Thursday, July 31, 2008

Last Dance Class

Tuesday was Lawson's last dance class. The 'turkey' had a blast as always and was so cute!! Before we left for dance class she was not doing her best listening (to say it nicely). I threatened we were not going to dance class if she didn't start listening. From that point on she did okay. Here are some pictures of my little ballerina. She has come a long way from her first moments of dance.

I should save this for Lawson Talk but I going to go on a post it. She said...

"I am not listening to you right now, but I am going to listen to the teacher!" And she did and she did great!

Not listening in motion!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lawson Talk

Here is our quote from this weekend...

Let me set the stage. We were on our way home from the beach and I had stepped out of the car to get some fresh peaches for fruit cobbler. Out of nowhere this is what Lawson says to her daddy...

"I am not your friend right now, but later I will be"

No idea where that came from but OKAY!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Funny Faces!

I swear I can't help but bust out laughing every time I see this!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

I have been Tagged

I have been tagged by Beth...

A. Attached or Single? attached
B. Best Friend? I have lots of best friends but my BESTEST Friend is my sister!
C. Cake or pie? Cake- CHOCOLATE
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? sunglasses
F. Favorite color? black
G. Gummy bears or worms? bears
H. Home town? Springfield, VA
I. Favorite indulgence? Watching HGTV and Young and the Restless
J. January or July? July- Love the summer! January is too cold
K. Kids? 2- Lawson and Wesley
L. Life isn’t complete without? family
M. Marriage date?July 28, 2001 (TODAY makes 7 years)
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 2 brothers & 1 sister
O. Oranges or Apples? neither (Cherries and Strawberries)
P. Phobias? Sleeping closest to the door (weird I know)
Q. Quotes? Everything happens for a reason
R. Reasons to smile? 2 healthy beautiful kids & 1 wonderful husband
S. Season of choice? Fall- football season and upcoming basketball season
T. Tag 5 people: Elizabeth, Jill, Donna, Lauren and Charlotte
U. Unknown fact about me? Prematurely gray
V. Vegetable? friend green tomatoes & fried okra (I think once they are fried it doesn't count as a veggie anymore- oh well)
W. Worst habit? not finishing things Example: not putting the cap completely on anything (sorry honey!)
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food? chocolate and salsa (not together)
Z. Zodiac sign? Capricorn
(Another) Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? elephant

Other Great Beach Pictures!

Wes and Lawson on the boat

Oh my goodness!! I love this picture (no need to be alarmed the boat was docked)

Lawson enjoying her day!

This picture takes my breath away!

Hello Sweetheart!

Weekend at the Beach

Gale, Dale(Identical Twin), Reagan and Lawson

Enjoying the Boat Ride

This weekend our family went to the beach to visits Grammy and Pops. Collins and I also celebrated our 7 year anniversary while we were there. First we had additional visitors Gale's sisters Judy and twin Dale with her granddaughter Reagan (2 1/2) came down. Lawson had so much fun playing in the pool and riding on the boat with her new friend. They were hilarious together. I am pretty sure Reagan wore our her Grandma but it was well worth it.

Pops and Wes (6 1/2 months)

That night the Grandparents took the kids and Collins and I went out to dinner. Our first time having dinner by ourselves in...a long time. I can't even remember the last time we had dinner together. We had a nice time and awesome food!! Thank you Grammy and Pops for the double treat.

Oh! Let me tell you what Wes did...of the two nights of Grammy duty at night guess who decided to sleep through the night one time. That's right, Wes did! Hopefully this is a trend!

Sunday everyone but Wes and mommy went fishing on the pier. They had such a good time and Collins got lots of fishes. Collins wins daddy of the year. Lawson wasn't so lucky in catching fish on her fishing rod this time so Collins caught a fish and when she wasn't looking put a fish on her hook. He told her she had a fish and she got to reel it in herself. She was thrilled to catch another fish. What a sweet daddy.

Lawson and Daddy!

It was another great weekend and I hope you all had a good weekend as well!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Our Morning Visitor

This morning a turtle was outside our garage door, paying us a morning visit. Isn't he cute???

Lawson was ecstatic to see him!! Of course she wanted ME to pick him up. Yeah right!

This is Lawson telling me we don't touch the turtle cause he might bite. (like the glove???)

Getting a little closer and telling him bye!

Wes just chilling....and thinking "what is going on, I want to see"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Jumping Bean!!

Lawson is my little Jumpin' Bean!

This is Lawson at 7AM!!! Just a bundle of energy!!

Lawson Talk

I am going to start quoting Lawson in "Lawson Talk" at least once a week. Here is our quote this week...
Mommy, I want another baby but this time I want it to be a girl!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fort L.A.F

Daddy built Lawson a fort in her bed this weekend!! She thought this was the coolest thing ever!! She woke up and told me slept in a fort like a pirate!!

Last night, she let me into her fort (for a little while)

Bye-bye time to go to sleep!

This morning she let Wes into the fort!! (Good job sharing)

What is Wes up too?

My baby has his first ear infection!! He started getting a cold last week and then Friday I kept him home hoping to nurse him back to health. Oh wait!! Crap, I quit nursing (except at night) so scratch that idea. I just gave him some good old TLC. We went to the doctors on Friday and they said it was a cold. Friday wasn't to bad, Saturday a little worse, Sunday night he was another child. He was up most of the night rubbing his left ear and just wanting to hang out with Mommy. I have never heard him cry so much!! So I knew then we had an ear infection. So Monday we were back at the doctors and sure enough he had an ear infection in his left ear (good communicating Wes).

This is little guy before our All-nighter.

Look at those eyes!! (and runny nose)

Never too sick for a photo session

We also have our second tooth coming in!!

Nothing like your child getting their first ear infection after YOU have decided YOU are done nursing. Can you say I FEEL GUILTY!! I am trying not to beat myself up too much but the timing is impeccable!

Wes is feeling much better now and will go back to school tomorrow. Mommy- well I am sleep deprived but still functioning (kinda).

Where is Lawson??

Can you find Lawson? (excuse the mess) Can't find her. Neither could I for the longest minute of my life!! When I went into her room to make sure she was asleep I could not find Lawson. After checking all the rooms and my heart dropping to my feet.

We found her....She had fallen asleep on the floor. This looks comfortable doesn't it????

Our Business Adventure

I thought I would let you all know about the little side business I have started with one of my very good friends from college, Charity. We make one of a kind collars. No this isn't for your kids (although Lawson loves to try them on) but your "other kid" your dog. We are very excited to let everyone know what we have been dreaming and thinking about for so long. Our Company is called "The Other Kid" we have a blog that we started up.
(Junior our super model)
I know there are lots of you out there with dogs and before your children they were like your kid!! Since Charity and I have both been blessed with our own biological children we know that the 1st kid (our pets) can get pushed aside. Not wanting to forget our first kid and how important they are, we started The Other Kid. We plan on expanding into baby and kids clothes but for now we are focusing on our furry kids. Who doesn't love dogs and babies?!?!

We have lots exciting and wonderful things coming up so keep tuned in to our blog to see what is happening. We would love to get some feedback from you!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chocolate Cake Anyone?

Mommy made chocolate cake this week!! I made one little girl very happy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Don't want the truth...

Then don't ask a 3 year old a question! Yesterday morning I was struggling getting everything together (mainly my head) and was feeling like I wasn't doing anything right. So I asked Lawson this...

Mommy- Is mommy a bad mommy?
Lawson- Sometimes, sometimes you are a bad mommy

Thank you, sweetheart!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lawson's 2nd Dance Class

Today we went to Lawson's 2nd dance class. She jumped right on in and had a fantastic time. She smiled the whole entire time and participated in every single step. I can tell she really likes dance class!!

Side note: It dawned on me while I was watching her that she was LISTENING and FOLLOWING directions. Now this might sound like a simple task but to a 3 year old who is constantly testing the waters this is not so simple. So what it made me realize is she CAN hear, but (like her mommy) has selective hearing. GREAT!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Swim Date

Lawson practicing her swim strokes on the floor

I just told Wes he is going to see Katie!!

Come on mom, lets go to the pool!

Mommy and Wesley

Lawson is under the water 50% of the time!! This child is part fish!

Lawson watching over all the babies!!

Thanks Jenn for coming out with us. I told Jenn a story about Lawson at the pool and she said I should write about it. So here it is...

As any mom knows taking care of two kids at the pool is a tad difficult. So for the first time I let Lawson go to the bathroom in a public facility without me. Have no fear-I was 10 feet from the entrance!! While she was in there I prayed that she would not flood the toilet or catch too many germs! The one thing I was not expecting was for my little girl to come out of the bathroom with her bathing suit around her ankles in only her birthday suit!! I guess I forgot how hard it is to get a wet bathing suit back up!! Oops!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

After Church

Today we went to church for the first time in a while. We met our new minister and really like him. Then we all took a nap!! Mommy needed this for sure!!

This is an adorable dress Nana bought Lawson with a handkerchief hat, this is her letting me know she doesn't want to wear it. Can you say STUBBORN!!

Lawson being shy. This picture you can see some of her freckles that are popping out. So cute! Yes, I know her bangs are short. We are trying to get them all one length after someone decided she should cut her own bangs.

Mommy- she is doing it again!!!

Are YOU making fun of me????

Now we are off to the pool to meet up with Jenn and Katie (Wes's girlfriend) while daddy is fishing with a friend. Life never slows down around here and I am soooo grateful for that! Catch you all later.

Pictures with the new camera

First picture with the new camera

Lawson doing her best to goof off for the new camera

Mommy, Lawson and Wes playing catch

Wes enjoying watching the fish - Great pictures

Don't forget about Mr Chew!!