Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Pretty much every year we go to my Aunt Tina's to swim and cook out for Memorial Day! Payton had a great time last year swimming, but this year was a totally different story. She was scared to death. She only got in twice and each time she about took the skin off my back holding on so tight. Macey Jo put her bikini on, but never once got in the pool! She looked so cute in he itsy teeny bikini!!

ME and my sweet Macey Jo in her cover-up!!

My 2 girls getting ready to go swimming!! Payton looks like a hot mess with her hair in her face!!

Getting ready to go watch Big Sister hate the swimming pool!!
Macey Jo looks like such a big girl right here!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Zoo Night!

We are members at the Memphis ZOO and every so often they have members night. This was the first we we have ever attended and we had a blast. We walked around the entire zoo (can I just say I haven't done that in a long time). Payton played in the water geyser at Teton Trek and absolutely had a blast. She did not want to leave! Macey Jo enjoyed riding around and being spoiled by Ki Ki. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again!!!

Payton had so much fun in that water!! I think she would have stayed in it all night if we let her!

We actually had a decent family picture!! I can't believe it. We might be getting better at this picture thing!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo shoot!!!

We are being so lazy!

Don't you just love lazy days~

Well I sure do and I think Macey Jo does too!

And Ne Ne (Sadee)

And Bo (Bella)

Payton on the other hand, she isn't being lazy. She's playing just as hard as she does everyday. She could out play everyone in this house, even the dogs!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

The flood of 2011.

This is Mud Island, on a normal afternoon you would see lots of grass and cobblestones leading up to the flags. Now it just looks like a mini island . All the grass and cobblestones are covered by the Mississippi River!

So Memphis is experiencing an Epic Flood. All that rain we received 2 weeks ago still causing a terror around the mid-south. The Mississippi River is measuring 47.7 feet today and is supposed to crest at 48 feet tonight. I believe the flood level is 36 feet. The river has taken over Mud Island, Riverside Dr/Beale St. intersection. Thousands of people have lost there belongings due to the Wolf River, Looseehatchie River that are flooded as well. The last time the river has flooded like this was in 1937. They call it the 100 year flood plan. We decided to take the girls down there to the river so we could experience a once in a lifetime event.

(This is me and the girls standing at the Riverside Dr./Beale St. intersection)

Although this is a devastating event, it is also amazing. To see the river overtake parks, land, houses is something you really only see in movies! I wanted to get pictures because might see the river flood again with kids or grandkids. They might experience this twice in their lifetime!

The picture on the left is looking down Riverside Dr. when you start to see flood water. And the picture on the right is again the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Beale.

Me and the girls looking at the river!!

Mom and Tessa looking at the river!

The Epic flood of 2011.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Aylin's Book Birthday

It was this sweet girls birthday party today. The theme was her favorite books. Blair did a great job setting up for the party. The decorations were so cute.

Here is the V.I.P of the party: Aylin

Her cake was so precious. The books on top were made of rice krispy treats. It was so cute and the kids loved it!! Although it looked great, I did not get a piece because I am on a diet. I was very good!!

They had a jump around for the kids, an arts and crafts table to make colorful butterflies! Then they could play on Aylins playground and her playhouse! The kiddos seemed like they had alot of fun!

And surprisingly enough miss Macey Jo slept through the entire party!! I think she knew mommy needed to have some fun time with her big sister Payton !!

We had a wonderful time hanging out with my sister, Bobby and Aylin!!

Happy 2nd birthday Aylin Jewel!! We love you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alike or Different??

Just wanted to post a picture of Payton at 2 months and Macey Jo at 2 months!! To me they look very alike in these 2 pictures! Its fun to see the similarities and the differences between them!!

What do you think??

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy 2 months Macey Jo!

Macey Jo I can not believe you are already 2 months old!! Time sure does fly by so quickly!! We love you so much and you are beginning to be a lot fun!! Your big sister Payton loves playing with you and kissing you on you head. In the beginning that was the only place we let her touch you and now she wont touch/kiss you anywhere else!!
-You are wearing a size 1 diaper.
-You weighed 11# 1 oz. (75%)
-You are in long 23.5 inches long. (75%)
-You are eating 4 ounces every 2-4 hours. If you are awake you think you need to eat every 2 hours, but if you nap then you will go 3-4 hours between feedings.
-You do sleep all night BUT I can not get you to go to sleep until 11-12 o'clock at night. It's ridiculous on how much you fight sleep.
-You definitely are a tummy sleeper!
-You still despise the car seat!
- We can get you to smile and coo on occasion.

You are such a joy in our lives we are so thankful God blessed you as our daughter!!
We love you to the moon and back!