Friday, March 28, 2008

Mischevious Myrtle

Some days your kid just cracks you up. I'm sure it happens to everyone. Wednesday was one of those days.

First off, as I'm getting ready that morning, I'm sitting in front of the full length mirror in our bedroom rolling my hair. I can hear Mc in the bathroom, but it's safety proofed, so I'm just going about my business letting her mess around. Then behind me, in the mirror's reflection, I can see her walking very slowly wrapped in toilet paper from her neck to her belly with her arms pinned at her side. The toilet paper is still attached to the roll back in the bathroom!!!! APparently, she got into it and then kept spinning until she didn't know what to do. I guess she was walking out to get help.

I seriously just fell out right there on the floor. I mean, I know I shouldn't laugh at that, but if you could have seen how serious she was about it, and really if you can just get the mental image, you'll know why. As I was running downstairs to get the camera, it finally broke off the roll and started to unravel but, I was able to snap a few pics before she got it all off.

Then she was just into everything all day (which is pretty typical.) But it wasn't the usual stuff. Things like climbing the stairs and calling for me to come get her, (she can't some down by herself yet) and then hiding from me so I couldn't find her.

Finally, at the end of the day, as I'm getting ready for supper, I walk in to the den and she has unbuttoned her top and shimmied out of one arm. Apparently, she's been taking fashion tips from her mommy's college pictures. :)

Anyway, it was just a funny day and I thought I'd share with all of you!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We May Go Bankrupt

Okay, okay, I've been trying to decide if I should share this super special secret with all of the blogging world or not, but I feel too guilty not to. Many of you may have already seen it, but a new store has opened over on West End called UAL.

It is basically the most amazing store I've ever been to. These people go in and buy showroom samples, end of season boutique clothing, etc. and resell it for 70-90% off (They have clothing, shoes and accessories.) I'm talking high quality amazing clothing!

I've been 3 times since Thursday and I live 30 minutes away! To just give you an example of prices, I bought a $350.00 shirt for $50.00 (plus alot of other stuff). My cousin bought her rehearsal dinner dress yesterday. The original tag read $800.00, she paid $192.00!!!! It is insane in there. Velvet and Sanctuary pieces originally $150.00-200.00... $19.99-29.99. They've got D&G, Vera Wang, Valentino, Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Prada, the list goes on and on.

Lots of one of a kinds and lots of t-shirts and shorts. I'm telling you, I'm in trouble. The only thing I like more than fashion is finding a good deal!

The Little Market Tote

Okay, I don't know how many of you read Seester's Blog a while back about the "Market Tote", but they are absolutely the best baskets ever, and I'm sure most of you have one.

Well, now they have a child's version. It is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Mc is always carrying my bigger one around, so this year for Easter I bought her one in her own size and monogrammed it. I just thought they were too cute!!!

Easter at Grammy's

The closest thing to an Easter Picture I could get, but she looks precious

Mc and cousin Sadie Jane in their Easter best!

Grammy and Mitsi looking at pictures with the girls

And, of course, we had to change clothes and go out to see Skeeter!

Easter Morning

Here are a few pics from Easter Morning. Hope you all had a great one!

Seeing her basket for the first time

Really getting into it... one of those "eggs" was empty in about 30 seconds!

Checking out the new movies

First Peep... not much of a hit. It came right back out!

Monday, March 24, 2008

You Can't do That on Television

Okay, so the slime in the following pictures may not be as bad as what our friends on Nickelodeon use to get, but they are still pretty gross!

These are a sequence of pictures Daren took of Mc helping herself to an Easter Egg full of skittles. Her first skittles in fact. She was hilarious. I usually don't let her eat stuff like this b/c I'm a freak and afraid she's going to choke on everything. But, I walked in on this after the fact and it was so funny, I couldn't do anything but laugh. (Remember, this is at Annabelle's Bday party, and it is after the beer incident, so we are already wearing our second set of clothes for the day.)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

Lives again our glorious King,

Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Once he died our souls to save,
Where's thy victory, boasting grave?

Happy Birthday Annabelle!

McHaney's little friend, Annabelle Thomas, turned 1 today! We went to their house to celebrate with a fun birthday party and easter egg hunt. I've posted several pics below. There were so many funny ones that it was hard to choose.

Also, you will notice that Mc has a costume change mid pictures. This is because I caught her trying to drink a beer and took it away from her. As I was doing this, she took off running and laughing. She picked up someone else's and poured it all over her. I hope this is not a sign of things to come in her teenage years!:

PS- Stay tuned for the posting on "slime"

This pic is hilarious b/c it looks like there is a load in her pants and we both look disgusted by it!

I loved this one b/c the kids look like they are watching some horrible horror flick and really it was just cartoons.

Here, Libby Claire and Jackson look like a married couple having a very serious conversation. She's telling him aout it and he's trying to get his point across!

The Fun Easter Egg Hunt. Mc did really well. I was super proud of her!

Best Friends!

Cutest Girl in the World!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Here are some pics from the snow we had a few weeks ago. I meant to post last week, but forgot and then ran across the pics today, so I'll just post a few of my faves:

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Don't get pinched!

Sadie Jane Turns One!

Yesterday we celebrated my nieces birthday! Her birthday was actually last weekend, but the party was postponed because my brother and sister in law and Sadie Jane all had the stomach flu... poor little thing... what a horrible way to spend your first birthday!

Anyway, it was at Daren's moms and she had gone all out! The garage was decorated for the little princess and there was great food and lots of gifts. Several of her cousins were there to play with and Mc had a big time. ( as you can see from the last picture, she wore herself out.) All in all I think everyone had a great time!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Smothers' Brothers Throw a Party!

Today we went to Murphy and Mann Smothers' first birthday party. It was quite the event!

Held at Richland Country Club, the Easter Bunny and his wife were there to meet all the kids. Mc was IN LOVE with them. I mean, the kid loved them! She stood in front of them and hopped (well her version of hopped, she's very white and has no ups.) She sat in his lap and kissed all over him. Finally, she wore a pair of bunny ears through the remainder of the party b/c she thought she looked like them.

The cake was the prettiest birthday cake I've ever seen and was accompanied by the cutest little cupcakes ever. (I wasn't even sure if the cupcakes were real!) There was also food, curly straws, and wine... wine, not to be used in conjunction with the curly straws :)

Anyway, it was a really a fun party and I think all the kids and parents had a great time!

Friday, March 7, 2008

What an Arm!

So, this morning Mc and I are eating breakfast. We're having pancakes. She eats two pancakes and asks for a piece of cheese. "Hmm, she's already had 2 pancakes" I think to myself. "But, she has been known to eat her weight in food, so she's probably still just hungry."

Uh, apparently she wasn't. She actually wanted to use the cheese for pitching practice. I'm sitting there, eating my pancakes, (you can see the distance from my seat to hers in the pic below), and WHAM! Half a slice of American hits the side of my glass. How the heck did she do that?!?!? Not only did she hit the glass from quite a distance, the glass was also to the side and BEHIND her. I swear she's the most coordinated child in the world!!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wh, Wh, What?

Where the Heck has Reba Gone?!?!?

Congrats to the Brandts!

My friend Heather and her husband Bill welcomed their 2nd child this morning. They didn't find out what they were having, so Miss Elizabeth Blair was quite a surprise! (I think they plan to call her Lizzy.)

She came into the world at 1:24 this morning weighing 7lbs. 11oz.

Congrats on a happy healthy baby you guys!