ornaments, hooks, garland, and a "helpful" child!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
was this past weekend at Gymboree.
We had a bLaSt!
Teagan just waiting for them to open the gate.
He is only 7 months,
but he enjoyed it just as much as everyone else! Ava
Tiff and Charlie
Uncle Chad and Archer
Mikey and Charlie
Mom, frazzeled from chasing kids around(as always)!
Ava in the "garbage can",
as the kids liked to call it!
Chad bouncing Teagan on the BIG ball.
Sam and Huett wrestling with PawPaw, my dad.
Me and Archer
Huett on the monkey bars.
Sam crawling through a tunnel.
Huett walking on the balance beam.
During "mat time" they blew bubbles,
played under the parachute,
and sung Happy Birthday to Teagan.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Right now, my bedroom is also Archer's room. This is his changing table/shelving unit...I borrowed this from my sister. All of his bedding and such are in blues, tans, and browns.
I am a sucker for a great quilt!
Truth be told, all quilts are great...especially if they are worn out!
Both of these quilts I bought at separate yard sales for $9 dollars each.
See this leather BarcoLounger recliner?
Try to control yourself when I tell you I found it for a low $20!
GASP! I am sad that yard sale season has come to an end,
but don't worry I will be ready for business next year!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Giving Ava a little love pat.
The movie was over Ava's head,
but it didn't stop her from laughing out loud a few times.
I was entertained, but its no Finding Nemo, Cars, or the Incredibles!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here is an example of the letter
that came with Ava and Archer's first book.
I said all of that to say this, Ava has been getting books in the mail for as long as she can remember! I told her that a nice lady named Dolly Parton wanted her to have books to read. So, now she always wants to know when she will be getting another book from her friend Dolly Partner. She insists that Dolly's last name is Partner. She always asks me when is she going to get to meet her and where does she live.
A few weeks ago she told me when she grows up she wants to be a "mail lady" and deliver books with Dolly Partner. In her little mind, Dolly personally puts each book in her mailbox. I guess I am lucky to have such a philanthropist for a daughter!
Last night we were watching The Jay Leno Show because Dolly Parton was going to be on. Before she came on, Ava asked me what she looked like. I told her she has blonde hair just like her, and she is kinda short. Ava said, "If she's short, then how can she reach to put my books in the mailbox?"
Here is a picture of some examples of the books they receive. The first book that comes to them in the mail is The Little Engine that Could, and their last book is Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come. The selection changes from year to year, so Archer isn't getting the same books that Ava already has.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So, to all you military families out there, I would just like to say thank you for supporting your loved ones while they are away. It isn't easy to be away from them during the holidays.
And, to the men and women who are protecting us, here and abroad, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are making it possible for us to live the American dream.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I haven't ever been to see a Disney on Ice production and neither has Ava. Me and my sister, Tiffany decided we would take the kids this time. We were going to go on opening day, but Tiff's husband Mikey wanted to go with us. We went to the Friday show that started at 10:30. We left Charlie at home with my mom, but decided to take Archer with us, because let's face it...he is the BEST baby ever!
Being the frugal folks that we are, we opted to buy our tickets once we arrived instead of buying online. We saved approximately $8 a ticket. We couldn't get the six seats we wanted on the same row, but they gave us 4 together on one row and 2 together behind them. After we got our tickets in hand, it was no problem getting into the show.
Waiting patiently for tickets.
See how our seats were back to back.
I also decided to bring Archer's umbrella stroller down.
I put him beside me in the aisle,
After we all got seated and situated, it was time to go pick out the souveneir of choice for each kid. Mikey took the boys one at a time, and then when they got back I took Ava. I was expecting the same amount of merchandise as I had seen at the circus, but it wasn't like that. I was actually a little disappointed. If I was going to spend $20 on something, I want to have a lot to choose from. Ava wanted this plastic shiny horse, that I couldn't place with any Disney movie. I tried to get her to pick out one of my favorites, Mickey or Minnie Mouse, but she kept coming back to the same horse. We got the stinkin' horse, and then she got to pick out her shaved ice. That's right, we were some of the suckers that bought the shaved ice in the "souveneir mug" for $10 a pop!
Archer getting ready for the show to start.
What a handsome boy in his polo sweater...
7 months going on 27 years.
Ava captivated by the show,
styling in her princess crown
that she insisted on wearing to the show.
Aunt Tiff and Archer
Ava took this picture of me wearing her crown.
Sam loving on Archer.
I think these two are going
to end up being the bestest of friends!
Huett eating on his snow cone.
He stayed in his seat for the entire show.
Sam hugging on Mikey from the row behind...
see how great it worked out!
Archer just hanging with the big guys.
Toy Story starring
Buzz and Woody
Beauty and the Beast
Huett kept asking, "Where are the Incredibles?"
They were very close to the end, but they did a cute bit.
The farewell song.
Everyone came back out to the stage!
I think I am going to put this on my calendar for next year!