Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Haircut 6/24/11

Langley's hair was wild so my sister trimmed it up a bit last week.  It doesn't look that different, just a lot smoother and "cleaned up."  Her hair is the same texture as mine, which is really hard to do anything with, so she will rock the mullet a little longer until her top layers grow some and even out with the back.

All done!  Now her bangs aren't directly in her eyes all the time!

Brooke was there to offer moral support :-)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Drive Through Safari

We made the (5+ hour) trip to NWA last week for the All Star game.  We stayed two nights and spent quality time with my family!  We had some open time during the day on Thursday so we headed to Gentry to the drive through safari. I had a vision of the perfect day, but real life took over and our child was tired and cranky and only enjoyed about a mile of the 5 mile journey.  We didn't even do the petting zoo because she was done.

I put her in my lap at the begining.  This was fun for a few minutes!

Around 3/4 of the way in, Josh put Langley back in her seat so we could enjoy the rest of the drive.

This was a neat place!  Well worth the money, but I did want to see some giraffes.

Hotel Pool

She grabbed her towel and she was ready to swim!

She shivered at first, but warmed up and splashed and loved swimming.  Of course she drank the pool water...at least she wasn't scared to put her face in the pool.  We all swam for 45 minutes and fun was had by all! 

 I would never post this picture of myself, but that is pure joy on that baby's face!

And just for fun...
these were taken the exact same week a year ago. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get Me Outta Here

One day she will say.  "Ok, mommy I'm done.  Can I get down now?"
This was clearly not the case today.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Their 2nd Father's day together.



To say she loves her daddy would be an understatement!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Three Pictures for the Weekend

She was trying to hand me a leaf, but look closely and you can see those top two teeth!

 I couldn't get a smile this morning.

 But, she's still cute!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Topics. There are plenty.

Topics to be covered in tonight's post:  the bubble mower, shaved ice and fast food, our washer, and adjusting to life with one bathroom.

The bubble mower is a hit!  Nana and Pawpaw got this for Langley a few months ago, but we just broke it out today.  She loved it!  It was so cute watching her push this thing all over the yard.  It was also perfect for today because we needed to be outside while the maintenance men tried to unclog our washing machine drain and totally stank up the house with some erosion chemicals. 

We used to eat out a lot, but I've been a cooking queen since we've moved.  Mostly out of neccessity, to be honest.  Nothing is really "fast" or convenient here...which is so much healthier, but today I could not take it anymore.  It actually started last night.  My body needed a hamburger.  A fast food burger, preferably McDonalds.  I needed it. I am not pregnant or otherwise hormonal, it's like the fast food has some addictive properties.  Today for lunch, I had a burger from McD's.  It was wonderful and totally satsified my craving.  I cooked dinner.  Well, dinner was cooked only after we had a shaved ice (15 minutes away.)  It's only the 2nd one I've had this summer, but I'm more in love with them than normal.  I got a free one because they were out of the flavor I ordered.  The kindness does not stop up here, I tell ya!

I mentioned our washing machine earlier.  Yesterday as I was washing a big load of towels, and we heard a waterfall coming from the laundry room.  I was so glad Josh was home for this.  The drain is clogged so when it was spinning the water was just pouring out of the pipe.  We had our first flood!  Since we live in a WBC owned house, maintenance came this morning and used some horrible smelling chemicals.  They came back after lunch with some different tools, but told me they could not fix it and would have to call a plumber next week.  Trying to look on the positive side:  I don't have to pay for this and we can wash clothes in the gym.

Our house is older, and like many older homes we have 1 bathroom.  This was my biggest concern moving here.  Seriously.  After one mishap (I won't share the details, but rest assured it was one of the most hilarious things I have ever been a part of,) we now announce when we are going to the rest room to make sure the other person is not in an emergency situation.  I prefer having two bathrooms, but I DONT HATE only having to clean one bathroom!!

Henry is in heaven. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Before the Swarm

We have been trying to take advantage of playing outside before the mosquitos get here!  So far, just the gnats and biting flies have arrived...so the locals tell us :-)  We found the city park yesterday, which is nice and has some shade.  And, this morning was very pleasant with a breeze, so Langley and I played in our own backyard.  Our yard is much better here than in Conway! 

Langley has been pretty cranky and always tired the past few days.  Her top two teeth and maybe some lower molars (?) are bothering her.  She hasn't eaten much either.

And, ya'll, her hair!  Bangs in her face, the mullet.  It's awesome.  We have an appointment with aunt Heather in a few weeks to try and tame that mane!

Langley has not had the traditional seperation anxiety, but hers is more at home.  She does NOT want to be left alone.  Will not play in any room if we are not in there.  Only makes it through a movie (25 minutes) half the time, since I use those minutes to do a chore or shower usually and don't sit in there with her.  I will take this any day though, because she does so well in the nursery or new places and with family.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday was a Monday

Isn't it funny that no matter the time of the year, where you work, or where you are, Mondays can be ummm, challenging?

The day started off great.  Langley and I headed out early to run our Jonesboro errands and got back and unloaded minutes before the rain started!  Score!  However, Langley took a power nap on the way home and then refused to take a real afternoon nap.  She was horrible, my attitude was horrible, it was a yucky day in terms of that.

I did get some cute pictures of her before the "I'm so tired, but I refuse to go to sleep" tantrums started.

After about 14 hours of sleep, we've had a better day today!

I have been looking for a MDO or similar program for Langley to attend once or twice a week in the fall.  There is NOTHING in my area...I would have to drive to Jonesboro.  Lovely.  It will all work out, though.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Making Our Way in NEA

We went to the administration building today and Langley and I met some of the admissions and financial aid staff.  Langley's new thing is that she wants every new person she meets to hold her.  She reaches for total strangers.  Blessing and curse, I think. 

During the move we made some serious packing mistakes.  About half of our furniture was damaged in some way, but so far I only know of 1 thing that is  currently "missing." We have learned many lessons, including:  empty the ice maker if you have the power off.

Another one of our neighbors brought us some cookies this afternoon!   We live in a lovely little area, where everyone is very nice but keeps to themselves as appropriate :-)  I have not encountered a rude person since we moved.  I know I'm jinxing myself, but seriously, such good people up here!

WBC has had a color guard camp on campus this week.  As in, flag lines for the marching band.  Langley went crazy one day when we visited Josh in the gym and all of the campers were cheering and dancing.  I took her in to watch for a second.  Hilarious.

We have DVR again!  Amen.

I don't know what we will do this weekend except unpacking and yard work, I hope you all have a great one!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Last and First

Last 24 hours in our old house...

First couple of days in our new house...