Saturday, March 27, 2010

Storytime Live

We headed to Fayetteville on Tuesday to see Nick Jr.'s Storytime Live.  Our hotel had an indoor pool, so we spent our time swimming, eating out, and we even took Presley to Chuck E. Cheese for the first time.  Presley enjoyed swimming, she was not so fond of the eating out, she liked Chuck E. Cheese, and she loved Storytime Live. Presley was wearing the cutest outfit (from Nana Raine) to the show. We visited the merch booth before the show started and bought Presley a shirt and a Moose and Zee stuffed animal. As soon as Presley saw the shirt, she started taking off her shirt so we put the new one on.  She ended up wearing it the rest of the day because there was no way that she was going to let us take it off. The show was really cute, and I was amazed to see how quiet an auditorium full of toddlers and preshoolers could be.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


In our Marriage Enrichment class at church last Sunday we talked about how we need to share our expectations with our spouses.  For instance, if you are going on a vacation, you need to talk about what you want to do before you go so neither of you will be disappointed or mad.

Well, I wish Presley (and Nick) could understand my expectations for spring break.  Here they are. They are (pretty) simple...

I expect to sleep until AT LEAST 7:00.  I want to wake up, brew some coffee, have a cup while I do whatever I deem important at that moment.  After this, Presley is allowed to wake up.  I will then do whatever she and Nick want me to do. I would also appreciate it if Presley would take a nap after lunch. I will use this time that she is sleeping to pick up her toys and clean so that she can start over when she gets up.  I also need to have one day to be able to get ready for my Praxis III assessment.  I will spend this day making lesson plans, cleaning my classroom, and freaking out.

Presley woke up at 5:00 this morning, and she finally went back to sleep.  Nick wanted to get up to go fishing, so he whispered to ask if she was asleep.  This woke her up. Then Nick left. I don't blame him!

Here is Presley feeding the birds yesterday. She was crying about something yesterday, and I asked her if she wanted to feed the birds. She immediately wiped her eyes and said, "I not crying anymore!"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

5 Days Until...

I am so excited that we get a week off of work, and we only have to work for 5 days until we get off for 9 straight days!  We don't have any big trip planned, but we are spending a few days in Fayetteville to get away.  We are also taking Presley to see Nick Jr. Storytime Live!  I am really anticipating watching her little face during the show.  I hope that she loves it!

Here is a picture of Presley playing with her Bitty Baby.  They play so well together. All of my friends are going for the sibling thing, but I suggest that American Dolls are the way to go.  No sleepless nights, no sharing, no dirty diapers.  I know they don't love you back, but they do not throw up either. You can even dress your doll and your daughter alike (if you are in to that sort of thing like me).  I think that Presley and Bitty would look great in the new spring PJs. Don't you?

Can you tell that I am feeling a little guilty about not having plans for a second in the near future? At least Presley has a doll to dress alike with ;)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Nana Raine came over to see Presley Saturday, and she brought her some Easter eggs with Smarties in them. Also, a couple of weeks ago, my mom gave me the advent calendar that she never gave Presley at Christmas.  Well, Presley found the calendar.  After she ate Santa Claus, she stacked her Smarties to make a Christmas tree. That is what she called it anyway. It fell down a few times before she got all of them stacked. After she got them stacked, she put her cottage cheese around the Christmas tree and called it presents. She cracks me up.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Presley knows no excess.  In this photo, she is wearing every tutu she owns (all 5 of them), and she wanted more.  She also had about 6 tubes of lip gloss and her wand. Tonight I told her she was my princess. She ran up to me with her arms open wide, gave me a big hug, and said, "Thank you Mommy!" I love my little princess, and I get that too much is never enough.  Especially when it comes to tutus, lip gloss, hugs and kisses.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Things have been busy at the Hill house!  Last week we had revival at our church.  It was the first revival I have ever been to, and I really enjoyed it.  Saturday Nick and I went out with our Sunday school class.  We went out to eat and bowling in Cabot.  It was the first time that we left Presley with a babysitter at night because she usually stays with her grandparents, but grandparents seem to be busier than we are these days. We had a great time, Presley had a great time, and the babysitter learned some lifelong lessons (such as take the cardboard off of the pizza before cooking and toddlers love mudpuddles).  The weather was beautiful Sunday, and we took full advantage. We rode the 4-wheeler and went to the playground.  I can't wait to take Presley to the park this summer and let her play for hours! Being in a small house with a 2 year old is comparable to being in a prison cell with the Energizer bunny.  We do have an indoor gym on our property though. Ha!