Monday, October 27, 2008

Tis the Season

Well, we have been extremely busy! The only reason I have time to even post this blog is because Noah woke up with a fever this morning. AND, since he is feeling fine - I'm rejoicing!! Isn't that so mean! I'm happy my son is "sick" - but really he just has a fever and feels fine! Did I justify it at all!?! Oh well, you can thank him for this blog...

So what have we been up to...this blog starts where the last one left off...after the pumpkin patch with Anna's class we've been to HSM3 - which was SO much fun! Francie's Birthday Party - again SO MUCH FUN! The park - FUN! The School Fall Festival - FUN FUN! Our first friends Christy and Dave came over for dinner - SUPER FUN! And last night we took Francie to Anna's dance class Fall Ball - very CUTE and FUN! Below are all the events in pictures...let me remind you ALL - I HATE MY CAMERA!! I just thought I would say it again if you wonder why all my pictures are blurry and red eye and all the other crazy things my camera pulls!

HSM3





Oh yea...Anna got a booboo


Francie's Birthday Party at Spots and Dots






The girls got to adopt a baby and take her to a check up! So Sweet and GIRLY!
Anna named her baby Sarah!



The Park



Mary LOVED the swing!


I love Mary's face in this picture!!


The Girls


I love these swings...you can go so high! The boys loved them too!


Fall Festival


Make up - Francie's face cracks me up!



I love to dig my hands in candy! It feels so good! Anna does too I guess!


The Donovans



Friends FOR-EV-ERRRR!



We LIKE ICEES!


The Fall Ball




One picture to grow on! I just thought this was cute...Mary has pretty much grown out of her bouncy seat...Can you believe that?

Friday, October 24, 2008

TA DAH

My FIRST bow EVER!!

And the second...that's all I've done!


My friend Robyn showed me how to make very cute bows! Thanks for believing in me!! Impressed? Noah said they rocked...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today was Anna's field trip to Hargis Pumpkin Patch. It was a lot of fun and tiring! They did a hike, roasted weenies and marshmallows, read a story in a tepee, pet some animals, and walked through a pumpkin patch...then picked out their very own pumpkin (after a long hike back up the start). Anna did so good and I think she had a really good time this year! Last year she cried on the hike back because she was tired and wanted me to carry her - let's remember I was pregnant too! I think we both had a lot more fun this year! Pictures make the blog so much better...

These pictures are from Brooke Jenkins who has a really cool camera that now I want! Thanks Brooke!!
How cool is that picture?!?

The rest go on a slide show...Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ponderosa - Fall Break 2008


I know...it's shocking I'm writing another post!! I am setting aside time to do this blog because if I don't our "Oh So Fun" Ponderosa trip would get overshadowed by Halloween and all the cuteness that comes with that day!



Reunited!!




Noah and Phillip spent the whole weekend together - playing outside the WHOLE time! They had a blast!







I was shocked to see Noah sitting with Ginger. He is being brave with a dog! Anna wouldn't do anything if Ginger was around. She wanted to be brave! And that is Kelly - I love her - very sweet kid!



This is how Anna was sitting listening to Jason talk!




Anna and Allison going to play...they are so sweet holding hands!


Playing in the sand was a lot of fun to Anna.
Anna also went on a hayride but it was too dark to take a picture!


Mary looks like such a big girl - we sat her stroller seat up so she wasn't laying down


The baby was so cold (and caught a cold) - it was FREEZING on the mountain!!






But we still managed to have LOTS of fun with her!







Everyone has a Nelson friend...even Mary - and yes the babies are hangin' out on a four wheeler!
And look who is learning to sit up all by herself!!



Those are just a few. We always love going to Ponderosa! We are looking forward to going back!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mid Month Memories


Well, first of all my chunk of love is now six months old! So what does she do now...DRIVE ME NUTSO!!  She wakes up at the most inconvenient times!!  For instance, she wakes up at 4:30 - and we don't have to wake up until 6 - so I wake up and don't want to fall completely back to sleep but I want to sleep!  She goes right back to sleep nicely and I end up having to wake her up to go to work!  She also HATES FORMULA!  We are now sneaking it in her bottles one ounce at a time - otherwise she becomes a basketcase and we are all in tears!  I thought she would get used to it but MAN, she knows what she wants and it is NOT formula!  She still struggles with food - she would rather just have bottles.  She does all that and we still adore her!  We love her more and more everyday!  We think she is the greatest baby in the world!  She melts our hearts with her beautiful smile and sweet personality.  She is so funny - she is shy - people will talk to her and she will grin and hide her face.   She thinks Anna is hilarious and Anna loves entertaining her - alittle too much I might add!!  She is starting to try and copy us - so we are doing a lot of spitting and sticking our our tongue at each other - she will even fake cough - which is my personal favorite.  She will make a serious face and cough - how sweet is that?  She can ALMOST sit up by herself.  She had her first big girl bath - that was fun with LOTS of splashing!! And, a tooth has just popped up - not much just barely broke through.  That's great considering I thought she would have one "any day now" for 3 months!  




The big kids are doing GREAT too.  We just went on another field trip with Noah - the Alabama Symphony and the McWane Center.  My sister went on this one and it was fun.  We stayed at the McWane center for 3 hours....a little scary!!!  Trying to keep up with 5 kids in the middle of hundreds!  Too much over stimulation - but the kids loved every minute of it!  I woke up a little sore this morning from walking so much yesterday - I really need to exercise more!!

This was one of Noah's favorite things...Dodgeball...It was so funny because you have to dodge that little ball on the floor and Noah was like a magnet to it.  He would jump away from it and land right on the ball.  He had Silena and I laughing so hard!  Will on the other hand is very serious about the game...and good at it too!!  That's Will in midair!

Out of all the things to entertain us at the McWane Center to entertain us - this was my personal favorite!  Can you tell who all those are?  It's Me, Silena, Noah (under me) and Will (under Silena).  We had to tell them to quit to sticking their tongue out because that was nasty.  Look at Noah's mouth wide open!!

I'm shocked that Noah did this!  He is officially big now!  I'm so proud.  I was more nervous then him!  I thought he would get out there and freeze!  But he was pretty proud of himself too!

We are going to Ponderosa tomorrow for Fall Break and the kids are so excited.  I find myself excited too!!  Next week we are going to the pumpkin patch with Anna's class.  That is always so fun!   And I will blog right after!!  So I leave you with a few sweet pictures of my SWEET ANNA!  
And the two rats together!