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April 23, 2009

Field Trip to Circle-Y

Emma Taylor's kindergarten class went to Circle-Y Farms for their spring field trip today and they had a blast! It was the first trip to Circle-Y for Emma Taylor and me and we thought it was really neat. Here's a picture of Ms. Carruth's sweet class.

Riding the barrel train.

Emma Taylor and Riley

Playing putt-putt!

Fun in the petting zoo!

Emma Taylor and Ana Morgan

Ana Morgan, Emma Taylor, Collin and Riley
One tired girl!

It's hard to believe this is the last field trip of the year and it's even harder to believe that the next time I go on a field trip I'll be with my first grader! Emma Taylor's having a fabulous year. We love Ms. Carruth and Lawhon School!

April 22, 2009

Harrison....the Toothless Wonder!

Harrison has been pretty tough on one of his front teeth lately and ended up injuring it so badly that he had to have it pulled. I really dreaded it for him, but he was such a big boy and did great at the dentist yesterday! He never whined or complained and didn't seem to be uncomfortable at all. Now we're getting used to his toothless grin!

He's going to have to heal up for a month and head back to the dentist so they can do an impression in order to make his new "tooth." I'll sure be glad when he's all patched up and back to normal!

On a happy note, Harrison was SO excited about leaving his tooth for the Tooth Fairy last night! Aunt Pat made the cutest Tooth Fairy pillow for us, so he was able to leave his tooth in a spot where the Tooth Fairy was sure to find it. He hung the pillow on his doorknob before bed and hoped for a treat from the Tooth Fairy in the morning.

Harrison woke up with Emma Taylor shoving a $5 bill in his face...I actually think she was more excited than he was! I took him to Wal-Mart to spend his money this afternoon and he picked out some new trucks. What a surprise! :)

April 13, 2009

Easter Sunday

We had a busy Easter this year. The day started with treats from the Easter Bunny! The kids found their baskets filled with a candy, toys, movies and other fun stuff!

Then we were off to church. Here are the kids ready to go!

Next we were headed to Granna and Papa D's house to have lunch and hunt eggs with Ben and Cameron. The kids had a great time finding eggs full of candy and money. I think the ones filled with money were Emma Taylor's favorite!

Here's a picture of the four of us.

Then we picked Anna Grace and Sarah up and headed over to Aunt Fay's house for the final Easter Egg hunt of the season!

Anna Grace, Sarah, Emma Taylor, Harrison and Makenzie all had a great time hunting for eggs while Brantley napped. I bet he'll be ready for the Easter egg hunt next year. We enjoyed a day full of family and fun!

April 11, 2009

Pretty Easter Eggs

We've had a busy Easter weekend, but finally had a chance to dye our eggs this evening.

Emma Taylor likes to make her eggs pretty and bright!

But Harrison prefers to dip his eggs in as many colors as possible!

Even though they had different styles, they both had fun dying their eggs!

Happy Easter!

April 8, 2009

Visit with the Easter Bunny

Mom and I took the kids to see the Easter Bunny at the mall yesterday afternoon. I think this is the first year that both kids were excited to see him! It makes me a little sad that they are both so grown up. Hope he brings lots of treats this weekend!

The kids will be hunting for Easter eggs quite a few times over the next few days. Emma Taylor's kindergarten class has their egg hunt today and Harrison's preschool class has one tomorrow. We'll also be hunting eggs at Granna's house and at Aunt Fay's house before the weekend is over. I hope we have some beautiful weather over the next several days so we can enjoy being outside!

April 6, 2009

Finally Outside!

We had some beautiful weather this weekend, so the kids took advantage of it. They spent most of the weekend playing outside. They rode their bikes and scooters, played school in the playhouse and even had a flower market where they sold flowers (weeds!) in the backyard.

Here's Emma Taylor getting ready to mow.

Here's Harrison with both fists full of trucks!

Here's Sarah doing the splits....this is so impressive I just had to include it!

And here's Anna Grace flashing her peace sign!

Double Trouble!

Harrison helped the girls pick flowers.

Granna is such a great customer at the flower market!

It's a good thing they enjoyed themselves this weekend. The weather has turned cold, AGAIN!

The Mommy Quiz

The Mommy Quiz has been making the rounds on Facebook and some of the answers I've seen have been really cute and funny! I decided to "interview" my kids and see what they had to say. Emma Taylor is 5 and Harrison is 3, so some of the answers are quite entertaining. Harrison got bored with it pretty quickly, but he still made me laugh!

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Emma Taylor - "I love you."
Harrison - "You love ME too!"

2. What makes mom happy?
Emma Taylor - "To do something you're supposed to."
Harrison - "ME!"

3. What makes mom sad?
Emma Taylor – “If I get lost.”
Harrison - "ME!"

4. What makes mommy laugh?
Emma Taylor – “If I tell funny jokes.”
Harrison - "ME!" By this point Harrison is a little full of himself!

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Emma Taylor - "I don’t know...no don't write that...you were pretty!"
Harrison – “Don't know.”

6. How old is your mom?
Emma Taylor - "What are you, will you tell me, please?"
Harrison - "You're 34 and I'm 33!"

7. How tall is your mom?
Emma Taylor - "50 feet" I laugh and she says "Is it really 50 feet??"
Harrison - "You're tall!"

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Emma Taylor - "Give me hugs."
Harrison – “Don't know.”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Emma Taylor - "Maybe watch tv or work on the computer??"
Harrison – “Be sad…”

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Emma Taylor - "Wearing lipstick and jazzy clothes."
Harrison – “Don’t know.”

11. What is your mom really good at?
Emma Taylor - "Working on the computer"
Harrison – “Don't know.” Harrison is quite bored with the interview by now!

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Emma Taylor - "What do you think, Mommy? Ummmm....I don't know"
Harrison – “Not ME!”

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Emma Taylor - "Work at... what's it called?"
Harrison – “Goes to work!”

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Emma Taylor - "Those green peas at Ichiban."
Harrison – “Chicken nuggets…and cereal too!”

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
Emma Taylor - "You pick up my room."
Harrison – “Don’t know.”

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Emma Taylor - "A girl who rocks like Hannah Montana!"
Harrison – he just totally ignores this one…ha!

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Emma Taylor - "Go get ice cream at Baskin Robbins."
Harrison – “Go to Wal-Mart.”

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Emma Taylor - "By our eyes and hair"
Harrison - "You like fruit snacks too!"

19. How are you and your mom different?
Emma Taylor - "You have big hands and I have little ones"
Harrison - "Don't know"

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Emma Taylor - "Because she says it everytime"
Harrison - "You love Taylor AND me!"

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Emma Taylor - "China Capital...cause it's mine too!"
Harrison - "Wal-Mart!"

It will be interesting to see how the answers change over the years. I sure love those sweet kiddos!

April 4, 2009

Get Down with Mama Goose

Emma Taylor and her classmates had their kindergarten play last Tuesday. The play was called "Get Down with Mama Goose," so the kids sang, danced and acted out several nursery rhymes. The play was really cute and all the kids did a good job. Emma Taylor had a little solo in the play.

To the tune of "Row Your Boat" she sang...

Go, go, go to bed, put your head at rest.
Or tomorrow at school, you'll snooze on your desk!

Here's a picture of her at the microphone...

I was a little nervous for her, but she jumped up on the stage and sang her little tune like a pro! We were so proud of her and she was quite proud of herself too!