Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chuck E Cheese Fun

Let me just say first off, not really a big fan of the Chuck E Cheese establishment.
Had a bad experience there a few years back with my nephew and swore I would
never take my own kids there.  As of today, my girls have only been twice. 
Everytime we drive by I hear this..."Mommy when can we go back to Chuck E. Cheese?"
And I say..."Maybe on a rainy day."

No rainy day, but a great opportunity to help a local preschool raise some money.

We were invited by a friend and neighbor to join her and her two children for a
fun night of pizza, Chuck E. and lots and lots of games AND tickets. 
Riding the merry-go-round.

Hi Mom!

Mr. Cavin was checking everything out.

The girls spent probably half an hour on this game.
They loved it.

Riding with Chuck E.

Look at all these tickets - wow!

We ended up with 1850 tickets all together.
Jamie and I found a ski ball machine that was malfuncting and
we were able to rack up the tickets.
Ha Ha!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pretty Girls

Here are the girls with their Aunt Carla who
got married this past Sunday.  
This was the first wedding for both the girls to attend.
Caroline loved the wedding (Kenzie not so much) and they both
had a blast at the reception dancing with their cousins.

And of course, they loved the cake.
I didn't make it, but I have to tell you.
One of the best cakes I ever put in mouth. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What A Day!

Yesterday was such a great day for my girls.  Caroline lost her very first tooth and Makenzie has been released from care from her urologist after 3 1/2 years of surgeries, countless appointments and ultrasounds.  God is good.   We have been blessed with such wonderful care from Makenzie's doctor, Dr. Martin Keafer.  He is so intelligent, caring and down to earth.  He really cares about the well being of your children, not just the medical aspect of the child's illiness.  I know there are a lot of other children out there with worse cases than Makenzie's, but just thankful for a great outcome yesterday.  I wish everyone could have a doctor like Dr. Kaefer. 

Caroline's tooth was really ready to come out Tuesday night. 
She asked Roy to pull it which I can't believe.  According to my parents,
Caroline is a lot like me when I was little.  But I can tell you , I would have never
asked my dad to pull my tooth.  Too chicken and I didn't want it to hurt. 
Roy tried as best he could, but he just couldn't do it.

Lookie there... Miss Caroline woke up Wedneday morning, poked her tongue
 on her tooth and there it went.  She was so excited.  Mauw (aka grandma) was here to see the whole thing. 
It was like Christmas morning.  Caroline was so gidding and excited.  I can't blame her, it's a big
thing to loose your first tooth.  Makes me sad though.  My first born has lost her first baby tooth.  :(

Here she is putting her tooth box with her tooth in it, under her pillow for the tooth fairy.

Mauw has worked for a pediatric dentist for more than 30 years and she knows the tooth fairy personally.  Really she does.  :)   Caroline had a lot of questions for Mauw.  Like, where does she live and how does she get in the house?  All good questions.  She lives at the dentist office and she uses pixie dust to fly through the house.  The tooth fairy left Caroline some new markers which she was very excited about.

Yesterday, Makenzie also had her spring musical at preschool.  She did a wonderful job.  She is such a performer and has no fear about being in front of everyone.  I will post the video soon.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

He's also a golf pro

We have experienced a few days here and there of warm weather.  Well, that gets my husband all sorts of giddy.  He loves to play golf.  During this time of year, he eats, sleeps and breathes it.  Well, except when he is working of course.  I think?   I digress, sorry. 

He purchased both of the girls a golf club for Christmas this past year.  Pink for Caroline and purple for Makenzie.  This is really the first time they have had a chance to try them out.  What do you think?  Is my golf pro doing a good job at teaching these girls the in's and out's of golf? 

 Roy special made this golf putter thingy last summer.  The girls love to pull up there chairs and watch him putt and hit balls.  I think they are pretty special now that they too can putt and hit balls just like daddy. 
 Future Phil Mickelson?
Future Tiger Woods?
(just the golf part) 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Future Astronaunts???

These pictures were taken at Science Central last week during our spring break.  The girls had a blast there.  So much fun and so much to see and do and touch. 

 Daisy the Guinea pig.
One king snake.  (Mommy did not participate in this.)

And one star fish.  

Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Art Class Projects

Love this snail.  Caroline did such a great job.   They also made a 3-D snail out of Model Magic but we didn't bring it home because the weather was so bad that day.  (Caroline didn't want it to get ruined)  Will post a pic of the snail soon. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Funny things kids say

I asked Caroline if they talked about it being President's Day yesterday at school and she said yes.  I asked her what she learned.

C- "Mommy, I think I only know two presidents now".

Me - "Who do you know?"

C- "George Washington and Aberton Lincoln."

I couldn't stop laughing.   Aberton Lincoln.... I will have to look him up.  :)

Later, we were reading Beauty and the Beast and got to the part where the Beast tells Belle not to enter the west wing.  Caroline says...

C - "Mommy, where is our west wing?"

M - "We don't have a west wing Caroline."

C - "Why not mommy?"

M - "We live in a house not a castle."

She was satisfied with the answer thank goodness. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Well, maybe one word.....Awwwwwww

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day
I can't resist getting the girls outfits that match their Bitty Babies.
I found these nightgowns @ Kohl's and just had to have them.
Of course, I picked out the pink & orange for Caroline and the purple for Kenzie.
Notice what they are wearing?

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your special someone.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week #2 of Art Class

Week #2
Love this!
Caroline keeps asking me which is my favorite...
I love them all.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Art Classes

Caroline started art classes today.  She loves to draw and do anything crafty.  We have been talking for a while now about signing her up for a class.  Today was her first class at the Art Studio here in our hometown. 

I am so amazed at her first project.  I can't stop looking it. 

Awesome job baby girl!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Fun & Snow Days

Hello!  Yes, we are still here.  The past few weeks have been super busy with the holidays, visiting family, and then getting back to our normal routine after the holiday.  I do hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  We were able to be home on Christmas day and just have a relaxing day playing with all of our new toys.  :)  On New Year's Eve Roy and I went out with my brother and sister-in-law to the casino in Anderson and had a good time. Still in bed by 12:30am.  That's my kind of party.  I love my sleep too much.  Way too much sometimes. 

On New Year's day I had the privilege of making a Sweet 16 cake for my best friends daughter, Taylor.  I have known Taylor since the day she was born and I was so happy to celebrate this milestone with her. 

The weather here has been quite snowy here which means cancelled school days.  The girls love it and so do I, but by the second day I am ready for our routine to get back to normal.  This week we had two snow days.  The girls begged me to play out in the snow (not my favorite thing to do - I have no boots either) so after 20 minutes of putting on all of our gear, we hit the snow. 

They didn't last very long outside, maybe 30-40 minutes.  They had fun and that's all that mattered.  They received two snowball makers and a brick maker for Christmas from their aunt.  They had a blast with those.  Too bad they were too fast with the snowballs, I couldn't get any pictures.   Maybe next time.