Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gulf Shores 2009

1st steps on the beach...

...treasure hunts

...playing in the sand

and playing in the ocean...

...shopping at the gift shops

and dancing at LuLu's...

...beautiful sunsets and beautiful family...

Monday, June 29, 2009

FYI -- the Tooth Fairy comes to Jackson, Mississippi

We left on our road trip to Gulf Shores on last Friday afternoon. We drove for about 8 hours and stopped at a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi for a rest. When I brushed Barrett's teeth for bedtime, her VERY FIRST loose tooth popped right out. Barrett ran the halls of the hotel alerting family members who were traveling with us what had happened, while I tried to figure out a secure place to put the tiniest tooth I had ever seen. Luckily, I had a little tube container in which I keep my ear plugs (husband snores terribly) and we were good to go. She put the tube proudly under her hotel bed pillow and lulled herself to sleep, finally, with talk of whether the tooth fairy would find her so far away. She awoke disappointingly to find the tube still under her pillow. However, when she peeked in the tube, in the place of the tiny tooth was a rolled-up, crisp $10 bill. From what I hear (and made sure I informed Barrett of this) was that the Tooth Fairy pays richly for the first tooth and the rest aren't worth so much -- (thank goodness!) She couldn't wait to spend her wealth in the Gulf Shores gift shops and it was an exciting event to start the trip!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

1st real week of summer

The girls had a great week at VBS. They learned songs, did crafts, played games and even got a visit from the Reptile Guy. Great way to start the summer fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Now she has her own sweet ride...

My little girl has turned four and the big present for her birthday was a very "big girl" bike. This special present was from her Grandmas and Grandpa, aunts and cousins and she's very excited about it. She loves to go bike riding with her big sister -- and her sister is jealous of her cool ride.

Peyton celebrated being four with her whole family and she got some great gifts. A CD player for her room, a "spinny" dress and beach toys for our Gulf Shores vacation, just to name a few.