Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Introducing Nathan

On May 24th, my brother and his girlfriend welcomed a baby boy, Nathan Frederick Fink. I have been so excited. Brian is such a good daddy and he and Amanda are in love with their new son!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Birthday Request

Aunt Sissy took Olivia and Reagan to see Toy Story 3 last week and Olivia loved it! She asked me to help her write a note so I wouldn't forget to give her a Toy Story 3 cowgirl toy for her birthday. It was so cute. I took a picture so I could always remember her first "birthday list!" She also included Amanda on the list. I would like to say it's because she was thinking of her sister, but I really think she wants Amanda to have one so she doesn't have to share! :) Sisters!?!

Note: Her birthday is over 2 months away. This child is excited. She asks me everyday..."How many days until my birthday?"

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just Kick'in Back

The girls decided to put their feet up, relax, and watch some Dora. I wonder where (or who) they are learning this behavior from?

Friday, June 25, 2010

She Was Definitely Born With It

She loves make-up at 16 months old. I could not have taught her that! It is what it is. She is just a girly girl. I love it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This Jeep Must Have Over 100K Miles

My dad (aka Gramps) passed down this battery operated jeep to Olivia about 2 years ago. My little brothers both played in it, Olivia still likes it, and now Amanda is adding to the odometer. Olivia took the close up of Amanda in the jeep. She is quite the photographer. I loved it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Archie's

When we were in Dallas a few weeks ago, we got to a chance to go see our friends the Archie's in their new house. Tate and Amanda are just 30 days apart and we joke that they will have an arranged marriage. They are too cute together. Olivia really looks up to Tate's big sister Karsen too. Karsen is 8 and according to Olivia, the coolest!
**I just noticed that Olivia has her eyes closed in every picture. Typical! HAHA!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Amanda's First Movie

I took the girls to Baby Day at the Alamo Drafthouse. We saw Shrek 4. It was a good movie but ended up very stressful on momma!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Meeting Mack

The credit union by our house had an event 2 weeks ago. Mack Brown was there signing autographs and taking photos. We couldn't pass up the opportunity...even though we had to wait over an hour in the blazing heat! Hook 'Em!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Babysitting Fun

Elissa and I came up with a brilliant idea. We watch each others kids while the other goes to the grocery store. I felt like I accomplished so much more shopping without kiddos. No one asking me for a cookie or a drink or why I was looking at a certain product!

The girls were hamming it up while Elissa shopped on Tuesday.

They stuffed their shirts with balls.

Amanda provided the musical entertainment...

And Abbie, as you can see, had her own plans!

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hula Girl

My Aunt Karen got Olivia a hula hoop. I had no idea how much she would LOVE hula hooping. She has been practicing and can now get the hoop to go around her about 6 to 8 times. Pretty soon she is going to be a professional hip shaker!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's All About the Shoes

I cannot get Amanda out of these Sleeping Beauty heels. She screams when I make her take them off and leaving the house has become such a "joy" because she can't wear her heels. Olivia got some new shoes that I can't get off her feet either. She has been asking for Sketchers Twinkle Toes for about 2 months and we finally gave in. She has been wearing her shoes all day, everyday and she sleeps with them in her bed. I am more of a purse girl myself (I might have even slept with a purse in my bed before), so I just don't get the shoe thing!

Monday, June 7, 2010

They Don't Even Know Who Garfield Is

I had to get a baby shower gift so I was forced to take the girls to Toys R Us. (It's closer than Babies R Us.) I told them before we went in that we were getting a baby gift and that was it. After much begging, I let them ride the Garfield car since they had good behavior while we were inside. Note: Disregard the bag in Liv's hand. I am a sucker. I know! Good thing Amanda can't bargain with me yet. Liv is destined to be a lawyer or a sales person. She can somehow convince me of almost anything!

On another note: I went to the "said" baby shower last weekend and as I was leaving a lady stopped me and asked me for my maiden name. When I told her she said "I knew it! I would know those cheeks anywhere!" Turns out she was my preschool teacher. She said that she kept looking at me and just knew that I looked familiar. I have not seen her since preschool but she recognized me. Either I haven't changed much since preschool or my cheeks make a big impression! (It was actually really neat to see her and I was honored that she recognized me. At least she didn't say "Wow, you look old!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

I Think She Likes Him

Our neighbor, Jake, came over a few days this week while his mom was at work. Jake is almost 10 and is not too interested in hanging out with 4 year old girl, but he didn't have a choice. Olivia wanted to do everything Jake did. They played video games, drew pictures, and wrote notes. Olivia even enjoyed watching Animal Planet on t.v. Jake was a good sport and let Olivia hang out.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Splash Park Fun

We had a great time at the Splash Park yesterday. I think Amanda wins the "most fun" award. She wouldn't even come to the picnic table to eat her lunch. She played the entire time which resulted in a 3 1/2 hour nap afterwards. (I am not complaining!)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Pics from Liv's Last Week of School

I was able to take Reagan with me to Olivia's final school program for the 09-10 school year. She loved watching the kids sing and fit right in with Liv's friends and classmates.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maybe She Was Born with It...

I haven't taught her to love purses and baby dolls and strollers and accessories...I think it's genetic!

Prayer at School

On one of Olivia's last days of school her class and several other classes put on a program for the parents. Before the program began, the school director announced that we would begin in prayer. She said that Olivia was going to be leading the prayer. I looked around wondering which Olivia it would be since I just knew it couldn't be "my" Olivia. It was "MY OLIVIA!" She led the school in prayer and her mama was so proud. I asked Olivia how she was selected and she said that she volunteered. I somehow knew it. My girl is anything but shy!