Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mr. Toad

September 27, 2010
When it comes to God's little creatures, Lily loves them all!  This week she found a little frog hiding by our back door.  Well, she insists that it's not a frog, it's a toad.  And that's exactly what she named him, Mr. Toad.  This little guy stayed by the door for several days and Lily played and played with him.  He brought her so much joy!  It was so sweet...the other night duing our bedtime prayers, Lily said a little prayer for Mr. Toad.  This is what she said:  Jesus, I pray you watch over Mr. Toad so that he will be there for me to catch when I get home from school tomorrow.  Amen!  You've gotta love a child's heart!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Stray

September 15, 2010
I found this sweet little pup in the parking lot at my school.  He did not have a collar and he looked very hungry.  Not wanting him to get hit, I had to bring him home.  Lily and I fell in love with him.  He is the sweetest dog I have ever met!  Well, Princess Penny did not like the idea of sharing her castle!  She definitely tried to let him know that she was in charge.  So, I had to find a new home for him.  As silly as it may sound, I became attached to this dog very quickly.  I cried many tears over having to give him away.  But, I did find a very good home for him.  My Pre-K partner had been praying for a it was a perfect match!  Thank you Jesus for answered prayers!

First Day of Pre-K

September 13, 2010
Lily is now attending Christian School of Kingwood.  Due to moving into a new building, the start of school was pushed back one week.  Her teacher is Mrs. Sanchez.  There are 9 kids in the class, 5 girls and 4 boys.  Lily's school hours are 8:30-1:30.  I usually drop her off in the morning about 7:20.  She plays in Extended Care until the start of the school day.  Due to my wonderful half day job, I am always there at 1:30 to pick her up.  We are amazed everyday of just how much she is learning.  We are very blessed to have such a great school and teacher for our baby girl!

Lily, eating her breakfast, a honeybun, on the first  day of school.

I was very sad that I could not take Lily to school on her first day.  I got her dressed, but it was her daddy's job to take the pictures and bring her to school.

I Wanna Dance With My Baby!!!

August 2010
Lily is officially a dancer!  She is taking ballet, tap and tumbling at Stacey's Dance Studio in Kingwood.  Right now she is going every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30.  She LOVES it!  She also thinks she must have McDonald's after her very intense workout! 

These two pics are from her first day of dance class.

Posing so pretty!

Beach Fun in Galveston

August 11, 2010
We made some really sweet friends last school year at Children's First School.  Lily and I were invited to a fun play date with Jace and his mom.  They have a house on the beach in much fun! :)

This is their beautiful house!

Lily and Jace

Lily and Ellis

-The Moms-
Michelle, Lynn, Brandy and Charlene...and Monroe, the dog

Lily and Jace at Rainforst Cafe

Mama and Lily at Rainforest Cafe

When I woke up the next morning, this is where I found Lily and Jace.  Love those sleepy faces! :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Maw Maw

July 12, 2010
We were so lucky to be able to celebrate Maw Maw's birthday with her. 

Maw Maw, Lily and Paw Paw

Paw Paw gave Maw Maw these beautiful red roses.

Our Penny Girl

July 2010
Penny has found 2 new favorite places to relax.

She loves to rest on my basket on this blanket.  And she really loves when I open the window.

She also loves to lay on the back of the sofa.  She has fallen off a few times...but that hasn't stopped her.  And as you can see, she likes to stick out her tongue! :)

Fourth of July

July 4, 2010
This year we spent the Fourth of July hanging out at home with the neighbors.  We had a great time!  Later that night we popped fireworks.

The Maxwell Family

Lily with a sparkler

Daddy with his girl

Paw Paw's Garden

June 26, 2010
Lily, helping Paw Paw pick tomatoes.


June 26, 2010
If one has a hat, they all have to have one!  Good thing Maw Maw and Paw Paw have plenty of hats for their grandchildren!