Thursday, May 29, 2014

A buncha stuff!

 SO much has happened over the last couple of weeks! After I downloaded all the pics, I really saw how busy we've been.
 We've been spending a lot of time with our friends lately. Alex is like my first child (I'm sure I've blogged about him before) so we LOVE having him over to play. He plays so well with my babies. He and Carson look so much alike. It's kind of freaky. Alex lets the kids drag him around and they make him play with them the whole time he's over. He's such a good sport. :)
 He spent the night with us while his mama and new husband were on their honeymoon. LG wanted to lay in the bed with him and watch TV before she had to go to bed...obviously, Chloe wanted some "Alex" time too.
Carson wearing Alex's hat~one day that hat will fit him and he'll be a big boy. I had a moment...sniff...
 LG is learning to ride her bike without training wheels. Boy, does that take a lot of patience and that is why it's Andy's job because I literally have NONE!!!
LG had her yearly dental check-up last week. This girl absolutely loves going to the dentist. Everything looked great! She is right on track!
 After her appointment we went and got ice cream because she did so well.
LG's last day of Kindergarten was last Friday. She said she's a "summer grader" now. :) She had all S's on her report card for the last 9 weeks which is the highest they can get. She is also on a level H in reading. They have to be on a C to get out of Kindergarten and they have to be a level I to progress to the 2nd grade so she has almost reached 2nd grade level!
 Last Saturday was a big day. The day started off with graduation at the Cannon Center downtown. Here are the 3 counselors with the top ten. These are the few we will miss!
 That night we had several of our closest friends come over to grill out and to let the kids play together while we caught up.
Brian, Kris, Mike, Kathy (clockwise from left)
 Barbara helping Micah with her cupcake.
 Carson loved Micah but she was not feeling it. Carson is 3 months younger than Micah.
 Carson with cupcake hands.
 Kiley with cupcake hands.
 Micah with cupcake hands.
 Monday, the kids and I spent the day at the pool at Peppi's condo. 
Carson would not take his hat off because he thought he couldn't go swimming if he didn't have his hat on. Isn't he sooooo cute! He looks like an old fisherman.
 LG doing her cannonball and me pointing away from myself so she wouldn't splash me. Needless to say, I was soaked after that jump.
 Me and my babies
 Carson loved the water and LG can swim in the shallow end by herself. I just need to work on her being able to come up for air and still swim without having to stand up.

LG always wants to help her brother.
Peppi "walking" with Carson. She would lead him around the pool and when she would stop, he would say, "I wanna go walking."
LG lost 2 teeth this past month. She lost her 2nd one the same way she lost her first. She hit it and it flew out on her field day at her school. It flew into the grass so I had to dig around looking for it and finally found it.
Funny story~I took $15 out of Andy's wallet in front of LG this morning. She told me that she and I needed to use our own money, that I had a purse and she had a piggy bank and that Daddy needed his money to do things to the house. LOLOLOL!!! I'm going to have to train her better on who's money is who's!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Family time

We have been spending a lot of time lately doing things with family and friends, whether it be just the 4 of us or our extended family. We have been spending a lot of time outside these past few weeks. By the time we all get home in the afternoon, the sun is setting and it feels so good. The kids run around in the driveway, playing basketball, blowing bubbles, riding on their toys, or we walk around the neighborhood~sometimes all of the above. The kids have been getting in bed past their bedtimes because we stay outside until the sun goes down. We LOVE our new house, yard, and neighborhood. There are so many kids and so much to do.
One afternoon, Andy was doing some yard work and Carson decided he needed to help.  
 All of us, sitting on the bed of Andy's truck one afternoon.
My God~daughter, Madison, and LG playing outside.
Fun times playing at the Loefflers'. Their backyard is a playland. We love to go over there and hang out~there's so much to do!
 My God-brother got married last month in Columbus, MS. My mom and I went down for the day to attend the festivities.
My Fairy God-mother and I :)
 Tad and I
 I had to post about this~Andy sends me sweet little pics on my phone when he thinks I might be having a bad day, just to make me smile. He sent me this one last week! The message read, "Why hello...hope you are having a good day." Isn't that the sweetest?!
 Lilley Grace had her Kindergarten program last Tuesday. It was called "Down on the Farm with Mama Goose." It was so cute! Each class performed a different nursery rhyme. LG was the cat and the fiddle from "Hey Diddle Diddle." She got to stand next to her BFF, Olivia, who was the dog ("who laughed to see such a sport").
 Lately, people have been saying that LG is starting to look more like me...not so sure about that.
 Big news, LG lost her first tooth on Sunday, May 4th. We were having lunch with some friends after church and she hit it with her hand while playing. It was already loose but once it was hit, it flew out of her mouth onto the floor of the restaurant. Luckily, one of our friend's kids found it. The tooth fairy came and brought her $5. 
Funny story~when Andy woke her up for school the morning that the tooth fairy came, LG looked over at the place we put the $ and saw it. She pulled the $ out and the conversation went like this:
LG: "Where's my elephant?" 
Andy: "What elephant?"
LG: "It was right here! Where's my elephant?!"
By this point, she was getting very frustrated, she was looking under pillows, and trying to move Andy out of the way to look under him.
Andy: "What did it look like?'
LG (in an exasperated voice): "It was gray and had big floppy ears!"
Andy: "Where did you get it?"
LG: "The tooth fairy brought it to me."
Andy: "Honey, I think you're still half asleep. The tooth fairy doesn't usually bring things like that..."
Andy said she was so groggy but she finally gave up on finding the imaginary elephant. 
Well, that about sums up our last month, lots of outside time and fun end of the year activities. More to come so stay tuned...