Leika's Zoo Field Trip

A few weeks ago, Wiley's class took their 2nd out of town field trip, The Montgomery zoo.  I was so excited to be able to go with him!!  We had a little cold snap, so we had to bundle up. 

Wiley's teacher had it all mapped out.  We rode the train first, to beat the school crowd and then worked our way back around for a picnic lunch!!

I always love to see him with his school buddies.  They had a BIG time, as my granddaddy used to say!!

Leika's Kindergarten Class 2012

Thank you Wiley boy for letting me tag along with your class.  I can't wait for many more field trips together.


It's a First

Just where in the world did this week go?  It has been a great and busy week.  My Daddy finished making our farm table and bench for the kitchen.  I chalk painted the legs with Annie Sloan paint and also finished the legs of our island.  I painted the island legs duck egg blue and the table legs a french linen color with cream as a base.  I LOVE BOTH.  He made the table out of cedar and he stained it a pecan color, not too dark.  If I want it dark we can do that, but just wanted to test, and if I want to Annie Sloan paint my table, I can do that too.  BUT, I am loving the wood color!!! It is so nice and long, 72 inches to be exact.  Now to be on the hunt for four kitchen chairs!  The island I have had about a year and it is out of 100 year old barn wood.

Last week I took part of Thursday off and headed to the zoo with Wiley's Kindergarten class.  We love the zoo and are so lucky to have one 50 miles away.  (post coming soon) 

Saturday morning baby had her very first hair cutting appointment.  I have been putting it off and putting it off, but knew that her scraggly ends need to be evened up.  One reason is because the Daddy said NO to a hair cut.  What does he know about hair? You have to keep it trimmed in order for it to grow healthy, right?!!  I am so thankful for Wiley and how helpful he is.  He came along and was my camera man while I operated the camera.  Thankfully baby sat all by herself and was a complete angel.  I wish I could post some of the video on here.  You can hear Wiley talking as he was videoing..saying things like "You are so brave" Don't cut my sister, you cut me once" You look pretty Alice" "YY is so proud"  He was pouring it on her!

A few ton before and after:

It makes me so sad that time flies by as fast as it does.  Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for every second of the day.  It just blows my mind that this picture was taken exactly a year ago and look how much she has changed.

And this one of Wiley boy at graduation last year.

Come on Robin, just one more ;) Nah...In all honesty I am happy as a lark with one of each.  No more room in our house for another crib~Although I pinned this a long time ago on Pinterest thinking I could persuade Robin.  (If there were another he/she, it would have to go in our closet) It didn't work!

Have a great weekend.  I am going to Selma's Spring Fling show on Saturday, mom is selling her hanger's and frames!  I am also doing some things to get ready for the BIG 2nd Birthday party next month and attending the Lord's house on Sunday.


ps--baby girl is carrying on conversations now-sentences and singing her heart out.  My favorite is Rock a bye baby......and Wiley boy took his entrance exam at Morgan last week and is going to the FIRST grade in the Fall.  It is safe to say I am really ready for the next chapter in my little boy's life!!  He is so pumped about going to Morgan. 


Easter Sunday 2012

Happy Easter

Our last card read:

Happy Easter!

Jesus Christ died, and God brought Him to life to live forever.  Each person who gives his heart to Jesus is promised life forever with God.  This is the glorious message of Easter.  May it bless you today and everyday of the year.

He is risen!

As hectic as it is making the last finishing touches on her Easter dress, I really do enjoy it and so happy in the end that I MADE IT!  My poor Mother broke her arm about 8 weeks before Easter and had not finished Maisie's dress.  She actually beat me.  Alice's is pink and Maisie's is Robin's egg blue. 

The family photo before Church--we took about 10 and then realized Dad had on his shades, needless to say when he lost the shades none of the pictures were great!  These cute ones of the girls were taking after Church.  They did excellent and the boys didn't want ANY part of pictures. 

Every year we always eat at my grandmother's.  After stuffing ourselves, Robin and baby went home to nap and the Wild Man and me stayed at grandma's to visit, swim and play. 

I would like to say adios to sewing until September! 

Palm Sunday & Easter Week

What a fun Easter Week we had.  We started off Palm Sunday at FBC with Wiley waving the Palm leaves down the aisle and to the front until the Choir stopped singing.  He did wonderful and we were so proud!  With the week full of happenings we managed to squeeze in baseball in the afternoons.  Alice has to do exactly what big brother does.  Glove and ball in hand, right in the middle of their game!  He doesn't mind one bit. 

Our bunny came 14 days before Easter.  Every morning Wiley would have to find the bunny and we would read the card.  Its message each day explained what Easter meant, from Jesus' death to his Resurrection.  This year he "got it".

Also Wiley had his very last parade around the block at Leika's.  It was so hard to believe that would be the last time I would see him walk around that block with his class.  note:  I almost missed it.  The note said the parade would begin at 9:15, so I arrived at 9:10.  The parade had started and he was already on the back side of the block.  I ran, like really ran as if a bear was chasing me to meet him.  How tough that run was after 5:30 am boot camp..My legs already felt like j.e.l.l.o. I made it and he was so excited to see me.  The Kindergarten make their own hats (with the help of Mom's of course) My boy wanted his to be lego dinosaur.  Thanks Mrs. Beth for helping Wild Man with his!! 

This was Palm Sunday and last year's Easter dress that I made.  I love it and LOVE the length.  She keeps saying pretty and happy happy happy that morning!! Can you tell she is hilarious?!  Wild Man wasn't into the picture taking, he said he is sick of taking pictures all the time.  I understand buddy, Mom will slow down on the picture taking....never!  Love you Wiley Boy.  You are always a good sport and my helper.

All the children

Now for some baseball, backyard style photos.  Alice had her Easter egg hunt at daycare so she was still in her smocked Easter dress, with her hair slicked back ;) 

Both with glove in hand

Do you know how long it took me to get that dye off her hands, legs and feet?  This was the night before Easter too!!!!  She had also poured a whole cup of the turquoise on her legs and feet.  It took, ohhhhh, a coon's age.

I finished her Easter dress about a week before.  That was my goal!  Her bonnet, I love, was a moppet bonnet that I found in a old picture in Mrs. Sarah's shop (aka Sarah Howard Stone) They found me a pattern.  The ladies in the shop said they could not remember the last time someone made that bonnet and they were dying for me and Mom to make it.  My mother made my niece's dress and bonnet.  The bonnet itself wasn't hard to make, but having to make adjustments wasn't fun.  The Friday night before Easter, I decided I better try it on her.  Well I had tacked the ribbon to tight and it wouldn't go over her head.  Baby LOVED her bonnet and keep saying over and over "I pretty". 

Next post is Easter.  Good Night y'all!  Bet you thought you would see that dress huh? Gotcha ;)