Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 Year Check-up

This pretty girl had her 3 year check up today. She likes to talk about going to the Dr., but actually going is another story. She wanted to take her Dr. kit, so we did that. She was pretty clingy when anyone came near her and she kept saying "I want Bo to go first!". Bo did get his flu shot, otherwise, it was just her appt.

She weighed 33.5 lbs and is 40.75 inches. That is 60th percentile for weight and still off the charts for height. Everything checked out fine!

In the waiting room

Dr. Arabelle is in the house!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Golf course in Telluride, Co.

We are so glad to have "Daddy" home after a week of elk hunting in Colorado (didn't get an elk, but saw a few and enjoyed the scenery)! Jared and Sambo left Saturday the 17th and came back this past Saturday, the 24th. It was a long week for me, but not as bad as I feared being home alone with a 1 year old and a 3 year old. :) We did go to my parents' on Wed. & came home Thur. That was a much needed break!

Now that he's back, I will share one cute thing Arabelle said on her birthday. I was asking her where she wanted to eat supper and she picked Danny's. A few minutes later she said "Maybe Daddy will be there!". That is where we meet him for lunch once a week and I guess she thought maybe he'd show up if she chose Danny's. She missed her Daddy....we all did!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Arabelle's Special Day

Yesterday was Arabelle's 3rd birthday and I wanted to make it special. As you know, we had Bo and Arabelle's birthday together last month, so I wanted to be sure that her actual birthday was just as fun!

We started on Monday with a birthday party at Arabelle's "school". Bo was looking so grown up in his blue jeans! Arabelle was so proud to have Bo at her school. She told me that I could leave him there because they have a stroller (a doll stroller). :) She requested a blue Mickey Mouse cake and that's what she got! I told them I needed a cake for 20 kids and they must have thought the kids would be really hungry because the cake was huge!

This little boy blew her candles out! She didn't mind a bit though. :P

She woke up Tuesday and called me (she still doesn't get out of bed without one of us in the mornings!). Bo and I went in with the camera and sang "Happy Birthday" as we went in. After I sang she said "Is I three!?".

I had her big birthday present set up in the dining/play room and she was so excited! Here she is walking down the hall to see her surprise.

It's a doll house! She really surprised me and kept asking Bo to play with her. She was fine with him moving the furniture, etc around. She loves it!

After we had breakfast and played a while, she got dressed in her birthday t-shirt from her Leigh Leigh.  I took her to Walmart to use her birthday gift card from Aunt Kay & Uncle Gary. I was so curious to see what she would choose! She looked at a few things and then chose this princess keyboard. I kept showing her a few other things and she'd say "ooooh, I like that! But I want this", so that was it! Bo had his birthday gift card too and he got a big ball that he'd been "uuuuhhhhhh, ohhhhhh-ing" at every time we walked by and a couple of books.

After more playing, lunch, & naps/rest, she had another present to open from our friend Nancy. She opened it and said "A computer!!!". She loves it and was doing some "homework" on it last night.

Then it was cake time! Notice, we had to put Mickey back on her slice of cake. :)

Next, was gymnastics! She always looks forward to Tuesday afternoon gymnastics. She wanted to wear her birthday shirt over the usual outfit and they sang "Happy Birthday" to her.  

After gymnastics, I took her to the library to pick out a couple of books, then she chose what she wanted for supper. I was happy that she chose Danny's! We had salad and pizza, which made for 2 happy kids (and a happy Mama!). :)

I think it was a great third birthday for Arabelle!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3 years old

I can't believe my sweet Arabelle is 3 years old! It seems like just yesterday she was toddling around the house and babbling away like Bo is now. She has grown and changed so much in the last year. I don't even want to think about how grown up she will look on her next birthday. I will do another post (maybe tomorrow!) telling about our day today. It was fun and she was really excited all day. :)

Sept. 20, 2008

Sept. 20, 2009

Sept. 20, 2010

Sept. 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Afternoon fun!

I only have 2 pictures today, but we had a fun afternoon! Bo took a short nap from 11-12 (*sigh*) and the walls were closing in by 1:30. Arabelle didn't have gymnastics until 3:30, so we loaded up around 2 and headed to the park! They both had a great time. Bo enjoyed picking up sticks and carrying them around and Arabelle spent a lot of time on the jungle gym. From there we went to Dairy Queen and got blizzards. Bo spent more time walking around and waving at everyone and Arabelle ate nearly all of her mini-blizzard (M&M blizzard!).

Then, we headed to gymnastics! Arabelle really loves it and Bo walks/runs around the whole time. Wears me out! ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

"The house is driving"

We had a fun weekend. Saturday, Jared left early to go to Athens for the game, so it was just me and the kids. When the ball game started, we came in to play so I could watch. Arabelle was spinning in circles in the front entry way and sat down on the rug. She wanted us to "drive to school", so I acted like I was driving. She said "No Mama, you aren't driving. The house is driving. See?? (as she points at the wall)". The room must have been spinning from all her spinning. :)

It was a little cool last week to play in the pool/sprinkler, so I decided to let the kids paint Arabelle's car! We washed it on Saturday, so that was 2 afternoons of fun!

She LOVED this!

Bo got in on the action too

And took a taste

This cute girl will be 3 next week!

They love to ride in the wagon!

Snot nose. He is FINALLY over this cold that he had for 2 weeks and started an antibiotic for an ear infection on Friday.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Long day.....

Man, today was a loooonnnngggg day! Maybe it was that both kids were up at 6:00 and Jared was already gone or the fact that they both have coughs/runny noses. We did have a lot of fun and got some funny pictures! I am thankful for these loud, snot nosed kids! :)

Early morning


Getting ready to take a walk. Bo looks thrilled!
Busted! Haha

Strolling herself

Love that expression!

We went to Sambo and Leigh Leigh's "playground"

First time coloring together :)