Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Happy 4th birthday to Princess Chloe!
We had a great time at her princess party today. All the little girls looked so cute!
Kyle, Chloe & Macie check out the babies

Princess Macie having her fingernails painted

Macie & Jane eating princess cake!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

American Idol

Ok, so we usually watch American Idol at our house. We will sometimes even call in and vote on our favorites. Macie is always quick to comment on the singers.... how they performed (she's a REALLY good singer) or what they are wearing (her shoes are wierd). So a couple of weeks ago (when the new season started) Macie made the comment every morning on the way to school - "look Mom, there's American Idol". I had NO idea what she was talking about. It was always in the same place, at an intersection surrounded by fast food, gas stations, and grocery stores. I would always look and never could figure out what she was talking about. She would point "it's right there". Finally I fiugred out what she was pointing at.

Culver's is a resturant near that intersection. Now I get it.

And yesterday in the car, she made another "Idol" discovery.

By the way, I am really glad that Danny got through last night (I voted for him) and not Tatiana (I mean, seriously...).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

sticker obsession

So Macie loves stickers. She loves to use them all at one time... sharing them with whomever is around and occasionally "decorating" her room with them. A few days ago she decorated her face. Cute, right? I wish I wasn't so OCD and could share in her joy. As a child, I RARELY ever used my stickers. I liked to leave them stuck to the paper so I could go back and admire my collection whenever I wanted. I would order the stickers from the book club each month... I would save stickers I got for Valentines or Halloween or whatever. So it has been a little difficult for me to watch her "waste" her stickers like that. But maybe it isn't such a waste... She truly enjoys her stickers. And I guess, at the time, I did too, even though I never stuck them to anything. Maybe Macie is right. Maybe I need to "chill out".
Yes, she really did say that to me.
For the record... Do you know what I ended up doing with all of my stickers I saved throughout my childhood? I gave them away. As a reward. For the kids I worked with in the schools - after every speech therapy session. I even took the time to cut around the stickers that were all on one sheet of paper. You know, for those kids who don't want to "waste" their stickers. :)
Of course Lexie could not be left out...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Enough Said.

Thanks Beth and Jack for the cookie bouquet... they were delicious and I did my best not to eat them all at once to help drown my sorrows....

Monday, February 09, 2009

Swing Set Update

He is almost finished! I think it looks great. I still can't believe he just Googled "swing set blueprints" and did this all on his own... Macie is super excited!
And Macie insisted that I take a picture of the "butterfly" on her slide and put it on the computer. So here ya go. Enjoy :)

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Weekend in Review

We went to Emory for the weekend. Lots of good food and fun as always... Rod, Heather and Jace came on Saturday and the kids had a great time playing....

Macie taking a ride on "Midnight"

Best Friends

Macie and Jace preparing for their cart race

PawPaw and his crew working in the yard...

First signs of SPRING!!

Macie loves this puzzle - She can put it together by herself!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Swing Set

Steve is building Macie a swing set! We already had one in the backyard, it came with the house... but it was several years old and in need of some repair. So what started as repair work turned into building a whole new swing set! He is doing such a great job, I am so proud... and very impressed with his work!