Saturday, July 24, 2010

The mind of a child

Yesterday we were getting ready for our family vacation. As part of the preparations, we needed to pick up dog food for Baxter. It is always an adventure when you take two children to PetsMart! After wandering around and looking at all of the animals, Allie looked up at me and asked if she could have a fish when she turned 16. I immediately said yes! She then tried to change her pet choice, but I assured her that she could have a fish when she turned 16. I am not sure what made her choose "16", but the fish was a great choice. I am just not too sure how happy she will be on her 16th birthday when she gets a brand new goldfish!
I just love how her little mind works!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Weather at the Library

During the summer, I try to fill our days with fun and free outings around town. This morning I found out that one of our local meteorologists was going to be at our library. Knowing that Allie loves science, I thought that this was the perfect outing. We got in, got our front and center seats, and we waited. Finally, the meteorologist arrived and began her discussion. Brianna was looking at her and then turns to me and says, "Mom, I just love her Fancy Nancy shoes!" I told her that she could share that opinion after the presentation. So, after the presentation, Brianna went up to Katie Virtue (from channel 9) and told her how wonderful her shoes were! My little fashionista just cracks me up!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Camp Walters

We are so blessed to have both sets of grandparents within a 3 hour driving radius of our house. The girls have just returned from "Camp Walters" which is a fun-filled week with Heath's parents. Judging from the pictures, we have two princess in our little family. You can always tell how much fun a child has had by their energy level upon returning home. Both kids slept until after 8 am this morning! You know they had a blast!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fun in Greenville

It is always a treat to go and visit family. Allie and Brianna call my parents "Nana" and "Papa." This was easy for them since these were some of the first sounds that they made as babies. When visiting Nana and Papa, you never know what you are in for! What you do know is that it will be an adventure! This past time, we did everything from visiting Great Mommie to find the mice on Main Street. The girls simply enjoy being with their family. If you tell them it is an adventure, they are ready. My favorite adventure in Greenville was taking the girls on the trolley ride. (This is a free service offered on the weekends, so go and check it out!) Midway through the ride, Brianna looks up at me and asked if we could live there tomorrow. I think that was her way of telling me she was having a great time and wanted to come back.

We should all just slow down and enjoy the ride that the day brings us. Take each moment for what it is worth. Wave to the little girls who are waving to you from the trolley; you have just made their day and they probably made you smile in return!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My First Blog

I have been meaning to do this for quite some time now. I just keep finding things that fall under the "more important" category during my day. So, here is the scoop:
I have been married to the most wonderful man for the past (almost) 11 years. We have two beautiful daughters. Allie, just turned 6. She is highly energetic. She has an incredible love for learning all things. She will sit down and just read for hours. Allie is the best big sister that anyone could ever have. She makes an effort to always include her little sister in all of her events. That brings me to Brianna; or Bri-Bri as we like to call her. She is the complete opposite of her sister. She is a shy introvert. She loves to snuggle on the couch with us. She is a wonderful singer for a three year old. She typically only sings Carrie Underwood songs. While most children her age are listening to Row, Row, Row Your Boat, she is listening to Cowboy Casanova (her personal favorite). She has the most beautiful, long blond hair and she takes good care of it. The deal is that she has to keep the knots out and she can keep her hair long. And then there is me. I am a 34 year old, third grade teacher, mom, and wife. My days are spent getting my family out the door and to school and work on time, teaching 8 year olds about literature, and then spent winding down in the chaos of my household. This is the most rewarding house on the block (from my view), and I wouldn't change it for the world!