Sunday, August 16, 2009

1000 words

Well, I probably won't write 1000, but since I have no pictures, I will try.

My new phone takes decent pictures so I have been lazy about getting the big camera out to capture cute pics of the girls. Also, AM moves like lightning and mostly to dangerous places for her so I can't step away much. The phone is mostly in my pocket or in sight so it's easier. Unfortunately, I don't have a way to get those cute pictures from the phone to the computer. I am going to get a cord or card this week so I can share my terrific phone photography with all my fans. Well, the girls' fans.

And I will also try to get the big camera out more this week.

Ann Marie is not walking yet, but she is a climbing maniac. Her favorite place to be right now is standing up facing the back of the kiddie rocking chair. She can climb up and stands there and rocks while standing. Then she can turn anround and sit down and rock. It is hilarious to watch. She also loves to climb up on the fireplace hearth. Even though the couch is in front of it and I have blocked both ends with furniture and toys, she still manages to get on it.

All of a sudden she is really able to communicate with us too. She understands what we are saying and sometimes will even sign words like "more" when she wants more food. She is really good at expressing her throwing things. Not pretty. I am trying to break her of this habit.

At her check up, she weighed 17 lbs 14 oz and was 28 1/2 inches long. She will eat ANYTHING, ANYTIME. Her favorites are graham crackers, cheese, baby cereal with fruit, and Yogurt Melts.

Ellie starts 4K preschool Monday. She has grown up so much in the last few months. I can't believe how tall she is. At her check up Thursday, she was 40 inches tall. But she only weighs 32 lbs so she is still a stick :) Nothing gets by her now. She picks up on things from TV and music and asks all kinds of questions. Consider that your warning- watch what you say around her :) She knows all her letters and some of the sounds. She can copy anything that you write and is really great at drawing. The detail in her drawing and coloring has changed a lot recently.

AM is torturing Ellie right now by stealing all the pieces of the puzzle she is trying to finish. Guess I better go referee......

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Home from Carolina

We had a great visit in SC as usual. It was busy and fun. Here is our journey in pictures.

Playing WOLF (Wiffle Ball Golf) will Uncle Davey
Hanging out at the WOLF Course

Watching "Dorofy" Otherwise known as "The Wizard of Oz" They were waiting for the witch part.

Getting ready for DORA LIVE!! Matching dresses from Granny

Crashed out with Tyler while I went to a "meeting" aka to see "Harry Potter"

Trying to get a cute matching picture.....just about impossible

Impromptu Dance Party in the Dining Room. Tutu cute!!

Beach Babe

Gymnastics with Gran Jan. E has almost perfected her big girl cartwheel

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Tonight we were leaving my Granny's house and Ellie looked up and saw the basketball hoop. The net around the hoop is in bad shape and coming apart. Ellie was worried and wanted to know why someone had messed it up. I told her it had been there a long time and had just fallen apart. She asked if it was very old and I said yes. To which she replied, "like from when the dinosaurs were here? Were there dinosaurs right here, Mommy?"
I told her yes, that there were probably dinosaurs here, but the basketball hoop wasn't there yet. And dinosaurs don't play basketball anyway.