Saturday, May 2, 2015

Alabama Lost her first Tooth

Alabama has been wiggling this little tooth for weeks and I finally yanked it out on Sunday afternoon.

 It was literally hanging on by a thread and didn't take much to just pull it on out. She was thrilled!!!! She couldn't wait to show her friends.

We first noticed the loose tooth when I was buckling her in the car after school and saw that the new tooth had already grown in behind the baby tooth! Ahh! Hopefully it will move on in to the place of the baby tooth. She got a sparkly glitter dollar from the tooth fairy and she was thrilled with it!





Saturday, April 18, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter pictures of our family. Blue was boycotting pictures this year so the outtakes are pretty special. I'll share a few for your enjoyment. 




 My gorgeous girl!


 I can't even stand the cuteness! 

 Not having it. At all. 

 #officialEasterpicture #thatwilldo
 After an afternoon of fishing and chasing ducks, we went back to the Spring Fling at church for slides and Easter Egg Hunts. It was lots of fun and Alabama was very happy to find the Golden Egg! 


6th birthday at American girl store





We took a girls trip with my sisters to Atlanta to the American Girl store this weekend for Alabama's 6th birthday! We had a fun time! She took Julie and Rebecca and her Bitty Baby whose name is currently Anna.  We stayed at the Marriott Alpharetta which was really nice. We arrived Saturday afternoon and checked in just in time before the mad dash of girls. Dolls and ruffle pants and Matilda Jane clothes were in abundance. We got to our pink room and called for a rollaway bed before we left for the store. She took Julie in and bought her a few things like a sparklers outfit and her pet bunny, Nutmeg. She was all smiles and so excited! We walked over to the Cheesecake Factory but it was a long wait so we drove around to try to find somewhere else but ended back there and it was delicious! Alabama and I shared the Adam's peanut butter cheesecake and they sang happy birthday to her! We got back to the hotel and they had left milk and pink cookies for her and the dolls. So cute! She loved that and couldn't wait to eat them in the pink bean bag chair! We got in our pjs and went down to watch the Charissa movie. There wasn't much room but we found a place to sit and got some popcorn. We almost finished it before she was ready to go back upstairs. We ordered room service for breakfast and went to bed about 11:30.
Saturday, we got up at 8:30 when breakfast arrived. We ate in the room and it was great! When we got the store at 11 there was a line waiting to get in but we didn't have to wait long to get an appointment at the salon. Julie and Rebecca's hair was in dire need of some love and attention. The night before a lady that works there commented on how bad Julie's hair looked. Alabama told me later that she didn't like her saying that about her doll. "I mean she's only 8" she said. Ha! We got a waterfall braid for Julie and a fishtail braid and got Rebecca's curls fixed. Julie also got her ears pierced! She didn't cry but it was a rough morning -she got braces and her ears pierced! Ha! After their hair appointments, we ate lunch in the American Girl bistro and it was very good! 




I had the caprese salad and salmon with orzo. Alabama loved her pretzel bites but not the turkey club. The girls had chairs and tea cups and were happy until the Great Shirley Temple Spill of 2015. Luckily they escaped with minor damage but Alabama's dress was not so lucky. We cleaned up and paid for our food and left. After we were already out in the store, our waiter came up and said "Alabama" and proceeded to sing happy birthday to her. He forgot and I wasn't sure if it was only for people who pay $29 for the birthday package or not so I didn't say anything. So she was happy and she got a goodybag that was really cute, too! We finished shopping and got an outfit for Rebecca and bitty baby and Julie and some roller skates, and a brush. Everything she saw was something she "really wanted!" She used every penny of her birthday money. At this point, she was done. She'd had all the AG one can take in 24 hours. It was just a little too much, I think (especially on little sleep). She was just ready to get to the car and she slept most of the way home. I think it was a fun trip and she had a great time! Maybe we'll go again in a few years. P.s. Shout out to the dad not seen in this picture who had three daughters at the bistro and was so adorable! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Alabama at 6

An Interview with Alabama at 6

1. What is your favorite color? Purple

2. What is your favorite toy?  Julie

3. What is your favorite store? Just Kidz

4. What is your favorite TV show? Handy Manny

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Egg salad sandwich

6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Boots with skinny jeans

7. What is your favorite game? Candy land

8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal? Bunny

10. What is your favorite song? Sweet baby Alabama

11. What is your favorite book? Anne of green gables

12. Who is your best friend? Everybody

13. What is your favorite restaurant? Mexican

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Swing and slide and play house

15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite

16.What is your favorite candy? Snickers

17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes on a stick

18. What do you not like to do? Clean up my room

19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Julie

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A baby doctor

21. What is your favorite movie? McKenna 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lately....

Well, here's a little family update:
Alabama is doing great at school and is reading so well! She can sound out to read many words and is able to read all Bob books and many others, too. She knows all her sight words usually the first week of the month. When she writes words by sounding them out, she usually gets the consonant sounds, but not the correct spelling but is doing a good job trying. She is having trouble writing her s, b, d and 5, 4, 3 the correct way instead of backwards. She can count by 2, 5, 10's and has learned addition and subtraction. We just finished reading aloud Anne of Green Gables to Pate and Alabama at night before bedtime. They both listened really well and loved it.

Pate is doing great at school, too! He is such a leader in his class. He loves to play but often too hard and gets hurt! He knows all of his colors and most shapes. The boy LOVES to count. everything. Wherever we are, he wants to count all the things he sees. He has listened to the Letter Factory DVD and is  getting really good at his letter sounds. Pate loves to read books now. He likes to get the big Mickey Mouse books and have you read them or his tractor books. He sings all the time. Whatever he's doing, I will hear him singing a song that he knows from school  or church or home. The sweetest. He is also so good at the video games on the phones and tablet. He has very good hand/eye coordination.

Blue is learning so much. I just can't believe how smart he is most of the time. He picks up things quickly and remembers them without much help! He knows sign language for more and eat. He can recognize and make sounds for dog, bear, pig, and duck. He says Mama, Bama, ball, bye, Dada. He loves to give kisses, blow kisses, high five, and laugh! He eats all the time! Sometimes, I just can't seem to fill him up! When he gets to nursery at chuch, he goes right for the high chair and wants something to eat! ha! Tonight, they told me that he wanted to get in the high chair but they told him he ate all of his snacks already. Then, he started signing "eat" like he was telling them, "okay, if y'all can't understand me, I'm going to have you use sign language for you!" haha! He's finally a good sleeper and sleeps through the night about half of the time. He is a very good walker now and climbs on everything. He can get up AND down from the ottoman in the living room. He likes to throw the ball with you. He is still such a plunderbox and gets into everything. We have to keep the bathroom door shut at all times.

An Interview with Pate at 3 and 3 months

1. What is your favorite color? Blue

2. What is your favorite toy? my train and cars

3. What is your favorite store? Target

4. What is your favorite TV show? Jake and the Neverland Pirates

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Turkey and cheese

6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Thomas 

7. What is your favorite game? Train game (subway surfers) on the tablet

8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal? Giraffe and elephant

10. What is your favorite song? Jesus loves Me

11. What is your favorite book? Mickey Mouse books

12. Who is your best friend? Jack and Jackson

13. What is your favorite restaurant? Ax-bys (zaxby's)

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? drive my Jeep

15. What is your favorite drink? Apple juice

16.What is your favorite candy? Suckers

17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Banana

18. What do you not like to do? Go to wal mart 

19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Cars

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?  A race car driver and a daddy

21. What is your favorite movie? Mary Poppins 

Sunday Funnies

Sweet and funny sayings from my comedians lately....

My Mama and sister stayed with Pate a few days ago and she has the same "little tablet" that we do and Pate played on it some. When she left, she of course took it with her. An hour or so after they left, Pate quietly tells me. "Mama, I tell you sum'pin. Mimi take our wittle tab-et." haha!

Pate has the best impression of Granny saying "Come on Thomas!" ha! so funny!

He found a curtain rod and trash can in my craft room on Friday. He decided they were drums and drum sticks. He was still playing with the curtain rod all day and wanted to take it to bed with him that night. It was then a gun or something. Anyway, he calls it his "dick" (stick!) like ..."dis my dick. i got a big dick!" lol!!!!

Alabama didn't want to wear a certain pair of shoes last week. (of course.) I told her that there were little girls who only had one pair of shoes and would love to have red sparkly shoes like hers! She asked, "Like who?" I told her the little girls at the children's home we were going to visit  in a couple days. She lit up and said "Good! Let's take it to them!" :-\
This was Alabama's sight word sheet she had to do for make up work. "I have seen people who is black." ������ what in the world?!

Blue loves to do funny things that make us laugh. Like shake his head, pretend to go to sleep and then wake up, peek-a-boo, or anything he thinks of that gets a laugh.