Sunday, March 30, 2008

My crazy husband...

Is there any wonder why I stay frazzled?!?!? Do not attempt this at home! No, he didn't land on them, he was jumping over them......mind you, I was screaming while snapping these photos. With 3 kids (notice I said three, not two) the gray hairs are sure to be sprouting up here soon.....

We miss you, Katherine!

Our niece Katherine came to Jonesboro this past week to visit/babysit while she was on Spring Break. We had the best time, and the kids really enjoyed having her here, too. She was such a big help! Thanks Katherine! We miss you already!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Caught in the act.....

For those of you who know me well, this will come as no surprise.....I caught Sam red-handed with the salt shaker this morning, and he was so surprised ( and proud of himself ). Like mother, like son?!?!?

My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades...

Georgia posing in her new sunglasses from the Easter bunny (aka - Grammy)!

Easter 2008

We had such a wonderful Easter holiday with all of my family coming up to Jonesboro to attend church with us and join in afterwards for a delicious (if I do say so myself :) homecooked meal, by none other than yours truly! The church service was beautiful and the company even better!Thanks Mom & Dad, Brett & Jenny, Kev and my kiddos for truly making this an Easter to remember!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bryant Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celeb - Collage - Morph

Monday, March 17, 2008

Our Little Love Bug

Hanging out at Uncle Brett's

We made quick trip to Conway this weekend so that mommy could go to her favorite consignment sale. This was Georgia's first trip to Conway. She and Sam stayed with their Grandma Jo and Great Grandma, while mommy and grammy shopped. On our way back home, we stopped by Vilonia and spent the afternoon hanging out there. It's always good to go back to Conway for visits, but I'm sure glad to be back in Jonesboro when we get home. Kevin and I loved Conway for many years, but we now know for certain, that Jonesboro is home and where we are definitely supposed to be.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A lazy Saturday morning in bed.....

Arkansas "Blizzard" 2008

Last weekend we had our 1st ( and last) "big"snow here in Jonesboro. We got around 4 inches at our house and got out to enjoy a neighborhood snow day! I think my oldest child (Kevin) had the most fun of all! Sam enjoyed the snow, but refused to wear any gloves and came in after a little while with his little hands red and painful. Sister and I just enjoyed the pretty view from indoors. Of course, it had all but melted by the next morning, but it was fun while it lasted....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Georgia's 3 Month Update

Wow! Time sure flies when you're having fun!!

Georgia, Mommy can't believe you are already 3 months old! You are getting to be such a big girl! I don't ever want to forget how cute you are at this age. And while I'm sad that with each month you're growing older, I can't wait to see the sweet little girl you're growing up to be! There is such spirit shining in those eyes - you are such a doll.

You are now officially sleeping through the night from around 10 pm until 7:30 am!!! However, you still sleep in your bassinet next to Mommy & Daddy because I can't bear the thought of you alone upstairs on the other side of the house away from me at night. So, no, you haven't slept in your crib YET, but I am slowly trying to talk myself (or wean myself) into it! You are also taking two good naps during the day and one short cat nap at night after supper.

You are such a talker! I've never heard such a tiny baby make more noise! You are already making consonant-vowel sounds and really think you are holding up your end of the conversation. When you do begin to speak, we may not be able to shut you up! It truly is like music to my ears...

You think you are already a big girl, and hate to be cradled in my arms (unless, taking a bottle). You would much rather stand up on my lap and see everything that's going on. You don't miss a thing. You're in a tizzy when we go into a store, with so much to see, your little head just turns back & forth, back & forth! And heaven forbid, someone doesn't stop to talk to you. You'll stare a whole through them or "talk" at them until they pay you the attention you demand!! You tickle me!

You are now getting to enjoy your bumbo seat and excersaucer - although they are still a little big for you - your neck strength and head control are excellent and these new toys really allow you to see what's going on.

You're not quite laughing yet, but you sure are close. But that little gummy grin, just lights up my days! And you're little eyes just smile along with it! Sometimes, you can barely take your bottle for grinning. Speaking of feeding, you are now taking between 4-5 oz. at a time (around 20 oz. per day). This is the only difficulty we have, you are just not very interested in your bottle - I think you are just too busy! However, this is just the worried mommy in me, because you are right on track with your weight and height (approx 12 1/4 lbs.)

I love you sooooo much and can't wait to see what the next three months hold in store!

Mommy's sweet girl

Sam's 5th Birthday party at Pump It Up!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Sam!!!

I can hardly believe the words as I type sweet little boy is 5 years old today. Time sure flies alot faster than I would like it to. But I couldn't be more proud of the fine little boy Sam's turning out to be. Sam, you are the light of my life. While you've been through more than some little boys will ever have to face, you conquer every adversity with a quiet strength and steady determination that continues to amaze me. We love you so much and pray daily (sometimes hourly) for your continued progress with each passing year. Happy birthday, Toodles. I love you.