Monday, November 30, 2009


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent the week in Waycross with family. Lily had a great time too! She got to try all of our favorite Thanksgiving food....turkey, dressing, gravy, yams, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and even a little pumpkin pie. She seemed to like it all! We have so many wonderful things in our life to be Thankful for.....our wonderful, beautiful, smart little girl, our family, friends, each other, our move to Florida (which we love), and each day we are alive is a blessing!
Before we left to go up for Thanksgiving I had started getting some of my Christmas stuff out, but when we got back on Friday I was in full Christmas mode! So this past weekend I put both of our big trees up and a little tree and Jim has put up some lights outside. I think we are still going to add more to the outside but we have a good start anyway. Lily is enjoying the Christmas tree, so far she has been good w/ it. I didn't put anything breakable down low. She has taken off one of two of the down low ornaments and she will bring them to me w/ a big oooohhhh on her face, she knows she has done something that I told her not to do. But so far it has gone really good. She does like to say "hey" to it. :) I will have to post some pics of the Christmas decorations in a later post!

Here are a few pics from Thanksgiving day.

Lily and I having story time.

Sitting w/ Granny Faye

Snuggling w/ Daddy! This was after we had to wake her from her nap...she was still sleepy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Playing on her Slide (Video)

Here is a little video from November 6th of Lily playing on her slide.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Verdict Is In Regarding Sunbutter....

It is delicious! An absolutely wonderful alternative to peanut butter. It taste so much like peanut butter, just a little more subtle. Even Jim said "it's not bad"...and that is good coming from him! :) Anyway I am glad that I picked it up and decided to give it a try...definitely a keeper!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Toddler Tour at PetSmart!!!

Today I took Lily to the Toddler Tour at PetSmart. She had a great time. She was able to pet a guinea pig, bird, turtle, tortoise, and a gecko. She was very gentle with all of them....she tried to hug the gecko...she just loves lizards! Very cute!!! She also got to look at all different kinds of fish and she saw some cats and watched a dog getting groomed. All the kids had a great time and it was so much fun watching them. I didn't bring my camera, but I did take a quick pic w/ my phone. Lily and her buddy Alexander are looking at the birds!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I am very excited to try this product. Sunbutter is made with roasted sunflower seeds. It is a healthier alternative to peanut butter and Lily will get to try it too!!!! I don't have any right now, because I wanted to research it first....but all the reviews I have read have been very positive. So now I cannot wait to give it a try. Next time I am at the grocery store I will be picking up a jar! A sunbutter and jelly sandwich (sb&j) sounds pretty good!!! I will let you know what Lily and I think about it....not sure if I will be able to convince Jim to try it...but we will see. :) If any of you have tried it let me know what you think about it......

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We had such a fun Halloween!!! It was so much fun watching Lily have so much fun!! We started the day by going to our Farmer's Market here in Oakleaf (they had trick or treating at all of the booths) so Lily wore her costume and went around to all of the booths. Then that evening we had Trunk or Treat at our church. We met up with April, Drew, and the boys and had a fun time despite the 85 degree was soooo hot...poor Lily in the panda costume, but she did not complain at all. She was having too much fun. By the end she was really getting the hang of what to do. She would go right up to the people holding out the candy and pick some out and put it in her pumpkin! Very cute. She even got to have her picture taken w/ Pammy the Panda! She talked about that big Panda Bear all the way home. She would say "mama, mama, mama, mama, mama".....and I would say "yes Lily" and she would say "panda bear, panda bear, hey mr. bear." She did this all the way home. :) We made it back home in time to still give out candy to trick or treaters and Lily loved this too. She would stand by the door and let us know when someone was coming...she was so excited! We let her stay up an hour past her bedtime b/c she was having such a good time! It was a great day!!!

She was trying to decide what to get!

We were so hot!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of candy!!!!