Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Most Valuable Player!!!

We are loving T-Ball! Mostly Daddy is...but so are the rest of us! I can't get enough of my little man, #10, in his uniform! He has to wear his underarmour every game...cracks me UP! He is so cute on the field and we are so proud of him. Here he is as the pitcher...
And here he is at bat & then on 3rd base (check out the 3rd base coach ~ I think he's pretty valuable, too!)...

Check out Walker & his best buddy, Luke...
Finally I couldn't leave out Walker's #1 fan ~ here she is leading some cheers...

These are good times!!!

He will always be my most valuable player!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

It's a GIRL for Kimberly & Marc!!!

A dear sweet bestie & former roommate, Kimberly (Tadross) and her hubby Marc had a beeeeeautiful baby girl yesterday at 7:38 pm in Houston! Her name is Chloe Victoria (how pretty is that?!?). She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces (same as Walker did!). Kimberly is such a dear friend to me...we pledged Pi Phi together and decided ~ barely knowing each other ~ in the stairwell at Collins Dorm at Baylor to room together the next year...and on to the 16B Hizow at the Centre it was. Good, good times with lots 'o memories!!! A Na Na tried & true...we have remained as close as ever throughout our years after Baylor. She & her precious hubby are so excited to finally have this baby here! I couldn't think of a sweeter new mommy. Kimberly has a heart of gold (better yet, platinum!). Auntie Mindy is thrilled beyond belief and I can't wait to hold little Chloe (at the end of May!) and love her forever.

Here are Kimberly & I at her Na Na Baby shower in March...I wanted her to go to a fortune teller that night because she didn't know what she was having!

I can now say that little Chloe was definitely worth the wait...check out that beautiful little chunk of LOVE! The precious, precious new family...
Congratulations, Kimberly & Marc!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Daisy Baby!!!

It is beyond me that my baby girl is TWO years old today! How could this be?!? Hold me!!! It seems like it was only yesterday at 9:31 in the morning that sweet Daisy Baby made her arrival (with Daddy barely making it there in time ~ only because I, already in the hospital, had sent him home to spend some quality time with Walker ~ with much assurance from the nurses & doc that baby girl would not arrive anytime soon!). Looking back, maybe the nurses & doctors planned this so we wouldn't have as many people there as we did when Walker was born! Anyway...our little Princess decided that she was ready ALL OF THE SUDDEN...and she meant business! It was crazy...Daddy did barely make it with Grandmother in a close second and then MaMaw. Then Sweet Daisy Baby Girl arrived without a peep...scaring her mommy & daddy to death. I've never cried out to Jesus like I did that day. Angels were with us and after much ado, we finally heard Hadlee's sweet little squeals (the cord had been around her neck!)! She was tiny & sweet & perfect in every way! When Troy placed her in my arms, she made these sweet murmurings for what seemed like an eternity ~ she had lots & lots to tell Mommy! It was a beautiful time and I knew my life was complete (that's not to say my life couldn't be even more complete with a third baby, hint hint Troy!!!). The rest of the family arrived...including my first little love, Walker. He was so proud & loving to his little sister whom he had called Daisy Baby for my entire pregnancy (Well, not really, first the baby was Kong King then after we knew she was a girl, the name was Sissy Kong King. I'll never forget the day driving in the car when I asked him for a better, more feminine type name and he said..."Daisy. Daisy Baby will be her name"! Perfect.). This was so much her name that Walker could not fathom why we would tell visitors and nurses that her name was Hadlee McCall (the 'lee' after my mother's maiden name)!

There is just something about this little girl. A real sweetness that I hope she keeps forever and ever. I still see glimpses of my tiny baby girl...but more often these days, I am seeing the little girl she is becoming. Bittersweet to say the least. As I've said many times before, holding Hadlee is like holding a little bit of Heaven on Earth.

I am reminded today of a song that was sung at my wedding called "How Could I Ask for More" by Cindy Morgan. The song had so much meaning on my wedding day...and now, even more...

There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon Waking to the sunlight, and being cradled by the moon Catching fireflies at night Building castles in the sand Kissing Mama's face goodnight Holding Daddy's hand Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more Running barefoot through the grass A little hide and go seek Being so in love, that you can hardly eat Dancing in the dark, when there's no one else around Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow Fall to the ground Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more So many things I thought would bring me happiness Some dreams that are realities today Such an irony the things that mean the most to me Are the memories that I've made along the way So if there's anything I've learned From this journey I am on Simple truths will keep you going Simple love will keep you strong Cause there are questions without answers Flames that never die Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord How could I ask for more?

Finally...some sweet pictures from Hadlee's first birthday week...

And Daisy Girl today with all of her many sweet, silly & mean faces...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Beautiful Hadlee McCall!

I Love you more than words can say!

(P.S. ~ Not to be a pushy blogger, but be sure and check out the sweet video below (with a great song...thanks, Megan!) I made of Daddy & Haddie in honor of her birthday week. I know some of you are laughing that I am instilling the idea of 'birthday weeks' to my children!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daddy & Haddie...

With this being Hadlee's birthday week, I have been reminiscing and going through lots of pictures. I noticed so many of my manly man and his little girl. There is just something so special about their relationship. You'll notice LOTS of hugging and kissing pics...well, because that's what they do a lot of! Haddie Girl loves to love on her Daddy & vice versa! What a lucky little girl ~ all she has to do is bring her Daddy a brush or the hair dryer and he stops everything!!! And how sweet it is to hear Hadlee say every evening..."Daddy Home"!!! What a little love story........

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Macy Signed Today!!!

My niece signed today with MCC to play basketball on a full scholarship! The room was packed with students & family supporting her. It was awesome. I love this beautiful girl so, so much and I am so proud of her...Good Luck, Macy!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Such a Sweet Day...

I've been looking through pictures & I came across these...what a sweet time this was LAST April!!! I can't believe that my baby girl will be TWO on Friday. Hurts my heart!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Walker & Hadlee

This is my little boy love, Walker. This guy has melted my heart every day since August 27th, 2002, when I first held him in my arms. He was perfect, plump and sweet! I'll never, ever forget that moment. Walker is such a character!!! He is passionate about life...and I love that about him! Whatever he does, he does 100%! Walker loves his little sister and takes such sweet care of her (except when she gets into his cars!). From the day he became a big brother, it has been precious to watch him love, pat, kiss and hug his baby sister. Walker's looks, his charm, his personality (all just like his Daddy's!) bring the biggest smile to my face every day. He truly is my sunshine! Most of all, this little boy has a heart...and for that I am so thankful. I couldn't imagine my life without my Walker Boy!

This is Haddie Girl! From the very first moment I held her on April 25th in 2006, I knew that I was holding a little bit of Heaven on Earth. That feeling has yet to subside. This little Princess Pie is sweet, delicate, and fun...just all the things a little girl should be. She loves to kiss her baby dolls, have Daddy brush her hair, hug on her Bubba, and have Mommy paint her toe nails. Hadlee is pure sweetness except when she is giving THE LOOK! She is a perfect combination of spunk & sweet! All day long, we hear this question: "Where Bubba?"...even if he's only in the other room. Haddie Girl loves her Bubba! Haddie wakes up with a smile ready to go and tries desperately to keep up with us all day long. She is most definitely a little lover...her hugs & kisses are like no other in this world. Sweet Hadlee McCall is a pure delight & she makes my world such a brighter, sweeter place!!!

WOOOO Nellie!!!

Well, here I am...with my very own blog!!! I just couldn't stand it any longer. I have so many friends now in the blogging world. The only thing is ~ they don't know that I am their friends! ha! Yes, I am obsessed with reading blogs and hearing about different people's lives. Some of you really ARE my friends...and I'm sure you'll get a kick out of Trendy Mindy & Her Loves (just the name alone will give you a laugh!)! You know me, I love to write and usually I have lots to say. Oh yeah, and I have lots of pictures to share! My biggest goal is to surprise my family with this in the form of a book for Christmas (IF I keep it up!). goes...I'll give this thing a try! Hope you enjoy...