Tuesday, September 28

Love you mom!

{It's official. It's fall! Carly brought me this spider lily for the kitchen window.}

Monday, September 27

Good Mail

Everyday as we turn into the driveway after school, Carly says "I'll get the mail!" Last week she got a note from Aunt Kacey, a card from Nonna, and sonic money from G'daddy. Today she got a big envelope from MamMam with a super cute t-shirt in it! My girl loves some good mail.

Thursday, September 23

queens of the court

What a great little group of girls! They have been taking a small group tennis lesson each Wednesday for a few weeks. It was a great experience. We are sorry we didn't have more time with Coach Denise before she decided to move West. There are some very lucky tennis players in Texas that don't even know it yet.

Today, they played the ultimate game of Queen of the Court. But Coach Denise was being extra generous, everyone got to get in the treat bag.Carly chose some really crazy confetti nail polish.

Miss MM, Carly, and MK

Tuesday, September 21

drops of jupiter

{Carly taking a look at Jupiter.}

Wednesday, September 8

when you go off with dad

you get to......
enjoy the great outdoors
play in the dirt
shoot firearms
eat junk
go to bed late
go fishing (in your pajamas)
have fabulous Carly-Daddy time!

Monday, September 6

{sofie...3 month birthday}

I'm sure soon (very soon),
she will start:
coming when her name is called
responding to "no" and maybe "come"
only chewing on her toys
sleeping more than 4.5 hours a night
if not, you can list dogs on Craigslist, right?
[12 weeks, 12.3 pounds]

Sunday, September 5

is it bribery or reward?

At the beginning of summer,
Carly and I set a goal for her to practice guitar
twice a week during the weeks she would be home
(she was gone a lot) over the summer.
We counted up how many times that would be
and put beads in a bowl for her to earn through the summer.
Carly picked painting a piece of pottery at Mud Monkey as her reward.
During the last week of summer, she earned the last beads.
She reminded me then and numerous times since
that I said I would take her to Mud Monkey.
So we finally went on Saturday. She loves it.
She chose a plate to paint and I tried to visit with her without offering my input
(well at least not too much input!)
So until the next time I need to bribe her....I mean reward her.