September 25, 2011

some time away

Big E giving little e some smoochies...

and me, loving on my littlest love bug

one thing i love about not teaching is the fact that i can pick up and go whenever i want.
last week, we decided to make a little trip to visit family.
it was much needed.
makes me wish that we all just lived in the same town, but it also makes me happy for the time we have together.
while we were gone...this little one turned 5 months old.
so, i snapped a few pics this morning, to document.

then eloise got a little jealous because all of my attention was on emerson,
so i let her join in.
emerson got upset.
girls ARE drama though, aren't they?

oh little emmy...
i can't believe 5 months has passed...
only because i now know what all is in store for you, and i know that you are no longer a little newborn.
sad face.
at 5 months you are eating 7 oz. every 4 hours.
you are still on your medication that is working so beautifully for you, thank goodness.
you take 3 naps.
a 3o min nap in the morning
a 3 hour nap in the afternoon
and a 30min-1 hr nap before dinner time
you are starting to try foods...and you LOVE them.
you go down around 8, and eat at 11
then sleep until 7 the next morning
hopefully this month you will start to sleep for 12 hours straight
i'm not complaining, though
you wear size 2 diapers
and 3-6 month clothes
you smile all the time, and when you smile...your face just lights up all over
you are quite the talking
you longingly stare at your big sister and want to do things with her
sweetie...your time will come. promise.
we snapped some pictures in our outfit that our friend Emily bought us.
we miss, Miss Emily and her sweet baby, Catherine.
thank you for our precious outfit... i said earlier...we packed up and headed to see family.
i stayed at my mom's last weekend, and then we went to north east texas to see lalee & pops.
while in Dallas
we ventured to Grapefest.
So fun.
eloise rode her first carousel with Gambi
she was a little unsure at first, but ended up loving it.

while E was on the ride, little Em decided it was best for her to nap...
i just can't get over her lips. i really can't.

of course if you are going to go to the "fair" one MUST have cotton candy.

and i think i have mentioned before that eloise is OBSESSED with bubbles...
so, what do you know...
the fair had a bubble gun...
oh goodness she just played and played
Gambi had fun getting her!!

then it was time to go to Daingerfield.
Lalee was able to get in a lot of "grandma" time.
I LOVE these two pictures of Lalee with sweet Emmy.
the smiles are their faces say it all.

Lalee also had her hands full....but it looks like she was enjoying it. :)

Uncle Tucker had a Jr. High football game on Thursday night, so of course we had to attend. What FUN we had.
Eloise and Emerson wore shirts proudly stating who their uncle was... #51!!
I was impressed watching Tucker play...what a football player!!
Eloise, LOVED the band...and just danced and danced on the sidelines...
I see cheerleading in her future.

eloise was afraid to be held by the tiger...she would tell her "hi" and "bye", but did not want anything to do with her...
Emerson, of course, didn't know the difference.

Daddy came in to Daingerfield on Thursday night, so we were able to spend all day Friday with him.
We went to the state park and had a ball.
A trip to the state park isn't complete without a Sonic drink!

the b.o.b. DEFINITELY came in handy was bumpy!!!

eloise has been very aware of when her diddy leaves.
this video is hilarious..he went in to subway and she was so upset...but the second she noticed him again...she was all smiles

and we were able to see Super Nana and Super Poppy, twice!
On Saturday we went over there and it was so nice outside, we hung out on their back porch and ate hamburgers...
so blessed to still have my nana and poppy in my life.

eloise trying on poppy's hat...golfer in the future, maybe??

eloise tried so hard to say poppy..but he is now her "popeye"

and then the weekend came to a close by going to church on Sunday.
The girls went to the nursery with their Lalee, and Walt and I were able to hear a wonderful sermon.
ahhh the comforts of home.

would have been a great picture IF the girls would have been looking!!!

and after a little hershey kiss and some milk...this one was TIRED and was fast asleep.
I'd say that makes for a successful week!!

September 8, 2011

I'm an addict

I tried for a really looooong time to think that I was one of the "cool" kids.  That I was really and truly one of the only people who knew about pinterest.  Like, it was bad.  I didn't want to post about it, because then people would know about it.  I didn't want to "invite" my friends, because then all my ideas, the ideas that I found on the computer would no longer seem "creative." And to think that I was invited by a friend of mine...and I didn't even stumble upon it myself.  But now it seems as though pinterest has caught on with the rest of the world...just like facebook...hello, we are talking I have had facebook since 2004...long before it was popular, and now everyone can see where I came up with all my neat ideas.  
But even still... I am addicted. 
It's extremely hard not to be. 
and there are some things that I think to myself..."why didn't I think of that?"
Like the activity that Eloise and I did today. 
Today we painted with shaving cream. 
I originally made homemade bubbles to play with outside, but after going outside and realizing that the mosquitoes have come back, I quickly took all 3 girls back in.  
and I whipped up a really fast batch of "paints"
let my little nudist painter go to town with her "canvas" and we had a blast. 
I would highly recommend this to anyone with toddlers. 
This kept Eloise busy for almost an hour!

 and don't think the gracie didn't want to join in...
in fact, she still has some blue in her hair from where Eloise decided she would "paint" her. 
Gracie would not leave the tub...
she just had to know what all the fun was about.

 and clean up was a breeze...everything literally washed off with water...
and while I was at it, I went ahead and cleaned the tub...
you know, with the magic eraser
(aren't those things AH-MAZING?!?!)
and some Mr. Clean/Febreeze bathroom cleaner.
 Looks like nothing ever happened, right?!?

I mean seriously...if you haven't joined pinterest yet...just go ahead and join the 21st century...
you can find EVERYTHING there...
from putting together a cute outfit

to finding a recipe for a grilled tomato basil cheese sandwhich...
ummm..can you say, heaven?

 I even found what I would love for my dream kitchen to look like one day..
obsessed with the brick.
 oh goodness...and this could get me in major trouble..
cute little "happys" for Eloise and Emerson during the holidays when they go to Miss Jasmin's for their friends. Who wouldn't want a "milk man" after the holidays are over to welcome them back to school??

and you can even find things for the holidays to make your house even cuter.  If you go here you can actually download this little image, for free, and print it off for Halloween
I mean, how could you NOT be an addict, right?