Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Life Lately...

This is a picture of Sydney pointing out a gray hair. 

That more than likely, she gave me through her strong-willed ways. 

We cleaned out our garage and attic. By we, I mean Alex and Pryce.

And a lot more of the big stuff on the right will be out of there soon. It feels so good to get rid of stuff. I'm not bringing anything else into my home, unless it's needed and we have a place for it.

Sunday morning pictures. 

Love my babies.

The weather was amazing on Sunday evening. 

Alex grilled dinner and I sat and watched.

The girls jumped on the trampoline and ran around like crazies until dinnertime. 

I've been introducing them to movies that I loved as a little girl. 

Like Parent Trap and Pollyanna. 

True Disney Classics. 

Amelia started back to ballet. 

Her cousins are taking ballet too...she was just a little excited about that.

She got to sit in their car while waiting on Mama to pick her up. Thanks, Aunt Jen!

We headed over to Ray's for dinner and ended the day with bubble gum gelato. 

That stuff really tastes like a stick of bubble gum too! 

Quite tasty. 

My girls love to play dress-up or to dress themselves. 

I love to see what they put together. 

Amelia loves to wear things on her head. 

We had CBS today.

Not sure why we're standing in the flower bed for pictures.

Sydney and her little backpack make me smile.

She had a great day today. She walked right in and didn't even look back to say "bye."

Sydney is starting to say the cutest things. 

I use instaquote to record what they say.

One day, I'll make a little book of their funnies to keep.

Rumor has it, Fall weather is on it's way. 

Can't wait!

Love to all,

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Fall Favorite: CBS Is Back!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and today we started back to CBS (Community Bible Study). 

We received calls from our new teachers last week and have been looking forward to this morning! 

We like to give our teachers little gifts throughout the year. 

I came across this idea on Pinterest, a few weeks ago. 

It's amazing how much will fit into one of these Aladdin mugs.

Everything came from Target, Dollar Store, Office Depot, and Walmart. 

Easy and inexpensive!

I doubt they'll even use the eraser and crayons, but they were pink, so we grabbed them. 

My two sweeties.

Sydney wanted that bubble gum. 

Ready to go meet our new teachers! 

They both had a great time. 

Sydney only cried for a few minutes when I dropped her off. 

It always takes her a little bit to warm up to new people. 

We're thankful for our teachers who give of their time, every single week, to teach us God's Word.

Looking forward to our Fall Semester at CBS!

Love to all,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Diary: The Beach - Day Seven & Eight

The Disney store is always on the to-go list. It's at the outlet mall and the girls love it.

They even asked me to make a list. 

This is what they wanted to find. 

I was determined to only buy things they would actually use every day. Luckily, that's what was on their list. They chose an Ariel dress and tea set to share and each found a pair of snow white dress-up shoes. They play dress-up and are in their kitchen every single day, so I was happy with their choices.

I stood strong every single time they brought a stuffed animal over and said, "isn't this cute, Mama!??" 

There was no way I was purchasing another stuffed animal. 

Amelia's love for stuffed animals is BIG. 

So big that she needs a king size bed to make room for them at night. 

We found Sydney a pair of flip-flops too. 

She was so proud of them.

The only other thing we bought was a pair of Fall boots for Sydney and that pair of jelly shoes that she's wearing in this picture. 

She insisted on them and thankfully, they were less than a dollar on sale!

Girl loves shoes.

Someone was ready for a nap.

We had lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise and then headed back to the condo.

We didn't spend a lot of time at the pool this year, but both of our girls are doing really well in the area of swimming.  

They both took off their floaties and would swim to their Daddy.

Amelia was even swimming across the pool! 

I think they'll both be swimming by next summer. 

Snuggles on the patio.

Nothing like a Daddy's hugs.

We spent about five hours straight on the beach the last day. It was great!

We went out to eat on Friday evening. 

We tried a new place and really liked it. 

The girls loved watching the boats.

We had some fun at Harborwalk Village after dinner.

Ice cream at The Fudgery.

Amelia wanted to try something new...

While Sydney was happy just holding Mama's hand.

I was a little surprised she wanted to do this.

She had that look of excitement/terror the entire time.

But loved it and said she would do it again!

We said goodbye to the beach on Saturday morning.

Stopping at Another Broken Egg on our way out of town. 

Sydney ordered chocolate milk with breakfast. was covered in whipped cream and chocolate chips!? 

She was in heaven.

And then we hit the road to head back to Arkansas.

Want a hint on how to get your kids to sleep?

Turn off the DVD and turn on Sinatra.

It was a WONDERFUL time with family at the beach. 

We have a week of memories that we'll never forget. 

Love to all,