Monday, May 31, 2010


Stella had not been the best at teeth brushing and we have not been the best at making her do it. Well, we are trying to make it a much bigger deal and she has gotten much better at it. I think that the new Winnie the Pooh tooth brush is helping make those teeth so much cleaner.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


We got home this evening and had a great time but are very glad to be home. This is a funny little story from the morning that we were leaving. Jason is always getting on to me about leaving my rings laying around and letting Stella play with them. Well, he left his wedding ring on the counter Tuesday morning and she was playing with it. She came to my closet door and put it in the hole of the door and I heard it ding all the way down to the floor!
So, today when we got home he had to drill holes in the base board of the closet and use a wire hanger to remove it from the wall! Yes, folks he had lost his SECOND wedding ring but was able to get it back.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


We took the kids to The City Museum today. I have to say it is one of the coolest places to take your kids. We did not even make it to half of the exhibits.
Stella loved this slide. It took some talking her into it but she liked. it.
The ceiling on the first floor was really cool.
It is so weird but Stella was very shy at first in the museum. She was very standoffish and not sure of what to do but once she got going she had a great time.
These are the caves that you can walk through.
Huge slides that you can run or slide down.
I loved these pieces of art that are the railings all over the place.

Stella looking at the turtles.

I finally got a couple of shots of my kids together of course they are not looking at the camera but they are both happy!

At the end, we found some of Jason's under wear hanging on the wall! I wonder how they got a hold of those!

This evening we went and ate at Cheesecake Factory and then took the kids to the pool. Stella doing her poise again in her new swimsuit.
This was Rhett's first time in the pool and he loved it!

OK, so my mother uses these Velcro rollers in her hair to give it volume. Well, Stella just thinks that they are the coolest thing ever and every night at the hotel would put them in her hair!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Today was a really fun day. We got to take the kids to the St. Louis Zoo. We only stayed for a couple of hours because it got pretty hot but we had so much fun watching Stella look at the animals.

OK, so Mallory is so funny. It does not matter what you are doing or how hot it is she is leaning on someone no matter what.

Stella loved the big fish tanks.

Rhett loved the butterfly cage.
Stella in the petting zoo, for some reason most of the goats ran from her. I will never understand why?? :)

That afternoon, we took Stella to swim in the pool for a little cool down.

I hope I don't get in trouble for the bellow photo but it was too funny! This is her new poise when you want to take a photo of her. Have no idea why but she does it all the time.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Today was a very fun and kind of crazy day. Jason and my Dad took the kids to the Magic House Children's Museum while my mother and I were helping my Aunt get ready for my cousin's graduation party. Jason had a really good time up till the moment he LOST our daughter and had to have the director help him find her! I just really want it to be noted that I am not the one that lost our child.

Jason said that Stella loved this car and thought she was big stuff putting the gas in and her seat belt on.

We had so much fun decorating and celebrating Mallory's graduation. I can not tell you how excited that HER Mallory will be here next year. She thinks that Mallory is the most wonderful person in the world.

Is this picture not awesome, my friend Jamie did such a good job!

This is Morgan, my 16 year old cousin. I am putting her age so that all of my husband's single friends will not be asking if they can date her. NO, you can not go out with her even when she is of age.
Alex and Mallory, they have been best friends sense they were four years old in dance class! They are a little worried because they are going to be at different schools next year but that is probably the best thing because they can introduce each other to so many people.

Mallory and my Aunt Mel.
Rhett just hanging out watching everyone.
Ms. A was so wonderful to me and hung out with Stella all evening during the party. I think I probably owe her some money for babysitting but her mother told me that she probably owed Stella!