Saturday, June 27, 2009
I heard Lillie passing out pretend bottles of Joy to Gracie in the living room when we got home. It was really cute!
Lillie had a blast at Grandma's VBS this year. She made several crafts and learned about prayer. She already asked when the next VBS is. We also had Lillie's friend Jaelyn over on Thursday. Both the girls seemed to have a lot of fun. It was nice to have another girl over. The first 45 minutes they were all over the place. After getting settled in we played in the water sprinkler (I do plan on getting a bigger sprinkler :) and more water toys) and then on to the indoor toys. I was glad to go inside, because of the heat. Unfortunately we have little shade around our house to help keep us cool. Lillie really wants to invite several girls over for a game night, since the mommas have been having a game night for the past several months. Maybe I will get up the nerve one day : ) !
Gracie and I visited my Granny Beard Thursday while Lillie was at VBS. Gracie was not real thrilled at first about leaving Lillie, because she also thought she was big enough to stay. After we got milkshakes and fries she was good. Gracie enjoyed looking at all the pictures of family at my Granny's house. Once when she knocked a couple over, she jumped back and crossed her arms behind her back like nothing happened. We had to laugh.
Alex is off for the next few days and the girls have been looking forward to spending time with him. They miss him like crazy while he is working.
The girls and I may go to the zoo this week with my parents, brothers and maybe my sister and her boys. Otherwise I plan on staying cool (not hard for me though) inside.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
*Will we have to go potty in heaven?
*Will we all die together?
*How will be bust people out of our house when we fly with Jesus on a cloud?
*What will happen to our house/toys/movies when we die?
*Will Tallie (her puppy) come with us?
*How will we drink?
*We won't die for a long time, right?
*(insert anyone's name) loves Jesus so they'll die.
*When we get to heaven we'll meet Daddy's mom. She'll get to know us, since she doesn't know us now.
*My personal favorite from a four year old: Does God have a swing set?
I did answer all of them with the best of my ability and she seemed satisfied with my answers. I am not sure quite where this interest of death came from or if it is just with the age.
Please keep Gracie in prayer as she was up most of the night with a fever. Thanks.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I shared the video of the kitchen cabinet and thought I would share this picture. She is in the compartment under Lillie's baby doll bed. She love to hide and get into small spots.
Lillie is starting to really want to learn letter sounds. We purchased the BOB book series 1 and have started the first or 12 books in this set. She is doing great. She can sound out most of the words. She told me she can't wait to read because then she can read to Gracie.
The girls are playing really well together. Both love to play house, school and vet with each other. I love that I am able to get more things done without breaking up fights.
I have been running for a week! I started running on our treadmill during Gracie's nap. Lillie either plays or watches a cartoon with me during that time. I feel good and am planning on not quiting. I do wish I could run outside occasionally, but that is more difficult with little ones. Hopefully when Alex is off I will be able to.
That is about all that is going on at my house thus far! Have a great day.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Ouch! I am glad that Jesus doesn't talk like that to me! Although I am sure that there were (and may still be) times where that just may be what I need to hear. I am also fairly sure I am not the only one. : )
Disclaimer: I do not advocate spanking your child if he or she climbs a tree. :)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I was getting ready for dinner and looked over to see a massive pile of tupperware containers and no Gracie. I hollared for Gracie and she popped out of the cabinet. Now, don't think I lose my children on a regular basis :) I knew where she was, but was playing with her. I took this video. I also learned where all my tupperware disappears to - my trash can via my 2 year old. I looked over just in time to see her look at one container and then toss it in the trash. I guess she figured that we don't need that particular container.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Lillie had went to her friend Josiah's house on Tuesday, and came home with a bee sting on her foot. I hadn't noticed in until a couple of days later when it was swollen and red. We have been watching it since the last time she was stung sent us to the doctor's for antibiotics.
Now on to Gracie! Last night was the worst by far for bedtime. She cried from the time I took her in her room saying, "Rock me, Mommy, don't leave me." I stuck to my plan on singing a couple of minutes, then telling her I had to change to my pj's and then come back. This usually makes her cry for a minute or two, then she will wait until I come back. However last night, she cried the whole time. To make matters worse I looked up something about crying it out and the article said - that it is not a good thing to do. I don't actually let her cry herself to sleep, but I leave for 10 minute increments and then come back to check on her. Anyways she did finally go to sleep.
On a cute note, the night before I had to call my Grandma and when I left Gracie the first time that is what I told her. Yesterday during the day Gracie put her Mickey Mouse down for a nap and she told in, "I back in minute, I call Mamaw Jackson." : )
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
We went shoe shopping for Lillie. It was not what I would consisder a fun trip! She wanted purple, sparkly, light up, Princess Aurora shoes. There was no moving her decision. I did find a pink sparkly princess slip on shoes. She liked those until she saw a gaudy pink glittery pair. Thank goodness those were not in her size! We did end up with the pair I picked out, but she was not happy. Gracie also got a pair of the same, B1G1 half off!
Have a good day!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Gracie's favorite song, A Heart that Beats for You. Lillie sang a little unplanned solo in this song, it was very cute.
Blowing her candle out.
Pushing her wagon full of blocks.
Gracie didn't mind if Lillie sat by her, but occasionally she got too close to the presents for Gracie. Here Gracie is telling her to back off.
Happy Birthday, Gracie!
I have more pictures that I may post later. Have a great day.