Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tutu Pretty!!

Ann just LOVES her Halloween tutu, and she spent all morning long twirling around in it!
She also spent plenty of time in front of the mirror admiring herself!
Gotta love a girly-girl!
Proud as a peacock!

Checking out her tutu!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Lil' Pumpkin!

Aren't I a cute a little pumpkin?


Pointing to himself in the mirror screaming, "Cut! Cut! Cut!" (cute)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Picnic & Hugs!

Last Tuesday I kept Brown home from MDO because he'd been running a fever on Monday. He was feeling better, but not back to "himself" yet. To pass the time, we had a picnic out on our tiny little balcony and just had fun spending the day together!
I was very eager to see how Anna did at school without him. When we went to pick her up, the teachers said she was fine and that made me feel great! But as soon as she got home, she COULD NOT keep her hands off of her brother!!!!!
I guess she missed him after all!

Picnic on the porch!

Sweet hugs!

More sweet hugs!!

Hugs galore!!
As you can see, Brown was not that into the hugging thing!
He's definitely ALL boy! :)

This was one happy little girls when she saw her brother!!!!

Going for a ride . . .

My little bellhop!

Working hard!

Going for a ride!

Anna wanted in on the fun too!

Hold on tight!
Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Hide-and-Seek!!

Our new favorite game!!!!

Brown is getting pretty good at hiding!! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Look what SHE found . . .

a PERMANENT MARKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Searching for the perfect pumpkin . . .

My two little twinkies enjoying the pumpkin patch!
Anna: "I want this one!"

Anna: "Arrrrrr! Too heavy!!!!!"

Brown: "Which one do you want? Let me help you out!"
Anna: "I want a big orange pumpkin!"


Brown: "How 'bout this one?"

Brown: "Wow, that was a lot of work! I need to take a break!!!!"

Anna: "OK, I'll settle for this one!"

Friday, October 9, 2009

We LOVE our family!

We already miss you Aunt Mindy & Uncle Nick!!!!!!
Aunt Mim-me (Mindy), giving Anna a piggyback ride

Uncle Nick, playing tickle monster with Brown

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A little bit of progress . . .

I've been out of town for a week, and what a nice surprise to come back to. Quite a lot has been accomplished while I was away, but there's still a TON to be done!!
Ready or not, we're moving in before November 1st!!!!!
Master bath
Before: Lovely pink tile & exposed plumbing
In progress: The new tub deck & walk-in shower

Kitchen
Before: Looking at the kitchen from the den

In progress: Opening up the kitchen by creating a raised bar

Before: Lovely yellow cabinets & floral walls

In progress: My new sparkling white cabinets

Great Wolf Lodge!

Last weekend, we had a girls getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge. Brown spent the weekend in Waco with my parents, and I took Anna to Grapevine to meet Aunt Aubrey, my best friend, and her daughter Allison. We had a blast! There's only a month between Alli & Anna, so they had so much fun together. Allison has quite the personality (I wonder where she got that??!!??) and kept us laughing all weekend long!
The girls were interested in everything, and there was NEVER a dull moment. Our favorite event had to be story time with Wiley the Wolf!
Thanks for a very fun weekend Aubrey & Alli!!!!!!
Let's get together again soon!
Anna & the "Beh!"

Ready for a swim!

Don't I look cute in my life jacket?!?

Allison & Anna ready for the water!

Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bath time together was so much fun!

Aunt Aubrey & Alli at dinner

Anna & Mama enjoying dinner at Rainforest Cafe
It was a HUGE hit with the girls!!

Checking out all the fishies!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thanks Aunt Aubrey!!

We LOVE our Yo Gabba Gabba t-shirts!!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Abilene Zoo Updated!

On our way to Waco last week, Grandinka met us for lunch in Abilene and then we headed to the zoo. The kiddos loved seeing all of the animals, and feeding them too. The best exhibit there had to be the giraffes! You walk across a bridge and then you are almost eye level with the giraffes. They were so much fun to feed, but I learned that they have really long black tongues that are very slimy too!
Anna was fascinated by the animals, but she thinks that they all say, "MOO!"
Brown just enjoyed his freedom by running, and running, and running around everywhere! This Mama sure did get her workout for the day!
Ready to see some animals!

Anna waving to her ABSOLUTE FAVORITE animal, the "Beh!"

Checking out the jaguars

Peeking at the zebras

Feeding the giraffes

Check out the long black tongue!!
Ewwww!

Running Wild!
Gotta love my busy boy!!