Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Translation anyone...and brave girl!

Check out our brave girl.  The mall has this cool bungee chord jumpy thing set up and you only have to be 20lbs to do it!  She LOVED IT!  She was bouncing super high and the lady that was running it even flipped her.  All of this was accompanied by squeels of delight!  

Something happened today...and here's Jada's version...if you think you may have the real story let me know...let's see who get's it close :) 
"We were walking and then barbeque sauce fell from the ceiling onto Mommy's arm.  Mommy said "sick" and then Ms. Steph washed it off." 
Translation anyone?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

our dancer girl...almost- and lots of other news

We have had quite a week.  Jada was signed up for her first dance camp and she was SO excited.  We had been talking about it for weeks leading up to it.  She woke up Monday morning ready to put on her leotard, skirt and shoes...she couldn't wait!  When we arrived she was met with the loving "Aunt Suzanne" and of course was thrilled to see her.  But, when we went into the dance room there were lots of little 3 year olds very excited, it was a bit overwhelming for her.  No big deal, she got over it and sat in the circle to begin stretching with her friends.  I was of course among the other moms taking pics and tearing up at how precious our little ballerinas were.  Here are some pics to show you how cute the scene was...

Then, from no-where, the floodgates were opened and Jada began weeping as if she was caught in some strange form of ballet torture.  We talked and hugged and reasoned....but at 2 1/2 years of age, Jada just didn't want to begin her dance career!  Maybe her inner dancer will remain something that only comes out at home for another year, or maybe we can try again in the fall.  
When asked how dance camp was, Jada will respond "not good...it's ok though."  

We went to New Braunfels and visited Brian's family for a short trip to watch cousin Madyson perform in her recital.  She did great!  She totally knew her steps and was in the front and center...YAY Madyson!  We were all so proud of her.  
Also, we had a hang out day with some of our favorite kiddos...Blaine and Suzanna.  We all went swimming, ate bagel bites and snow cones and of course the girls blew bubbles while the boys played ball.  It was a great time together!  I love those twins!

This weekend Grammy, Brian's mom, came in town to hang with Jada while we shot a wedding.  She was absolutely a Grammy's girl!  They had a blast just hanging together and playing.  We were so thankful to have a weekend with her too :)

The wedding we photographed this weekend took polaroids of all of the guests for their guest book (a new very fun wedding trend!)...and I took a pic of our polaroid for fun :)

Our dear friends, the Menns, stopped in for a visit.  Cannon and Jada had a blast playing together and I loved seeing Hartlee growing so big!  

We had another ultrasound this week and everything is wonderful...and she is for sure a little girl.  She is super wiggly in my tummy now which I am really enjoying!  Isn't she cute :)

Jada has been way into crafts lately.  We have been doing lots with glue, macaroni, glitter, markers, and stickers.  I will ask her what she wants to say and what pictures she wants...I do the glue and she does the glitter :)Here are some examples of our fun.  
And news on my mom and Mike- their house finally sold in Spring/Woodlands!!!!  So they are officially free from two grueling house payments!  We are so grateful...and they are off vacationing this week in Florida with some old friends!  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

lots of fun around here!

Warning...be prepared for lots of squinty eyed cheezy smiles :)

I wanted to post some photos from the past two weeks of fun around here: we went to the Waco zoo again and met the Cole's there, Jada has a new elephant pool that she is addicted to, we are filling in our big pool and will actually have a backyard!, cousin Madyson came to play, Jada went golfing for the first time with her Daddy, we met some sweet friends for some fun at a neighborhood pool, a fun time picking on some good friends of ours and that was just in the past week and a half! So here goes...
Jada burying Toby in the rubber stuff at the zoo
I realize that this isnt the best pic...but how cute are these little people? Toby is seriously such a cute boy!
From left to right: Sarah Brown (our roomie and Jada's new bestie), Jada, Eli Cole, & Steph Cole

Jada's new elephant pool...yep, it is in our front yard since our backyard is being redone!
Jada pouring water on cousing Madyson's head :)...I love Madyon's expression in this pic!
Jada and Brian's first golf trip, along with Brian's good friend and co-worker Vinnie. FYI- Jada has turned into a daddy's girl over the past few weeks. She was brushing her teeth the other day, stopped, looked in the mirror and said to herself "I love my daddy" :)

Jada with the Fogles and Whites at the fun neighborhood pool for our lunch break
And last, but definitely not least: two of our good friend, Jared and Chester showed up at our small group matching last night. They have become roomies over the past few weeks and have decided to start matching their daily outfits (including shoes)...aren't they cute??