Friday, October 19, 2012

Alicia & JT's Wedding

I love a good wedding! I guess it's a girl thing? Only if it involves Charlie's family is he forced to go. This is the first wedding we have attended since we got married (7 years ago!). He is just not a wedding man. We all had a great time. Maybe he decided weddings aren't so bad after all? 

We are so happy for Alicia & JT and they have such a precious little family. What a fun night!

A wedding on game night requires an LSU shirt!

3 silly cousins...

She ate like a big girl!

I loved watching Granny dance!

Avery was so shy at first, but by the end of the night I had to drag her off that dance floor. She.had.a.BLAST!

Avery's new cousin, Paige!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Lazy, Rainy Day

Today it is raining. And raining. And raining. And the streets are flooding. Lucky for us, no one has to go anywhere. So we are going to stay inside and have a lazy day. I am catching up on blogging and cleaning a bit. Avery is watching Disney movies and having tea parties and such. I thought it would be a good day to let her play in the rain. It's not too cold yet so I put her rain boots and raincoat on and let her splash away. She had a blast!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Birthday Party - Lessons Learned

Avery was recently invited to a birthday party for a classmate. I figured the whole class was invited so I would get to meet a few of the other PreK moms. It ended up being more like a family reunion, plus me and Avery. For 3 hours. Oh, the things we do for our kids.

One lady came in and said "Here is birthday present for B (the birthday girl). I brought one for H (her daughter) to open too. At this age (4), she just can't handle other people opening presents." I think my jaw dropped and I was stunned. I just HAD to tweet it. Well, in case you aren't aware, here is the rule: If you are brave enough to mean tweet about another mom and her child's behavior during present time, be prepared for your sweet angelic preschooler to act.a.fool during present opening time. We had NEVER had a problem with this before. As the Good Book says, pride comes before the fall. And boy did we fall. After I spanked her butt we both took a long nap and woke up in better moods!

A perfect little angel...until the present opening began!

Playing dress up at the family reunion party

Later than evening, watching The Five with mom. 
No more Mrs. Nice Mom = no more Spongebob!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lesson Learned

Never ask your hubby what he wants from the grocery store, unless you really want to know. Can you say RANDOM! And please note the time was 5:50am. Who wants french onion dip and shrimp cocktail at 5am. I mean really!

I think one of the greatest gifts in my marriage is laughter. Charlie can make me laugh harder and faster than anyone else I know. Even random texts like this! Goodness, I love this man. :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Breakfast Date

Some mornings I have a hard time getting Avery to eat her breakfast. So, every one in a while I cave and we head toward the golden arches. This is one place where I know she'll leave with a full belly. Nothing better than an early morning breakfast date with my favorite girl, even if it doesn't involve Starbucks coffee.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ahead of the Game

I usually decide last minute about what to do for Halloween. But i just happened to be browsing at Target and found something Avery and I both liked in her size and it was a steal. So, we are ahead of the game this year. An owl she will be!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Welcome, Fall!

I was pretty excited one morning when we walked outside and realized Avery needed a sweater. I love FALL! That means my birthday is close then Thankgiving and Christmas. It's the most wonderful time of the year, y'all. 

Bring on the cool temps!

Love this white jean jacket :)

Friday, October 5, 2012


Avery enjoyed her first pedicure...given by Yours Truly!

And she was such a good girl for her first real manicure. Given by the professionals! We had to have pretty nails for her first wedding.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Homework is FUN!

Who knew PreK had homework? Well, Avery is certainly happy about that. In fact, the days she doesn't have homework she is pretty bummed. I'm sure in a few years, that will wear off. ;)

We had a fun time creating her family tree. Although it's a small little tree it sure is full of LOVE! I enjoy getting to create things like this with her and I'm sure these will be the keepsakes that I cherish the most.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dance Time Again!

This year, we were going to do Fall Ball (t-ball in the Fall) but it was cancelled due to lack of participation. Back up plan? Dance! I am really glad it worked out this way. She was so excited to go back to practice. This year, there are TVs set up so I can watch the entire practice. It is so cool to see how she interacts with other kids when mom is not around. She is a little social butterfly. She ran right in with these kids she's never met and they were playing ring-around-the-rosey before class even started. Have I mentioned lately that I'm a proud mama? ;)