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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oh so close to Christmas!!!!

MC is so ready for Christmas this year and it tickles me to death! I LOVE Christmas, it is my favorite time of year and I LOVE that she LOVES it too!  

Friday I took both girls to school and started doing some of my Christmas shopping.  MC asked me a million times... what are you going to get for me mommy???? Such excitement;  I can't wait to hear her running through the house Christmas morning!!!! I picked them up early and we headed to the park to enjoy the 75 degree afternoon.... ONLY IN ARKANSAS would it be 75 at the end of November;lol!!!
My little girl who loves to say... I swing like a big girl mommy!!!!
My little acrobats!!!


Friday night we put up MC's pink Christmas tree!!!!

Last year she wasn't much taller than the tree... and this year.... she TOWERS over it!
The first ornament going on!!!!!!!!!!
Even Kinley bugs was excited to put an ornament on and of course she said.... I do it by myself mommy, I big girl! YES you are Kinley bugs, you are my little big girl!
They had a blast putting the ornaments on. I had a blast sitting back and watching them decided which ornament to put on and where to put them!
MC showing off her "first born/mommy's favorite" ornament!
MC loves taking pics these days and  she does a pretty good job I think!
Mommy and her big girl!
The did a great job decorating. We are going to get some zebra print ribbon this weekend to finish it up and then it will be complete!!!!
Saturday we decided to get out our Christmas outfits and head out to see the big man himself...Santa!!!











LOVE this collage app on my iphone....might even say I have become addicted to it;lol!!!!
And cousin Cooper joined us!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what we do in the years to come if me and ash each have another kid.....guess one of us will have to break down and buy a mini van... NOT ME...so that means you ASH!!!!!!!
Well... Kinley was not to excited about Santa when she got near him; but she did get close enough to him to tell him her list. SO only MC got a pic with Santa!  Maybe next year they will both take a picture with Santa!
After Santa and some serious shopping we went to Orange Leaf.  I have heard people talk about this place but dear Lord it was more amazing than I ever expected.  Yogurt and toppings for days....true heaven!!! It's a good thing me and Ash ran 6 miles that morning because we went to town in that place.... chocolate OVERLOAD!!!! The kids enjoyed it to and had a blast in there!

Sweet Yogurt Smiles!!!!
Y-U-M-M-Y!!!!
LOVE this smiling face!
Sweet hugs from mommy's little bugs!
Finally Sunday came!!!! Daddy had been gone to deer camp for 10 long days and his girls missed him so much!
Kinley is turning into such a poser these days
cracks me up!!!!
My crazy, lovable girls!
Kinley, MC, and Kirby of course
Uhh and MC had to have a pic alone with Kirby! I am so ready for her throw that nasty doll away, it kills me!
Kinley Bugs Back to posing ;)
Looks like we have another camera ham in our house!

ONLY 35 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

ONE TIRED MOMMA!!!!!!!!!!!

Last weekend was SUPER BUSY! We went non stop from Friday morning til Sunday night, but we LOVED every minute of it!!
Friday night we headed out to watch the Badgers in the playoffs! Even though they didn't win it was a GREAT GAME! And Kinley bugs was super excited when Papaw Barry bought her, her very own pom-pom!

MC and Taylor had a great time cheering the Badgers on!
It was pretty cold out so I got lots of good sunggles with one of  my favorite little girls!
And Yeah if Papaw Barry is around..... a tootsie roll sucker is too!
LOVING some Sucker!
Even brought an extra one for Taylor....isn't she a cutie pie!
And then the fun started when I gave the girls the cow bells I bought for them.... pretty sure the people sitting around us were NOT happy with my purchase,lol!
GO BADGERS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
We started Saturday morning off with another 5K and this was even more special than normal because our buddy Bethany joined us! We all set new personal records and Ashley placed 2nd for our age and I placed 3rd and Bethany 4th!!!! 

As soon as our big girl race was over it was time to for little girl race!  MC was sad that her and I didn't have the same race number on our bibs...so sweet!

MC and GK getting ready for the big event!!!
She gave it all she had and I was proud of her. She was bummed she didn't  win a trophy but told me she was going to next year!

MC showing off her race medal! GOOD JOB MC!!!
MC and Kalyn hanging out on the main stage!

The Battle of the Ravine committee did an AMAZING job this year. They brought in a ton of great rides for the kids.

Kinley LOVED the motorcycle ride!
LOVE these crazy girls!
Two peas in a pod!!!!!!!
Cheese
I haven't seen one of these big banana slides in years!!!!!

And I even got to ride down it because Kinley was too little to go by herself!
MC, Kennedy, and Macy in the jeep having a blast.............
until Kinley's seat belt came off and she FREAKED OUT!!!!! Bless her heart!!!

This picture pretty much says it all.... total attitude.....she kills me!
And they couldn't wait to get on the ferris wheel!  Ms.  Alyssa rode with them thank the Lord!!!! I don't do heights well...not even for my own kids!
And then she wanted to get her face painted......
My beautiful butterfly!!!!

While we were out there her shoe came and tied and before I even realized it.... she tied it back ALL BY HERSELF!!!! I almost cried like a baby in front of a hundred strangers! I was so proud and shocked!!!
When we got home I showered and when I got out I found Kinley like this.... she said Mommy I'm gonna go run fast! Cracked me up.... as did the one sock she had pulled up to her knee!
Saturday night Papaw Barry came over and hung our with us.  MC asked to hit a few balls with him with NO TEE!!!

And she DID IT!!! She hit 5 balls in a row from a pitch!!!! AMAZING to me, just amazing!!!
And Christmas is just soooo  dang close we couldn't  help but to start preparing for it..... so we built a ginger bread house!!!!
This is Kinley's first year to help out and she LOVED it!
She pushed some of the candy on so hard she left her little finger prints everywhere.  I really wanted to smooth them out but decided.... those are MY BABIES little finger prints and they are precious now and really will be years from now...so I LEFT THEM!!!! It about killed my OCD but I'm over it now and love to see them!!!
Such concentration!!!
I couldn't figure out where all the icing and candy was going.... then I busted Kinley bugs grabbing a handful and cramming them into there mouth....but as you can see it didn't shame her one bit;lol!
MC got to do a lot of the little touches this year and she was so excited!!!
Our finished gingerbread house.... we ran out of icing so there are lots of bear spots on the house,lol!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! There were so proud and have been begging me since last Saturday to put the Christmas tree up.... I just LOVE this time of year!!!!!!!!!

Daddy has been gone to deer camp since last weekend so the girls have been crashing in the bed with me.  I put them down about 8:30 or 9 and then pick up the house, clean, do laundry ...whatever needs to be done and then hit the hay around 10.  When I came in to crash this is what I found.  My heart just sunk and tears immediately began to roll down my face.  I to calm and quite myself down so I wouldn't wake them.  There are no words to even describe how this made me feel and what it made me think. I hope and pray they love each other this much everyday of their lives!!! Thank you God for these precious babies that you trusted me with, I am humbled!!!!!!!!!!