Friday, July 27, 2012

my week...

This week hasn't slowed down! My mom came in town to help me CLEAN OUT! We went through every closet except mine. I threw stuff away, put piles together for a yard sale, and gave some to our neighbor. My closets are now super organized, clutter free,  and no longer full of junk I don't need:) It feels so good to know whats hidden in those closets are now pretty and organized! Thanks mom for helping me:) Below are some pictures from our week! Beware...some are absolute cuteness:)

We have gotten pretty good at carrying a potty around in the back of our car. Annie Rice doesn't seem to mind at all where she uses the bathroom:) Potty training this little girl wasn't bad at all! It was a lot better than what I anticipated. 
Annie Rice had her first McLeod peach! She loved it! Nothing beats McLeod peaches from McBee, SC!
 This sad face was after I told her to chew her food! She's gotten in this stage where she wants it to just sit in her mouth. Dinner time in our house takes about an hour because this little girl tries everything she can to NOT eat! The other day I told her that I was going to count to 3, and if she hadn't started chewing I was going to scold her. I said 1, she looked at me and in the sweetest voice, said 2. I couldn't help but laugh. 
 We've been making a lot of cookie dough cupcakes this week! She loves helping me mix. 
 Play date with Sunday School friends:) She was so tired after!
 My bible study is doing this Ruth study! It's AMAZING!!!
 Can you tell a difference in the 2 wallets below? I bought the top one 2 years ago at Target for $7. Every time I would pull it out in stores people would say how much they loved my HoBo. After 2 years, my favorite wallet broke and my sweet mom bought me a real HoBo! I LOVE IT! 
 Me and my friend Carissa. We have too much fun at photo booths at weddings!
 Awww....So beautiful! I LOVE pictures and I LOVE showing them off in our house! We added 4-5 frames on this wall this week and I was very happy! Kaz, not so much...He is not looking forward to filling all these holes one day when we move! 
 Duck face...
 Wearing MeMe's glasses...

 I found this adorable outfit at HomeGoods. I knew it would be a good dress up outfit! BUT it's so stinking cute! I have to think of a creative way to use it at least 1 picture:)

 Kaz made a new kitchen table! It's beautiful. I'll share more on this next week! I love my new farmhouse table:)

 One of Annie Rice's favorite shows is Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I saw this shirt at Target the other day on sale for $3 and knew she would love it! So I bought it even though it was a little boys shirt! She doesn't want to take it off! She wore it all day yesterday with her patch, and kept talking like a pirate. Last night when we started to take the shirt off to put on pjs, she cried and cried and just wanted to wear her Jake shirt. So we are going on day 2! I'm going to have to get creative on how to get it off of her later today! BUT even though it's a boys shirt, she still looks cute in it:)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

disney world...

Well, I have finally started going through the Disney World pictures. I took so many it's been a little overwhelming! The ones below are the ones I took on my phone...The pictures I took with my camera will come next week:) I'm still working on editing them.
We had SUCH A GOOD TIME! I really didn't know what to expect of the trip. We used to go there all the time growing up, and after working there I always said I would never take my child there unless they were at least 5. We went into it with no expectations and an "easy going" attitude, and we had a BLAST! The first day was the drive down. We met up with some old college friends for dinner and just stayed around the hotel. Day 2, we went to the Magic Kingdom. We started out riding a few rides but Annie Rice didn't really care for them, so we decided to eat lunch and walk around...As we were leaving the park to go back to the hotel for her nap, we happened to catch one of the parades. Let me just say, that first parade was the HIGHLIGHT of the trip, I think for us all! We knew Annie Rice loved the Disney characters, but I honestly thought she would like Donald Duck the best because she always says duck and makes the "famous duck face". BUT when she saw GOOFY, her eyes lit up and she didn't stop talking about Goofy. The first parade was so neat because the dancers saw how happy she was and kept coming back to her. She got to shake Goofy's hand, and as we started walking away through the crowd of hundreds of people, Goofy actually came and found us in the crowd to give her a hug again. Seeing how happy she was made me start crying right in the middle of Disney World! Not just a little cry either...It took a good 10 minutes for me to stop:) It was a happy time to say the least! After the parade, I knew we had to let her pick out a goofy stuffed animal! And she did:) It's her favorite stuffed animal now and has replaced her beloved "beer"[her name for her bear who she sleeps with every night]. After that, every time we saw a parade, she would start saying "Come on Goofy".

 Day 3, we played at the pool for awhile, shopped at the outlets, and went to Downtown Disney. My little Annie had such a good time playing at the pool. While there, a little boy came over to play in the pool with her, and she yelled at the top of her lungs, "Hey baby". I couldn't help but laugh:) My one request was to eat dinner at Uno's Pizza and it was delicious! We also stumbled across Pinkberry, which is my FAVORITE, so that just added to the day's fun:)

 Day 4[our last day at the park], we just HAD TO MEET GOOFY! So we were at Epcot first thing to meet  all the characters at the character spot. We went through the line 2 times. Goofy was the last character and Annie Rice spotted him first thing! We couldn't get to him fast enough. She also yelled at the top of her lungs ,"Dickey Mouse". Oh how I love her sweet little personality. 

 We saw the parade again:)

 My little girl was exhausted every day. I absolutely love some of the sleeping shots I got of her!

 The last day was the ride home...Someone didn't even know we were in a car because she slept the whole way:)

This was definitely a memorable trip for us and a very special celebration of her gotcha day and 2nd birthday! I will share more pictures next week from my camera:)