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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Month 57...oh how I've waited for you!!!


This past month has been GREAT!!! Micah Claire I know your gonna kill me for posting this, but when you become a mommy (around 30 years old) you will totally understand my excitement.  For the last SIX weeks you have been sleeping in big girl panties and keeping them dry... no accidents..PRAISE THE LORD!!!!  I am super pumped to not have to buy those expensive pull ups anymore and I'm glad your bladder has finally matured and we don't have to do any testing when you turn five!!!!
And speaking of turning 5.... it's less than 3 months till your 5th birthday! Holy Cow is that possible???

You are growing by leaps and bounds these days. I know it wont be long until you are as tall as me. 
A few Saturdays ago we were visiting Papaw Cowart in the hospital and you begged us to let cousin Remi spend the night.  When we finally said yes you about did a back flip!! You are super excited to have your first sleepover. 

You girls had a blast swimming in the pool
and playing dress up!

You had your very last tee ball game two weeks ago.  Although I will not miss the practices and the hot games, I will miss watching you play!
Last bat of the year; I can't wait to see how much you progress by next year!
Trophy Time!!!
You feel madly in love with her trophy.. I am not exaggerating when I say you slept with it four nights straight; you took it to school, Sunday school, and you have shown everybody in our family!!

My little Teeballer!!!!

Patterson sponsored a pizza party after the last game for all the kids and parents and we had a BLAST!!!
And what's a party without some cupcakes ;)

And Kinley bugs even joined in on the festivities!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

20 months old

On Friday my little Kinley Bugs turned 20 months old...... Only 4 months till our second birthday, YIKES!!! I thought I would do a jungle theme party and I found some super cute leopard and zebra print stuff to decorate with.  BUT.... my little bugs has insisted on a Mis-e-Mouse party. So a Mickey/Minnie Mouse party it will be.  Kinley is obsessed with Mickey and Minnie Mouse these days.  She has two pair of pj's with them and she gets very upset if you try to put any other pair of pjs on her. 

This has been kinda a rough month for my little bugs.  She is as clumsy as the day is long.  Just this month she punctured her head on the corner of a grill at a birthday part, fell out of a chair at a weeding and cut her eyebrow open, she fell off a toy into a chain link fence at school and scratched the inside of her arm all up, climbed up on the oven door..which came open and she fell back and hit her head on my tile floor, and she has just tripped and fallen when just walking an ungodly amount of times.  Her poor little knees stayed covered up with bruises. 

I have truly been amazed this month at all Kinley has started doing. She can count to 10,she can sing her ABC's, she cans sing Jesus Loves Me, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Mac Donald, and her VERY favorite Ring Around the Rosy.  And she can now walk up and down steps with no help most days.  It's great that she can do all this, but it makes me feel like my baby is growing up way to fast :(

 Shawn's grandfather has been very sick lately.  This past week he was put on hospice care in the hospital. So, Saturday morning we headed to Hot Springs to see him.  The girls had a great time playing with their Mimi, Poppa, Uncle Jody, Uncle Brian, and cousins Arli & Remi.  I hate that my girls will have little to no memory of Papaw Cowart, it breaks my heart. 
 My little camera ham!!!!
 At lunch time we loaded up with cousin Arli and head to Chick-fil-a.   Kinley bugs was in HEAVEN when she got her very own container of wanch....or ranch to lay person,lol!  This child is a ranch FREAK!!!!! And I can't say I blame her...it is awesome...you can't go wrong putting ranch on anything!
 When she got down to the end and couldn't drink it anymore she used her tongue to scrap the bottom of the container, cracked me up!
Love this Ranch Smile!!!
This month she has also developed a LOVE for Yogurt and Applesauce, if ya can't tell! 
This child has used her left hand 110% of her life but this month..... she has switched, which totally shocked me.  I really thought she was gonna follow in her daddy's foot steps and be a lefty!

 This girl is a WATER BUG!!! She loves to be in the pool or the lake.  She has no fear which is great but also scares the mess out of this momma. She gets in the pool all by herself and kicks herself all over the place!

 I mean how can this sweet big-ole grin not make you melt all over ;)
 She loves her baby dolls, especially Ali!!! She rocks hers, sings to her, takes her everywhere we go...even WalMart. 
 Kinley Bugs and Ali
 She is even trying to potty train Ali,lol! This month Kinley has went potty twice and pop once on the potty all by herself!!! I was shocked when she asked to go and then did go!!!! I am ready for the diaper phase to be over...but I know it's a long process. 

After lunch at Chick-fil-a we did a little shopping and Kinley Bugs spotted a pair of Mis-e-Mouse pjs and couldn't live without them....so her sweet daddy bought them for her. So she now officially owns 3 pairs of Mis-e-Mouse pjs!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Kick-Off!!!! Memorial Day 2012

What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than with a birthday party! Friday night we went to Jump City to celebrate Taylor turning 5 years old!!!

 Can you tell Kinley enjoyed her hot pink cup cake,lol!
And Micah Claire loved her purple one just as well!
 Then Saturday morning loaded the party barge and hit the lake!!!

And my big girl hit the lake so hard she passed smooth out on daddy during the ride home; precious!!

 Sweet night time cuddles with uncle Eric!
 Bath time was a little more crowed this year with the addition of my cutie pie nephew Cooper!!!
 MC was beyond excited to get to sleep in the top bunk again this year!!! ( Our 4th night of camping she smooth rolled off of it and I got her foot to the nose; after the shock wore off the pain set in = not fun!)

 Cooper even got to hang in the bunk bed for a little while!  Such cutie pies!!!

 Sunday we had a beach day!  LOVE this pic of our family, melts my heart!!! ( my camera is done-zo and I haven't gotten a new one yet; so THANKS Aunt Ashley for taking so many great pic for us!!!)
 Mommy, Daddy and sweet Kinley bugs!!
 My big girl!
 MC had a making a mess.... I mean sand castles on the beach with Cooper!
Kinley loved the water. She kept Papaw Barry, Ms.Debbie and Mommy busy the entire time! 

 Kinley enjoying the sucker Papaw Barry brought her...this pic just cracks me up!
 Sweet Sucker Smiles!!!
 Picture time with Papaw Barry!
Big Smiles from my little bugs!

 And MC's highlight of the entire camping trip.....getting a Diet Coke with her dinner.  Guess she's gonna be an addicted just like her momma ;)
 Papaw and MC!
 Monday we took the boat out again and had a blast. There was hardly anybody out on the lake, we had it all to ourselves and we LOVED it!!!!
 MC soaking up some rays ;)
 Super Smiles from little fish!
 Nana finally braved the cold waters and got in with the girls
 Great times and great memories!!!
Nana and Bugs getting water logged!

 And Thursday night we finally got around to making smores....Kinley finally got her VERY FIRST SMORE!!!! Mommy tired to feed to her nice and neatly, but..........
 she wanted no part of that...she grabbed it and drove right in.  It was L-O-V-E at first bite!!!!
And of course MC is smore eating pro by now ;)