Friday, December 28, 2012

It has been 7 weeks..

It has been SO long since my last post, and I don't even know where to start! I will share that this sweet little fella is already 7 months old! He is pure delight!! sweet levi is about 17 lb, and 29in long. In the 75%for weight and 85% for height. He wears 6 months clothes and size 3 diapers. He is SUCH a happy baby! Still nursing and tries to eat rice cereal twice a day (sometimes i forget) Still not my best sleeper. We have been off and on sick for the past 2 months and ever since then, he has stopped sleeping his 12 hours.. Now, it is almost guaranteed that he will wake up at some point between midnight and 2am, every night. ((Yawn)) but he is so easy and happy during the day, that I don't mind feeding him in the wee hours of the morning.. I mean, look at this sweet face:)

The other kids still adore Levi and he is beginning to giggle and laugh at them more and more. Makes my heart smile:)

Oh, Miley! She is STILL a hot mess:) a beautiful mess.. But, a mess nonetheless! She brings so much laughter to our family! She has a certain sass and bluntness about her, that it catches you off guard. She is not afraid to tell you how it is, and is also not afraid to hurt your feelings in the process:) she loves her daddy and cries every.single.morning when he goes to work. She loves dancing shoes, tutus, barbies, headbands, and lip gloss. She is also quick to tell the others when they are not being nice, "God don't like ugly!!"

Sweet, sweet jos! My easy, quiet, camera shy little helper boy! Tender and gentle and quick to obey! He loves his babies, and loves mommas new iPhone! If I would let him, he would play video games everyday. He has turned into my pickiest eater. Textures now bother him, and will gag at the slightest thing on his plate. However, he doesnt want to hurt my feelings, so he is always quick to thank me for making the food, even though he is gagging while he chews:) This boy is forever thirsty and can clean his room, as well as the whole house, in a jiffy!

A typical look for Miley:)

Jos loves sleeping in his daddy's t-shirts. This particular night, he tucked his teddy bear into his shirt by his neck to keep it warm:)

We went to lights of the south with my family one night and the kids loved the Christmas lights!

Here are all of the bigger cousins with Santa:)

A sweet friend made my girls these precious dresses for Christmas! I love them!

Adalyn, Adalyn, Adalyn! She is a mini version of Miley and to be honest, I am a little bit scared:) the fridge is her favorite "hang out". Just her size:) she is 21 months old and still only saying a handful of words. She is wearing 18-24mo size clothes, size 6 shoes and a size 5 diaper. She LOVES dancing shoes, babies, and snacks:) she calls Miley, "mi", Josiah, "si", Levi, "wise" and Ella Kate, "momma". She can also say daddy, no, shoes, juice, holdoo (hold you), baby cwyin (someone is crying), sissy, yaya, yesh (yes) chiz (cheese), side (outside), doggy, yay, more, ha bow (hair bow), ect.. She loves to sing the itsy, bitsy spider and Justin Bieber's song Baby. She also loves to dance and spin herself around and around until she gets dizzy and falls into furniture. She is attached to my hip 24/7 and is still SUPER shy around other people. She loves to cheese for the camera.

Miley tucks her nightgown into a skirt or tutu every night

It took Levi forever to find our Christmas tree.. But he did, and he enjoyed taking off all of the bows:)

Miley and Eve.. Christmas Day.

Ella Kate... Our little momma. She loves to help me in the kitchen or with the babies. She thrives on making us happy! She caters to Adalyn and dotes on her often. If she wants to be held, or to eat a snack or play with a certain toy, Ella Kate is the one she wants:) she is super crafty and creative. Always making us masterpieces and taping them to the walls or fridge. She wants her hair in a ponytail everyday and insists on wearing blue jeans... Nothing else! With the help of Poppa on Christmas Day, she worked up the courage to pull her first tooth! She was so excited.. And looks SO big, now!

Ready to put it under her pillow:)

Daddy caught the tooth fairy in her bed that night!

Christmas 2012

Adalyn on Christmas Eve at Nana Nan's. she loved that baby and sat here so sweetly for the longest time:)

Our lights on our Christmas tree went out after a week or so of being up.. I am so glad I took some pics of it before hand..

My little sunshine..

Loves his daddy!!

Miney moe on picture day at preschool!

More Christmas pictures..

Look at how similar Josiah and Levi look at 6 months old... Crazy! I love it!

The davis family on Christmas Eve 2012.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our life through photos

..........................COULD HE BE ANY CUTER????..........................

We enjoyed a fun market downtown one cool morning.

Halloween 2012 (4,5,18mo, 6, 5mo)

Behind the scenes of the decorating:)

Dopey has found out he likes to suck his toes!

Each of our kids sponsored less fortunate children for Christmas. We were provided with a book bag, and the kids were each given the chance to buy things that they thought their little boy or girls would like. It was so fun! We even laid hands on the bag and each kid said a special prayer for that specific child. This will be a tradition we continue forever!

Sweet Hilley cousin babies. Levi 5 months, Coleman 10 months. Sweet, sweet!

All of the Hilley cousins.
Ellie, Miley, Levi, Eve, Coleman, Josiah, Adalyn, Ella Kate, Clara Bet.
Pure madness with 9 cousins born in 5 years.. But they will always have a buddy.. Or an enemy:)

Our mornings still involve sweet Bristol. She and Levi will be getting into trouble together in no time!

And we were "spotted" at the fair? The first family portrait in a long time:)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Miley is 4!

Baby Miley, Miles of Smiles, Miney Moe, Smiley Miley... You are 4 years old! It seems like yesterday you were my bright eyed, happy, peanut of a baby. Time is flying! You are such a strong, independent, funny, beautiful and smart little girl. People are so drawn to you and you have the ability to get just about anything you want from anybody you meet. You are rotten, for sure!

This year was your first birthday party with friends. You were so excited! Some of your best buddies are Clara, Sarah Beth, Mackenzie, Gordon, Tripp, Eve and Mrs. Lori.You couldn't decide where you wanted to have your party, so we settled for the park and had a blast. You picked out "old lady butterfly" cupcakes and I begged and begged you to change your mind:) Of all of the choices you had.. Barbie, princess, strawberry shortcake.. You chose the ugly butterflies and were so proud and confident of your choice! There was no changing your mind. You will wear your shoes on the wrong feet, suck your thumb til it is raw, wear a tutu everyday, have 3 headbands on your head at the same time, etc and there is no one who can make you do otherwise!

Miley, some of your favorite things include anything purple!! barbies, dancing shoes, high ponytails, fingernail polish, lip gloss, rocks, small bugs, playing outside, music, princess dresses, stuffing your hello kitty purse with anything you can find:) you have the biggest imagination and I LOVE listening to you pretend play or make up songs.
You love Ella Kate and copy her every move. It is sweet to watch. You also love your babies and are slowly learning to be more gentle:)

When you grow up you want to be a singer, a princess, a mom and a mermaid! Dreaming big:) I am excited to watch you grow.. And have no doubt that God has mighty plans for your life!! He created you to be brave, loud, sweet and sassy for a reason and I can't wait to have a front row seat:) Daddy and I love you SO much and are so thankful you belong to us! Happy birthday, sweet girl:)

Friday, October 26, 2012

I want to remember some of these moments..

Josiah loves jackets! Zipped all of the way up to his neck.. Even in 80+ degree heat. With his "hook" (hood) on, too!

Ella Kate is the best cleaner-upper! Cleaned the living room and kitchen perfectly and was beaming when she saw my surprised face. Sweet, sweet girl! She thrives on making her momma and daddy happy.

Miley cannot be quiet. Never. No ability to whisper. She is either loud or asleep.

Adalyn loves me. She loves me to the point that it is exhausting. She needs to have something of hers touching me at all times. i need to hold her hand, rub her foot, anything. She reaches, and whines and cries for me to hold her 24/7. As soon as I pick her up, she looks in my eyes and smiles. If I had a penny for how many times she says my name in a day, I'd be a very rich woman!

Levi is amazing. I love how when on his belly he raises his arms and legs like superman fixing to take flight. He is beyond happy and lights up whenever he catches a glimpse of me or bill. Not sleeping as well as the others did at this age, but bill swears it is because he is a growing boy. I think he would change his answer of he were the one getting up with him in the wee hours of the morning:)

Ella Kate is an awesome helper with Adalyn. She is such a little momma. Known to fix Adalyn snacks, put her in her high chair and let her color while she does her homework, hold her in her lap and rock her, plays peek a boo and gets the best belly laughs out of Adalyn. Only, she has to be in the mood. If not, she is the normal older, pesky sibling that delights in making the younger ones miserable:)

Josiah has taken off with school. I am amazed at what his little brain can do. Just turned 5 and as smart as a whip! He loves it!! He is in 1st grade with reading and phonics and is so eager to learn more. He is also still so easy. He knows the ropes and rules at our house and I very rarely have to tell him what to do. He just does it. Thankful for this boy!

Miley thrives in one on one time. If you give her a few minutes to play barbies with her, paint her toenails, give her some lipstick, cuddle, read a few books, chase her in the yard or push her in the swing, she will have "the best day ever!" She fell and scraped her leg and told me to ask God to make it better. So right there on the floor I prayed for her boo-boo and asked God to heal it and take away her pain. When we said amen, she smiled at me while grabbing my neck so tight and said, "you are the greatest mom there ever is!" Sweet moment.

Adalyn loves to be outside. Loves it! So does Miley. And Ella Kate. Josiah?.. Not so much. He'd rather play a game or watch Netflix inside if I'll let him. However, the girls will spend hours outside pretending or playing in the sand. Adalyn is right there with them. She just walks around. Or pushes a baby doll in the stroller. Nothing, really. But never wants to come in.

I love the way Levi smells. A mixture between clean, freshly bathed baby and salt and vinegar chips. Weird combination.. But it's my baby. I love how he fits perfectly on my chest with his head resting beneath my neck. Him sucking his middle fingers while his drool runs completely down my arm. He pulls away and lifts his head to make sure it is still me holding him, and I get the biggest, gummiest smile when he sees my face. He lays his warm soft little head back down and I try and breathe in every drop of this moment knowing that it will be gone so soon.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Adalyn, you are 18 months old! Can you believe it? You have changed so much recently and we are having SO much fun with you! Your personality is shining through and you are a great mixture of sweetness and sass:) you remind us a lot of your big sister, Miley.

At your check up this week, you weighed 26.8lb and was 32 in tall. 75% across the board:) you are in a size 5 diaper, size 18mo clothes and a size 5-6 shoe.

You LOVE to eat! Mealtime is a favorite for you!! You will eat just about anything but your favorites are cheese, strawberries, grapes, popcorn, green beans, turkey, pancakes, mini waffles, fruit cups, yogurt, green peas... The list goes on and on:)

Your favorite things to play with are babies, babies, and more babies! You constantly have one in your arms or are pushing one around in a stroller. You love to kiss them, bounce them and shhh them.

You also love cell phones! And shoes.. Any kind of shoes, but dancing shoes (plastic high heels) are your favorite! Whenever you get dressed, you love to smile and say, "pree!" (Pretty) you also love to dance. Your favorite song to dance to is Justin Bieber's song, "baby". You try and sing the chorus.. Hilarious! You also love to sing and dance to VBS music, Amazing Wonders Aviation.

Levi and Bristol get kisses all the time, but here you are kissing sweet cousin, Coleman:)

You are a momma's girl through and through! You don't like to venture off very far from me. You love kissing daddy, and giggle when his scruffy face tickles you. You know all of your siblings names, but haven't tried to say them yet. If I tell you to go give something to Josiah, you will wander around the house until you find him. If I tell you to go kiss Ella Kate, then you start looking for her as well. Levi is probably your favorite right now, but you have a sweet relationship with them all.

You are still talking up a storm, but most of it is jibberish:) you also continue to keep me on my toes... This week you mastered the bunk beds. Talk about giving me a heart attack!!!

We love you SO much, sweet girl! I cannot imagine this life without seeing your cute face everyday! I'm so glad that you are mine!