Sunday, August 31, 2008

Here's a video we took a couple of weeks ago. We made a copy and sent it with Jeff- these girls sure do love him and will miss him so much!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Army Strong

My brother, Jeff, left for Georgia today and will be going overseas soon with the Army Reserves. Please keep him in your prayers- this is his second tour of duty. We're SO proud of him...

This is several years ago, at his graduation from boot camp in South Carolina...

The girls saying goodbye to Uncle Jeff... Bryn was already asking me this morning when we were going to Jeff's house- Of course, I burst into tears. :(

Teeny got her braces off!

After the goodbyes, we went to Jake's to lift our spirits- chocolate really helps.

We love you, Jeff and promise to pray for you every night!!!


The girls had their 2 and 3 year checkups yesterday. Since we've been playing doctor a lot recently, they knew exactly what was going on and actually enjoyed themselves for once. And the best part was NO SHOTS for either one of them- yay!!! Here's their stats...

-Height: 38.3 inches (a little over 3 feet)- 75th percentile
-Weight: 29.6 lbs. (still hasn't hit that 30 lb. mark!!)- 25-30th percentile
-BMI (they stop measuring their heads at 3): 12% (doctor's words- "she's very tall and thin").

-Height: 33.25 inches (almost 3 feet)- 10-15th percentile
-Weight: 23.2 lbs- 10th percentile
-FOC (head): 18.6 in. (her BMI is around 14%)

The nurse and doctor were both impressed with how well both of them were talking and interacting. She made me feel a lot better about the potty training thing (she said to lay off for a few weeks and see if she'll bring it up). We have had a couple of successful tries with both of the girls, so I'm hopeful that its not far off.

Here's a couple of pics from tonight of my cuties- I can't believe I don't have babies anymore!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Can't believe my little girl turned 3 yesterday!!! It really doesn't seem like that much time has passed. We had a wonderful day yesterday. It was my first day back at work, so the girls spent the day at grammy's (getting spoiled, I'm sure). After Jaron brought them home, we went swimming and had chocolate ice cream (2 of Makayla's favorites). Then, Jaron took her to Walmart to pick out a birthday surprise- her choice was a Dora purse filled with goodies.

Thinking back to 3 years ago, I could have never dreamed about my now 3 year old. She is such a special little girl. She's very feisty, but very sweet. She's always so concerned about everyone, especially when her little sister is unhappy. She definitely has a stubborn streak (hmmm, wonder who she gets that from?), but is learning how to be patient and understanding. She has learned her manners better than I could have hoped to teach her, and is SO smart. She's known her ABC's for a year and talks as well as most 4 year olds I know. She absolutely loves anything having to do with being a girl- dressing up, jewelry, makeup, the works. She's becoming so independent- wants to dress herself, leave her hair down (we're working on her independence in the toilet training area- she doesn't really care about that part). She is so much fun and very rarely has a bad day. She is so thoughtful and has to make sure she gives everyone hugs and kisses before she leaves a place. She loves to pray and talk about the Bible stories she learns. My heart melts every time I hear Brynley and her having a conversation- I just can't believe how much they are both growing. Makayla has held our hearts since her first appearance and has been such a blessing to our lives. We love you monkey!!!

Didn't get many pictures of yesterday, but she was happy to show off the contents of her new purse, so here you go...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fall Preview...

Ok, if you haven't heard me rave about Divine Consign, I'll let you read this previous post...

DC Obsession

My girls were happy to model their clothes this year (well, only one outfit each, but I got them a whole lot of CUTE stuff- and I still have 2 sales to go... yay!!!). Glad to be back home after a long week, but I had tons of fun. Have a good weekend all!!!

(If you're wondering what Makayla is holding, I got them a bag of Incredibles toys. They were both a little excited about that- and their Dora bean bag chair). GO TO DIVINE CONSIGN!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Party fun

The girls had so much fun at their party tonight (well, I guess that would be yesterday since its after midnight, ugh)...
We celebrated by doing some of their favorite things- jumping, sliding, bouncing, eating pizza and of course cake/cupcakes!!! Thanks to all who were able to make it- you truly blessed our girls by being there and have created a great memory. I'm gearing up for an awesome week at DIVINE CONSIGN in Arlington, but I wanted to make sure and get some pics on here b/c I won't be on a computer for a few days. You're welcome. :)

Josh and Beckham zooming down the big slide

A couple of the cutest red heads ever

Birthday girl zooming away

E5- way too busy to stop for a pic

ABL and Cbug (I can call him that b/c I'm family, right?) :)

He has some really cute smiles, but I just love this Beckham face. :)

Hello, heartbreaker. Cannon really makes me like the idea of arranged marriages for my girls. Well, just one, I don't think he could handle 2.

Cutie pie preggos

This was after she said, I'm done playing- let's eat cake!!

"Sharing" the car

Bryn agrees with big sis- let's EAT!!

Addy pushing Makayla

Sweetie Ava

They were all supposed to be taking a picture- here's some of them...

...and a few more... they were all WAY too busy playing.

FINALLY, pizza and apple juice...

How awesome is this cake that Libby made?!?

LOVE it!!!

Bryn doesn't really like a whole lot of attention- she was just staring at everyone singing to her...

Ummm... can I just have a cupcake please??

Oh, yeah!! Going...



I keep forgetting to take family pics of us... here's our attempt after we got home

Brynley on her new comforter. Good NIGHT!!!