Monday, June 29, 2009

Trip to the Myrtle Beach

Christa, Nana (my mom), Me, and Brea
We we are finally back from our trip to the beach. We had a GREAT time but it is always good to be back home. I love being back in my own bed and seeing my wonderful husband! No matter what kind of vacation you go on, it is always good to be back to where you feel the most comfortable...of course the bad things about being home is the stuff you hate...bills, cleaning house, cooking and stuff like that....

During our trip, we stayed at my cousin's house when we went. That is the whole reason for us to go every year because we have somewhere to stay for FREE!!! We left my house on Friday, spent all day at the beach Sat. - Tues, & Thur. Wednesday we went to the water park and on Friday we went to the pool.

While at the beach Christa played the whole time. She never took a nap until she was on the way home. She even found a friend to play with one day. She got braver and braver as the week went on and went deeper into the water. All Brea did was eat and sleep. She also got brave one day and walked down the the water by herself. Yes, I did say walk! She is walking all over the place now! She hardly ever crawls anymore. I am so glad! Here is some pics from the beach...

Brea enjoying the ocean..She got more comfortable with it the last couple of days we were there
Me and Christa taking a break from playing in the shade
The water park we went to had a kiddie pool with slides and waterfalls. Christa LOVED it! She kept going down the slide and even got in trouble by the lifeguard..haha...She went down the wrong way and he said she couldn't do that...It was kind of funny...The water was only 2 feet so she could walk in it herself. We put floaties on her so she got real comfortable with those and started to float.

On Friday we took Kyle and the girls to the pool while our mothers had a day to themselves on the beach. We always give them one day to themselves and I think they really enjoy it. While at the pool Christa had her floats on and Brea sat in her little "car" float...That night we went to eat out at a all you can eat seafood buffet. It was really neat because they had a mermaid there. She even got in the water to swim some. Christa thought that was so neat and got a necklace from her. It was real cute!
Brea swimming in the pool

Christa had her arm floats on and just took over Brea's car float
Christa and Nana getting the necklace from the mermaid at the restaurant

You can also see other pictures from our trip on our web site by clicking HERE....

Although it is good to be home we are leaving for Montgomery this Thursday for the 4th weekend. The girls are going to stay the week with their grandparents and give me and Charlemagne a week to ourselves...YAY! During this week I plan on painting the play room and doing some cleaning..but we will see when the week ends on what I really did..haha..I also leave for Phoenix/Las Vegas next Friday...Me and my neighbor are going for a little girl's trip...
So until next time...Take care!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

quick catch up and some pics

Ok..Here is a quick catch up on what we have been doing..
I am officially out of school. All I have left is my student teaching which will probably happen in Jan/Feb. I am so ready to get this paper so I can get a job...I have started my volleyball workouts the first of June. They have been going pretty good. It is amazing how the girls are out of shape and after about two weeks of conditioning they are getting better...
Charlemagne is out of school for the summer but is so busy with basketball. The season is never over. He has been practicing every night and playing about once to twice a week. He says he's going to stop after this week but we will see about that. He said he needs a break to him is about two days then he is back to work...
Brea is still the same. She will take about 4-6 steps then get lazy and crawl until she is about two steps away from what she wants. Then she will stand up again and take the 2 steps. I am so ready for her to start walking..She is such a momma's girl and always wants to hold on to me.

Christa is still in her terrible twos...haha...I have been working on potty training her but it is not working...Although one day she was in the tub and told me she had to go potty. She got out and actually sat on the pot and peed...I couldn't believe it..That was the only time though...

She is also little miss independent! The other day she thought she would take it upon herself to get something to drink. Of all things, Kool aid was sitting on the counter. As I was getting ready to go somewhere she pulled the chair to the counter, got a cup, and poured kool aid ALL OVER the floor and counter!!! I had to mop 5 or 6 times and it is still a little sticky...Oh and speaking of kool aid..she wanted to make some one day so she pulled the chair up and got the packets, opened them and poured them in the container..she then got a spoon and tried to stir..She then had to come and get me to say "drink"....This girl is such a handful!!!!
The only place we have went this summer was to my parents house in TN because my cousin got married. Saturday we went to the wedding. Sunday we just hung around the house and played in the pool. Even my dad got in the pool with Christa..Here are some pictures from that wonderful sunny day...You can also see all the pictures on our web site
Brea always smiling
Christa, Brea, & Nana enjoying their time in the pool

Brea enjoying the out doors

Christa & Pappy..What they do for their grandkids
Our summer is full of trips...Me and the girls are leaving for our yearly Myrtle Beach Trip next week (Fri 19th) We are coming back on Saturday (27th)..That next week we might take a trip to Montgomery. This time with Charlemagne. In Georgia this is known as the dead week in sports so no one can have any type of practices. This is the perfect time for our gettaway. After that me and my neighbor is taking a trip to Phoenix and Las Vegas with NO kids!!! This will actually be my first trip without the girls...I'm so ready! We are leaving on the 10th to phoenix. Flying out of phoenix on the 12th and flying back home from Vegas on the 15th.
Busy, Busy, Busy....This is our life:) Until next time...take care!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Show us where you live Friday ~ Bathrooms

I know it has been a while since I wrote last. I will update my blog with all of our summer time fun we have been doing and will do this summer. It is going to be so busy. Since I have already taken these pictures this is something quick I could do...This week's theme is bathrooms...

We have 2 baths and 1/2 bath...

This is our daughters/guest bathroom. We decided to decorate in ducks and the curtain adds a little bit of color. It was hard to take the picture because the bathroom is so small. Everything in the bathroom is from the greatest place of all ~ Target
There really isn't much to this bathroom. In the mirror is the towels we got to match. I want to get a long picture to put above the toilet but I haven't found the "perfect" one yet.

This is our half bath. We painted it orange. I was kinda scared with this color when we started but I thought it turned out real nice. Then all we did was add brown towels and rugs. And just like our other bathroom, it is small. Since these pictures, I have put up two pictures on the wall on the left of the sink.

Our master bathroom is so plain (and a little messy). I have been in the process of cleaning it but it seems like it stayes messy or I get side tract with the girls. It is pretty big with a big tub and standing shower. We have to go through the bathroom to get to our closet too. But like I said, it is nothing to brag about because it is plain.