Saturday, September 12, 2009

Meet the Teacher Day

So glad that the faces in these pictures really weren't how we were really feeling! I think that all 3 of us were ready to go find out about their teachers and see who all would be in their classes. We had an AMAZING summer but the time has come for us to head back to our very busy routine of school, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading and church. We are on the go 4 days of the week but I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

What is with my children

Aren't these just some of the most BEAUTIFUL faces you have ever seen?
What a TALENT they have. Do they give scholarships for this?

Where did they learn that they could do this?? I can't do this. Rusty can't do this.

Really girls, can we work on this??? If you keep this up your face just might freeze like this!

As Ellasyn was making these faces she was jamming in her high chair. She was just a grooving, rocking and bouncing in her seat. Rusty looks at me and asks "What is she doing?" I reply " She is dancing to the music she hears in her head." Betsey leans her head over so that it is touching Ellasyn's and she starts doing it too and she says"Yeah I hear it. It's a good song!"
Maybe we should be worried!!! :)

More pics from St. Louis

These girls at Show Me's look funny in their outfits, Daddy!!!!

Walking with Daddy, we love him soooo much!!!

Miss Priss marching to the beat of her own drum!

Love these girls!!!!

The Great Big Arch aka The St. Louis Arch

At the top!

This old fashioned see-saw type thing. The girls liked it, go figure.

The American girl's wagon :)

For years Betsey has called the Arch "the Great Big Arch" and has wanted to go see it. Usually we are driving past it early in the morning or late at night, not exactly the most prime conditions for visiting the Arch. Well this time on the way back to Alabama we weren't in a rush or on a schedule so we decided that we would go. I am so glad that we did! We all had a fabulous time riding the little capsule up to the top and wondering around in the museum underground. It is set in a beautiful park and the girls had a ball running around.

Well wouldn't you know, while we were there walking around the bottom, there was a covered wagon showing how the pioneers had traveled across the west and in the back of it there was this little rag doll. No big deal right, the kind that lots of little girls might have had in the 1800's not so to Betsey. As we are walking past it she yells " Mommy look which American Girl doll is that?" "Do you think that we have that one?" Bets, I hate to break it to ya but I don't think they had American Girl dolls back then! :) Needless to say this got quite a few laughs from our fellow museum goers.

After several attempts at getting a picture of the girls with the entire Arch in the background, we were hungry, so of all places to take my 2 year old and 4 year old their father chose to take them to Show-Me's the Missouri version of Hooters! Nice one W.R.

If you have never visited the Arch, you should! It is really neat to how it see how it was built especially when you think about all of the technology that they did NOT have. It is pretty COOL!


At the end of last month we went up to Missouri for a while to visit our house! HA! Rusty had a meeting and I went to go do my yearly Kappa duty, RUSH! As Rusty calls it "my week of drama" but I love it and wouldn't change it for the world! It was really strange though becuase I flew up by MYSELF!!!! It has been a LOOOONG time since I have done that and then Rusty drove up with the girls by HIMSELF!!!! I don't think that he has EVER done that! :)

While we were there we had such a good time the weather was perfect no humidity, such a nice break from Alabama! We made great use of the new park that had been built in our neighborhood. I think that we were there at least 2 times a day. It was nice to see AA and Steve-o and our friends. I was kind of sad to leave and kept asking Rusty if we had done the right thing in moving. I think that he thought I was having a moment!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


in Atlanta for THE game of the season is GREAT but what makes this even better

for us BAMA folks is that we will be there with these crazy HOKIES

and this HOKIE/USC family (he might just see the light)

this is going to make for an AMAZING time in Atlanta!!!!
I can't wait to hang out with some of my FAVORITE people in the whole world! I love these people soooo much! They are truly the BEST that it can be along with my other peeps the Conner's and the Bonelli's. I just could not have asked for better LIFE friends! That is what we are and what we will be forever and ever AMEN!!!! There is nothing like knowing someone from back in the day!!! You know everything about each other and love each other for all of those things and more! Shelley, Jen, Sara, and Kelly love you girls! I can't imagine my life without y'all. Y'all are true blessings in my life! Kelly and Sara we will sooo miss you it just won't be complete without ya!

Thanks to all of the grandparents who are keeping our little ones so that we can go have some fun! I know that this Momma so appreciates each and every one of you!
Those Hokies had better watch out! :)

Oh how I miss you.......

It has only been 3 weeks since we have seen you but it seems so much longer than that! Don't worry we will be back soon! I MISS THE BEACH!!!! While there is the part of me who is excited for our "routine" to begin again, I am missing the beach!