Thursday, August 31, 2006

I am soooo tired

After we finished our nightly routine, Sydney said "I am going to lay on the couch until you finish feeding John Evan." Unfortunately I have to lay down with her in her bed to get her to sleep. So, she was patiently waiting for me while reading a book. I kept thinking -wow she has been looking at that same page for a while- and then I realized that she was asleep. Isn't that pitiful?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

First Pictures

Sydney and I took John Evan to get his picture made today at Sears. He did really good. Sydney was a lot of help trying to get him to smile! If you have a chance, be sure to view his photos. Just go to and select view photos. The session ID is 42796a102924242 and password is XDH8JVP5K. Let me know if you have any problems viewing.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bama Belle

We recently went on a little cruise on the Bama Belle on the River. It was a lot of fun. Sydney loved looking at the big bridges. John Evan slept most of the time.
Can you tell we were a little warm?

Ofcourse Chris had to take a picture of the ducks-and even blew his duck call at them.
It was really nice to spend some time with the whole family! Thanks Chris!

Already teething

John Evan has already srarted teething, and he loves to put his hands in his mouth! Sydney got her first teeth at 4 months, so maybe he will cut some soon. So far, just a ton of slober!

Friday, August 25, 2006

My future model

Sydney loves to pose for the camera. I asked her to try this bathing suit on to make sure it fit before we went to the beach. She just started doing all these poses-so I started snapping. Check out the cute flip flops.

Little Princess 2

While we were in Destin Sydney was a flower girl in a wedding again. She looked beautiful and did a great job. It was on the beach. Everybody thought she was real cute because she was folding her arms during the prayers. She kinda figited around a lot with her halo and walked back and forth from me to the front a couple of times, but overall she did good. She was the hit of the reception and danced all night!

Sydney and Princess Amy (Chris' cousin)
Family photo while waiting on the tram to take us to the wedding. Amy's wedding was beautiful and we are so excited for her!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Trip to Destin

Look at these two beach bums!
We took a family vacation to Destin, Fl on August 8th-13th. It was a lot of fun! Sydney loved relaxing on the lounger and
playing in the sand
and showing her hiny!
Sydney learned how to swim by herself with the help of her floaties. I am so proud! It makes swimming more enjoyable for me without her hanging on me the whole time. Her naked barbie(not pictured) gave her confidence! HaHa!

He looks like a sweet little angel, right? Well, he pretty much is until you try to take him on a trip. . He literally screamed 7 1/2 hrs there and 7 hrs back. It was miserable. Poor Sydney kept saying.... I don't like when John Evan cries!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Growing like a weed

John Evan had a check up today. He is 11 weeks old. He weighs 12lbs and 12.5 oz and 23 1/2 in. long. He is in the 75th percentile for height and weight. He had to get 4 shots-poor thing. He did really good-he cried real hard and then as soon as he got in the car he went to sleep. Then me, Sydney, Heidi ho and Raegan went to Guthrie's and he cried pretty loud almost the whole time. It was pretty embarrasing. It is amazing how fast they grow. He smiles so big and coos now. It is the sweetest thing and makes all the sleepless nights well worth it!! I love my kids !
I hope to post pictures of our beach trip soon!

Bling Bling

My baby sister, Ashley, is getting married. I am so excited for her. Collin proposed about a week ago. They are thinking some time in December.
Her ring is beautiful. I wish her the best for their future! If you want to know more about her proposal, you can visit her blog @

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Little Princess

Sydney was the flower girl in a wedding this weekend. Chris' cousin Zach and Krissy were married on Saturday. Sydney called herself the little princess and Krissy the big princess. Sydney did a really good job. She started to walk out and then stopped to wave to her uncles Chad and Eric. Once she got on the stage she sat on her step and just kinda wiggled around and played with her basket. . It started thundering real loud and she gasped at that. She also talked a little bit-but luckily she didn't do anything to ruin the wedding! I was so nervous! She came and sat with me about 3/4 through the ceremony-but I was still proud of her !

The ring bearer , Mitchell, was such a cutie. HE had the funniest personality. In that last picture he is showing Sydney how he is planning on dipping her on the dance floor. I asked him if he thought he could hold her up and he said " Well-I am 5 years old." She really liked him and walked around holding his hand. They were precious together.