Friday, October 30, 2009

A Royal Celebration

Once upon a time there was a BEAUTIFUL fairy princess named Chappell...

Chappell had everyone in the kingdom over for a royal celebration honoring her 1st birthday. It was a wonderful time with great family and friends. Her very best friends attended- Jackson, Aubrey, Hayden, Olivia, Hutson, and Grayson.

Princess Chappell was very ladylike when eating her cake...she didn't want get any on her gown.

Mommy and Daddy can't believe that their little princess is already 1!!! What an incredible year it has been! They are truly blessed and thank God everyday for such an amazing miracle. Their fairytale has come true. And they lived happily ever after...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Our Lil' Gamecock!

Chappell was born a USC fan and she didn't even know it! She was born during football season (almost a year ago!!!) and now she can really sport the garnet and black! Mommy found the perfect cheerleading uniform for her to wear with a monogrammed bow to match! She also has shoes that squeak when she walks...She loves it! She watched her first game the other night against NC State and saw the Gamecocks land their first win of the season! Hopefully there will be many more of those and she will be cheering them on!! GOOOO GAMECOCKS!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

10 months old today!!!

I can't believe our lil' Chap turned 10 months old today! She is growing up so fast! She is such a big girl- she is now wanting to stand up constantly, takes steps around her musical table, pulls herself up, drinks from a straw and out of a water bottle, eats big people food, feeds herself cheerios, has 4 teeth, is very verbal, and loves to give sweet hugs and kisses!!! She is such a joy and blessing in our life...words can't even describe it! Happy 10 month sweet Chap! Mommy and Daddy love you very much and can't wait to celebrate the Big "1" with you! XOXOXOXO!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our Lil' Beach Bum!

We recently took our first family vacation to Edisto Beach, SC. It was Chappell's first time seeing the sand & ocean and our first time visiting Edisto. We had an absolute blast! I must say, it became my favorite beach spot that i have ever been to. It's the perfect family's not commercialized at all, it's within driving distance to Charleston, the ocean's waves are calm so it's good for kids...just all around a great place to take the family. We got to do lots of fun things while we were there- we visited downtown Charleston and Botany Bay Plantation. Botany Bay was absolutely breathtaking with the incredible oak trees draped in spanish moss. Both sides of our family joined us on the trip so we had a house full. Our vacation definitely went by WAYYYY too fast and we were sad to come home. But I truly treasure the amazing time that we had with our family!

Chappell did so well on her first real vacation and she absolutely loved the beach! She had so much fun playing in the sand and in the water. We had a little sundome and umbrella to protect her and she played and played! It was so great seeing Chappell experience the beach and take everything in. She is growing up so fast!! The best part about the trip was being able to be with Chappell all week long and having that time off of work to be with her. And it also didn't hurt that we happened to be at the beach soaking up the rays.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dresses and Bows and Pigtails OH MY!!!

Chappell loves to feel pretty and wear her little dresses with the perfect bow to match! She is very girlie like her mommy ;) When I got home from work yesterday, Mom had given her pigtails. It was most precious thing I have ever seen. She is growing up so fast! She is so animated and has the cutest personality. What a blessing she is in our lives!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Little Swimmer

Chappell went swimming for the first time on May 30, 2009 at 8 mths. She really loves her bath so I knew that she would love the swimming pool! We bought her an adorable lily pad float that she can sit in that has a canopy to keep her out of the sun. She loved it! She also loves for Mommy and Daddy to carry her in the pool and let her kick her feet. In less than one week she gets to see the ocean for the first time and will be able to play in the sand! I just know she is going to love it! There is nothing like summertime with a little much fun!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A visit from the tooth fairy & Bday parties!

Chappell got her first tooth at almost 8 months! It is her left bottom tooth. Today i got a phone call from her "manny" my dad, and she is getting a second one right beside it! She will be eating a steak soon ... and visits from the tooth fairy will be here before we know it!

Chappell also was invited to her very first birthday party and went to that last night. It was sooo cute! Her neighbor, Aubrey, turned 1 and she wore her little party dress and mommy and daddy took her. She was quiet and just took everything in. She was fascinated by all the little kids and had so much fun! She is making friends left and right! Oh how fast they grow up...