Thursday, September 3, 2009

Emma Kate goes to Pre-K...Beaver Style

Well it's official, as of Aug. 19th 2009, Emma became a Glen Rose Beaver! Who knows if that's where she will spend the rest of her school days, but for now...she's a beaver. I know for some, this is like a knife to the heart....afterall, momma went to Magnet Cove, aka "the rival!" It's okay though, because daddy was a "beaver" and thinks it's pretty special that his baby girl is going to the same school, in the very same building, that he went to when he was a little boy! It's funny because after all these years, there's a couple teachers that are still there that remembered Clint and his brothers...BY NAME! CRAZY!

Anyway, Emma did great her first day and was so excited to go to her new school. As expected, she made friends instantly! We are now 2.5 weeks into school and she has already been named "Miss social" by her teachers...wonder who she gets that from? LOL So far, she's been a great "student" and has brought home smiley faces on her behavior chart every day...this makes mom and dad proud! I had to compliment the teachers on what a great job they are doing making learning fun....Emma has been asked several times now what she learned at school and her reply EVERY time is "We don't do that at school, we just eat, play, sing songs and stuff like that" LOL Silly girl! We hope she continues to have fun and enjoy school!

Grant's 2nd Birthday-Anchors Away!

It's so hard to believe my little miracle man is TWO...where has the time gone? This year we celebrated with an "Anchors Away" nautical themed party...he chose the theme of course! LOL We had it at our church in the kids area where they could play on the indoor slides...FUN! Although, they seemed to be more interested in playing with the beach balls purchased from the dollar store...go figure! The cupcakes were made by Sam's and I added the nautical cupcake pics...too cute and SOOOO yummy! Eventhough there were SEVERAL friends that were unable to come (you were missed!), we had a great time! Thanks to everyone for making Grant's 2nd birthday so special!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fit for a Princess....

I know, I know....I haven't posted in WEEKS, but for a good reason! The photography business is picking up and I have been one busy girl...and I wouldn't have it any other way!

On to the good stuff...A few weeks ago Emma went to her first "all girls" party for her friend Halle. It was at Pinkabella in the mall and the girls just LOVED it. Halle chose a princess theme, so each girl got to dress up like their favorite princess. They all got the royal treatment with make-up, hair do's, painted nails and even had a princess parade through the mall for all to see...TOO CUTE! I offered to take pictures so mom could sit back and watch all the fun! Thanks for inviting us and allowing us to share your special day with you Halle!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Kate!!

It's definately summer and the kids' social calendar is filling up quickly! This past weekend, we attended our second party of the summer to celebrate Kate's 1st birthday! This watermelon themed party was absolutely PRECIOUS...I just don't think it get's much cuter! Kate wasn't really sure what was going on, but she got all kinds of attention and that's all that matters...right!?!? Thanks for letting us be part of your special day Kate...we love you little girl!

Happy 2nd Birthday Thomas!

A couple weekends ago, we helped Thomas celebrate his 2nd birthday! Meredith, Thomas' mom and my BFF, is so creative and put together an ADORABLE circus party!! She worked so hard and truly put her heart into every detail to ensure "T" felt extra special on his special day...
Thanks for letting us celebrate your 2nd birthday with you Thomas...We love you!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Gotta love Branson!

A couple weekends ago, the kids and I went with my mom on a mini-vacay to Branson. We love Branson and always have a wonderful time...this time was a little challenging since Grant is older and not real fond of riding in the stroller for long periods of time, but a girls gotta shop! I think the highlight of the trip for Emma was staying in a hotel! Ha! She still talks about the place we went to with two beds!LOL We took the kids to a fun play area with rides and they both enjoyed that. We saw 2 being Tony Roi who does a FABULOUS tribute to Elvis! We see him almost everytime b/c he is such a great performer! Before we knew it, the weekend was over and it was time to head back home. Thanks for hanging out with us're the best!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A long year of waiting...

is FINALLY over! Emma had her first T-ball game last night! She saw her cousin Hayley play softball last summer and that was IT...she wanted to play too! I told her that after she turned 4 she could play t-ball and since then she has been telling everyone "When I get bigger, i'm gonna play t-ball!" If you are friends or family, you have heard this repeatedly for a solid YEAR! LOL I must was the cutest thing I've ever seen and they all actually played quite well!! We have been practicing 2 days a week for a month now and most of them have the concept down! Of course, my family took up a nice portion of the "cheering section" and Emma loved having everyone there to support her! You would think she was playing on the US Olympics team the way they were all yelling and cheering her on! LOL

Friday, April 17, 2009

Grabioli's Anyone???

Talk about a mess!! We pretty much went straight to the bath after this dinner, but I must say he enjoyed it! This was the first time he had eaten ravioli's with sauce and he was going to town..loved them! Of course, I had to grab the camera and get a few pictures of this wonderful mess! Emma was yelling and informed me that Grant had "grabioli's"(funny girl..that's what she calls ravioli) everywhere...and that he did!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I have been a little consumed.....

If you are on Facebook, you already know the news...but for those of you who aren't, this is what's been keeping me busy lately! (for some reason i can't get the link to work, so you will just have to copy and paste it into your search bar or click the link Wright Image Photography on this page)
I am SOOOOO excited! I have barely slept the past week because my brain is on overload with so many thoughts! LOL I have LOTS of creative energy just waiting to unleash itself! I'm a little nervous about this new journey i'm on, but at the same time I have a peaceful feeling about it's meant to be!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

daddy, Daddy, DADDY!!!!

There just isn't anything much cuter than hearing Emma and Grant SHOUT "DADDY" the second they hear the door open. Emma is running as fast and she can and Grant is right behind her crawling as fast as his legs will let him to get to Clint. From the moment he gets home, they want his full attention and he loves every second of it! This is what it looks like in our house most evenings...we wouldn't have it any other way!

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Miracle Man........

I can't believe Grant is 18 months's CRAZY!! He is getting so big and has such a cute personality! He can say about 10 words and is SOOOOO close to walking. He cruises around anything he can hold on to, but is still a little hesitant to let go...i don't think it will be to much longer though!!! I love this little guy SOOO much and feel so blessed that Clint and I were given the chance to be his parents. I still refer to him as my "miracle man" quite often because that is truly what he is!!!!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Dare To Love"

Last night Clint and I attended a marriage seminar at our church called "Dare To Love" that was given by my pastor and his wife. I almost didn't recognize the Worship Center because they had taken out all the chairs and put in round tables covered with white tablecloths and beautiful was a very romantic setting perfect for the occassion! We had a WONDERFUL time and learned some valuable information that is helpful to any marriage. The pastor and his wife shared a few personal stories from their almost 36 years of marriage and there was quite a bit of laughter in the room! At the completion of the seminar, they offered for all couples interested, to take a moment to renew their was VERY laid back and we just did it at our tables where we were sitting!! I'm glad Clint and I took part in such a neat experience!!

Model for a day....

Emma is no stranger to the camera...she has had one on her since the second she was born!LOL She actually loves to show off for the camera and just does what comes natural to her whether it be a pose, silly face or just a blank stare. I have been doing a lot of "playing" with my new camera and trying to get familiar with all the different settings, so when I asked her if we could do a photo shoot the other day so mommy could get some "practice" she was all for it...thanks for being such a good model sissy!

What a face!

Silly girl...

Not sure what this was about...I think she was holding a little flower.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dinner for four please.....

This year Valentine's Day was very low key...Clint worked all day and since the holiday fell on a weekend, we opted not to fight the crowds! Instead, Emma and I spent the afternoon preparing a very special candlelight dinner for 4! lol She enjoyed it so much and loved that it was a surprise for daddy since we didn't tell him we were doing this. We had a very nice dinner complete with heart shaped cakes for dessert...chocolate with cream cheese frosting YUMMY! I tried to make the evening special for all of us and think it was a success. Emma told me "Mom, this is fancy!"...she was so excited that she got to drink out of a "fancy cup" as she called it! My mom has offered to watch the kids another evening so Clint and I can have a date night and we will definately take her up on that soon, but this was another day of special memories to add to list!

Making my Valentine..cute!

The finished product

I helped Emma make this on the computer for her daddy. She picked out the picture and saw that there were three hearts and said "Me, Grant and Daddy", but then got upset b/c there wasn't one for me! LOL I told her that was okay b/c this was a Valentine for daddy from them and we only needed three hearts...she was okay then! LOL

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Boys will be boys...

I had Bunko last night, so I cooked spaghetti and green beans for Clint and the kids for dinner before I left. It usually frustrates Grant to eat spaghetti because he can't get a good grip on the noodles, but he's done pretty good the past couple of times so I told Clint I thought he would be just fine eating that. WELL...not only did he thoroughly enjoy eating it, but apparently he likes to wear it too! LOL Clint took this picture for me and I thought it was hillarious! I remember Emma having a few messy feedings, but NEVER like this! Clint gave him a bath and he was fresh and clean when I got home, but when I got him up this morning I was looking at his face and noticed a little sauce in his nose...guess he was saving that for later! LOL

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A beautiful weekend!

We enjoyed most of the weekend OUTDOORS for a change and it was so nice! I am SOO over Winter and ready for some beautiful Spring weather! Emma is a lucky little girl...our neighbors just love her and the kids (who are several years older) play so well with her! Last summer, they gave Emma the pink camo 4-wheeler that her friend Tori had outgrown and on Saturday I walked outside and saw a trampoline in my back yard!! Our neighbor told Clint to come help him move it and it was OURS! I offered to pay them something and they just refused and said they wanted Emma to have it because they knew how much she enjoyed playing on the "jumpaline" as she calls it. Now we just have to get a safety net to go around it. When Emma went to bed that night she said "Mommy, I just love my jumpaline..Mr. Tim is so nice". Tori and Cole came down Sunday afternoon and played with Emma and they had a BLAST! Grant got a little taste of the beautiful day too and loved his first time in the swing! He was a little scared at first (I remember Emma being the same way), but that was short-lived and he turned in to a giggle box! LOL I look forward to Winter being long gone so I can enjoy more beautiful days outdoors with the kids!

Emma and her sweet friend Tori

Emma enjoying her new jumpaline!

Emma after I told her it's time to come inside...i'm such a mean mommy! LOL