Grace, Annabelle and I have made it safely to Michigan. The girls were amazing in the car as we made the 16 hour drive to Gramma and Grandpa's house. Grandpa flew down to Florida and then drove with us. We left at about 6:30pm and drove all night so that the girls would hopefully sleep. After a little sleeping, watching Shrek about 15 times, listening to Mama read Dr. Suess about 500 times, and hardly complaining at all we finally arrived. I will update on our adventures during our trip.
And a big thank you to Grandpa for making the journey with us!!! We couldn't have made it without you.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Apparently someone told Grace that it was okay for her to grow up because today she went ahead and turned 3. She is totally decked out from head to toe in her new Snow White ensemble. Complete with pearl necklace and stunning ring. She is toting around her new Cinderella and Belle dolls, who have become fast friends as Grace is constantly making them "talk" to one another. And when we are finally able to pry the new costume off of her body, no doubt she will lounge around in her new Cinderella bath robe.
As you can see, we are a little princess obsessed around here. And I don't see that changing anytime soon. Bellie will follow, I am sure, and soon we will have two little princesses running around. Although hopefully someone will get the memo out to Annabelle so that she knows that she is not supposed to grow up. I guess we will find out in March.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
George has returned home and is recovering very well from his surgery. Actually, he seems pretty much like nothing happened, and is acting completely normal. Annabelle was very excited to see him and spent the entire ride home from the vets office petting him and feeding him treats. Welcome Home, Georgie!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I absolutely love this picture of Annabelle. She decided that she would let me put he hair in pigtails (if only to take them out immediately following the photo session). I always associated having little girls with getting to do their hair and dressing them up in outfits that I picked out (at least for the first few years). Well, not so much with Miss Grace and Miss Belle. Most of the time Grace runs around naked and won't let me touch her hair with a ten foot pole. And while Bellie will wear whatever I put on her for the time being, she will not stand for anything to be in her hair. But for a few moments, she endured the horrors of hairstyling (barely...you notice she is not exactly smiling) and allowed her Mama pictures to document the occasion. Thank you, my sweet Bellie.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
So, for the past few trips to the backyard for some time in the playhouse, it has taken mere minutes for Annabelle to come running out with a face (and when I say face, I really mean mouth) full of mud. Of course her hands have also been covered, so I have been curious if she decided to help herself to a tasty treat OR if a "little birdie" suggested it was a good idea. Tonight during bath time I got my answer. As Grace and Annabelle are frolicking in the bubbles, I see Grace fill her hands with bubbles and push them towards Annabelle's face saying, "Try it Bellie. MMMMMM, it's sooooooo good." Suddenly the senario in the playhouse has become crystal clear.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Grace has been talking a lot about school lately. When the "Stinkerbell Pack Pack" first arrived from Gramma and Grandpa, she put it on and hasn't taken it off for much since. And no matter where she wears it, the destination becomes school. She wears it to bed and calls it sleeping school. So when I snapped this photo, I asked her where she was going. Of course she replies, "naked school." And to be honest, were you to drop by at most anytime, this is exactly what she would be wearing.
(Disclaimer: The dresser you see in the background is shown BEFORE it was repainted and new hardware was added.)