Saturday, February 27, 2010

Modelling Session

This morning I wanted to take a picture of Molly because of thought that she looked super cute in this new dress that I had got for her. Well as soon as I got out the camera it turned into a modelling session. We were cracking up at all of the poses that she was striking. It was great fun!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cheese!

Every time Molly sees the camera these days she starts to smile and say "Cheese!" She is just so stinkin' cute I just cannot stand it!
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Potato Head Night

We are so blessed to have the Awana Program at our church. Cora Mae loves going each week and praise God the Word of God is being written on her heart each week. I love hearing the truths that she is learning every week and the conversations that we have about God are so sweet to me. About once a month they have a theme night and Cora always has a great time. Well tonight is Potato Head night! She brought home a paper last week telling us all about it. They were to decorate a potato to look like their Awana leader or a character from the Bible. Fun right.......well it is fun right up until your daughter decides that she wants to turn this.....
into Mary, the mother of Christ! No challenge there! We sat down this afternoon after a long talk on the phone with Meme to confirm some ideas on how to go about this. She worked really hard getting everything just right.
And this is what we got! Mary. Complete with the silvery, blue that Cora requested. Not bad for a potato head I think!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Unexpected Fun

We went to Red Robin on Sunday after church so the girls got balloons. I normally get rid of the balloons the first chance that I get but with a week full of school cancellations and delays we have held on to them. Michael started to pop them the other night after the girls went to bed and I yelled, "DON'T!" When he looked at me like I was crazy I just looked at him and said you never know what is going to get you through the day. Well this morning while Cora had yet another two hour delay for school the girls discovered that the balloons would float when the heat came on. And since it is so stinkin' cold here the heat is running alot! The girls would run over every time they heard the furnace kick on. They had a great time and I may never throw away another balloon!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

There's an egg in our nest!

We have one little tree in our front yard and it has a tiny little nest in it. Cora was looking outside the other day and yelled for me to come and look at the egg in the nest. She was so disappointed to learn that it was only snow in the tiny nest. She was so excited so maybe we will be able to see a little egg in a nest this spring!
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25 Inches of Snow!

Over the past week we have gotten 25 inches of snow. It is beginning to be a bit much for this Georgia girl. I was talking to my mom today and told her I did not think that it was going to ever stop. When school was cancelled for Cora again today I thought that we might all go crazy. The girls are just as stir crazy as I am. I tried to remind myself that one of these days I am going to miss having two little girls in the house. So I decided that I needed a plan........
We painted, played with play dough, played with balloons, read books, took a really long bath, and colored some more. These are not things that are uncommonly done at our house but a new attitude by us all was needed. I am so thankful that I am able to stay at home with these two precious girls and I would not have it any other way. Hopefully we will be able to get out of the house tomorrow even if it is just a trip to the Aldi.
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Visitors!

This past weekend we had some very special visitors come to our house. Our friends, the Claggett's came to visit and we had a blast. The two older kids have such a great time playing with one another. The two little ones not so much. They push each other's buttons constantly! We are sure that they will grow out of this and be the best of friends just like the big ones. We took some pictures before we left for church . WE are so glad that they came to visit. Come back anytime!!



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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Cream

When you grow up in Georgia you do not get a lot of snow so when we did we would get a great treat.......Snow Cream! So with the 10 inches of snow that we got yesterday I thought that a batch of snow cream needed to be made for my girls. Michael braved the elements to get us some snow. Then you add sugar, vanilla, and milk.
Mix it up.
Do a little tasting!
Just right...... brownies and snow cream!
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"You can be the boy......"

I don't think that 11 years ago Michael ever imagined himself sitting in front of a doll house playing Polly Pockets but he loves it. Cora came downstairs today and asked Michael to play with her. She looked at him and said, "You can be the boy." He would not care if he had to play the boy or not he just really likes to spend this one on one time with his big girl. I am so thankful for my husband and how he loves our kiddos.
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Big Girl

Well this big girl is finally potty trained!!!!!! I was not sure that this was ever going to happen but with it finally happened! I am so proud of her. Once she got the hang of it there was no turning back. She is even staying dry at night! Good job big girl!
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COUCH!!!!!!!

Eleven years ago my sister, Judean, gave Michael and I her couch, love seat, and recliner. We were just about to get married and we were very appreciative to her for them. But over the last 11 years they have gotten UGLY! I am sure at one point they were very stylish after all my sister is a very stylish woman but oh my word 11 years later not so much! So......
I finally got a new couch!!!!!!! I love it! I wanted something very simple that would last for a long time. After all if I have to live with an ugly hand-me-down couch for 11 years just imagine how long I will have to keep one that I actually pay for. Anyway thank you Judean for the ugly couch but I am so glad to see it go!
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Family Pizza Night

Last weekend, Cora's school had Family Pizza Night. It was so much fun. Cora had such a great time playing with her friends, getting her fingernails and her face painted, and being in the cake walk. The most exciting part of the evening was winning Bingo. She had a great time playing her first real great game of Bingo. Her face was priceless! The worst part of the evening happened when we got home and Cora began throwing up. She threw up the rest of the night. Thankfully she is better now and we can't wait until next year for Pizza Night. I only hope that the throwing up is not a yearly thing!
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Walking in my Daddy's Shoes


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PB&J

Molly got to eat her very first peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We have been holding off because of Cora's allergy. Well there was no reaction and she loves peanut butter! I am so excited that she gets to enjoy the finer things in life such as Aunt Judean's Peanut Butter Pie! If you have never had the joy of this pie then run to my sister and beg her to make it for you.
I did have this close by just in case she stopped breathing though! Ha!
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Upward Basketball

Cora is having a great time playing basketball. She is learning so many things about basketball but also about God being the light of the world. I love that she is trying new things and the she is doing her best no matter what. Good job Cora!
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Overnight at Heather's

The girls and I went over to Indy a couple of weeks ago because I had a doctor appointment. It is always a great excuse to go see our friends. We had a great time seeing several of the people that we miss terribly.

These two are the best of friends. I love watching them together. They have such a wonderful time when they are together and they crack me up. I hope that their friendship continues to grow through the years. Thanks Heather for letting us crash at your house for a day.
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