Sunday, July 31, 2011

Uh-Oh !

This is what happens when Dawn dish detergent is accidently put in the dishwasher.

Maggie just kept saying "Uh-Oh, Uh-Oh" !

Friday, July 29, 2011

So Big !

Maggie has never liked having her teeth brushed.  Until now....

I put a little stool in her bathroom so she can watch herself in the mirror. 
 Genius, I know.

Now, Maggie loves to brush her teeth by herself and wash her hands. Little miss Independent she is !

She also loves to look at herself in the mirror and "fix her hair" ( i.e. smooth it away from her face).  I wish I would have thought of this little trick a long time ago !

Monday, July 25, 2011

Two Beds.

Jake, Maggie's cousin, let us borrow his toddler bed so Maggie can transition out of her beloved crib. When we set it up in her room, Maggie did not like it at all. She cried if we tried to sit her on it and would not even get near the bed or touch it.  

Maggie does not do well with new things sometimes.  So, we have to give her time to get used to the idea of something new.  I figure she will be in her crib for several more months so she can take her time and make friends with her new bed.

Now, she is very proud that she has two beds !
  And Maggie loves to play on her bed, but not lay down, yet.

She also loves to jump on her bed. 
What little girl doesn't ?

For now, she will let Minnie sleep on her big girl bed.
 ( We do a lot of pretend play)

Maggie also like to put her (fake) lipstick on while she's on her bed.  Too cute !

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Will Turns Nine !

Will had a big football party for his ninth birthday.  Although it rained all day, he ended up having a great time hanging out with all his friends and family.  

Chuck and I collaborated together and made his cake. The vintage  football players and the field goals were Chucks when he was little.  I am so thankful that his mom saved them ! They were perfect !!!

I can't believe my sweet baby boy is already nine years old. It happens doesn't it ?  They grow up. 

Happy Birthday Will !!!! I love you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Big Catch up post.

I am quite behind.
So, I decided to just do a big random catch up post.

I am always trying to get a good picture of all the kids together. You know, a picture where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera. 
 I figure one day I'll  get that coveted picture, right ?

Maggie playing on my bed. So cute ! 
I love her messy hair look.

We took a trip to Tuscaloosa to visit Chuck's parents.

And we saw first hand the devastating damage done by the tornadoes. It was unreal.

Maggie loved to water Nin's plants with a cute, old watering can.

She was also fascinated by Nin's bird bath.

When we got home I put Maggie to work watering the flowers outside.  She truly is "mommy's little helper".

Besides watering flowers, she also loves to help put the dishes up and "clean" anything with a washcloth.
 Not sure what to say about this picture. 
 Maggie and Chuck love to be so silly !

 Our little garden is really growing.

The kids love to help harvest vegetables. 
 Maggie especially loves to eat the tomatoes.

 I made this cute dress last night.

 Here's the back.  

And one more attempt at a group photo.

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)