Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hannah...future model?

OH Hannah....

Last night, I was taking pictures of Emma before her program and I wanted to take some of Hannah.

Here is Hannah's new smile...what am I going to do with her?

Then, I thought I would try to get some of them together. This is what I got...

Is Emma hugging her to trying to choke her?

Sick and tired of pictures

What is the world am I going to do with her? If you haven't gotten our Christmas card yet, now you know why!

Emma's Christmas Program

Last night, Emma had a Christmas program at school. It was quite the spectacle. All ages from 2 through Pre-K came out and sang two songs.

Emma sang very loud and proud. If you can get through the beginning of the video, she has a small solo at the end. She did a wonderful job and we are so proud of her!








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Monday, December 15, 2008

Branson

This weekend, we took the girls to Branson to visit Silver Dollar City (or as Travis and I refer to it "Redneck Vegas"). Both of them are obsessed with Christmas lights and this was the perfect place for them.

Hannah stayed in her stroller most of the time as it was SUPER cold. Emma had fun riding the rides. The best thing we did was go on the Train through the woods and hear about the Christmas Story. The ride was wonderful and the girls loved it, despite the 1 1/2 hour wait.

As we were leaving the park, the big Christmas tree on Main Street was doing a light show. It was so neat. There is a picture below of Travis and the girls...they were in awe!


We were so busy the whole time we were there, I didn't take many pictures. But, we had a blast and are already planning to go back this summer.






Friday, December 12, 2008

Slacker

So, I have been a blogging slacker lately. We have been so busy that I have had very little time to post.

Since I keep this as a record of what our family is doing, I am going to catch up.

Thanksgiving was nice. As usual, we spent it in Hot Springs, ate too much and played way too many Wii bowling games. Unfortunately, Travis's grandpa passed away. So, he and I went to the funeral on Saturday.

We got our Christmas tree put up and all the decorations up. It looks so pretty. I am hosting Christmas for my side of the family this year at my house. This will be the first time EVER! I am really excited, but want everything to be perfect. (fingers crossed!)

Emma is getting ready for her Christmas program at school. She is doing great and has been the star student TWICE in the past month. We are SO proud of her!

Hannah is fast approaching two years old. As most of you know, with that come pushing the boundries to see just what she can get away with. She is so stubborn and strong-willed. We love that about her, but it does get her into trouble.

Since it is the the Holiday Season, I am sure I will have many posts with tons of pictures. I will leave you with these of the girls playing outside! ENJOY!












Tuesday, November 18, 2008

She's a POTTY girl!


My sweet Hannah is getting so big. She is wild and crazy and MUST do everything just like Emma. She even claims her name IS Emma, most of the time!

We have been "working" (not hard at all) on potty training lately. Hannah was interested, so we let her do it. She started to lose interest, but I never forced the issue. She usually only wants to go if Emma goes with her. Yes, girls going to the bathroom together is a genetic trait and my girls prove it!

Last night, I was giving the girls a bath. Hannah let a little toot slip out and looked at me with wide eyes. She said "MOMMY! I go poppy" (potty). I grabbed her out as quickly as I could to make sure she didn't poop in the tub.

Yes, it's happened before and yes BOTH girls were in the tub...

I sat her on the potty. Another potty ritual is we have to sing on the potty...not sure why, but we do. So, we started singing, "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee. Won't my mommy..." AND THERE IT WAS...a little tinkle in the potty! She went poopy in the potty later that night.

I am still not going to force the issue, but seeing the gradual end to the diapers is really exciting me.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes I did...


I voted today! First time ever...

Please don't lecture me. I figured it was better to make no decision at all than make an ill-informed decision. So, I just never voted.

But, I did do it today, and I made an informed decision.
However, it was very disappointing...they didn't even give me a sticker!

Family Pictures

A couple of weekends ago, we met Dee (our family photographer) at James at the Mill. She attempted to capture our crazy family on film. I think she did an excellent job. We took some at the mill and others at Wilson Park. As stated before...Hannah is not fond of the camera. By the time we got her to look, Emma's "smile" was wearing off. Nonetheless, it was fun! Thanks, Dee!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween was lots of fun around our house this year. Emma was a witch and Hannah was a black cat. They were SUPER cute.

Friday, both girls had to wear their costumes to school. Emma had a party and parade for the little kids. Hannah just had a party. I went and helped in both of their classrooms. It was tons of fun.

Friday night, the girls got dressed up again to go trick or treating. They got lots of candy and dove in as soon as we got home. Emma would ring the doorbell at every house, then, Hannah (my impatient child) would try to open their door. However, both of my girls plesantly surprised me with their good manners. They said "Thank you" (or in Hannah's case some form of it) at each house. I was beaming!


**Hannah has rebelled against the camera...as you can see below!









**Yes, that's chocolate running down her chin...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Major Meltdown

First, a little background on my children. Emma, my dear, sweet Emma...she is mild mannered, semi-quiet and never NEVER throws fits. She is my tender hearted child. Hannah, my wild one...now she can throw a fit. She knows how to throw and fit and isn't' afraid to do so.

That being said, imagine my surprise this morning when Emma had her "meltdown". She got up this morning and laid in our bed while we got ready. I went to her room to get her clothes, so she could get dressed. I guess she knew what I was doing, because she said "Mommy, I want to wear my red dress." I said, "No, Emma. It is way to cold outside to wear that dress."

And the fit began. Emma looked at me and Yelled...I MEAN YELLED "YOU NEVER LET ME WEAR WHAT I WANT TO WEAR!" I was standing in her closet and whipped around to give her a look. She was staring at me like I was the devil.

I honestly, didn't know what to do at that point. I told her "Do NOT speak to your mother like that!" She stormed out. I was shocked...I mean...completely floored!

I stood there and thought, "I should have just let her wear the dress and she would have been cold. Then, she would have learned her lesson." "But, I am supposed to protect her...plus, if I give in now, she will think she can have whatever she wants when she acts like that...NOPE...NOT GIVING IN!"

So, I took her clothes to her, which were some super cute dark wash jeans and a fabulous purple sweater. I told her to get dressed. That's when it got worse. Her response, "NO, I AM NOT WEARING THAT"

So, we had to have a talk about being disrespectful, got a spanking and finally, I just MADE her get dressed. She wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the morning. On the way to school, I asked her what was wrong. She told me that she hated her shoes and she doesn't like blue jeans because they button. (say what!?) I just let that one go....

When I took her to school, I told her bye, kissed her head and told her to have a better day than she was having morning. I guess she is still mad, because she just looked at me and I think daggers shot out of her eyes at me!

I didn't know this kind of stuff started at 4!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Wild Williamson Weekend

This weekend was busy...VERY BUSY!

Friday night, Emma had gymnastics. They had their "Halloween" fun, since everyone will be out trick or treating next Friday. Emma had so much fun. They worked on the bars this week and Emma is getting very good at them. Then, they got to play with the parachute. Everyone took their turn running around as the others stood on the outside flapping in to make bubbles. Then, they got underneath it like a tent. Emma loved it!



After gymnastics, we made a flying trip to Fayetteville to meet the Barnhart's for dinner. We had a great time eating catfish and watching the kids play.

Saturday, Travis turned the BIG 2-5! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRAV! We had family pictures made at James at the Mill and Wilson park. Then, we went to lunch at Travis's favorite, Jason's Deli. We stopped by the mall for a little bit and headed home. Everyone was pretty tired and we all took about an hour nap. After nap, it was PRESENT TIME FOR TRAVIS! Later, we listened to the Razorback game on the radio. Everyone was pretty pumped up until the BAD call at the end. During the game, the girls put on their tutus and did a little Razorback Ballet for us. It was so cold Saturday night, that Jack has become an inside dog...at least at night.

Today was just a lazy day at home. We went to breakfast with Honey and Daddy Brooks for Travis's birthday. Emma went over to Caden Barnhart's house to play for a little while. Travis and I just cleaned up and gave Hannah some 1-on-1 attention. It was a good relaxing weekend.

**If you are wondering where we got the FABULOUS Razorback Tutu's, check out Bibs & Cribs!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hula Baby

Honey and Daddy Brooks just got back from Hawaii. They sent the girls two wonderful books signed by the author and some super fabulous Hawaiian gear!

Tonight, we played dress up in these super cute Hula skirts. Thanks, Honey and Daddy Brooks!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"We like to move it move it!"



Travis has been out of town this week working. So, the girls and I have just been doing what girls do...mani/pedis, barbies, tea parties....the ususal.

Well, last night, we got to go to a pre-screening of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". The company I work for makes the video game that is coming out, so we got an invite.

Let me tell you...rushing to pick up two little girls and get them fed, ready and to the movies before 6 was quite the challenge. However, we made it with time to spare. Even with two trips to the bathroom and standing in the concession stand line, we didn't miss one minute of the movie. (I'm awesome!)

One of Emma's friends from school, Bennet, and his parents were there. Emma and Bennet just HAD to sit together (since Ashton Peschel brough Kiana, I think Emma was out for revenge!). We had a great time and the kids loved the movie. Hannah even sat still and stayed awake the WHOLE time. It was nuts!

So, when the movie comes out in November...go see it! (then, go buy the game...it rocks!)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Yummy Yum Yum!

I just realized I haven't posted anything in a long time, at least a long time for me.

We have been really busy, but I haven't take any pictures lately. I know...right!?


We didn't do much this weekend. Saturday, we ran a few errands and hung out at home. Today, Travis and the girls when fishing and I cleaned house. I even re-arranged my living room and dining room.

The girls and I just got done baking cookies. (With a little help from Betty...ehm Crocker). We had fun and the cookies were fabulous. Both of the girls put their little aprons on and cooked away. I am sure more dough was eaten than was actually turned in to cookies, but what can I say...they ARE my kids!




Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been Tagged!


Thanks, Tosha, for tagging me (even if I was a borrowed friend! :) ) . I have always wondered why no one tagged me!
So, the rules are, I have to list 7 random things about myself:

1. I was the Salutatorian of my class and didn't write my graduation speech until six hours before graduation! I thought our principal was going to kill me

2. I married my high school sweetheart. I know...soooo cliche and small town right!?

3. In college, I was a pre-med major...then changed to a fashion design major...then changed to a pre- law major...all before settling on business!

4. I worked at a daycare for 4 months in college and at that point decided I was NEVER having kids.

5. I have an extra bone in my right foot.

6. I am terrified of cocker spaniels because of the one we had when I was a toddler named Tara. Tara used to bite my diaper and make it hard for me to walk. She also destroyed all my Barbies.

7. I am obsessed with all the Barbies in the Barbie House being put away just right (like the box had them seated when we bought it). So every night, when we are cleaning up, I sit in the floor of Emma's room and arrange everything like it is "supposed" to be. (this can probably be blamed on #6)

Now, I tag Cassidie, Molly, Jamie, Candi, Lindsey, Bev and Andrea.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Is that a Dooney?

A girl will never tell! Thanks, Cassidie, for the FABULOUS purses.

Last night, the girls played and played with their new purses. They put things in them...took things out of them...swung them over their heads...the usual "girly purse" things. Emma even slept with hers last night!

This morning, Hannah came walking out of her room with her sassy (passy) in mouth, blanket dragging behind her and her PURSE ON HER ARM! Oh the joys of being a mother of girls!





Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mustard Anyone?

Who would give their 18 month old MUSTARD with their corn dogs for dinner? And without a bib? Craziness...just plain craziness!



All About Me Poster

TA DA!!! Here is is...our finished product!



**Emma told me her poster was the best of all the ones she has seen so far! YAY FOR MOMMY!