Thursday, August 31, 2006

For Shanay...

Shanay was one of my seventh grade students at Summit Pkwy. Middle last year. Okay, she was my pet, what can I say?? She is a wonderful young lady that I had the honor to teach. She surprised me with this outfit for Lacey and a beautiful homemade card with all my homeroom students' signatures. Here's the outfit Shanay. We love it! Lacey gets lots of compliments whenever she wears it. It's a nice change from so much pink. Thank you again.

6 Weeks Old

I always have my babies' photos taken at 6 weeks. Though it seems like we just brought her home, Lacey was 6 weeks old on August 24. I went and bought her a beautiful, frilly, puffy, pink dress - that lasted about five minutes. She was so fussy that we decided to try "diaper shots." Needless to say, she as very happy naked. Most of her portraits involve very little clothing. I guess this is okay at 6 weeks - maybe we will get the frilly dress in next time! Then there was the hair. Geesh. The photographer thought it was funny - I didn't. I wet her hair and we would watch it dry and stick right back up. All the props were wet from my spray bottle and I don't have a single tame hair picture. Oh well, she is adorable anyway!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My thoughts for today...

I told myself this would happen before Lacey was even born, and I was right. I knew that the entire Peake side of the family would swear that Lacey looked just like Cody. Even though she has a different mother and is a girl, she would still look just like Cody because she is Travis’s daughter. My side of the family, of course, would say she looked like me. The head full of dark hair solidified this because I had a head full of dark hair as an infant as well. Let me just say, for the record, Lacey looks like Lacey. That’s it. She is the only Travis/Christy child on this earth and will probably be the only one. We wanted a child, an “us” and we have this in little Lacey. Yes, I do see Travis in her; and this makes me so happy. After all, I do love her daddy!!! I see me too. But no, I don’t see Cody, Caleb, or Dylan. I don’t think we should choose one child for her to “resemble” and leave out everyone else. Lacey looks like her mama and daddy, as she should. We are so blessed to have this beautiful little girl!

Saturday, August 12, 2006


As most of you know, scrapbooking is a big deal to me. It's what I LOVE to do. I haven't had much scrapping time lately, but I hope to be a little more proficient as Lacey gets a bit older. I thought I would post some of my favorite pages in my blog. My Scrapbook Resume link is located on the right.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another photo of our beautiful baby girl. She's ready for bedtime in this photo - otherwise she would be decked out in pink!!
We are really enjoying Lacey. When she starts smiling more and laughing, she will be all the entertainment we need!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

First Day of School

Well, we had a car load to drop off this morning, August 8, 2006. I'm so glad everyone was all smiles and excited. No tears, no whining, just three very excited fellas. Dylan is in kindergarten, Caleb is in the second grade and Cody is in the fifth. We have one child on each hall at Blaney Elementary. Amazingly enough, there was no whining about getting up or anything! I will say that this, summer really flew by, and I feel a bit guilty that we didn't take a vacation. This summer was about preparing for Lacey. Next summer will be a blast. I hope this school year continues to go well and that all my boys have straight A's again this year!!