Friday, June 29, 2012


We just finished our second year of VBS at our church and we had a blast. The theme this year was Operation Overboard, which was an underwater theme. I helped out all week and we came home beat! The girls had a full week of crafts, puppet shows, singing, praying, learning about God, water day and of course snacks.

It was fun to see how much they had grown compared to last year, participating with the hand movements in the program and no crying at drop off. Gracie even went down the big water slide. Lizzie climbed to the top but was too scared to go down. So, she came back down.

Also during the week, it was Pastor Dennis's birthday. Funny story, Gracie was asked by one of the ladies if she was going to sit by the birthday boy. So, the entire car ride over that's all she could talk about. Of course, we were the last ones there and both of the seats next to Dennis were taken. I said that Gracie wanted to sit by Dennis and sure enough, two people moved so Lizzie and Gracie could sit by Dennis. What a special and sweet group of people to work with!

Gracie at crafts

Lizzie at crafts

Learning all the fun songs

The girls and I
Gracie at the top of the water slide

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gone Fishin'

We spent this weekend in Oklahoma for my nephew's birthday and Father's Day. It was a fun weekend.

On Saturday, we took the girls to a fishing birthday party. It was the first time the girls had ever fished. Gracie really liked it but Lizzie was not as big a fan. Her attention span lasted about as long as mine. Gracie caught a stick and a fish. When she caught the stick, she was so funny and said "you can't eat stick for dinner". Lizzie mostly got her hook caught in the grass or other stuff.

Patiently waiting for daddy to get the hook on the line

Gracie fishing
Daddy casting Lizzie's line while she waits patiently

Catching "stick fish"

Fishing some more
Gracie's "catch"
On Sunday, it was Sammy's birthday and Father's Day. My cousins' came over for lunch and I got to hold baby Dawson while Kassidy played with all the kids. He is so big and cute.
My sweet daddy

The girls and their sweet daddy

My cousin, Chris, telling the girls all about Dawson

Eating Sammy's birthday brownies

The birthday boy with a mouth full of brownie
It was a really fun weekend and we are all exhausted. Wes and I stayed up late both nights talking with my parents.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Four Years Old!

Today, we celebrate the girls' fourth birthday! I can't believe how far we have come. We now have healthy, happy girls! They are at a fun but challenging age. The girls know so much and say so much that amazes me. On the other hand, they test me with their independence and will. Still, every day is an adventure and really fun.

We had the girls birthday party this past weekend. They spent the previous week at Grandma and Papa's having a blast. My friend Allison took great pictures of them for their party. Here are some of the pictures (there are a lot of them).

The birthday girls

The birthday cake

Anna, Isaac and EJ (some of the girls besties)
Sweet Cousins - Sam, Lizzie, Gracie, Sydney

Gracie hugging Reese with Riley (more besties)

Love this

Lizzie's turn

Sweet sister Laura and her family

Fun on the tire swing with Caroline
No, they are not 44. Its two 4s.

My mom, Elaine, and sister

Silly girls

Sweet Amy, momma to Reese and Riley

We are 4

Yummy Hello Kitty Cupcakes
Nana kisses
Everybody hanging out
It was a great party and on a beautiful summer day. The kids just played and played. It was one of the easiest parties ever and fun to have the family there.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pool's Open

Lizzie and Gracie have been enjoying their kiddie pool lately. We have had a hot spring, so we have been out there a lot. The girls love to play with the hose by watering everything, including each other. They take turns so every few minutes, I hear "is it my turn yet, momma?".  It reminds me of when my sister and I were little. We loved the summer and playing in the water.
Getting ready to squirt each other

Downward dog in the pool to get her hair wet

We have been going to a preschool yoga class lately and the girls are really into it. They know the sun salutation and can do the whole thing. I will call it out and they will do all the poses. I think their favorite pose is downward dog and any variation. They will get in the pose and then kick one foot up and then the other. Hope they keep up the enjoyment. It makes me happy.