Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011…

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flash, and I feel like such a slacker for just now blogging about it!  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with our families.  We have so much to be thankful for!


Thanksgiving morning the girls woke up and admired the little tree in the kitchen that we put up for them.  At this point, it just had lights on it, but that didn’t them from looking at it!  Myla was asking Selah what color the lights were, and she was doing pretty good at telling her! 


Doesn’t she look amazed!  I love those big, blue eyes!


Sweet girls ready for Christmas!


We headed to my parents’ house for lunch.  Myla got some of Mimi’s glasses and was acting silly!  She asked me to please take her picture!  HA!


Here’s our little mischievous one!  Doesn’t she just look like she is getting into something she’s not supposed to!


Myla and Henry always have lots of fun when they are together.  They love to “build forts” around Mimi and Bodie’s bed and watch movies.


Peyton and Mom – Thanks to Mom, we had a delicious Thanksgiving lunch!! 


Me & Peyton


Bodie and Selah watched some football together


Henry is getting SO big!  I think he grew at least a few inches since I last saw him!


Myla is super happy as long as Henry is around!


Mom had silver goblets and cups for the kids to drink out of! They got a big kick out of them!  Selah felt so big drinking out of her cup!


Myla mostly enjoyed pouring her drink from the pitcher into her goblet.  Henry was so funny asking Mom, “Where did you get these fancy glasses?”


Henry and Sis Sis


Sis Sis with two of her great grands.  She is up to 5 now!


As I said, Selah LOVED drinking out of her cup!


Us with Selah…she looks thrilled, doesn’t she!!


Each year when Frank orders t-shirts for his basketball team, he orders some for the kids.  They are always so excited to get them!  This picture cracks me up!  I’m not sure what Myla is doing…just being wild!!


This one is a little better!

us black friday

On Thanksgiving night, me, Katie and Maggie continued our tradition of staying out ALL NIGHT to shop on Black Friday!  Yes, we even had matching shirts this year that brought their fair share of funny comments from fellow shoppers!  We had so much fun watching the craziness ensue.  We got everything that we went to get, so I would consider it a success!


This was my van when we were done shopping at 8 am…we had gotten to Walmart at 9 pm!


Van continued! 


On Saturday we had a lazy day…pretty much staying in our pajamas all day watching Barney and football!


We did get around to finally putting ornaments on our trees!  I let Myla decorate hers all on her own!  I thought she did pretty good, and she even set up her Nativity (or as she calls it her “activity”) around it!


The big tree!  I LOVE putting my ornaments on the tree!  Last year I wrote a post about a few of my favorite ornaments.  I even started wrapping some of the things I bought on Black Friday!  I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner, but I CAN’T WAIT!!  It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Holidays Are Here…

Well, the holidays are upon us, and I still cannot believe it!  I feel like we just celebrated Christmas last year to be honest with you, but here we are again!  I really do love this time of year.  I’m just ready for the weather to get a little cooler so it will actually feel like the holidays!


Last Wednesday, the girls had their “Thanksgiving Feast” as school.  It was a little more chaotic for me this year than normal because I teach a class.  I was sad that I couldn’t devote more of my time to the girls because I was having to make sure that the kiddos in my class were being taken care of.  I pretty much held Selah the whole time because she was in a mood!  Poor Myla wanted me to come sit with her at her classes table, and I couldn’t.  Oh well, Daddy is going to have to be recruited for the future parties!  The picture above was the ONLY one I took at the feast.  Myla’s class did sing two songs, which was so cute.  Let’s just say, she likes to “sing out”.  She could easily be heard above everyone else.  I’ll work on getting that video uploaded!


Yesterday we went to Batesville to have Thanksgiving with Michael’s parents.  Selah woke up with a severe case of bedhead, but she didn’t let it get her down!


I mean, it was BAD!  I just died out laughing when I got her out of the bed because she was just smiling away and her hair was going every which way!  Sweet thing!


Once we got to Granddaddy and Sae Sae’s house, Selah quickly planted herself in front of the TV to watch Barney…it is by far her favorite thing to do these days.  In the house we are in, I have a TV on a little table that is at her eye level, and I’m praying she’s not blind by the time we move from here because she watches it UP CLOSE….like her face 2 inches away from the screen. 


Kicked back watching Barney.  I have recently started putting her hair in pig tails, and I love it!  They stick straight out and look so cute, and they seem to match her funny personality so well!  They also make her look so much older to me!


Before lunch, Myla got some piano playing in!


My wild child!  She is so darn cute, but oh my goodness, she can be a little stinker.  I tell her all the time she better be glad she’s so cute!  Ha!


This is Rocco, the new dog at Michael’s parents.  They always have random dogs coming up to their house, but Rocco is SO sweet and so pretty!  I want to bring him home with me!


Myla was occupied most all day by picking up pecans.  We told her before we went that we were going to pick pecans up, and boy, did she take her job seriously.  It was all she wanted to do all day, and she pretty much didn’t stop!  She did a GREAT job!


Daddy and Mommy picked up their fair share too!


The girls got in the wheelbarrow for awhile with some of the pecans we picked!


This was one of the wheelbarrows.  We filled another one up too!  We should have plenty of pecans until next season!


Daddy, Rocco, and Myla handing out on the porch


Sweet Myla


Selah was attached to Sae Sae’s hip for most of the day!


Oskie went with us out to the country!  We weren’t sure how he would do, but he LOVED it!  Of course, he’s not fully “country” because he got to go in and out of the house whenever he wanted to, but when he was outside, he didn’t stop running!  He ran and ran and ran for most of the day!  He was very protective of the girls around the other dogs, which we have never witnessed before.  Even though he was the smallest dog, he wasn’t afraid to go after the bigger ones when they would get close to Myla and Selah.  He wore himself out!  He slept the entire way home and slept all night!


Myla enjoyed playing “office” while Granddaddy was on the computer.


Of course, Selah has to do whatever Myla is doing, so she joined in.  This picture cracks me up!


Working away!


We have taken Selah’s pacifier away during they day, and she now gets it only when she sleeps.  Well, she evidently snuck in and got one out of the crib while we weren’t paying attention.  She looks proud of herself, doesn’t she!

We are looking forward to getting to see our families this week for Thanksgiving, and Katie, Maggie and I are excited about Black Friday shopping!  We are going to repeat last year and stay out all night for the good deals.  We will miss you Susan!!  Updates will be coming for sure!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yes, We’re Still Alive…

Wow, this past week has probably been one of the most hectic of my life.  To sum it up in two words that immediately involve the rising of my blood pressure…we moved.  I mentioned awhile back that our house had sold and we found a house in town. Well, after we had that house inspected, we decided to not buy it.  There were some issues that were going to require some repairs that we didn’t feel that we could afford at this time, so we decided it was best to let that house go.  We both were fine with it, and thankfully a family friend ours had a furnished house that we are able to live in in the meantime…while we try to find something else.  Anyway, moving is SO HARD!  Michael and I moved the entire house (pretty much) into storage last Saturday.  I told him he better be thankful that he is married to a woman that can help him lift heavy furniture.  Ha!  Moving has been stressful and difficult with putting some of our stuff in storage and bringing some things with us…it has felt quite chaotic.  Anyway, we are somewhat “settled” after a very hectic week…hence the last of blog posting lately.  I’m sure I will have some new posts with Thanksgiving coming up.  Please pray for our family as we try and find a new house.  We want to make a good decision, and we want to be where God wants us.  Hopefully, I’ll be back soon!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to Sesame Street?

Selah is really into Sesame Street characters right now.  She doesn’t ever watch the show, she just loves to read books about them!  She can name every character…it’s the sweetest thing!  Anyway, we went to Walmart yesterday, and I saw this Big Bird costume on clearance from Halloween.  Selah doesn’t have many dress up clothes that fit, so I thought I would get it for her.  She tried it on last night after supper!


I think she makes a right cute Big Bird!


She thought daddy might make a cute Big Bird too!


While Selah was trying on the Big Bird costume, Myla went and got the Cookie Monster costume out of her closet that she wore two Halloweens ago.  Selah wasn’t too sure about the head on Cookie Monster, but I was able to snap a cute picture!  By the way, she calls him just “Cookie”!  While typing this post, I remembered when I was pregnant with Selah, I asked Myla if she wanted a little brother or a little sister, and looked at me and said, “I just want Cookie Monster!”  I guess she got it!  Ha!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We had a fun filled Halloween day yesterday!  First we had parties at Mother’s Morning Out, then we went to the Kid’s Karnival last night at church!  The girls loved dressing up and getting candy!


Myla had fun with all of her friends at her Halloween party at school!


Here is Selah’s class eating their fun snacks at their party.  I think Selah is happiest when she’s eating.  Ha!


Sweet girl loving some cheetos!


We met Daddy at church and headed to the karnival.


Myla was super excited about the bouncy slide again this year!  It was the first thing she did!


Sliding down


We had a healthy Halloween supper of hot dogs, chips and popcorn!


After we ate, we headed inside the gym to play games.  Selah really enjoyed playing everything, but most of all she loved getting candy.  The first game she played was Plinko.  Michael gave her the golf ball, and she turned around and was about the chunk it towards all of the other people.  Thank goodness Daddy was there to put a stop to that!  She eventually played it the correct way!


The girls loved digging around in these beans trying to find a marble.  Selah started trying to eat the beans, and it really alarmed the lady working at this game!  Oh, the adventures of a toddler!


Myla remembered how to feed the elephant from last year!


This is the PERFECT picture to sum up Selah’s night!  She was just amazed that people were giving her candy.  She spent half of the night just staring in her bucket in amazement.  It was so funny!


Myla threw the ball through the hoop!


And, with a little help from Daddy, Selah did too!


Daddy and Selah shared several tootsie rolls throughout the night!


Myla was really good at this tic-tac-toe game!  She did it two times in a row perfectly!


Selah had to go back and feed the elephant too!


My endeavor to try and get a picture of my two girls continues, but as you can tell, Selah was a little more interested in her candy!


Daddy took her piece of candy and was going to try and get her to smile…didn’t work!


I guess Selah started getting tired towards the end of the night because she just laid down on the floor (while eating a sucker) and watched the other kids!