Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Weekend!

Sara Beth has been looking forward to turning four for months. And today, she did! I can't believe my baby is four! She is such a joy! She loves to talk--almost all of her pronunciations are correct--but I love how she says "lemonlade"! She is into Fancy Nancy and loves to use big words like she does. She loves her babies and playing kitchen! She also asks us a lot, "are you teazin?".

We celebrated all weekend long. It started Thursday night when we decorated cupcakes for her class.
Leigh's birthday is in 10 days so this year we had one big party! (even though I swore I never would!) We had it at our family farm in Carthage. We had an absolutely beautiful day!

Leigh still is obsessed with horses. She kept saying, "me ride neigh more". I think Mom and Dad are going to hang this swing at their house for her.
All of her cousins were able to come! The girls have 7 cousins four years old and younger--so just the family is a big party!

Ari on the horse swing.
Wes is playing "round the animals into the barn".
All the cousins but 2--Bryson and Reed. Below--Wes, William, Alexandra, Arianna, Sara Beth, Katie, and Leigh

They had a lot of fun looking at two calves
Aunt Holly with Alexandra and Ari
Sara Beth and Bo Bo
EVERYONE went on the hayride!
The hayride tuckered Reed out and AuntSa was the lucky one to hold him!
I have made a point since SB was one to make her birthday cake. This year she wanted a cow cake.

And Leigh got a horse cake--(the cake itself was pioneer woman's chocolate cake-yummy!)

Dr. Tim was so kind to bring Eady down for the party. Here they are going into church.
I have a few more pictures to post tomorrow!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

farm day

i took the girls to the farm for a quick trip to scope out the perfect place for their birthday party. i thought it was so pretty with the snow on the ground. (although by far the most muddy i have ever seen it! yuck!)
these are twin calves that were born not too long ago--they have to be bottle fed everyday--hopefully bo bo will remember to wait until we get there for the party to feed them

love this pic!

impressive mexican snowman

since zeb was out of town working, i thought it would be fun to drive around our neighborhood and find the best snowman. the girls had fun and this was their clear winner--you can't really tell from this pic from my phone, but he was well over 6 feet tall--i agreed, i mean, how often can you build a snowman this big in mississippi?!
we had a lot of fun going in and out all day long to play in the snow. my may came over for her annual snowman. i thought ours turned out pretty cute

daddy came home for a few minutes on his way to newton. long enough for a short snowball fight!

Friday, February 12, 2010

No, Mamma, more no fall (snow according to Leigh)

6:30 a.m. estimated snow amount 2 inches
6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
8 a.m. according to our table outside and a yardstick we are at 3 1/4 inches with more "heavy" snow to come for a few hours
throwing snowballs at momma is fun

Thursday, February 4, 2010

if you can't beat it, join it...

we have had very little opportunity to do this...

or this...
lately because of all the rain. As all of you Mississippians know, we have had a lot of rain lately. And, well, my girls are just tired of being inside. Today it started raining before we got up and it is still raining--I don't think it has even paused for a minute. Fortunately, there have been no storms. So after nap, I declared it a Noah's Ark day. We colored Noah's ark pictures for about an hour and a half (coloring is really fun! :)), read Noah's ark books, sang "Arky Arky", and played in the rain.
And took an extra long, pink bath! It was a fun way to spend a rainy day! There's a lot more rain next week, I need to keep thinking...


so, sara beth got a facial last week. now, i know this sounds terrible, but let me explain. my sister just finished skin school (no idea how to spell the "e" word). i was going for my last facial before her school was out and sara beth announced that she would like a facial. since sara has been in school, faces has been a dominant topic of conversation in our house. i told her to ask auntsa and i bet we could work something out. well, we did...

and since then, she's been asking for another one. i keep telling her it is a rare, rare treat!

leigh, on the other hand, thought the table was a great napping place!

Thanks AuntSa!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Between the Lions

Honey took Sara Beth to see the "Between the Lions" puppet show on Saturday. Sara Beth had a lot of fun at her first puppet show. She and Leigh have been playing with the Lionel and Leona puppets that Sandi got them.