Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bedrock moves to Lorena!! (...better late than never!)

Halloween ---- what fun! Tonight scott, macy and I were the Flinstones. Macy, of course, inspired our outfits...she was pebbles (notice her hair)and adorable like always! I "made" Fred and Wilma's outfits. I think they turned out pretty good considering they were made with hotglue,spraypaint and safety pins!! It's so fun to dress up! i love it. if anyone ever wants to host a dress up/costume party just for fun --- i WILL be there!

Monday, October 29, 2007

MOMS - what a blessing!

Moms are gracious. Moms are helpful. Moms understand. Moms provide. Moms are giving of time and energy.....
I could list on.... This past weekend I was able to have a 'break' from being a mom for a few days because of my two moms. My mother paid for me to attend a scapbooking retreat for the weekend - where i was able to relax and work on Macy's scrapbook album ( one of my most favorite things to do!) and I was able to go spend this fun weekend with my family and relax because my mother in law was gracious and came to waco to watch miss Macy all weekend! I am SO very lucky. Thank you both so much for ALL you do for me, scott and macy. She loves you both very much and so do I.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Leprecon School Teacher???

I took this picture of Macy monday morning. It was pretty cold and we were going to go run some errands in the morning. As you can see she is wearing a 'unique' shirt that my mom bought her before she was born. This shirt is a perfect example of something being really cute on the hanger...but once on the body a whole new story! The shirt has numbers, letters and other random school related things. I then paired this already strange outfit with green pants. Really you guys....i don't know why - it seemed reasonable at the moment. SO, now macy looks like a school teacher/corncob. BUT we haven't go to the 'best' part of my odd outfit. The shoes. I got these really cute hot pink mokasin type shoes for .99 cents!!! But by now, when its actually cold enough to wear them, shes outgrown the size. Well I, in my complete motherly wisdom, decide that i'm going to 'squeeze' them on her feet for at least one day (to get my buck worth!) As soon as i put them on and saw my AWESOME outfit in all its glory I started laughing --- so then Macy decided that she had to laugh too! and don't think after the photo i changed her...OH NO! she rocked this get up all day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Macy and her Cribs...

Well, we've had many fun stories with cribs in the past two days. Macy is beginning to learn to 'pull up' --- she hasn't got it totally BUT will get half way up and then drop --- therefore, we've dropped down her crib mattress. After we did it i put macy in the crib standing up and she stood holding onto the crib for a couple of minutes just smiling and laughing at herself! ...almost saying "look at me! look at what a big girl i am!!"
Second story. I've begun to work part time (tues and thursday) at a mothers day out program --- today was only my second day BUT it seems like it will be a fun little 'something' for me to do...while getting a little money. Macy also is just a few rooms down the hall and gets to attend for free. Now to the story. Today the word spread that we were going to be having a practice fire drill between 10:30 - 11am. So of course, all the teachers were reminding there kids what we would do "if" there was a drill, etc. Well, the baby class decided that they would go ahead and get the babies outside to avoid them having to be scared by the loud bell. Have you ever thought what the procedure would be to evacuate infants due to a fire????? Let me enlighten you. The take all the babies and put them into a wheeled crib and wheel them down the hall -- then outside! Folks, picture this with me. Macy and 5 other babies are placed into a white crib and rolled down the hall. I hear crying (no, lets rephrase, screaming) coming from the hall and it sounds like my child...i peek out the door and i see macy cramped and sitting in this random crib with 5 other babies...being rolled down the hall and yelling like a wild child! i wish MORE THAN ANYTHING that i had my camera at that moment --- this would have been the picture of a lifetime!
...Gone are the days of cribs simply being furniture. They are now, balancing bars and wheeled transportation devices!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Party!

What a fun night. Adorable babies in a pumpkin patch, a giant corn maze AND a hayride...does life get much better than this? My friend Lindsay discovered about this great place for us to visit in West, TX (only about 15-20min away). So we pack up all the kiddos and head off. We drove through endless corn and cotton fields (...we begin to wonder if the place even exist) when we all of a sudden find it. We pay our fee -which was, in my opinion, i little pricey BUT going to support a family business ---therefore, ok....and our adventure begins. We take a lot of pictures with the pumpkins - naturally, our overly smiley babies are playing coy. BUT we sneak some cute ones. We then venture into the Giant Corn "Maize" -- keep in mind that its already dark. Scott finds one flashlight in our car and we head off - strollers in tow and all. We make it out of the maze without getting bit by a snake (thank goodness) and then we venture to.......(drumroll.....) the CORN GUNS. yes folks, you heard me right a corn gun. they would stick a corn cob into a air gun type thing and you would aim it at a target! lets just say...pretty awesome!!!! Lastly, we had our own private hayride. What fun! I loved getting to see the stars. Tonight was definilty a fun night out in the country. Macy's friends are: Noelle Fillingham (around 4 months) and Roy Carney (around 7 months)

Monday, October 8, 2007


Well, we've entered into another first. Macy tonight, on her 8 month birthday, is experiencing her first slumber party at Dede and Pawpaw's. Scott and I are at a youth ministers conference and much to my parents delight she is staying the night at their house. Now, shes spent the night there many times before BUT never without scott or I. And actually this is the first time she's spent the night alone at someone elses house ever! WHAT A BIG GIRL. i think of her being in our life for 8 months and its hard to imagine our life without her. I miss her greatly when shes not around.....BUT i know its so important and special for her to be with others without us.
I talked to my mom and dad quickly this evening and apparently Macy had discovered her long lost love of the piano. I hope to post some of her debut photos soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Attention! Attention!... we are definitly mobile!

Macy is all over the place. She definitly has her own unique type of crawling at the moment BUT She will "crawl" from the livingroom all the way into the kitchen --- this as you can imagine CHANGES EVERYTHING! say goodbye to the days of playing on a blanket. (bye, bye...we WILL miss you!)
Over the past few days Macy has already found "special" items or places in our home that she continually likes to visit ....for example: the candles in the fireplace are her favorite - she likes to knock them down! she likes to be under the kitchen table (sometimes sucking on the chairs! who knows!=) shes discovered plug-in air freshners (which, of course, have now been removed) and shoes on the floor are one of her favorites.
This afternoon (about 30 minutes ago) we had a span of about 10 minutes when Macy was ALL over the place. I was attempting to call and fix our crazy insurance situation and macy decided to...1. knock over a dr.pepper can and the ROLL in the spill! (hints why she is naked in the photo) 2. crawl over to daddy's books and begin to chew on them (mommy takes those away so we....) 3. Then decide to try and pull on the lamp cord! 4. And finally we finish off our 10 minutes of maddness by drooling all over the tv remote (which is by far our favorite 'toy' we cannot have)
I wanted to snap this photo and give you an idea of what a 'normal' afternoon is like in the life of Macy Joy Shelton!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Macy baby under water!!!

Isn't it crazy fun to see macy "swimming" under the water!? this photo was taken this summer (july) when macy and I went to visit her Great Great Grandma in Arizona. Macy loves to swim and play in the water --- she's so fun!