Saturday, November 9, 2013

Leaf Party 2013

Every year we have a leaf party at Ryan's parents' house. Olivia and Abigail are now the only grandkids left in town on that side of the family. Olivia wanted another kid to play in the leaves with so two of the neighbor kids came and we invited cousin Izzy (on my side of the family.) It was a blast, but everyone was sorely missed!

Cookie break and nap time for Abigail! These were delicious!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Olivia P.

Olivia's new favorite obsession is Junie B Jones. We can sit down and I'll read an entire book in one evening. They always make her laugh and she relates so well to them. Olivia reminds me a lot of Junie B with her thought processes and the names she comes up with for things. Olivia was thrilled to find the entire collection in her Scholastic Book Order. We have only read about 5 of them (over and over again.) Tonight we read the one about the monster under her bed. Junie B was getting her class picture taken and telling the photographer (aka the cheese man) about how once she wasn't ready for her picture to be taken. She showed him how she had one eye open and one eye closed. . .and then he took her picture! Olivia laughed and wanted to get her picture taken just like that. I joked that from now on I'll just call her Olivia P.

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Tobey and Abigail

Tobey has quickly become
'Abigail's cat.'I have never seen a cat do so well with someone as young as Abigail. This is how I found them today. Abigail was using him as a pillow. He has taken on the role of protector and is at her door in 3 seconds every time she cries at night.

Tobey has a checkup at the vet this afternoon to determine the success of his last surgery. Hoping for good results! These two. . . .you just can't put a price on that.

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A Love Of Learning

Olivia is doing so great in kindergarten. She loves it so much and has developed such a love for learning. Every night when daddy is putting Abigail to bed, we have our "learning time" that she looks forward to every day. She is doing so well with her sight words and sounding out words. We have such a great time reading sentences together! I just could not be more pleased with how she is progressing. It's amazing!

This was her idea to draw her family with names on sticks. Then we acted out stories with them. I love how she always includes Logan in our family (and all the pets, of course. We have three cats, a hamster and fish.)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mary Kay

I wanted to let all of you know that I'm now a Mary Kay consultant! If you are not 100% happy with your current skin care routine, I would love to find one that works for you!Need Christmas gift ideas? One on one consultations? Samples and freebies? Let me know whatever you want or need. I will have a lot of great promotions in the coming weeks and if you are in town or surrounding areas, I will deliver straight to you! You can always order directly from my website as well. I'm here for you and to make you feel beautiful!

If you already have a Mary Kay consultant, please let me know what you like most about her and what your favorite Mary Kay product is! This is so I will know what I definitely need to have in stock! If you don't, I'd love to become your personal consultant!And if I can do anything for you, please let me know!

Thank you all for your support on this new endeavor!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

My Grandma's Memorial

What an amazing and beautiful celebration of my grandmother's life today. I am completely drained, but in a good way as I know she was smiling down on us all.

As you know, very rarely does Olivia wear a dress and even more rarely does she wear tights (and not even complain about it.) And, I don't even wear a dress and panty hose that often! My grandma would have loved their matching dresses. They looked so adorable!

Ryan was even in a suit and tie. I so wish my grandma was here to see us all.

Also, ALL six of the grand kids were able to be there. My brother and I live in town, but the others came from Colorado, New Hampshire and Texas.

Lisa, Jeff, Me, David, Donnie (my brother) and Brandon.

Here are all the grandkids/spouses. My grandma also has two new great grandchildren due in December.

Here is a good picture of my cousin, David, and his wife Emily.

They have a 4 1/2 year old boy named Zachary. Olivia and Izzy played with him all afternoon and tonight I mentioned him and that he was her 2nd cousin. Olivia was blown away. . .like, I have MORE cousins that I don't even know about? LOL! Yes, dear, you have quite a few.

But, all the kids were sooo well behaved. I could not have been any prouder of my girls. And I know my grandma was as well.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shelley's Shower

Saturday was my sister-in-law's baby shower. She is due a little before Christmas. Maybe my family will finally have their Christmas baby ( Olivia, Logan and Abigail were all due around Christmas.) It was an adorable shower and had my phone not been on low battery the entire time, I would have gotten more pictures. I can't wait to meet my new little niece.

Olivia adores her great aunt Mary and was so glad she was there.

Here is big sis Izzy and her cousins.

The boots may be for baby Ivy, but Olivia discovered that they also fit her pink bear.

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