Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

We had a fun Halloween. Emma flew around the house with her Thumbelina costume on.
Georgia waddled in her duck costume, but she wouldn't quack because she is shy.
Her hat fell off and she put it back on herself. It was so cute.
We went trick-or-treating with some friends. Georgia and Cori rode in the stroller.

Steven and Emma rode in the wagon.
Next year we will be walking. The kids were so lazy. After a few houses of leaving our transportation at the end of the driveway, they started wanting us to drive them to the door! I have to say I was really disappointed in my neighborhood this year. Some home are empty, but there were several homes in a row with no one home and come to find out they were all having a party down the street, but only one of them was giving out candy. You know all 10 of their combined kids were out getting candy. That is not right.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winder Ward Truck-or-Treat

I love church Halloween parties. The kids get lots of candy and I don't feel the need to microscopically examine them for danger. Georgia was a duck this year. She loved her costume. Every time she saw it she wanted to put it on. It is the same costume E wore at that age. Both of them have been in love with ducks and the first animal sound they both made was "quack!"
Emma was Thumbellina. I got her costume on sale at Walmart and she earned it by doing chores around the house. We did learn that princess shoes are not Halloween friendly. If you noticed the bump on her head, she did that just before the party. We picked up my niece, Ireland, from gymnastics practice. While we were waiting for her, E decided to try some moves on the concrete waiting room floor. Her handstand turned into a head plant. Poor baby, that had to hurt.
The girls: G, Ireland, and E so excited to get candy and to have Ireland with them. They adore her. It is so precious. Ireland looks great in her pirate costume.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

School Halloween Party

I helped out with Emma's Halloween party at school. She wanted me to dress up too. Luckily I have black clothes and a witch hat. Embarrassment kept to a minimum.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Time

Every body was very excited to carve our pumpkin this year. Once we got started, Emma decided cleaning out the inside was too gross for her. Can you tell by the look on her face? Georgia on the other hand really enjoyed it.

Emma picked a design and daddy carved it out for us. It was a lot more work than we thought it would be.
But the results were worth it. Have you ever seen a better looking pumpkin.
The kids proudly displaying thier jack-o-lantern. Sanford almost made it into the picture.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Georgia wearing my old dress

My mama, my mother's mom, made this dress for me. It is so fun to see my girls wear it.
Georgia liked untying the bow and playing with the stings.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Emma's 1st Dance recital

Emma's tap/ballet class had their first "recital" at the business fair in Winder, GA. Here is Emma with her friend from school Abby.
There are over 30 kids in the two 3/4-year-old classes, but only 10 showed up. Lucky us! E is fourth from the left.
We bought E a flower on the way, but surprised her with it after her performance. She was acting shy here, but she was great on stage. She stared out into the crowed and smiled. She tried to do the dance, but most of the time she just smiled. It was precious. Yea Emma!


Emma (3-years-old) wearing Georgia's size 18 months jeans. For people who don't speak kid sizes that translates to "this should fit a child between the ages of 12 & 18 months.Who knew that when she told me she was trying on Georgia's pants, they would actually fit. On the way to bed she told me she would be wearing GA's pants tomorrow. I guess they will be fighting over clothes earlier than I expected.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Took the girls to Washington Farms in Watkinsville, GA again this year. I really love all of the activities and they always have a great selection of pumpkins. Trying to get them to look in the same direction and smile at the same time is impossible!
Georgia playing in the sand/corn box
Georgia and Emma on the hay ride
Georgia made a new friend walking back with our pumpkin. I couldn't hold her hand because the pumpkin was so heavy, so she found someone else who was willing to do it.
After we bought the pumpkin we found a wheel barrow. They look tired. Surprisingly is was easier to carry it and both girls in the wheel barrow than to let them walk beside me.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Emma's first field trip

Emma's class took a field trip to Fort Yargo in Winder, GA. She was so excited. She was really looking forward to riding on the bus. Unfortunately since she is in preschool, they don't really have buses. So she had to ride in the car with mom. This is before she started crying because we waited in the parking lot for the other kids to arrive.
The park rangers took us on a hay ride and a nature walk. We also ran around at the play ground and had a snack. It was a great first field trip.
Emma's class.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Preschool Pumpkin Patch

Emma loves going to the school pumpkin patch. She starts begging me to go October 1 when they start putting out the pumpkins. Luckily her class takes a trip out there so i don't have to.Why are outside pictures so perfect?
Waiting for Ms Allison to read us a story.
Emma's class, no one was absent!
Sitting with friends in the class room.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Nashville, TN

Dan and I went to Nashville, TN with friends to see the GA vs. Vanderbilt football game. It is so nice to have adult time!
Yea! The Dawgs won! Can you tell it was cold?
After the game we visited the Parthenon replica. It is so beautiful. I would love to see the original.
We ate dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Stockyard. Honestly the best steak you have ever had. Everything else is good too and the service is excellent. That night we walked around downtown. Had a photo shoot with Elvis!
On the way home we stopped at Ruby Falls.
It is amazingly beautiful.
Whenever we go out of town we bring a surprise home for the girls. This time they got cowgirl outfits. They are so cute!
Thank you Mama for babysitting the girls.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Imaginations at play

Emma begs me on a regular basis to go to Imaginations at Play. It is a kids museum in our area that has tons to do and is relatively inexpensive. Today was Georgia's first visit since she learned to walk, so she really had a blast today. We met up with some friends to double the fun. Big girls playing in the sand.
G playing in the kitchen
G climbing in the music tree
E playing with Val at the water table
G trying to catch bubbles, I think this was her favorite part!
Unfortunately one of my rules was tested on this visit. When Emma was potty training she treated pull-ups like diapers so we couldn't use them. Which means we went on outings in panties. Every potty training parent's nightmare. So my rule was, if you have an accident we go home. To have fun you have to stay dry. Emma had an accident today. She hasn't had one in MONTHS so it really took me by surprise. She was playing and she looks at me in panic and says, "Mom, I had an accident." These days that means there is one drop of tinkle in her pants, but not today. I walk over and she is standing in huge puddle of tinkle! I was horrified. Of course when I told her this means we have to go home she through a world record tantrum. But I stuck to my rule and I was so proud of myself. Since then Emma has helped me remember to have her go potty when we arrive somewhere so she won't have to interrupt her fun to go potty and she even helps me remember to have to go again before we leave. Yea, mission accomplished.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I lost our camera...

This is reason for my lack of blogging. I have a camera full of pictures missing so I waited thinking the camera would turn up. The last time I know we had it was at the sunflower festival on 4th of July. I have called everywhere we have been since then, but no luck. If you remember seeing me with it after 4th of July let me know. Keep your fingers crossed that I find it! Thanks.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mail from Grandma Bryant

We have an amazing grandma in Spokane that likes to send us presents. The girls love opening packages!
Today Emma got clay that you build and bake into erasers. Supper fun!
Georgia got the cutest shirt! I love it. She wears it as often as I can wash it!
First we built a tower with the clay then we made flowers and shapes.
Of course Georgia wanted to play too, so we gave her play dough. This was her first time after she tried to eat it 3 times, mommy was done!