Monday, March 31, 2008

Farm Birthday Party

Birthday Girls riding ponies

the barn cake

The girls had a great time at their birthday party which was held at Kidz Kountry petting zoo this past Saturday. All of the kids got to bottle feed baby goats, ride a cart pulled by a pony, feed bread to the goats, ride ponies, feed Wilbur the 1000 lbs pig, pet and feed carrots to the bunnies, and ride a train. I think they loved every minute of it. Adeline and Maylen giggled the whole time they rode the pony cart. And I was impressed with how gentle they were with the animals. Then we had a cookout and barn birthday cake. William and Johnny did an awesome job grilling hot dogs and kabobs. I made the barn cake and I think the kids also liked the hay bales (rice krispy treats) too. I asked Maylen what she liked best about her party and she said playing with all of her friends. I think Adeline liked riding the cart with her big Sissy the best. They also enjoyed playing with all of their new presents that they got for their birthday. They have sure made a mess pulling them all out at once! It was such a fun experience to see all of the kids enjoy the animals and each other. We are so thankful to the Lord for Maylen and Adeline. It was sweet to be able to celebrate their birthdays with friends and family.

Easter with Cousins

My camera battery died just before the Easter egg hunting began. So when I get pictures from my sister-in-law I will post those. It's funny how I remember so well going to my grandmother's house Easter day and eating a big lunch with all of my dad's family and then having an Easter egg hunt and taking pictures with all of my cousins. I watched my kids with their cousins hunt Easter eggs at my parents house this year. It's amazing how some memories of childhood really stand out -- I hope my kids will remember these special times and look forward to them each year.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Maylen and Adeline were invited to their cousin, Hollie's, birthday party at Sweet and Sassy. All the little girls dressed up in princess clothes, had their nails painted, hair, and make up done with glitter stars on their cheeks. Then they got to walk the runway and get their princess crowns. I have never seen Adeline sit still, but she had no problem sitting still to get her hair, nails, and makeup done! She was the littlest princess, but was right there keeping up with the big girls! Maylen was a pro at her princess cat-walk and poses. I've got two little glamorous princesses for sure! Happy Birthday Hollie. What a fun way to celebrate!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SNOW! and the FABULOUS Snow Girls!

Snow! What a rare thing in Memphis. We had been telling Maylen that they were predicting snow, but we could only really believe it when we saw it happen. I think we got 4-6 inches! Maylen kept saying she wanted to build a snowman. She was up at 7:45 this morning (we have forgotten what it is like to sleep in on Saturdays). William went outside with her to build a snowman (he said this is the first snowman he's ever built). I woke Adeline up at 9:30 (she loves to sleep in!), and we went outside to make our snowman a FABULOUS Snow Girl! Maylen thought it was great fun to decorate her snow girl with pink feather boa, silver chandelier earrings, beaded necklaces, gloves, wand, posh pup, feather trimmed handbag, princess crown, pink painted mouth and high heel shoes! She looked glamorous! Adeline wasn't so sure she wanted to walk on the snow; she was happiest in the swing eating chocolate (which she snuck out of the house)! She's the candy addict of the family. Maylen made a snow angel and then had fun eating the snow off the slide in the back yard. She told Adeline to eat the snow because "it tastes good, and its clean".

Friday, March 7, 2008

All About Adeline!

Adeline turned 2 today! It doesn't seem like she should be two yet! She is such a sweet and funny girl and we are so thankful to the Lord for her life and her sassy attitude! Adeline loves to play with Maylen and copy what ever she does. Her favorite word is "no" lately even when she doesn't mean it. But her vocabulary has really been expanding lately. She is a sponge for new words. She also likes to play hide-n-seek. She will come and say "hide, hide" and then she goes to hide from us and we go find her. Its especially funny when all of her body is exposed except her head and she thinks she is hidden.
Adeline celebrated her special day by taking cupcakes to MDO. But the day was cut short by a snow storm coming in to town. So by evening she and Maylen were sleading down the snow covered hill at her Papa and Nana's house. For dinner I made pizza and we sang happy birthday and let her blow out the candle on her cupcake! We were surprise that she immediately blew her candle out with no prompting as if she had been practicing. What a fun day!
We have so much love in our hearts for our two little girls and feel so blessed to have them both.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Girly Girl or Wild Child

the girls with uncle brian

Its funny how different siblings can be. Even though I have two little girls, I see so many differences about them. Maylen wanted to dress up in her princess costumes tonight. So I got out the trunk full of dress up clothes. She immediately pulled everything out of the truck and started piling on the fancy outfits. She loves Fancy Nancy books, so the more glam and glitter the better! Even thought Adeline likes "Rella" (Cinderella) and princess pajamas she is my little dare devil. Instead of putting on costumes, she decided to climb on top of the empty trunk and make a game of jumping from the truck to the bed! She has no fear!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Things can change in one evening.

Daddy's Kitchen Helpers

I came home this afternoon after spending the night at a women's retreat for the church. I've had a cold so as the weekend went on I started losing my voice. When I got home the girls were very glad to see me (and of course I was so glad to see them). But Maylen heard me talking and wasn't quite sure what was going on. She turned to William and said, "Daddy, what's wrong with Mommy's taking?" I told her that I am hoarse from having a cold. She had such a peculiar look on her face, so I assured her that I am the same Mommy and will get my voice back. She looked at me, her face full of question and asked, "Mommy, why do you have a horse in your throat?" I love her literal mindset--what a cutie!

Adeline has become quite the talker lately. I've even heard her start forming sentences. Today she said some things I had not heard her say before. We were eating dinner and she said, "drink, please" all without our prompting, and then pointed to her mouth and said, "pepper". Telling us that it was hot. I love that she is communicating with us. She's getting to be such a little girl!

While I was away William did a good job of taking care of the girls. When I came home he had the house picked up, the carpet vacuumed, a load of laundry washed and folded, and was doing yard work! What a sweet welcome home. I should go away more often; I think they actually missed me. :)