Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jon has found a riding buddy!

Jon came home early enough tonight to go ride his mountain bike so he get all ready. He put his water pack on and his helmet. Lauren saw him getting ready she had to have her backpack on and kept saying bike ride! The last time Jon went without her she cried for like 10 mins! She just wanted to spend some time with her Daddy! So she is all ready to go and he thought she would just go to the end of the driveway and want to get off the bike. But NOPE! Lauren was pedaling that tricyle so good! They went all around the corner up the school and it is a good way around there! She got a good laugh at Jon b/c he crashed (imagine that!) and she thought it was the so funny! She told me about it when they got home! Jon normally rides in the woods but Lauren is far from ready to ride there!!

This morning we went to the Children's Museum and met my cousin Melissa and her kids David, Gregory, and Abigail. They all had so much fun! I thought for sure that Lauren would be ready for a nap but we are going on day two of no nap. She did sleep for like 15 mins on the way home but I dont call that a nap! This child is wearing me out!!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trying a new hairstyle!

Just wanted to show off how I did Lauren's hair today. I found several cool blogs with ideas and I tried one today! I really like how it turned out!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

What we do for fun!

I got a light so I was playing with it today and Lauren was more than willing to pose with me! So I took the opportunity to get some cute shots of us together. We don't have near enough of them!

Lauren's busy day taking care of 4 babies!

Lauren has really gotten into playing with her baby dolls. Today she decided to make my room into the nursery. She it was time for night night and laid down and covered up with the comforter. She had all the baby dolls lined up. Then she got up and moved them around and covered them all up with blankets and told them night night! She had already rocked them in her room! The cat came in the room and she said OOHH Kitty kitty and grabbed him and told him night night and tried to lay him down and cover him up. He wasnt having it though!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Since it just soooo hot lately I decided to make Lauren some playdough and see how she liked it. She loves it!! Here is the recipe I used.

Things You’ll Need:
1 C Flour
1/4 C Salt
1/3 C Water
1 tsp Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring

Step1Combine flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Gently mix together.
Step2If you want colored playdough, add 2 to 3 drops of food coloring to 1/3 cup of water, otherwise use plain water. Gradually add water to dry ingredients, mixing with your fingers until smooth.
Step3Knead the dough with your hands until smooth and pliable (about 3 to 5 minutes).
Step4Return to step one and start over to make another color! Or, play with the dough right now. :)

I didn't have any food coloring so we did without but she didnt mind!! I got the cookie cutters out and she just had a blast!

Today I asked her if she wanted to help me clean the house and she got all excited and said HOUSE HOUSE! She ran to her house and put all the pieces in it and cleaned up her toys!! Then she helped me fold clothes. We still need to work on that but at least she wants to help!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just a quick photoshoot we did

I put this one in here to show how long her hair is getting in the back! I am just waiting on the sides to catch up!!

I had to run an errand by this place so I figured I would take advantage of it and get some pics of Lauren. The place was packed with other folks having the same idea! A few came out cute! She wasn't really in the mood for them.

Yesterday after lunch I knew I started feeling bad and when Lauren woke up from her nap crying (she never does this) I knew she felt bad too! :( So we have colds! I hope it says just a cold! Due to this we weren't able to go to her last day of gymnastics. Next week the gym is closed for camp! Sure wish they wouldn't charge for days THEY arent open! Anyway! I decided we would stop the gymnastics until she says she wants to do them. She enjoyed it when she wanted to do it. Then the rest of the time she cried! Oh well she may want to do dance or something else anyway! I just want her to have the opportunity to do anything she wants to do!

With it being so darn hot outside Lauren and I gave the boys (the big dogs outside) a bath to come inside. They are lovin it! Lauren is having a good time with them also. She rode Cassius around like a horse yesterday. Thankgoodness our animals are very patience with her! This morning she comes in the room all stuffed up and says "Momma where Casshy and Bastin." When I tell her outside she proceeds to go get her rainboots on and try to go get them!!! lol!
Oh the other day Lauren was playing with her little pull along dog and she named it puppy she said "puppy crying" so I said well huge him so she did. then she said "puppy hungry" Well I said you should feed him then. NOT thinking she would do what she did! She goes into the kichen where Jasmine's food and water is and started to FEED this toy!! lol! Then it needed water apparently but instead of just letting the toy drink it she dumped it on it!!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

We have an early bird and a night owl on our hands!

Lauren stayed up late on Friday night and then finally went to sleep then she woke us up at 6:30 this morning! She came into our bedroom with her sunglasses on!! All excited saying Momma! We tried to get her to go back to bed but that just wasnt happening! So she gets me out of bed b/c she said "I hungry, cereal momma" so she knew I would get up and fix it for her! But she really wasnt wanting to eat just wanted to get me out of bed to guess what play with her house!!! So we got ready and went for a shopping day with Mimi (Jon's Mom). We found some super cute things!! We had a good day! We forgot a stroller but Lauren still did very well. Later Jon and I headed over to a friend of his and had dinner. They also have a son who is 9 and oh my Lauren had a ball! We went all redneck and she played in the sprinkler with just her diaper on! She had so much fun so it was worth it! We thought for sure she would fall asleep as soon as we were in the car but NOPE! I don't know where all her engery comes from!! It was a fun day for everyone!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lauren's new favorite toy!

This is the dollhouse Nanny (my Mom) got Lauren on Wed. I opened it up for her after her nap and she hasn't stopped playing with it yet! It is the Fisherprice first doll house. You can add things to it. It is so cute! I haven't had a chance to get any pics of her with it b/c I am not allowed to move from the floor! She insits I play with her!! So last night bedtime came along and she cried for an hour. The first two times I went in there she didn't say anything about the house. The last time I went in there I asked her what was wrong. She cried my house!!!! So she had to have it in there with her. She woke up early this morning and went to Jon and said house get! She wanted her house in the living room to play then. So if I leave her for a second she chases me down and says "play me play me" which means play with me!! She loves this dollhouse! I did break her away for a few minutes to make blueberry cobbler with me. She liked pouring the stuff into the bowl!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just being cute!

This morning I set up my new black backdrop to see how it will do and these are two of my favorite pics that came from it! Lauren wanted to be put this tutu on as she calls it! She danced around for about 20 mins while I snapped some pics.

We had a good time today. We spent it with my Mom and did some shopping. Lauren picked out two new purses and a cup!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ever wonder what it is like to wake up to a 2yr old?

Well let me tell you what it is like! Lauren gets out of her bed doesnt make a sound opens her door comes to mine and opens my door. This is when I finally here her lately! So she walks in the room and climbs up on the bed and says mommy! Then she says eyes b/c my eyes are closed and tries to open my eyes!! lol! Then she says are you sleepy mommy! First full sentence too might I add! And then for the next few minutes it is alot of giggling! It is just so much fun! How can you not wake up with a smile every morning being woke up by that!!

Jon and I got Lauren a water table on saturday since it was on sale. She wanted it set up this morning so we did it inside without the water of course. Well she loved it! She of course crawled in the table!! Then she said she wanted some water so we put it outside since it was so nice this morning. Within minutes I was SOAKED! She thought it was so funny! She had a lot of fun with it today. We were outside till noon! I didnt take any pics b/c well if I would have my camera would have been ruined b/c she did LOTS of splashing!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Lauren has this new thing right now. You can ask her a question and she will answer with "fine" and do this flip with her wrist! It is so funny to watch her do it! Who knows where it came from!! We were all doing puzzles and everytime we would ask her what the animal was she would just aswer with "fine" and the flip of the wrist!! lol!

We went to gymnastics this week and she had a great time again! Maybe she just needed a break from it. So maybe it will work out and she will keep going!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July wknd

This past wknd we went to my parents lake house.

This is a picture of some of the tornado damage the area got in some storms that came earlier this year. This bay is a place we always go and play in.
Jon actually got up on the wake board! He was so proud! Too bad he is feeling it now!!

Here is a shot of the fireworks Friday night. We drove in the boat over to see them. It is set to music. Lauren didn't go it was way too late! Notice the reflection of the water! I got bored with them so I didn't take any pics of the big finale they had.

Just enjoying some swimming! This girl LOVES the water!!!
Oh and you can't miss my sexy hubby posing for me!
YES! My child WANTED to get on this thing! She had a fit she wanted to ride it so bad! So I said ok and do you know Jon said she was bored unless they went over some waves! Uncle Scott was driving the boat and he said he went faster with her than any of the other kids! Jon thought she was going to fall asleep on it! The other thing that Lauren loved to do was drive the boat!

This is how we got back and worth to the boat. Worked out great! Also was great to entertain the kids!