Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do YOU think they look alike?




I noticed the other day that my kids happened to be dressed similarly. (this wasn't the case all day, Allison just happened to be wearing an old shirt of Braden's after she got her original shirt messed up)(we weren't going anywhere, I promise)(If we had been going somewhere, she would at least have had a bow in her hair) ANYWAY...People are always telling me that my kids look alike. Here they are, dressed similarly and no hairbow, so what do you think? Do they look alike?

Jason went to Braden's school last Friday because the Dad's were invited to make gingerbread houses with the kids. Here is the finished product- after a couple of kids snacked on the house a little...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dance Class and MMM Christmas Party!

Getting started- it was cold in there at first, hence the sweatshirt!
Starting to get her groove on!


oh no, I put a picture in twice!

A great smile for Braden! He REALLY wants some presents!

Allison would only sit in Santa's lap long enough to tell him she wants a "Tinkerbell dress."

All the kids got books- best buddies lined up checking all of the books out.




Last week Stella invited Allison to "Bring a Friend to Dance Class." Allison LOVED it! I was able to watch for a little bit and take a couple of pics at the door, but usually the door is closed to prevent distraction.
She had to borrow a leotard from Stella, so she didn't have the big pink tutu that the other girls had, but she still loved it!


We went today to the Maumelle Mommy and Me Christmas Party- the kids had fun making crafts, eating snacks, seeing friends, and sitting on Santa's lap!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Girly Girl

check out the hat/crown combo- if one is good, two is much much better!
Pretty sure she has on at least 2 skirts as well.

Loves to have her best friend, Stella, over to play dress up with her!






Even loved to dress up as a baby 6/2009




Trying to hold all her bracelets on and stay balanced, since she had just started walking





okay, maybe her hair has grown a little, but goodness, it should have - this was a year and a half ago!


Allison has had a thing for jewelry from a very young age, but in the last few months, she has developed an OBSESSION for dressing up! Usually the first thing out of her mouth in the morning is what dress she would like to put on first. She is very conflicted which princess dress she wants Santa to bring her the most! We totally have a diva on our hands!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Merry Christmas Season!






































The tree is up!
The lights are on!
The Christmas dresses have made their first appearance!
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
- Or at least the craziest!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Allison got a WHAT??







Oh yes, my bald baby got her first "HAIRCUT!"
Was it necessary because it has grown all the way down her back? Not so much, but since I was going, I decided she could use a little trim on the bangs and the "rattail" in the back could go.
She did just fine!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Since it is almost Thanksgiving...


Allison and her ADORABLE friend, Lily














Enough already, Mom.













Allison LOVES to sort things and put them in rows, so she sorted Halloween candy for a good 30 minutes when we got home from Trick-or-treating.

I thought I should post the Halloween pics, seeing as though they are almost a month late. I give myself credit, knowing that I got them posted before the next official holiday of the season. And, not to worry, the Halloween decor has long since been taken down at our house. All that is left is fall decor- NOT Christmas. Braden is very concerned that people are skipping Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas, so this family will have to wait till Thanksgiving is officially over to get the tree up!
ANYWAY, we had Halloween parties and activities galore this year! Braden was stuck on being Mr. Incredible, although he has never seen the full movie and has nothing Incrediblish, but he never wavered in his costume decision. Allison ON THE OTHER HAND, was something different everytime we went anywhere. Didn't capture a pic of the cat costume, but she was also 2 different princess people and on Halloween was a butterfly. She LOVES to dress up, and wears a "pretty princess" dress multiple times a day. Good thing Santa knows the princess dresses were on sale at Target and stocked up!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch























Today Allison and I tagged along with Braden and his class at school to go to a Pumpkin Patch. Kids had a good time, got a pumpkin, etc. Typical pumpkin patch stuff. There were a lot of kids there, and since I was trying to keep up with 2 kids, it was a little bit nerve wrecking. We had a beautiful day and best of all, BOTH kids took a nap- rare these days!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Woo Pig Sooie!!!
















What has my son learned in school this week? He has learned to "call the HOGS!" This week at school has been Arkansas week, and apparently, according to Central Arkansas Christian schools, the most important thing in Arkansas is the RAZORBACKS! Okay, not really, they also went duck hunting, and hunting for diamonds and other not so important nature-ish things, but what has he taken from this week?? "WOO PIG SOOIE!!," With a little Arkansas song here and there as well. Friday his class had a "tailgate party" complete with HOG shirts and HOG races! I had to miss b/c I was at home having a major garage sale, while chasing a 2 year old and dealing with the termite inspection man(no, we don't have termites, just a yearly deal). Not important, I know, but that is my reasoning for missing my son's first RAZORBACK tailgate party!

video

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Veggie Tales" as sung by Braden and Allison

video

Braden and Allison had so much fun playing together this afternoon! Any idea that Braden comes up with, Allison usually will go along with. We saw the Veggie Tales last week, and since then that is all they have listened to in the car. Braden decided to do a Veggie Tales "show" that I caught on video. When he says "that's your name, Allison!," it is because he named her Lima Bean- and yes, she agreed to it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pinnacle Mountain

looking through the telescope
Bradley and Braden


The best of the 4 of us we could get that day


Daddy and daughter


First date??




Catch up, Allison!





In serious conversation








Peeking through the playground equipment

























We have passed Pinnacle Mountain 100's of times since we have lived in Little Rock, but it took friends visiting for us to actually see what all the hype was about! Our friends from Illinois, Mike, Wendy, Bradley and Zachary came to visit over Labor Day. We had great weather and decided to become one with nature (as much as that term and Angela Grace go together.)

Pinnacle Mountain was really fun! We went to the visitor's center and to the look out, had a picnic lunch, went on a short hike and then to the playground. That was A LOT for one day for 2 4 year olds, 2 2 year olds and the parents that were keeping up with all those kids!