Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Almost Wordless Wenesday - True outdoor girl!

LeAnne is definitely most happy when she is outside playing! These pictures are from our walk yesterday. She had more fun playing with that big stick. She was also thrilled to be just across the street when 6 wild turkeys came strolling by our house. One of the big Tom's even puffed up and gobbled for her. She squealed with delight then gobbled back. lol

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Our li lMonkey

Isn't she adorable in her new lil Monkey PJ's?

She sure LOVES to color. Yesterday she somehow got a hold of a pen & just as daddy was going to put her down for a nap he noticed his chair had been colored on. Ahh! Thank God for Simple Green, his chair is as good as new, until next time that is. lol

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's a clean break & Daddy's Pit Crew

John got a phone call from Amanda late Friday night. She said I just left the hospital... HUH? She was roller skating, someone pushed her, down she went and broke a bone in her left arm. She was in really good spirits all things considering. She was actually on her way back to her friends house. I texted with her today. She said it doesn't hurt much just itches. She will have to go to the Dr to have a cast put on once the swelling goes down. She is REALLY looking forward to spending Christmas with us this year and told me today she wants to help us decorate. Yahoooo! Nothing would make me happier than to have our girls both home for Christmas. We'll make it work somehow.

One of LeAnne's absolutely favorite places to be is in the shop with daddy. She was one happy girl when she got to help daddy work on his new lawn tractor. She knows just where to put the wrench and how it works. Here are some pictures I took last week.

What a great team!

You go GIRL!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Grandma Marcia got her 2 new balloons today & LeAnne loves them!

Playing in mama's shoes is FUN!

Life is ROUGH sometimes, even with balloons

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Less Words Wednesday - Her hat & reading with daddy!

LeAnne was reading the paper with daddy!

There's that smile on that man I absolutely adore! He's such an awesome daddy! He is so patient with her! He's definitely a blessing from God to his girls & there mama!!

Like LeAnne's new Hat? When I saw this last night I had to turn around, laugh, call John in the kitchen to see. Thankfully it was empty! She kept saying "ha" Which in LeAnne vocab means "hat".

Where did LeAnne go? lol

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Monday, September 7, 2009


LeAnne has changed a lot this summer. Her personality is blossoming. The first week of summer she said good bye to her bottle and this summer has said hello to playing in her sand box, starting to say her ABC's & count to 5, sitting on the potty seat, adding new words to her vocabulary, eating fresh veggies from mama's 1st garden, swimming in the kiddie pool at Eagle Crest, going to bed 100% better, sleeping more soundly, building with Mega Bloks, dancing, jumping, running, interacting with others better, sharing her toys with Jakobi, loving balloons, eating yogurt, and oh so much more that I'm sure mama is forgetting. I have loved being home with her and can't wait until next summer!

She often goes into her room, builds something like this, then brings it out to show us!

Check out our beautiful Crepe Myrtle in full bloom. We've enjoyed watching many birds in our yard this summer too.

This is one beautiful bush, now we just have to get it through our cold winter!

Look how our grape plant has grown. This is the biggest of the 3. We'll have grapes in a few years! :-)

It's now time to say good-bye to summer and hello fall. Fall is bringing us cooler weather, county fairs, and kids/teachers going back to school. I'm very excited to see my student! I've missed him a lot this summer and I'm also excited to see him grow/excel this year. I am a little nervous because this year will bring changes for us too. He will be a big 2nd grader and I plan to step back so he can step up. He won't be a little kid forever & there is no time like the present to start helping him be more independent.

Summer I will miss you! I loved having more time to spend with LeAnne & John. I enjoy being a wife & mama so I was very happy having more time to do both! I loved having more time to scrap book. I loved having more time with my new addiction, entering giveaways on blogs. Hey it's free and so far I've won a toddler cookbook, some lunch box notes and now an adorable dress for LeAnne. I have loved being able to clean the house through out the week instead of just on the weekends! I have loved being able to get dinner ready through out the day so when it comes time for the evening I have more time to relax with my family. I loved that I have been working out on a consistent basis for a month now. I have loved the warm weather and enjoying our house. Good bye summer, change is among us.

Hello fall! I am enjoying the feel & smell of the crisp fall mornings. I will be happy to be back with my co-workers because I'll admit I had days where my brain felt like mush, I went a little stir crazy and was screaming on the inside for adult interaction. We must get ourselves involved in a church and make some friends. I can't wait to see family & friends for LeAnne's birthday! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my nephew in January 2010. I know I am going to win a BIG giveaway this year! I am looking forward to being stretched in all roles of my life this year!

Change is among us. Change is happening all around us everyday. We can't stop change from happening so I'm going to work on embracing change.

Good bye Summer! Hello fall!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I You

When we tell LeAnne We love her, she is saying I You. It's so sweet! She even said I You to us first a few times a night. She knows it means I love you and will say "ove" we ask her to say love but then we say I love you and she says "I You"! Our soon to be 23 month old is adding to her vocabulary all the time. We love how she gets so proud of herself & celebrates her successes! Grandma Marcia couldn't pass up these pink frog PJ's when LeAnne saw them at the store and kept telling G-ma what the frog says. :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Less Words Wednesday - Summer friend & fun

Eating lunch & not letting go of her yellow balloon!

Smiling big while playing in the water!

Wee !!

Playing Lego's with Jakobi - such concentration

They played so well together - it was so sweet!

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