Sunday, August 31, 2008

(sing) oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree

so we just got our house resided and painted. we got this red door about 2 yrs ago and paid WAY TOO MUCH for it. c said we had to keep the red door when we got the house redone. well....we are painting the door green too. bc our house looks like a christmas tree!!


but they did great work and we are happy with it. the bushes need to be cut and we need fresh pine straw but other than that i actually like my house! NO MORE HOLES IN THE FIREPLACE!! no more wood peckers in the front door frame! WOO HOO!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

random iphone pics

because i can!! HEHE!!

playing in the water, look at her shirt. she is really into stickers right now!

look at this sweet pony tail! she will only keep these ponies in her hair for about 10 minutes. enjoy!

mags and her anna!

how about these shoes!

notice the little heel! :) hehe!

saturday at monkey joes!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

join my team

stand up 2 cancer

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well my mom has metastatic breast cancer. she was cancer free from her 12 yr old breast cancer until 19 months ago. its back and it sux.

join me in standing up 2 cancer for my mom. friday, sept 5 @ 8pm will be a night where all of the networks ABC, CBS and NBC come together for one cause! please consider visiting the website or watching that night and donating all the money you can to this cause. if you dont have someone close to you who has been effected by this horrible disease be grateful. because this SUX.

Read the mission statement from standup2cancer below. We are so close!

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Here we stand, on the verge of unlocking the answers that will finally conquer the devastation that is cancer.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

mud puddle

tonight we got out of the car, i put mags down, turned around to get a bag and saw her walk to the swing. so no big deal i thought i will just go get her and go in...well this is what i found :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

new words

so a few weeks ago i said i would make a list of bugs vocab for you. well since she is adding a new word every day, sometimes more, i cant keep up. here is some of the list:

help, peas, beans, milk, coke, bath, aga (alligator), sheep, baa, moo, duck, dog, cat, meow, kitty kitty, horse, bull, giraf (giraffe), elphant (elephant), donkey, fish, bird, side (outside), door, truck, yeeyee (lily), banket (blanket), pcakes (pancakes), app (apple), mommy, daddy, nick, eb (ob ~ her gpa), becky, bekah, anna, school, green, book, nightnight, tv, vv (video), moose (her fav cartoon character, moose a moose), wow wow (her fav cartoon, wow wow wubzy), up, down, stuck, bar (granola bar), shoe, peepee, poopoo, za (pizza), cheese, more, again, tree, airpane (airplane), water, cup, baa (bottle), no no, yes, tankoo (thank you), chair, ice, ball, mema, pepa, eyes, ears, nose, teeth, feet...and the list goes on and on.

my favorite? i point to me and say whos this? she says mommy...i point to her and say whos this? she says MAGGIE!!! my mom taught her that. how fun! i will try to get it on video. so cute!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

georgia aquarium

nick checking out the fish

mags checking out the fish

self portrait of me and nick

family self portrait (before you say it, i will. look at my teeth, geeze can you see all of them or what?)

some of the fish we saw

Saturday, August 16, 2008

anna and bekah

here are 2 videos of mags saying anna and bekah! the one with anna is a little longer and she says it at the end :)




Tuesday, August 12, 2008

dance dance revolution

well...not really but she has potential. check these out!! hilarious :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

pre school graduation

today we had our first graduation for the kids who go to our weekday program at my work. three of our kiddos graduated and will be going to kindergarten in a few days :( i am so happy for them and so proud but so sad. not only are we going to lose 3 of our peanuts, noah, ellie and kayla, but our pre school director is also leaving. she wants to be home so that when he son gets home from school she will be there. we will miss her!!

if you have some time watch this video, if you dont get a little teary there is something wrong with you :)


so besides me and her daddy and her gma and ob of course. my daughter has a FAVORITE PERSON!!!

her teacher anna. anna was her teacher when she was in the baby room. mags got promoted to the toddler room a few months ago so she does not get to see her as much. however she loves her. mags finally learned how to say her name so now at night sometimes or in the car on the way home she will say, anna, anna, anna, over and over again.

last thursday night when we went to see george michael anna came over to hang with mags so we could go. as soon as anna pulled in the driveway mags was excited. when anna walked in the doors she walked over to her and hugged her for like 5 minutes. i am glad that they love each other!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

curly Q

just had to share this pic of my little girls beautiful curls!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

date with mommy and daddy

tonight we took our little bug on a date to the mall. she played on the soft playground, then she rode the carousel with daddy, then she had dinner, then she rode on the coin operated cars, then she had dessert! good times for all!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

george michael - 25 live

can you believe he has been around for 25 years! man i am old. i liked him when he first came out as WHAM!

back in the day. and i mean WAY back in the day.

so last night my hubby took me to see him in concert at philips arena. i wont even dwell on the fact that the ticket said "no opening act, show starts at 8pm prompt" and he started at 8:45! but man was it worth the wait. he was amazing. his stage was incredible. and he sounded like he was singing off the records. his voice was so smooth!

he still has the looks too. he doesnt really look like he has aged at all!!

and he can still get it done like he did back in "Faith" days!

that was so fun!!

so what is the one band or artist that takes you back?