Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Teenagers Already??

Abigail and Makayla went to stay with Grammie Retta and Papaw Truman for a few days because I have to go back to work tomorrow. We met Grammie in Hot Springs and had lunch at the Purple Cow. Olivia had a screaming fit when her sisters got their booster seats out of the car and went with Grammie eventhough I had already explained to her fifty times what was going to take place today.

So, tonight we are at home: Alex, me, and Liv. Just the three of us....and it wierd. Olivia has been a chatterbox and asking every five minutes "where sissas are?" We had pizza and watched a movie. And then, I really started missing the girls. Alex called them and we talked to them on the phone. Olivia was so giddy about getting to talk to them and they've only been gone about....7 hours.

Olivia got on the phone and began to talk more than I have ever heard her talk to someone over the phone. She told Abi that she rode KayKay's scooter and that she had a cookie. "Wif M&M's on it." My eyes began to tear up because I had a flash forward vision of Abi being off in college and Livi missing her like crazy. I imagined the long phone conversations that they will have (that will probably consist of more than the m&m cookie that Liv had that day). I also am bummed that Alex and the girls will be in Newhope on Friday night and I will be here because I'm on call for work. I haven't been alone at home in forever!  I am planning a sleep over with my buddy Debbie, but I will miss my kiddos. 

At the moment, I am in the girls bedroom and Livi is pilfering through all of their toys and causing as much damage as she possibly can while they are not here to get on to her for touching their stuff. And I am savoring it.  I am going to end with a picture of the girls before school one day a couple of weeks ago.
Good Night!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Breakin' It

So, I turned another year older last Friday. As I was getting ready for work, I walked into the living room and Alex had left a box of donuts on the couch and a wrapped gift for me. He got me the donuts because I am responsible for getting the girls up, fed, dressed, groomed, and delivered to school each morning. Alex leaves around 5:30 for work so that he can pick the kiddos up in the afternoons. The donuts were so that I would have a quick and easy breakfast for the girls. He had sent me flowers earlier in the week as well. My co-workers were sweet and wished me a happy birthday. I had a hearing in court that morning and it went well and I got off work around 12:00. I then had lunch with my good friend, Dedee. That evening we dropped the girls off at, another good friend, Debbie's house and Alex took me out to dinner. We ate at Brave New Restaraunt in Little Rock. We sat out on the balcony over looking the river and the buildings lit up at night. There were fire pits out on the balcony and it was relaxing. We had a nice time. We don't get out much just the two of us anymore.

Saturday we went to Newhope to see the family and to have a get together at my parents house.
We had a really good time. Lots of our family members came and some good old friends too. Brent made Tricia and I a birthday cake that was delicious.
The girls enjoyed the time with their grandparents too. We also were able to attend church at Daisy which is always nice. Saturday night we watched the snow falling. Amazing.

After church on Sunday, we ate at Gayle's. Olivia asked Gayle if she could play the piano and Gayle said "of course!" Olivia had great time slamming on the keys. The restaraunt gave her a round of applause when she decided she was finished.
Gayle also let them pick some Easter candy out of the Easter tree.

I have been off this week to be at home with Abi and KayKay for Spring Break.
I took them for pedicures and they had too much fun bossing the men around that were painting their toe nails. I think we may have a problem here.

I hope you all have a great week!