Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Tidbits

- This week was a good week. MMO started back. Everyone is healthy. 

- During bible study on Monday night Kellen emailed me this picture and it made me laugh.

- This little girl is ready to take off. It won't be long. 

- I have a feeling we will be doing this a lot this summer since it will be so hot. 

- Zoey had lunch with her bff, Lindley on Tuesday. We enjoyed her mommy's company too! :)

- This little boy loves a good play-set.

- Avery has gotten over her fear of play ground slides this week. We were at Chick-fil-a when the magical moment happened. She is so proud of her self.

- It's easy to take pictures of Zoey right now because she can't go anywhere. And she is cute.

- Maddux is a big boy. On Tuesday (at mmo) he got put in timeout 3 times for turning the lights off on people. I know it shouldn't, but it kind of makes me laugh. Thursday he got a good report.

- Avery wanted to sit with Zoey in her stroller. Zoey wasn't as thrilled about it as she was but it worked. 

- I hope they love each other forever. Sweet sisters. Avery is normally very patience with Zoey.

- On Tuesday, A and M made ants out of playdoh at school. My mom has the picture of Maddux. They were both so proud of them. Maddux carried his around until it was broken.

- When Zoey wakes up from her nap, A and M love to go and get her. It's really cute and Zoey gets the biggest smile on her face when they walk in. 

- Avery insisted on getting in her bed and "reading" her a couple of books.

- If you have a toddler, you should definitely get these. They are called, My Busy Books. It is a book and in the back is a mat and little plastic characters. They have Cars, Princesses, My Little Pony, Thomas and many more. My kids play with them everyday. 

- Maddux teetee'd in the front yard this week which was fine UNTIL he turned around and started pooping standing up. Needless to say, I freaked a little. At least he didn't poop in his underwear (right?!?!?).

- Both of the bushes in the front yard a in full bloom. Yay!!

- We found a baby snake in the front yard yesterday. Not cool at all since I put my baby on the ground to play.

- Maddux tried to teetee on the Chick-fil-a playground on Tuesday. Maybe it was a bad thing to show him how to teetee outside.

-  Zoey is almost 8 months old. How did that happen?

- Kellen and I get to go to a wedding tonight! Yay!!

- Have you ever seen, My Big Fat Gypsies Wedding? Wow.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


The first Thursday in March my mom treated me, my sister-in-law Julie and my friend Diane to dinner and tickets to see TSO. It was super awesome (minus the country number they did at the end) and we had great seats. I was sitting center stage. If you ever get the chance to see TSO in concert take it. It is definitely an experience. Lights, fires and loud classical music! 

I was surprised to find out that TSO gives to a portion of every ticket to a charity in the city that they are visiting. Very cool!

Diane and I

Julie and Mom

Giving to the charity.

Thanks mom for dinner and the ticket! You are the best and I had a great night.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Midweek Randoms

- My camera has been missing for weeks and tonight while I was cleaning up I moved a chair and there it was! Surely it hasn't been weeks since I've moved the chair....

- Avery has night terrors on the days she doesn't get a nap.

- Rarely am I in a picture. Even more rarely am I in a picture with all my kids! I love this even though we had JUST woken up. Everyone looks funny but they were all happy to be in my lap. Happy momma. 

- Kellen and I saw this trailer the other day and I thought it was super funny. It says consignment store. 

- Kellen is funny. Most of the time.

- The kids got a sweet package in the mail from Nona (Cohen's grandmother). Each one got a bulldawg outfit and Avery insisted that I let her try her dress on the moment I took it out of the package.

- Avery loves wearing dresses and hates wearing jeans.

- The kids and I washed the car this week. They both LOVED helping me and actually did a good job. This is a picture of Tori and Avery after we had finished.

- Maddux decided to run off and play with the other boys. I have LOVED seeing his personally develop. Avery has always been super social which I think is normal for girls and Maddux has just started interacting and playing with other boys. Super fun!

- This sweet girl just watched. 

- By the way, she is a terrible napper but she is cute so that helps.

- I found these chevon patterned pjs at our new Old Navy and I just had to have them.

- Our new Old Navy is awesome.

- These are the two bushes in front of our house. One always blooms first and the other looks blah. Wish they would bloom together.

- We are getting some trees cut down and another tree trimmed next week. I think Maddux will really enjoy watching.

- Spring is in the air. We have been spending a lot of time outside and the kids love it!

- We have a TON of azaleas in our backyard and Avery told me that she wants those flowers at her wedding. What I was thinking was...I hope you get married during the spring in about a two week time frame...

- Here is Maddux playing with his trains. If you know him, you know that he LOVES Thomas and usually has him close by. Love this kid. He seriously is the sweetest, most tender hearted boy every. 

- Maddux is shy in public but very outgoing at home. I wish I could record everything he says.

- I love my kids so much that sometimes it hurts! I'm one lucky mom!

Monday, March 12, 2012

7 Months

ZOEY! You are 7 months old! Oh my WORD.

- You are such a sweet girl.
- You weigh around 19.5 pounds. 
- You are eating 4 to 5 bottles a day.
- You are eating solids for dinner and sometimes lunch.

- You are wearing size 9-12 month clothes.
- You are wearing size 3 diapers but almost need 4.
- You are sleeping ok. Some night are good and some night a bad. I don't get it.
- You are rolling better. Finally. Most of the time it's when you are in your crib and you roll from back to stomach.

- I'm pretty sure you will start crawling earlier then A and M.
- You love sitting on the floor and playing with your box of toys.
- Still have no teeth.
- Your brother and sister LOVE you.


You are such a fun addition to our family. I can't wait to see you grow but can you please slow down a little?? I love getting you out of your bed every morning and looking into your beautiful blue eyes. I thank God everyday for you and I love you so much.

Love, Mommy

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Ballet

My mom invited all of her girls to the ballet/tea party and we had a blast! The show this year was Cinderella and it was done so beautifully. I wanted to share some pictures of our experience. By the third act Avery was a little restless and asked if it was over every.single.time someone clapped. Bless her. She has been dance since....

Lorelei and Avery at the clock.

So excited about Cinderella!

Thanks Nana for the invitation!

Loved the costumes.

The clock and the fairy godmother.

Cinderella and her carriage.

After act 1. They love each other!

Prince Charming in white tights......

The Step Sisters (who were actually men) were SO funny.

At the ball.

They are in love! 

Practicing at the end of 2nd act.

At the tea party. It was adorable! As we walked in we were greeted by people asking each little girl if they wanted a crown or a wand. Avery chose a wand and Lorelei wanted a crown! Each person had a plate full of fun food and we were served tea. Avery also got her picture taken with the cast.

It was so hard to get her attention in that crowded room so she looks "interesting".

Now she looks like she is trying to get away...haha!

We had a blast!