Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cupcake Party

Saturday, Abby and Kyndal had a birthday party to attend and the theme was cupcakes.  The girls decorated cupcakes, played outside (and it was VERY hot), opened presents, and enjoyed some lunch.  They all had a really good time.  Happy Birthday Grace and Hannah!

The finished products and no I didn't let them eat those.  That was a stomach ache and sugar high waiting to happen.  They had Popsicles instead!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Photos from Abby and Kyndal's view...


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Abby and Kyndal decided to plant their sweet potato's in the back yard the other day.

Their supervisor!!!

They obviously didn't want her help, so they put her on the trampoline and zipped it up!

"This is boring, so I will just take a nap"!

The finished product.  One is still growing and one is dead now!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kindergarten Graduation

Our sweet Kyndal graduated from kindergarten last night!  They had a little reception afterwards and when we went in, Kyndal said her stomach hurt, but she wanted to eat a little.  I had dinner in the oven for when we got home.  She ate just a little and then she ate dinner when we got home.  I told them to clean their room and get ready for bed and she said her stomach hurt again.  I didn't think much of it, however she got up at 3 am and got sick.  So I cleaned up after her, gave her a bath, in which she said I've never had a bath at 3 in the morning.  Silly girl!  She wanted me to sleep on the couch with her, so we didn't really get alot of rest, but that's okay.  She never got sick again and wanted a pop tart this morning.  I guess something just didn't agree with her.

I officially have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fun times

Yesterday, Abby and Kyndal went to Blair's to spend the day playing.  They had a blast as usual.

Don't know why this picture is so huge!  They were dressed up in Blair's dance costumes!  This is their signature pose!

Then all 3 of our girls had some fun out in the backyard.

Anna Claire doesn't usually seem to have much fun on the trampoline, but she did this time, she was jumping up and landing on her behind and just thought it was so funny.  It was cute.  However, when things get on her feet, she cannot stand that, she would sit down and whine until Abby would clean her feet off.  Silly girl!

Sweet sisters (most of the time), making sweet memories!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Around here

As I type this, Anna Claire is taking a nap and Abby and Kyndal are at Blair's house playing.  Can you hear the silence?!?!?!

Today 2 different sweet people brought us fresh squash, red potato's, green beans, and pears.

Love me some fresh veggies!

Been doing some reading.

Some playing on the computer.

Some beautiful artwork.

Watching AC learn how to feed herself and make a big ole mess in the process.

Eating some yummy ice cream.

I wanted to tackle teaching Anna Claire to feed herself with a spoon, potty training, and putting her in a toddler bed this summer.  However, they may be a little much to accomplish at one time, but we are still going to work on it.  I think I'm going to hold off a little longer on changing her crib to a toddler bed.  She does go to the potty when she wakes up in the morning, after nap, before bath, and sometimes before bed.  She uses it 9 times out of 10, so I'm not too worried about this area, but I'm not going hard core on it until we get back from our beach trip in a few weeks.  She does well feeding herself too, but still needs some practice on putting the spoon in her mouth the right way.

Our sweet little Kyndal graduates from kindergarten this Thursday.

We have finished our GPS (adoption) classes.  We got our certificates of completion.  We still have to do one more home study and then it all has to be approved, which takes about 4 months or so.  Through this process Craig and I at the moment are feeling like it may be better to let AC get a few more years on her where we can communicate good and bad touch and such things, for her safety.  We will see though, we want the Lord to work it all out according to His will.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend in pics

Friday:  A playdate with Blair and a family walk on the trail (no pics of that)!

Saturday:  A family walk on the trail (no pics).  Some of Craig's family came to town and we had lunch with them, then the men went to play golf together.  We had a dinner at some friends house that evening and have no pics of any of it!  However, I do have 1 pic from that day, that will come as a BIG surprise to some...

Abby holding Zoe, Aunt Rikki's dog!

While the guys played golf, I did take the girls to the hotel where they were staying to swim for a little while after Anna Claire got up from her nap.  AC didn't swim because her momma wasn't interested in swimming in the cold water.

Sunday:  After church, we had lunch with the family and then went to Rikki's wedding shower.  Again no more pics of any of that.  It's not always easy to keep my camera in hand while chasing, keeping up with, picking up and letting down a 2 year old constantly, which I wouldn't trade for anything, I just take the pics I can and role with it!!!

Love these beauties!!!:)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It sounded like a good idea...

Monday after we had dinner, I thought it would be a good idea to go down to the lake and just stand on the pier and admire the water and creatures that live in it.  When we got there, there were several men fishing from the pier so we decided to go walk on a little beachy looking area where there was sand and such.  On the way there, we were greeted with millions thousands of gnats.  I HATE, yes hate gnats.  It was disgusting.  So once we got down there, Anna Claire cannot stand to have anything touch her feet.  She was wearing sandals and so sand and grass were touching her feet and she would just stop dead in her tracks and whine until someone picked her up.  The big girls wanted to walk through the water, which Craig does not like, because the lake is full of gators.  Needless to say this nice little adventure only lasted about 10 minutes.  I did get a few cute pics though!!!