Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Addie: B-B-Beee! B starts with boy.
Me: good job Addie. Try A
Addie: A-A-Aaa starts with Addie
Me: try P.
Addie: P-P-Pee starts with pretty. What about this one?
and she points to W
Me: That's a W.
Addie: D-D-Double U starts with "Dude"
Monday, January 26, 2009
"Addie the Clown"
Addie and her teacher Ms. Misty.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The girls had to try the beds out with a little bit of bouncing!
I was fortunate enough to score these antique twin beds, mattresses, new sheets, down comforters and duvets from a family member for a small fee. What a deal!!
Addie after her bath. I am wondering what this night will be like...
Of course I give her the blankets from her crib for comfort and she very quickly says, "I don't need those."
Her big sis decides that she would like to sleep in the other just in case Addie were to get scared.
Can I just tell you that they were asleep in about a minute and not a peep from either of them all night. She slept well in her big girl bed. I did not sleep well. I was sad. She is my baby and she went a grew up on me!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
and then my day began. Who am I kidding? Wouldn't that be a totally awesome day? I thought this would be a bit comical but if you think about it, its pretty full of everything that doesn't really matter anyway. I began to realize that the happenings of my birthday were a true gift:
I got up at 6am. Took Anna to school and we had a "birthday" biscuit from Bojangles on the way. I worked for a few hours and then met Nick and Addie at Olive Garden for a "birthday" lunch. She greeted me with a bunch of pink roses. She said, "Happy Birthday mama! Me and Daddy got your present at Food Lion." She was so proud of that. After lunch we went home to crash on the couch from our carbohydrate coma brought on by the 5 baskets of bread sticks we ate at lunch. I did not have to do carpool (woo-hoo) because my brother-in-law brought Anna home from school. When Anna got home, we all played the wii and I decided to get on blogger and here I am. We will be leaving in a little while to meet some of the family for Mexican for yet another birthday feast. Can you tell I love to eat?
So with that said, I am so thankful that I find my joy in the simplicity of it all. I wouldn't have rather spent my day any other way...ok maybe a new handbag.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So the boys stayed with Aunt April and here was our day...
Liam, Anna, Addie, and Luke
After dinner, mom called and wanted Anna to spend the night with Emma, so off she went with no hesitation. I remember when she wouldn't dare leave mama. Oh the days... While me and Addie waited for Daddy to get back, we piled on my bed and watched a little TV. She said, "mama, you didn't paint my fingernails." I vaguely remember last week talking about painting their toenails some time soon. How did she remember that. When it is bedtime, operation STALL-AS-LONG-AS-WE-CAN kicks in. They amaze me at what they can come up with. The usual "I want a drink of water" or maybe "I need to go the the bathroom" happens a lot. Anna's favorite..."I need you to put some medicine on my mosquito bite." Anybody told her there's no mosquitoes in the winter? Not me.
Anyway so since Anna was at a sleepover, I thought that would be the perfect thing for Addie and I to do just before bed.
Sweet. Sweet. Sweet
Not a huge fan of polish on the fingers...but she was and this was her time...and I gave in.
I took these pictures in her crib and when I was done, she said, "mama can I take a picture?" and I said, "Sure honey." (one day, I will have to post all the pictures my girls take. It is pretty comical, but a really neat perspective)
She took one lovely picture of me, and I will spare you all from the horror. A full day with 4 kids, a sister, a dog and a husband and one Christmas tree that so desperately needs to come down. Not exactly on top of my game. And then this was her next picture.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
(The movie was a hit)
These are some pictures after Christmas that I had not posted yet. Anna got a real make-up kit from Amber for Christmas. Anna and Addie are giving each other make-overs.
Monday, January 5, 2009
...and yes, that's my Christmas tree and it's still up!
I could not resist. I went in to cover her up and she was surrounded by her furry friends. Sweetness.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
My Anna loves her horses!!!
I will end with...
My Memories of Christmas 2008
the naughty list
The Polar Express
Our first Christmas in our new home
too much hustle and bustle
What is a Wii? (thanks Santa!!)
Pixos and Nerf Guns and Tinkertoys
my husband at home for two weeks straight
blessings, blessings, blessings
friends and family
seeing my girls remember that Christmas is about Jesus
Watching my husband teach this to them