Monday, January 23, 2017

Alyssa - 8 months old!

Alyssa turned 8 months old on Jan. 17! This past month was a big month as Alyssa perfected her sitting skills even more and loves to join her brothers as they play (they play, she sits and watches and chews on their toys - duplo legos, toy food, action figures, etc). She started eating real food (baby cereal and pureed veggies!) and LOVES - and I mean LOVES- it!!!! When she sees her bowl and spoon come out, she starts squeeling and leaning toward them, super excited for her meal! (If the lid is on her bowl with food inside, she has been known to grab the bowl and bite on it, trying to get the lid off!) This girl is the happiest, most chill baby I've ever seen. She adores her big brothers, loves traveling the country making new friends, and continually melts our hearts with her smiles, giggles, kisses and sweetness!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Holidays at Home (Nov-Dec 2016)

We have greatly enjoyed these past couple months at home! They were busy, exciting and flew by way too quickly! Enjoy these few photos as we recap our break at home!

We had some quick family pictures taken in the beginning of November while we were still in MD!

Love my little princess!

Nov. 17!!

First big girl bow :)

Had a special day celebrating my 31st birthday with these precious blessings surrounding me! What more could a girl ask for?!

Thanksgiving! A quiet, relaxing, fun, delicious day at home!

Time to decorate for Christmas!!

Johnny got in on it this year for the first time!

These two had so much fun working together hanging balls on the tree!

When Alyssa woke up from her nap she was so enthralled!!

Had so much fun with some of my family visiting the week of our Christmas Play!

For the first time since he was Baby Jesus at 4 months old, David was in the Christmas play again!!!  He acted as an extra in the market scene and got to wear a costume and get makeup done! 
He loved it!

Ready or not, here we go!

We got to use Alyssa as "Older Baby Jesus" during the flight to Egypt scene. She had a great time on stage cooing and smiling at Mommy and Daddy as we sang about her! :)

Thankful for this great opportunity we get to have together! 
(We played Joseph and Mary again this year)

With their heroes...the Roman soldiers! haha!

Alyssa got 2 bottom teeth!

Dec. 17! Growing so fast!

Christmas cookies!!

Traditional Christmas Eve kids picture!

Baby's first Christmas!!!!

Reading the Christmas story from the Bible

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Garraway Family!
Caleb, Katie, David (4), Jonathan (2) and Alyssa (7 months)