Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

We hope you have a Merry Christmas!


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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gymnastics Superstar

Today was Leightyn's first gymnastics meet. During the meet, she had to go to several different stations and do the assigned skill. At the end of the meet, the children got to show off their medal on the podium.






Jo, Mylea, Grandad, and Uncle Nigel

Grandad and Mylea



















Friday, December 19, 2008

Flippin Fun


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Leightyn loves to do gymnastics around the house. Tonight Leightyn was teaching Mylea how to run and flip on the chase lounge in our bedroom. When Mylea and Leightyn finished their flips, they would go to each other for a high five.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Adding To Our Family!!

So we have made an addition to our family (and no....I am not pregnant). Today the girls and I headed to the fish store to meet up with my dad. Leightyn was going to help him pick out some crabs and fish for his aquarium. Well somehow, we ended up with fish to bring to our house. I am not sure it this was a planned trip or not. Anyways, Leightyn told grandad that she wanted some fish like him. Grandad was not about to say no to that. I think he was excited that she wanted some fish. So here are our three new additions, as named by Leightyn)....George (Curious George), Martha (Martha Speaks), and Clifford. Let me just say that I am happy that we got fish and not a hamster...dad...NO HAMSTERS!!!!!



Monday, December 15, 2008

Silly Girls

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Messy Christmas Fun
























Musician Mylea

Mylea has a keyboard, microphone, chair set that she loves. We keep it in her room but she carries it to whatever room we are in. She loves to bang on the keyboard and "sing" into the mic.
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Busy Weekend

Several of the kids from church went Christmas caroling this past weekend. Leightyn was super excited about riding in the van with all of her friends. I talked to her about what we were going to do and she wanted to know if she could sing "Twinkle Twinkle" all by herself. She spent most of Saturday practicing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" before heading to church. We went to visit 7 shut-ins before stopping by my parents house to sing to Grandma Nancy and have cookies and hot chocolate. Leightyn had a blast!

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Cleaning Time Fun

While I was cleaning out the house, the girls had a great time cleaning the dirt out of the flower pots on the deck. They even managed to get Leightyn's chair and cushion out on the deck to lounge on. When it was time to come in, they were covered from head to toe with dirt. Leightyn has already asked to play it the dirt tomorrow if it isn't too cold....doesn't bother me...that's why we have plenty of bubble bath.










That's My Girl!!!!

Several times through out the year, I go through the house and pack up things we don't need or use (usually toys) and send them to the Women's Shelter. A few weeks ago, I told Leightyn that it was time to think about what toys she wanted to give to the boys and girls that do not have any toys. She was determined that she needed every toy that was hers and that they were not leaving this house. So then I started telling her that she needed to get rid of some toys so that Santa could bring her some new toys. Her response was "I don't like Santa...he doesn't have to bring me any toys. So obviously the Santa line wasn't going to work. Anyways, today I began going through Mylea's toys to give away. Leightyn brought me Pinky (her bear), her baby, and her pig (her three favorite toys) and told me that she wanted to give these to the boys and girls because they might really like them. It about broke my heart to see her willing to part with these. I told her that it was really nice of her to do that but it she wanted to keep them that it would be ok....her response "ok...I'll keep them". Oh well, I think she is starting to understand why we get rid of her toys.

Hanging With The Neighbors

Tonight we hung out with our neighbors (Curtis, Bethany, and Macy)...not that that is really different from any other night. Curtis was making deer jerky and Leightyn decided to help him. She helped smash the meat up, season it, and then place it on the dehydrator.




Macy and Mylea right before they gave hugs and kisses to each other.





I'm not sure what this face was for....she was having a good time scooting across the floor.













Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gymnastics Update



We just got home from gymnastics and I must say that I was very impressed with Leightyn today. She started working on backbends a couple of weeks ago and today she did one all by herself. She also climbed up a 10 foot rope (by herself). Leightyn has her first gymnastics meet in Fort Smith on December 20th. I guess I should call it a talent show instead of a meet. Leightyn likes to practice at home. She also likes to help Mylea do flips. Maybe I can get a picture of her teaching Mylea sometime.


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Children's Hayride

Tonight we took Leightyn to a hayride with her church friends. The kids got to ride horses, go on several hayrides, roast marshmallows, eat smores, and sing songs around the fire. Leightyn had a blast. It was so cute to watch this little three year old run around thinking she was as big as the 8, 9, and 10 year olds. Although many kids didn't come out and brave the cold, we have a lot of fun on this cold cold night.











Vacation Pictures


Landen "pushing on" the potty while William was inside.


Me, Landen, and William on a sand island in the ocean.



Airboat Swamp Ride

We found this business in Ocean Springs.



Monday, November 10, 2008

Vacation Fun

Landen and I are having a great time on vacation. I must say that I have not seen Landen this relaxed in a long time. I have to admit though....it is very quiet and kinda strange not having the girls here running around. Yesterday we went on an airboat ride through the alligator infested swamps. We had a blast flying across the swamp. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the beach. I would have thought the water would have been cold, but we were able to play in it up to our knees.

Today we are going to head back to the beach and tomorrow we will drive a few hours to spend the day in New Orleans....I will post pictures when we get back this weekend.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008