Monday, June 30, 2008

More scrapbook pages!

I am so behind in my scrapbooking, but I have been doing a page every now and then, and this is one of the more recent ones that I've completed. These pictures are from last summer, but I think out of all of the thousands of pictures I have of Paris, these are still my favorites.

This picture of Savannah is from around Christmas and is one of my favorites of her's been hard to get good shots of her lately since she really doesn't like cooperating for the camera these days!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I saw this on a couple other blogs that I read, and thought I'd give it a try. The website is and so I did it with a picture of me and one of Bubba...good thing our kids didn't end up looking like this!!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Savannah!

My little baby girl is now three years old! Yesterday we had a birthday party at the park with a bunch of family and friends and we had a great time, despite the 95 degree weather! This is the first year that we have been able to have a real party for her since we have been gone for the last few summers. The last two birthdays we just had some techs over for cake and ice cream....she is going to look back at those pictures and wonder what we were thinking when we made the invite lists for those parties! Before the party we kept trying to explain that she would get presents but every time we asked her what she wanted for her birthday, she kept telling us that all she wanted was a princess cake. So I made her a princess cake! Here are some pics of the cake and the party and Bubba being a good sport helping Savannah open all of her presents with a bunch of curious kids climbing all over him!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Silly Little Girls!

This morning while I was running around trying to get everyone ready for 9:00 church, I kept hearing a lot of giggles coming from Savannah's room so I finally peeked in and this is what I found!

Although these two definitely have their moments of fighting and not being so nice to one another, they really do get along really well and have lots of fun together!

Happy Father's Day!

Just wanted to tell Bubba, my dad and all the other fathers out there...Happy Father's Day! Bubba is such a great daddy to our little girls and I am so grateful for all that he does for them and our family!

These first pictures are from this morning....I tried to get a picture of the girls and Bubba before church and Paris was being less than cooperative.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

No More Binkies!!!!!!!!

From a very early age, Savannah has always used a binky to fall asleep with. When she turned one, I limited her pacifier use to naps and bedtimes completely and she has never really had a problem with that, but she has been extremely attached to her binkies. Yes, that is plural because she has always had quite of few them in her bed. When she was a baby, I put five or six in her bed so that she could find one easily in the middle of the night so that I didn't have to go in so often to help her find it! Then we would lose some, so we'd get a couple more and then we'd find the ones that were lost and I think at one point she had almost a dozen of them! I always knew the day would come that she would have to give them up, but I was so hesitant to just take them away because they are really the only thing that she has ever been attached to. She has never had a blanket or toy or anything else that she has cared very much for, but when she goes to sleep she always has a binky in her mouth and at least one in each hand as well. She would play with them in her bed, talk to them, etc., so I really didn't want to just make her give up her "friends" just because I felt she was too old for them. Over the last several months I have slowly "lost" one at a time and so she has been down to only 4 binkies for about a month or so. She is normally very well-behaved but at times when she has been really naughty I have warned her that I would cut a hole in one of her binkies and so as of about three weeks ago, 3 of them had holes and so she only had one left that she could suck on. Yesterday she was being so naughty and would not get in the bathtub so I gave her a warning but she continued to throw a fit so we cut the last binky. She was hysterical for a few minutes but then seemed just fine with it. When I put her to bed last night she got a little sad when she looked at all 4 chopped off binkies, but didn't even cry and just went to bed. About 30 minutes later I could hear her saying, "Paris, I want one of your binkies" which was funny because Paris was sound asleep in a different room so she obviously couldn't hear her at all! I told Savannah that Paris needed all of her binkies still and that she needed to go to sleep and I never heard another peep. Tonight she went to bed without a word about the binkies.....we finally did it!!!!! I have been dreading (and looking forward to) this day for so long, and it has come and gone without hardly any trauma at all!