Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring has sprung!

Finally, the girls were able to go outside last weekend and do some "tree planting" -- aka sticking tree branches in the ground and watering them. I'm going to let Dada explain to them why their trees aren't growing. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When will it be Summer?

That is the question I'm having to answer everyday. The girls are dying to go swimming. But unfortunately we've got another couple of months before our neighborhood pool will be open. So, I'm trying to appease them by letting them frolic around in their swimsuits. They even pretend that they're in the pool.

Mama needs to make an appointment for 3 pedi's soon!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Run, run, run!

Since we live on a wooded lot, there is not much room for running in our backyard. Well, tonight we went to some friends' house for dinner and they have a HUGE backyard. Let's just say it was like letting the animals out of their cages. Oh my goodness! These girls ran and ran and ran! And, yes, they fell asleep seconds after their heads hit the pillows!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from my leprechauns to yours!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun with the cousins

Our girls are lucky enough to have one set of cousins that doesn't (I really think this is grammatically correct, even though it sounds crazy??) live too far away. My parents (Memaw and Pepaw) are entertaining my niece and nephew this weekend while my brother and sister-in-law get some much needed rest. So, we went over last night so the kiddos could have some fun hanging out with each other. The girls just love playing with their cousins. And they really do get along well. It's just too bad the other set doesn't live closer :(. BUT, the good thing is that they will be seeing their other cousins soon (Easter weekend!!). And we can't wait!

Monday, March 9, 2009

No fingers = no sleep!

Since my poor baby gave up her fingers, she is having the hardest time going to sleep at night (daylight savings time doesn't help either). I feel so bad for her and am almost ready to take off the band-aid and tell her to have at it. I promise, I won't. I know she will get through this, but it breaks my heart that she HAS to grow up.

How incredibly cute is this (taken right after she came home in Oct 2006)???

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Why is there a band-aid you ask? Because this simple little first-aid item may have broken Lia of her 3 and a half year long finger-sucking habit! She has not sucked her fingers for 2 night sleeps and 2 naps! And all we had to do was put a band-aid (Barbie, of course) around one of her preferred fingers. She does not want to get it wet, so she won't put it in her mouth. I'm definitely not counting my chickens yet, because she may relapse, but if this is all it takes, I will be beyond thrilled!

I've continually promised her that once she has stopped sucking her fingers, I would paint her nails. So, she got her first manicure yesterday. She was a little grumpy in the picture because she only wanted her fingernails in the shot. So, she refused to smile.

And today, my mom (Memaw) and I took the girls to the local school carnival. They had fun playing the games and walking around. Here are a couple of pics from the festivities. Sorry, this first one is blurry, but check out that arm!

Eww, I really should figure out how to crop part of the background out of this next pic. Sorry. ;)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


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