Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Actually Did It!!

I "crafted" on Saturday. It was a crazy busy weekend but I found the time to get two, count them, TWO projects done. Well, I need to add a bit of embellishment to my silk flower A, but other than that I am done!! And by the way, Brian helped me with these. He cut out the A and painted the U, S & A for me. What a swell guy. =)

Now off to find my next project.
(I think I may have already found it, but it is going to involve a saw, hammer and nails. Might have to ask Brian to help out with this one, again!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

That is what we have been here! We have been celebrating Summer, celebrating Father's Day, celebrating a new member of the family!! Great times.

Father's Day was a good day.
We all went swimming on Saturday (well, we ALL were going to go swimming but I forgot my suit and Aubrey had a bit of diaper rash, so we kept her dry, for most of the day.) Katelynn is really getting the hang of swimming. She is not intimidated by the water at all. We need to get her started on swimming lessons. That is on my To Do List.

On the "blue boat".

Jumping from the step.

Aubrey got in for a few minutes at the end of the day. Here is her signature "head jerk" that she does when she is not happy with whatever situation she is in.

On Father's Day we had a big breakfast with our Sunday School class and then lunch with Lolli and Pop. Once we got home Katelynn and I made cupcakes for VBS at the church this week. I got to use my Mother's Day gift so I was super pumped!!

I {heart} this!!

We made red, white & blue cupcakes since the VBS theme is associated with I Heart NY.
And we wanted to try out a new white cake mix recipe.

And if that wasn't enough for this week, Tuesday at 6:00 pm we got to meet the newest member of our family, Noah Matthew!!

Angela texted me at 5:45 Tuesday morning to tell me they had been at the hospital since 3:00 am and she was progressing and she could not get my brother, Paul, to answer his phone! (He is in Mississippi waiting to be deployed to Afghanistan.) Paul finally got word to call his wife, she was in labor, so he did. He hopped on a plane and flew to Oklahoma.

Picture of Paul walking in to the hospital room and seeing Angela for the first time since March, I think. (Note the time!)

Paul and my Sister-in-Law, isn't she gorgeous!!

Once Paul arrived at the hospital, we all said our hellos and Katelynn got a big ol' hug from Uncle Paul and then we headed out to the hallway. That was at 5:40. At 6:00 pm we heard a baby crying! And Noah was here!! 6 lbs 15 oz, 6:00 pm on June 21, 2011

Sorry it is blurry, but it was taken with my phone.

We had all prayed that Paul would make it home for the birth. Angela worried about it and blamed herself for weeks. I always told her everything would work out. And it did!!!!!! God is GREAT!!!

I am so happy my Big Brother is finally a Daddy!! He is going to be the best!!

Congrats Paul and Angela. We love you!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Fun

We are trying to do something fun for the girls this summer.
It always seems to go by so fast and we are left wondering where the time went and if we did anything fun that Katelynn and Aubrey might remember. (OK, more Katelynn than Aubrey. We aren't delusional. We know A's not going to remember any of this, but we are still doing this for her also.)

Last night we went to eat at McDonald's, something we have never done before. Katelynn was very excited that she finally got to go to a restaurant where she didn't have to be all that quiet and received a toy with her meal. To our amazement (and luck) she did not notice the play area. Of course, we sat her facing the opposite direction, but she could have turned around at any time.
She enjoyed her meal. She danced to the music playing overhead and was particularly happy with her choice of chicken nuggets.

After that we headed over to Shivers for a sno-cone. This is something that Katleynn asks for every once in a while and it is such an easy request, so why not.
We then headed home and sat outside and compared the colors of our tongues.
Katelynn had a purple tongue from her grape sno-cone, daddy sported a chilly cherry red tongue and poor mommy, she tried the Silver Fox, nuthin'!! Darn that clear cream and almond flavored sugar syrup, but it was pretty tastey. =) Aubrey got little bites of all three but really liked the Silver Fox!

No pictures were taken, the camera was thought about then quickly forgotten.

Summer is going to start getting a little busy.
With me lovin' my Boot Camp and thinking about keeping it going for a quite a bit longer and I have a Woman's Bible Study starting this evening and little Noah expected to make an appearance any day now, well all I can say is...........WHEW!!!

We will still make time for dips in the pool, sno-cones in the front yard, and pictures, lots and lots of pictures!! Hopefully we are making memories for our sweet little girls because I know they are making memories for me!

Pictures are from this past Sunday. Daddy had a "business meeting" on the golf course so Mommy and the girls skipped Church and headed to the Park.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Twilight Swim.....

That is what we as a family did on Monday evening. It was so much fun. We met some great friends at Pelican Bay in Edmond and played in the water from 6:00 pm until close to 8:00 pm.
Katelynn had such a good time. She was on the slide for the most part but then on the "purple dinosaur" which she later told us was her favorite part. She also went on the "curvey" river with Dad once or twice. It was a really nice place and not too busy.

I think Aubrey wanted to get into the water a little more than we let her. She was having a good time kicking and splashing in the pool.

This is definitely something we will be doing again very soon.

Katelynn playing in the water.

Looking pretty on the slide.

"Hi Mom!!"

Good friend, Miss E, gave her the courage to go down the slide towards the end of the night.

Little Aubrey soaking up some rays and sucking on her hat!

I am so happy that summer is here. I am ready to do things like this with my girls and my hubs.
I think Brian has more fun on these outings than K and A do.

(There was a BIG slide at the pool and there was some time spent watching daddy go down it a FEW times!!)

Bring on Summer!!