March 26, 2009

Party Time & BoxTops Update!

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do! But first a quick shout out to all our BoxTop helpers this month!! Thank you so much for collecting and sending them to Hailey. Every little one helps us get closer to her school's goal!
March Total for team Hailey : 218!!!
Thankyou to Ms. Amy, Ms. Jennifer, Auntie Joyce, Ms. Sarah, Grandma, & Amanda ("More than Words") for sending theirs to us.
If you'd like to help for next month just collect BoxTops for Education and send them our way!
Thanks again!
Now...on to our week. Jack and Hailey's buddy, Riley had his second birthday last Friday night at our awesome indoor playground/Burger King!! It was bulldozer themed and all the kids had a blast! Riley wanted everyone to wear a 'hard hat' and truly enjoyed every moment of his party!
See... I told you he enjoyed it!!
Then on Sunday I helped host a baby shower for my friend Andrea. She is going to have a baby girl next month and we are all so excited for her. You can check out her blog to see her 3D ultrasound she had done a month or so ago.
Allyson was a great little helper.
I think our hostesses did a GREAT job on the spread! It was beautiful and delicious.
Heather made this adorable bread bunny with veggies and dip!! She so out did all of us, she is so creative =) It was perfect for a baby shower so close to Easter.

Tuesday afternoon me and the kids got busy doing a little indoor gardening! Jack got to plant some cactus seeds. He loves cacti due to the great scene in Cars when Lighting McQueen crashes into a bunch of them and then Mater has to tow him out!!
He's excited that his cactus is going to be tiny like his cars!

Hailey planted three types of herbs: Parsley, Oregano, and Basil. The sets came with their own little plastic green house. So we have them sitting next to our kitchen window and they are both checking on them daily.

Another thing we've been checking on daily since Tuesday are these little guys! Hailey's pre-K class got 20 chicken eggs in an incubator and have been waiting anxiously for them to start hatching. This morning when her Grandma and I dropped her off three of them had hatched!!
Their little peeps were so cute!! By the end of the day 10 had hatched!! They get to keep them in class for another week. Once they are all dry and ready to go the babies are going to go live at the Lineberger farm where my mom nannies everyday!! We will be able to go visit them and see them grow to big chickens. p.s. the Linebergers only use their chickens for eggs, not nuggets!!
I'll keep taking pictures each morning to show their progress! Too cute!!

March 21, 2009

Cake and Cows

Our little Pedro is now 3 years old! As an excuse to have some birthday cake, we picked one up for 'him' last weekend. He was eagerly awaiting his very own piece!! I'm sure he made a great wish!
And like any good birthday boy, he cleaned his well we could probably use it again, but I promise we didn't!!

On Thursday Hailey got to go on a Field Trip to one of our local highschool's farms. She was so excited about seeing what they do and of course getting to ride a big bus! Here she is with Kambria. Darren and I got to go with her.
The highschool was actually me and Darren's!! I had to get a picture of this...they had the old signs laying out by the they have a new digital one. BTW...we say 'HOUSE-ton' not 'Hue-ston'. It's a Georgia thing!

This particular farm specialized in cows. They were huge!
But they also had lots of babies. This first set we looked at were born this month!!
The highschoolers showed us around and told us all about what they do to take care of them.
Hailey loved touching them. This calf was born premature, but is doing great. It even started eating her shirt...
But we learned that cows only have bottom teeth...we're good!

This little girl was a kind of spooked about everything. Darren hung out with her while we visited the big cow.
Then they got to go see this young cow. She was ready to be groomed and they got to help.
Here they are brushing....they also got a great lesson in bodily functions while at this activity ;-)
They they learned all about the food the cows eat and all the tools the 'farmers' use to take care of them and the farm.
Here they are getting weighed just like a cow!
Right at the end they got to feed some calfs (born in Dec.). This one loved Hailey!!! It kept licking her long after the feed was gone.

It was a beautiful day and so much fun to get out and enjoy ourselves! Hope you all are soaking up the great weather!

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March 19, 2009

Hayden's CloseUp

I'd like to introduce Hayden:
He's still in his mommy's tummy but I already love him bunches!!

My cousin Heather is due in early June and she just had this 4D ultrasound done yesterday. The pictures turned out great of baby boy! Heather was my maid of honor in my wedding. Neither one of us have sisters, but our mothers are, so she's pretty special to me. I know this little guy is going to bring so much joy, love, and sleepless nights to her life!
I asked her if I could share these with all of you. I think they are so cool, I never had one done with my two. It amazes me how much detail they can see.
This is Heather when she came to see us in Valdosta. Jack was 2 weeks old, Hailey was 21months.
Oh and I can't forget this guy!! He's kind of important!! Daddy Jason =)

I pray she continues to have a healthy pregnancy and that God will bless her and Jason with a healthy baby boy in June.

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March 13, 2009

This is for the birds....

As I mentioned earlier today...Hailey had PACT at school this afternoon. I took Jack and headed over there for a little fun activity.
We started off with Hailey reading to the class. This is her new 'obsession' during school. She is constantly asking Ms. McAllister if she can read a book to the kids. And most of the time the kids are so not paying attention, but Hailey doesn't care...she just keeps on going! It also gives Hailey something constuctive to do at the end of the day when she starts getting very 'wired'.
See the pictures, mom?!?

Then we got started on our project!
Pine cone bird feeders: one pine cone, a little peanut butter, and some bird seed.

She did GREAT spreading the peanut butter! She didn't even care that it was messy and getting on her. Such an improvement. Maybe it's because she likes peanut butter, I don't know.

Then she did a little rolling in the seeds.
This is her friend Kambria, her's turned out really good. I didn't get a finished product picture of Hailey's. She was off and running as soon as she was done!
I did however catch her doing THIS!
Silly Girl!

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