Monday, January 23, 2012 i-phone pictures...

Nothing too out of the ordinary been going on in our lives during January. But everyday stuff is my forte! 

I like plain ole', simple, routine kind of days. We enjoy being at home. I love seeing my girls interact together...playing together inside and outside...being creative and silly, making memories. I know all too soon...our life is going to get busier and more scheduled with school next year. Lately, I have been trying to take a picture almost everyday with my I can remember what the days where like with a 4 and 1 year old.

Random pics to follow...
Maggie adores her "My little Ponies" is has been a big phase, that has lasted a long time. She bathes/shampoos them almost daily. They have the best groomed hair in the house. Love the high-heels too! So flattering and precious to me that she wants to be like me.  
Snoozing in the car. I had to document this...because it almost never happens. She is just NOT a car sleeper, and never has been. Even when she was a tee-tiny baby. She is getting SO tall, she even looks big in her booster seat. She has grown 3.5 inches since August, and is in the 95% percentile for height (43 lbs-75% for weight). We are praising the Lord for her health and growth lately! She just had her 4 year pediatrician well visit, that is why I know those numbers. 
Mags dolling up Sadie! Oh...this is just the beginning of little sister being the guinea pig. HA! Trying out some blue eye shadow! 
Even though its January, we have had some sunny and nice days out. We have been enjoying our driveway, lots. Riding bikes, drawing with sidewalk chalk and watering the flowers are the girls favorites. 
Sadie Rose...trying to figure out the tricycle. 
Sweet sisters... 
This is our Charlie. He is the best cat. Sweet and tolerant, spicy and playful...curious and confident. He startled me and I screamed out loud when I came in our kitchen and found him perched ON TOP of my refrigerator. This was indeed a first for him! Crazy cat. He entertains us daily. We love our animals, and can't imagine life without them. 
The girls looking at the hamsters and mice at the pet store. We frequently make a trip to our trusty Petsmart. At least twice a month. The girls love it. Its free, a mile away, and provides at least an hour of entertainment. Both my girls LOVE animals and never seem to tire of seeing them.  
Grandma Flynt (my paternal grandmother) and the girls. Aren't they all three just beauties???
My Grandma recently moved to a new retirement home and we had gone for a visit to see it. My Grandma, even though she is 87 (will be 88 in April) ...still makes every visit for grandchildren or great grandchildren a fun visit. Here she was giving a ride to both my girls on her walker! They LOVED it! 

The girls got a see-saw from Gigi and Papa...just for fun. They have spent many an hour...just see-sawing. They usually sing or say "See-saw" or up-down while doing it. It's been a simple and sweet thing for them to share. This one is awesome too. All plastic, light weight and never dumps anyone out, when the other rider gets off.
We have been to our fun bounce house place twice this month too. I bought a punch card on Groupon, for $10 for 10 bounces and we have loved using it up! 

Learning how to climb from sister! 
My little crafty Mags got a bead kit for Christmas and this has been another fun thing for her and I to do together. Her fine motor skills are amazing, for 4. This is a sweet little ankle bracelet she made for herself. 
The girls do this pretty regularly too. But usually one or two of the animals is in the cabinet with them too. HA! They jump out and scream BOO! Love hearing their little giggles from inside the cabinet. 
Never a dull moment. Fun with 3D glasses left over from some movie we saw!!! 

Mags has been practicing and learning her letters. She almost can recognize them all. A few still trip her up. We have bribed (no shame) her with a trip to Chucky Cheese, when she can recognize and write them all. She needed a little extra motivation to get to working on them more. We want to be ready for Kindergarten next year! YAY! 
Mags loves to paint her own nails. And, yes, I let her. She does an amazing job, especially for 4! I don't even have to clean up the edges any more. I love that she is girlie and likes to change the color often. Like mother, like daughter. :)
Speaking of is just in our DNA. My Nana (my maternal grandmother) loves jewelry and accessories. She recently cleaned out her jewelry box and made a goody bag full of "clip on" earrings for Maggie. She was in heaven!!! She sat at the bar for an hour and tried them all on and would admire them on herself in her little hand held mirror. It was so fun to watch. Nothing better than dress up, when you are 4.
Both of my girls have enjoyed playing in our dog crate. Sadie has figured out how to open/close and latch the door to ours. She can entertain herself for 20 minutes doing this. It's the simple things, right?

Okay---those are all the pics I have for now. Sorry that some of them are blurry. My camera on my phone isn't the best. 

Love to all & have a good week,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get to know ya Alphabet...

Just something fun I saw on a friend of a friends blog. Seemed like something fun to do and share with the blogosphere! Copy, fill in and pass on...Happy Tuesday to all!


The "get to know ya" Alphabet!!!

A. Age: 32

B. Bed size: Queen...we are snugglers!

C. Chore that you hate: dusting...makes me sneezey and it just comes right back! Ha!

D. Dogs or cats: 4 sweet little ones...Cody (9 yrs, Pomeranian, graying and loosing teeth...sad, but he has been a wonderful dog) and Jack (6 months, Morkie-playful, cheerful and a little timid)...then cats Max (9 yr, Domestic short hair and grouchy) and Charlie (1 yr, Siamese- curious and fun, and loves the girls).

E. Essential start to your day:  2 things...Prayer & that order. I try and pray before my feet hit the ground. I pray for blessings and safety for my loved ones, and patience and wisdom for the day for mothering my girls. I drink either coke zero or pepsi max...only coffee on the weekends.

F. Favorite color: turquoise

G. Gold or Silver: Silver

H. Height: 5' 8"

I. Instruments you play: none currently, but played the flute for 3 years in Jr. High

J. Job title: Wife & Mommy mostly, RN a few times a month at Cook Childrens Hospital NICU

K. Kids: Maggie Caroline, 4...and Sadie Rose, 18 months

L. Live: Texas

M. Mother’s name: Ginger

N. Nick names: Shorty, Leah-Lou, L-Belle

O. Overnight hospital stays: 2 times. See Letter K...

P. Pet peeves: People who talk about themselves a lot, being mean or snobby, and dirty fingernails.

Q. Quote from a movie or favorite movie: favorite movie is Enchanted (I love romantic happy ending movies, and there is singing in this one too!)

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: 2 awesome brothers, Justin (39) and Jason (36)

T. Tell a bible verse that gives you encouragement or strength: Nothing better than Proverbs 3:5-6 for me. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge  him and he will make your paths straight."

U. Ultimate Vacation: stay in a villa over the ocean, Family-Atlantis resort in the Bahamas

V. Vegetable you hate: no them all

W. What makes you run late: see letter K and me trying to clean the house before leaving to go somewhere. I just love coming home to a clean and tidy home.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: teeth, gall bladder

Y. Yummy food that you make: lasagna, food is one of my love languages!

Z. Zoo animal: love seeing the lions, tigers and cheetahs and anything in the aquarium if there is one.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Our little Christmas at home 2011...

This year we got to have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home just as our little family of 4. It was a nice, quiet way for us to make memories together. We read the Christmas story together, had tons of fun opening gifts and enjoyed a yummy big breakfast together. Todd and I both loved watching the girls play together and seeing them enjoy all their new toys. I love Christmas time, soooo much!

Our little family...on Christmas morning!
Mags was had been asking for a journal with a lock and key. Ha! Who knows what secrets her 4 year old precious self with write in there.
She is also super in to anything Pony, right now. She got a Barbie and a Barbie pony that walks.
Todd and Sadie Rose...
She got a new mini toddler Disney princess four wheeler. I think we are gonna put a few miles on it come Spring time. She is a crazy driver on it right now though. Watch out!
Precious girls...such little blessings to us.
Merry Christmas!

Mags loves taking pictures of everything with her new kid digital camera.
Sadie is in the "love to tear paper" phase. Gift wrapping was so fun for her!
Love her excitement!
She got some new musical toys and a microphone. My girls love to sing!
Mags got a Nintendo DS. She loves playing Hello Kitty and My little Pony games on it, and takes it with her everywhere. 

Love to all,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas with the Hunts...2011--

This year for our Christmas time with the Hunt's we were all able to be together for several days. My in laws were gracious enough to host all of us...15 extra people and 2 dogs! We were together in Jacksboro from Thursday thru Saturday. We had a great time! The kids loved being together, staying up late and being out in the country. We ate a ton, had a bonfire and fireworks, fondue and loads of presents.

It was a MERRY time indeed!
The Hunt crew of kids...Lucy, Maggie, Faith, Sadie, Lincoln, Claire and Davis. 
Maggie and all her presents... 
My wonderful in laws...very thankful that I married into such a loving family! 
Beautiful oldest niece. 
Davis...excited about his game and fancy pen set. 
Sadie waiting patiently. 
Mags got a strawberry shortcake doll that she can style her hair. How fun! 
Sweet Lucy excited about her new craft!!! 
Little Claire opening her first present. 
Sadie had the most enormous, wrapped gift. It was so big, she could sit on it! It was a fun sand and water table for the spring.  
Todd and his youngest brother, Nathan! Boys and their toys...they were assembling some target practice thing. 
Me and 3 of my 5 sister in laws...God didn't give me biological sisters...but he overwhelmingly blessed me with amazing sister in laws!!! (They are gonna kill me for posting a pic of us all in our Pj's with NO make-up...but they couldn't be more beautiful.)
The kiddos loved being out in the country. Papaw took them all on a 4 wheeler ride around the place to gather brush for the bonfire. They loved having that time with him! 
Bonfire time!!! 
All the Hunt boys...amidst setting off fireworks! What a fun Christmas tradition. Burnett (Dad), Lincoln, Todd, Nathan, Clay, Craig and Davis. 
Another fun pic of the cousins in their Christmas pj's! 
Uncle Todd soaking up some Lucy love and a hold from Maggie! What darling, sweet cousins and friends!

Love to all,