Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Planting Garden and Slip 'n Slide

Buddy relaxing

Amanda and I planted the garden last weekend.

She did a great job helping me!

We also got out the Slip 'n Slide.

Amanda loved it!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Excited to see "Annie"

Lauren Dawidowicz did a wonderful job playing Annie. Amanda really wished that the cast would have come out into the lobby wearing their costumes. Besides Annie, Amanda wanted to meet Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, and all of the orphans. She did not recognize Annie in the lobby because she was looking for a girl wearing a red dress with red curly hair!

Friday, April 24, 2009

MOPS and Flip Flop Craft

At our last MOPS meeting I was asked to present a simple craft to the group. After two girls gave presentations on travel and photography, we made these easy and cute flip flops.

Michelle and her guest

Jessica had fun!

A few people modeled their flip flops for me.

Dressed up for Church

This photo was taken last Sunday after church.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter weekend in the mountains

We spent the weekend at a condo in Helen, Georgia with my parents. A huge storm came through right when we got there—hail and everything. We heard later that it was a lot worse in Suwanee, GA than in Helen.

I took an Easter basket filled with all kinds of arts and crafts and gave it to Amanda Friday night. She was occupied each night with something different while my parents and Bob and I played cards. Friday night she made sand art bottles.

My dad and I went hiking in Unicoi State Park on Saturday.

It was so pretty!

This is the Nacoochee Indian Mound. It was the center of the ancient Cherokee town of Gauxule, visited by DeSoto in 1540 in his search for gold. On this ceremonial mound stood the Town House where a sacred fire burned unceasingly. Ceremonial dances were performed in and around the Town House. Residents of the town lived on the flat land surrounding the mound.

Bob and Amanda

Amanda loved the swimming pool the best!

She had fun with Papa and also made several friends.

Amanda taking a picture of Nana and Papa while getting her toes painted.

Amanda got an eye patch in one of her easter eggs!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cutie Pie

my cutie pie worn this dress to church last week. I love toile patterns and had to get this dress when I saw it at Kid to Kid Consignments in Duluth. I found some really cute baby clothes at a Kid to Kid store (Glen Allen) when I was pregnant and traveled to Richmond for work. I hoped they would open some in Altanta and they have!


Amanda started taking gymnastics a couple of weeks ago and loves it!

Our next door neighbors own the gym called Metro Gymnastics.

There have been about 2 other girls in her class, so the teacher to student ration is great since there are two teachers—Lisa (owner) and her daughter Nicole.

Wii Fit

Bob got me a Wii for my birthday back in February. I haven't had much time to use it, but now I am going to make some time since I just got Wii Fit. Amanda is really enjoying it!

She says, "Mommy, it is time to do exercises on the Wii!"

Her favorite game is skiing, and she has gotten really good!

Class Egghunt

Amanda's class had an egghunt and party last Wednesday morning. It was indoors due to the rainy weather that we had all of last week.

Amanda had 15 eggs to find–all with her name on them. I thought that this was a great idea because it made the hunt challenging. The children in the class are learning how to spell their names!

Amanda also had to bring in a decorated hat for the Easter parade. We had fun decorating the hat with flowers and pink and purple eggs.

Yummy lunch!

Amanda with her friend Valerie.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Neighborhood Egg Hunt

Amanda and I decorated a hat last Saturday for the Easter parade at preschool. She had fun picking out the pink and purple eggs to use on the hat.

Here is a "before" picture of the hat while Amanda was enjoying a Throat Cooler. They are just like push-ups but have natural ingredients like honey.

We also went to the neighborhood egg hunt last Saturday. It was indoors at a local arts center due to the rainy weather.

Amanda with her best friend who lives right behind our house. They spent a lot of time together!

Amanda with the Easter bunny. She gave Mr. Bunny a tulip that she picked especially for him.

Amanda enjoying two chocolate chip cookies with pure sugar in between! And the sugar is about to take effect!