Monday, February 28, 2011


It boggles my mind that it is time for this:

I know one little cowgirl who couldn't be more excited!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fashion Statement

I think the shirts say it all!
(Sister for Sale; $1.00 or best offer)

Special thanks to the girls' great aunt Jennifer for these perfectly appropriate shirts!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dog Daze

I have previously documented my girls' fear of dogs. Recently, Deedee and Papaw got a new puppy named Cash. The girls are SLOWLY warming up to this teeny, little dog.

Clare talks about Cash all of the time, and always wants to go play with him. However, whenever he is around, it takes her a little while to warm up him. She has made big progress though! She will give him a treat, pet him, run in the yard with him and just let him come up and play with her. These are huge steps for a girl who would start crying at the sight of a Chihuahua.

Sydney is also making good progress. The first time she met him, she wouldn't even let us put her down, and today she actually walked him for a bit! She will pet him and let him walk around with her. She still isn't 100% comfortable, but she has made big strides. She might even be the winner for making the most progress.

You'll notice there are no pictures of Jane playing happily with Cash. She is dragging her feet when it comes to being comfortable around the dog. She likes to pet him, but only if he is being held. If he is "loose", she wants no part of him. Eventually, she will warm up, but she is definitely taking her own sweet time. She doesn't ever have to love dogs; I just don't want her to have this crippling fear. Baby Puppy steps, I suppose.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Dates with Daddy

As a special treat for Valentine's Day, Casey took each girl out for ice cream.

Clare got to go first on Sunday night. She was excited about the whole idea and excited that she got to go first. She has a couple of dollars that she carries around in her purse, and she asked if she could pay for the ice cream. I told her that boys are supposed to pay on dates!

Sydney went on Monday night, and asked me about 2000 times during the day when she was going to get to go. Apparently, in the car on the way there, she told Casey she didn't want to listen to music, she just wanted to talk! I am sure Casey was thrilled!

Jane got to go tonight! She got the blue, birthday cake ice cream...just like Sydney and Clare.

What a treat for the girls! I know they loved their special time with Daddy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Funny Stuff

Jane has several pairs of pants where the waistband folds over. The other day she was wearing a pair of black "yoga" pants that has one of these waistbands. She unfolded the waistband, pulled it up over her belly, and said, "Look, I am wearing Mommy pants."


Sydney, who is terrified of most animals, told us the other day, she wants to get a cat and name it Judy.


Today at church, I was trying to identify someone for Casey. He said, "Is that the guy with a ton of kids?" Yes, he has four...JUST LIKE WE WILL IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS!!!!!


Clare came out of her Bible class with a bag of several Hershey kisses. In the car, she said, "I am supposed to give these to someone I love, but I am just going to eat them all." (In her defense, she did give one to her cousin, Brody.)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Working From Home

Casey has worked from home a couple days in the last few snowy weeks. Thankfully, he has a trusty assistant.


Here is Clare on day 2 of Pink Eye. It looks so much better, but we still aren't in the clear.

Here is how Clare felt about missing Princess and Pirate day at school yesterday.

Today we are snowed in and trying to let the eye drops continue to do their thing. I am thinking that she should be good to go for school tomorrow, if we have it. In the meantime, I am making every attempt at stopping the inevitable spread of this colorful ailment!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snowed In

Today marks Day Four of being snowed/iced in. Today also marks the first day I let the girls go out and play in it. Prior to today, it has just been mainly ice, but today we got a blanket of snow that the girls couldn't resist. Admittedly, snow play is more of Daddy's domain, but he was at work. I'd rather stay inside and make hot chocolate, but today I ventured out on the patio to watch the girls. Aside from not loving snow play, I am also scared of falling on my 7 month pregnant belly!

Since the girls were on the verge of stir-craziness, I bundled them up and let them run around. And run around they did....

Throwing snow balls and...

....making snow angels were the main activities for today.

They didn't last long out there, but I think they burned off some much needed energy!

While I am definitely ready to be able to get out of the house, it has been nice to take a break from the rushing out of the house in the morning, no fixing hair, no getting out of jammies, etc. A nice change of pace, but I sure am ready for a Sonic run!