Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sweet and Funny Words

Avery has been known to say some pretty funny and out-there things. Here are some recent ones:

When talking to her Nana - "Nana, I can't come and stay with you now because I am a kid and I need to stay with my mom and dad. When I am a parent, I will come and stay with you. That way, you won't be lonely."

Yesterday, I had a ton of raffia laid out to use for VBS. She laid down in it with her baby doll and said, "Look, Mom! I'm Mary."

Whenever she was talking to her dad on the phone while we were visiting Nana, her daddy was telling her how much he missed her and was ready for her to come home. I knew that she was having fun, and although she missed her daddy, was not ready to go home. So she offered him this, "Daddy, you'll be in my heart."

Recently, when her nose was stopped up she proclaimed, "Momma, I need you to pray for my nose. It's stopped up!"

Whenever she talks about going and seeing Carrie Underwood she says, "Momma, I can't wait to go and see Carrie Hoodwonder!"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Girls

I absolutely love this picture that I just got in (thank you Greg - we love Pinkston's)! I think it is so sweet that Addison is looking at my mom. Can't wait for Avery to take her 4 year pictures in a couple of weeks. It will be so much fun! Check out the professional poser on the Cheatham Blog.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fun at Nana's

Avery, Addison and I spent the week with my mom (Nana) in Searcy. Avery loves her nana so much and was so excited to spend some time with her at her house (Nana usually comes and spends time at our house). This was Addison's first trip to Nana's so there was a lot for her to see and take in. **My mom had a large tub of dress up clothes all ready for Avery to try on. Of course, that's one of the first things that she did. She also had fun piling all of the clothes on my mom's friend, Daniel. He sit very still as Avery covered him completely up with silk scarfs, skirts, princess clothes and dresses. Avery thought this was the neatest thing to do! **Avery's cousin, Hailey, came over to play and the girls had a fun time posing for the camera. **As you know, Avery loves swimming and water, so she was very excited to put on her bathing suit and play in the little pool. She also was able to play with bubbles - giant bubbles! **I remember playing with sidewalk chalk when I was younger. I loved it! Avery does too! She had fun writing her name with different colors of chalk. **Just like at home, Addison loved swinging in Nana's swing. **I love playing Scrabble. Mom and I stayed up after the girls had gone to bed and had a friendly little game. We get pretty competitive. I have to brag on myself. Mom made the word "round" and I added a "g" to the beginning and an "s" to the end to make "grounds." The "g" and the "s" both feel on double word score so I was able to make 36 points by using only 2 letters!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Five Things Friday

Our Friday:
1) Addison had a terrific day and was a wonderful car rider!
2) Avery found a deceased ladybug in the house and decided to keep it as a pet. She named it Jennifer although she said it was a boy. She carried it around and even took it outside. While up at the garden, she lost the dead ladybug. She began yelling, "Here Jennifer! Where are you Jennifer?" and searched for her for about 10 minutes. Jennifer, the deceased ladybug, was never found.
3) Something ate the corn in our garden. Two thirds of the corn was stripped back and eaten completely. Joe thinks it was raccoons. He was very upset and kept saying, "Something (animal) is going down!" which Avery found fun to repeat the rest of the night. Joe then rigged lights around the garden and prepared to "take down" the thief.
4) I went to Wal-Mart after the girls were good and asleep. I got there at about 10:45. I couldn't believe how many people were there! Mostly college kids and teenagers. A LOT OF STRANGE PEOPLE come out at night to go to Wal-Mart. I was very glad to get out of there!
5) After I left Wal-Mart I rewarded myself for being such a trooper, and Joe for staying with the girls, and indulged in some Andy's frozen custard -- peanut butter shake (thanks Amy B!) and a raspberry concrete! A wonderful snack for late at night (their open until 12:00 in the summer)!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Garden Fresh

Another wonderful thing about my husband, Joe, that some people may not know is that he is a terrific gardener! We have a large garden with 5 rows of corn, 2 rows of squash, 1 row of tomatoes, 1 row of various types of peppers, and 2 rows of cantaloupe. Joe plants, hoes, tills, waters, and picks the garden all by himself this year -- with a little help from Avery. With Addison being 3 months old, I am no help at all. Last night, we had our first harvest of the season. I tell ya, there is nothing like fresh corn! Avery LOVES it! Along with the corn, my amazing husband also cooked fried green tomatoes, baked squash, and grilled pork chops. It was a fantastic meal. We sat outside on the deck and feasted on our home grown (sans the pig) meal.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Water Baby

Last week, our beautiful three month old, Addison, had her first swimming pool experience. She loves her bath, so I thought that she would enjoy the pool. Looking at this picture, I really don't think enjoyed is the word. She seems like she tolerated it. She did enjoy watching her sister, Avery, and her friends swim and splash in the pool. After a little swimming and resting on my knee, she was ready to take a little nap. She just conked out on my lap. Poor thing! She's such a little trooper!