Saturday, May 31, 2008

Whassup with that?

Yeah, yeah. It's been a while since I've posted. I think about posting all the time. I just never get the time to sit down and do it. I have tons of pictures to upload to show you all, and tons of things that I think the world should hear me say (or read me say???) just never seem to get around to blogging.
So here are two photos from yesterday. The kids were up in their playroom when they came down saying, "Look, Momma! We've dressed up -- as GIRLS!"

Needless to say, B can't wait to get M out to find frogs, ride bikes, dig in the dirt...

SHEESH!! What big sisters will do when you think they're just having fun with you!! If you look close, there's even shiny lip gloss... 'Nuff said!

Monday, May 19, 2008

First trip to the dentist

Today I took the kids to the dentist for the first time. Now, before you start lecturing me, know that I take VERY good care of my kids' teeth, that Grandpa Duke (who's a dentist) has looked at the kids teeth, and Grandma Jimmy (she's a hygienist, and all around swell person) has given lots of input on the best way to care for the kiddos' teeth.

So, that said, we made our trek. Matthew was all game. He jumped right up in the chair, giggled at almost everything and actually ASKED for the light on in his mouth! He loved the "magic straw" that sucked the water and spit out of his mouth and he played with it even after he had his turn in the chair.

Cadey was a whole different story. Looked at the hygienist very skeptically and just wouldn't take anything she said to heart. Cadey wanted nothing to do with the "tickle toothbrush," the "magic straw," or the special tooth cleaner. The hygienist, being blessed with MUCH more patience than I was, suggested that Cadey sit on my lap. We tried that while the hygienist inspected, flossed, and cleaned -- with a regular toothbrush and paste!

I was a picture taking fool, but you'll notice that there aren't many of Cadey. That's because she was sitting on my lap during her exam and it made taking pictures of her very difficult!!

All in all, it was a good trip. The dentist says they both have beautiful teeth, so I am relieved at that. Cadey would have NEVER gone back had she had to have a shot and cavity filled!! The kids actually asked if they can go back to the dentist tomorrow! Hope they remember that attitude in 6 months!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Another great trip...

Last week, Bryan and I took the kids to Florida for a vacation. We spent 3 days in Orlando visiting Sea World, Downtown Disney, City Walk (Universal's version of Downtown Disney) and plenty of time in the pool at the resort. Then we went over to the beach and spent another 3 days on Anna Maria Island visiting with family and playing at the beach. Enjoy the photos!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cadey's big performance

I think I've finally figured out how to get a bit larger video downloaded! WHEW!!

Anywho... enjoy the movie. This is the dance that Cadey performed for her first ever recital. HOT, HOT, HOT!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Recital Dress Rehearsal

Okay, I've been struggling for weeks to figure out how to download the short video I took so that I can show it on my blog. However, I cannot get Google Video to recognize my sign in/password. That means that I haven't been able to upload the video of Cadey dancing at her dress rehearsal. But, I was able to upload a little video of Matthew dancing along with Cadey. So, enjoy this one and I'll figure out the other one soon!

Where did it go???

I just cannot believe how quickly this month has gone! Between welcoming Bryan home from a det, to getting prepped for Cadey's recital, it's been a busy month. Cadey's recital is this weekend and then we're heading down to FL for some family time. It's actually B's pre-deployment leave, but we aren't going to discuss that yet!!