....Bethany Brooks McClendon for being the best step-daughter/big sister EVER!!! You were a total rockstar last weekend and helped me out more than you know! And all without even being asked! :) I really try hard not to ask BBM to help with the girls because with 3 brothers at home and 2 sisters here, she gets her fair share of big sister duties. But sometimes she can sense that I'm about to lose it and steps right in! If I had four more hands I could handle it just fine. And since I don't, this is one of the many times Bethany is a God-send. Prime example: After the weekend's festivities (post coming later), we were exhausted and by the time Sunday morning rolled around, I'm ashamed to say that I slept right through my alarm. We only had enough time for half of us to get dressed and get to church, so Towns and I went so I could teach our Sunday School class and Jonathan, Bethany and Cate stayed at home. After church I walk in to a spotless kitchen (it was a wreck since I flew out the door in a hurry for church and didn't have time to clean up after breakfast). The sweet child had scrubbed the countertops, swept the floor, and gotten down on her hands and knees to mop. Have you ever??!! Not only did I have a clean kitchen, but she'd also cleaned up Towns' room that looked like a tornado had blown through. That afternoon she put Cate in the Baby Bjorn and kept her entertained for a while (if you know Bug, you know that it takes a lot to keep her occupied). And did I mention she was a champ and played with Towns like it was her job?? You're THE BEST BBMac!! I owe you big time!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Happy 7 Month Birthday, Bugaboo!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Me: Towns, where do eggs come from?
Towns: The Easter bunny.
Me: Or maybe chickens?
Towns: Yes, I think you're right about that.
Me: Well, where does milk come from? (Thinking she'll say 'cows' because she's known that forever.)
Towns: The refrigerator.
Can't really argue with that, now can you?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
If you look closely you'll see the welcoming committee!
This is where the circle of friends took place...bet you wish you knew what all was said! HA!
Enjoying the porch from heaven!
We all got cleaned up and got ready for the baby shower...
61 channeling her inner Giselle!
AK and Ginny made it back from the grocery....finally!
Do you know how many times we took this picture before we finally got a good one?! We succeeded and got a photo for this year's Christmas card (thanks in advance, Jess)!
Monday, April 7, 2008
I also took on the role as hair stylist and cut Bethany's hair. I've cut her hair several times in the past and am even more nervous about doing that than I am about sewing for someone else. We managed to get a fun new look for her....we copied Lauren Conrad's new 'do. I think it's cuter on Bethany than it is on LC herself! :) BBM treated Towns to a Miley Cyrus makeover which was hysterical. She transformed the dining room into a dressing room complete with wardrobe, hair and make-up. Towns has always thought her big sister is the coolest person on earth, and now more so than ever!
The running joke with Bethany is that she thinks Cate doesn't like her...I took this picture thinking that I was finally going to get a good one of the two of them. The minute Bethany kissed her cheek this is what happened...
(Bethany doesn't really get her feelings hurt about this...you can tell from the picture above that we laugh about it!)
So I decided to try it myself...one minute she's happy
And the next minute....
If it's remotely a possibility (given her older sister), I think Cate's going to be my dramatic child!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Towns: Actually, I'm not Towns. You can call me Hannah Montana.
Me: Alright then, Hannah, it's time to get out of the car.
Towns: Well, I can't right now. The "poparapsi" (paparazzi) will get me.
Me: I highly doubt the "poparapsi" in Decatur, AL is anything to worry about so get on out and let's go inside.
Towns: Oh, allllright. I guess I won't get an allergy if I get out of the car.
Me: A what??
Towns: An allergy.
Me: What's an allergy?
Towns. You know.
The funny thing about her right now is that she's into saying big words, and half the time she knows what they mean and how to use them (like paparazzi, even though she can't exactly pronounce it right). And then there are times when she says these big words and doesn't have a clue. What can I say? The girl cracks me up like no other!