Growing up too fast....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Some random pics

Snow day sledding with Erica, Preston and Erin down Kroger's hill

Savannah in the middle
Trista and mom taking a nap after church. I've never been able to get her to lay down like this and just fall asleep but Juju seemed to have magical powers.
Before I could even say "hi" the voice on the other end of the phone blurted out, "I've got the blog up and am looking at the girls now." I responded with, "I haven't put any new pictures up since you last looked." in which mom replied, "Oh I just like to go on there everyday to see them"
Mom- thank you for being so lovingly obsessed with the girls.
The girls are not very good nappers. I say that cautiously because since I've put them down for their afternoon nap today I have been able to do a load of laundry, make a lentil roast, pick up the toys, let the dog out, vacuum, listened to a podcast on NPR and am now sitting her typing in a quiet house. They are usually in their beds for two hours regardless if they sleep or not. The first hour they just jabber and holler out in their rooms as if they are talking mores code between the walls and the last hour they actually nap. A few months ago(22months) we separated them and we think it has worked out much better. Their rails are off but their beds are butted up against the wall and have homemade stoppers(rubber shoes) on one end of each leg to prevent them from getting out. I've realized I have to pick my battles and I've decided that this is one I don't want to fight. Interestingly enough they have figured out that with a little leg power they can push against the wall and scoot the crib across the floor making a gap big enough for them to get out(hardwood in the bedrooms is a PAIN)but yet they wont come out of their room and they clearly know how to turn the knob. Good kids? Maybe not so bright kids, hmmm? I like to think of the first option:)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Birthday Bash in Dyersburg

Grandmom Thurmon turns 95
Levi Bearman
Amy Gilley Bearman and Ethan Bearman
Levi and the ladies!
January 9th was Grandmom Thurmon's 95th and Levi's 3rd Birthday.
Every year Amy, Ethan and Levi have made a special trip to celebrate with Grandmom Thurmon in Dyersburg.
For lunch we indulged in homemade mushroom oatmeal burgers and Amy made homemade sweet potato fries that were so YUMMY. A strawberry cake for grandmom and a carrot cake for Levi finished the day perfectly. We were so glad to be able to celebrate with everyone. Love you Grandmom. Love you Levi.

Little Leggins

Thank You Aunt Erin for making the girls their leggings! Love them! Potty breaks are much more swift;)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cowgirl Up!

"These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you"
When Lara got off the plane at Christmas time I had been forewarned that she had a few extra carry-ons. She didn't get off the plane with a suite case and carry on but a suitcase, three boxes and two carry-on's. Southwest attendants did a little scolding but it wasn't going to stop her from bring her goodies to the girls. Almost all but a 1/4 of the stuff consisted of clothes ranging from 2T up to 4T for the girls. In all that stuff were two pairs of cowgirl boots. Dad Carlson would be proud- one pair reminds me of the boots he use to wear just in kid form. Thanks Auntie Larce for all their goodies.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dyersburg Christmas and Atlanta Trip 2010

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Our very own Geisha

TRISTA- a little 2 year old who's curiosity got the best of her.OR
Geisha (芸者?), Geiko (芸子) or Geigi (芸妓) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

You know when its too quiet for too long there is trouble. I was standing at the Armoire at the bottom of the stairs organizing the girls clothes and shoes and once again putting clothes in Rubbermaid's for upcoming consignments when all of the sudden our very own GEISHA appeared. Trista had located my MK foundation in my make- up drawer. Let me explain......a week ago they could not turn round door knobs or twist off caps UNTIL NOW! Crazy how fast they change. I was actually very impressed with how evenly she put it on. She even managed to cover the crevices in her eyes and only had a little bit dripping from her chin by the time she got to me. She was very calm as she approached me but you could tell the thickness around her eyes was probably starting to bother her. Have you ever tried to get off that much foundation. It was a full tube since I don't wear that shade. I think we could have made a commercial advertising the effectiveness of Mary Kay's wonderful make-up remover. That stuff is I will need to get a new bottle since it was all used up removing Trista's geisha face!