May 21, 2011

Summer Kick-Off

We hit my neighborhood pool for the first time this season. The water was way too cold for me and Mandy, but the girls liked it. Actually, Scarlett and London liked it, but Lily didn't enjoy it as much. It was pretty darn cold!

It's amazing how much "easier" it is with Scarlett this year. Last year, I was always worried she would just run off and jump in the deep end. I had to watch her every little move. This year, she stays in one place longer and is more aware of her surroundings. I actually go to relax on a chair while she played in the kids' pool. It was great!












A few days later, we all ventured to try out a new park nearby. It's a beach park! I love the area where we live. There's so much to do, see, and eat without ever going deep into Dallas. Needless to say, the beach park and fountains were a huge hit with the girls.

First we hit the sand park. It felt so beachy and vacationy there! The park is within a village area with people walking around and all kinds of shops and restaurants. So fun!

First we hit the sand.






Then onto the fountains! This water was really really cold too. Lily loved running around, but I don't think she ever got wet. It was freezing cold water!










We walked over to eat burgers and ice cream afterwards. It was a very fun outing!



May 16, 2011

Little Monkey

I'm not sure if this is normal or not for a new three year old, but Scarlett is getting very acrobatic. She recently learned to hang upside down from her swing-set bar.  When she was out playing in the backyard the other day, I looked out the window to check on her and saw that she had positioned her doll on the bar too. She'll flip over sometimes, but I couldn't get her to do it for the video. I guess she's ready to start gymnastics!


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May 9, 2011

Big Girl Bed

Scarlett is now in her big girl bed!


The toddler bed just seemed too small so we went ahead and up-sized. I find comfort in the fact that this is still her crib since it was the conversion kind. Her little teeth marks are even on the foot-board from when she was a baby since that was the front rail of the crib which I like seeing too. She really likes having a big girl bed "like London," and she doesn't roll out of it when she's asleep!



And she's done smiling....

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom is so wonderful! I love her so much. She is a huge support, a wonderful friend, so much fun, and she's the best grandma to Scarlett. I don't know what I'd do without her. Love you mom!!


And I'm so thankful to be a mommy myself! What a blessing it is to be able to raise, love, and enjoy Scarlett. God has blessed me tremendously. I am so undeserving but so very very thankful.







My memory verse for this week from the bible study I'm currently reading is fitting too:

"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Provers 31:30

It is my prayer to be that woman. Happy Mother's Day to everyone!!

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May 2, 2011

Fun with Instagram!

I like playing around with Instagram on my phone!

Before:



After!