Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flood Warning

Bath time.... the sink....
...for not much longer.
I'm tired of having to put the kitchen rug in the dryer after every one of Sam's floods, er I mean baths!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Phil and Carrie
Mara, Emily, Becca, and Sam

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rain, rain...go away!

On a cold rainy day like today, the girls and sunshine in these pictures warm me up a little bit.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Motherhood Lesson #393

Check to make sure that hubby put the baby's diaper on straight BEFORE putting him in the johnny-jump-up. Be prepared to clean poopy off of toes if you don't.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Motherhood Lesson #392

Remember this lesson from last winter?
Well, I guess this could be an addendum to it.....
If you have a newly potty trained child and hear, "I'm done...", take your scarf off first.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

Turkey cookies for Thanksgiving. The girls loved making them almost as much as eating them.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mmmmmm, Cake!

Doesn't have much taste though!

Monday, December 7, 2009

So Lucky

...that God picked me to be the mommy of these three hoodlums...
...and that my husband is a fabulous photographer and is so good at catching these priceless memories.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I've never seen cuter pumpkins.

We've finally reached the end of my catch-up posts. I know most of you are getting ready for Christmas now, but how could you resist looking at these super cute pumpkins. I'm not sure what's cuter in this picture, Emily's hat or her "Seriously?" face or Becca's "Cheese" face, or Sam's butterball-ness!
We started our trick-or-treating at Nana and Papa's house. That poor cat....he gets abused by Mara about once a week and still hasn't learned to go hide.
Then we hit a few houses on our block.
And ended the night with some candy bowl diving.
If there are cuter pumpkins out there, I haven't seen them!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fast Forward

How in the world did she go from this... this.... what seems like overnight.
I'm afraid to take a potty break cause she might be going to college when I get back.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Roly Poly

Look at those legs! I LOVE me some baby fat rolls....and this little man has plenty.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fancy Frances Soirée

This is catch up post #.....oh well, I've lost track. I do know that there are only two more 'catch-up' posts left before I'll have to go back and catch up on blogging about the last three weeks while I was blogging about the last two months....did you get all that?!

Anyway, we got to be in Memphis for my niece's 5th birthday party. It was a dress-up party at a cute little bakery in town. Here is Mara and the birthday girl, Frances putting away the yummy cookies.
And here's Emily making her fancy pearl necklace.....
And all three of my beautiful princesses deep in concentration....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So loved

You can tell how old these pictures are by how little the little monkey is in them.

I LOVE these pictures. We have pictures of Mara snuggling with Em when she was tiny....Mara and Em snuggling with Becca when she was tiny....and now these. There's not a picture of Becca snuggling this night cause I'm sure her stubborn filter was turned on!

This little monkey is definitely SO loved.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Confidence with a Capital "G"

Gymnastics that is.

Oh, and this is catch up post #4 if anyone is keeping track.

The girls started gymnastics in October, and they love, love, LOVE it! Here they are waiting as patiently as they can for class to start.
None of them are incredible athletic but they are all doing so well. Emily did a tuck roll for the first time (she wouldn't even try it for five weeks) last week and you should have seen how proud she was. We probably won't ever do gymnastics competitively, but for the time being it's a fun way to run off some energy and add a little confidence.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

My baby girl turns three.

Catch up post #3.

Becca Sue is now three. We had a great birthday party at Build-A-Bear. Look at all of these great looking kids...
I think this is my all time favorite picture of my baby girl. She was holding her bear's heart in her hands and making a wish. This girl is serious about her wish making...she stayed just like this for a full five minutes!
Heidi, this picture is for the rehearsal dinner slide show in about twenty years!
Look at this sweet face. Is this really the same face that screams "NO" 24/7 and spends half of her days in time-out?
All of the kids had a great time and my three girls still sleep with their bear/bunny/puppy every night.

Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl. You still are my sweet Becca even though everything goes through your stubborn filter. I love you and your little strong will. I pray that God uses that strong will in mighty ways.