Monday, December 29, 2008

Fall Festival

These are our Fall Festival pictures from this year. We had a great time even though I volunteered to work the whole night. The girls looked so cute as ladybugs!
Getting ready to leave....Sarah took this picture...pretty good!

Ah, sisterly love!

Horrible Family Picture

Zoo Boo

Oh, for the love of Zoo Boo. It was wonderful, and the kids had a great time!
Uncle Josh and the kids.

Holding our tickets and standing in line.

Riding on the rides

The boats were good times, except I was afraid they would bail into the water.

Happy Birthday Papa / Grandpa

The girls decided to make a birthday cake for Papa/Grandpa this year. I did the letters and they looked horrible!!! A cake decorator, I am NOT! The girls put the rest of the decorations on and the sprinkles......lots and lots of sprinkles!

The girls got to make their own cupcakes to eat.

Molly was SO proud!

Our Mud Hole

Usually Brian is the fun parent and I am the one who is lets just stay clean. Well for once I got to initiate something fun and messy for the girls. The mud hole....and it was messy, but they had a great time.

This is our friend the tree frog, he visited us on our back door for a while. I think until Molly got him. She loves some frogs.

The Fair

The Fair was during shut down so Daddy didn't get to go with us, but we went with Grandma and had a great time. The girls really did enjoy the rides, but I think the animals were their favorite part.

Riding on the roller coaster with Grandma.
Sarah was ready to go!

This ride was so high, but the girls didn't seem to notice.

Sarah rode it by herself the first time.

Vrmmmmmmmm, rmmmmmmm

Yummmm, cotton candy.
Yuck, cotton candy.

Molly LOVED the animals.

Sarah feeding the animals. She was a little more shy about it than Molly.

The Wedding

Back in September, Brian's cousin Amy got married and she asked the girls to be in the wedding. Molly LOVED it! Every second of it, but Sarah......not so much!

Really the highlight of our trip to KY that weekend was getting to ride on Meme's bus and PePaw's tractor. Who knew?

Trying to get a good picture with the luck!

Brian's beautiful and patient cousin, Amy.

All the flower girls and Amy. Brian's cousin Allison is the bridesmaid on the right.

Brian's Uncle David and Aunt Teresa (brother and sister). The girls LOVE Aunt Teresa, she is so much fun and is always laughing and smiling.

Molly and Nanny. We love Nanny, she has adopted me as another grand daughter. She is just the sweetest.

Riding in the tractor with PePaw

They loved the tractor.

Meme's school bus

First Day of Mothers Day Out

Wow, I didn't realize how far behind I was! Here is a picture from the girls first day of Mothers Day Out. Our teachers this year are Ms. Pat and Ms. Paula and we love them so much, they are so sweet. We also have a lot of new friends this year and we are going on Tuesdays and Thursdays now.
Neither of the girls wanted to look at the camera. They were more interested in all the kiddos coming and going.

Monday, December 01, 2008

It is beginning to look, feel, and smell a lot like Christmas

I love Christmas, really love Christmas. I love the lights, the smells and everything about it. Well, not everything! I have composed my list of things I loathe and love about Christmas.

10 Things I Loathe or Love About My Favorite Holiday, Christmas

1. Love - I love Christmas lights and trees, there is something about the holiday decorations that makes me feel euphoric. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy! Who can see a Christmas tree and now smile?

2. Loathe - Walmart - Have you been to Walmart the last week or so? If not, I suggest avoiding it like the plague. I generally love Walmart, but not now and not until the week after Christmas. However, here is a helpful tip from me to you......if you NEED to go to Walmart, then get in your car and drive to Blytheville. Even on Christmas Eve there is probably 1/8 of people there than at any Jonesboro Walmart.

3. Love - Christmas Cookies - sugar cookies with too much icing and tasteless sprinkles. Yummmm

4. Loathe - Traffic - been by the Mall lately?

5. Love - Christmas Cards - I do truly love going to my mailbox and getting mail. I love to open my email and get emails, but there is something about a hand written, postage, personally addressed letter from a friend or family member. The first Christmas card of the season is always put in a special place in our home and in my heart. I know it may sound silly, but if you love me, you will send me a Christmas card!

6. Loathe - Toy Commercials - I have news for you Mattel, Hasbro, Fisher Price, the makers of playstation, anything Barbie, or Pokemon......I HAVE TiVO!!!

7. Love - Christmas Music - My new favorite this year is by Veggietales and it is the best. Of course if you know me or have been in my Jeep, my Jeep is only allowed to play Veggietales.

8. Loathe - Bad Christmas Music - Anyone ever been to Little Bit of Christmas? Anyone worked at Little Bit of Christmas? Anyone ever heard Randy Travis sings Christmas songs for 12 hours?

9. Love - The Smell of Christmas - anything cinnamon, cookies, pine needles, anything like that.

10. Love - My Girls - I have never loved Christmas as much as I have since I have my girls. Everything about Christmas is new and fun for them, therefore new and fun for Brian and I. The presents, lights, cookies, gingerbread men, Christmas penguin, Santa, and of course the Christmas section of Walmart. Better than the toy dept.

Happy Holidays!!!!