Sunday, October 31, 2010

304/365 - Happy Halloween!

Today I got to sleep in...yay!  We didn't do much until after lunch, then we headed out to Sam's for a few things and stopped at a couple of other stores along the way.  We also took Ana Kate to the pet store because she said that was 'on the schedule'.  On our way home she fell asleep in her car seat and stayed asleep when I got her inside, so she had a nice nap.  When she woke up we had dinner and then got her dressed up in her Halloween costume.  We don't really do the traditional trick-or-treating because she always gets more than enough candy on Friday from going to Doug's workplace.  We do sometimes take her by to see friends and family though, so that's what we did tonight.  We went to see our neighbors and then stopped by Mimi's, then Doug's aunt's house, and finally we visited Whitney and Josh.  Ana Kate had fun showing everyone her costume and I also got several pictures of her.  She didn't last long when we got back home, so I think our day wore her out.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


We didn't have much activity around here, so I don't have much to say tonight.  I just have a couple of pictures of Ana Kate running from the camera....enjoy.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Another busy day today....we picked up some lunch for Whitney and then met her at her salon.  She ate and then did Ana Kate's make-up for her Halloween costume.  We always take Ana Kate to Doug's work the Friday before Halloween in costume and then I also take her to my friend Tammy's workplace as well.  She always gets way too much candy and it's so much fun to see everyone.  This year she is a butterfly and she LOVED her costume and make-up.  I didn't really get many pictures....definitely not of her full costume.   I plan on letting her dress up in it again this weekend, so I'll get some better pictures then.  We spent a lot of time at Doug's work and it just so happens that Whitney's boyfriend Josh works there he was our first stop.  Whitney told me I had to get pictures, so those were basically the only pictures I got today.  Ana Kate was excited to see Josh and then she realized there were bowls of candy everywhere.  So we made our way across the building and talked to lots of people.  It was nice to visit with everyone. 

When we left there we made a quick stop at home and then headed over to Tammy's work.  Again, she got lots of candy....and she got to walk through with Tammy's kids, Nicole and Will.  Ana Kate really took up with Nicole and wanted to hold her hand the entire was cute!

By the time we got home it was 4:30 and Ana Kate was snoring in her car seat.  She was worn out.  I actually weighed her candy to see exactly how much she had and it was 5 pounds!!  I have no idea what we're going to do with it, but she definitely isn't going to eat it all.

Doug just got home this morning from traveling all week so we were both worn out by the end of the day.  We went out for pizza and then came home to hang out....Ana Kate missed her Daddy this week.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


We woke up to some chilly fall weather this morning.  It was in the 40's when I dropped Ana Kate off at school and it never made it past the 50's today.  It is SO cold in our house, but I don't really want to turn the heat one because I think it's supposed to warm up again.  I might just turn it on overnight, because I can't stand to be cold!

After I dropped Ana Kate off at school I went to bible study and then spent the rest of the day at home.  When I picked Ana Kate up her teachers said she had a rough day, apparently she had a couple of tantrums.  So with the one she had yesterday and then today I'm wondering what's going on.  I just recently got her sleeping in her own big girl bed and have been stressing that she's a big girl now, so I wonder if the tantrums have something to do with this new found Independence??  I am not sure, but I'm hoping it was just a random thing.

We're just hanging out watching tv tonight and Ana Kate WILL have an early bedtime.  We have yet another busy day again tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Yay...300 posts down and only 65 to go for Project 365 - 2010!!  I will probably post at least once a week (if not more), but as of right now I don't plan on doing a 365 project next year.  We'll see....I didn't decide to do this one until January you never know.  : )

Today was good.  I got some cabinets cleaned out and re-organized and Ana Kate played very well while I worked.  She even spread out her blanket on the floor and set up a picnic with all of her play food.   It was cute!  We did have to venture out the store this afternoon....I had to fill my car up with gas and I signed up to bring snacks to bible study tomorrow.  So, after dinner I made some chocolate muffins and pumpkin bread.  The pumpkin bread smells wonderful, but it looked a little darker than I wanted....I hope it tastes good.

Tonight we had a really rough bedtime.  Typically I tuck Ana Kate in and she goes to sleep quickly or talks for a while and eventually falls asleep.  Tonight she kept crying and wanting me to stay in there.  It was hard not to give in, but I didn't.  Thankfully once I told her that crying wasn't going to work, she calmed down and went to sleep.

Not much else going on here....we have a busy day tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Today was good....not a lot of activity.  Ana Kate woke up fairly early, so I did make her nap today.  We made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to get a few things and then I started making a tutu for Whitney's costume.  She has to dress up for work on Saturday and is going as a tinkerbell fairy.  I think I will have it finished by tomorrow....I hope she likes it.  Ana Kate saw me making it and said she needed one too, so I'll have to make a smaller version as well.  : )

We had a pretty late dinner and then Ana Kate showed me all the things she wants from the catalog we got in the mail today.  She pretty much wants everything!  It was fun looking through it with her though.

She looked so cute today and I tried to get all of her outfit in at least one picture.  Then tonight while editing the pictures I realized she had her boots on the wrong feet....but we were just at home, so no big deal.

Monday, October 25, 2010


We had a great Monday.  Ana Kate had school and she was super excited when we got there.  She loves her teachers and everyone else there...she always has to give hugs to everyone when we leave.  It makes me happy to know how much she enjoys her time there.  I ran by the store after I dropped her off.  I am thinking that I make way too many small trips to the grocery store and I need to start planning meals and doing only a couple of big shopping trips a month.  Hmm...maybe that's my next project.

When I got home I decided to de-clutter the storage closet in Ana Kate's room.  I worked on for about an hour and it looks SO much better!  I also cleaned the shower in our bathroom and then ate lunch.  I also worked on my bible study lessons before going to pick Ana Kate up.

We played for a bit when we got home and then I cleaned the floors downstairs.  I then had to help Ana Kate pick up her toys because she really doesn't like to do it on her own.  I so hope she becomes better at picking up and cleaning as she gets older.  Not much else going on here.  We had dinner and then watched dancing with the stars.  Ana Kate was hilarious...I cannot believe how well she imitates some of the moves.  I will have to get some video of her doing's so cute!


She got a little silly while I was taking pictures this morning.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Today was super busy for us...for a Sunday.  Whitney and Josh came over around noon and we went out to eat and then headed to the pumpkin patch.  We had a great time there, but it was much warmer outside than we expected.  I had Ana Kate dressed in her overalls and they were so cute, but as soon as we got out in the middle of the pumpkin patch she had to got potty and she couldn't hold it.  So....we had to head back to the car for a change of clothes.  After that we just explored and picked out a couple more pumpkins....and took lots of pictures.

After the pumpkin patch we headed back home for about an hour and then we were on the go again.  We went to a wedding shower and took Ana Kate with us.  She was pretty wild, but she had a great time playing with everyone.

I am SO tired I think that's it for this post!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Today I woke up still feeling yucky....but we decided to go do something anyway.  First I had to go by Gap to do some shopping because I had a 45% off coupon and I couldn't let it go to waste.  I got Ana Kate some more jeans and a few other things that she 'needed'.  She was so funny when we were in there, she kept picking up things and telling me how cute they were.  After that we went to lunch at Applebee's and got there just in time to get out of the rain.  Ana Kate ate really well and we got to watch part of the razorback game on tv while we were there.  We then drove around looking at the fall colors while Ana Kate took a nap in the car seat.  We stopped by Target on the way home to pick up a few other things.  After that we just stayed at home until time for church.  Ana Kate said she had a great time at church, and loved holding the umbrella on the way to the car.  Everyone is in bed now except for me....I'll be heading that way soon.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Not much to say today.  I started having sinus issues last night and have felt yucky all day.  Thankfully Ana Kate seems to feel fine.  We did talk to grandma on skype for a few minutes tonight and Ana Kate loved it!

I tried to quickly take photos tonight before it got completely dark.  I literally spent less than a minute on them....and you can tell.  She was showing me the beautiful leaves on the trees....she loves how they are changing color right now.  And of course the other picture I caught her mid-sentence....a regular occurence with my girl that LOVES to talk!  : )

Hopefully I will be feeling better by tomorrow....we have plans to get out and see all the beautiful fall colors this weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


 We had a super busy day today.  Ana Kate had school and we were later than normal getting out the door....I hate that feeling of being late...we are typically at least 5 minutes early.  But, we made it there and she was very excited to see her teachers.  I then headed to bible study and it was wonderful today.  I love the fellowship with all the women and the Beth Moore study is amazing.  I truly enjoyed the video today, she is so was so nice to laugh and also learn something at the same time.

After bible study I made a quick trip to the store and then went home.  I actually got dinner prepped and then put it in the fridge and went to pick Ana Kate up.  She did wonderful today, but didn't take a nap.  We played for a bit and then went to visit Mimi for a while.  While we were there my Mom's dog bit Ana Kate!  We were shocked, Ana Kate wasn't doing anything wrong.  She cried and got upset, but it mainly just scratched her skin....of course she won't let Mimi forget about it.

When we got home we skyped with my friend Claudia who lives in California.  It was so nice to see her and talk to her.  She is pregnant with twins and doing great!  I am so excited for her!  After that we had dinner...chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, and fresh bread.  It was very good, but we started out with lots of drama at the dinner table.  Ana Kate didn't want to sit there, so we told her she either sat at the dinner table or she had to sit in time out.  She was so tired and cranky (due to the lack of a nap) that she fought it for a good 5 minutes.  But....we stuck it out and she straightened up and ate her food.  Sometimes its hard to hang in there....but it produces results.

I only took a few pictures today....I had grand plans, they just never materialized.  : )

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I edited pictures from my photo session on Monday and worked on my bible study lessons today.  Not much else got done around here.  I left Ana Kate's pictures until the last minute and she was less than cooperative.  It's just been one of those days....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Today was rainy and cloudy, so we spent most of the day at home inside.  I had a headache when I woke up, but thankfully it went away by the afternoon.  Thankfully Ana Kate took a nice nap today.  So after her nap we headed to Target to pick up a few things.  She was such a good girl in the store!  We bought her some new princess sheets for her big girl bed, so hopefully she will transition to it soon.  She sleeps pretty wild though, so I will probably have to get a bed rail first so she doesn't fall out of bed.

When we got home we spent some time outside playing in the leaves and I got a few pictures.  I love the fall colors and all the beautiful trees right now.  I'm going to try to take lots of photographs this week and next week before they all disappear.