Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Like a Little Grape Jelly Bean

Something about Annabeth in these purple Baby Legs melts my heart.



She also just looks so adorable in that clip.



I later learned that it was a choking hazard. Stink!



We got this Pottery Barn "Anywhere Chair" for Jackson's first birthday. We've gotten so much use out of this thing and now it's getting another chance at life! It even matches my couches now.



This picture does me in. Look at those squishy arms! I love her so much!











Annabeth, you are ten and a half months old. You started pulling up about a week ago and now you're cruising along the furniture. You're finally getting a second tooth on your bottom gums. You've had two colds in the last two weeks, which stinks. When you get a cold we call you Crusted Beaut. Beaut is short for beautiful. Today you slipped backwards in the bathtub and the water covered you. I sat you up quickly and you didn't even cry. Your favorite thing is Cheerios. You just realized how fun it is to throw food off of your high chair. Not so fun for Mommy! You're loving the table food we give you and aside from the throwing, you're very good at feeding yourself. You love to wave and say "Bye bye bye." You clap any time you hear music. You clapped throughout Jackson's Christmas program. Sometimes you clasp your hands together and "flex your muscles" like Jackson used to do. Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I have another child who does that! You love your brother so much and he loves you back. I always wanted an older brother and I'm glad you get to have one - and a great one at that. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I'm so glad you're here with us this year. It's going to be a special year! I love you.
-Mom

52 comments:

Marc and Charity said...

Precious!

Lisa said...

Those purple leggings are killing me! She is adorable!

Heather said...

What a doll in those baby legs!!! I just saw the LPM post, too, and I have to say....Jackson is looking so GROWN UP!!! Wow...I love those pics of he and your Mom baking together! We are all so very blessed! Enjoy celebrating Christmas with your crew! Our boys are at SUCH a fun age this year and our sweet baby girls are just beginning to get in on the action! So blessed to be walking alongside you on this journey!

Moose Mama said...

Yes ma'am, that is one sweet little girl!

Melana

Lindsee said...

To bad that clip was a hazard. For some reason it is adorable. Makes her look so big! I can't believe she's almost one. Crazy!

Lindsee said...

P.S. I forgot to say that Jackson (from the LPM blog pics) is such a handsome little man. Y'all better watch out! ;)

Country Sweetie said...

What a beautiful little beauty!
♥ Lara

Patty said...

She is so adorable and cute and the leggings are to precious!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

She is adorable......Your Mom looks so good......Thanks for sharing her with all of us. Hope she got the package I mailed her.

Teresa
anah99@aol.com

Joyce said...

Squishy legs are the best.

If you're a baby I mean : )

She is adorable...Merry Christmas to you all!

Brandi said...

Don't you love writing noted to your daughter...I do the same thing! She's adorable and enjoy the squishy arms while you can because soon she's going to want her arms to be "sexy"!!!

Rhonda said...

She is beautiful!

Lauren Kelly said...

Just precious!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!! :)

The Clark Clan! said...

She is so adorable. You need to get a dog and then you won't have to worry about the food on the floor!!!!

Cathy said...

Adorable!

barbara head said...

Oh, my gosh!!!! What an adorable little girl. I can't stand it!!! Thank you, God, for being so gracious to Amanda and Curt. Two beautiful children is just about perfect.

Lora said...

Scrumptious baby legs! Love the LPM post too!

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

She is just to darn cute it makes you want to cuddle up to and love her. She is getting to big and growing fast.
Merry Christmas to our little seista.
Love you all
Carol

AKat said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Marla Taviano said...

I love Baby Legs! She's so beautiful! Merry Christmas!!

Dionna said...

I remember when my youngest daughter slipped in the pool and water covered her. I've never forgotten that image of her under water or how quickly something like that can happen! So scarey.

I'm getting baby fever lately. My girls are 10 and 13 but my stepson and his wife are expecting a baby boy the end of April. Yay!

Kay said...

Sweet precious thing! She reminds me so much of my Abby at that age...sweet and cushy, but beautiful too!

Dori said...

Amanda,

I actually decided to read the blogs on my reader this morning and your's was the first to pop up!

Just had to tell you that I think in the 6th picture she looks like your Dad!

Hope the Jones' have a very Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Dori

Sarah said...

LOVE IT! She's irresistible!!! :) Merry CHRISTmas! :)

Holly said...

What a Beautiful Ballerina in the making!

Merry Christmas to all the Joneses!!

McSwain said...

So precious!
I know you already said it, but please watch that hairbow. My little 9 month old ate a small version of that about two months ago. Well, I wasn't sure she ate it and then it reappeared in the diaper! Yikes!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Those leggings make me bust out in Flashdance songs...she's a maniac, maaaaaniac on the flo-o-or...and she's scootin like she never scot before...

(you like my past tense for scoot=scot? did you catch that?)

Heather said...

Love it!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

She is a beaut! Can I borrow those purple babylegs and that clip? I swear I won't put them on Titus! Merry Christmas!

Bob said...

So precious! You enjoy your children so much and it's so evident! You're a beautiful mom! Hope your Christmas Day today was full of His Presence and meaning and kindness.

The Barfuss Family said...

So much sweeter than a jelly bean! Love that girl, and her precious baby legs.

Allison said...

Those photos are priceless, especially the ducky. She's such a beautiful baby.

Mandi said...

I've always thought those Baby Legs look cute in the package, but on Annabeth they are BEYOND cute!

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2) said...

OMG supercute

http://couponmommyof2.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

Oh... I don't have any babies yet but it is pictures like these that start tugging on my mommy strings :)

She is adorable... also, I think it's so amazing how she can look SO MUCH like her brother but still be so distinctly a GIRL.

Precious... just precious. What a blessed mommy you are!

Heather said...

Just thought I'd take this moment to say ... Go Dawgs :) Right now we are tied @ 14 ... not very often that the Dawgs and the Aggies play :)

The Johnsons said...

She is pretty cute! And I'm jealous of her little clip. I have hair envy for my Liz!

Cindy- My Life HIS Story said...

Oh my goodness! She is so sweeet!! I love squishy babies. Both of my girls were so fun to hold and just love on! Must admit I am envious of holding a squishy sweet darlin'!!

Erica said...

Precious! Thanks for sharing your sweet girl with us!

katiegfromtennessee said...

OH, too cute, purple jelly bean Annabeth! I love how God has given you such a gift where you can write like that, Little Momma, able to put into words how your baby girl is growing:) Christmas was blessed for you too? Happy New Years to you!!

katiegfromtennessee

connorcolesmom said...

Could she be any cuter?
I don't think so!!!!
Love those little purplicious legs
Sweet baby!!!
Ooh now my ovaries are hurting for a little girl - oh my!!!
Happy New Year darlin Amanda!
Much love
Kim

Jenifer's Journey said...

To Cute

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Oh, my word! I love purple so much!! Add polka dots in the mix...and, well, I wouldn't be above trying to pull those things off as "lower arm warmers" for myself!! (Absolutely adore Baby Legs. Now...I've just got to get on having another GIRL so I can hunt down those purple ones!!)

Oh, and this has absolutely nothing to do with this perfectly precious post, but I was thinking about you the other day when I posted this: http://davidsonden.blogspot.com/2009/12/merry-christmas-mommy.html

Don't know why. Just that you should start training Jackson right NOW to stay away from his sister's hair. (So you can avoid the heart attack I had.) A word of explanation: She used to have hair down to her waist and NO bangs. :)

Michelle Bentham said...

She adorable, AJ. Thanks for sharing your fam with us. We love you guys. Have a blessed and happy New Year. And don't give yourself Push-Button Finger with that Nintendo Game while you're away! :)

Blessings,
MB

Henley on the Horn said...

You are so blessed!

kari said...

love the leggings! oh, and i'm loving your photos recently. God's giving you a lot of grace in the area of photography! I'm learning from a friend...never thought i'd care what my ISO was until i saw how much more adorable good lighting makes your kids look! keep it up!!!

Alana said...

She is too cute! They grow up way too fast...hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

Bethany said...

Hey! Just been thinking about you traveling all those hours in the car. I am worn out after traveling a couple hours and can't imagine how adventurous it would be with two small babies/toddler. Praying for your safety!!! Bethany

Kristin said...

She is really really really adorable!!! How bout a handband bow in place of the clip. No fear of choking, but a little harder to trick her into leaving along. You know I love the hair accessories!!!!

Emmy said...

You are such a precious Mom, Amanda! I love your heart! : )

Hope you had an amazing time in Atlanta! I pray you came away, refreshed and renewed! I guess Awakened! : ) Prayed for you and was with you all in my heart!

Know Curtis and your Mom did an awesome job!

I am thankful you got to get away! Know it is good to be back!

Katy said...

if you weren't spending time with your lovely family and worshipping Jesus, this hiatus in blogging would be completely unacceptable. please come back, soon.

Nic said...

Just precious!!