Monday, August 31, 2009

Crazy 8

Out at the mall we have a new store that just opened called Crazy 8 and it's in the Gymboree family of stores. Just based on this, I knew that I would love the store and I was so right. Cuteness everywhere for girls and boys. I told Anders that I wanted to "look" around but looking around soon turned into purchasing. How could I resist and Hayden and Lily don't have any clothes for fall that still fit.

While there, Hayden was playing around with a cute little blond haired girl who was close to his age. They were talking and just goofing around. The next thing you know she leaned in and kissed him on the cheek. The mom was so embarrased and apologized several times. Hayden heard the mom say this to me and he ran over and said, "It's ok mommy...I liked it." What am I going to do with this boy?


Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School

School started back on August 12, so I'm a little late in posting this. We've all been sick with colds and a virus but I guess better late than never, right?

Here's Will's first day of 8th. grade. He's changed a lot during the summer. I can't believe that he's almost as tall as me too.

The little ones, Hayden and Lily, were still in their jammies and weren't too happy to see him go. They were watching him get in the car and once the car drove off they were both crying.


Friday, August 14, 2009

17 Months Old

17 months...Did I really just type that my Lily is now 17 months old? Where is the time going?

The pictures were taken last week at Chuck-E-Cheese. We went last Thursday night with my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew. They were in town from Louisville, KY. It's nice that the kids all got to play together and I think everyone had a great time! Lily knows exactly where the coins go...ha-ha!!! She was riding in the car with Hayden.

This little girl can CLIMB and I mean she climbs on EVERYTHING!! At the moment she has a scuffed up chin due to falling off the coffee table onto the love seat and she got fabric burn. Didn't phase her a bit...she tried to climb right back up. Also, this week I left the kitchen for minutes and came back to see her standing up on the kitchen table. You name it...she'll climb it.

Here's some other facts about her:

- Very attached to her pacifier. When she gets sleepy she needs it and she'll want it for a bit till she gets completely woke up.

- Can say Fritz, Will, Mommy, Daddy, Dee which is for Hayden, tree, sippy, paci, shoe, wow, no, poo, bath and hi.

- Becoming very independent. She wants to do it all by herself. Doesn't like for you to help her. Gets frustrated when it doesn't or won't work for her.

- Starting to throw a few fits. They consist of her laying down on the floor face first and crying. But she will lay herself down easy though.

- She will growl at you if something does go her way or she gets upset about something.

- She doesn't stand for Hayden taking things from her anymore. Now, she'll just scream when he does it or until he gives it back. Sometimes I let them hash it out between them others, I play referee.

- When Hayden goes to time-out. She goes with him to keep him company and if he cries, she cries too.

- Loves to look at books.

- Bath time is the best time of the day for her. If I say "who wants to get a bath," she'll go running to the bathroom lickety split and trying to pull her clothes off.

- Adores Will. She just loves him.

- Thinks all dogs are Fritz (our yorkie-poo)She chases him around the house petting him and trying to kiss him all the time.

- Gives good kisses and hugs.

- Loves to be outside.

- Her hair is getting longer and she has soft curls in the back. The sides are growing too but the top is still just fine baby hair. When her hair is wet it looks like she's got a baby mullet going on...ha-ha!!

- Like to give you high-fives.

- Cutting 3 molars at one time and is drooling everywhere. (Poor baby)


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Scrapology 2009

On Friday afternoon I left for a girls weekend of scrapping in St. Louis. It was a blazing hot weekend so it was nice to be inside having fun. I got home late Sunday afternoon.

The Double Tree Hotel in St. Louis, MO. The event was held here in their banquet room. We stayed here also and the rooms were very nice.

Jana and Kelly scrapping away!!

Lynn joined us on Saturday morning. She flew her plane down from Springfield, IL and Kelly went to pick her up at the airport. Glad she made it.

Kelly finished her Lickety Splits boardbook. It documented the pond from start to finish. It turned out really cute.

The event was sold out. About 175 scrappers for the entire weekend = a lot of fun!!

On Saturday we took a break for dinner and took a drive through Forest Park. They still had the arch up from the All-Star baseball game so we all got out for pictures. It was nice that Kelly lived there and knew all the spots to go see while on our little break from scrapping.

Kelly, myself and Jana.

Myself, Lynn and Jana.

Through the glass is where they bottle the rootbeer.

One AWESOME rootbeer float.

We went to eat at Fitz's Rootbeer for dinner on Saturday night down in The Loop was an excellent choice.