Saturday, June 27, 2009

Someone Is Excited About The Beach

We are all excited about going to the beach tomorrow. Everyday this week, one of them has said, "I wish we were leaving right now!" And, I have felt the same way!! BB is just about to burst with anticipation. She has never been to the beach before and is dreaming about all the fun we will have. She was working really hard on this story last night. She has asked a million questions and made a million plans! She has packed and repacked her little bag at least 10 times. Tomorrow....hopefully, all of her beach dreams will come true!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Art Class

BB had the best time this week taking Summer Art Class with our very own Mrs. Alice. She teaches art at the school where I teach and she holds summer art classes each summer where the kids get to learn to paint with acrylics on canvas and make clay pieces. BB has loved every minute. She was excited to bring her painting home today, but was sad it was over. We get to pick up the clay pieces next week after they are glazed. We can't wait! Thanks, Mrs. Alice and Mr. Maurice for a really fun week!!

Don't you just love her masterpiece? We do!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day Weekend

Father's Day weekend was so much fun! We got to spend time with all of our dads. And, we had a good time shopping for presents for daddy! BB picked out the cutest card. It said, "From Your Little Princess" on the front with a little white kitten in a tiara. The kitten drew her in! She loves all things kitty! And, she was so sweet. She wanted to know when Mother's Day would be here. I tried explaining that it wouldn't be until next year. But, she kept insisting...."well, it is next because after Father's Day comes Mother's Day....then Father's Day again....and that's how it goes." I do see the logic, but she couldn't understand why it is so far away. After trying to explain and looking on the calendar, I asked her why. She said, "Because I have to get a present for you!" So sweet. My heart melted.

Here are some pictures from the weekend. I wish I could put some of the sweetest ones on here...but they show her beautiful face!

Reading with Papa:

Swimming at Grandpa's house....sharing a float with Lacy!
BB thought Lacy's love of the pool was hilarious!

She is getting so brave. Three weeks ago, she wouldn't get in the pool without floaties. Now, she won't wear them and she is going down the slide and jumping off the diving board! She is a good little swimmer. Confidence and practice was all she needed!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Get Your Dad a Frosty on Father's Day!

I saw this on another blog and wanted to help spread the news. Take your family to Wendy's on Father's Day and buy everyone a Frosty! The proceeds from the sales will benefit children in foster care in America. What a great way to enjoy a cool treat and help children in need!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Learning New Things

We have all been learning new things around here. to juggle 2 kids....and that cute girls clothes need ironing. :) learning that sarcasm and speaking figuratively are wasted on a 6 year old who is, oh, so literal. And...Reed is learning to be a patient big brother. And, he is the most amazing 12 year old I know!!

And, BB, she is not only learning how to be a part of our family, but she has become a great swimmer and she learned to ride her bike with no training wheels! She was so persistent. I was exhausted just watching her "fall over" and get right back up and pick that bike up and try least 100 times. But, she just continued on....focused and determined. She is amazing. When I told her that I was proud of her, she said with such enthusiasm, "I am proud of myself!" Priceless!

Getting set....

And she's off.... wheels!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Settling In

It has been 2 weeks now and we are all settling in. The first week was really hard. I think I just wanted everything to be "perfect" although I knew there would be ups and downs and a time of adjustment. But this past week....I relaxed. I know that only God and the gift of time will help all of us adjust to being a family of 4. BB (as I will refer to her here....because I sometimes call her that) is amazing. She is so loving and trusting. And, she is hilarious! She has this amazing little sense of humor and personality that keeps us all laughing. She really is a hoot! So, I hope to be posting that things have settled and I have a little more time!

Here are a few signs that we now have a little girl in the house. I LOVE IT!