Friday, August 31, 2012

Soccer mom!

Well it's official, the only thing missing is a mini van. I know Reese would love to do dance, but I couldn't help but think about how much cheaper soccer is.  And it doesn't go as long. Plus I think it will be really good for her.

 For weeks, she was so worried about what color her jersey would be. (She wanted it to be pink so bad.) She was so happy when she saw that it was.
 Here's her first game. Her team won, although she didn't score. For the most part they just ran around. But she had two girls on her team that seemed to know what they were doing.
 It's kind of fun, and crazy that  she is old enough. (although apparently she could have played last year.
I love watching her try to run around. Now I just need to teach her to be more aggressive. Hopefully this will help give her a good start to liking sports and excersice. I definitely could have used something like that when I was little. Go Pink Flamingos!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Campfire, and Farewell to Leah

You know how it goes, all summer you say you're going to have a campfire, but then when it comes down to it, the girls are tired, or the weather isn't that great, etc. etc.
 Well, we finally had one, and the girls were so excited. There's Jeremy with his s'more, that Rylee and I made for him.
 The girls like to roast marshmallows, and make s'mores. But they do not like to eat them.
 Then after the fire, we did one of our favorite things. We laid out a blanket, and looked at the stars.

 On a completely different note. My sister was here for the summer, I actually have only a couple of pictures,( I must be getting lazy). Anyway we had one final farewell party, before her and her two babies, make the long, long, long flights home to Aussie land. It has been such a fun summer, and while she was here we did lots of fun stuff.
 Of course you can't invite me to a party without me bringing some kind of cake, or cupcakes. These were some cute Koalas I made in honor of our little Aussie.
Well, she made it home safe, and with no mental breakdowns, (through a 27 hour trip with a one year old, and two year old.) Pretty impressive. Love you and hope to see you soon.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wood Family Fun!

My sister Leah was here visiting from Australia, so we are doing more family activities than usual. So a couple of weeks ago we decided to go take a little hike up to a little cave.
 The kids were surprisingly pretty big chickens about the cave. It took me a long time to get Reese to go in. Finally we had to carry her through it. But then she did walk back, as long as my mom would hold her hand. And my usually brave nephew Mason didn't even venture in at all.

 It was fun! Clearly we need to do things like this way more often, toughen up the little kiddies.
 Then afterward we went to the Huntsville park. If you haven't been up there. Give it a try, it is a really good park. I wish we had one like that closer to our house. That's my sister Leah, and in the background her little baby Reid.
 Rylee loves to hang on things lately.

 This took awhile, so I was proud of her for climbing up this. It's not that high, but she is kind of nervous about heights.
 Even Rylee climbed up. The thing that I really liked is that I used to climb on this very jungle gym when I was little. Even though they added a lot to the park, they still kept a few of these old things.
 Like this tree, we always climbed and played in this tree. I don't know why I care, but I think it's cool that they are in the tree I used to play in.
 And on these tires.

 Anyway we had a fun day. Here's to more, fun activities with my family.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dirty worker's Garden

Ever since Reese was old enough to help Jeremy in the garden she has always liked to. But now she is old enough to really help, so they do it together. Reese one day told Jeremy that they were the dirty workers. 
 So Jeremy bought the girls their own little garden.
 There's the dirty workers, working on their garden. They love it because it's something special they can do with their daddy.
 And they did get plenty dirty too.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Reesie's Haircut

 Well, I clearly didn't document this as well as I should have. I didn't take a before and after, and I should have taken one with her holding her hair. Anyway, her hair has gotten so damaged from the chlorine, at swim lessons. I've been trying to talk her into it. But she has always wanted her hair to be long like Rapunzel.

So, she finally changed her mind. I hate to say it was because she saw Katie Perry commercials, and loved her hair. But I'll take what I can get, so I told her, yes we can cut it like Katie Perry's. (And yes, I'm aware that it isn't exactly like Katie Perry's but she isn't.)
Anyway, it is so cute, and the ends aren't all gross. And it's been easy, not like that is hugely important to me, but I think it will be cute for school.
I have to say, I was so nervous that she was going to hate it, and regret it. But so far she seems to have loved it. Just look at the smile, that's someone who likes her hair.