Friday, February 18, 2011

Cheap Fun!

The weather has been GREAT for going to the park this week! Anna loves to slide!!


This afternoon when she woke up from her nap she wanted to go back to the park but we decided to make our own "slide" with the hill in the front yard. It turned out to be a HUGE success!!






She loved it. We were out there forever!

Cheap. Lasting. Fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two Full Weekends..A Bundle of Fun...and One Packed Post!

We've been on the go a lot around here. I have TONS to share.. and... thanks to Sister Sarah for reminding me that it has been a century since my last post I've MADE time to blog today!!

Starting with this sweetie pie:


and her "rolling over for the first time" photos:



She is so precious and now.. weeks later of course she is rolling over like a champ and starting to scoot!

Two weekends ago we went to visit Zannie and Beene! (Dad's embraced the fact that Anna calls him "bean" but we've changed the spelling to "Beene")
My camera was close to dead but I did manage to get a few photos of the adorable FOX!



Caroline wanted so badly to hold his hand.. ha


I think they will be big buds!


He's a total cutie and we had a blast getting to visit with him!

The next weekend Casey and I decided to load the girls up (and just about all of their belongings):


and head out in the snow (stopping multiple times to scrape ice of the windshield wipers)


and travel to warmer weather:


Okay.. well, it was still pretty chilly:


And once we realized the indoor pool was broken we had to find other special things to do.

But Anna LOVED being there anyway!

We watched the sun come up EVERY morning:


Anna got to be a big girl and drink "pite" (sprite) from a straw.


She played with Caroline:


In their matching pajamas:


We ate GOOD food:


And some not-so-good food:


..but mostly REALLY GOOD food!

We had lunch with Uncle Luke one day:


And afterwards Anna pretended she was talking on the phone to Uncle Luke the rest of the day!!

She danced to the bluegrass music:



It was a VERY relaxed but very fun weekend. We hated to leave but once we told Anna she and Caroline could "ride" everything was all okay:


We got home in time to start a full week on Valentines!

Anna had a little school party.

They had a special snack:



And made special Valentines Day Crowns:




We came home and later that night we had a special Valentines Day Supper:


She loved it!!


Nothing much else is going on.
Both girls are happy and good!
At any given time you come to our house we are probably playing "Pretend Caroline" with Anna while the "real Caroline" is rolling around on her playmat. "Pretend Caroline" is exactly what it sounds like. It is Anna's favorite game where she pretends to be Caroline. Gets a pretend bottle, has pretend cereal with her choice of pretend baby food, takes a pretend nap with her pretend paci.. ect. It's ALL day EVERY day!!!

I hope this satisfies your blog cravings (Say-Say)... Hopefully I'll be back after the weekend!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Best Pals & Anna's Photos...


These two have become Fast Friends!!

We all knew that Anna LOVED Caroline. She wants to help do everything for her- feed her, burp her, change her..ect. BUT, Caroline LOVES Anna just as much. She just watches her and "talks" to her. Her mood changes when Anna is around. They make each other happy. It's really sweet and cute to watch... (watch like a hawk I might add because Anna can still be a little rough)


Caroline (AKA: "Tear-ro-whine") learned to roll over!! The first time she officially made it over Anna and I celebrated by jumping up and down, giving high fives, and saying "yay for Tarowhine- she wowed over".. And then we took a few pictures to document the moment for the blog =)

I didn't realize that now Anna was going to repeat our happiness routine EVERY single time Caroline rolls over!! AND.. sometimes manually roll Caroline over just so she can celebrate and take a picture!!

I've created a monster.. =) But she's a sweet monster.. not to mention.. a "photographer monster"!!

She LOVES to take pictures..and is actually getting the hang of it. Here are some of her latest:

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Of course this series of photos does not include the thousand photos consisting of every floor in our house, Anna's up close and blurry pointer finger, my feet, casey's feet, Caroline's feet, Anna's feet ect.

Also.. these are not the "First Rolling Over" photos either.. I'll get those up soon! Until then...

Y'all have a good weekend and we'll be back! Lots happening for us this weekend so it should be a fun next blog!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My New Camera!

Okay.. well, I FINALLY got my new camera set up.
This is a fun little camera because:

It's wireless so I can upload my pictures right to my Flickr Account- MAKING BLOGS EASIER!!

It's small and quite easy and fun for Anna to take pictures!
(She is becoming quite the little photographer!)

I've been snapping a few photos here and there.. here's a little preview of our days lately:


Bath Tub Art!


Movie Buffs!!


A FEW Meltdowns!


Wearing Caroline's Shirt!!! (Yes, this is a BIG DEAL around here!.. and no, Caroline does not fit in it now)


Caroline is in the 85th percentile in height... She's LONG!


Anna LOVES going to basketball games (tried to fix the red-eye...not sure that is better..ha!)

That is just a little summary in photos of what we've been up to.
I'll be back soon with a few of "Anna's Originals".. they are pretty funny!!

Take Care!!