Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today We...

ate gingerbread men pancakes in the living room while we watched Sesame Street.

ran in the snow,
did some laundry,

danced with Fergie,

and put Bitty Baby to bed! Goodnight =)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

State of Emergency

Govenor Beebe has declared a State of Emergency in Arkansas, and State Police are urging people to stay indoors. No problem here, but it would have been nice to have some Fritos with our chili last night. We have been hanging out in our PJs, watching Dora, putting together puzzles, and reading books.

Last night, as we were putting together puzzles, Nick asked Presley who this was.
She replied that it was Sammy. Sammy is my cousin, and he has long hair and shaves only when he has to. It must have been the funniest thing that Presley has ever said! I laughed for 5 minutes!

Here are some pics of the reason we aren't going anywhere.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Perspectives

We all traveled to SE Arkansas earlier this week to meet up with all the Popes and remember my grandfather.  It was so strange to go down there knowing what we were there for, but also being so glad to be together. My grandmother’s cousin led the service, and it was so nice to have someone that knew my grandfather to share memories with.  He even remembered that my grandfather seldom came to eat before his food was cold, and he reminded us at how my grandma Betsy would say, “Your eggs are stone cold!” and Pop would reply, “Good, that’s how I like them.” I thought that my grandfather was a pretty funny guy, but sometimes my grandmother didn’t.  I also remember that after my grandmother was gone, we all wanted to eat before Pop came to the table because when he got there, he would just cry and cry about missing my grandmother. 

It is always interesting that God can bring us back to remembering the important things in life through losing people that we love.

Presley enjoyed all the attention that she received, and all the toys, books, candy, and sweets.  She also enjoyed Snickers. Snickers is my cousin’s puppy. Presley really liked to hold her and would get a very tight grip on Snickers anytime you tried to take her away! That is my mom trying to pry Presley’s fingers off!



Friday, January 22, 2010

Pop Pope

My grandfather passed away this morning.  We love you and we will miss you Pop!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Natural Science Center

When we were in NC, we stopped by the Natural Science Center.  They had lots of things to see, and we had a blast walking around.  It was so fun to watch Presley interact with everything. She was scared of the dinosaurs, chased the peacocks, and told everyone to get away from her bunny rabbit.

My dad in a hard hat. Well, at least it resembled one.


Presley trying to be like her Big Daddy.


Nana Raine and Presley.

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Presley does this. I guess it skips a generation because I don’t do that. At least I don’t think I do.

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This goat made Presley’s day! Look how happy she is that he came to the fence!


You have no idea how bad I wanted to tell Presley not to touch the goat. I was sure it was going to take off a finger, but it didn’t and she was so excited about that stinky goat!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bitty Baby

Presley got American Girl’s Bitty Baby for Christmas. She is so cute, and she got matching pajamas! They happen to be the cutest pjs ever!





Saturday, January 9, 2010

Reindeer Food

Here are some pictures of Presley putting out reindeer food for Santa’s crew!  We also made some cookies and left some egg nog for Santa.

Nana Raine made this hat and scarf. It is so soft and snuggly! Thanks Nana!




Friday, January 8, 2010

Tea Party and Pottery

Presley and I did some girly things on Christmas break while daddy went hunting. We got home on Monday, and Nick left Tuesday to go hunting. He didn’t get back until Saturday! Presley and I had plenty of girl time, and Nana Raine even came for a visit!

We had a tea party one night.



We also went and painted pottery. I can’t wait to go pick it up!





Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rescue Pack Coming to the Rescue!

I didn’t really get caught up on my Christmas blogging on our snow day, but I might get another chance tomorrow! 

Presley got a Diego Rescue Pack for Christmas.  It came with Baby Jaguar, a Tapir, a stethoscope, a cast for Jaguar’s foot, a food bowl, and some other stuff.  While Presley was sleeping one day, I was picking up her toys (so she could promptly drag them back out), and I found that she had removed everything from Rescue Pack and replaced them with some necessities. A flashlight and lipstick. Smart girl.


I also discovered that she had relocated Baby Jaguar, Tapir, and the food bowl. Our 4-legged friends have to eat on the mat in the kitchen. Presley must understand and respect this rule.  Later that day, she walked over to the food bowl and said, “They ate it all!” She then got some dog food from the dog bowl and put it in the orange bowl. I usually get on to her for playing with the dog food, but how could I this time? It was just too funny!



Monday, January 4, 2010

Our Christmas Break

I love using the blog to journal for our family. My blog posts may be a little long, but we have been busy =) So, these are mainly for us just to remember what we did.

Well, we got out of school Friday at one o’clock, packed up and headed to Bryant for the party with Santa. Saturday, we headed to Sheridan for the double birthday party, and Saturday night everyone came over for dinner and games (4 men on a couch). Sunday, we went to Nick’s parents’ church for their Christmas service and we opened gifts after lunch.

Saturday night the kids and Max watched TV in Nana and Papa D’s room.

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Waiting to open gifts!


Presley loved playing her Nana’s piano!


Presley and Aunt Summer


Addison and Max


Skylar and her wall art!


Melissa and her funky apron!


Summer, Jeremy, and Peyton


Addison and Presley in Addison’s new ride!