28 July 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're only blogging friends, write about a post that is most memorable.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you... either on your blog, in my comment box, or I will email you back!
3. If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all ☺....thats not true---go ahead and say it---see if it changes anything!
25 July 2008
Elizabeth finally met Celeste, her one and only cousin on the Blair side. She's six months younger, didn't walk until around 18 months, and talks WAY more than Elizabeth.
I think this little clip from the petting zoo is a pretty cute way to sum up their different personalities!
14 July 2008
The part that really convinced me that this was my child was when it said that the Sensory Seeker doesn't just give a hug, he or she gives a full-body tackle. Yup, that's Elizabeth. It's hard to explain just how enlightening this book is, but the Amazon descriptions and reviews do a good job if you click on the the link. I'm going to read The Out of Sync Child Has Fun next to get ideas on ways to use Elizabeth's strengths to help her in the areas she's struggling (communication and pretend play).
Well, he didn't hit the button to play just the music and she watched for 45 minutes straight! And when she stopped it was to ask me to take off her shoes and change her poopy diaper. What a good little 2 year old! I know lots of adults that have a hard time sitting quietly through 45 minutes of General Conference. (Oh, and for any of you that don't know Elizabeth very well, this is NOT typical behavior for her!)
10 July 2008
James went on a "field trip" for a baseball game against another facility and won't be back until VERY late tomorrow night. Oh, and then he has to work Saturday, and you know what Sundays are like in a Branch Presidency. So that brings us to Monday...the day before we leave for Dallas to catch our flight to Charlotte Wednesday morning. Can you tell I'm just a bit stressed out about it all? So, what time do you think Elizabeth will go to bed tonight?!
08 July 2008
07 July 2008
Huge nostalgia attack tonight! We were talking about possibly getting the Little People airplane for Amelia for her birthday and one thing led to another and I started looking at vintage Little People stuff on EBay (it has its own category).
Oh, the memories! I didn't realize just how much of that stuff I played with as a kid until I started scrolling through the listings! I'd completely forgotten about this camping stuff, for instance. What are your favorite Little People memories?
This was much easier the first time I rented a car...just went with the one place that would take debit and rent to under 25. Then the only other time was after the guy hit me on the way to Texas; just got what was available at the last minute.
Doesn't seem like it should be that hard, but I keep getting a stupor of thought, so I thought I'd ask if anyone had any tips?
06 July 2008
04 July 2008
Each family should have gotten an email from Elfster at the address I have for the "Jeppson" parent (except I sent it to Mom instead of Dad and Bryce is with them). If you haven't gotten the email or don't know which address I sent it to, let me know. I need everyone to accept the invitation by Tuesday, so bug any family members that you talk to. As soon as everyone has accepted I can do the drawing for names.
Should be fun!
Elizabeth wasn't exactly respectful during the flag-raising, but she was joyful!
Amelia, being very attentive and very cute.
Watermelon is the best!
Be sure to grab plenty, since it may not all make it to your mouth!
After a family picture, Elizabeth was more than ready to go.
But we had to make one more stop. Amelia zonked in just a few blocks.
The best thing about shopping at the lousy grocery store in Monahans
is the cool shopping cart.
03 July 2008
01 July 2008
Here's her original message:
"Hey guys! Please Help me out!! I am a contestant in Huntsville Superstar, Huntsville's version of American Idol, and I have made it to the next round but now I need your VOTES!!! PLEASE go online and vote for MEGAN BREDLOW #39 at www.huntsvillesuperstar.com !!! Just right there on the front page and then scroll down and VOTE! LOVE YOU ALL! p.s.and it would be great if you could ask people you know to vote as well! First place is $1,000 and the chance to record a CD! THANK YOU for your support and love!! Megan Bredlow~"
In all seriousness, please go and vote. She is incredibly talented and makes a point of sticking to church standards in her classes and performances, even if it means turning down parts in plays and other performances. She could use our support. Thanks.
We'll resume blogging about our cute girls after you vote. (The "or else" tactic, I love it! Oops, this keyboard sure picks up everything, doesn't it?)