Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I enrolled Maci in a "Mom and Tot" class at the gymnastics club and today was her first class. She ended up being in the class with 2 of her friends from church which was a great surprise! Maci just absolutely LOVES gymnastics! Her favorite thing is the trampoline! On the uneven bars with her teacher
Mommy helping with her cartwheels
More cartwheels

Thursday, June 19, 2008


We decided to go to St. Pete's Beach and take some more pictures of the girls tonight. We got quite a few taken and then Heidy and Maci wanted to get in the ocean. Heidy fell down in her dress then she stripped down to her underwear. Maci just stripped down naked! She was so funny! But she did go in by herself--at least for a very short time. I got a couple really cute videos of her first time in the ocean. Donnie, Whitney, Dillon and Peyton--we really miss you and wish you were here with us!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


We took the girls to the swimming pool again today. Maci swam all by herself today--with her floaties of course. She thinks she is hot stuff now! Heidy learned how to do a front flip and a back flip off the side of the pool. She is fearless! Heidy met some friends at the pool too. Swimming all by herself

Heidy and her friends

Video of Maci swimming by herself

Maci was reading her book before she went to bed so I snapped a picture

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Today we got up and decided to go shopping at an outlet mall south of St. Petersburg. We were there several hours and found some real bargains. Chad was such a trooper. I don't think he is as into shopping for little girls clothing as me and Debbie are though. Chad had the girls hold their hands up in the car as we were crossing this bridge. He said it was like a roller coaster ride. The girls thought it was funny!
Chad, Milady, Heidy and Maci watching TV after supper
Bathtime for Heidy and Maci
All ready for bed

Monday, June 16, 2008


Tonight right after supper we went to the beach to take some pictures of the girls in their dresses. We were trying to get there before the sunset so we could get some good pictures of them. We didn't get to take very many, but the ones I have are really good.
This was Maci's first time ever seeing the ocean, which was pretty exciting. She basically had the "Deer in the Headlight" look the whole time we were there. I can't wait to take her swimming in the ocean. That will be a lot of fun! We are hoping to go Thursday or Friday.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Today we decided to take the girls to the pool at the apartment complex. When we got there it was totally empty, so we got the pool to ourselves. I think Heidy and Maci had a lot of fun. We stayed for a couple hours, then we walked back to the apartment to have supper. It was a pretty relaxing day. I took quite a few pictures of the girls. They were so cute playing together.

The bridge right outside Chad and Milday's back door

The pool that is right beside the lake

Debbie poolside

Debbie, Maci and Heidy in the pool

Our two bathing suit beauties

Maci swimming all by herself
A lizard on the fence by the patio
Best friends....

Friday, June 13, 2008


My good friend Debbie is going to Florida to see her daughter Milady, who is pregnant and very, very sick, and she asked me and Maci to go. We left Mt. Carmel early Friday morning at 4:00 AM. Our flight left Evansville at 6:00 AM. We flew to Atlanta and then flew from there to Tampa. Maci did really well. The only time she cried was when we boarded the plane.
We arrived in Florida at about 10:15 AM. Chad, Milady's husband, picked us up at the airport. We were pretty much exhausted once we got to the apartment, so we all took a nap. We just hung out at the apartment and chilled out for the rest of the evening.
Beautiful sunrise
Mommy and Maci
Debbie and Heidy
Maci playing a game on the plane
Waiting for our flight at Atlanta
Heidy and Maci enjoying mine and Debbie's Starbuck's Frapuccino's
Fast asleep on the plane
Heidy was out before we even took off Milday with her IV poleEnjoying a popsicle on the patio

Monday, June 2, 2008


You've heard of paying it forward, right? Someone does something nice for you, and then you do something nice for someone else, and hopefully it keeps going and going and going..... Well, I'm joining in on the "Pay It Forward" game. Here's how it works:

1. You make a comment on this entry of my blog.

2. If you are one of the first 3 people to comment, I will send you a little something special in the mail. (If I don't already have it, I will need to contact you privately to get your mailing address.)

3. You then post a "Pay it Forward" game on YOUR website and do the same.

Now aren't you just dying to see what special little goodie you might receive from me?