Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We had a pretty relaxing day today.  Ana Kate and I played and put her new puzzle together this morning.  We got ready and ran to the grocery store for more milk....Ana Kate drinks more milk than any kid I know...she loves it!

When Whitney got home from school we headed over to the Sprint store to pick up her new EVO far she loves it!

I didn't give Ana Kate a nap today because I wanted her to go to bed early tonight for Doug.  I had dinner tonight with one of my oldest friends, Tiffany.  We hung out in high school and she is hilarious...I have so many funny memories of us in school and even after high school.  I haven't seen her in a while and it was so much fun catching up!  We met at Bonefish Grill, I hadn't eaten there before, but I definitely will again....the food was wonderful!  We laughed and talked for quite a while and it was nice to have a girls night out.

I only took a couple of pictures today....I will try to do better tomorrow.  : )

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I woke up with another headache today, but it wasn't too unmanageable at first.  Ana Kate and I got ready and met my friend Tammy at Mimi's Cafe for lunch.  It was so great to catch up with Tammy, but an hour wasn't nearly enough time.  Ana Kate did ok at lunch....I talked to her about how to behave on the way there and she did great for the first 20 minutes, but after that she got in trouble a few times.  After lunch we ran by Target and my headache progressively got worse.  When we got home we both took a nap and sadly I felt even worse when we got up.  Ana Kate has been in a great mood since her nap though.

When Doug got home he rubbed my shoulders (which helped a lot), then I ate some dinner and I'm finally starting to feel normal again.  Doug also took Ana Kate out to jump on the trampoline, so I got a few pictures of her.

Ready to relax now and hopefully get some better sleep tonight!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Not much going on here today.  I woke up with a slight headache that got worse as the day went on.  I let Ana Kate watch cartoons most of the morning and she was a good girl for me.  After lunch and a bath I persuaded Ana Kate to take a nap with me and I woke up feeling better.

After her nap she insisted on putting on one of her new dresses....she loves to wear dresses and twirl around in them!  She picked out the yellow one because it matched Belle's (she watched Beauty and the Beast this morning).  : )  After dinner we went to Walmart with Whitney to pick up some groceries. 

I took a few pictures outside just as Whitney got home from school.  When Ana Kate noticed Whitney pulling in the driveway she started making faces at her....she loves her big sister!

Making faces at Whitney...

Twirling around...

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Today we slept in again....which was wonderful!  When Ana Kate and I got up and around we decided to go shopping (actually it was Doug's idea).  Whitney was working today, but her boyfriend Josh decided to go with us too.  We had a great day...Ana Kate loves Josh, so she was very happy he came!  We shopped for a bit in Rogers and then headed to the Fayetteville mall so we could see Whitney. 

Before the mall we stopped at Lewis & Clark so Doug could look at the canoes and he and Josh decided to climb the rock wall.  Josh did amazing, he climbed the hardest section and made it all the way to the top (it's 37 feet tall)!  Even the guy helping him was impressed...he said he was the first person he'd seen make it to the top.  Doug did the easy section and didn't go all the way to the top, but he got farther than he expected to.  It was fun watching....I wish I'd taken my camera with me, but I did get some pics with Josh's iphone.



After that we headed to the mall and went over to the salon to see Whitney.  We visited for a while and then decided to shop until Whitney got off work so we could all go out to eat together.  I found a couple of cute dresses for Ana Kate at Gap and then I bought Whitney a dress and shorts at Forever 21.  I really wanted to get some new things, but just couldn't find anything I really wanted.  When Whit got off work we went to Jason't Deli for dinner and it was really good...I love their salad bar!  By that time Ana Kate had crashed, so she slept through dinner and all the way home.

I took a few photos of Ana Kate when we got home...she still looks sleepy in them.  I wish I had taken my camera today, I'm really going to have to start taking it matter how big or heavy it is.  : )

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Today we slept in until 10:30!!  Well Ana Kate and I did....Doug was up early as usual.  I'm not sure why I slept so late, that is definitely not normal for me, but I was really tired yesterday.  We hung out at home until after lunch and then took Ana Kate to the splash park again.  She loves playing there!  We only lasted about an hour and then came home and relaxed until church. 

Church was wonderful tonight....Ana Kate loves her new class and ran right in and said 'Bye, Mommy'.  The service was great also and inspired me to get back into my daily Bible study.

Friday, June 25, 2010


We got up early this morning and went to the splash park for a MOPS playdate.  Ana Kate loved it...she had so much fun!  She wore her new swimsuit and it looked adorable!  It was so HOT though....and no shade.  I will have to remember to bring an umbrella next time.  My Mom met us there and brought her umbrella so thankfully I did get some shade.  After the splash park we went home and had lunch then I put Ana Kate down for her nap.  She went to sleep easily (and earlier than usual), so I guess the extra activity wore her out.  After nap I let her swim in her pool here and she played with her new goggles and arm floaties that Mimi got her.  Then after Doug got home we went to Sam's to stock up on some groceries.

Most of the photos from today are from the splash park and the others were taken after dinner.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


We were up pretty early this morning and headed to a birthday party before lunch.  Ana Kate had so much fun running around playing with all the kids.  The party was at Chick-fil-a and the kids spent most of their time in the playroom.  It was a great party and Ana Kate loved the princess cupcakes.  I finally convinced her it was time to go home around noon and I ate some lunch and then put her down for a nap.  She was in a great mood today and took a really good nap....of course right now I'm struggling to get her to go to sleep.  She is in bed, but not sleeping....yet.

We really didn't do much else today....just stayed home and played.  It is SO hot here that it is hard to do much outside.  I took pictures on the porch before we left for the party this morning.  Ana Kate was in a good mood and was giving me lots of faces....she is such a character!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Today we were pretty busy.  I let Ana Kate sleep in since she was up way too late last night.  Once she got up and had her bath we headed to Walmart.  She was such a good girl in the store that I went by Sonic to get her a kids meal on the way home.  She always gets the grilled cheese and apples, and she was really hungry because she ate almost all of it.  After lunch we went to do some more shopping and found some cute clothes and another adorable swimsuit for Ana Kate!  I decided not to let Ana Kate nap today hoping for a more normal bedtime.  She did fall asleep in the car, so I took advantage of that and went by the bookstore and let her sleep in her stroller.  She woke up as soon as I put her back in her carseat, so she only had about a 30 minute nap....which I think should work out perfectly.  Once we got home we played outside for about an hour and then made dinner.  We have a busy Thursday and Friday, so hopefully we'll all get some sleep tonight.

When we went outside tonight to take pictures Ana Kate had to bring her binoculars....she told me she had some bird watching to cute!

My little bird watcher.

Ana Kate & Mommy

A couple of pictures of my new haircut.