Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring!!

It is a blizzard! We can't believe it!
Emma's ready to make some snow ice cream!!

Aiden on the slide and Emma making a snowman.

And this was them Friday! It was 66 degrees!! Aiden in the Tinker Bell costume is a whole 'nother story.
The HUGE snowflakes are beautiful, but I think that we are ready for REAL spring. :)

Our week, in review

The kids got Nana to buy them some seeds at the Farm Store (aka Co-Op) so they planted their onions and potatoes.
And we celebrated St. Patrick's Day! With green smooties, shamrock cinnamon toast (Aiden calls it French Toast), Rainbow cereal (fruity pebbles) and some green pudding! :)

Also this week, we buried a St. Joseph so we could get this house sold! :) Here is Aiden with the reminants of his black eye (with a side of snotty nose!) Daddy spent his birthday money on something very useful and practical... a remote control truck that goes 50 miles per hour. Crazy!! He and Aiden were going to have a race. By the way... Aiden is wearing his "boy night gown" in this picture. Emma wears night gowns every night to bed so Aiden HAS to be just like his sissy! But we had to find this t-shirt with a football field on it so it would be a BOY night gown. :)

Sneak peek!! Here is Emma's ballet costume for her recital. We were practicing with her hairdo too. We think that we really liked this bun. Emma wanted something just like Genevieve in Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses. We LOVE this dress!! It is soooo beautiful!!

That is just a little catch up post... :)

Happy Mardi Gras!

Well, we are working hard to honor Nana and celebrate each and every holiday to the fullest. It is hard because we miss her so much, but we try! ;)
Here's the king cake! Uncle John (aka Uncle Johnny) found the baby so I guess he buys the king cake next year. Or mom can just make it again. It was delicious!
Our Mardi Gras parade! Princess Tiana hasn't got anything on us!
The Mardi Gras King!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Well, lately we have been making some messes and then taking a break to watch some tv with Brinkley, Buzz and some stuffed animals. Mostly, Phineas and Ferb. Isabella is Emma's favorite with Candace running a close second and Aiden mostly likes Agent P. No matter what they are watching, they have to establish which character everyone is before the title sequence is over. I have to admit that Phineas and Ferb are soooo much more tolerable than Max and Ruby and don't even get me started on Yo Gabba, Gabba. :( YUCK!! They also have been watching a lot of Barbie and the Diamond Castle (Emma = purple girl, Aiden = pink girl, Mommy= red girl in the mirror) and Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses (Emma = red girl, Aiden = green girl). Matt is soooo pushing for him to watch more Spiderman! We had some well checks (aka wild and crazy kids go completely bonkers in the room until Dr. Lovell arrives and then they clam up and don't say a word because they were actually supposed to!!) Emma was 42 inches and 43 pounds (75th percentile for height and weight). Aiden was 39 inches and 36 pounds (90th percentile for height and weight). They were both right on track for their development, but I was a tiny bit disappointed that they didn't just bust out everything they knew and really impress Dr. Lovell and Emma didn't know her phone number. :( But I think she called Daddy and Nana enough times this weekend that she should have them memorized!

Emma had her Kindergarten physical. And she was excited because she heard all the beeps! :)
If Aiden doesn't like what sissy watches, he "gets" to watch what he wants on his dvd. That girl... she is something.

We have also been passing colds back and forth so that has been no fun!

This past week was Dr. Suess's birthday so Emma's class read a lot of his books and watched some of his movies. Her snack day was Thursday, so we made One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish jello jigglers, and took Pink Ink to drink. But she was sick that day so we just had to take the snack and leave. :( We were trying to figure out how to take green eggs and ham, but that just doesn't sound good no matter how you make it! But Nana took Aiden to the Dr. Suess story time at the library and he liked that!


I wanted to add a few current things that I don't want to forget...

Aiden knows all of the colors except that he sometimes says that gray is brown (i.e. he wants to wear the brown hoggie shirt) and he calls yellow "wello" but I LOVE that I am not going to correct him! :)

Emma has been waking up every morning with a "song in her head". This morning it was Apple Annie, I'll try to post a video - so cute!! And yesterday it was the song that the mean lady in Barbie and the Diamond Castle sings about liking solos. How does she remember all of these songs? I need to have Barbie sing a song about our phone number so she will remember that!! ;)

Baby Shower "after party"!!

Yep... that's about all that happened after the baby shower... What happens at the McConnell's stays at the McConnell's! And I will leave it at that! ;)

Lindsey's Baby Shower!!

A few weeks ago we had Lindsey's baby shower!! She is expecting a baby girl in just a few weeks!! Here's Emma with Aunt Lindsey, and her "sisters" Erin and Maggie!
Of course, we had petit fours from Shelby Lynns!
Aiden was pretty fascinated by them.
Here's the spread...
Pickle rolls for the preggo (and everyone else! I can't believe they actually taste good, but they really do!!)
Me and my step-sis!
We played some games...

and Lindsey opened some gifts... Here is the awesome quilt that Granny Bev made! So special!!

spring is coming...

Spring is coming...
(click link to hear the song by Steven Curtis Chapman)