Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Presley got stung by a wasp yesterday on her arm. She cried for about 30 seconds before telling me that she wanted to go inside. I got her to take a break from cooking in her kitchen so that I could take a picture, but she was more concerned about the blister on her foot that she got from wearing her shoes on the wrong feet for 5 minutes! Her hero (Daddy) got rid of those mean wasps!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When It Rains...

Go outside and play in it!  Presley says you can even share her teeny-tiny umbrella (you just have to let her hold it and walk on your knees to fit under it).

This picture makes me want to sweep her hair out of her eyes. I do not remember specifically what she was doing when I took this picture, but I can tell she was very focused by that tongue sticking out of her mouth!

Time Flies...

We have been on-the-go lately! I haven't been taking many pictures, and I regret it. When I don't blog for more than a week I have the hardest time remembering everything that has happened, but I will try!

I taught 5th and 6th grade at Vacation Bible School at our church June 7th to 11th.  We had a great time at Saddle Ridge Ranch! Presley even came and helped me one day!

The next week Presley and I spent time hanging out. We took some friends, Jett and Cameron, with us to the zoo one day and had a great time. Their family moved back to Texas last week, so we had to spend some time with them before they left. Cameron didn't want to go home, so he came over and ate dinner. When his mom came to get him, he said "No mom!" as soon as she came in. He and Presley really like playing together.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we rented a party barge and had the best time.  This influenced us to look into buying a deck boat. My dad found one on Craig's List! It is awesome. We love it. My dad had the seats recovered, and the bimini top is getting fixed after a snafu with the basketball goal (I really wish I could have seen that). Needless to say, we have bought stock in sunscreen and spend as much time as possible at the lake. We swim, ski, tube, drink, eat, and be merry. Presley is the best lake baby. She has not cried once on all of our trips and she has even managed a nap in her life jacket! I will take pics soon- like this weekend on our 4th trip! I can't wait!

Nick and I spent a few days in Hot Springs for work last week, and Presley enjoyed being spoiled by her Nanas. We took Presley to see Toy Story 3 in 3D last Thursday. She didn't understand why we didn't bring the movie home.  We stopped by Splash Zone in Jacksonville Friday.  Presley loved it. For the first hour, we chased her while she ran around squealing in delight! She must have gone down the slide 50 times. She has also been going to gymnastics once a week. She loves the trampoline and the foam pit, but her favorite part is the sticker she gets at the end of class! Ha!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Push Up

We love ice cream in the summer! This is Presley eating her first Push Up. We must have used 8 paper towels before it was gone.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Steamboat Days

I have a lot of catching up to do on my blog! (We have had some technical difficulties with our internet lately.) On June 3rd-6th, Des Arc celebrated its 25th annual Steamboat Days. We went to the Miss Steamboat Days Pageant on Thursday. We had lots of friends competing, and they looked so cute in there pageant dresses! One Friday and Saturday, we rode as many rides as possible.  These rides must have been from the 70s or 80s, but Presley did not know the difference.  She and her friend Kyra had a great time riding around in circles!

Presley with her finger in her mouth at the fair. Yuck!
They really named that elephant "Bimbo"!

Friday, June 4, 2010

American Girl

One thing that we love about summer is fresh corn-on-the-cob! Presley just got out of her little swimming pool to eat some corn.  She LOVES it!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Is Here!

Nick and I gave our last final on Friday, we checked out, and we headed to Lake DeGray! We spent all weekend with my family, and we had a fabulous time with beautiful weather.  We were so busy having fun that I didn't take a single picture!

Friday we got to the campsite at Arlie Moore and my mom and dad had to run to Hot Springs to pick up a boat part.  They took Presley, and Nick and I went fishing. Saturday we tried to fish, but did not have much luck.  My mom, Presley, and I went shopping in Arkadelphia.  When we got back, Nick's parents were there.  Nick and his dad went fishing while everyone else went swimming. (The surface water temperature was 85 degrees!) On Sunday, Nick and I took Presley fishing.  She had a good time, and she loves the boat! She leans all the way over (while we are moving) and tries to put her hand in the spray.  She then rubs it all over your leg and laughs.  My parents rented a party barge for Sunday afternoon. My Uncle Eric came and joined us, and we had the best time on the boat! Presley loved the barge and swimming with everyone.  She really liked swimming between the pontoons.  One time she was floating on her back and she looked at me and said, "I like this place." It was so sweet. Will went and picked up Britney (Presley loves her), and we grilled hot dogs, brats, and burgers for dinner.  On Monday, Nick and I ran to Hot Springs to get some parts for the boat trailer. The men fixed the trailer, we packed up and headed home.  When we got to Bryant, I realized that I left my cell phone in Hot Springs, so Nick and I drove back to Hot Springs (ugh). 

Here are some pictures of our sweet girl!