Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Latest sewing project

I only have a few minutes to write but I wanted to post a picture of the newest outfits that I made for the kids. I promised the girls at the beginning of summer that I would make them an Auburn dress. As you can see, it took me 4 months to finally make them. It is hard to tell in the picture, but the dresses and C's shorts are made out of small blue and white gingham and I appliqued the orange tiger paw on the front of the dresses. I hadn't planned on making C anything but he got really upset when he saw the girls dresses so I made him shorts that he could wear with his new AU polo. The dresses are a little too big but I think they look darn cute in them.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Date with Daddy!

Last Saturday, I signed daddy up to take the girls on a date to our local zoo to meet Barbie, the Island Princess. The girls were extremely excited and M talked about it every day until he took them. The girls both got to meet Barbie and have a picture taken with her. They got to view her new movie (Barbie, the Island Princess) that is being released on the 25th of this month and they learned about the red panda, which was in the movie. At the end of the presentation, the zoo gave out door prizes. As you can tell from the 2 pictures above, daddy won them both awesome prizes. He actually won to the largest and most expensive prizes that were given away at the very end. He said he could feel the eyes of all of the jealous (and maybe a little psycho) moms on his back. The other few dads that were there applauded him for racking up on prizes. After door prizes were given out, they were to go as a group to view the red panda. Well, daddy knew that he needed to pack up the girls and their prizes and head to the car b/4 he was jumped and mugged for their toys.

The toy that M has is an elephant that has a magnet in its snout. It picks up one of the little dolls and drops it in the seat on his back. Z and C are proudly showing off karaoke Barbie, whom they can also style her hair. The total value of both toys is about $80!!!! Daddy did good and the girls had a blast!! They haven't stopped talking about it.

While they were on their little adventure, C and I went shopping for supplies for their upcoming 4th b/day party. He had so much fun in the party supply store. They had all of their Halloween costumes and accessories out so I let him try on a bunch of stuff. He loved being mommy's little helper and planning for his party.

I also have to add a funny story that happened tonight at the dinner table. The kids were talking about their day at school and what they learned in chapel. Z said that God was in the house with us. We agreed with her and said that God (or Jesus) are everywhere and that they could live in her heart if she wanted him to. Without hesitation and very matter of factly, she said, "No thanks!". We could not contain our laughter. I know we shouldn't have laughed. We do want her to have Jesus in her heart, but the way she answered was so funny. We decided to ask C and M if they wanted Jesus to live in their hearts and they both said yes. We went back and asked Z again and she still said no. I can already tell she is going to be our little rebel!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

War Eagle!

The first picture is of the kids literally "tailgating" in the back of my SUV on Auburn's opening game day. Daddy was grilling burgers and the kids were listening to the pre-game show with him. Every time they see a football game now, they yell, "Touchdown Auburn!" regardless of who is playing. Unfortunately though, they were not able to cheer Auburn to a win this past Saturday. It was way past their bedtime.

The 2nd and 3rd pictures are of daddy with the kids on the 1st day of Mother's Day Out (MDO). The girls had already finished breakfast and C was being a slowpoke as usual. They were so excited to see their new teacher and they have 2 friends from their class last year in their room this year. It amazes me that the teachers at their school still have trouble telling the girls apart. We think they look nothing alike. M has really long and curly brownish hair while Z has stick straight, shorter, blond hair. M is taller and thicker while Z is shorter and petite. Their personalities are TOTALLY different. Z is very talkative and outgoing and M is extremely shy and quiet. I don't get it but they are my children and I do see them everyday.

This year in MDO they will have computer, music, dance, Spanish, and chapel as well as art, story time, centers, and outside play time. Their teacher is awesome! She is very spunky and LOVES children. She is also very "crafty" and creative (which I love). They do have a little boy in their room that is a trouble maker. They have only been to MDO for 3 days and he was put in time-out all 3 days. Z loves telling me about other people getting in trouble.

I am spending my 'alone time' now house hunting. We have a buyer for our house and now it is just a matter of us finding the perfect affordable house in a great neighborhood w/a good school system, that isn't too far from daddy's work. That should be easy huh????????