Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Betsey Bee

Here are some pics of my sweet Betsey B! She has become such a little fish this summer! She LOVES LOVES LOVES the pool. She amazes me with her handstands and backflips and everything else she is doing in the pool


My children are obsessed with lipstick!!!!! They LOVE IT! This is how I found Ellasyn the other day...Betsey had put purple marker on her lips and it was her lipstick! She kept telling me over and over "Betsey put my wipstick (lipstick) on, no wash it off!" Girlie Girls is all I have to say.

Ellasyn is such a little stinkpot!!!! She just will not smile or look at me when I am trying to take her picture. She will for Shelley but she just really won't do it for me. She so knows what she is doing too because she will look at me and give me this little smile like I know that you want this but I am not going to give it to you! Well she did let me take a couple of pics today. These were some of Ellasyn's version of posing.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Betsey's 1st Dance Recital

Betsey had her first dance recital at the Alabama theater at the end of May. We are SOOO proud of her! She did wonderful. She has so enjoyed dance this year once she changed to Miss Jayme's class. We are also excited because next year she is going to have Miss Jayme again for ballet and we are also going to try Tap and Jazz. Ellasyn is going to have Miss Jayme also for a preschool dance class! This year's theme was Broadway and each of the routines were set to songs from Broadway and all of the classes did such an amazing job! In the morning we had the dress rehersal so Rusty, Betsey and I all went down to the Alabama theater for the rehersal. Then we were able to leave once our routine was over so we didn't have to stay too long but I had a lot to do between then and the recital. I needed to get Betsey some flowers and I was in charge of getting Miss Jayme her gift from our class. Well I went to get the flowers and they were not going to be able to have them ready for me until too my old sorority craftiness came in handy! It also made me very stressed. So we got ready to go and my mom was going to ride with us so that we only had to find one parking space. Luckily we left in time to give us plenty of time to get there whcih is soooo unlike us! Well good thing that we did because as we drive up Mother says "Look Betsey at all of the girls in their costumes" All of the sudden I screamed "I DON"T have her costume!!!!" I started FREAKING out!!!! Luckily Daddy to the rescue! He and Ellasyn went back to the house to get it. I was very very nervous that they were not going to make it back in time. I kept trying to play it off to Betsey that it was no big deal but she was even catching on. Luckily Daddy made it with about 5 minutes to spare. I met him on the side of the road and grabbed Ellasyn who was sleeping and the costume. I met Miss Jayme at the top of the stairs and she took it down and got Betsey dressed and Rusty made it to our seats before it evenstarted! Just another reason why he is our HERO! He alsways takes care of his girls!

The Lake

On the way back to Alabama we got to spend Memorial Day weekend at Mr. and Mrs. McCullers lake house! We also got to be there for my sweet Addie TayTay's 2nd birthday party! We had such a BLAST!!!! I think that I have got a lake girl in Betsey! She absolutely loved it! She loved swimming in the lake, jumping off the dock, riding the jet ski (she must take after her momma on that one!) and she loved going fishing with her daddy! Ellasyn could pretty much of cared less. She did think that she was hot stuff when she caught a fish! She even kind of liked the jet ski.

Miss Addie had her birthday party and it was a fabulous end to our Virginia adventure! We had such a GREAT time! Thanks so much to BOTH of the McCullers families for letting us crash at y'all's place!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I LOVE this country and I feel soooo blessd to live in America! Happy Birthday America! Thank you to all of the military and their families who serve this GREAT nation and keep us SAFE!!! I could never thank you enough. Hope everyone had a BLAST today! I can't wait for the fireworks. There is nothing like watching the fireworks down on the beach! :) Enjoy today and remember to be thankful for ALL of the many wonderful things that make up our country!