Sunday, October 31, 2010

When Your Smilin'

This month Halle began her "Phase One" of orthodontic work. Yes that's right, I said "Phase One." For several years now we have known Halle needed to have work done in order to make room in her tiny little mouth. Every dentist or orthodontist that has ever seen her has just been amazed at how tiny her mouth really is. We had to wait until she lost several teeth before the work could begin.
The past three weeks she has been going to the orthodontist getting ready for her big appointment that was this past Thursday. She had an expander put it. She will go back in eight weeks to have it checked, followed by another eight weeks. Then she will have her first set of braces put on-probably sometime in March.
Her mouth has been really sore and it has been a tough couple of days for her. But, she is adjusting and doing better. We know this is the right thing for her, but it is hard to watch her have to go through all of it.
They did give her a SonicCare toothbrush that she loves very much. I told her this would all be worth it someday when she has a beautiful smile!

Weekend Getaway

A few weekends ago, Brant and I decided to take a little trip up to a cabin on Beaver Lake. It is just outside of Eureka Springs. It is soooo beautiful there! We had a great time just relaxing and enjoying quietness. We think we need to make it a yearly tradition to go somewhere together every October.
This was our view from our cabin. It was absolutely breathtaking!

The rocking chair that broke while we were feeding the racoons. This is a rather funny story, even though Brant ended up with a large knot on the back of his head and I ended up with bruises. If you are curious about what happened, ask me!

The racoons were too cute! But, I wasn't about to let them eat out of my hand.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Salem Tigers

This year Halle began 3rd grade at a new school. Since we moved this summer, we are now in the Bryant School District. Halle is now attending Salem Elementary. She is adjusting just fine, even got straight A's this first nine weeks. She has made lots of friends and is having lots of fun.

First Day of School.

Literacy Night at Salem.

Limo Ride for fundraising.

Fall Carnival.

Fall Carnival and funnel cake...Yummy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Summer Wrap-Up

I can't believe the summer has already come to an end and school is back in session. We were so busy this summer moving, working, playing. I decided to do a post compiled of all the fun we had this summer.

Not too shortly after moving, we went to church camp. This is one of the girls' most favorite things to do. They look forward to it all year and immediately begin waiting to go back as soon as we come home. This year was no different. We all had such a good time. We shared many laughs and lots of memories. I'm so glad to get to experience this with my girls each summer.

We spent a lot of time this summer swimming. The girls really enjoy it. Halle has gotten so good, she now swims like a fish! It is hard to believe she was once scared of the water.

We didn't really go on a vacaction this year, so we decided to do some small things around here instead. We took the girls to Pinnacle Mountain and the Museum of Discovery. They had a lot of fun doing things that our own surrounding cities have to offer.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Halle's 8th Birthday

I can't believe my baby turned 8!!!!!! It breaks my heart to realize just how fast time is going by. We have been so totally overwhelmed with moving, that her birthday snuck up on us. We decided to have a swimming party (literally the week before). So, I quickly got together invites and we set out planning her party in fast-speed. It turned out great and the kids had a blast!

I made cupcakes made in ice cream cones.

Present time!

She got the new Halle Berry perfume. It says Halle on the bottle.
Pretty cool, I thought.

My little superstar!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Six Months in Review

January & February 2010:

With January brought in a new year with a lot of changes to come for the Green House. We put our house on the market in January.

We did get a little snow to play in. It was not much, but the girls had fun anyway.This picture is bittersweet b/c it is the last snow at the old house.
Emma's 5th birthday at Pinkabella.
Halle's Valentine's Day party at school.

Girl Scout cookie sales at Books-A-Million.

March 2010:

My cousin Kori (on right) and I gave my cousin Kirbi a baby shower to celebrate the soon-to-be arriving baby Gavin.

A trip with the Children's Ministry to Chuck E. Cheese over spring break.

We also took the girls to Branson for spring break. We spent a few days there shopping, sightseeing, and attending The Dixie Stampede.

The girls loved this trip to the Butterfly Palace while in Branson.

At the end of the spring break week, Kari and I took Halle and Emma on a trip to Memphis for Greyson's 2nd birthday.
We surprised by Brittany by showing up at the party. She had no idea we were coming. We had a great weekend with her.

The girls trip to the Pediatric Dentist.

This was Kennadi's first trip to the dentist. She did good!

April 2010:

Easter 2010

Halle's field trip to the bowling alley and Hollywood Park.

The Little Rock Zoo.

Halle's awards assembly at Lakeside. She took home the top reader award for her class. I was very proud of her!

Halle's last day of school party. She took some time to say goodbye to her friends since she will be going to a new school next year.
Now that school is finally out and we are moved, it is time to relax and enjoy the summer.
The girls have adjusted well to our new house. They are especially enjoying the pool!
We are looking forward to a great summer!