Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Raising Money for Down Syndrome in Honor of Abbie

Can you resist this little face? (Not mine, ignore that!)

On May 12, 2010, my gorgeous niece Abbie was born. As some of you know, she is enhanced! She has an extra chromosome which means that she has Down Syndrome. On October 24, there will be a Buddy Walk in Georgetown benefiting Down Syndrome. Our team is called Abbie's Army. I encourage you to join our team, donate to our cause, or both!!! The link below will tell you more about Abbie and allow you to make donations. If you would like to join us in the walk, please let me know and I can send you the registration information. Thank you in advance!!

As of today, we are at 40% of our goal. It would be so great to meet and/or exceed our goal early. This is a fabulous cause for the most fabulous little girl!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Go Astros!

Adam took Olivia to her first Astros home game tonight. She loves the Astros almost as much as her dad.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Liv At The Museum

I have not talked to my little lady in 4 days and I miss her so much. She decided that it was easier on her not to call us. We have been getting daily updates from Adam's parents, but nothing directly from Liv. These are some pics of her at the museum. Looks like fun!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Little Pony

Amanda brought me a rubber band yesterday and put it up on her head. She wanted a ponytail. We tried. I think she looks like Pebbles with a side pony!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Liv's First Day with PaPa and Happy

Liv is spending this week in Houston with her PaPa and Happy (Adam's dad and step-mom). Yesterday they took her to NASA. I received lots of pictures via e-mail of their trip. It looks like so much fun. My favorite is the one of Olivia in the space helmet. I remember wanting to be an astronaut when I was young and I bet Liv will feel the same way after her day at NASA! I miss her, but it looks like she is having plenty of fun and staying busy!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Singing in Church (Or Not?)

All of the kids that attended VBS last week were invited to wear their t-shirts and sing in church on Sunday. Olivia was so excited. She talked about it all weekend. When it was time for the kids to go up front, she was one of the first to go. She got in her place on stage and the music started...

She burst into tears. I had to go up front and she ran off stage and into my arms. I asked her several times if she wanted to try again but she refused. Oh well, maybe next year!

**If you cannot tell, I took these pictures before the music (and the tears) started!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love These Girls!

The girls are learning to play together so well. The sharing thing is coming along...not perfected, but coming along. Olivia is always boss, which as the oldest I can understand! HAHA! I just love watching them play and have fun together. Sisters are the best!

VBS Day 5

Game Time!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

VBS Day 4

VBS Day 3

I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday (the real day 3). I tried to get pictures of Olivia but every time I came near her with the phone camera she would cover her face and scream "NO!" So, I only got a picture of Amanda during the musical finale. She loves going to be with the big kids at the end of her day. She dances, sings and of course smiles!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

VBS Day 2

Olivia is having so much fun at VBS. Today as I was going back and forth between stations, I passed Liv's group doing this water play exercise. They were all so cute.

I decided to pick Amanda up from the nursery before today's musical finale and am so glad I did. She LOVED it. She danced and clapped and smiled the whole time. She definitely loves music and dancing.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vacation Bible School Day 1

Olivia had a great time at her first day of VBS. This is Olivia and her youth leader, Kiersta. And yes, that is a cup on her head. They were doing a demonstration about God's love.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mommy Time

Adam made dinner tonight and cleaned the dishes. After we ate, he told me to go to our room and relax. He watched the girls and got them to bed. So I...Decided...To...Have A...MOVIE MARATHON!!

Is there a better way to spend Sunday night than with Edward, Bella, and Jacob?

I think not!

Liv and Nate

My little mama and her baby cousin Nate!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Amanda and Reagan at the Outlet Mall

While Liv was at her play date on Wednesday, Amanda and I met Elissa, Reagan and Abbie at the outlet mall. The girls were good so we let them ride one of the rides. Amanda loved it but Reagan wasn't so happy about having to share a ride with her cousin.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Haircut

Amanda's bangs have gotten so long. I really didn't want to cut them because a) I want them to grow out but she won't keep clips in her hair to hold them back b) I remember after Olivia's first haircut, she looked like a toddler and not a baby anymore. All that said, I had to do something. People have been asking me, "Has your baby ever had a haircut?" Her bangs were constantly in her eyes. I washed her hair and trimmed her bangs last night. Since I did the cutting, it wasn't such a shock and she still looks like my baby! I let her have her own fruit bar last night too since she was such a big girl during her haircut. She was so proud!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Olivia was invited to play at her friend Maddy's house today. She had such a great time and came home in a good mood. We had a very pleasant afternoon (no fits) and she practiced her cartwheel (she needs a lot more practice), talked about iCarly, and played with play dough. It's amazing what a little girl time can do for a little princess! Maddy's mom sent me this adorable picture of the girls.

Maddy, Liv, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Little Mama's

Olivia and Reagan just couldn't get enough of baby Nate! Little mommy's in training. They were so cute.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th

We woke up on July 4th morning and I decided to bake a festive cake. I got almost through all of the ingredients and realized that we were out of vegetable oil so I had to use butter. The cake turned out pretty flat but no one complained about the taste. I guess that's all that matters!

I took the girls to the festival in the park in Georgetown. This was our (Olivia and mommy) 3rd year to go, but Amanda's first. Amanda LOVED the petting zoo. I could hardly keep track of her.

Liv on the other hand....

enjoyed the rides much more than the animals.

And it just wouldn't be July 4th without face painting, American flags, and sno cones!