Saturday, November 28, 2009

An Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

This year we decided to do something a little different this year for Thanksgiving. We took the girls on a min-trip to Texarkana. We went and stayed at a hotel with an indoor swimming pool. The girls love to swim and this gave them an opportunity to swim while mommy did some Black Friday shopping.
We had a nice, relaxing, drama-free time.
We had celebrated traditional Thanksgiving at home earlier in the week, so we took the girls to eat at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day.

The hotel we stayed in had a huge indoor pool. The girls had such a good time swimming.

Doesn't this pic say "exciting"!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My, umm... I Mean, Halle's School Project

Halle had an assignment last week to design a clothespin into a person from her ancestry or indian or pilgrim. Since we have indian in our family on both sides, we decided to make an indian girl.

I had so much fun designing this girl that I almost forgot to include Halle in the project! Anyway, I thought it turned out cute and Halle loved it!

Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

This year, Halle's grade planned a day at the Pumpkin Patch for their field trip. We were suppose to go the week before Halloween, but due to rain it was postponed.
We went 2 weeks ago to Garner Family Farms in Hot Springs. It turned out to be a gorgeous day, and the kids had a lot of fun.
When we arrived, the teachers all divided the kids up among the adult help that was there. I was in charge of Halle and 2 other little girls in the class. We pretty much got to go at our own pace and let the girls play where they wanted to .
We all gathered back together for a hayride and lunch.

This is a pic of the girls at the petting zoo.

They had a little playground area with tire swings. Halle had fun swinging on the tire swing. She was the only one who didn't need help getting on. I think it is her long legs!

At the end of the trip, they gave the parents little gold nuggets to go and throw in the creek. Then, the kids came and got to pan for gold. They had a blast doing this - even though they were soaked when they were through.

Halloween 2009

It is terrible that I am just now posting our Halloween pics from this year. We have been crazy-busy! I am working more now and I do not have a lot of free time.

Our Halloween was fun. Halle was RagedayAnn and Kennadi was Dora the Explorer. I now some of you saw her pics. She was hilarious in that wig. It came with the costume, but I didn't think it quite looked like Dora. It more resembled a hooker wig to me! Everyone thought it was a riot! I can't believe she actually kept it on the whole night. That thing was heavy!

We went to our church for Trunk or Treat. The girls had a fun night.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Love and Marriage - And a Flower Girl

Our good friend Sara got married. Kennadi has been Ms. Sara's "princess" for a long time. Sara has always loved my girls and taken such good care of them. The girls were both very excited to be a part of her special day.

Rehearsal was so cold, especially down by the water. The kids were freezing. We wrapped Kennadi up in a blanket. This is a cute pic of Sara with Kennadi in her blanket.

At rehearsal, I filled the basket with leaves for Kennadi to practice with.

his is Kennadi practicing walking down the "pile" as she called it.

We rolled Kennadi's hair in sponge rollers.
This is a pic of her in her rollers while playing in her "boat."

We arrived at the wedding a couple of hours early for picture taking.
Mikayla, Kristie, and Halle were the program/bubble girls. They did a great job as well.
Sara is a true cowgirl at heart. She wore her boots under her dress as her something old.
Taking a break from her flower girl duties for a photo opt.

The setting was beautiful. Kennadi is admiring her purse/basket with the petals.

She thinks it is so lovely!

Finally, we are ready to go. Sara and Kennadi walk out hand-in-hand.

Getting ready to walk down the aisle.

She was a little nervous in the beginning.

But, she walked down the aisle like a pro!

It was gorgeous day.

I am so happy for Ryan and Sara. I hope they have a long and happy life together.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pawpaw Prince's 80th Birthday Bash

My Pawpaw, whom I love so dearly, turned 80 on October 4th. Some of you know that Kennadi is actually named after him. His name is Kenneth Dean. He is very special to me as well as my entire family. We decided to plan a surprise party for him this year. Our family lives in several areas, so it took some time and planning to get everyone in one place at one time. My cousin Ryan and his wife came from Wisconsin, Kyle and his wife came from Florida, Cole and his wife came from Jonesboro, and my Aunt and Uncle came from Judsonia.
We all meet together shortly before the party and had a photo taken of all of us together. This is also going to be a surprise present for him and my grandma when we get it finished and framed.
He was so happy to see everyone there. He prayed a blessing before we ate thanking God that he has given him and my Mammaw the time to where they could see their whole family again. This was extremely hard for us, because my grandmother is in very bad health, and my grandpa suffers from diabetes and heart problems. We know their time is short, but we too are thankful for the time that God gives us with them. We do not take it for granted.
Here, my Pawpaw meets Ryan's daughter, Ella, for the very first time.
This is Uncle Cole with Cooper.

Some of the Prince men standing around talking.

Cooper with Uncle Kyle.

Everyone had a great time, laughing and talking about old times.

Pawpaw and his boys.

My cousin, Kyle, is always making someone laugh.

Too cute!
We had a great time and I am so thankful that we were able to have this wonderful day with our Pawpaw. We love him so much. He is such a precious man.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Playhouse Disney Live!

I took Kennadi to see Playhouse Disney Live last night. She has been looking forward to this show for several months. This was the first time she has gone to a show without Halle. I felt guilty about not taking Halle, but I thought it was a good thing to take Kennadi by herself. Halle stayed with Brant. They rented a movie, got pizza, and played games. She had a fun night too and was very gracious about staying home.

Let the show begin! And, no my mom did not coordinate her purse with Kennadi's outfit.
But, it worked out well.

The suspense is incredible!

Tigger and Pooh.

The Little Einsteins.

Handy Many.

Having fun at Playhouse Disney!

Doing the hot dog dance!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

"Hot dog, hot dog, hot digity dog!"

It was a great musical party! Kennadi said, "It was a great day!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lady Kennadi's 3rd Birthday Party

Today was the baby turned 3!
She was so excited, I was in disbelief that it has already been 3 years.
The theme this year was Ladybugs. She had originally said she wanted a "bug" party. We settled on a ladybug party. She was good with that.
Her cake turned out cuter than I even expected. Ambrosia Bakery did it.
Nenaw and Kennadi pose for a pic.

Swimming - such fun!

She didn't quite know how to act while everyone was singing to her.

Blowing out the candles.

Present time!

It was a great time! She had a lot of friends and family who came.
I think she had a great day!