Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5 years goes by fast!

I had to post some pics from memory lane! (sorry the quality is so bad, I scanned these pics) Here are 3 pics from the first days of Laci's life. It is hard to believe it has been 5 years!!! It seems like these pics were taken not that long ago!

Here she is in her daddy's arm at the hospital!

Laci's first picture with Poppy. She had no idea how much fun they were gonna have!

Just a couple of days after she was born!! I can't believe I wasn't sure if she was going to have blue eyes!!!!!

Now, 5 years later she has become a beautiful little girl!!!

A little about Laci:

Laci is a natural leader! She is a great big sister and can't wait to have a little cousin to play with. She loves babies. She is very gentle and loves to hold them, feed them, and burp them. She is excited about Kindergarten. She loves softball and cheerleading! She is on the Level 2 Team at gymnastics (first year on team) and loves to do that! She likes to stay busy and does not recquire much sleep. She can ride her bike anywhere her mommy or daddy can. She swims like a fish and can do a front flip off of the diving board. She LOVES to have her picture made and i can always count on her to put on a show! She is really into coloring right now. Right now, she wants to be an animal doctor when she grows up. We measured her yesterday and she has grown over 2 inches in the last year! A lot of people say she looks more like me. 5 years ago Laci changed our lives and she continues to do so!!! I learn from her daily! Thank you God, for Laci and for who she is and who she will become!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Guess What I am going to be?... AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's right, Sarah and Ben are going to have a baby!! I have been waiting so patiently to make this post. I have known for about 3 weeks but Sarah (my sis) wanted to wait until she went to the Doctor to tell anyone. She went yesterday and she got to see baby Mizell and hear his/her little heartbeat!!! She has been feeling good and doing great! Even played like 3 softball games after she knew! Anyway, she told me I could post it on my blog before her so I couldn't wait any longer! Her due date is March 9th, although she would like to change that because she wants an even number! And, yes she has a blog!!! And, now it will document her pregnancy and not that dog!!!!! So, you can follow!!!! I am beyond excited! If you know me, you know how bad I want another baby! I think Brad is hoping this will fill that desire. (boy, is he wrong!)
Go to Sarah's blog and tell her congrats and keep her and my lil niece/nephew in your prayers!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Laci!!

Today my big girl is 5!!!! It is hard for me to say that because for some reason that number seems to have so much more meaning than! Kind of like 13 seems so much older than 12 and 16 sounds so much older than 15! The 5 years have gone so fast and I'm pretty sure it will not slow down!
She had her small "Cheerleader Birthday Party" on Saturday. Today we got up and drove through the donut shop and headed to the zoo!!!! Tonight she has gymnastics and then her and her daddy are going to play putt-putt and get a snowcone! I'd say she's has a pretty good 5th birthday! I have 3 sets of pics to post, but here are some from her b-day party!
Since is was a cheerleading party we had to get cheerleader hair! I told her this was how the cheerleaders did their hair before competitions!

She had her party at Leah's Gymnastics! Here is the table set-up before everyone got there. While her friends were waiting for everyone to get there, they go to decorate a megaphone. All of her friends also wore black and white so they looked like a "squad!" When they arrived they got matching bows!

Here is her cake and cupcakes! They cupcakes were for the party and the cakes was for us!!!!!

Way cute banner made by Amanda at Bibs & Cribs!

One of the highlights of the party was a surprise to Laci. I asked a few of the High School Cheerleaders to come! Katie, Jacie, Livi, and Carly all came and Laci was so excited. She told everyone that they were "Real Benton High School Cheerleaders" at her party! Thanks made Laci's year!

They showed the girls some tumbling and jumps on the tumble tramp and the girls were in awe! The cheerleaders also did stunts for the girls and then let the girls do stunts! Laci was too scared, which drove me nuts!!!!

Here they are teaching them some jumps!

One of the goodies for Laci's friends were pompoms! I made each of the girls a set of black and pink poms to take home!! Here they are learning some chants and motions!

It was an awesome party!!! Laci was pumped and can't wait to go the football games to see her cheerleader friends!

I will post pics from the zoo later!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Few more from the Beach!!!!

P.S. Check the Brad for School Board blog by clicking on the link!!!!!!-------->

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Official!!!

Brad is running for Benton School Board!!!
I am so proud of him! I am excited and nervous at the same time!!!! We will need lots of support and I will need lots of prayer! I am going to start a separate blog soon to log the campaigning and election! So, stay tuned for lots of exciting things!!!!

Family Picture Night

On our last night at the beach, Brad, the girls and myself went down to the beach to take some pictures. I am by no means a professional photographer and the girls get annoyed (well Megan does) at me trying to take their picture. So, most of the pics I got were of them playing. But, I did get a few good ones and can't wait see what I can do with them!

Thanks to the man on the beach for taking this one!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Beach Tease

Once again, the beach vacation was amazing!!! We just got in this afternoon, so I have not had time to sort and fix all of my pictures. But, I had to put a few up (for mamaw) until I could get the rest sorted through. I took 760 pictures, literally. I have a setting on my camera that allows you to take a sequence of pictures as long as you hold the button down and some of my family members had way too much fun with that! I'm sure I'll post a ton more throughout the week but here is just a start!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th at the Farm

We spent the 4th of July at Papaw and Mamaw Grant's farm. We played with the animals, rode 4-wheelers, played in the sprinkler and ate lots of food!!!

Sarah and Megan


Megan sitting on top of the doghouse in the goat pen.

Meg on the tractor!

Megan and Mommy

Laci petting Ethel the goat!

Ethel is not always real sweet. If you put your hand on the rail she might try to headbutt it! If you get in the pen with her, she will ram her horns into your thigh! She just tried to get Laci's fingers!

Laci on the tractor!

Daddy and Laci trying to figure out who they were going to get with the water guns!

Sprinkler time!!!!!!

Poppy and Megan taking Nonny and Laci on a ride!

Funny story...animals don't really like me. I do not have good luck with pets and animals, in general, never pick me to curl up with. But, this cat decided he liked me. So, he jumped up in my lap and played for a while. When he got down, my black shirt looked like it had become a gray sweater. Oh well....Sarah thought she needed to take a pic b/c it is not very often a pet takes to me!

Silly Faces

Happy 4th of July!!!