Saturday, July 30, 2011

its a Party! :)

Ever have one of those days where you wish you could cherish the moments forever?..

If you're like me...I'm the type of gal who tries to remember every detail, every person, all the "remember whens", every hug, all the "I love yous"...  
I try to forever etch them into that one day I can tell my little ones of all the wonderful times waaay back when..

Today was one of those days where we celebrated lots of family accomplishments and birthdays...poolside..(getting soaked even wearing street clothes....because we were dripping in our sweat getting splashed)

Cousins (Taylor and Rylee) played in the pool until they were seriously pruned...chatting and catching up...

Aunt Heather and Rylee enjoyin a cool dip

Daddy Mackey hestitating on doing a back flip but opted for a semi-cannonball? into the heavenly coolness...
A good ol fun fashion game of pool volleyball...notice everyone on noodles in the deep end...and they still won.....their prize.....killing bees that swarmed the pool..
 Pure...Bliss...again..FOOD and all tha fixins (it makes me drool just lookin' at this)!!

 Yummmmy, .........I mean this wasn't my plate because I clearly ate/inhaled a hamburger AND a hotdog, AND chips and dip, AND pickles, AND potato salad...seriously, don't judge...I'm not depriving myself of yummy delish-ous-ness!
How sweet is this?! I should have taken pics of the other 16, 4 other desserts we had...including peach cobbler......again, no pics of my plate were taken here because:
 number 1. it was devoured in like 2 seconds,
and number 2. I could ruin my reputation with a plate THAT size :)
A must have at any southern party... of ANY kind...SWEEEEET TEA!

Momma Mackey and Daddy Mackey stoppin for a quick devourment of food...

Rylee lookin oh so tan and not complaining about the massive mosquito bite on her neck...(yay! one meltdown saved....thank you Benedryl itch relief)
 Cousin Jen and baby Reese...hanging out...

 Aunt Jane and baby Reese...seriously Reese-y baby makes sleepin' look so precious 

Cousin Lorie and Reese-y baby relaxin

More cousins...poolin' and stylin'

 Daddy Mackey puttin on his "this party is totally rockin and I love every picture wifey is taking because she takes like 687 pictures every time we go somewhere" look...he loves me? No? :)

totally cute cousins

 Nanny and Aunt Susie...the hostesses of the party who are complete preciousness

 Reese's...and Rylee's absolute fav spot/chair.....PawPaw's belly...really, every child needs one of these...a sweet ol "Paw"

the most precious baby in the world..smiling because:
a. she plans on keeping Mommy and Daddy up all night?
b. she made a serious diaper that will only be changed by the coin toss loser?
c. because she thinks "hey I better just smile and get used to this camara being shoved in my face every second of my life"?

And, finally, ...oooh...ahh....the end to a perfect party

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A word I never get tired of hearing...Mommy...

As a mom, I worry, I hug, I kiss,
I scoot their little bodies up close to mine and snuggle,
I smile, I laugh, I cry when they are upset,
I play baby dolls, board games, peek-a-boo,
I make funny faces to make them laugh,
I know all their favorite things,

I. Cherish. Every. Moment.
I smell their hair, I rub their soft skin, I hold their little hands

I love Every. Single. Thing. About. Them.
I never want to miss a moment with them.
I comfort them, I teach them
I watch them learn, I show them new things
I love waking up to hear their little voices..

We paint, we color, we go on nature walks,
we play in the pool, we collect bugs, we dress up, we wear make-up,
we dance, we sing, we bake the biggest cookies, we watch movies,

But above all, I am their Mommy...and they are my heart
I. Love. Them. More. Than. Anything.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Mackey Monday...

YAAAAAWWWWWWN.......We wake up around 7:30am around here... and coming from a Momma who is used to being sleep deprived, I'm totally happy with 7:30! We (Momma Mackey & little Mackeys, Mackey pups, and our latest addition...Mackey turtles) we yawn and we stretch....   
then comes breakfast..... Now, we figure out how we'll spend this Monday...

Its not just us being lazy.....

Normally, we would head to the pool...aren't pools supposed to be refreshing even on 100 degree days? Anyway, we sometimes (often) complain of how hot it is...we truly are spoiled babies who love fresh cool air.
So today..instead of the norm, we opt for Movie Monday! We watched Beauty and the Beast, munched popcorn, Reese-y baby napped in her swing, Rylee and I cuddled up in Princess blankets and Pillows in the floor....pure bliss!
Then...a the rain...and it was exciting...giggling together...splashing....not a care in the world...
Mondays aren't so bad....

How did you spend your Mondays?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

welcome REESE!

We welcomed our sweet little Reese Kennedy on May 19! She weighed 7 lbs and 14 oz, and 20 1/4 in long! And let me add, she is absolutely perfect! Also let me add that yes, we did think of all those quirky little nicknames that she may get called (Reese-y cup being one of our favorites)...and we're cool with that.

A Very PROUD big sister ready to take care of little Reese...such sweetness

Our very 1st MACKEY FAMILY PHOTO with our latest addition...Reese (oh, and please don't be jealous of my puffy eyes, swollen monster hands, and dark roots)

Now let me skip back and little and fill you in on us Mackeys since, lets see..last post.. Jan. 31...seriously I have not been good at keeping up with our Moments!
Ok, Rylee turned 4 in February!! And she is sooo grown up and mature....constantly reminding us of "..remember when I was little, you know, back when I was 3?..." She's precious. Mike turned 32 in March...which was a major thing because between you and me, he's gotten a few more grey hairs. April was baby showers, baby prepping, and naps.  Momma went on maternity leave in May. June was full of diaper changing and 'round the clock breastfeeding. July was pool days, popsicles and St. Simon's Island...and that brings us to the present..  :) 
So sit back, relax and enjoy our Mackey Moments...