Monday, March 28, 2011

This Girl Cracks Me Up

I was so excited to come home to a box from Amazon.  I ordered some new books....children's books, of course.  Tonight Britt and I sat down to read them and I thought it was so cute that she started to read them to me before I could get settled.  So, I grabbed my camera and thought this would be the perfect picture of the day for my Project 365.  I snapped some really sweet pictures.

Then, we got to the last this illustration.  (I love Mo Willems!)
(from We Are In a Book! by Mo Willems)

Now, it is well known in our family that Britt is obsessed with being able to raise just one eyebrow.  My sister in law can do it about as dramatically as Piggie above and we all get a kick out of watching Britt try.  When she saw this illustration tonight, she started to giggle and then it was on!  She began to twitch and contort her face, giggle and turn her was hysterical.  I picked up my camera and started snapping.  I wish I had been able to video her reaction to looking at the pics on the camera right after.  She was so sure she had gotten that brow way up there.  She must have said, "That is freaky!  I thought I was doing it!  That is freaky!"  about 10 times.   We were both rolling in the floor laughing.   I love her persistence!

She keeps us laughing!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

So much growing going on......

Brittney has grown and changed so much since the first day she joined our family.  She has grown in confidence, life experience, as a student, emotionally, physically.  She has learned so much.   We have been able to witness so many firsts with her.....her first trip to the beach, her first birthday party with friends, her first time to be a cheerleader, her first sleepover, her first bike, her visit from Santa and so many more.  We missed so much, but we've been blessed with so much!
The first picture I ever saw of her.  2008
Visiting our house.  Spring 2009

The day Britt joined our family. 5/29/09
One year with our family.  We celebrated by getting
her ears pierced.  5/29/10

Waking up birthday morning. 2009
Waking up birthday morning. 2010

Birthday Girl 2009
Birthday Girl 2010


 We love her with all of our hearts and thank God for bringing her to us and making her a part of our family.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Spring break has been just that.... a break!!  A break from the rapid pace we keep daily.  And, boy did I need it.  The weather has been perfect and has allowed me to pretend as if summer has arrived!   It has certainly been a great preview.  We have spent lots of time outside, grilled out and played with family and friends, gone to lunch with grandparents, visited some of the local sights here in town, and the kids went to grandpas at the lake and spent two days.  While they had "lake" fun this was an ultimate break for mommy!   I got a mani and a pedi....went shopping....lounged a few things done....and we went out with my brother and sister in law for St. Patty's.  It has been a great break and it's not over yet!!   I will enjoy the last 2 days and then I will enjoy a day back on Monday with time to prepare and then will be energized to welcome the students back to lots of learning yet to be done in the last 9 weeks!  (ok....the energized part....a girl can dream, right? :)

And, because pics are always fun.....a few from the week!

Nothing like driveway bball with dad and uncles.

Painted nails and mad skills on the court.                                                                  

Enjoying the beautiful weather.

Love this boy!

fun at Vulcan!