Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Like Father, Like Daughter ~

After weeks of squinting, complaining of headaches, and asking "What does that say?"......Emma finally got glasses! While her eyesight isn't nearly as bad as Jeb's, he also had to get glasses in the 3rd grade! She wasn't too happy about the idea at first, but seems to love them now! We happen to think they fit her personality perfectly! And, YES.....those are HOT PINK frames!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bad Blogger!

It's time to play "catch up" again! I'll admit that I don't really think about the blog as much as I used to.....it's usually not until I start getting emails from my mother that I remember to do it! So here are a few updates I forgot about.....better late than never! (Keep scrolling down...this is by far my longest post yet!)


The week leading up to Christmas, Jolly, our ELF, went out with a bang! Good thing He only comes around for a few weeks before Christmas.....I don't think I could handle any more than that! Here are two of His more ambitious pranks ~

Fun with Hair bows!
Anyone who knows Emma, knows that she has way too many hair bows! I've never actually counted them (why would I) but just to put it into perspective, there are 5 "hair bow holders" on the back of her door and they are all full......not to mention 2 whole bathroom drawers designated for hair bows that are full as well! Jolly found them all.....and clipped all He could onto the girls Christmas tree in the playroom!

Then....the night before He left on Christmas Eve, He did this.....

......that's right! He "wrapped" the doorway leading into the playroom (their bedrooms are off of the playroom) with my Christmas paper which read "Merry Christmas Emma and Ella! Love Jolly". When they woke up the next morning, they had to bust through the paper to get to the living room! However, I have to say that Jolly can't take full credit for this one....a friend gave him the idea! Yep.....sure am glad He's not here all year 'round!!


Another significant thing I have yet to post is our new puppy...Timber! No, Jeb did not give in and say we could get one.....She found us! I pulled in the driveway one afternoon and she was sitting in our yard, close to the hwy! Since we live off of a 4 lane hwy and have no close neighbors, we knew that she didn't run away from someone! However, Jeb insisted on driving to ALL of the houses within 5 miles just to make sure! They all said the same thing, that someone probably put her out on the hwy in front of our house (apparently it's happened before). She was only 6 weeks old and even Jeb didn't have it in him to take her to the pound! The girls LOVE her and she seems to feel right at home!!


OK....so chances are it's not thick enough for skating, but it still looks pretty! This is the pond behind our house!


I finally took Ella for a haircut.....just couldn't take the mullet any longer! This was actually her first "real" haircut....other than having the ends trimmed twice. Of course, she screamed through the entire process but the end result was great! Her new "do" fits her perfectly!


Em was chosen as "Star Student" of her class last week! She had to make an "All About Me" poster to hang on their classroom door! She did a great job on it! We are so proud of her!


A few more noteworthy pics I thought you might enjoy!