Tuesday, August 31, 2010
She is pulling up!!! Olivia Grace went into her room last week before I did and she said, "Mommy she was standing up holding onto her bed." I thought sure!! Well Olivia Grace was right!! Annalyse is pulling up on just about everything she can (her bed, coffee table, my legs when I'm getting ready, etc...) I just can't believe it.
Monday, August 30, 2010
What a fun birthday party!!! Caleb and Noah had their birthday party this past weekend. I have to say it was so perfect for them both. I have NEVER seen anyone love bugs, turtles, critters, etc.. more than the 2 of them. So for their party they had the reptile man come and bring snakes, an alligator, and a huge spider. Of course OG was not afraid of any of them (unlike her Momma). Most of the kids loved holding the snakes and a few held the alligator. Happy birthday Caleb (6 yrs) and Noah (3 yrs). You both are so special to us!!
We have been a little on the busy side lately. We had Blakely's 5th and Lilly's 3rd birthday parties a few weekend ago. It was a pool party, but it was thundering so the kids didn't get so swim. I felt so sorry for all of the kids but they had fun just playing together. It is so hard to believe our big girls are starting to turn 5. Blakely is always the first of the birthdays. October will be here before we know it!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Olivia Grace started Pre-K yesterday!! This year she is going to Shiloh Christian (at our church). She will be going 3 days a week from 8-3. So a big change for all of us. This year OG is wearing uniforms which makes getting ready pretty simple. Last Friday Olivia Grace got to meet her teacher Mrs. Brunton and to see her room. This made the first day very comfortable for her. After we got her things put in the correct spot OG sat down at her table and began coloring a picture. I think I would have stayed longer but OG didn't seem to need me and Brent gave me the "look." I was so excited for 3:00 to roll around. When I picked her up she had the biggest smile across her face. She said she loved it! She even began chanting Shiloh Saints!! Of course she said she couldn't remember what they did, but throughout the afternoon she would "remember" things she did during the day. She did say that she wanted to get a tray lunch in the cafeteria. I knew that would start, so today she got to get a tray. I just can't believe she is old enough to be in Pre-K. I really will be sad next year when she will be gone every day. It just starts a new chapter of our lives.
Last Friday Annalyse turned 7 months old. So hard to believe! Now she is on the GO!!! Last month she began sitting up on her own (which was so nice). To get anywhere she would roll. Now she is crawling! This last week she got it!! This morning she crawled from the living room to Olivia Grace's bathroom. She doesn't want to miss ANYTHING! She is still nursing and eating baby foods great. We started a sippycup with water this last week (haven't gotten that down yet). Annalyse still loves her bath. I can't get her in there fast enough for her. We are still working on sleeping through the night (I believe I said that last month). Fingers crossed, maybe it will be this month!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Last week the girls and I headed to Little Rock. It was great to be at Gigi's house. We had a great visit with many friends that we had not seen in a while. Some of the things we did: lunch with Dukes; visiting the McGuire's and their new baby Laney; dinner with my childhood best friend Lindsey and my other 2 Mom's (Karen and Becky); lunch at Jaime's restaurant Touchdown Sally's; play time at the Hart's; lots of time with Gigi, Aunt Ellen, and Jordan; Annalyse got her first baby; 2 flat tires (yes I think it was sabotage). So a great week in Little Rock (well everything EXCEPT the flat tires).
Monday, August 02, 2010
We are so sad!!!! Our dear friends and neighbors have moved to Maryland. We met the Armstrong's about 3 years ago when they moved to NWA. Olivia Grace became friends with Kathleen and Emily instantly. I became friends with their Mommy (Kimberly) instantly too. Emily and OG were 2 days apart. They played so well together. So the last couple of weeks we have tried to cram in as much time together as possible. We are planning a trip to Maryland in the spring so we can see them. We will miss you guys!!!