Good Morning!

This is what mornings look like at our house. We put Finley in Grayson's crib so she can help her older sister wake up on the right side of the bed. Most mornings it works.

And no, Finley's not sleeping, just blinded by the cameraphone flash.
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Grayson's World

This picture makes me smile every time I see it. She carefully (these shoes have heels) walked out of her room in this get-up the other week. I ran to get the camera as soon as I caught a glimpse.

Here are some highlights of her world right now and some of her funny sayings:
-She calls Justin's car "the suburrito" (her attempt at saying "subaru", we literally could not stop laughing when she said it)
-Although she rarely eats a hotdog, she calls the sausage in a biscuit "hotdog". The last time she had a hotdog she called it "sausage". Go figure.
-"Let me do it" and "Can I do it?" are frequent statements.
-She rocks at using the potty. Still in diapers at night, pullups for nap, and pullups when we go out but she only occasionally has accidents. Hooray!
-She loves pimento cheese ("menna cheese") and hummus for lunch.
-Her imagination is HUGE. She has imaginary friends. The ones we hear most frequently are Tompis and Tollis. They all have crazy names. She carries them around in her hand (it's hard to describe, I'll take a picture soon).
-We visit the library almost every week and check out books. She could have someone read to her all. day. long. She also likes to "read" herself and pretend she is "Ms. Tammy at story time". When she is pretending to read, she talks jibberish with a real word thrown in here and there. It's quite funny.
-She frequently says "wanna play with me?" or "wanna read a book to me?" in this sweet, cute, how could you resist voice.
-She still takes a nap every day for about 2 hours, but goes through these weird days now and again where she just lays in her bed and talks to herself, sings, counts, etc for the whole 2 hours instead of sleeping. Happy as can be. Little cranky before bedtime rolls around though on those days.
-Girl loves her some Sesame Street. She doesn't watch it everyday, but when I tell her she can, she gets super excited and says "Oh boy, thank you mama, I love you mama". Ha! If we are past Sesame Street's air time, she also likes a little "Clippard" (Clifford).
-She loves Bible time, craft time, letter of the week, and her day-of-the-week bins. More posts to come on this later.
-The first time she noticed Finley's bald spot on the back of her head, I told her it was where Finley's hair had rubbed off. She said "Can you put it back on?"
-She was on the potty and I was in front of her...she looked me square in the eye and says very deliberately and slowly "Mama, you look like a cow." I'm thinking, hmm, how to respond here? I said "Why do I look like a cow?" She said again very slowly "Because you have brown eyes". Whew. That was close.
-She loves to ask questions. It's constant. I have to remind myself to be thankful she is inquisitive.
-And just to keep it real, she sure is cute and funny and smart but we do also work A LOT these days on first time obedience, acting with self-control, and speaking kindly. Whew. It can be exhausting keeping up with these two! More on Finley's world soon.

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Finley's Dedication

A few weeks ago we had Finley dedicated at church. As her parents we were dedicating to raise her up in the Lord and asking our church body to come alongside of us in the journey.

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

The picture below makes me chuckle. It was a really sweet time but I just want to set the record straight for the girls later when they see this...your daddy was not actually wiping a tear away here.

Amazingly, she did not cry when Will held her to pray over her! I had to wake her up from her morning nap to get her to church on time. Like her sister at this age, she already shows a bit of what we refer to as "stranger danger" so I was suprised when she just sat there in his arms happy as can be.

She promptly went back down for a nap when we got home after the service so she missed the photo ops with all of our family and friends that were able to join us for lunch (Shushu, Great-Mamaw, Maymay, Peeps, Aunt Noni, Uncle Bubba, Pop-Pop, Jeff, Becca, and Eli!). Pop-pop was still hanging around when she woke back up though, as seen in the shots below. A big thanks to everyone who joined us that day to celebrate this sweet little girl!
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Same Age, Different Girls, Different Thumbs

Grayson Wynn: 4 months & 1 week old, lots of brown hair, big brown eyes, left thumb

Finley Cate: 4 months & 1 week old, little bit of blonde hair, big blue eyes, right thumb

I don't think we'll ever have trouble figuring out who's who in baby pictures!
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Finley Lou Who

She's rolling over back to tummy.
She's sucking her thumb to sleep.
She thinks Grayson has hung the moon.
More updates soon!
(Everyday I think, "Ooo, I've got to blog that!". Now just to find the time.)

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