Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sorry kids . . . . . . Mama is CHEAP!!

Mariah is in love with the movie Tangled, in fact sometimes I think she believes she is Rapunzel (Oh to be 3 and have an imagination). She wears her Rapunzel dress daily and I was looking for some hair for her.
Well my mom did buy her one (aka: 5 feet of long tangly mess that are still to be found all over our house and in Ayla's diaper, Oh yes!!) which after 1 month turned into an enormous hair ball. It was later disposed of while my pretty one was sleeping :).

I found a few yarn alternatives that were beautiful but I still couldn't bring myself to pay 30.00 for. SO . . . . one must get creative. Walmart yarn, hot glue, and .99 flowers = Rapunzel hair for 2.79 and I probably have enough to make fifty of these. And she loves it, and that's all that matters!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Ayla is getting teeth at an Incredible Rate, I feel like she gets a tooth every week. So far she has 6 little pearly whites shining through! And like all of my munchkins so far, they are so random in how they come in, not at all like the charts I was forced to memorize in hygiene school. All of Ayla's teeth are on her left side, weird huh!! I am just loving these cute little chicklets when she smiles, but I am sad to think that losing that gummy smile is just another notch on her way to becoming a toddler.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumkin Patch

One of my favorite things about Fall is PUMPKINS!!! I love to eat them, cook with them, smell them, paint them and most of all pick them out! The kids look forward to picking out just the right ones. Chase is very quick, and Mariah wants to peruse the merchandise before making her selection.

(And the hunt is on!!)

(Mariah's prize after about 45 minutes)

(Trying to carry sisters pumpkin)

(Ayla was uninterested and quite annoyed that we uprooted her from her playroom and dropped her down on the dusty earth with these big orange things - she basically wanted to be carried and inspect her pumpkin from the arms of daddy )

(My 3 lovely's and their pumpkin picks)

(Yes, I was actually able to be in a shot)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My blessings!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yes, I'm still blogging!!

Life with three munchkins started out to be CRAZY, but after settling into a routine we are back on track. The kids are loving having Ayla here. Sometimes I think Ayla is begging me for a time out!!! Life is good, we are blessed beyond measure and enjoying our new family of 5!!

Jordan surprised Chase by taking him to "Thomas Live." Of course he loved every minute of it.

Ayla and her Aunt Lori (I think the kids would go live with Uncle Dave and Aunt Lori if I let them!!)

Chase's Christmas present from Grandaddy, an electric Polar Express Train.

Chase's pants strings, too funny not to capture!!

"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them" Psalms 127

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome Ayla Grace!!!

On Tuesday, November 9 at 1:28 pm we met little Ayla Grace. She was 6 lb 15 oz and was 19.5 in. What a little blessing she is!!!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

My fairy little princess!

A couple of weeks ago Chase and Jordan went out and Mariah and I stayed home to play. We played princesses for hours. She loves these Disney princesses with stretchy outfits. Of course she was adorned in her own tutu. We normally start the day around here with her dressed from head to toe in a princess dress and jewelry or "jewy" as she says. I love to hear her say "Mama, I beau-ti-ful." I love watching her little mind pretend to be Belle and be swept away by her prince. In these last couple days I have been realizing that she is not my little baby anymore. In fact, a little boy at Harris Teeter called her a baby and she was very offended. It was actually quite cute, "I not a baby" she said "I a big girl, I two years old." She will always be my first little princess but I know God has given me room in my heart for two princesses!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day on the farm

Jordan and I took the kids to a local farm just for kids. They have a really neat petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, a huge playground and tons of hay to jump in. The kids really enjoy it and they can expel a lot of energy!! Mariah did much better this time being a year older, but Chase is still freaked out by the chicken coop. They both enjoyed the petting zoo more than last year, but it is still intimidating when these goats are coming up to you, biting your clothes and are about eye level!! The baby ones are so adorable though!!