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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wrong decade

Apparently, my daughter was born in the wrong decade. Kate got a hold of one of my headbands and she wore it all around the house yesterday. She seems to be in a phase where keeping things on her head are okay and fun.


Isn't my Hannah pretty?



If this doesn't scream HILARIOUS

Just in case...

Just in case we are ever faced with a major disaster and need 2-3 months worth of diapers and wipes...we have them.

We also have this...
And this...

And this...



All thanks to the couponing I've been doing these past months. I also found lots of clearance items at the Target in Tampa because they are remodeling their store! I got a lot of cheap clothes for the girls and decorations and favors for their upcoming birthday party. I'm actually going back because Hannah and Kate don't quite seem to appreciate the time it takes to look through a store full of clearance items.

Monday, July 26, 2010

ABC...easy as 123

Here are some pictures from last Friday. This was the day that Grandma came to pick up Rachel. Woohoo! Rachel was actually very good, except for Friday afternoon. I had dressed them all alike, or as alike as I could. Hannah and Kate had blue polka dot onesies with brown shorts and Rachel had green. However, Hannah's had to be changed at church because she dropped a chocolate chip down her pants and they thought she had exploded poop. I wish poop smelled that sweet. Either way, they were cute! These pictures are of them having snack time and watching a movie. That only lasted for as long as they had food on their trays.






ABCs are easy for Hannah! She can say ABCD and then chimes in at W at the end of the song. I don't know who taught her W because I've just been working on the first four letters, but she loves her ABCs. She sings them really loud in the store and when she's frustrated. I caught some video of her singing. Kate gets stuck on AB, AB, AB...you get the point. They are little talkers though. Enjoy!
video

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I owe you

I definitely owe you some pictures of Hannah and Kate. I actually haven't taken any in a couple of weeks, but they were up to some cuteness today so I thought I'd snap a few. These first couple are from a couple of weeks ago during bathtime.



These are from today. Kate has been really into wearing her sunglasses around the house lately. We have been so busy this week with VBS every morning from 8:15-12:15. Then, the girls (all 3 of them) go down for a 3 hour nap (sometimes I take a little nap myself). I am exhausted from waking up at 6:00 a.m. every morning. I've had the 2 year olds and they are active. I've loved it though. We still have one more day to go. Rachel has been a good little girl this week. She's loved playing with the girls. She was sleeping in their room until she decided that she wanted to be a social butterfly and stay up until 9:00 and get up at 6:00. We decided that for the sake of us all getting a good night's sleep, she would have to sleep in her own room on the other side of the house.

Kate

Hannah & Rachel-proof that she's alive and I'm up to the challenge of caring for 3 kids. I'm not saying that I'm ready to or am full of energy, but I can do it.

Mommy & my little starlet

Kate showing off her VBS craft. She loved wearing it through the halls at church and around the house.



Hannah wouldn't let me get a picture, much less leave the hat on for more than 30 seconds unless she was drinking.





Kate
"Whatcha doin', Bella?"


video
That's it for now. I sat down to start planning out their 2nd birthday party. We're only a little over a month away. Crazy! I'm excited about my ideas though!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

House Pictures

Just a real quick post to show your some pictures. I took these the day we closed and we had not moved in yet. We have obviously done a lot since a week ago, but I will take updated pictures when we are more settled. George and I are "inherting" Rachel for the week while Matt & Sarah are out of town so we have an extremely busy week ahead of us. In addition, I have VBS this next week. BUSY is the best word to describe our life right now, but also very BLESSED.

Our bathroom-small, but sufficient. And, yes, there is a lot of pink tile.
Our bedroom

The hall/guest/girls' bathroom-And, yes, there is a lot of purple tile in here.


The girls' room

Front door & family room

3rd bedroom

Pool-our property line goes back to the far (or 2nd) set of trees. It's an acre.

Another view of the pool

Office/3rd living area; the pool is out the sliding glass doors

The playroom-I've had a lot of fun decorating & am still not done

Kitchen-the wallpaper will eventually go

Kitchen
Kitchen/eating area

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We're In

Just a quick post to say that we are in the house. We are surrounded by boxes, but we are in. I can't post pictures yet because we still don't have the internet and I'm at my parents using their internet, but the camera is at home. We should have internet at our home on Saturday morning.

On another note, poor Hannah has strep throat. This sweet girl just can't catch a break. I noticed that her eating has been very minimal for the last week and a half. She finally came down with a fever for about the last 3 days. Hopefully, her antibiotics will kick in and she'll be back to her normal bubbly self.

I feel like I'm running in circles trying to get stuff done. I am making progress. It just doesn't feel like it. The most relaxing I've done is a 15 minute shower each day. However, we are SO excited to be on this side of the process. Thanks for all of your prayers!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sorry in advance...

I know that my frequency of posting has been dwindling lately. Well, sorry in advance. It's about to go down even more. Why you ask? Great question. We are FINALLY closing on the house this afternoon. YAY!!! I even had the girls, "Whooing!" with me over that this morning. I'll be busy, busy, busy. Another reason is that we won't have internet at our house for the next couple of weeks. Get it together, Verizon. It takes over a week to get something installed?!?! I'm sure that I've mentioned before that our loyalty to Verizon is only because we get an employee discount.

I hope to have pictures of the house up within the next couple of days. We are basically closing and heading over to clean and move in. We're not wasting any time! Join me in praising God for seeing us through this wilderness. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for putting up with us for so long. Love you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bubble Bath

Due to my excellent (well, I think so anyway) couponing skills, I was able to score some cheap Johnson's Bubble Bath. These are some pictures of them taking their first bubble bath.

Kate
Hannah, Kate



More news on the house and it's finally good news! We had the appraisal done and it came back above the contract price so at least we don't have to negotiate a new selling price. We are still on track for closing on next Friday! Woohoo!