Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Born to Drive

What can I say she likes anything she can drive!

Chocolate Covered Stawberry

Like her mom! Loves Chocolate!
For memorial day, Mom & Dad, & The Smith's came over and we grilled out and just watched the kids play. It was a nice day!
Thank you to everyone who has fought for this country so that I could enjoy this day with my family and friends!

Lexi @ the CCC

Lexi didn't swim at the Country Club, but she still had fun!

Swimming at the Country Club

Madyson & Nora Madyson, Nora & Lexi - Snack Break

Madyson & Nora in pool!

Madyson & Nora

Every Sunday night from 6 - 8 the Country Club grills hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken and has live music by the pool. Last Sunday was the first Sunday it wasn't to cold or raining. The water was still cold, but of course it didn't stop Madyson (who had already been in the pool and Great G-ma & G-pa Power's) One of her friends Nora was there so they had a big time - as you can tell.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Recital Update

Madyson has her first dance recital next Saturday, May 30th @ 5:00. They are doing two recitals - the first at 5:00 is the one Madyson will be in - it will just be the younger kids. It will be held at Caledonia Gym. I believe it is $5 to get in.

~Madyson will be starting a new tumble/gymnastics class this summer. We are going to begin going to FULL OUT - they do just tumble/cheer and it is not all the way out in Caledonia. We are going to play dance by ear. If she wants to take dance again we will probably look into Susan's Dance. We are actually hopeing she doesn't want to do dance b/c she will be old enough for t-ball and soccer next year and we can't do it all!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We had a busy weekend! Lots of traveling. Drew played in a golf tournament in Hattiesburg w/ James (that ended up getting cut short b/c of rain). I had graduation Saturday, so the girls and I went and spent the night with Allie & Lee Friday night, so she could keep the girls while I went to graduation. Allie & Lee invited friends over Friday night & cooked out. The girls had a blast! Madyson played w/ Allie Grace all night. Saturday morning I drove to Starkville for graduation. After graduation the girls and I drove from Philadelphia to Hattiesburg to spend the night w/ Paige & James. Saturday night they golf tournament had a dinner and reception, so the girls & Taylor stayed w/ sitter. It is the first time the girls have ever stayed w/ a sitter! The sitter said they did great, Madyson was a big help! We had to get the girls and Lauren (sitter) to play & distract Lexi so we could sneak out. The girls played really well together. They used the fireplace as their "stage". They were dancing. They were doing ring around the rosies, but of course when I get my camera out - they quit doing it right. But they were still having fun & that is all that matters.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Sorry, I haven't updated in a while so I thought I should at least let everyone know we are all ok! Been pretty busy, but nothing exciting.

As some of you know Hunter Smith had his tonsils out this morning. I talked to Samantha this afternoon and she said he was sleeping and doing ok.

I had a good mother's day. Madyson & Lexi got me some Gerber Daisies & Drew got me a Peace Lily or grass as Madyson calls it. We ate lunch at the country club w/ my mom and dad & then just piddled around the house. It was a yucky rainey day.

This is going to be a busy weekend. Drew is playing in a golf tournament w James in Hattiesburg, Mom & Dad are going to California to visist Tracy, and I have graduation. The girls and I are going to spend the weekend w/ Allie. I will just drive back to graduation on Saturday morning. We may go down to Hattiesburg after graduation Saturday, but I haven't quiet decided.

Ohh - I forgot to mention that we got the toddler bed out of the attic Saturday. Lexi has slept on it for naps and the last two nights. She doesnt' stay in her crib. She goes to sleep good, but at about 12 every night she is up and won't go back to sleep unless she is in our bed (my spot!) So we though maybe if she had her own bed she would sleep in it! - NO CHANGE ~ I just don't know what to do. I can't remember the last time she slept through the night, I believe it was like November!! She won't go to sleep for me either, Drew has to put her to sleep at night & naps during the day for that matter. Needless to say I am NOT looking forward to this weekend w/out Drew. On the other hand, Madyson is a wonderful sleeper, we tuck her in and she is out for the night.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hello Everybody!

Madyson danced at Market Street Festival today! She did a great job! I apologize for the early camera work!