Thursday, March 27, 2008

I admit it - I have a problem .....

I can't control it sometimes. The bug catches me if I wander down the wrong aisle or browse in the wrong section of the's the "cute pajamas - 'buy me!' BUG"! It's my weakness. When I see comfy, cutesie pj's....I have to get them. There are times when I resist the urge, but I have to practice self control to just not look for them. Yesterday I found two that I thought were adorable....a nightgown, and a spring set with a top and pants. So spring/summer cute, nothing fancy (WalMart), but I bought both! I took some pictures of the girls last night when they were twirling around and playing in their new nightgowns. You see, they love receiving new pj's, which just makes it that much more fun!

Happy Easter!

When will my daughter's natural smile reappear in pictures? Oh,'s still fun to make the memories! Here are a few photos of the girls on Easter morning....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring is just around the corner....

The last two days have been beautiful here! Yesterday we planned to picnic at the park next to Bethany's preschool, anticipating 60 degree weather, but it was chilly. We enjoyed ourselves, though. The girls and I went again today, and it was warmer - 64 degrees! It's so fun watching Mallory walk around and climb on things, and laugh as she goes down the slides - with and without our help. She loves to swing. Brad and Bethany played hide-and-go-seek and tag, as usual. We LOVE going to the park!! (Especially since there are no fire ants, and it's nice not to have to shake sand from everywhere when we're finished. We don't miss that, just the friends we used to play with.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Does this sound familiar?

So, we're reading "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn for our bedtime story tonight, and it went a little something like this:

" 'Mrs. Raccoon smiled. 'Now,' she told Chester, 'whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home' -Bethany, stop pulling on your sister!-'just press your hand to your cheek and think, 'Mommy loves you.' -I told you to leave your sister alone! - 'Mommy loves you.' And that very kiss will jump to your face and fill you with toasty warm thoughts.' BETHANY, why did you just pinch your sister??!!! Story time is over!! Lay down and go to sleep!!!"

This book is such a lovely and loving story, but I guess I'm the kind of mom who just couldn't grin and bear it -even to get the story's message across. Surely, I'm not the only one of us 'moms' to have lost patience at a time like this---- right???

Thursday, March 6, 2008

MOUNTAINEERS VS. Pitt.....Victory!

Our family had so much fun Monday night because we got to go to the WVU vs. Pitt game at the Coliseum in Morgantown. Brad's dad got 6 tickets from his business partner for Christmas, so he wanted to take us...mainly because they wanted to see the girls' reaction to a basketball game and that atmosphere. The Bennetts are a basketball family, as is mine, so it was a good fit. In fact, my dad and sister, Heather, were also there. We didn't meet up with them, though. You'd understand if you saw how high up our seats were. ( Very steep and exhausting to do with the little ones if you had to do it too many times.) Anyway, Brad and I went to the WVU vs. Pitt football game this year, which ended up causing hearbreak throughout the state when we lost and doomed our almost definite opportunity to go to the national championship game. So, we were looking for a win! And, we got it. It was very fun. Bethany got excited about the slushies, but would pay attention closely to the game and any floor events that took place during halftime or timeouts. She always wanted to know where the "man with the gun" was....the mascot Mountaineer. Mallory clapped right along with all of the other fans. They truly enjoyed the experience.....almost as much as Brad enjoyed sharing it with them. These times with our little ones are so precious! I love to see them get excited about something that I also enjoy.