Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The pergola

Jason finished the pergola on our back deck!!! I love it! It is just the right amount of shade. Otherwise, it gets soooooo hot in the afternoon sun that you don't dare go out there.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekend fun

Anthony came back for a visit this weekend. We stayed on the back deck most of the weekend grilling, drinking, and enjoying the weather.

Hanna and Haley ganging up on Uncle.
Hanna loved the slide, Haley not so much.
Loving on Uncle one last time before he leaves!
Haley got her purse and dolly and kept saying to Anthony, "Uncle, I go wish you." We had so much fun! Thank you for coming to see us Uncle!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pre-school graduation & picnic

Hanna had her preschool graduation on Tuesday from the 3's class into the 4's. She was so excited about her "gradulation" and the song she got to sing by herself. Our video camera decided to be persnickety so Jason had to record her song with his iPhone, so the picture quality isn't the greatest. Afterwards, we picnicked at the park with her teacher and classmates. This is the first of many "graduations" to come!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trip to TN

My girls and I on Mother's Day after church. It proved to be difficult to get a decent picture of the three of us.

Love that Haley decided to stick out her tongue.
Heather was supposed to fly into Arkansas and ride to TN with us but Mother Nature had other plans for her and left her stranded in the Detroit airport all night. We re-routed her flight the next morning to Memphis and we just picked her up on the way. I don't know who was happier to see whom. With Auntie Heather in tow we made great time the rest of the way.
Hanna and Haley doing what they love best.......reading.
Being silly!
We helped Mom & Dad box up a lot of stuff and cleaned out the attic to prepare them for a move in the near future.
Hanna is highly allergic to mosquito bites and has swollen up from them in the past. This time one got her on the forehead as you can see from the slight horn above her left eyebrow. Now, I am not one to laugh at my children's boo-boo's but Heather and I had to bite tongues to keep from snickering as she looked like something from Avatar.
By the next day the swelling above her eye went down and by down I mean it traveled down her face and between & around her eyes. Afraid of an eye infection setting in I phoned her pediatrician's office and they suggested Zyrtec (I had been giving her Benadryl).
I had never given her Zyrtec, never had a need for it. Can you judge from the pictures how it affected her?? I gave her some right before dinner and YOWZA! Needless to say she had trouble staying seated throughout dinner.
Isn't she pitiful?? I had trouble telling her no during this transformation of the mosquito bite. Heather, the girls and I headed back to Arkansas that next morning so thankfully the swelling had mostly vanished and she wasn't rubbing her eyes anymore. The trip back was pretty uneventful, just Hanna and Haley keeping Aunt Heather on her toes. I swear they asked for something about every 4 minutes. She was a trooper and proved to be a huge asset. I think every time I drive to TN I am going to ask her to fly in and go with me!


My brother is in Little Rock doing special training with the Air National Guard until OCTOBER!!! Yay! He drove in to spend the weekend and surprised the girls. They were jumping up and down and wouldn't leave him alone for two seconds. If memory serves me right, he read to and put both girls to bed that night. Hopefully he can come visit more often. ;-)

Have Bible, will travel

Haley can't leave the house without her Bible. I often find her closed up in a room "reading" it. She cries for it when she goes to bed at night. It is the funniest, sweetest thing. This day in particular, on our way to gymnastics, she insisted on bringing her Bible, mousie, chicken (or kitchen as she sometimes calls it), and her purse that is filled to the brim w/ treasures. Can you guess where all this stuff ends up............




Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby!

Thirty s........ well, thirty "some" years ago today this blue-eyed, blonde baby boy was born! What a cutie! Your girls want to wish you a FABULOUS birthday!!!