Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Days of School


Channing started 1st grade this fall. The night before school Ryan and I gave the girls a little relaxing spa night. They got to sip on lemonade and gingerale with cucumbers on their eyes, which they weren't too sure about, as we painted fingernails/toenails, gave hand and foot massages all while listening to peaceful music. They loved it.


Chloe started Pre-K. She loves that she gets to take her lunch every day and they get to go on really cool fieldtrips. Channing and I are always a bit jealous of Chloe's school day. Each week there is a mystery person that they talk about and this week it's a Baker. So this morning they took a trip to Shipley's to say hello to a Baker and of course get a nice, warm, fresh donut...yum!!

I love how their outfits tell so much about their personalities

Hopefully more posts real soon:)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Channing's Grocery List

How many of these can you get?

I love seeing how things should really be spelled if all words were written as they sound.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas 2009

I can't believe how fast Christmas came and went. I was still trying to put up a few last minute decoration just days before Christmas. We had a fun few weeks of vacation. Ryan took 2 weeks off work to be home while the girls were out of school. It was so nice to have him here during the days. Wes, Kate, and their 2 boys came from Dallas to celebrate Christmas with us. We all stayed the night at Ryan's parents on Christmas Eve, even though we live only a few minutes away. The girls loved sleeping at Grandma and Papa's and having Santa find us there. We left a note at our house and reassured the girls several times that Santa will for sure see it.

Here are a few pictures of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. I am horrible about taking pictures of the adults and therefore have only pictures of the kids.

Setting cookies out for Santa

Reindeer food for...the reindeer

Waiting patiently to open the first present.

A cool new race track for the boys, although the girls thought it was pretty cool too.

Reading notes from Santa

Chloe's Biscuit book that she sat and looked at for quite a while in the middle of present opening.

Channing's new art folder. I got this idea from my sister and Channing loves it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Picture a Stable in Judea

I had some pipe cleaners lying around and Chloe took them and created an artsy rendition of Mary, Jospeh, and Baby Jesus in the stable.
(look closely, the light green ones are hard to see)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tis' the Season

It's that time of year again when you scramble to get your family ready for those holiday family pictures. It seems like this time of year can get a little crazy and finding the time to take family pictures can be tricky and stressful. If you want a fabulous, low stress session, before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begin, my sister in law would love to help you out. Ryan's sister Hayley is a photographer in California and she's coming to town next week and is happy to schedule some sessions. She loves photography and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera.

You can check out her website here.

Leave me a comment if you're interested and I will give her your name.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tough Day for Toys

Chloe was playing in her room the other day and I walked in to check on her and found...
this poor baby with her hands and feet tied, and...

this puppy tied up and pinned under the leg of the chair.

( I love how it looks like he's struggling to get loose)

I'm not sure what they did to deserve this but I'm sure they thought it was going to be just another play day with Chloe...SURPRISE! You never know what you're going to get when Chloe plays with you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Poodleskirts and Ponytails

We had a 50's Party/Sock Hop at our church a couple weekends ago. They encouraged us to dress-up and have fun with it so I decided to make the girls poodle skirts. They were so easy and the girls loved them. Chloe really wanted to wear hers to church the next day.

Ryan always tells me that Channing and Chloe are my little dress-up dolls and I have to admit they kind of are. I love little girls.