Ms. Photogenic

Since Selah missed out on her very first school pic (read about that here, still makes me sad), we took her to have some portraits taken at Portrait Innovations. It's been over a year since we had professional pics taken so it was more than overdue, and the timing was perfect because it made for easy, yet forever cherished Christmas gifts for the grandparents.


"Just like you, Mommy!"

Selah has been telling me for months now that she wants a pair of slippers and a robe, just like me. Well, here she is in her most prized Christmas presents, courtesy of her Great-Grandma Condray!

Super cute polar bear slippers!
Admiring her new robe
Nice and cozy!


36 Weeks?...Bad Mommy!

I can't believe I'm only 4 weeks away from my due date and I haven't posted a single thing about this pregnancy since the announcement post in May! I've been such a slacker mommy-to-be with this pregnancy than I was with Selah. She had her own website, and I updated it after every single appointment. It's funny how much the time flies when you're already busy running around after a two year old; no basking in the glow of your pregnant self, or lying on the couch for hours just feeling the baby move!

Selah loves giving her "baby brudder" lots of kisses.
That does look like a belly, right?!





Culinary Cutie


"I'm ready for winter, Mommy!"


"Where's Jophes?"

Today we took our camera to church in an attempt to get some good Christmas pics of Selah. There was a really big nativity setup in the atrium, and we got some pretty cute candid shots, and some posed of Selah giving her "cheese!" smile.

Selah had recently lead me through a battery of questions about our nativity set at home, learning everyone's names and roles. When she rounded the corner and climbed up to see Baby Jesus her first question was "Mommy, where's Jophes?"


First School Pics...classic.

I was so excited for Selah to get her picture taken at school for the very first time! We picked the perfect outfit, got her hairs did just right, took a few pics of our own at home to commemorate the day, and off to school we went. She loves to say "cheese!", so I had high expectations for the ridiculously cute pics we would end up with.

After leaving her just 30 min earlier, I received a call from her teacher that she was running a pretty high fever and crying non-stop, and that I would need to come pick her up. I got to school and it was clear that my poor little baby felt just aweful! STINK! No pictures that day, but her teachers assured me she could have them taken when she came back a few days later.
Well, after a trip to the pediatrician the next day (and a virus confirmed) it was clear she wouldn't be going back that week. DOUBLE STINK!!
So...we didn't get to have the whole first school picks experience, but I did get a few shots of Selah all dolled up that morning before we went to school.
She got upset when I told her I wanted to take her picture, but I didn't really think anything of it. In hindsight, clearly she was NOT feeling well! So, these are Selah's first school pics...


Silly Sayings of Selah

OK, I realize it's been forever since I've posted, and I promise I'll try to catch up soon, but I just HAD to share some pretty hilarious things that have come out of my child's mouth over the past few days.

And they are...

~ "I'll be right back, people!" - said to her Papa, Daddy, and Mommy in the middle of a hard-core playing session when she realized she had to go potty.

~ "I really want to eat this dirty corndog, but I can't." - said to Mommy at lunch when she noticed a darker brown (crispy) spot on one of her favorite foods.

~ "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" - whispered in awe when she saw her very own little Christmas tree in her room for the first time.

~ "Y, B, B, O, L, Y, B, B, O, H. That spells Selah Blaire Coursey!" - said after a trip to Hobby Lobby with Mommy and she read the store sign, from right to left.

~ "Mommy needs to buy more toilet paper so I can wipe." - said to Daddy during a playtime potty break.

~ Daddy: "Selah, what color is your room?"
Selah: "Green."
Daddy: "And what color is your baby brother's room?"
Selah: "Blue."
Daddy: "And what color is my room?"
Selah: "You don't have a room, Daddy."
Daddy: "Well, then where do I sleep?"
Selah: "AMERICA!!"

Such a silly goose!


Heading South!

Selah and I made the 12 hour trip to my grandmother's in Mobile, AL this week, along with my Dad and my niece, Bella. We normally visit that side of the family at Thanksgiving, but since I will only be about six weeks away from my due date we're going to have to stay much closer to home this year. So we left Terry a bachelor for the week and headed south.

We had such a great time and were able to see a lot more of my aunts and cousins that live in Mobile now that Mama has moved from Pascagoula. We all got to cook out and watch the fireworks together on the 4th, and had a very special 7th birthday party for Bella with all of her cousins. Here are some pics!

Sweet girls!

She loves to swing!

LOVES it!!

Pretty baby!

"calling" Daddy

Papa working?

Miss Independent!

Princesses Hayden, Bella, and Meg at the party

Watching fireworks with Papa


June 2008...in pics

talking to Nena, Papa, RyRy, Bella... and anyone else she can think of!

pretending to be bashful!

showing her "cheese!" face, and baking with Mommy

reading with Nena

she loves riding her bike

playing with her new sand/water table

sweet hands!

this is serious business!

such a goof!

reading with Daddy

Mozart in training

"driving" Mommy's old car...the green machine.
That's right, I'm a girl and I drove a '69 mustang!


Old School!

So, I think I've mentioned (and shown) before how much Selah likes to dress up. Well, I rounded the corner from my office today and found her like this, all dressed up in her daddy's socks and sneakers! I completely cracked up, and it reminded me of the days when it was cool to wear your socks pulled all the way up to your knees. Silly girl!




Yes, that's right! Terry and I are so excited that we'll be welcoming a new member into our little family in January 2009. Stay tuned...!

Proof positive!

This is the look Selah had on her face when we told her that she was going to be a big sister. Not unlike the look Terry had on his face when I told him the news!


Funniest thing ever! Seriously...EVER!!!

OK, let me preface this post by saying, I know... I know it's been a ridiculous seven and a half months since my last post. I could run through the battery of excuses for why it's been so long but they are, alas, excuses. What can I say? Life is crazy! Anyway, I do have a list of approx. a gazillion events, funnies, etc. to post, and I will get to them. PROMISE! But something happened last night that was just too priceless to keep to myself. So be looking for an incredibly large amount of back-dated posts coming soon, but for now...on with the post!

Fairly frequently Terry and I will sneak a peek at Selah before we turn in for the night. She's at such an active age, so it's a really sweet moment to just watch her sleep peacefully and marvel at how big she looks all stretched out in her crib. Well, last night was no exception, so at about 10:30 we crept in to her room. As I walked over to her crib I glanced down to see her jammies lying on the floor. I thought, "how funny, she took her sleeper off". As I nudged
Terry to point them out, he looked over the crib, turned to me and said, "She's completely naked!". I took a better look at the floor and there, by her sleeper, was her diaper. And in the crib, a completely naked Selah...dead asleep!!

Now, she'd been in bed for over 3 hours at that point so, of course, Terry checked and her sheet was soaked...UGH. So while Terry grabbed a clean sheet and new jammies, I ran for the camera. How I could I not document a moment like that?! And on top of it all, Selah stayed completely asleep for the nearly ten minutes it took to get both her and the crib cleaned and clothed again. We layed her back down with George (her giraffe) and blankie and she never knew the difference!

Terry and I went to bed cracking up at our funny little monkey and what a great memory that will be! Now, for the pics...

Jammies, diaper, and blanket...overboard!

Notice the large ring of pee-soaked sheet...obviously wasn't hindering her beauty sleep!