Yesterday Alyssa's school took a field trip to Papa Simpson's Farm. We had so much fun! She took part in everything! The only thing she didn't want to do was pet the stinky pig (I didn't blame her). Friday we went to Playhouse Disney Live. We had a great time. Our power was out all that morning from the storms so the girls & I camped out at the Ramsey's because they had power. The girls really liked watching Mickey, Little Einsteins, Winnie the Pooh, and Handy Manny. We took the girls to Giant Candyland at our church Wed night but I forgot my camera. They had fun. They don't really understand the game yet but we would hand the cards to Mallory and she would find the color we were supposed to go to. When they finished they got to jump in the bouncer then have some pizza. My girls LOVE pizza!!! Saturday we went to the fall festival at Temple and had a great time. Unfortunately when I went to take the first picture my batteries were dead and I didn't have a spare set! Mallory was Minnie Mouse and Alyssa was a princess. We were a little disappointed because there were no ponies this year. I dressed Mallory up as a cheerleader for her school party Thursday. Anyway, other than that we are just trying to stay well. It seems like every week for the last month someone has been sick!!!
Mallory spent the day Saturday with Daddy. My mom came over and we went shopping with Alyssa. I knew we would be gone all day and even though one of Mallory's favorite phrases is "I want to go shopping" I knew she would not make it through the day! Trey decided to take Mallory to Lincoln Parish Park. They packed a picnic lunch and picked up some bread to feed the ducks. Mallory had a blast! They had fun eating and the ducks actually ate out of her hand! Trey said they were walking by a birthday party and Mal through a HUGE fit because she wanted one of the balloons!!!! Trey said as they were walking away a little boy ran up to them and gave her one of the balloons. After that they met up with the Rhodes' and flew a kite. Then they went and fed the fish. She had a great time! She told me ALL about it when I got home! Alyssa was the perfect shopper. She did not cry or complain once!
Yesterday was the first Tech home game. Since it rained most of the morning I decided not to go with the girls but we went out for lunch so I put the girls in their cheerleading uniforms. Life is busy here! Both girls are in school which is nice. They surprise me daily with the things they are learning!!!
Mallory started gymnastic Tuesday. She did GREAT! She wanted me to hold her at first but she soon warmed up to the teacher and followed instructions pretty well! The month of August was really busy so that it why I didn't have any posts. We started off the month by going to San Antonio with the Ramsey's. We shopped, golfed, ate, and went to Schlitterbahn. We had a blast! We got home on Monday then I left Thursday to go to the beach with some friends. All girls and no kids - it was great! We stayed on the beach (or at the pool) ALL day! I downloaded pictures this morning and saw that Trey taught Mallory how to play the wii while I was at the beach. I had to include a picture of that! Then the last few weeks we have been getting everybody ready to start school. Alyssa has been back in school for a couple of weeks and Mallory starts next week. We are looking forward to the weekend because Bryan, Christine, and Mr. B are coming to visit. We decided to go and buy a bed for the playroom so visitors actually had somewhere to sleep! I guess that is all for now - I will try to be better at posting!
Last weekend was the big wedding! It was SO much fun! We arrived in Dallas Wednesday evening and got to stay at B&C's new apartment. Thursday the guy's played golf then that evening played whirlyball(I have no idea what that is) and went bowling. The ladies went to eat dinner then went to Christine's lingerie shower. I had so much fun hanging out with all of Christine's friends! She has SO many close friends!!! Friday all of the ladies went to get mani & pedi's then had lunch at Breadwinner's cafe (YUMMY). Friday night was the rehearsal and dinner. They had the dinner at Maggiano's. The food was wonderful and all of the stories shared about them were even better! Mom & Mike came to Dallas Friday to keep the girls for me during all of the festivities. That was SO much help!!! Even before the wedding while we were waiting for the wedding to start there would have been NO WAY I would have been able to hold both of them still and quite for 20 minutes!!! The wedding was perfect. The reception was AMAZING! It was by far the nicest reception I have ever been to! It seriously looked like something off of TLC's Platinum Weddings!!!! When they arrived at the reception they immediately started their first dance. It started off slow but then the music changed and they danced to several different songs. It was hilarious!!! If you have ever seen TLC's Rock the Reception that was what it was like! We spent the rest of the evening eating (yummy food), dancing & visiting with friends and family. They had a candy bar for party favors. You got to fill a bag with whatever candy you wanted then they had stickers with a picture of them holding up a sign that said thank you to seal it with. Everything was wonderful!!!! I did not take one picture the entire weekend so I stole pictures that other people have posted!!!
So I was finally able to post pictures from New York. I am at Bryan's waiting on the guys so I had some time to spare. The first day we got there we went to a Yankee's game. It was great - a little cold but great! The second day it POURED all day! We had to quickly find some rain gear. We went to the today show and were on TV! We then walked around town and scoped everything out. The third day Trey went to the US Open all day and I was at the spa from 10:30am to 4:00pm. It was WONDERFUL!!!! I then shopped on my way back to the hotel. The fourth day we went to the statue of liberty and went to The Lion King that night. We also ate at AJ Maxwells for dinner (they are ranked the 6th best steak in the US). The Lion King was by far my most favorite part! It was amazing! The fifth day we went to eat the beast blueberry pancakes ever! We had to wait a while and it was about 45 minutes away from our hotel so then we went to the Empire State Building. That night we ate at Kittichai which is a Thai restaurant. That was our first time to eat that kind of food but we both loved it. It was a very swanky place! The last day we had to search around for a suitcase for Trey since his broke then we ate at Bubba Gumps while watching the end of the US Open. The trip was wonderful! The travel was not so good because the Atlanta airport was closed because of bad weather so we were stuck on the runway for 3 hours. When we finally made it to Atlanta we had to stay there overnight because we missed our flight. We finally made it home a day late around noon.
Our SS class had a 4th of July party at Ruston Brick (which is now across the interstate from Temple). Temple always has a huge 4th of July program with fireworks. We were in the perfect spot! The kids played in the kiddie pools the entire time. It was wonderful! Trey & I actually got to visit with our friends while the kids played.
We took the girls to have their first haircut today. They both did GREAT! I had her cut Alyssa's first because I knew if Mallory saw her sit there then she would do the same thing. I was right! They just got a little trim. I don't know why I was dreading it so much - it was nothing!
Well, we finally made it back from NYC. We had a great time! The traveling was not fun but the city was wonderful! I will post pictures as soon as I have time to go through them. The week before we left we went to my Dad's for my Grandmother's 81st birthday. He decided to give them popsicles for the first time. They LOVED them! Alyssa wasn't quite sure what to do with them at first but quickly caught on.
Trey & I have been married for 8 years today. On one hand I think time flies but on the other hand I look at everything that has happened in our lives over the past 8 years and feel like it should be more like 18 years!!! I am tremendously blessed to have a wonderful husband who loves me unconditionally. I know that can be VERY hard sometimes but he is always there for me!
Alyssa is officially in a big girl bed now. We went from the crib to a double size bed! She started climbing out of the crib and I was so scared she would fall on her head. When she finally goes to sleep she is sleeping GREAT in the bed - just when she goes to sleep! She plays for at least an hour and pulls everything out of her drawers on her dresser and then climbs on top of her dresser! I have got to figure something out about that!!! A couple of days ago the girls were really quiet so Trey went to check on them and they were in Alyssa's room on the floor putting ALL of the ponytail holders on their TOES! It was hilarious!!!!!
We are leaving Wednesday for New York!!!! I am SO excited! Trey woke up yesterday with an upset stomach so pray that it will GO AWAY!!!! I don't want him to be sick while we are on vacation because it is jam packed full. Wednesday night we are going to a Yankees game, Thursday morning we are going to the Today show then that afternoon we are going to the Dave Letterman Show. Friday is Trey's US Open day while I spend the day at the spa. Saturday will be our tour day and that night we are going to The Lion King. Sunday we are going to the Brooklyn Tabernacle then Monday afternoon we come home! Whew - we are going to be SO busy! So if you think about us please pray for safe travel (because I DO NOT fly well) and for my Mom while she is with the girls for 5 nights! I will post pictures when we return!
Last week we went to the Monroe Zoo with our MOPS group. It was fun. The kids got to feed the giraffe. Mallory loved it! She just stuck her hand up there and let that HUGE tongue grab the carrot out of her hand! They got to pet a couple of animals and we went on a boat ride too! The week before that Megan and Jolie came over with their kiddo to visit. We had a great time catching up. A couple of posts ago I put some pictures up of Alyssa getting under her sheet. Well, I the other day she started screaming during her nap so I went to check on her and she was INSIDE her matress. She pulled up the binding on the side and climbed inside!
We went to DeRidder this past weekend for Bryan & Christine's shower. We had a great time! I will post pictures later!
I had to take a picture of the girls last night when I walked in and saw what Trey had done to their hair. They look like coneheads!!!! The other picture is what we found when Mallory woke up this morning. It was HILARIOUS!!! She was in bed with socks and shoes on her feet and socks on her hands!!! That child.....something new everyday!!!!
I love my girls!!! It is so much fun watching their personalities develop! Mallory finished MDO last week. She will be out until the beginning of June then she will go to the summer session for 6 weeks. Alyssa finishes this week. She will go to MDO with Mallory this summer. I think it is funny how when you are a child you can't wait for summer and when you are an adult it really doesn't matter. In fact, in some aspects I really don't like it. There is nothing on TV and it is SO HOT! There are a few things I am looking forward to this summer though! I can't wait to go to NYC next month, Bryan & Christine's wedding is in July, and I am hoping to go on a girls beach trip in July or August!!!! Now I just need to figure out what to do with Mallory all week. We will both go stir crazy sitting inside all day everyday!!!!!
I had a great Mother's Day weekend! I was worried because Thursday night Alyssa threw up and was running a high fever. I just knew she had a stomach bug!! Well, Friday she was just SO sick. I have never seen her so pitiful! She could not lift her head up. I took her to the doctor to find out she had a urinary trac infection. She was so out of it that she slept on the exam table pretty much the whole time we were there. They gave her an antibiotic shot and she was back to her normal self Saturday!!!
I met my Mom in Shreveport for our annual Mother's Day lunch at the Tea Room! It was wonderful! I took Mallory with me and left Alyssa with Trey so she could rest. Mallory was SO good! We did not have any meltdowns (well, not until we came home)! We had lunch them shopped all afternoon. I came home to a bouquet of flowers and a card waiting for me on the table. He wanted me to open it then. So, I opened the card and it said my gifts were hidden. If you know me then you know I DO NOT like games like this! I get aggravated and frustrated VERY easily. So I looked for about 15 minutes then made him give me some detailed clues! I decided to go back and look in the card and found a gift certificate for a spa day hidden inside the card. He said there was one more gift. So as I was staring at the flowers trying to think where he could have hidden something else I noticed something in the flowers. I went to look and it was a BIG apple! I asked him what that was for and he wouldn't answer. After a few minutes I figured it out - he was taking me to NYC!!!! I only figured it out because my friend Elaine's husband did pretty much the same thing for her for Christmas and they are leaving next week! I have always wanted to go but Trey has been before and was not really interested in going back. Well, the US OPEN just happens to be in NYC the weekend we are going to be there!:) So, If anyone has any suggestions of what to do or where to eat I would love to hear them! Don't I have the most wonderful husband?????
Apparently Mallory did not have a nap today at school. I should have known since she has been fussy and clingy since I picked her up. I went to the playroom to check on the girls because it had gotten very quiet and I found her passed out in the chair. Alyssa looks like she rolled around in the dirt at school. I don't think I have ever seen her that dirty! The picture doesn't do her shirt justice!
So I went in to check on the girls before I was going to bed tonight and this is what I found. Alyssa was completely under her fitted sheet and the sheet was unmoved! She loves to burrow herself in blankets but this was hilarious!!! I seriously had to do a double check to make sure she was still there!!!! We are still trying to figure out how in the world she did it!!!!!
We spent the weekend in Dallas with 2 other couples. We had a GREAT time! We left the kids in Ruston with my Mom & Mike. We left Friday morning and ate some good Mexican food, went bowling, then went to the Rangers game. We were worried about the weather but it was great during the game! The Rangers got killed though!! Saturday the guys played golf while us girls went shopping. For dinner we went to Texas de Brazil for Brandon's birthday. Mr. Bubba was in town visiting Bryan & Christine so they joined us too! We had a great time! We headed home yesterday and stopped in Shreveport to eat at Superior for a late lunch! It was a wonderful weekend!!!!!