Sunday, May 30, 2010


I took my parents and the girls to the butterfly exhibit while they were visiting.....

Got some pretty cool pics...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Swagger Wagon

I saw this today.... I don't have a mini van but I do have a crossover and this is my life....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Wonderful World of KK Olivia.

I just caught this random video of KK the other day.... She is SUCH a goofball. She makes me smile and warms my heart everyday. It's hard to imagine that we almost had a life without her when I see her and her goofy faces and how quickly she is growing!

She is such a doll. Here she is chatting away and making faces... LOVE the sweet potato and pudding on her face :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Bday Jonathan

So our friends called a last minute celebration on Monday for one of Briley's Bestest Buds- Jonathan... The party was at Chick-Fila and was a hit with all the kids....


EXCEPT- (this is a huge surprise) KK. She hated it. She really hated the Cow.

Poor KK. She doesn't like anything!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Awana Awards 2010

Briley received another Awana Award tonight for completing her 2nd year. It's so cute to watch her up on stage getting awards! It makes me so proud!

Briley has told us a few times what she wants to be when she grows up. A long time ago she told me she wants to work at the Taco Bell Drive through..... I thought Dear Lord please don't let that stick :) THEN.... she said she wanted to be the tooth fairy.... Cute....

I am pleased to say her goals are getting higher as she gets older....

She also announced last night at church that she has decided she wants to be a missionary and go to China. I asked her if she knew what a missionary does.... She said yes, they go tell people about God. WOW. She said she chose China because she heard they need missionaries there but that she also really likes Chinese food. The sweetness and innocence of a child makes my heart happy.

She told me about 3 weeks ago she wants to be a baby nurse and take care of sick babies like the nurses took care of her sister. I asked her about that when she told me now wants to be a missionary. She said China has sick babies too. She's right! :)

Rex Singing the Beaver Song :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Briley's Dance Recital 2010

Let me preface by saying that THIS was a brand new experience for Briley and myself!!! I don't think I was ever cut out to be a stage mom.... I think I am more along the lines of a soccer mom-- something that requires less STUFF and less prep!!! Sweat and dirt..... this getting perfect and staying clean and still thing.... not so much.....

Getting ready for a dance recital is stressful!!! The rules and dress codes!! It's CRAZY!!!!

So today we got up at 6am and started this process!!! First we had to get the hair done.... pulled tight and SLICKED in a bun on the TOP middle of her head!!! Not an easy task with VERY long very soft wispy uneven (She cut her hair at school the other day with safety scissors) hair.... Lots of Dep gel, Freeze hairspray, 4 latex rubber bands, screaming and whining and 23 hairpins later we had ourselves a bun....Next was the make up- DARK, stage make up. Lots of it. So if you have a daughter, you know that this whole make up thing is for the birds.... I mean she IS 4 after-all!! TOO YOUNG!! But I get it- I DO. The whole picture thing for stage etc... but geez. Not easy for me to cake up on her face for the first time....

Eyeliner!?!? That was a challenge!

The mascara OF COURSE.... she was most excited about this and.....

theHot Pink Lipstick!

Look at that! She looks TOOOO grownup!

Briley & Daddy after she was all caked with make up and in her warm up clothes!

Banana's are the world's perfect food.... so what better way to start your day.... the breakfast of champions :)

I took this picture to demonstrate the irony of this situation.... as I mentioned I was not crazy about the idea of putting make up on my 4 year old.... she had a princess sippy full of milk.... she got lipstick on her sippy for cryin out loud! :)

All ready for BALLET!! YAY!

LaLa and Grandmama came back stage to surprise Briley!

Briley and mommy after she got ready!
Waiting backstage before the ballet dance!

Lining up to go on stage for Ballet!
It was completely dark in the auditorium and they said NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!!! I decided I would follow the rules... I was the only one, Everyone else was taking pics!!

I don't have any pics of her dancing her ballet show !!! We do have the video down below....

Waiting back stage for the 60's Tap dance!

Waiting Patiently!!

The Tap show!

I finally gave up on the NO flash idea... everyone else broke the rules so I did too.... so I have a few pics of her on stage during the tap show!

Here is she talking to the girl next to her instead of dancing!

Let me add that if you start counting from the right hand side OVER.... Briley is 5th in line :)

The end of the Tap show!

She got a trophy! She was SO proud!

Daddy Surprised Briley on Stage with Flowers!

Look who came to watch you dance Briley !!!

Briley with Grandmama & Grandaddy

Special Props to AUNT JEN!! She is not pictured because she sacrificed her time for our sanity!! She stayed home with the little ones which turned out to be a GREAT thing! There was NO way they would have lasted through this! :)


Briley and Uncle T & Haylee Bug!

Briley & Haylee!

Briley and Mommy! I'll admit I cried I was so proud!

Our big girl sitting on stage after the performance!

Briley & Daddy!

Two very proud parents :)

Aunt Lala!

With Cousin Haylee Bug!

Posing with Cody!

After it was all said and done....
Briley got to choose where she wanted to eat... she chose Spring Creek BBQ!

Briley wanted me to take pictures of her trophy and flowers in her room...

Every little Ballerina needs bubble bath after dancing so pretty!

It's nap time!! SO SLEEPY! What a DAY!

Here are the videos we got of Briley Dancing.... they are not great quality, but you get the picture!! :)