Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In the last few days...

I had to take pictures of Presley taking a bath Tuesday morning. I think she was cleaner before she got in the tub!

Before her bath, we painted her fingernails. I have never seen washable fingernail polish, but we love it! I can let her paint her own nails and paint mine too! She loves to be independent, so she loves to paint and tell me to "be still"!

Yesterday afternoon we went to paint pottery, but Presley did not feel good at all! My mom met us at Firfely Studio, so she went with us to get a thermometer and some Motrin. We got Presley a Happy Meal and gave her some Motrin (she had a low temp). She started feeling better and insisted that shopping would make her feel good. We took her to Barnes and Noble because my mom needed to get Will an ACT study guide. When we pulled in the parking lot, Presley said, "Toys R Us will make me feel lots better." I can't believe she knew that was Toys R Us! As if I take her there all the time! We took her- of course, but we made her perform for us on the stage at B and N first.
Today Nick and I took her to the doctor to see what was going on. She says that Presley has a sinus infection and she gave us some antibiotics and some cough medicine. I love Doctor Blair, and I was so glad we got in to see her today! She told me that Presley should eat grapes, an apple, and a pear (with skin on) a day to help keep her regular. Ha! I bought a very large bottle of Miralax and grapes and apples and pears. I paid less for the medicine than the fruit. That is crazy! Here is a picture of Presley playing with a laptop at the doctor's office. She didn't want to leave.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cupcakes and 3D

Yesterday Presley really wanted to use a cupcake kit my parents got her for Christmas. Nick had thrown away the big box that the kit came in since we had taken out all of the stuff. Well, that box happened to have all of the directions... so he had to go dig through the dumpster to get the box! (He actually didn't get in the dumpster, and the box wasn't dirty.) Anyway, the cupcakes were TERRIBLE! Presley was so proud of them though, and she couldn't wait to eat one! She cringed the whole time she was eating it, but she got one down!
Last night we were sitting around, and Presley was acting meaner by the minute. I realized that she hadn't left the house in a few days, and I thought that it was about time we get some different scenery! We loaded up and headed to Cabot. We went to eat at Colton's and then went to see Yogi Bear. I would not recommend it for small kids! Presley was more interested in her popcorn!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Christmas Card

I am sure that everyone that reads this blog received our Christmas card.  I wrote a post earlier about the things that I like on Shutterfly, and they gave me 50 cards for FREE!!! I heart them. The photos that were on our card were taken by Tia Wind. She moved to Arkansas recently and lives in Benton. She is trying to establish her client base, so her prices are great right now! I would definitely say that photos of my family are one of my most prized posessions, and the photos that she took for us are no exception. One of the best things about her is that she works fast! She had a preview up for me the same day as our shoot, and had the disc in the mail by the following day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a break from the dozen eggs and 5 pounds of potatoes I just peeled to tell you Merry Christmas! I hope that you have a blessed one!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas at Nana and Papa D's

We celebrated Christmas at Nana and Papa D's Sunday afternoon. There are 11 of us, so there are always lots of presents and lots of fun!

Presley and Addison got the sweetest doll prams, but the girls only found one baby doll to stroll. I grabbed a stuffed Santa off of a table and put it in Presley's stroller. She did not want Santa in her stroller, so Addison grabbed it and told Presley she could have the baby. It was so sweet :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Weekend...

We had a great weekend! Saturday, we went to Addison's 4th birthday party at River City Gymnastics. It was lots of fun. Then, we went shopping with my mom. I had to get some new sheets because I have used my for sooo long that I wore a hole in them! Then, we went over to our friends, Blake, Tiffany, and Jace's house for a Christmas party (They have 9 Christmas trees!!!). Guess who showed up! SANTA! I can't believe he came all the way from the North Pole to see us! He brought Presley a basket of (play) food. She is still playing with it as I type this. Today, Nick took Presley to Peyton and Addison's party so that I could come home and get some things done. We have a busy week ahead! Hope that you enjoy your week ahead and stay warm! =)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Decor

Eat your heart out Griswolds!
Thanks Jeremy and Summer for the yard ornament!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Cards

I love Christmas cards, and since we had Presley I try to start thinking about what I want to do around October. This year, we had some family photos taken by a photographer in Benton, Tia Wind. She is an on location, natural light photographer. I have all the pics from our session and the rights to the photos , but there is one problem- I can’t pick a favorite! I usually do one photo on our card, but I wanted to use multiple images. I was checking out Shutterfly, and I found tons of cards that have more than one photo included.

Cute, huh?

I also love this ornament! It would be a perfect present for someone that loves photos- like me!

I love giving and receiving personalized gifts, and Shutterfly has some super-cute stuff. They have mugs, calendars, photobooks, and stationary. Sometimes it is so hard to pick out things that people will like, but how could you not like something with photos of your family? Like this one!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Tonight I put lots of Princess Bubbles in the bathtub, and I just could not resist making some goofy "hair" on Presley.
 The Amish Look



We hope that you feel inspired to experiment with your own bubble styles!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday! (and Happy Halloween!)

Presley turned 3 on Friday, and we had a carnival party for her in our backyard yesterday. We had games and a bounce house, hot dogs and popcorn, prizes, a candy buffet, and (of course) cake and ice cream! We had a great time! After the party, we had time to clean up, order a pizza, and then we got ready for Halloween. Presley wass the cutest cat you've ever seen!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Day Off

I took the day off yesterday since Presley's babysitter did too. Presley and I had a great day! We started off by eating Captain Crunch, we went to the park, then the library, we picked up some lunch and had a picnic, and we went shopping (at the DG). I captured some pics from the day...

Swinging at the park!
Fish and fries from the Fish Market
           First grape soda- she loved it!
                                       Goofy Girl!

Walking Shorty and pulling Presley at the same time!
 I love books that are illustrated by graphic designers. I was reading this and thinking about when Presley will find out that not all books have awesome pictures and some books have none at all! Do you remember when you made that realization?

What she bought at DG- girly stuff!

Nick reading Presley a book about the Patriots (His fave NFL team). He even threw in his own commentary and informed us about "The Fridge". Some guy that played for the Bears. It was very enlightening. Presley really did act interested. Must be in the genes.