Thursday, September 29, 2011

We have a little Cubbie!

Just look at this little girl! :o)  That is one happy face after Cherub's Choir and an hour and a half of learning and playing at Cubbies.  Her face was absolutely ecstatic when I picked her up at church last night--she was so proud of herself for reciting her verse and receiving her Cubbies vest.  Now, on to earning more patches by reciting more verses.  

We are so excited for her as she learns to hide God's Word in her heart.  Jonathan and I were both marveling at what a blessing it was to hear Scripture pour from her lips.  What a tremendous blessing!  We are thankful for parents who raised us to love and fear God, and we are exciting to teach Hallie about His amazing love!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Tea Party Fun

Hallie had the wonderful pleasure of attending a sweet friend's tea party at Pinwheel Kid's!  And to add to the fun, we picked up another friend on the way there!  Hallie had a blast, as did all the little girls.  It was very cute--they were read a story, made a hat, made a bracelet, and dined on "tea" and treats all while dressed to the nines in fluffy skirts, feather boas, sparkly jewelry and gloves!  It was definitely a party we will remember!

Sweet friends getting ready to go inside.

Can you spot Hallie?!

Well, every princess has to be dressed for a tea party!

The birthday girl!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joy's and Friends!

Dance season 2011-2012 has begun at Joy's School of Dance!  Hallie has been looking forward to this day for quite some time--she was ready to dance and ready to see her friends!  I've gotta say, getting back into the dancing groove and getting to visit with those mommas every week has been on my "can't wait" list, too.  Hallie and I are blessed with sweet friends!  There were SO many mommas and grandmommas there seeing those little bitties start their very first dance class that I hardly even got to see Hallie dancing.  I snapped one picture of the actual dance class (so unlike me).  Hallie was very glad to be in the same dance building in the same classroom, and she was thrilled to have the same teachers.  I think it's going to be a super fun year with dance!

Leaving school to head to class.
(Adorable leotard compliments of sweet Nonna!)

Sweet friends (minus Ivy--she was already inside and isn't a fan of pictures anyway)
Hallie, Caroline, and Lily

The 3 and 4 year old ballet/tap class

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Our Labor Day was filled with lots of relaxing...and a trip to Egypt.  Sort of.  Thanks to The Mayborn Museum, we were able to have a glimpse of what Egypt might be like.

This is Hallie's current favorite movie.  And when I say favorite, I mean FAV-O-RITE!  I'm not exaggerating.  She knows the story, she knows the lines...and she has favorite parts.  She loves this movie--and we really enjoy the movie, too.  So much so that now we've watched it...oh, 20 times (at least), and we still find it amazing.  This movie brought on the Labor Day trip to The Mayborn Museum for their Egypt exhibit.

The Egypt Exhibit

Hallie pulling blocks with (sleds) and without Egyptian technology.

Building a pyramid.

A camel!  Jonathan told her to pretend like she was hot since she was in the desert.  LOL!

There were also mummies--which Hallie was fascinated with.  We saw mummies when we went to The Museum of Natural History in Anniston.  I thought Hallie would be a little scared...but she wasn't.  And the same goes for this visit into the mummy room.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take any pictures of the mummy.  It was pretty neat, though.  And Hallie really enjoyed seeing the mummy and talking about who she might have been.  Seems we might have a little love and curiosity for history.  This definitely comes from Daddy and not from me! :o)

And because we paid our admission into the entire museum, we couldn't pass up the stationery exhbits. :o)
Hallie *loved* the transportation room...and I'm pretty sure she could have stayed there all day.  But we were mean parents and made her go to other rooms.  Ha.

Good thing there's a sunroof for those tall people. ;o)

 The communication room.
Jonathan and Hallie thought these old typewriters were pretty cool.

The Weather Room
Hallie and Jonathan are giving a weather report.

Once Hallie realized she was on TV, she was totally into it.  In fact, when we got finished, she asked us what time she'd be on TV.  I guess she thought she was like Daddy and would be on the 6:00 news. :o)

The Sound Room
Jonathan and Hallie at the "Whisper Wall"--this was *SO* cool.  I wish I'd have gotten a picture of how far these two things were from each other.  You could barely talk into it and be heard on the other side of the room.  Very neat.  Hallie thought it was super cool.

Making some music in the sound booth--it was VERY noisy in there.  LOL.

The Water Room
Hallie really enjoyed making a little canal for her boat.  She stayed at this station for a very long time.  The girl is a fish, I swear!  She'd play with water all day if we'd let her. :o)

Making a bubble window--I love the look of intrigue in her eyes.

The Fancy Tea Party Room
This was a favorite of Hallie's, too--she served Jonathan and me tea and cookies.  Very cute. She even gave me strawberry tea by putting pretend strawberries in a cup. :o)

Hallie was very disappointed that those hats did not come off.  She said we needed proper hats for a tea party!  HA!  

The Pioneer Room
This is where Hallie had a melt down because she did not want to go home--even though the museum was closing and we had been there for almost 3 hours. :o)  Glad our little girl loves outings!