy nurser"...he'd nurse for an hour a time and then want to repeat the process an hour later. Not exactly conducive to keeping up with a toddler! I thought maybe it was just a growth spurt, but after a week of this, we had to reevaluate the situation! I was spending half of the day sitting on the couch with a child attached to me while trying to entertain Ford, and it just wasn't working for anybody (except maybe Luke!) So now I'm exclusively pumping, which actually isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Although everytime I turn it on, Ford yells "OFF" over and over again...but he's dealing!
Thanks Knox for letting me borrow all of your cute clothes! This is Mama's favorite!
And in a moment that will go down in Martin family history, Ford actually cleaned his plate for the first time ever on Saturday! He's finally decided to eat without fussing, screaming, cajoling, or bribery! It's amazing! I don't know how long it will last, but we're certainly enjoying it in the meantime!
He's also really gotten into trains and anything with wheels. Jennie got a bunch of Thomas stuff for him a few months ago, but we were saving it for when Luke came so he'd have something new to play with. He LOVES it! Although he can't quite understand why all his trucks can't fit on the track!
And here they are together "playing" trains. Ford is actually very sweet with Luke, always patting him and giving him kisses, and he gets really upset if Luke is crying. And he's very good at sharing - the other day, Ford and I were sharing a cup of lemonade. He loves to drink out of real cups, so I just put a straw in everything and we're good to go. Well, I was flipping through a magazine, not paying 100% attention to the boys, and Ford took the cup over to Luke to "share" and dumped the entire contents on his sweet little head! Luke was shrieking, Ford ran and hid in his cabinet, and I couldn't stop laughing! Life with these two will never be dull!
Posted by The Martin Family at 10:55 AM