Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Songs of JOY!

I know, I know... I've been a terrible blogger lately. I'll make up for lost time in this incredibly long, picture heavy post! We're gonna keep it lighthearted here on this one people (I know, don't choke). Just picture stories of what we've been up to lately.

So... random thing you should know about me is that I MUST have LIGHT. I like all windows open with light streaming in during the day and lights ON at night. I'm sure my dad is shaking his head right now as I called their house a dungeon the other night when I went over there because it was so dark. Well, the reason you need to know this random fact is so you can appreciate more fully the mommy patience it takes to enduuuuuuure Zachary's latest love. Closing the blinds in the middle of the day (groooooan) so that he can light the way with his flashlight since he is a fireman. If you don't get that, you're not alone. I baked by the light of the stove during Ansley's nap. Mommy points. Haha!

What has Little Miss been up to lately, you ask? Oh, well let me just tell you. Little Miss has developed herself a little um... shall we say, spunk? Her 'spunk' is known to strike at any moment the wind shifts in the slightest direction she does not care for. Case in point - the duration of a minute:
DRAMA:

JOY:


DRA-AMA:

Don't worry... I put the camera down and much loving ensued...
We won't refer to them as fits. We will call them her "fiesty flare-ups."
But Little Miss has been up to a little (lot) of this...

Her most favorite new love is SHOES. A game she plays is walking over to our extremely organized pile of shoes that we leave by the garage doors and bringing the appropriate shoes to their owner. Hello cognitive!!! And she does this all day long. I probably put my shoes on 37 times a day. She is in love with all shoes of all kinds and wants to wear them all day.
Exhibit A:
Here she comes saying, "Momma, Momma..."



"Seriously Mom, put down the camera and help me."


Are Zachary and Ansley still as in love as ever you ask?
Yea huh.


Well, what else does Zachary like besides being a fireman?
Wrestling... always lots of wrestling.



And apparently now smiling for cameras instead of running from them!


He also loves pulling Ansley around in this mini wagon, though I've yet to get a picture of that actually taking place : )

There might also be some "heated sibling interactions" over this grocery cart.


And just for good measure... overalls cuteness!



And just in case you were wondering if Ansley is still obsessed with her spatula?



That would be a YES!

I'll be a better blogger now!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Break at the BEACH!

We were originally planning to leave for the beach on Saturday, but were SO happy to delay our departure because our nephew asked Jesus into his heart! He was being baptized this past Sunday, so we told Zachary we were going to go celebrate first. My brother, Jason, hadn't even raised Tyson out of the water yet when Zachary asked if we could leave for the beach house : ) We love you so much, Tyson, and are so proud of your decision to follow Christ!


So, off we went to Pappy and Grammy's villa. It only took us 8 1/2 hours to get down there and it was a totally chaos free trip. Oh... hallelujah!

A little early morning stroll on the golf course. Pink race car pjs are totally golf course dress code right, Pappy?
We looked both ways for golf carts!

There is a marina at the back of the neighborhood. We always love walking along the docks.


It took a lot of convincing for Zachary to walk out on this "bridge"




One of the many sleeping positions you might find Zachary in:





Jan, Rob and Ansley. We were SO excited to have Jan with us for a few days! Zachary and Ansley sure do love their Grandma!




We had to restrain girlfriend from leaping into the ocean.

She is all about some splashing in the water!





An action sand toss shot.









BEAUTIFUL Ocean. I could stare all day,
but that doesn't quite work with a 4 year old and 15 month old.




Sharing a special treat with Grandma. She asked Zachary if he wanted to pick out something from the candy shop (of course he said yes) and he chose a purple flower lollipop. He will deny this choice when he gets older for sure!



Little Miss would have been perfectly content without any toys this week. All she needed were her black shoes. She carried them around all day!




Playground fun...



Big mound of grass?




Seriously bumpy slide. Warning: Bums may go airborne.




See-saw




Digging in the sand. Who needs a giant, blue shark shovel???



We had fun at lots of different restaraunts. Zachary got a special strawberry kids drink. Personally, I think it tasted like a fruit roll up liquified, but he loved it!




Girlfriend prefers a table by the bay, thank you.

The Lord is stirring MUCH in our hearts right now that we are very excited about.
My heart is so full.
Psalm 150:2 "Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to his excellent greatness."