Yes. Some are red. And some are blue.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Yes. Some are red. And some are blue.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Here are a few clips of the girls at the pool this summer. Delaney is doing well swimming underwater. She's been using her goggles and truly is like a little fish this year. Makes me so proud! Hadley, who was going thru a bit of a no swim summer, is now enjoying the pool and even swimming without any encouragement or bribery. Course when you spend 75% of your time at the pool, you just knew she'd give in!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day to the man in our world....Doug! Thank you for being the best darn daddy you can be to our girls. Thank you for always putting up with the constant 24 hour drama that lurks behind the walls of this house. Thank you for building animal sets with Hadley day after day after day. And doing it with such enthusiasm that it makes her whole day! Thank you tolerating Delaney on days where it'd be preferable just to lock her in her room and cover your ears to not hear her. I agree, it's truly amazing how much she's already resembling a teenager. I tried to warn you about living with girls. Now I'm positive you are listening to me. Thank you for being brave and killing all the bugs, spiders, etc. that enjoy tormenting us. I know it scares you too sometimes but I appreciate you putting on your big boy pants and getting the job done.
Thank you for taking over on the weekends now that I'm working and doing it with no complaints. Going back to work has been an enjoyable experience and it makes me feel so good knowing you're home caring for girls and getting to spend quality time with them. It's also fun for them to experience how daddy handles things when mommy's not around. Most of all, we appreciate how you work so hard to take care of this family. Being a parent and a provider is a thankless job a lot of the time but we always appreciate you. Even when we forget to say it or show it. And a big thank you for driving the 'ole Honda all these years even though you secretly lust for a new car. It will happen one day...I just know it. We know you make HUGE sacrifices for us and it does not go unnoticed. We love you and hope you enjoy your day......
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
So while I was in and out from the kitchen to the back porch, the girls devised a cute little game all their own. Delaney would stick her face right up to Hadley's face and they would bump noses. This in turn made Hadley giggle hysterically. "Do it again," she would yell to Delaney. They were so cute it made my heart all melty. It's moments like these where I am so thankful for these girls. They are so wonderful. They are so cute. They make my heart feel so full of happiness.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
2. We finally made our debut at the neighborhood pool just the other day. It's been open for a few weeks but with our gymnastics classes and play dates we haven't had time to make it down there. And the rain! All the rain we are still being hammered with isn't helping matters either. It was cloudy and maybe 72 degrees but we were bored and the girls have been dying to go. So we went. We were the only ones there other than a small family of a mom and her two older sons. Delaney had a blast. Hadley was very reluctant to get in the water and I don't know if that was because it was so cold or if she's going through a phase of being a little afraid. I didn't make an issue out of it. Delaney's big thing that she is ridiculously proud of is that she can jump in the water all by herself. So she backs up and makes a running start and leaps into the water. Oops. She forgot to plug her nose and she has managed to inhale a small amount of water. And it burns. "I have fire in my nose momma!!!" After explaining that she has to pinch her nose closed or blow out through her nose she decided to take another stab at it. She got out of the pool elated. "Momma, I didn't even hold my nose and there's NO FIRE!" It's so hard not to laugh at a statement like that. Kids are so funny with their wording.
3. Hadley had her first gymnastics class ever last week. She was so cute. I was unsure if she would do it since she's only ever observed. Also she's barely 3 and Delaney was 4-1/2 when she started. But with her climbing abilities and her flexibility, I thought it would suit her well. She was pretty shy at first and I think she even shed a few tears while Delaney and I were waiting in the upstairs observing area to see her. She came out with 2 other little girls. I sat and watched completely transfixed on what she was doing. One thing I observed is just how strong she really is. Not that I didn't know. Believe me, she's no wimp by any stretch. But she truly has good upper body strength. She listened to her teacher very well. By the time she was finished she was running circles around the entryway playing happily with one of her new friends.
4. Our family trip to Pensacola Beach may be cancelled very soon. I'm really sick about this. I look forward every year to going to the beach. We usually go to Hilton Head Island. This year we've changed our location due to the fact that Doug's best friend is getting married in Destin and he's in the wedding. We figured since we'll already be down there we might as well make a week out of it and take the girls. Now the oil has arrived and we've been told the stench is horrific. It pisses me off something serious. I was already riled up by the oil that's been pumped into the ocean potentially harming sea life and such. It seems careless and I didn't feel like enough was being done to stop it. I know I shouldn't be so selfish when it's just a vacation and we can go elsewhere. But still. I'm mad about it and I know the girls will be disappointed. So now we're trying to come up with an alternative. I would love some suggestions if you have any!
5. I caught Doug the other night standing on the porch in his t-shirt and boxers signing a contract with a Terminix representative. I couldn't believe my eyes really. Him being in his boxers, yeah that one didn't surprise me a darn bit. If the man could get away with wearing them and only them to work I'm quite sure he would. The signing of a contract with Terminix, that did surprise me. He never wants to be tied down to a contract. Never. You know what they say, never say never. I complain every single summer about bugs. I really hate them. I have no problem killing them with the exception of the cockroach or as we know them in the south....palmetto bugs. Palmetto bugs are actually the biggest roach I have ever laid eyes on and those damn things can fly. Aaaaah! They become a nuisance in June and stay that way until about October when it starts to cool off. Anyway, I hate them. A whole lot. So the very next day Terminix comes out and sprays the inside and outside of the house. I'm ecstatic! In the back of my mind I realize that by spraying them it's probably going to make any bugs that are hanging around lurking in the darkness to come on out. So yesterday I'm getting out of the shower to get ready for work. I look down and dammit, there's a roach and he's actually staring at me. And he's really HUGE. So I hop out of the shower and contemplate what I should do. I don't want to be too loud because it's 5:30 a.m. and Doug is slumbering away in the next room. I'm dripping wet and naked with no shoes lying around to use as a weapon. All of a sudden, he starts charging me. And I'm backing up rather fast because I'm scared shitless. I'm clutching my underwear and realize I need to kill him and fast so he can't get into our closet. Using my underwear I start swatting at him. And he's escaping. I try to use pressure and he's still crawling out from under my underwear unharmed. AAAAAAhhhhhh! So I throw the underwear on him again, grab a flip flop that's sitting right inside the door of the closet and give him a deserving smack down. And he dies. I'm pretty sure I was much louder than I wanted to be but all in the name of saving myself. I was edgy for the rest of the morning.