Friday, April 29, 2011


I noticed on Tuesday while feeding Payne that he has a tooth starting to break through. I haven't been able to get a really good picture yet, but I am trying.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Payne is getting close to crawling! He spins in circles a lot and can scoot backwards whenever he wants. He has started to scoot forward a little. He started getting on his hands and knees, but he still hasn't figured out how to go forward while on his hands and 
How can't tell you how cute I think he is! He is such a great baby, we are so lucky!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We had a laid back Easter with a lot of rain. My mom came up Thursday afternoon and kept Payne on Friday. Saturday we laid around and slept in until Ryan's parents got here and took us to lunch. After that we just stayed inside and played with Payne. Saturday night Ryan and I went to church to serve in the preschool area then my dad and step-mom were here and we all went to dinner at my favorite place, Bordino's.  I am so glad we decided to do Easter dinner because it poured rain all day Sunday. Sunday morning we went to church with everyone and then I worked in the preschool area and came home to burgers and all the fixings. It was a great laid back Easter!
Our family before church. We will take more pictures of Payne in his outfit when it quits raining. (That might be a few months)
Payne checking out all his Easter baskets.

Monday, April 25, 2011


 Our walking trail is completely under water.

 You can see the park bench that the water is up over.

 I walked out in the water, but it was too strong to walk much further.
 This is Rupple and Mount Comfort.
 One of the neighborhoods down the street was covered and people were parking on the main road and walking home.
This is very true at the moment!

It has rained, rained, and rained some more and is going to continue for a few more days. We had 12 inches today!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gentry Safari

We took the students to the Gentry Safari this week. I think I enjoyed it as much as them. It was great this year because they were the only ones on the bus so they had lots of room to move around and windows to look out.  I was the tour guide and was able to use the mic to tell the students what animals were coming up and where they were. They found this so entertaining!  
The kids feed the goat, sheep, and pigs bread. 

Overall, this is one of the most fun field trip we go on. I can't wait to take Payne one day so he can learn his animals. 

Friday, April 22, 2011


 Someone has learned to pull up and thinks it is great when he does! We are still working on the crawling, but we are getting closer and closer!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Neighborhood Cookout

We had a neighborhood cookout last night with our small group. The church, Cross Church Fayetteville, gave us some money to help buy food and anything else we thought we might need. It turned out great. We passed out flyers on Monday and cooked burgers for everyone on Wednesday night. It was a little cool, so I think that some people stay away, but we were super happy that we got to meet our neighbors. They are awesome and we really enjoyed getting to know them!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

8 Months!

  • You wear a size 3 diaper
  • You weigh about 18 pounds 
  • Still no teeth.
  • You eat 4 oz at 7am, 10am, 4pm, and 7pm and 6oz at 1pm.
  • You are eating rice cereal at night along with a veggie and a fruit.
  • You are eating a fruit in the morning.
  •  You sleep from 7pm to 7am most nights. 
  • You are wearing 6-9 months clothes.
  • You hold your own bottle. 
  • You love the bottle, if you see you start to kick and scream for it.
  • We have started trying to give you a sippy cup every so often and you are doing great! 
  • You must have someone in the room with you or your will whine! It isn't a cry,but a whine!
  • You are  "talking" a lot more. 
  • You have started to laugh.
  • You can sit up.
  • You are pushing up when on your belly and scooting backwards. 
  • You have started to pull up on me. You think it is great you can stand with out me helping.
  • You can wave bye!
  • You are still loving daycare and so is your mommy. You moved up a room this week. You are in the crawlers and learning to walk room.
  • You had pink eye this month.
  • You also had a fever one day, but didn't seem to  mind.
  •  We love you  more and more every day! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Georgia for a weekend

We are very blessed to have wonderful friends who parents have a plane. We jumped on the plane Friday and headed to Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Dalton used to play on the Arkansas Golf team and wanted to go watch the SEC Golf Tournament and invited us to come along. It was beautiful and relaxing!
We went to the beach on Saturday afternoon and walked around for a bit. 
Dalton jumped over me because Ally was to scared to let him.
We thought we would be the only people down on the beach. We were wrong. There was a ton of people down there. Lots of college kids, families with small children, and locals.
 Dalton found a jellyfish and picked it up. Ryan and Ally touched it and said it was really hard. I was more nervous to touch it,but finally barely touched it. They are called cannon ball jellyfish.

We walked out on the sand bar.

Sunday we laid out on the roof deck while the boys went to the golf course. Ally and I are a little burnt! Oops!
After a late lunch we headed home.
 A view from the sky when we were taking off.
Hanging out on the plane. It was a pretty smooth flight back. Once going out it got bad when we were flying over the storms.
 You know you are home when you see Old Main! The campus is so pretty from the sky.

Never did I think I would be able to jump on a plane for a weekend and fly somewhere!

Thanks to the Owens for the great weekend!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Long or Short??

I can't decided if I like long or short hair.....
This is what my hair looks like now. 
 It is about the same length it was before I cut it off before I had Payne.
 Then I chopped it off! I still can't believe that I did that! I am in no way ever going to do that again before having a baby! Not being able to put you hair in a ponytail after a baby! Whoo, what was I thinking?
 I also cut it off the day we got home from our honeymoon. I hate how long it was but it was necessary for the wedding.This was the week before our wedding.
Then it was short....

Tell me what you think? Maybe a suggestion or two on what I should do???

Friday, April 15, 2011

Suprise Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Heather!

 The table all decorate. We gave her the drink dispensers for her birthday gift!

 All the girls! Ally, Tiffany, Renee, Sallie Grace, me, Heather, Jennifer, and Jillian Kate

 Payne had gotten this tunnel for Christmas and the kids have gotten a lot of use out of it! They loved it and it was so funny watching them! They went round and round!

 All the girls talked in the den and the boys in the kitchen! Ryan, Josh, Rich, Adam, Dalton, and Neil.

The birthday girl with the best 2 year olds ever!! 

 Hope you have a great day! We all love you!