Saturday, December 24, 2016

December Daily - Day 24

We spent this rainy Christmas Eve relaxing and waiting for Coco to get here. Ladybug has been waiting and waiting to open presents and I really felt like she was going to burst with excitement in church tonight. The candlelight service was wonderful and then the wait was over. We had such a great Christmas. I feel so blessed right now!

December Daily - Day 23

I'm still in awe over having 3 days off for Christmas! Not working in retail definitely has its perks and this is one of the best perks. Another perk is being able to do fun stuff with this little ladybug. Tonight we decorated a gingerbread house....except we named it the Maplebread House. It's complete with leaves all over the yard, just like our house. Ha!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December Daily - Day 21

Christmas is saved! T went out of town for a few days and I assured him that I would get this egg wrapped. Well, I couldn't find it. Anywhere! I was convinced someone had broken into our house and stolen it!  Umm, and it was right in the closet where he said it was.  




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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December Daily - Day 20

Ladybug is hanging out with The Grands today and it looks like she had some fun baking cookies and checking out all the presents.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December Daily - Day 18

Busy day with church and then afterwards Ladybug went caroling with her choir group for about 3 hours! Oh and the the temperature changed from 75 yesterday to about 35 today, so crazy. We were happy to warm up with footed pajamas and extra blankets. I believe she's put on an extra robe under there too.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

December Daily - Day 17

We keep running into Santa everywhere we go! This one was so nice and I was impressed with their little set up in the store. Way to go Walgreens!

We did some last minute shopping today and it sure was wild out there. I don't miss the holiday traffic and those crazy customers one bit.

Friday, December 16, 2016

December Daily - Day 16

We are all three huddled around the table wrapping stocking stuffers. Christmas music is playing and hot cocoa is soon to follow!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Daily - Day 15

My to do list was crazy long tonight. Teacher gifts and happies for friends and then T comes home from a food show with a ginormous box of goldfish crackers. Of course, then I just had to make classmate happies for Ladybug's Christmas party tomorrow. Nothing like waiting to the last minute!

The Christmas cards weren't going to get done but T stepped up to the plate to help me stuff the envelopes. Hooray, now I can finally get some sleep.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December Daily - Day 13

I'm not sure how many years we've done the Lego or Lego Friends advent calendars but it's several! She gets to build something every day and they all go together at the end. Ladybug is a huge fan! Sometimes she lets me build one too.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December Daily - Day 11

Ladybug loves going to choir every week and tonight they put on their Christmas program at church. She looks nervous but she really wasn't....I could definitely hear her sweet voice singing. Oh, and I even knew those songs as much as we practiced them in the car!

December Daily - Day 10

videoThis past summer there was a parade with lots of old tractors and we asked Gdad if we could put Bug Bertha in the next parade. They decorated her up real nice with lights and sat on the back seat (what, your tractor doesn't have a back seat?) throwing candy to the kids. Ladybug had a blast!

Friday, December 9, 2016

December Daily - Day 9

KitKat has been terrorizing the Christmas trees!! Argh!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Daily - Day 8

Tonight we attended the Holiday Extravaganza at school. Santa was there as well and Ladybug talked his ear off about all of the things she wanted for Christmas!

And here she is with T watching the program. Our December has been so busy thus far!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December Daily - Day 7

We gotta make it over the hump!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Daily - Day 6



She told us today: I had more than an amazingly stupendous day because I felt like I was the ⭐️ of the school. I got a brag tag at lunch, I got a ribbon for participating at UIL and I was the only one who had to make an elf on the wall. (Not sure if the elf thing is good or bad.)

Monday, December 5, 2016

December Daily - Day 5



If I have to hear about this Hatchimal toy one more time...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Daily - Day 4

Having a little snowman fun with our outside lights tonight.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Daily - Day 3


It's Daddy-Daughter day with tools! I could hear the hammering from the other end of the house!

Friday, December 2, 2016

December Daily - Day 2


Decorating our Christmas tree today and Ladybug did most of the work all by herself.  We have an empty bottom because our new kitty is always playing with everything. She is so naughty...hope she outgrows all that soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Daily - Day 1


The Bowie County courthouse has a tree lighting event for the kids every year. They giveaway bicycles (we didn't win) and Santa makes an appearance. We waited in line for a long time...definitely worth it!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Wonder Woman

Happy Halloween!

I see a sassy little Wonder Woman running around with her treat bag tonight!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dress like a Rock Star

Ladybug's school has dress up days every single day this week. Today was to dress like a Rock Star. I think she pulled it off quite well!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dress Like a Nerd Day

Ladybug's school had a special dress up day today. She was excited to pick out those mismatching socks.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Last Day!

School's out for the summer!

Our Ladybug had perfect attendance and all A's. We couldn't be more proud of her!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bluebonnets!

There is only one way to find bluebonnets in east TX and that is to drive west!

This sweet girl is sure growing up...




Monday, April 4, 2016

Softball Season

She's been going to softball practices twice each week (hardcore) and having a blast.  We thought we were signing up for T-ball....but it's real softball and it is serious business.  Practices, two games a week, tournaments on Saturdays.  Crazy stuff...and definitely fun.  We are loving it!

Team: Lil Lions
Number: 20 
Ages: 8 and under 
Position: Right Field





Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy 7th Birthday Ladybug!



She has been so excited this whole month of February for her birthday.  Just this past week, every day, she would tell me that I only had x number of days to wrap her presents.  

This past year, going from 6 to 7 years old, it seems like she is so much more grown and taller!  She is definitely going to outgrow her chair soon!  




She's sweet, thoughtful and kind.  She will always share whatever she is eating with anyone.

She obeys the rules at home and school and genuinely does what we ask her to do without argument.

She gets along great with other kids when playing.  School has really helped with this.

Ladybug has been more easy going than in the past. The crying has completely stopped when she doesn't get her way or something happens the way she thinks it shouldn't.  She does still get a little anxious when something unordinary happens...like the smoke alarm starts beeping.  It will cause days worth of anxiety about anything beeping or making noise and she pretty much won't stay in a room by herself.  Then after a few days, all will be fine and forgotten.

Some of her favorites are:

Mia and Boo, her doll and and stuffed puppy.  Lately, she's been taking them everywhere and being a sweet mother to them.

Wild Kratts and Little Einsteins are her latest favorite shows.

Church and Sunday School.

School and homework - she's doing very well in first grade.

Orange juice and runny fried eggs.  (She did not get this from me.)

Anything sweet and sugary.

Wearing a watch.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Gotcha Day!






6 years ago today we were in China meeting this little ladybug for the first time!  She continues to light up our lives with her sweet spirit.

Love this girl!!