Monday, June 30, 2008

Double Double Trouble

Today the girls had a play date with their friends Kate and Carly. They are also fraternal twins born in the month of April and went to school with the girls at Primrose. We had fun playing at The Safari Stop at FUMC in The Woodlands then went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. As we were watching them play we noticed how similar Kate was to Lauren ("drama queens") and how Leah and Carly as so similar in their personalities. Their mom and I decided the next time we get together, she will take one of her girls and one of mine to go do something fun, and I'll take the other two and go do something different. Then, they can all get a chance to just be apart for awhile. I know my girls sometimes get so sick of being together - they just need a break from each other! It's either the best of friends or the worst of enemies! Logan and I just like to sit back and watch them duke it out (haha)!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Carrots anyone????

I just couldn't resist posting this picture of Logan after a delicious dinner of carrots tonight. He also kept trying to eat the arm of the highchair which made even more of a mess. Needless to say, he got a good bath after dinner (and so did his highchair).
It has been REALLY quiet around the house today. Leah and Lauren are camping this weekend with Stephen's parents. So, Logan and I enjoyed spending the day together. He took a long nap and I caught up on a pluthera of laundry!
I talked to the girls earlier tonight and they are having a great time camping. They said they are planning to go fishing tomorrow, have a picnic lunch, and go riding on the fourwheeler. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some pictures from their trip. Ta-ta for now . . .

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Girls just want to have fun!

Well, the day didn't start out so well today . . . Leah had to have some blood drawn for some allergy testing and there is only one word I can think of to describe the experience - TRAUMATIC!!! She did fine until the lady tied the thing around her arm and she saw the needle. I tried to distract her the best I could, but was not very successful. My blood pressure was probably over 500 when we left there.
The day got better, however, after that. We headed over to Kingwood to visit some dear friends of ours - the Kluge family. The girls got to spend the rest of the day playing with their friends Emily and Hailey while Logan hung out with Mommy and Cathey (mommy's friend). We don't get to see them too often so it was nice to spend the day with them. Cathey and her husband Carl are the reason I met Stephen so I am forever grateful to them. Stephen and I actually were paired to walk together as a bridesmaid/groomsman in their wedding back in 1996. However, it wasn't until 3 years after that when they hooked us up on an actual date . . . and the rest is history. They returned the favor and were in our wedding in 2000. It's really neat to still be able to keep in touch with them and watch our kiddos play together.

On a side note, just wondering if any of you are fans of "The Bachelorette" on ABC? I am rooting for Jeremy Anderson - I went to high school with him in Huntsville many moons ago. He was a couple of years younger than me and a really nice guy. Go Hornets!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Fun!!!

All day today the girls were itching to go to the neighborhood swimming pool. I told them that we would go this evening once it had cooled down. Well, as soon as we were just about ready to start packing up, we heard thunder in the distance and figured that the pool would most likely be closed by the time we got there . . . so, we proceeded to "Plan B", which was to resort to the good old water hose. The girls invited our next door neighbor over for a splashin' good time as Stephen sprayed them with the water hose. They had a blast coming down the playset slides which were extremely slippery! The more Stephen sprayed . . . the more they giggled!
After a few minutes of being sprayed by dad, the girls decided to fight back by attacking him with the splash balls. All he could do was try and shield himself with his free hand. I wish I would have video taped it - it was hilarious!

Meanwhile, Logan and I were watching from inside. Then, I sat him down on the floor in the living room while I got something from the kitchen. When I looked back on the floor at the spot I left him, he was gone! He had somehow managed to get halfway across the room. I am thinking that he did some sort of scoot/crawly thing. It seems as though he always does this when no one is looking, and then when I'm watching I can't get him to do it again! That little stinker! Here is a picture of him right after he "scoot-crawled" across the floor. It's as if he's saying, "Hey mom, guess what I just did?"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Frogs and Lizards

The girls have developed this fascination with frogs and lizards recently - go figure! Lauren has NO fear at all of any kind of bug. She's my number one girl when there's a bug in the house that needs disposing of. Leah is more like me - her philosophy is that bugs are best when they're outside and away from me. Last week the girls got these "bug catcher gadgets" in their happy meals and as soon as we got home, wanted to go outside and look for frogs and lizards. I explained to them that neither a frog nor a lizard was going to fit in their bug catcher, so they proceeded into the house to search. Within minutes, Lauren had a bug! Don't ask me what kind it was - neither Stephen or I could determine. She named the bug, Ruby (don't know where that name came from). Thirty minutes later we had a problem - Ruby was Missing! Not only was she missing, but she was on the loose somewhere in our bedroom! YIKES!!! Lauren was devastated over the loss of a bug she had only known for 30 minutes (no, I'm not kidding!). She was still insisting that she wanted to look for frogs and lizards on the front porch. Sooooooo, that night we went out and looked around, but couldn't find anything. We could hear the frogs, but none of them would surface (probably fearful of what these 5 year olds could do to them once they had them in their possession). The girls were disappointed needless to say. However, they recovered quickly by confiscating one of Logan's stuffed animals from his crib - I guess if you can't catch the real thing, then this is the next best thing . . . In an effort to nurture this fascination, I have been searching the internet for cool facts and activities for them to do. Yesterday we decided to create their own books (yes, that's the teacher in me coming through). Leah made one about lizards and Lauren made one about frogs. They had a blast doing this and enjoyed reading them to Daddy when he got home from work.
We're still searching for Ruby just in case you were wondering . . .

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Greetings and Welcome to our family blog!!!

I have been wanting to start a family blog for a while now. It was my goal to get it started while at home this summer so here it is! I am going to be working on adding more pictures and different backgrounds to it so stay tuned.
Well, it is good to be out of school for the summer. The girls just finished up their second week of swimming lessons which they loved. It's amazing what great swimmers they are now! They are also trying out gymnastics for the first time this summer - they go once a week for 75 minutes. Logan and I have a great time watching and cheering them on. He is such a good baby which makes it so much easier to take him places like that. He just goes with the flow. Logan is now 6 months old and weighing in at 21 pounds! The girls didn't reach that weight until they were a year old. No teeth yet, but I'm sure there is one or two on the way - sooooo much drool!!!
The girls are now done with Primrose Preschool and will be starting kindgergarten in August - they will be at the same school where I teach and in the same class. I am thrilled to have them there next year - it will be an adjustment, but in a good way I think. I included a picture below of the girls at their first "Sweet and Sassy" party that they went to back in May. It was for a friend from school. I got to go along and it was so much fun - birthday parties sure have changed since I was 5! They got to ride around in a pink limo watching Hannah Montana, get their nails done, hair, makeup, etc. It was something like I have never seen before - I think I had more fun than they did (heehee!)
On a different note, Leah is scheduled to have her tonsils out on July 8th. She had MANY strep infections this past spring and that is what the ENT recommended. I'm not thrilled about it, but I know it is better to do it this summer than to wait until she starts school in the fall.
Thanks for taking time to read our first entry on our family blog. I know this will be a great way for us to keep in touch with those of you we don't get to see as often as we would like. Please feel free to post a comment and let us know how you are doing - we would love to hear from you. Until next time . . .

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