Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clean as a whistle

Catherine Ellis had her first dentist visit a couple of weeks ago and did a great job!  She was so excited about going because they have been studying dental hygiene at school and she loves to brush her teeth (we are taking FULL advantage of this!).  The office was full of toys and fun things to do while we waited.  When they called us back she started to get a bit nervous, but got over it quickly!  It was quick and painless - less than 20-25 minutes for them to clean her teeth, x-ray her and do a quick consultation - my kind of visit!

Her visit culminated with painting her hand print on one of the ceiling tiles in the office - such a cute idea and picking out a toy from the vending machine - how fun.  I don't remember dentist visits ever being this fun for me, but I'm glad they do this now because it makes it so much easier and carefree for children.  She couldn't wait to get to school and show all of her friends her new toothbrush and her "sparkly, clean teeth" - how cute is that?!

Caroline was sick that day, so we head to the dentist next week and I'm super curious to see how a one year old will do with a cleaning, so stay tuned!

Such a big girl!

Having "pictures" taken - she wasn't so sure about the machine at first

All clean and looking good!

A great first visit to the dentist!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Catherine Ellis had her first circus experience last Friday and boy was it fun!  She and I went with her school - which is the way to go!  All we had to do was provide transportation and a sack lunch and the rest was all taken care of.  My kind of field trip!

We had a great seats and Catherine Ellis did amazingly well for such a long show (2.5 hours).  All in all a great experience - even if this Mama was a little sad for all the animals - I'll go ahead and admit that I read Water for Elephants and while I know it was based loosely on the circus in the 40's and 50's it still hurts my feelings for those sweet animals that wish they were wild.  I digress.

On a more positive note we walked away only $15 dollars poorer because I stood my ground for not coming home with another light slinging weapon and instead came home with a sno cone tiger for $15. Woot Woot!

 On the edge of her seat with anticipation ....

Our favorite part - dancing elephants!

 Flying ring thing with people inside - lots of daredevils belong to the circus!

Spontaneous Dance Party

Total Enthrallment

Final Celebration
Telling Daddy all about the tigers

Taking a big ole sugary bite - yummo!

More dramatic retelling of the tiger show

What sound do tigers make: ROAR

Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter Wonderland

It snowed here Thursday January 17th and it was a pretty decent snow for us Southerners - a good 2-3 inches here in the metro area (many spots within a few miles of us didn't have accumulation so we were lucky we had some to play in!)!  Not something we see here very often.  Crazy Alabama winters!  The Saturday before the snow it was 74 degrees!  People had on shorts and four days later it was snowing - good times!

I had to work as we had an event and unfortunately David was home with a sweet, sick baby Caroline (who ended up with the stomach flu for 5 days, that's a whole other blog post) so he and the girls got to enjoy the snow and he took lots of great pictures so I wouldn't feel left out (and y'all wouldn't either!). 

It was Caroline's first snow - she had a good time the few minutes they were out, but she didn't last long.  We don't really buy snow gear so what they had on didn't keep them warm for long, but it was fun to get out and play for a few minutes. 

They are saying there is another possibility for snow again the first part of February - I'll believe it when I see it

 A not so great shot of our house and yard

 Snowball fun!

Pure delight over the snow

 Lobbing a snowball at Daddy!