Friday, October 19, 2012

A Little Sparkle

Actually in our house with 2 prissy girls, we have a LOT of, clothes, shoes, paint, etc. We added a little more male sparkle last night, though. He is a betta fish! Addison has wanted a pet for some time, so we decided a fish would work for us. I told her she had to save her money, and we made a word problem out of it. When she lost her front tooth, the tooth fairy brought her $5 which got her to the $20. She had even cleaned the toilets and matched socks to earn a few bucks. We incorporated tithing, too so this has been a good life lesson. Sparkle is a blue fish and is very pretty! We hope he lasts a while...if not, another life lesson!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we went to Mary's Place in Bryant to the pumpkin patch. I'm so glad we decided to support the local business. They are such sweet people! The girls had fun seeing the animals, riding the tricycles, jumping in the jump barn, riding the train, riding the hayride, taking pictures, going in the maze and seeing Deputy Sheriff Pap Paw and Bad Bart! Unfortunately it is very difficult to get a good picture of both girls at the same time!

Some Firsts

Here are a few pictures of a few firsts going on around here! Ansley is taking gymnastics for the first time! I had her in the 2 & 3 year old class but quickly realized that wasn't going to work! We are now doing a mommy & me class. I was about to pull her out completely but gave her "one more chance." It was like she knew and that night did much better. She just does not do well with people she doesn't know. She still ignores the teachers, but she is participating more! This class allows me to be out there with her. One night she refused to do anything, but when we got in the car she sang the goodbye song. In the bathtub, she broke out some awesome tabletops! She's just a mess!
Ansley has finally figured out the headphones in the car! Now she'll scream "I can't hear it" until they are on! She fell asleep after spending the day watching the game in Mayflower at the cabin!
Addison decided she was ready for a chapter book! We bought one on a Friday afternoon and by Monday, she had finished it. Junie B Jones- Handsome Warren!
And last, Addison attended her first sleepover! She stayed at Grace and Olivia's to celebrate their 7th birthday. There were 4 little girls and they had so much fun! I stayed until 10:30! Ha! I think it was harder on me than her! I feel so blessed to have that family in our lives! Our girls are at different schools, but we go to church together! I know they will be life long friends!