Sunday, August 26, 2012

Past few days

There's not been a whole lot going on with us. Jared has been working a lot and has not had a full day off in 2 weeks and don't know when his next day off will be. So, it's just been me and the girls a lot, but when daddy gets home we make the best of our time!

She adores her daddy and he adores her.....just look at her face, she is one happy girl with her daddy!

I believe I was cleaning the kitchen and Jared was "watching" the girls for me. This is what I found a few minutes later! Poor guy, he can never seem to get caught up on sleep! But, it sure made for a sweet picture!

Brooklyn enjoying her play mat. She tried to roll over, but couldn't quite figure it out. She has got really good at reaching for toys and grabbing them! 

Oh and her new favorite thing is eating those sweet feet! She can stay pretty happy and occupied with her feet for a good 30 minutes sometimes.

Of course her fingers are just as good! 

Playing ball with daddy one evening. It rained one afternoon and Kinley LOVED playing in the rain. She may or may not have ended up naked in the back yard dancing in the rain....;)

Friday night we went to the store and came home with this! I'm thinking she's ready. I've done a lot of reading on potty training and she shows all the signs for being ready. I got some M&M's for rewards. I'm going to try the 3 day naked training. I might start tomorrow. I don't want to force it if she's not ready. We will see....

We went to church this morning. Jared has only been able to go with us once. It is hard going by myself, but that's one thing I promised myself, that I would go. I love going to church and it gives me something to look forward every week. It is kinda hard finding a church on my own for us. But, we've been going to the same one for a month now and I really like it. I'm planning on starting Sunday school class next weekend.  I've been taking the girls to the nursery.  Poor Kinley is going through separation anxiety and cries every time I take her. Today she started to cry as we were walking into the church building. I feel so bad leaving her and it brakes my heart. The only thing I know to do is keep taking her and she will get better. They said she did a lot better today and didn't cry for too long. When I picked her up she was having fun and playing with bubbles, so that made me feel better.  And I know they will text me if they need me to get her, which has happened once. 

 I had a 25% coupon to Old Navy that I wanted to use. So, I hit up mainly the sale rack. Got the girls some stuff for next year, Kinley some leggings and a dress for the Fall.  I got all of this (12 items) for $55 bucks. I thought that was pretty good, it averages a little over $4 for each item. I'm really not a fan of character shirts, but Kinley loves Elmo and I thought this one was tastefully done. It's for her birthday on Friday! Still can't believe she will be 2!!!

Afterwards, we went next door to the book store. Goodness, you would've thought this girl walked into a candy store! Kinley kept saying "book, mommy, read book" and bringing me books.  I plan on taking her to story time a the library this week. Something that's been on my "things to do" list for a while. 

Brooklyn had fun reading books too! :)

When Jared got off work tonight, we enjoyed a yummy mexican dinner out. When we pulled into the restaurant parking lot, Kinley said "i wanna eat mommy" "i hungry". I thought it was funny she recognized we were going to go eat out. While we were eating she leaned over next to me and said cheeeeese mommy, so daddy took our picture. 

Looking forward to the week and celebrating Kinley's birthday on Friday! I'm making her an Elmo cake! Wish me luck! :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Park and Painting

We have had some mornings that have been a little cooler and over cast, so we have been to the park a few times this past week. It was nice to get outside in the sunshine!

 Swinging and sliding with mommy! Brooklyn not too sure what to think!

 Swinging on the big kids swing! She absolutely LOVES to swing, always has since she was a little baby. She just laughs and says "wheeeeeeee" and will say "more mommy, more".

I've been trying to find things to keep this busy bee occupied inside too. I bought some washable kids paint and she really enjoyed painting.

 I showed her how to use her fingers to paint and she thought that was fun.

 Saying "cheeeeese mommy"!

 And one of the finished products hangs proudly on the fridge. I plan on putting it a picture frame and hanging it up in her room. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

How is this possible?!?

I just can't believe that these two little kids are starting college and the 11th grade tomorrow!!! It really seems just like yesterday they were this itty bitty! So sweet, cute, and innocent! I am talking about my little brother Bradley and my niece Ashton.

Look at them now.....

That is Brad and his girlfriend, Kara. Such a cute couple! They are both starting college tomorrow at the University of Arkansas! I seriously could not be more proud of them both! Go to class and study! :)

And my beautiful niece!

Ashton is such a sweet and talented girl! She has such a bright future ahead of her and I can't wait to see what God has planned for her!

I feel so old now! But, really time just does fly by too quickly! I totally get this saying now that I have children of my own. Before I know it these two sweet girls will be off to kindergarten! I CAN'T even begin to think about high school or college!!! 

I am blessed beyond what I deserve and could not be more grateful!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Busy, Busy!!

Oh my! I can't believe its been a month since I posted something! We have been pretty busy these last few weeks and usually I'm so tired by the time I get the girls to bed that I just go to bed too. And I just have no time during the day. But, I decided I needed to get caught up on the blog! So, fair warning major photo overload! 

Back at the end of July my bestie, her 2 girls and her sister and little boy all came for a visit! We had a blast. They were here for a whole week! I wish I got some more pics, but here are a few from our week. 

They all had a blast in this little pool! And they all played so great together the whole week! Kinley was just so excited every morning to wake up. The first thing she would do was ask "Where Addye go". She was attached to sweet Addye all week. Addye is such a little mom and is so, so sweet with Kinley!

Piled out on the floor one night watching a movie.  My MIL had got these mats for the girls, so I was glad they enjoyed using them while they were here. 

Down town having some frozen yogurt! Kinley LOVES her some "i ceam", as she calls it. 

I decided it would be a good time for me to go to Fayetteville and spend a week and travel back with my friends. 

We went to my cousin's little boys first birthday party. Little miss was quite fond of his four wheeler he got!

Sweet Brooklyn! Oh my how time is just going too fast! I just can't believe she will be 4 months old in a few weeks!

 This picture cracks me up! See the wet wipes on her feet? Let me explain. That morning she had seen my mother give her feet some sort of soak and she had wrapped her feet in wash cloths. Well, later that evening at my in-laws, Kinley drug out the baby tub and got the wet wipes and wrapped her feet! I'm pretty sure she was copying my mom!

I think this picture speaks for itself! Sister girl did not like getting her hair trimmed! We went to a fun kids place that I thought she would love, but instead hated it. We tried bubbles, stickers, a sucker. Nothing worked. I felt so bad and probably should have just left now that I think about it. The lady was nice. But, seriously only took her 5 min and was $16 plus a tip! Way over priced in my opinion!                                 

 We spent the afternoon at the Mall shopping one day. This was in a kids store and we just let them play for a while. 

 Oh and one day after the above mentioned hair cut, I saw this sign at the mall! Go figure!! Only if I had seen it a day sooner! Oh well!

We had a lot of fun hanging out with family and friends. I got to have a MUCH needed girls night (didn't get a pic) and seriously could have sat at the restaurant talking all night long!! 

 We had to come back home, but we were so excited that my niece Ashton came home with us for the week!

 Brooklyn has found her feet and plays with them all the time! She also has her hands in her mouth constantly.

 A little tummy, not her fave...but, really what kid loves tummy time?!?!

 Happy girl!

 This was one night watching the Olympics!! We enjoyed watching them, but I'm glad they are over, 2 weeks was just enough!

 Don't I look lovely? This was about 11:00 one night. No one wanted to sleep, except for me! Kinley had a runny nose/cough, so I gave her some benadryl and she was out about 10 min later! ha!

 Don't you LOVE her onesie ?!?! That's a hog on it and below it says "locally grown"! SO cute! We've gotta sport our Arkansas pride down here in Louisiana.......

 Kinley loves to walk up to you and say "CHEEEEEESE" Too funny!

My parents drove down for the weekend to pick up Ashton. They were seriously here for 24 hours! I wish they could have stayed longer.  And little pool time after my parents and niece left on Sunday to cheer up since we were all sad they had to go home!