Monday, July 19, 2010

Carly is 3!

It is hard to believe that Carly is 3. We celebrated her birthday on Saturday. She had an ice cream party. It was a super cute party. She had so much fun.

The birthday girl with her beautiful cake!

She is such a big girl!

Blowing out the candles...with a little help from Gran!

Carly opening her present from us...a gumball machine!

Carly and her friend Marli reading some books on the bean bag she got from Aunt Sissy, Uncle Carlton, and John Turner.

Since today is her actual birthday, Chris took off and we took her to Chuck E Cheese to eat pizza and play.

Riding the train

Carly with her pizza and special princess cup

Taking a ride with Chuck!

I can't tell you how many times she went down the slide!
Racing on the white horse

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Orange Beach 2010

If it is summertime, then I want to be at the beach. Chris, however isn't too much of a beach person. I finally talked him into taking us down to Orange Beach for a few days. It rained a lot and the beaches were full of tar balls, but we still had a great time. We took the kids to the zoo and Waterville. We got to eat some great food as well. Going out to eat is one of my favorite things about the beach.

Brooks slept most of the ride down. Carly didn't close her eyes. She was too excited!

Carly pointing to some oil that got on her foot while playing in the ocean.

Carly and Brooks both had a blast at Waterville. Chris and I had fun, too! :)

The zoo was a lot of fun. Carly enjoyed feeding the animals. Brooks got to help his daddy feed some of the animals as well. It was really hot so Carly insisted she needed a Sunkist to cool off!

We ate some great food and had lots of fun at The Crab Trap.

On the way home we stopped at Scoops for some ice cream. Carly said she wanted chocolate, but changed her mind after she got it.

Then she saw some Sponge Bob ice cream and decided she wanted that.

However, we settled for a push up, and it was just what she wanted!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summertime Fun

We have been enjoying the summer so far. My mom, sister, and I took the kids to the Jackson Zoo a couple of weeks ago. Carly and John Turner had a blast! It was really hot, but they ere very well-behaved and didn't complain. Brooks was good, too. He just sat in his stroller and took it all in. Both of my kids LOVE being outside. We recently found out that Brooks loves riding in the wagon. I usually take him and Carly for a ride each morning before naptime. Speaking of Brooks, he has a tooth! It finally broke through yesterday. He is crawling EVERYWHERE and pulling up on EVERYTHING! It is so funny because he is obsessed with the same things Carly was when she was his age (door stoppers and toilets). Carly is doing great, too. She is pretty much potty trained. We still wear pull-ups at night though. She is so strong-willed and independent. Yes, she gets it honest! She amazes me with the things she knows. She is learning to spell and write some of her ABC's. She gets frustrated very easily. I guess she gets that honest as well!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Brooks' baby dedication

Last Sunday we had Brooks dedicated at church. Bro. Jerry, our pastor, did such an amazing job. He wrote Brooks a precious letter. It was such a sweet ceremony. I was blessed to have my parents, my sister and her family, my grandparents, in-laws, brother in law and his family, and my best friend Mindy and her family there to celebrate this special day. Brooks was an angel during the ceremony. He talked and bounced around the entire time.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Musicians in the Making

My sister gave Carly a cat keyboard for Christmas. She LOVES playing it. Lately she has been all about the microphone. She usually doens't want Brooks touching her keyboard, but as you can see from the pictures she was actually teaching him how to play. She has her sweet moments. She even held the microphone so that he could "sing".

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter 2010

Last week I took the kids to the mall to see the Easter Bunny. As soon as he sat down in the chair, Carly ran up to him and wrapped her arms around him. She has talked non-stop about him ever since. Today I let her dye some Easter eggs. She has been begging to do this all week. She was amazed at how the eggs turned colors. She really liked the fact that it turned her fingers colors. She didn't understand the meaning of "gentle", so all but one egg ended up cracking. She had a good time decorating them with stickers and glitter, and I enjoyed watching her make a mess!