Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fun-Filled Tuesdays!!

Every Tuesday has become a ritual for Kinsley and me. First we go (usually late) to our second season of Music Class with Shana Houston from 9-9:45 am. Then we head on over to Tiny Town at First Bossier from 10-11 am. From there we go enjoy some lunch at Chick-Fil-A. Needless to say, we are both ready for a nap by the time we get home usually around 1. Some of the people we go with are Martha (Marka as Kinsley calls her) & Boston, Kelley Lollar & Ty (who is 2 days younger than Boston), Katherine Hicks & Brynleigh (the most petite little girl ever - 3 months younger than Kinsley), Candy Joyce & sweet quiet Ella (Candy says she talks at home, but I'm not so sure.....), Holly (Candy's friend) & Anna, and Lauren & Chloe. They are all in the music class with us, and Leigh Ann Watson (our new youth pastor's wife) & her girls McKenzie (6 months) & Anna Grace (2 1/2 years old) meet us at Tiny Town usually. They all have so much fun together, and I am so glad that Kinsley is able to be around and enjoy other kids her age!!

MUSIC CLASS Our Music Class with Shana - she is one of the most incredible moms I have ever met!!

Kinsley & Boston dancing....

Little Brynleigh (she is so funny - she wants anyone to hold her, except her Momma!! - and if looks could kill.......)

Candy & Ella Joyce!
Sitting on "Marka's" lap....she gets so excited to see Marka & Boston!!! How sweet!

Lauren, Chloe, Brynleigh, & Katherine - don't be fooled, this was at the VERY beginning of class - Brynleigh left her Momma shortly after this picture - see picture with me!!

Kelley & handsome little Ty!

Kinsley & Boston

Sweet lil Anna Grace!

I think she sat at the top of this slide for 10 minutes before going down it. It is very slippery and very fast; in fact you just keep on sliding and land on your bottom on the mat. It's fun, but pretty scary for a 22 month old!

Sliding down the BIG slide with Ty and Mrs. Kelley - some kid hanging out at the bottom talking to everyone - Kinsley looks interested huh?!

Don't know what to say about this expression....probably up to no good!

Sliding with Ty and Boston!

Playing with Ty...

Ty sliding and Boston and some other little girl watching him....

Kinsley and Boston playing with the animal sounds...

Boston and Kinsley got so tickled over something and Boston kept laughing with his head in his was soooo cute!!!

Till next time!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sorry it's been so long......

I apologize for leaving the "blogworld" for a few months, but I am going to attempt to do better. We live such hectic lives and my type A personality won't let me just type a brief post that is not perfected a jillion times so a week turns into 2 weeks then a month then I realize I will have to do a LONG post or MULTIPLE posts to catch up and I can't find the time. Then a month turns into 4 months in a matter of time!!! So here I am - and instead of trying to go back 4 months, I will just start from now and like I said ATTEMPT to do better!

We headed south to the Big Easy January 31-February 1 to watch Jason run his 9th marathon. He had his fastest time of 4:01 so we were very proud of him! He never ceases to amaze me - I truly love him with all my heart! I thank God for him daily!

After mile 2.....

After mile 23....

On his way to the finish line...

After crossing the finish line and receiving his tired yet still so handsome!

Funny signs we saw along the way.......

The night before the race we all went out to eat to Bubba Gump's restaurant and walked around downtown for a little while. We saw these guys that were breakdancing and competed on America's Got Talent even. They were really, really good and funny! Then we headed back to the hotel where Kinsley and I made signs for Daddy!!

Kinsley's food came in this neat little boat.....too cute!

Posing with Daddy at the dinner table....we haven't quite figured out the "Smile, show me your teeth, say cheese!" thing yet....

He slid all the way across the dancefloor on his head....pretty impressive!


Kinsley liked the dancers and even danced along with them a little bit (in Poppa's arms)!

Making signs in the hotel room....Kinsley added her own drawings and stickers to them!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Doggy Haircuts!

My four-legged children were in desperate need of haircuts. I thought I would share some before and after pictures! They are so precious to Jason, Kinsley, and me. They both sleep in the bed with Jason and me (and Kinsley). The black and white one is Macey; she is 2 1/2 years old. The solid black one is Allie, and she is 1 1/2 years old. We think she is part shih-tzu and part pekingese. Not what we thought we were getting, but we still love her the same.

Music class

Kinsley started a music & movement class a couple of weeks ago. She and Boston are in it together along with Ella (Candy's little girl), Claire (Candy's friend Jill's little girl), and Broox & Bexley (Maureen's boys). They have a lot of fun, and it is great for Kinsley to be around other kids. So far, they have learned many songs such as the "hello song" where they do different things (clap, wave, roll) to say hello to everyone, "come into the kitchen" where they all hold hands in a circle and walk in together and back out, "the carpenter's hammer" with hand motions for hammer, saw, and building a house. They also play with "eggs" filled with sand (i think?) and sticks with bells on them. It's really great!
Here is week one:

Pure concentration here!!

Martha teaching Boston something (I forgot already)! Maybe she is just dancing with him.

This was at the end of the first class. Kinsley and Boston were the only ones rolling around on the floor. Too funny - another episode of "monkey see, monkey do." We experience lots of these with the two of them.

Here is week two:More pure concentration!

Using my tongue helps me figure these silly moves out!

How sweet!

This picture was taken a few weeks ago, and I thought it was so sweet. Kinsley and Noah Weeks were "checking each other out" when Chance (Noah's dad) told him to give Kinsley "big love." This was what Kinsley got. I had to be quick with the camera! Too cute.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween clothes

I love this time of year because every month is a different "theme" to dress Kinsley in. I am always afraid to put Halloween or Christmas clothes on her too soon, but I wait until after the 1st of the month to do it. Well the first day she had a Halloween outfit on, of course I had to take pictures. And she cooperated so well! Enjoy....

Of course, we had to play in the dishwasher first!

Then she went to B.B.'s house (Jason's mom) and she took some pictures of her outside. She has to be the most photographed kid in the world!

Playing dress up!

I know Kinsley is only 17 months old, but she definitely already loves to play dress up. I think she learned it from Miss Brooklynn! Anyway, I bought a few old dress up clothes from Reruns & Growing Pains, and I practically have to hide them to keep her from wearing them all day everyday. I have no problem with her playing dress up except when I am ready to go somewhere it becomes a MAJOR MELTDOWN to have to change her clothes. Here are some pictures of her in her dress up clothes:

Waving "bye-bye" and leaving in her car!

Blowing "sugars" to Momma as she drives off!

She also loves to get into Momma's shoes and attempt to walk in them. She is so darn cute!