Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Graffiti Wall!

I wanted to give a big thanks to Courtney Ritchey for capturing the everyday moments of my children. It may not be in front of a Graffiti Wall, but it is my life and I LOVE it! Macey Jo just went with the flow of things and Payton, well lets just say she had a usual meltdown when she was told what to do! Once we let her have her way, she charmed her way to the camera!! I hope you enjoy the pictures because I love having them!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zoo Days 1 & 2

Well the girls had their fair share of the zoo this past weekend. My mom and Aunt Tina took both girls to the zoo on Friday! I was told they had a fabulous time and by the time they got home the 2 adults were worn out! Adults=0 Kids=1. I have to say taking both kids to the zoo is very tiresome, but Payton always has a good time!! Payton loves playing in the water at Tetron Trek and I have a feeling that next spring Macey Jo will be right there with her big sister! The kids came home and slept good that night.

The many faces of my children!! They were still so happy 5 hours later!!

I believe the Polar Bears were in full swing when they visited!!

Mom said Payton was a little unsure about the big ole white bears!

We always have to make sure we bring a towel and an extra set of clothes for doodlebug! She always gets wet!
Thank you Ki Ki and Auntie T for taking my little girls for a fun filled day at the zoo and then to Soul Fish!! I know they had a blast!

On Friday afternoon, Richard's dad, step mom and sister Brianna came to town to see the girls!! It has been a long time since we last seen Cheryl and Brianna so it was very good to catch up! Saturday we decided to go to the zoo. The last time they had been to the zoo was when you had to pay extra to see the Pandas because they were a HUGE deal and everyone waited in line to see those lazy Panda bears!! We had a great time and Payton loved. You would have never known that they had just left the zoo less than 24 hours ago!! Payton showed Brianna everything, even how to play in the water geyser's at the Tetron Trek!

Payton and Brianna at the Polar bears exhibit!! Macey Jo and the Buddha !! Look at their matching belly buttons!!

We had so much fun with the family this past weekend. We don't get to see them as much as we would like to, so the short visits are always wonderful!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 5 months Macey Jo!

Happy 5 months sweet girl!
(on 8/3/11)

What are up too...
-You wear a size 2 diaper
-You are in 6-12 months clothes depending on who makes it
-You can finally turn over from your back to your stomach
-You can sit up somewhat by yourself (the longest was 4 whole minutes)!
-You eat a jar of food for lunch and dinner!
- You LOVE to eat your toes!
-you LOVE to watch you big sister play!
-You started MDO on 8/15. My big girl!

I can not believe you are almost 1/2 a year old! Time needs to slow down I feel like you are growing up too too fast! We love you sweet girl to the moon and back!

Macey Jo you are our sunshine.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

South Carolina bound!

We had a wonderful time visiting Gi Gi and Pop Pop in South Carolina!! It's amazing how much different the country and the scenery is just 8 hours east of us!!

We left early early Wednesday morning and treked across Tennessee! The girls in okay on the drive! One slept while the other one whined/cried! We actually made it to Cookeville, TN which is the half way point!! We stopped and ate lunch at Chick-fila in Knoxville, TN so Payton could run off some energy! We stayed there for about an hour and got in the car to keep moving! As we drove through Knoxville Payton and I yelled "Hi Stephanie" out the window!!! Finally about 9.5 hours later we arrived in Greenville, SC. The mountains were beautiful and the weather was decent. It was still really hot over there!

Our first morning in South Carolina! We were so excited because we were leaving for Concord, NC to stay a night at the Great Wolf Lodge!! If you've not seen this place you have to! It is so much fun for the kids and adults too! Payton had so much fun playing in the water and going down the slides!!

We wented a Tahoe to drive from S.C. to N.C. so we could all ride together! It had a built in DVD player and lots of room! Mommy wants one of these real bad!

Macey Jo thinking where in the world are we were at!
She was getting some much over do lovens from her Gi Gi!

Spending the day in the water park!! Let me tell you Payton had a blast! She would stay there forever and never leave the kids pool!

The girls enjoying the Great Wolf Lodge! And yes Macey Jo started sucking her thumb! I thought it looked so cute, but then I had a flash of a future picture of me trying to push Macey Jo into Kindergarten with her thumb in her mouth! Then I quickly took the thumb from her and just thought I will be glad I did this in the near future!

Happy Birthday Gi Gi!
We love the Great Wolf Lodge and ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory for Gi Gi's birthday!! The food was very good and the Chessecake was soooooo delicious!! This is a picture of all of our Chessecakes! Payton was so excited when she got a small slither of all 4!

This little girl is a Ham! I couldn't believe she actually turned around and smile at me when I asked her too! But doesn't that smile make you think..." What on earth is she doing in that chair." I have a feeling she is going to be one tough cookie for me to handle when she's 16.

The hubs and I at Crawfords Covered Bridge! It is the only covered bridge left in S.C. A little creek runs underneath it and Richard and Payton had a lot of fun playing in the water!

Look at that sweet little girl! OMG she melts my heart! She is so precious and such a good baby! I love you sweet Macey Jo!

My 2 beautiful little girls at the creek! They both love being outside!

Gi Gi and Pop Pop with Payton and Macey Jo! You had to take pictures very quick with Payton because she was always on the go!

Daddy and his little girls! He loves them two with all his heart! I am so happy I have him here to share our lives with these sweet angels! He is such and awesome and involved daddy and we love him so much!

We had so much fun visiting with Gi Gi and Pop Pop! We are so thankful for them and for all they do for us! Thank you for letting us come spend a week with you guys! We had a blast! Can't wait to do it again!!