August 30th, 2007 - Today Saraya went shopping with her Grandma and Aunt Sammi and they bought her a pedicure set! So when we got home, we tried it out together. She was so excited!
Step 1: foot scrub
Step 2: scrub brush
Step 3: wash feet off
Step 4: rub on lotion
Step 5: file nails
Step 6: put toes in spacers
Step 7: paint toenails
Thursday, August 30, 2007
As each season winds down, I always think of several outfits that I want to document Saraya wearing that never got in pictures. How does this always happen? As many pictures as I take, you'd think I would catch her in every outfit she owns more than once! That is never the case. Of course, I also buy scrapbook paper just so I can do a page with certain outfits. I'm crazy... I know. I have the perfect pink and brown mushroom print paper that is really retro looking and I thought it would be perfect for all of Saraya's brown outfits that she's had this summer. I've loved that brown is the "in" color this year.... because it's one of my favorites. And it looks so good on her! All that to say, the past two weeks I've been trying to get pictures of her that fit in both of those catagories. These will always be two of my favorite pictures of her!!!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
August 19th, 2007 - James got up and changed Saraya's crib into a daybed today! We kept talking about it as a "big girl bed" and once it was done, Saraya was overjoyed. She loves the fact that she can get in and out of it on her own. It's nice that she can come downstairs on her own instead of us having to go up and get her out. But of course, the first few nights, she woke us up 2 hours early just cause she was so excited to come downstairs on her own. I think she's figured out now that she can still come downstairs on her own even when she sleeps til her normal time! Thank goodness!
August 11th, 2007 - We picked up Rowan for half the day and treated the girls to some fun. First we started at Chuck E. Cheese.... then we ate lunch and played at Chic-fil-a.... then we had ice cream at Baskin Robbins! Saraya and Rowan are so good together. They love to make each other laugh. Man, I love these girls!!!
August 2007 - Saraya's uncle Jason works at Arkansas Cheer Company as a cheer coach. He told us that if we wanted to we could bring her to a class for free and so we decided to take him up on it. Saraya loves this kind of stuff and we thought it would be some great interaction with other kids her age. She was a little shy at first, because she didn't know what she was doing. She didn't even know how to get in line for the water fountain! But she has been having a blast.
August 2007 - This month I wanted to teach Saraya "our own" thing.... so I came up with "Girls Stick Together" as we hit fists. It's so cute because she has really latched onto it. She constantly does it with all the girls in her life. I hope this is around for a long time....
Summer 2007 - We had a sermon series this summer titled "Is He In You?" based on the Gaterade slogan. So along with the sports type theme, we had Pros vs. Joes challenges throughout. The Pros were the six leadership team guys, which are Mike, James, Tommy, Phillip, Chris and Steve. They picked different challenges and competed against the Joes which were guys in the church. It was a lot of fun! One week we did the Pro-ettes vs. the Joe-ettes which was the leadership team wives. The gals played laser tag and we smoked 'em! The only event that the guys lost was tug-of-war. So once it was all over, the Pros won 7 and the Joes won 1!!!
July 20th, 2007 - David has lived in Nashville since January 2006 while he attended AIDT Graphic Design School. It was a year round school and he finished this summer. We spent the weekend in Nashville celebrating David's graduation ceremony! It was a fun weekend. The ceremony was at an old church downtown. We followed that up with a graduation party at my aunt's house. Now David has moved back to Jonesboro and is employed at True Visionary Marketing.
July 16th-20th, 2007 - Vacation Bible School week!! What a week. Lots of work, lots of organization, but lots of fun. Saraya really knew what was going on this year and she loved every minute of it. She loves music and that was her favorite part. She caught on to the words and motions to the songs.... and was so fun to watch! These are pictures of some of her friends. The top left is Kendall and Abbie. The bottom left is Mia and the bottom right is Ali. I was in charge of the food and the top right picture is my food crew, Misty, me, Kelly, Cristi and Barb. We had so much fun together! It was a great week!!
June 2007 - We love to take pictures around our house. Since I'm a scrapbooker, I'm constantly looking to document things. I realized that we haven't taken a picture of the three of us in awhile so we tried to be creative. This one was my favorite! And the one of Saraya by herself is one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken of her. So sweet!!!
May 25th-29th, 2007 - Well, we spent Memorial Day weekend in Nashville celebrating my cousin Rebekah graduating from high school. It was a fun weekend with all the family around. It's been awhile since we've all been together. But the best part was the fact that Ashley was in town from Florida!! After graduation and the party, Scott, Ashley and I drove 2.5 hours to Pigeon Forge. It was supposed to be them and me, James and Saraya but since she got sick, they had to stay home. So Scott, Ashley and me ventured it alone. We stayed in mom and dads time share condo and did a lot of shopping and eating!!! It was so great to be able to hang out and relax with my Ash!!!!!
May 21st, 2007 - Happy 40th Birthday James!!! We had a great weekend! On Sunday night, we threw a big party at the church. The party was for James and Jon (a guy at our church that was also turning 40) and it was a blast. We had karaoke, which was a blast! We also played Friends Scene It, ping pong and the Wii. Then on Monday night, which was actually his birthday, we went out to eat with the family and Joe, Laura and Rowan at Mongolian Grill. And followed it up with Baskin Robbins ice cream cake at our house. Unfortunatly, Saraya contracted salmonella at Mongolian Grill which made for a horrible few weeks following his birthday.
April 27th-28th, 2007 - The SHE Retreat!!!! What a great weekend. And what a great group! The theme was SHE Theatre with the whole movies theme. It was so fun. We had all kinds of movie food... hot dogs, big pickles, nachos, sodas, and even a candy bin full of m&m's, reese's, hot tamales & mike n ikes! I can't even explain how great this women's group is! I love them all!!!
April 8th, 2007 - Happy Easter! We had a great Easter weekend. We spent Saturday afternoon at my parents house. We did an easter egg hunt for Saraya which she loved. Then Sunday we went to church, after the service we have a tradition of eating a potluck meal together followed by a huge egg hunt! We buy huge prizes for the kids. It's so fun!! I've given up on getting the traditional easter dress for Saraya. It's been cold here the past few years so I'd much rather be practical. I know the shirt is sleeveless but she wore a jacket!!
March 23rd, 2007 - What a night!!! We went to the Lakers vs. the Memphis Grizzlies game with Tommy and Misty. It was so fun! Of course, anytime I get to watch live basketball it's fun.... especially when it's the Lakers!! All the guys were playing, which was good. Luke Walton is in the bottom picture and of course the man, the legend, Kobe Bryant is in the top picture. They're my two favorite guys. Not only did we get the "W", we witnessed history as this was one of Kobe's 60+ point games!!!!!!
March 17th, 2007 - What a whirlwind weekend but it was so worth it!!! Jana (David's girlfriend)and I left on a Thursday afternoon and drove to Nashville. Then Friday night we went to the Justin Timberlake concert!!! The gang consisted of David, Jana, me and my cousin Rebekah. We had sooooo much fun. P!nk opened the show up, and she was great. But the real show was JT! Quite possibly the best concert I've ever been to.
Feburary 1st, 2007 - Happy 3rd Birthday Saraya!!! James and I took the day off so that we could spend all day with her. We made pizzas for lunch then ventured out in the snow and went to the mall. We had ice cream and played in the playground. I can't believe she's already three. Time flies so fast. She gets more fun everyday.... every stage is wonderful but I truly love this stage. Such a great personality, loves to laugh, and can tell you about anything from her perspective. Truly a wonderful daughter!!!
January 31st - I love snow. It's my favorite part about winter. I'm always sad when a winter passes without a good snow. Much to my happiness, we got one this winter... a day before Saraya's birthday!! This is make her birthday that much more memorable. We got a few inches, which isn't that much but it's enough to play in... which we did for awhile. But of course, one of my favorite things to do in the snow is taking pictures as the snow falls. They make for such great photos. These will always be some of my favorite pictures ever.....