Friday, May 29, 2009

Evan Samuel Laughlin

Our nephew was born on Wed. afternoon!!!! He weighed 8lbs 2oz and was 21 1/2 in. Mom, Dad and baby Evan are home and spending the night together (alone) for the first time tonight. Hope he sleeps better than my girls their first night home. We are so excited to get to Columbia to see him...hopefully very soon! Check here for some adorable pics of the new family!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

If she can do it, then I can do it...

If Kasey can have a baby and upload a video (with music) to her blog just hours later then surely I can upload some pics and post something almost a week after we've been home!!!!  
We spent Memorial weekend in Missouri visiting Dan's family.  We had a blast!!!  Saturday the Morrison's came up for the day and we did our annual giant slip n slide. (with dish soap to make it extra slippery)  Ryan and Heather have two adorable kiddos, Savannah 6, and Sawyer 3 who were perfect playmates for Maddy and Mal.   
Maddy and Savannah chillin' in the pool

Grandma and the girls
Finally!!! Heading down the road to fish (Maddy carrying a blue bucket of worms she and Grandpa dug up)
Mallory briefly fishing before hooking Grandma in the leg and vowing to NEVER fish again.  
Maddy was the winner catching 5 bluegill!
Oops!  A little out of order.  Back to the kids jumping into the pool

Kasey 2 days before her due date and 4 days before Evan is born.  Can I just say the next day she played a mean game of knockout!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last day of preschool

Today was Mallory's last day of preschool and the parents were invited for a little program put on by the kiddos. They sang a few songs, said the pledge of Allegiance and then received a a (graduation) certificate. It was very sweet. Mallory Paige and her bestest friend, Amy

She was singing this cute bean bag song, but it had motions and every pic turned out blurry. :(
Saying the Pledge
Mallory had a wonderful year and LOVED her teachers. We signed her up again next year for a Pre K class two days a week. I'm a little sad that my Tues. and Thurs. from 9-1 are gone until!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms (and moms-to-be) out there. I certainly feel blessed to be the Mommy to 2 wonderful children! Although, for me, today felt like every other day. Oh well... :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hodge Podge

This post is a hodge podge of things we've done this past week and just haven't had the time to post pics. I went with Maddy's class to the zoo and had a great time (despite the awful headache I had by the time we got back to school) Can I just say how much I love this pic? The little girl in front of Maddy obviously was not happy about getting her picture taken and I didn't notice the two kiddos screaming at each other in the background until I looked through the pics later in the day. No wonder I had a headache!
The girls at the butterfly gardens
On the very loud bus ride home

While we were at the mall buying a baby gift this trampoline thingy-ma-bober was set up and the girls had fun jumping

We've had a very rainy soccer season so far this year and have missed several games and practices due to rain and flooded fields. Luckily today we finally got a couple games in. Yeah!
Little Mallory is such a trooper spending sooo much time watching big sis play soccer

Maddy and coach Daddy