Saturday, February 28, 2009

9 Months Old!

Caroline is now 9 months old. On Thursday, she had her doctor's appointment. She weighed 18 pounds, 3 ounces (40th percentile) and is 30 inches tall (98th percentile). Her doctor said that we needed to get her a basketball since she is probably going to be tall! We told him that she already has a pink basketball that she got at her baby shower. She had a great check-up. We are so thankful to have a happy, healthy, growing girl!
Caroline and I are in Mississippi this weekend visiting family, so I cannot post any pictures. But I will try to post some soon when we get back home. She is having a great time playing with her grandparents, great-grandparents, and aunts and uncles!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Etsy Purchase

These shirts for Caroline are my first Etsy purchase. I got them from Smitten&Company. I think they turned out so cute! Caroline will be styling in her Easter bunny shirt and monogram tee.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have had a wonderful Valentine's Day hanging out with the two people I love most in this world. Tripp let me sleep late this morning, and I woke up to hot coffee and flowers! He had a bouquet made for me out of my favorite flowers -- gerber daisies, roses, and lilies.

He also got Caroline a sweet bouquet of flowers.

The card to go with flowers said, "It was love at first sight, twice". I thought that was so sweet!

Caroline loved her Valentine's Day outfit because it says "I love Daddy"! She is definitely a Daddy's girl!

Here are our attempts to take a family picture today!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chicken Pox

Our sweet Caroline got the chicken pox from somewhere! The bumps appeared literally out of nowhere and we have no idea where she was exposed to them. The doctor said it was the first case he had seen this year. But Caroline has been such a trooper! She has not acted like she felt bad at all and has not run fever since Sunday. She has been playing hard with Winnie and Granddaddy who came to keep her at the beginning of the week. She is looking better everyday. The bumps are slowly healing and disappearing, thank goodness! We were supposed to leave today to go visit my best friend Tracy, her husband Adam, and their daughter Adalyn who just turned one (they live in Conway, AR). But we do not want to expose Adalyn to the chicken pox, so we will be staying in town. We are so sad to cancel our trip, but we are going to reschedule it soon!

Look closely and you can see the bumps on her sweet face!

Caroline with her mittens on (they did not stay on long, but she really never tried to scratch the bumps)

Caroline looks a lot like her spotted giraffe! We think she is just as beautiful with spots, of course!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Funny Girl!

One day this week I put Caroline in her crib so I could grab some laundry. When I came back into her room, I found this!

I am going to have to take her mobile off her crib or she will pull it down herself! She was having so much fun playing with it and climbing around in her crib. It was so funny!

(These pictures were taken before Caroline got the chicken pox. Yes, we went to the doctor this morning and she has chicken pox. Please pray for sweet Caroline.)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fun with Grandparents!

Last weekend, Tripp and I both had to work so Winnie and Granddaddy Dixon came to Huntsville to keep Caroline. Caroline had so much fun spending time with them. They spoiled her rotten, of course, like all good grandparents do! Then on Wednesday of this week, Granddaddy Smith decided to come visit Caroline. Caroline was so excited to see him! She missed seeing Puppy, but she had a fun time with just Granddaddy. Caroline is so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents who drive 5 hours to see her all the time. Thank you for all you do for our family. We love you!

Caroline and Granddaddy Dixon

Caroline and Granddaddy Smith

Granddaddy and Puppy brought Caroline a souvenir from their trip to Las Vegas -- a sippy cup that says "Vegas Princess"! (If you look closely you will see the Miss America crowns that are floating on the side of the cup)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Earlier this week, Caroline got together with Shelby and Kate for a playdate. She had so much fun! Shelby was so sweet to Caroline and wanted to see her crawl. She kept saying "crawl, baby, crawl"! I am so excited that Caroline has Kate to grow up with and they both have Shelby to keep them straight!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Caroline has been saying "Mama" for several weeks, and now she is saying "Dada", too! It is so cute to hear her baby talk. She has also starting clapping her hands in applause and giving high-fives! She is crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything. I am sure she will be walking before we know it!