Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Abby was following Ellie all over their house and for once E was really patient. After Barbara got home, we all played outside in the pool. Well, I sat there like a beached whale while they played. Tomorrow we are off to the lake. I'll take some more pics then.
**Big Bed Update**
At the risk of jinxing myself, I just wanted to let you know that Ellie loves the big bed. She has slept in it at night and for naps and we've not had any trouble. She still calls me to come get her instead of getting out herself. I'm sure that will not last forever, but I'll take what I can get.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
These are the girls she danced with.
She was (and is) VERy proud of her trophy.
Posing with GranJan. She was a flamingo in the show.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Not sure why, but I look a little drunk here. If anything, it was fatigue. I went to hear SDT play the night before. Here's Ellie's beautiful new dress from Ward and Samm that she wore to church.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Sunday we had a delicious and very southern dinner (ham, red rice, butter beans, broccoli salad and brown and serve rolls oh, and of course macaroni and cheese) (YUM!!) at my mom's cousin Sharon's house. Her son Austin is my godson and Ellie's favorite older cousin. He is a great kid, super soccer star and aspiring drummer. Here's Ellie hanging out with him.
Monday night we celebrated my brother Ward's 27th (what??!!) birthday. We had quiche and salad and I made a layered taco dip in honor of cinco de mayo. And Ward's Samm made the best guacamole I've had in a long time (besides Melissa's).
Check out our redneck candle. We couldn't find the bday ones so we had to improvise.
The kiddos (and a few taller helpers) played with Ellie's parachute after dinner.
Then there was some (totally normal and not at all redneck) brotherly head shaving in the back yard. That's Ward with the clippers and Tyler is the brave (stupid) one in the chair.
Yesterday Ellie went to gymnastics and dance class and then slept for 3 hours in the afternoon. It was a great day for me.
Today we met the contractor at my mom's house to get some estimates for the work she wants to have done. Then I (finally) went to the eye doctor. We had lunch at my Grandma and Papa's house (fried chicken and pork chops and okra soup). Ward entertained us with some tunes after we ate. If only music cancelled out calories.