Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Indulgence (or should I say "Indulgences?)

You have probably read some of my previous posts about my indulgences for myself and Lindsey while Robert is out of town. Well, Robert left this morning (really early) for Pensacola again. So that meant that the girls were going to Wal-Mart. We love that place! I thought that I would show you what we got for ourselves this time. We also got something to make for when Daddy comes home but I can't tell you what it is on here - it has to be a surprise for him on Friday.

Yes, I know this is cleaner but it is what I got for myself. Our shower will be sparkly clean when Robert comes home! Yea! I have already spent about twenty minutes cleaning this morning.I guess I kinda cheated because I also got myself a new nail polish. And right after cleaning, I sat down and did my toes. Aren't they pretty?Well, I guess I cheated again because I am pretty certain that I will be eating some of these too. But Lindsey is excited to have some after lunch today.And this is the first time (I think) that we have gotten something for Reagan while Daddy is gone. With swimming coming soon, I figured she might need a big towel to wrap up in to dry off and warm up.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Fun

Of course, we all know what Memorial Day means. A day to remember all the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. These people are amazing. I was explaining to Lindsey this morning about what it means to have a Memorial Day. She was so cute saying that she knows someone in the Army - our good friend, John Williams, who is actually in Iraq right now. Then I went on to tell her about those in my family who have served in the past. Both my granddad's were in the armed forces, one in the Army and one in the Air Force. She thought that was really cool to know too. By this time, though, she was getting bored so we stopped there (sorry Blasingame family, we didn't get to talk about you) but we did chose her jean shorts that have red, silver (white) and blue fireworks on them. So adorable!

Then came dressing Reagan. Lindsey was given this really cute red, white, and blue outfit when she was an infant and I was sad that Reagan wouldn't be able to wear it for July 4th but today works just as well. So, here is Reagan in the cutest Patriotic outfit ever (in my opinion!)

We have a picture kinda like this of Lindsey - if I had a scanner I would share it with you. Guess you'll just have to come over and see the hard copy in our photo album!Reagan decided she doesn't like the feel of the grass. She was trying to keep her legs up off of it - she almost fell over a couple times.
Then Daddy saved her so she was all grins!
Another great thing about Memorial Day for us was daddy was home! Yea!!! Lindsey was really excited when I told her yesterday that he didn't have to go to work. She thought he would have to go into the office because it was a Monday. Nope, not today! We got to have him home all day with us (which is good because tomorrow he leaves to go to Pensacola again for the rest of the week). So we started the morning pretty late hanging out at home a little. Then we went shopping some because who doesn't go shopping on a holiday? Robert then decided that he would like either bar-b-que or a hamburger for lunch since that is what you are supposed to have on Memorial Day. I don't usually pick bar-b-que if given a choice, so I said burgers! And then we decided to get them from The Firehouse. Those of you who live in Abilene - yum! It is actually a bar but they make delicious burgers. We called in the order and took our food to the park. We also called in our friends the Voss' to go with us. Always so much fun!

Well, being the horrible mother that I am, Reagan had never been in a swing. So we took full advantage of today with the beautiful weather and went swinging. She had a blast! Here are a few of the pictures I took.
The first shot - yes, that is a smile!I like this one because of the beautiful blue sky (and the little girl is pretty cute, too!)Toward the end of swinging, she was all balled up in the swing. She was loving it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Reagan is Ten Months Old

So Reagan is now 10 months old. Wow! I can hardly believe it. Not much to update you with as far as milestones go. She is still not really crawling. I did ask her pediatrician when to start worrying about that and he said never. Many kids go from scooting or rolling to walking. I guess that might be what her plan is, if she has a plan. She is a super happy baby though. She loves to smile at everyone she sees. Just walking through Wal-Mart, she gets everyone's attention because of her cute smile and little laugh. She has started this little "scrunch up my nose and squint my eyes" type of smile that is really cute. You can see the beginning of the scrunch in this picture.
She has also just recently been playing with her tongue. She will stick it out and twist it and roll it and, of course, spit with it. It is fun to watch and listen to all the little sounds that she is able to make with her tongue. Who knew a tongue would be so entertaining?

As you can see in the pictures, Reagan's skin is bad again. We had planned on going to Sears to take her pictures on Thursday but, of course, her cheeks got bad once I made the appointment. For about two or three weeks they were perfect but as soon as I planned on pictures, they got red and irritated again. So, needless to say, we cancelled our appointment. I just don't know what to do about her skin. I use the prescription on it. I use Vaseline. It goes away. It comes back. So very frustrating!

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Guess what we did yesterday? Yep, painted nails. This time they were Lindsey's nails but she wanted them all different colors again so that we could be the same. We also painted her toes to be the same color as mine. Don't worry, all ten toes are the same color!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Little Beautician!

Lindsey loves to have her nails painted, I don't. But alas, being a good mom, I let her paint mine yesterday. And here, ladies and gentlemen, is what I got.
Isn't it just wonderful? All Robert said about it was, "That should make you happy. She's a girly girl!" Funny!

And yes, each nail was a different color!

I'm Old!

That's right everyone. I'm starting a new decade in my life - the 30's! My birthday was on Saturday and my wonderful hubby and his sister had a fun surprise party for me.

A little side note - each first Friday night of the month we have a game night at the church building with the young marrieds and young families. I love having this time to be around people who are my age. You know, all day every day with two precious girls is great but I do need some grown up time, too. Anyway, I was sick this last game night and wasn't able to go. The next day I had told Robert that it would be a great birthday to have a game night with all my friends. So he started planning a party without my knowing. And I am so glad that he did.

Saturday night I thought that we (Robert and I) would be going out with our good friends, Jeff and Katherine to celebrate my getting old. Barbara had said that the girls could go to her house that night so off we were to drop them off and then go to dinner at the Beehive (by the way, honey, you still owe me that!) Well, you guessed it, when we walked in there were all my close friends (with a few exceptions). They all did a great job of keeping the secret because I had no idea of what was going on. Especially the fact that one of my best friends from high school came. I hadn't seen Alisha since September. It was so great to talk with her and catch up some.
Me and Alisha!

Dinner was fixed (yummy Monte Cristo sandwiches and apple salad). It was all so wonderful. And then they brought out my cake. Several years ago, Robert discovered the Chocolate Decadence cake from McKay's Bakery. And lo and behold, that is what my birthday cake was this year. So good! They also had mint chocolate chip ice cream and vanilla ice cream with lots and lots of toppings. The toppings included snickers bars, caramel and chocolate syrup, cherries, etc. Wow - talk about being really full!

Then we played games. It started with Catch Phrase which is always fun watching people try to figure out first what a word is and then second try to get people to guess that word. Fun! Then after a few games of that we moved on to Rummikub. Probably my most favorite game right now. I love it. We split up girls at one table and guys at the other. It was great!

Oh, and after everyone went home, I really wished I had thought of taking a picture of all of us together. I am so sad that I don't have that to post on here and show y'all my wonderful friends.

Thank you to everyone who came and helped get it all together. I had a blast and expect it every year now!!! Just kidding but I really did enjoy the night.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lindsey's Last Day of School

Today was Lindsey's last day of school for the year. Sad day for me (oh, and for her too). She has really enjoyed this year. She made many new friends and had wonderful teachers. Ms. April and Ms. Anne are amazing. They loved on Lindsey each day and (I think) enjoyed having her as a student. Reagan and I were able to go to Lindsey's end of the year party which included pizza for lunch and banana splits for dessert. She loved her pizza but didn't really get the of idea of having a real banana split. Maybe one day she'll learn. Here are the pictures...
Lindsey's teachers for this year - Ms. April and Ms. Anne. Great ladies!No pictures of the pizza but here is Lindsey saying no to all the toppings except for the mini M&M's. Crazy girl doesn't know what she is missing out on!
And as you can tell, Lindsey is winding down after eating lunch.This was Lindsey's reaction to me telling her that Reagan and I needed to leave.And nothing would be complete without a picture of Reagan. I call this her push-up but one of our friends, Chandra, thinks she is trying to perfect the yoga position, downward facing dog. Funny!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

End of the Year Program

So each year at Young Children's World, there is an end of the year program. The first year we were there was really cute. Lindsey's class was the youngest and of course the best! Then last year happened. Lindsey was so excited for the program to come. Her class had ordered t-shirts and everything. She was very much looking forward to it but on the day of the program, she was sick. I don't remember exactly what it was but we had to take her to Dr. J's Clinic. So, needless to say, she missed her program last year. So leading up to this program I kept asking her how she felt. And she felt great until nap time on Monday. Then she said her tummy hurt. Luckily it passed and we made it to the program. So here are some of the pictures that we took. She did great!
Before the program - my parents and Reagan.Lindsey did a great job of standing still with her hands behind her back - even when she really wanted to wave to us.This was one of the pictures in the side show - yes, Lindsey is actually on a horse! Yippee!Singing her heart out!Still smiles after the program with daddy.And mommy!The whole family. We gotta work on Reagan's smile!Here is one, kinda!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wedding and Birthday Celebrations

Here are some random shots from Saturday night with Robert's family. We celebrated Barbara and Manny's upcoming wedding, Raymond's 60th birthday, my 30th birthday and James' 20th birthday. Crazy night! But lots of fun!

Aunt Lydia and Reagan playing after eating. The "Jenny" Jump Up in the background is a new favorite of Reagan's!
This was towards the end of the night. Pretty cute, the two of them doing a puzzle together and wearing the Mickey ears!
This is Uncle Guy with Reagan. He loves playing with her. And she seems to enjoy it also.
Raymond got a card that had the music from Star Wars. Everyone loved it.Barbara opening one of her cards.
Barbara's t-shirt quilt from her grandparents.
Lindsey really liked one of my cards. It had Tinker Bell on it and sang the "I Can Fly, I Can Fly, I Can Fly" song from Peter Pan.Hope you enjoyed the recap!

What a Wonderful Mother's Day

My Mother's Day started by my daughter, Lindsey, opening my bathroom door and turning on the brightest light ever! Or so it seems that way when you are completely asleep! Robert had told her to not turn on the bedroom light so she found the next best thing - and wow, was it bright! But that is okay, they brought me breakfast in bed. Yummy pancakes, sausage, and strawberries and fruit dip. I was also given some pretty flowers - red roses and pretty potted flowers from Lindsey that she did at school. It was all so sweet that I really didn't want to get out of bed after it all. But it was Sunday, of course, so I did.
Robert went and got Reagan up for me while I was getting ready some. He also gave Lindsey a bath since we didn't have time on Saturday night because they were out doing Mother's Day stuff.

Next was church. It was nice. My hubby was able to sit with me this week. He got someone to cover the audio system in the back so that he could be with his girls. Yea - that was the best!

Then lunch with my mommy. It was great. We got her flowers and a card (and bought her lunch). I told her we just got the flowers and card because then she doesn't have to pack anything else (they are moving this summer). And the flowers were in a vase that belongs to me so she has to give it back and not move it. And I figured with all the chaos of packing and the house being a wreck (but a nice wreck, mom and dad!) she could look at the flowers and smile a time or two and rest a little so that she can get up and pack more boxes!

After that, we went to Robert's aunt's house to say goodbye to his family that was here over the weekend (more about that later). Then home to our wonderful house. To take wonderful naps. All of us! Only to wake up almost three hours later! Yea for long naps!

Then dinner at Double Dave's. I love that place! So good!

Back home and in bed! What a great day - relaxing and full of people I love. Thank you honey! I love you!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lindsey's Horse, Finally!

Here is the long awaited picture of Lindsey's horse that she painted on our Wonderful Wednesday. Pretty, huh? She choose all the colors herself and painted it too. She loves going to Mine By Design!
And this next lovely picture is what happened in our lives today. I had gone to eat lunch with my dad and then to Wal-Mart. Everything was fine until I came home and got out of the van. I heard this really loud sound. Kinda a sizzling, hissing sound. I thought maybe it was some condensation on the engine somewhere. I walked around the front of the car and could tell it wasn't from under the hood. It was the front passenger tire. Apparently there was a pretty large hole in the tire. I called Robert to tell him and held the phone by the tire and he said it sounded like the wind. Pretty loud, huh? Well, needless to say, I didn't get to go pick up Lindsey from school and had to call for backup from Lydia. Jeremy, you were next on the list to call since you guys have about fifty carseats!
That is what is going on here. Next week is Lindsey's end of the year program at school. Hopefully she will actually be in it this year. Last year she got sick that day with a really high temp. and was unable to go. I plan to post pictures from that Tuesday or Wednesday. But because I said that, you are more likely to see the pictures Thursday or Friday. We'll see how it goes!