Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Christmas Fun

After we finished our Christmas morning here at home, we spent the rest of the day at Bill & Carol's. Here are some of the pictures from down there.
 Alexis with her new skirt, tights and vest
 New necklace
 Isabel with her new Cabbage Patch baby
 Isabel in her new rocking chair

 Doctor Alexis is on call!
 Memory Game and isn't that just such a lady like pose?!
 Isabel laying and climbing all over one of their new toys
 Grandma Carol and Isabel
 Carol with her thermal lunch tote
 And Meredith with her's
 Ross with his very well wrapped present!
 Isabel, Aunt Merfy, and Alexis
Isabel walked around the house all day long tooting on this little recorder that had been Ross' when he was a boy!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Time

 Isabel with her Little People Home
 It's not Christmas without a bow on the babies head!
 Alexis opening her guitar, she loved it!

 Look out Nashville, here she comes!

Quick Update

Good Morning!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I worked Christmas Eve until 5:30pm and then we were at home the rest of the evening. Ross and I stayed up until 2am on Christmas Eve, we had a few more presents to wrap and were watching a movie. Isabel woke up at 5:30am on Christmas morning and came to bed with us. I was too excited to go back to sleep, so I came downstairs and took my shower and got ready for the day at 6:20am. I had Ross bring Isabel down and fed her her oatmeal and then I was going to wake Alexis when I heard her coming down the stairs. We had a great Christmas morning here at our house. The girls loved all the things we got for them! We spent the rest of the day at Ross' parents house and had a wonderful Christmas there as well. I'm going to try and get on here later today and post more updates since it's been so long since I blogged. And I plan on posting lots of pictures as well! For now, here's one of our tree Christmas Eve and the girls.
 On Christmas Eve, I just couldn't wait any longer, I gave the girls a present! Alexis got a bathrobe and some slippers
 Isabel got a new sleeper, but she wouldn't hold it up for the picture
All ready for Christmas morning!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our Dancer

A few weeks ago, we were able to go into the dance studio with Alexis and watch her class. It was the cutest thing ever! Here are a few pictures I took:

12 Days of Christmas

Monday, November 22, 2010

JCPenney Pictures

I took the girls to JCPenney's last weekend to get their pictures done. Isabel was TERRIBLE! She would not co-operate at all. Alexis did fabulous like always. I did end of getting a few cute ones of Isabel too, but she isn't really smiling at all. I will try for some more in a few months, maybe a Valentine's themed photo shoot??
 Alexis looks like such a big girl in all of these pictures. It makes me a little sad to see sometimes. She's not my little baby anymore.
 The only thing that made Isabel happy was playing with my cell phone, so it's in all the pictures!
 This is Isabel's pouty face

I think this last one of Alexis is my favorite, I got it in a 10x13!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

5QF - Weekend Edition

So I know that it's now Sunday, but I was catching up on reading some blogs and Jenna had done 5QF and I like the questions, so here goes. Don't forget to check out Mama M., our hostess for Five Question Friday.

1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
Child birth, hands down. Although, my husband will tell you I'm a weenie when it comes to pain. He "play" punched me the other day and I was whining about how much it hurt. And this is what he had to say, "How is it possible that you could push a baby out of your vagina so easily, but you can't handle any other kind of pain?" I have no clue. But, for some reason, I'm a rock when it comes to childbirth, but any other kind of pain, I don't like so much. Here are the links to my girls birth stories, Alexis and Isabel 

2. How much sleep do you get at night?
Not nearly enough. I've somehow managed to learn how to function in a zombie state with little sleep. Working night shift STINKS! On work nights I average about 5 hours per night, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Now if these were 5 solid hours of sleep, I'd feel great in the morning. But, it's usually interrupted a time or two. Shortly after I go to bed, one of both of the girls will wake up and then when it's time for them to get up for the day, I'm usually awake for that for a bit too. On the weekends I try to catch up, but it's so hard for me to go to bed early since my body is used to night shift. For instance, right now I should be snoring it up, instead I'm blogging because my body thinks I should still be at work. I sure hope to get to day shift soon so that I can sleep like a normal person again. All these short nights are taking a toll on my body and I look awful all the time. You know how when someone says, "You look tired." Well, that's really the polite way of saying, "You look like crap!" I get told I looked "tired" at least once a day at work. Gee, thanks. 

3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus? How did you find out that he does not exist?
I don't remember ever believing in Santa Claus at all, so I don't remember how I found out he didn't exist. Alexis is getting to the age where she is starting to say things about Santa, still not sure how we are going to handle it. Here is my post from last year about it, the comments are almost better than the post.

4. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
Ummmmm...I think it was Eclipse, I'm pretty sure we haven't been to the movies since then.

5. What do you wear to bed?
Pj pants and old ratty t-shirts that have a million holes in them and some of them are 10+ years old.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Birthday Party

Last weekend we went to Ross' Aunt Mary Ellen's house in Columbia to celebrate her birthday. I thought I'd share a few pictures from that day. The weather was gorgeous and we had a really nice time there!
 "You might be a Redneck if your Chimenea has a stove pipe attached to it!"
 The birthday girl - Aunt Mary Ellen
 Alexis & Aunt Mary Ellen
 Isabel, Aunt Merfy & Alexis
 Grandpa & Grandma Lea
 Cake & Candles time!

 Ross' parents, Bill & Carol, his sister Meredith and Us
 The 6 Lea siblings with Grandma & Grandma. 
From L to R: Bill, Karen, Joe, Grandma, Grandpa, Susan, Mary Ellen and John
Isabel & Uncle Jimmy