Monday, August 29, 2011

Abby's 2nd Birthday!!

Abby is already two!! Time does fly by with your kids! We had originally planned to have Abby's party on the 23rd of July but we had to move it to the 31st due to Abby having mono. We had to allow her to rest which was very hard to do and stressful at times. We go back to the doctor in October to make sure that her body made antibodies against the mono. Please pray that her body is doing what it is suppose to do!

Thanks Mrs. Sam for the wonderful yummy cake!
We have changed a little to how we do parties. We eat our meal, then open presents, then blow out candles, then serve cake and ice cream. It works great!! So here is Abby opening her gift from Mommy and Daddy which is a my first dollhouse. She loves it!!
Opening more gifts!
Big Smile!Lots of cousins plus a sister!!
Little Miss Allie!
This is the first toy that the girls have actually played nice with ever! They both love the dollhouse!
Abby was feeling much better by the time we had her party. So glad that we waited!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just Having Fun Swimming

We have tried to keep up Lillian's swimming this summer at my sister Mia's house. The girls love going there to swim. With the temperature being so hot, the water felt like bath water.
Abby is getting to where she jumps off the steps. She is beginning to come alive in the pool. Hopefully next year I will put her in swimming lessons.
I still am so proud of Lillian being able to swim without floaties! I think it is pretty neat of how I was able to catch her in mid air! She is flying!!
We finally got them a pool for our backyard. I have just decided that this pool is too little for the both of them. Wonder if I can talk Chris into getting a bigger pool???? Probably not......he would just say, "Go to your sister's!"
Sliding is the best part!
Yes, Abby is lapping the water like a dog. I hope no one tinkled in it!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fourth of July

Well, I know this is kind of late but we did have a great fourth! The girls both spent the night with Aunt Rob on that Sunday night so Chris and I got to enjoy some time to ourselves. We met Chan and Marla at the Japanese Steakhouse place and then rented a movie for the first time from a Red Box machine. That was pretty neat! We only paid $1.50 for a blue ray movie for one night. We will most definitely be renting more movies that way!!

After spending time at the camper on the fourth at Mt. Rozell, we came home to take some good naps and then headed to Paw Paw and Maw Maw to watch the fireworks.
Lillian is striking the pose for the picture. She cracks me up when anyone has a camera!!Stay tune for more!!

Playing is Sooo Much Fun!!

The girls have had so much fun playing this summer. Yes, they have had their bad days where they didn't share very well but overall they enjoyed being at home with Mommy. Here are just a few things that they enjoyed doing at home.

I believe Lillian is going to be a hairstylist with Daddy being her first client.
Posing for lots of pictures!
Playing beauty shop!

Then I had a little fun playing myself this summer! Holly Jo Huggins is trying to start her own painting business and we got to be her first ever class. I am not an artist or a painter but I really enjoy painting. Hoping to do more classes with Holly Jo!!
Hope to do a little catching up today! More coming soon!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Swimming Lessons

One week in June, Lillian took swimming lessons from Mary Beth Young. She was able to have lessons with Katie Lee and Allie Lovell. I think they all did a great job!

Lillian and Katie Lee waiting to get started!
Jumping off the diving board!
Lillian is swimming!!
Ever since swimming lessons, Lillian has been swimming without floaties!! She is swimming like a fish! Hopefully next year she can learn some other things like how to tread water!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Father's day is always another busy holiday for us now. My two girls loved giving their daddy his cards. His gift was ordered and on its way but didn't make it before the big day. He got two pairs of dress crocs. So he is stylin now with his shoes!!
Daddy and his girls all ready for church!
Then we headed to my sister's house for supper for Father's day. My dad really racked up on his gifts but he said that his greatest gift was living another day. May God bless him with many more years with us!!

My girls love their Paw Paw!!
More to come soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Destin FL

We really enjoyed going back to the beach with Chan, Marla, and Allie!! We were so much more prepared this time with the girls. Sorry that Donnie and Leanne had to put up with my fussy girls on the first trip. But they were tons better on this trip!! It worked really good with not giving Abby a nap during the day. Since Chan was on business we literally hung out at the condo which was sooo nice. Not having to get ready and then get the girls ready was very nice. With kids it is just as easy to fix something at the condo when they are as little as ours than to get dressed, wait an hour or longer to eat and then the kids don't eat half of what you order. I hated that Chan didn't get to spend much time with us on the beach but we sure did love keeping Marla and Allie company! Looking forward to next year's beach trip already!!

Hope you can see the beautiful rainbow after a short rain shower!!
Allie's having fun!!
Abby loves to float!
Kick Allie Kick!
Enjoying a snow cone on the beach!!The Hinkle's
Great job on the sandcastle!
Abby and Lillian are both trying to read Allie a book.Sweet Allie
Abby would not stop making silly faces.Chan helping Lillian play a hunting game.
Abby was very excited about a stuffed animal making a noise.
Too funny.......Abby reading a menu!
Literally falling asleep eating.........way too much fun in the sun!!Three silly monkeys!!
I remember now why I don't blog much anymore. It takes way too long to upload pictures!! Hopefully more will come soon because we have been really busy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Random Pics

While we were on our trip in Orange Beach, Paw Paw and Maw Maw got a new vehicle. Lillian and Abby couldn't wait to ride in it! They are all smiles as they are about to ride for the first time!
They love to play mommy and baby! That seems to be the only time right now that they actually play nice with each other. Lillian is the mommy and Abby is the baby. Lillian wouldn't have it any other way! And yes, Abby has a pacey in her mouth. Lillian says that she has to have one if she is the baby.
Abby maybe rough but she is the most lovable child. She loves on Lillian all the time. It is so sweet to hear her say, "I love you, Lillian!" I hope they will always be close.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Orange Beach 2011

Vacation!! When I hear that word I get so excited! This year we went to Orange Beach with the Helums. We had a really good time and hope to do it again! Bear with me on the pictures because I have tons of them. Hope you enjoy!!

Abby loves sand so much she ate it again!
Lillian loves jumping over the waves!
Daddies and their girls!
Daddy and girls
Katie Lee having fun in the sand!
Attempted family picture
Love this pic!
The Helums
Best Buds!
Girls, girls, girls!!
Abby posing
Katie Lee posing
Lillian posing
Abby loves some ice cream!!
Souvenir Shopping!
We headed to the Track one morning for the kids to ride rides! It was hot but not as crowded.

Abby hanging with the older girls!
Hang on!
Just a swingin'
Having so much fun!
Cool splash pad!
Abby at Lu Lu's!
We are all full!
Lillian fell asleep the night that we stopped for ice cream so I took her one day while Abby napped. I believe both of my girls love ice cream!!
We had so much fun and now we look forward to another beach trip with the Hinkle's!!