Saturday, May 3, 2014

My baby... 5 months


Though she looks vivacious and outgoing in these pictures, don't be fooled.  We were tickling our little dumpling to get these beautiful, big smiles. Our Mackenzie is actually a quiet baby, content to observe the noise around her most of the time.  {And, believe me, there is plenty of noise to observe in her little world with four siblings!}
Can I just say how much I love this girl?  Maybe it comes with being a more experienced mom each successive time, but I am finding so much pleasure in caring for a baby again.  I now no longer worry (as much) about what her cries mean, what comes next in her schedule, what to do when she is sick, etc...  Even my bigger kids are amazing with having a baby sister and are quite competent in their baby care skills too.
And her Daddy?  Oooooh.... her Daddy!  The only thing better to a grown man than a little girl to call his daughter... is having two little girls to call his daughters!

Our home is such a happy home.... noisy, messy, and happy.  I would have it no other way.
 Sloan children - Easter Sunday 2014

42 comments:

  1. I think she looks so much like your Micah! She's adorable!!

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  2. She's adorable!!! Isn't it amazing how BIG the former baby of the family seems once the new one arrives?

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  3. Oh Jolene, I LOVE these precious pictures! Mackenzie is so beautiful!!!! Just like her mommy and big sister! And, that smile. Adorable... thank you for the update on your little princess and the Easter Sunday picture of all your precious children! You are one blessed mommy and they are so blessed to have been given to you! And, "Happy Mother's Day" sweet sister, a bit early! Hugs from Germany ~ Sheri

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  4. Jolene, she's just beautiful. Love those smiles, even if they were forced. And yes, sometimes a quiet baby is a true blessing. :) God knows exactly what we need, right? You kiddos are so sweet and have grown so much! Thanks for the update.

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  5. Oh Jolene!!!! You are BLESSED!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for the update. I have been thinking about you and wondered how you were.

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  6. Your children are so beautiful, each one; you are truly blessed! Please let your husband know, I REALLY enjoy hearing his Focus on Missions every day.

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  7. Well this was a blessing I wasn't expecting how beautiful they are and the baby is so precious;
    I had gotten me a small Chihuahua and she was like a baby to me and I enjoyed her so much but she passed away in January and I am looking for another I miss her so much she was with me 24/7 I really do miss her I am not able to go to church much and she was company for me again I love you all very much
    Virginia

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    1. J0lene how good to see that precious baby love you still praying

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  8. Such a beautiful family.... It is so good....... to see God's Blessings..........
    May God continue to Bless....
    Mrs. Nell

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  9. Elizabeth SpeerMonday, May 05, 2014

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful children.
    I appreciate your statement that your home is noisy, messy, and happy.
    Keep up the great work of being a joyful wife and mommy.

    Elizabeth Speer

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  10. Jolene, thank you for the beautiful pictures of Mackenzie...such a little doll.

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  11. She is beautiful! All of the children have grown so much. Sweet family.

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  12. Thank you for sharing. I love the pics and makes me long to see you again.
    Blessings and prayers to all of you.
    Love,
    Vicki

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  13. Loretta WilliamsMonday, May 05, 2014

    Cuteness!

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    1. Loretta WilliamsMonday, May 05, 2014

      Sister Jolene, I hadn't realized that you all had another little one! I'm so sorry. I try to read & keep-up with the Missionary's letters, but I guess I missed this one. Congratulations to you all!

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  14. She is just adorable! Wish I could hold her! Our love to you all!!!!!!

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  15. Adorable!! You have such a beautiful family!!

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  16. She is so precious!

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  17. Jolene, you have a beautiful family! Your kids are adorable! !

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  18. Phyllis BlickensderferMonday, May 05, 2014

    She's an adorable blessing!

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  19. She looks so sweet, love that smile!!

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  20. Absolutely adorable!

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  21. Virginia WilliamsMonday, May 05, 2014

    Jolene so good to see you back I have missed you

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  22. Hannah SterlingMonday, May 05, 2014

    Beautiful!

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  23. So cute!!

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  24. Awe your babies are all beautiful. We love and miss yall so very much. You're in our prayers. God bless

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  25. Eve WilliamsonMonday, May 05, 2014

    Beautiful! You are so blessed Jolene!

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  26. She is beautiful Jolene! Our cutie (which I plan to post pictures of today) is now 8 months old and the "Mr. Command" in him is very evident; but I am so in love with him too!

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  27. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family, Mrs. Sloan!

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  28. You have such a beautiful and precious family. God bless you!

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  29. I love the part about "happy, noisy and messy" That is so true when you have multiple children. It's a challenge for me not to be caught up with cleaning and bustling about, but rather to take time and enjoy my little "mess makers".
    Praying for you guys!

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  30. She is absolutely adorable! You are truly blessed!!! Motherhood just gets more and more wonderful.... I can still say
    that truthfully, even though it has been a difficult week of school. I would not trade my life for anything. I sit on the porch with my hand on my belly, enjoying watching the kids on the trampoline and feeling the sweet, little life in me doing rolls and kicks, my heart is just overflowing with thankfulness!

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  31. Hi Jolene. Haven't seen you in a long time, but think of you and your precious family often. Praying the Lord will bless you and David as you faithfully serve Him. Dottie Lancaster

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  32. Aлла СтулгайтисThursday, June 05, 2014

    милая красивая ангелочка принцеса!

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  33. Лена ЩербаньThursday, June 05, 2014

    Уже выросли милая девушка)))

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  34. пюбпю вас всех,скучаю,молюсь за вас!

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  35. Such a beautiful sweet family!!

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  37. Alina ShashkevichThursday, June 05, 2014

    Dear our Sloans we are SO GLAD to see your Easter photos! But we just can't belive Micah is so tall now! And baby girl is just a little wonder. We miss you so much! I tried to find you in Skype but I couldn't. Maybe you could find and send me a call. We hope to talk to you. We send our love to you, Davey, Nate, Micah and your two ladies.

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