Friday, December 25, 2015

December 24

Christmas Eve Gift!

We had Christmas with The Grands tonight and this was Ladybug's favorite gift this year.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 22

The conversation while wrapping presents today:

Me: This is a big bag, YOU might even be able to fit in it.

Ladybug: Let me see. (Jumps in bag)

Me: I'll grab a tag, can you stay in there until Christmas Eve?

Ladybug: Noooo, I might have to go the bathroom.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20

These two sweet girls got to spend the day together at Coco's. They look pretty happy about that too.

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18

Ladybug had a little Christmas party at school today and it looks like she had plenty of sugar! A great start to a two week school break...her first adventure is to spend the weekend with Coco. Ha, Coco can handle all that sugar!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 16

I tried so hard to get a great picture of Ladybug singing at church tonight. Ahh well, the program was super cute and she even had a speaking part!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 15

I found this on my garage door tonight when I came home from work.

So yeah, we'll just leave him outside.

Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14

Only ten days until Christmas!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13

Every time I turn around she's making a new list and the wishes have changed. The list from school had a swimming pool on it!

How can Santa keep up?

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 11

When T is out of town, he's really good about sending mail to Ladybug. (To me too, he's very thoughtful. 💕) This girl LOVES getting mail. Today a really neat tube package full of happies arrived and she was ecstatic!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10

T is out of town again and Bug and I were talking about what to have for dinner. We had just watched a few minutes of Donut Showdown on the cooking channel and she was now ready to make some donuts. I laughed and told her if she could find some biscuits in the fridge we would make some for dinner. Joke was on me, she actually found a can! So, off to the kitchen we went. I am pretty sure they were a big hit.

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7

Some playtime in the kitchen between homework and bath time tonight. This is an old toy that came back out after Abby gifted her the stuffed friends. We still haven't cleaned out her toys to get ready for Santa.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 6

She's loving our newest yard decoration! And asking almost every day if it's going to snow.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 5

T took Ladybug to the downtown parade today. She was all excited to be going this past week and then when the time came she didn't want to get dressed! (I think she just wanted to stay with me and make sure I was doing ok.)

T convinced her to go and she had a blast!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 3

6:38 AM and I'm on my way to work for my 15th straight day in a row. A crummy little half day off during the past week does not count when there are presents to buy, wrapping to do and a house to clean!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2

Wrapping presents in our temporarily rearranged kitchen. After demonstrating how to wrap at least 20 times, I just have to embrace her wrapping imperfections.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween




One of her favorite shows is Paw Patrol so there was no doubt she would be Skye for Halloween.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Last Fun Day

We spent our last day off together today before school starts at the water park in Texarkana. It was our first time there and it was the perfect time to go with a few clouds in the sky.

Ladybug cried when I tried to coax her out into the wave pool. Later on, she told me it was her favorite part of the day! Go figure. "You have to try new things because they might be fun" was our lesson of the day.

The rain finally did show up and Buggy was ready to go.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekend at the Lake

We spent the weekend in a cabin at an old favorite hangout Eliott Lake. Coco and I grew up camping, swimming and fishing out there. It's on the army depot base that Gdad retired from and was quite the chore to get us signed up to enjoy it! The cabins were cozy and nice...but very different from La Cabin at Lake Darbonne. We like both!

Ladybug had a blast and was quite the little fisherman.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Honorary Duck Master at The Peabody

We took a little vacation to Memphis last week with no special reason for choosing Memphis other than it was within driving distance.  T picked a fabulous hotel and surprised Ladybug with being the Honorary Duckmaster at 11:00 am to lead the ducks to the hotel lobby fountain.  This was definitely the highlight of our trip.




Waiting patiently for the Duckmaster to give her instructions.



Our table was reserved with a front row view.  (T was excited…I think.)



Anthony introducing Bug and reading her official certificate to the crowd.




He gave a long history of the ducks and Bug enjoyed her time in the spotlight.



Let's go get those ducks!



Coming in from the elevator.



She looks like a pro walking those ducks to the fountain.  Can you see her official duck cane?



Yes, they made it.




It was a great and memorable experience for all of us.  Ladybug was thrilled and has not stopped talking about it.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Bubble Fun

I wish I could take credit for this idea of putting bubbles in the swimming pool. Ladybug's summer babysitter gets all the credit! Fun times!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th!

She's still a little uncomfortable around loud noises so we have fun with a few mild fireworks like sparklers. Hope your day was awesome!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Girls Trip

We just spent a super busy weekend in Mississippi going to a baby shower, family reunion, church and anniversary party. At one point Ladybug said, "Are we going to church AGAIN?" Haha, why yes we are.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lego Birthday Party

Ladybug's birthday party was back on February 28 and we celebrated Lego style:














Friday, April 17, 2015

From Easter

Just a quick little photo from Easter Sunday. She has wanted to wear this dress every Sunday since! She says she feels like a princess and I'm partial but she looks like a princess too.

Friday, February 27, 2015

At 6 Years Old




* Her current favorite shows are Doc McStuffins, Sheriff Callie and Kate and Mim-Mim.
* Ladybug continues to love school and we have no trouble getting her up and ready every morning.
* But, she gets in trouble at school for talking too much.
* She's learning to read like a champ and it amazes me that she can grab a book and start reading.
* Buggy knows all of her letters and numbers up to 100, but sometimes she draws the 3 or 7 backwards and I worry this isn't normal.
* She started gymnastics again and enjoys her new class here in New Boston.
* Ladybug wants to learn to knit because Sheriff Callie knits.  (How are we going to teach a lefty?)
* She loves playing with legos and stuffed animals and she continues to role-play quite often.
* She knows all the words to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off."
* Wearing a 5 pant, 6 shirt, and a 9 shoe.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Ladybug!




I teased Ladybug and told her that Daddy and I gave her a snow day for her birthday.  No school and lots of time playing in the fluffy stuff.  She had a blast!

We are now getting ready for her birthday party on Saturday, Lego style!  We can't wait.