Monday, December 29, 2008
AND.....thought you all would enjoy these 2 incidents of the day. First, this is what I get for taking a few min. to put Olivia down for her nap....
I mean, if I were 3 and had access to toilet paper, I would probably do the same thing, wouldn't you?! haha!
****And, she has been talking about slinky snakes all morning and I had no clue what she was talking about. Well, I have a bag of Twizzlers sitting out and she finally pulled one out and asked if I wanted a slinky snake. I also realized that there were quite a few 'slinky snakes' gone and I didn't eat them and I knew Abby didn't eat them, so where could they be and how long have they been gone???......She had stuffed them under her mattress. haha! I know they couldn't have been there too long because I just opened them a day or so ago...thankfully!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The girls waiting for Nanny and Papaw to get here Sat. morning.
Olivia with my Dad. Since Abby demands most of my Moms attention-ha!, Dad gets Olivia. They are quickly becoming best buddies! :)
More gifts....Abby was so funny, every gift she opened was met with one of the following statements:
Olivia enjoying some of her new things, too!
Dad putting up Abby's new tent that Uncle and Marsha got her! haha!
Her Baby Alive...she loves this thing. She named it Olivia! So sweet!
This sort of sums up Christmas in this house....toys everywhere, Abby in costume and Scott and I playing RockBand-hahaha!
*****And, Thanks to everyone in my family for all the gifts, too! We love them, the girls love them and we appreciate it all!
******We are truly blessed to have such amazing families and friends! We love you all, and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas, too! We missed all of you that we didn't get to see and we loved spending time with those that we did see.
Olivia playing with Aunt Linda and Caleb!
hahahaha! Papaw and Jeff!
Olivia loved her gifts!
Mass chaos present opening with all the kiddos!
Olivia loves Nanny! :)
ROCKBAND! We fell in love with Rockband, and Scott and I got it for ourselves the day after Christmas. Soooo...if anyone wants to join us for some Rockband, come on over! haha!
Once everyone left the in-law's, we had Christmas with them and my sister in law/brother in law! Here's Aunt Sara and Abby with their loot and passing out everyone's gifts.
And, it's a good thing we did because Scott got REALLY sick Fri. night after we got home. And, come to find out, 11 people that were at Christmas with the Utley's were up puking that night! UGH! The girls and I have managed to not get it, so I am hoping we are in the clear. Don't know if someone just passed a virus to everyone or if it was something that everyone ate or what, but what a nightmare. Thankfully, Scott (and everyone else, as far as I know) is feeling 100% again, but he didn't even leave the bedroom yesterday, poor guy!
******On another note, ha!, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for the girls gifts and our gifts. We truly appreciate it! Even with the sickness, we are glad that we got to spend Christmas with everyone!....next year I will be spraying everyone with Lysol upon entering Ruth and Gog's house! hahaha! (yeah, you can only imagine how a germaphobe like me is reacting to this...I think I have cloroxed and lysoled everything in this house at least 20 times and I wouldn't even let Scott breathe near the girls yesterday-haha!)
Yay, the pink Barbie roller skates she wanted!
She also got a big treasure chest full of dress up clothes...I think it might be
Abby REALLY enjoyed Christmas this year....it was so fun to watch her. Olivia got her a Yo Gabba Gabba guitar that she has been eyeing at Target for the last few months. She was SO excited!
It was so sweet....I was putting Abby to bed on Christmas Eve and we were talking about the next day, and what we had planned, etc. She said, 'I already opened my gift, I thought today was Christmas!' And, she would have been totally fine with just that one gift. She can be such a sweetheart.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Yes, Dixon, it really is for you! ha!
He got to take his new toy with him today. And, look at Abby's face. If she is this excited over giving Dixon a new rope toy, I can't even imagine what tomorrow morning will be like! ha!
****In other news, Olivia had to go to the Dr. this morning. She has had a runny nose and cough for a few days and while I was quite certain it was nothing, I wanted to get her checked out before tomorrow and the traveling, etc. Thankfully, she is perfect...her lungs are clear, etc. They weighed her today and guess what she weighs??? 12lbs. 2oz. haha! She was 10lbs. 10oz. at her 2mo. appt. so she has gained 1 1/2 lbs. in 5 weeks. You go, Olivia! She still looks so small, though. Dr. Reger says she is a little muscle and strong as an ox, just like her big sister! ha! They are small but mighty! :)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Getting ready to leave for the party....Abby had to wear her tu-tu over her clothes....all night long! ha! She looked so cute!
Scott says that Abby and I 'have the same bratty look when we are mad or somewhere that we don't want to be!' Whatever, Scott!...I don't know what he is talking about! hahaha!
We left a little early for the party, and drove through the light display at the park. It was fun, and Abby loved it. We might go back this weekend, Nanny and Papaw! ;)
Party time! wooohooo!
All the kiddos got ice cream sundaes at the bar (and I uploaded a pic of Abby sitting at the bar with all the boys that is so cute, and I can't find it now....grrrr....).
Knock-knock joke time with Pete, Missy's husband! The kids were making up knock-knock jokes and Pete would act like they were so funny, it was hysterical, and the kids were loving it!
Abby and Preston! So sweet! (Preston is Missy's son, and Missy is an old friend/roommate/sorority sister from college. She is married to Amanda's brother, and lives here and it is so fun to be able to see them and have our kiddos play together!)
Monday, December 22, 2008
1. A few days ago I lost one of my diamond earrings. I got them as a Christmas present from Scott a few years ago, and I have not had them out since that very day. Well, the other day I was drying my hair and noticed one was gone. :( I looked everywhere and found the back in bed, so while I have yet to find the earring, I know it is in this house. Chances are it will show up somewhere in 10yrs or so! ha! Anyways, last night I got in bed and stuck my hand under my pillow to adjust it and felt something small and hard...MY EARRING...I was SURE of it. I grabbed it and ran to the other room to turn on the light. I turn on the light and what am I holding???....a tortilla chip crumb the exact size of my earring! aahhhahahaha! Abby was eating in our bed a few days ago, and I guess she left that behind for me. So, as I am standing there in the pitch black house, holding a crumb, I got so tickled by what was going on, I could NOT stop laughing. I laughed for a good 10min., I bet. Oh, such is life......and I still have not found the earring! haha!
2. Yesterday, Scott walked into the kitchen and saw that the vent had grabbed one of Abby's balloons and it was hovering in mid air, since the heat was on. He yells for Abby to come and see. She comes over and quickly goes to get all the other balloons in the house (we always have balloons, it has been Abby's toy of choice for almost 3yrs. now-ha!). So, there they both stand witht the balloons floating above the vent and Scott says to Abby, ''wow, look...it's MAGIC!" Abby looks at him dead serious (almost with pity, as in, how could Dad be so dumb) and says, 'no, it's not, Dad, it's because of the air!' hahahaha!
3. And, one last story. The girls and I were out last week a day or so after the winter storm and the sidewalks were still SO slick. We saw a man and his 2 teenage daughters walking out of the restaurant. The girls went and got in the car and he was on his way down to the store. Well, he hits the first slick spot and down he goes. Not hard, just on his butt, but enough to make me stop and ask if he's okay. He is laughing and says, 'yes, I'm fine...I bet my girls are just LOVING this.' Sure enough, I look over and there sits his 2 daughters in the warm car, laughing HYSTERICALLY at him!! I had to start laughing with them, because I could just see Abby and Olivia doing this to Scott, and I could just see me and my sister being the same way if we saw my Dad bite the dust like that-ha! This was almost a week ago and Abby still mentions the guy that slipped and fell EVERY day! haha!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Yummy, cake mix cookies...the messiest kind! :)
Waiting, impatiently, for them to bake!
Voila....cake mix cookies!
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- Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!