Sisters

Sisters

Daddy's Girls

Daddy's Girls

Big Brother

Big Brother

Walking on the beach

Walking on the beach

Gracie

Gracie

Cole in the sand

Cole in the sand

Ellis playing in the sand

Ellis playing  in the sand

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Have a 1st Grader

Everyone told me time flies by when your kids start school. Wow, they were right!!!!! We were so blessed this year to be in Mrs. Morgan's class. Gracie had a wonderful teacher and classmates. This step from K-1 is just hard for me. Kindergarten to me is young and sweet. First grade sounds so official. We're in and there's no turning back. Gracie loves school and will be fine. It's me that's not ready for homework, projects, and tests. Oh well, for now I plan on enjoying summer and the time I have with the kids. May has been busier than Christmas I think. We have finished dance/baton with her recital. Cole completed swimming lessons this week and was oh so EXCITED to be done. For Mother's Day we took off to the beach for a long weekend. It was fabulous!!!!! May is the perfect time to go. The past few days Ellis and I have party hopped from one school to another. Gracie will start gymnastics in June. Cole started T-Ball this week with his buddies Miles & Carter. They are sooooo cute!!!!! Ellis and I are just along for the ride. We will be going home in June to celebrate Ellis Faith turning 1 with friends and family. This has been the fastest year of my life.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A few of my favorite things...

Ellis Faith turned 9 months on the 11th. Each day she becomes a little more adventurous. We have mastered crawling and are now onto pulling up. She is very proud of herself when she does successfully pull up on a table, in her bed, on the bar stools, etc. A few of her favorite things are potted plants, reading daddy's newspaper or mom's magazines, and the blinds on the back door. I can't believe how fast her first year has gone. I started putting baby items this month in consignment sales. Going through everything was quit an emotional process. Gracie and Cole are in Dallas having a blast with the their grandparents. Ellis loves her brother and sister and can't wait to see them! We are ready for our Gracie and Cole to come back home too.


Monday, March 9, 2009

From snow to sunshine

I'm so behind on blogging these days. We've been blessed to spend our weekends with family and friends over the past month. Our parents came to celebrate Gracie's birthday in Feb. Uncle Clint and Allison came the first weekend in March which turned out to be a fabulous snow day! Sunday morning we woke up to huge snowflakes. A winter wonderland. We couldn't believe how heavy the snow was coming down. It was perfect for building a snowman, sledding, and snowball fights. This past weekend was just as beautiful but more spring like weather. Our dear friends Eric & Daphne invited us and the Slaons for a fun filled weekend at the Lake. Hiking, fishing, camp fires, we had a blast! This week I'm getting the kids ready for Spring Break. Gracie and Cole will be spending their vacation next week with the grandparents in Dallas. Luke, Ellis Faith, & I are going to enjoy some quiet time at home. I'm looking forward to completing some unfinished projects. But will miss my babies!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gracie's 6

We celebrated Gracie's birthday on Valentine's day with family & friends. She chose to have a Princess dress up party at Sweet & Sassy. The girls enjoyed a spa day getting there hair, make-up, and nails done. After selecting the perfect Princess gown they were ready for the runway. It was fun for all!!! I can't beleive how fast 6 years has gone by. Before the party guest arrived Gracie got her ears pierced. She is such a big girl.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

We had a fun weekend with the Pruitts at the Circus. The kids have all been talking about the circus for a month. The show didn't disappoint. We were all well entertained for 2 hours with elephants, tigers, and crazy acorbatics. The kids are all finely getting well. Bronchitis kept Gracie and Cole down Dec. Ellis just hasn't been able to kick an ear infection since Thanksgiving. This week looks to be better. Everyone slept great last night, YEA!!! Not one cough was heard. Ellis is sitting up and beginning to rock on all fours. I'm not ready for crawling. She has to stay a baby just a little while longer. Gracie will be 6 next week. I could cry just thinking about it. This week is full with dance pictures and planning a birthday bash. Life is never boring.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Pics!!!