Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year...

Christmas and New Year seemed to fly by! We had so much fun being with each other and our families and I was off several days around the holiday to be able to be with Elizabeth. We started Christmas on the 21st by celebrating at Memaw's and everyone was able to attend. Christmas Eve we went to the candlelight service at church and then Christmas morning Elizabeth actually slept in and finally got up around 8:30. She walked in the living room to find what Santa had left for her and she looked at me and said "Goodness!" She was overwhelmed by everything and played and played until time to get ready to go to Larry Bennett's for the Bennett Christmas. We then went to MayMay's to open gifts and it ended up being a late night. Nana's Christmas was the 26th and after that, everyone was pooped. We enjoyed some great family time and are now glad to be almost back in a routine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


We enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday spending time with family and friends and attended the Egg Bowl in Oxford with a nice result for the Rebels! The end of the week was very busy! Elizabeth was able to spend some time with her cousins on both sides of the family and enjoyed every minute. She and Baylor roasted marshmallows in the fireplace and made smores on Saturday night (her first time-she loved it!)
It has been a busy time of year with work and trying to start shopping (I'm a last minute person). She had school pictures scheduled for last week and I got a call at work from May May who said "you're not going to believe what she's done". That phrase always scares me. She told me that Elizabeth would not have her picture made because every time she got on the stool she would put her head down and say she was scared. They could not get her to cooperate so she did not have a school picture made! I was most upset by not having a yearly school picture so I have phoned the photographer to see if he will do a make up session for her.
We finally got our Christmas tree yesterday and our decorations came out of the attic. Elizabeth enjoyed watching Daddy put the lights on the tree and she even helped decorate a little. Another good thing we have just started enjoying this year that I know will be a must for a tradition is the Elf on the Shelf. We read the story together and she decided to name her elf "Edgar". We're not quite sure where she got the name but needless to say she is enjoying getting up every morning to see where he has "landed" in the night! Edgar has definitely kept her out of big trouble more than once!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We had such a fun weekend. Disney on Ice was fantastic as expected (and more expensive than expected...never in my life did I think I would pay $10 for cotton candy). Elizabeth loved it and had so much fun watching all the characters. Friday night went well with the trick-or-treating. She was very excited to be able to walk up to the homes in our neighborhood with her dress up high heels on. Finally, at the last house, she says "my feet are hurting" and we had to get rid of the shoes. We went to Darden to spend the night to get ready for the game the next day. The weather was perfect and her cousin Tripp and his parents, Jay and Emmy were there and she had a blast playing with them. We went back to Darden that night with everyone and spent the night. All in all, a great weekend.
Also, the candy has begun to be a problem...she wants it in lieu of meals now.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Party!

Today was Elizabeth's Halloween party day at school. Shelley Roper, myself and Kelly Phillips were the party moms. We have been trying to get this thing planned out for a couple of weeks now and it all seemed to go off without a hitch. The children had so much fun painting their pumpkins and had just as much fun eating goldfish and Creative Cakes cookies (especially Elizabeth-the cookie was her favorite part!). We were able to hang out with them after the party and watch them play on the playground for awhile which was also alot of fun, seeing how they interact with the other kids.
We have a busy rest of the week and weekend, I took off so that I would be able to help with the party today and then we are going to Disney on Ice for the first time tomorrow, which Elizabeth is really looking forward to. She is so into Ariel right now and I'm hoping she is going to have a wonderful time. We are carrying her trick-or-treating tomorrow night and then Saturday are going to Oxford to the game and hang out in the grove. She always has fun strolling around and checking things out and usually ends up asleep in the stroller. I failed to remember to bring my camera to the party today, so hopefully some good Halloween and Grove pictures will follow!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

School days...

Well, so far, so good in Calvary Preschool 3's! She seems to be doing quite well and loving her class and teachers. There have been a couple of altercations, but nothing serious. She is learning also that there is time out at school just like at home! I am loving being able to drop her off in the mornings and especially the days I am off so I can pick her up. That is fun time for us to talk about her day, although she doesn't usually have alot to say. Today, she came home with a booklet all the children had made "about Me" and apparently she told the teachers she had brown eyes and black hair and her favorite color was brown. She also said she loved to eat eggs and little cookies??? and someday would be as big as "a tower". The last page had a picture of her and she had one eye closed with a big smile! These are going to be the best memories!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School

After a long weekend, it was time to come back to the real world! Elizabeth had her first day of school today. She is in the 3 year old class at Calvary and is going to be attending two days a week for half a day. She did the 2 year old class last year and had so much fun. I got her up this morning and asked her if she was ready to go to school and she said "No, I want to go to Kroger with you". I promised her that after I picked her up from school that we would go to Kroger and "run errands".
I picked her up and her teacher "Miss Francille" said that she had a good day. It was a good start to hopefully a great year!

Monday, August 25, 2008