Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vacation 2012

We have a vacation planned! We are going to visit Cape San Blas, FL again this summer. We are staying in a different house this year because the one we stayed in last year is for sale.  I realized that I haven't ever uploaded this video I took when we went out on the bay. We saw lots of dolphins during our stay, but this was the best!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Presley's Special Delivery

Presley woke up Saturday with a cough.  It wasn't too bad, but it definitely didn't sound good.  I attributed it to the fact that her humidifier had been making an annoying noise, so I turned it off.  We bought a new one Saturday, and paid a little extra for one without a filter. Big mistake. It puts a white coat of dust on everything! Anyway, Presley ended up running fever Saturday night, and still had it Sunday morning.  I decided to take her to the doctor on Sunday because I figured that the chances her pediatrician was working on a holiday was about zero percent.  We ended up waiting for a very long time, but Presley was so good. We left our house around 12:15 and didn't get back until 5:00.  She prescribed Presley some antibiotics and cough syrup.  Presley was well enough to go to Judy's Wednesday, and Nana Raine, Big Daddy, and Will sent her a surprise! She was so proud! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Presley Cooks!

Presley cooked for me tonight, and she wanted to teach you how to make Pizza Roll Ups.  I found the idea on Pinterest (love it)!  I thought it was a pretty good learning activity. I talked about how we needed 4 string cheeses for the 8 crescent rolls. We talked about having to cut the cheese in half because we needed 8 pieces, and that half means you have the same amount of cheese on both sides.

I used Presley's new camera to make the video. She took her camera to Miss Judy's the other day, and I thought that you might enjoy a glimpse into her day...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy 2012!

I just thought that I would post about Christmas break and 2012 so far. I didn't want to blog over our break, and we have been so busy since school started back! Our break started earlier than most schools, but we were back in school by January 2nd.

We celebrated Christmas with the Hills on Christmas Eve. We went to stay with them the day before, and we had a brunch the next morning.  Presley's big gift was a Disney Princess Castle. She wanted to play with it so bad, but we had to wait until we came back home because it has 7, 982 pieces.

After we left the Hill's, we headed to my parents and all of us went to The Church at Rock Creek for their Christmas Eve service. It was really nice. I think my favorite part was the music! They had great musicians complete with an orchestra! We stayed with my family Christmas Eve. We made Santa White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn and put out reindeer food. I am pretty sure that they liked their treats because Presley got lots of stuff! 

We thought Presley wanted Crisco because she kept saying if she got Crisco, she could bake by herself. If you asked her what the commercial said, she would say, "Batteries not included." We found out she wanted Press Dough!

Presley got Will a Forever Lazy, she got my mom a pink furry steering wheel cover, and my dad an Oscar the Grouch hoodie! I am sure that they are their favorite gifts!

A few days after Christmas, Papa D and Skylar came to stay with us so that they could go hunting with Nick.  They had a pretty good hunt, and it was nice to have company!

Nick and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve, but because it is so hard to do anything without waiting FOREVER on NYE, we decided to celebrate on the 30th.  We went to Tunica and stayed at the Horseshoe. We ate at Jack Binion's Steakhouse. It was so good! One thing that I miss about working in LR is Starbucks, so I was so happy that there was one in the hotel! It is the little things like gingerbread lattes that make me happy!

My parents invited us over for dinner on NYE. My dad fixed some great ribeyes, we shot some fireworks, and we were back in Des Arc before midnight (and asleep).  The next day we got ready to restart the daily grind!

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