Mar 26, 2008

Spring is Here!!!

Hope everyone had a good Easter. Kristin and I went to Cabot and had a good time. Lynn, Brandon and Lindsay were there too. The girls had fun dying eggs and hunting them. I forgot to take my camera, so I don't have any pictures....I will have to get some from Mom.

Kristin had her first t-ball practice on Monday. She had a great time and did really well...I was kind of surprised! The coach's daughter, Hadley, is just as hyper and loud as Kristin and they really hit it off.

Here are some of Kristin's proofs from her spring pictures. I was really happy with how they turned out.

I'm going to bed...have a great week!

Mar 16, 2008

Early Easter Fun

This afternoon I took Kristin to the Easter Eggstravaganza at the Assembly of God Church here in town. They have a huge party for all kids. This was the first year we have gone and I realized we have been missing out. There was so much to do...booths, games, face painting, pony rides, food, firetrucks, and of course an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny. We skipped that though, since a big bunny kind of freaks Kristin out (me too!). Here are some pictures from our day.

Mar 15, 2008

Picture Day!

This morning Kristin had spring pictures taken. We go twice a year to a studio here in town...they do a kids' spring special and then a fall special. Generally they are pricey, but the packages for the specials are a lot more reasonable. Kristin was very excited about going and had a blast. She really likes Mr. Luke, the photographer, who looks like he's no more than 20. The backgrounds this year were was an old fashioned laundry scene and the other was grass, a swing and picket fence. Here is a picture of her ready to go.

We got a letter today from Kristin's t-ball coach. Her team is the Razorbacks and there are two other girls on the team, so she's happy. Her practices are on Monday nights and Saturday mornings and games start in April. She cannot wait to get started.

And as for this picture.....

I don't even know what to say!!!!

Mar 9, 2008

Springs Is On The Way....I Hope!

Yuck, yuck, yuck. I have been sick the past few days with some sort of yuck. I have had all the flu symptoms and am pretty sure that's what it was. Chris bought me some over the counter medicine that is supposed to help with the flu, called oscilloccinum. After the third dose, I am feeling much much better and think it has really helped. Next year I am going to keep it in my medicine cabinet! Kristin is on spring break and has been home with me and has been great. I've never had to worry about her getting into things or trying to leave the house and she has always been very independent. She has been such a good help....she's more than happy to eat cereal all day long, she has been feeding the dogs and letting them out. She keeps herself entertained and will play all day. Such a sweetie! Tomorrow I'll be going back to work after I take Kristin to the dentist.

I think Spring may actually be on the way. We missed out on the last round of snow that pretty much everyone else in the state got. I am so ready for Spring to get here, which is unusual for me. I used to love winter, and I still do, but since teaching preschool, I dread the days that it is too cold to take the kids out. We go as crazy as the kids do. So, I am ready for warmer weather.

On Saturday Kristin will be getting Spring pictures taken. She is pretty excited about it, and I'm glad. I told her if she smiles and cooperates for the pictures, then I will buy a dress she has been wanting for Easter. What can I say? There comes when every parent will gladly bribe their child into something! On the 24th she starts t-ball and will practice on Monday's and Saturday's. The first game is April should at least be entertaining!

Today is absolutely beautiful as was last weekend, which we spent outside playing. Here are some pictures of Kristin having fun in the backyard swinging and playing soccer. I have found that when she is mad, the best thing for her is to kick the soccer ball around for awhile.

Last year for Christmas Uncle Kenny and Aunt Connie got Kristin a sun art kit and since it was a nice sunny day, we pulled it out. She loves it and it is pretty cool when the decorations are taken off to see what was made by the sun. Here are a couple of pictures of Kristin and her art project. Lots of fun on a fun day!

Mar 2, 2008

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

Yesterday Kristin was playing with her Barbies and brought a bunch of them into the den. She decided to use Austin's crate as a jail for the bad Barbies! When I asked her why they were in jail, she said that they had been bad. Chris whispered that they were probably in jail for prostitution since there is only one male in the Barbie house with a bunch of girls! Anyway, after she got them situated, she got her Bible and began reading the story of Moses to them and telling them they needed to always follow God! After she was finished she put the Bible in jail with the Barbies and said they were going to sleep. Just when I think I've seen it all, she comes up with something new!

We have enjoyed beautiful weather this weekend...sunny and in the low 70's. We spent the weekend playing t-ball and soccer. I cannot wait for it to get warm and stay that way so we can clean out the pool. I usually love winter, but I've had enough of this going back and forth. We are under and winter storm watch for tomorrow. Who knows what will happen...if it's going to be cold, it might as well snow!