Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving and all the other stuff

We had a great Thanksgiving feast in Arkadelphia at Mam's house. We had the traditional fare -- WAY too much food (and sweets!). Scarlett just munched on some Turkey and, the good ole' standby, strawberries. While she napped all the other grandkids and their cool moms (and their cool aunt - ME) went to the 'secret playground' -- a.k.a the Perritt playground. The Perritt nature trail ends in my parent's backyard (I still can't believe I was allowed to walk it by myself - that would NEVER happen today!) which was pretty cool when I was 10 years old! Anyway - not much to say -- here are some pics of our day.................

Giving her best CHEEEESE face

Kacy Alyn - can't believe she is so old......

Ainsley twirling Sarah and Grace

John Clark played was such a good babysitter!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Beautiful Day!

I am so glad to have a break from the freezing cold weather! Scarlett is finally feeling better (she gave her yuck to me, though -- so happy she is sharing!) so we went outside to play a little. Just had to post a quick pic from all the fun -- we rolled in the grass (many, many times) and got very, very dirty. That seems to make it all the more fun!!

This is now one of my favorite all time pics!

Friday, November 21, 2008

November is FLYING by!

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by! I realized today that in 5 months I will have a TWO year old! The past 19 months have been so much fun (and so scary at the same time, if that makes any sense.....). She is talking so much more now and she actually KNOWS what she is saying. She interacts with everyone -- we can't make it out of Wal-Mart without saying 'hi' to absolutely everyone. She is a climber - and I mean a CLIMBER!!!! The Kid is really going to get hurt someday. OHH - and she is the nosiest little thing with absolutely no fear (umm, the 'no fear' thing is 100% her father - I was a mucho fearful. The nosy thing - lets just say it runs in my family!). She loves shoes, well, actually she adores shoes. We watch a LOT of Backyardigans (we just call it 'pablo' for short - she actually kisses the t.v. nite-nite -- very, very cute). I guess she is turning into a little person right before my very eyes - I LOVE what I see!!

This is Miss Scarlett in the bouncy seat (yes, the BOUNCY seat). It is now her recliner.

These 'earrings' are actually princess Christmas ornaments that Mam put on her -
I think she liked them!

OHH - did I mention she can read??

She LOVES to wipe stuff on her face (pictured is Desitin) --
she is not picky, though -- she likes lotion, tooth paste, shampoo....

Hunting with Daddy

Well, it is hunting season again. If you know Dillard, then you know EXACTLY where to find him (somewhere in Open Banks would be MY guess). Miss Scarlett and I just hang back, usually at Mam's or Memaw's house playing and eating while daddy goes out and does all the dirty work. Of course, Miss Scarlett has the perfect outfit ready for "daddy and me" pictures with dead animals. So, we dress her in her camo bibs and take some pics. I don't think she really cared for the deer and I took her away before the skinnin' started -- since I have no idea what really goes through that mind of hers I would prefer to wait a few years for that. Below is a picture with daddy's 10 point (good job, daddy!). She did grab the horns (my picture of that is fuzzy - really am about to break down and get a new camera, but that is a different story) and, of course being the germaphobic nurse that I am, I germ-ex'd her hands appropriately. She was actually sick the day of these pics which would explain the look on her face.

Doesn't she look THRILLED????

She wasn't about to look at the camera!!!!!