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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Friday, May 28, 2010

3 years, 2 months

Aleck, you are growing up way too fast. Every day, you amaze me with something new that you have learned. You know most of your colors, you can count to 20, and you know basic shapes. You can name every Thomas the Train engine you own, and you have at least 20 different trains. Sometimes, I intentionally call a train by the wrong name, but you quickly correct me. You have 4 different red trains that look exactly the same to me, but you can look at the face and tell them all apart. As a matter of fact, you knew the name of every train long before you knew your colors. Go figure. Daddy bought your first train when Ella was born, and almost a year later they are still your favorite toys.

You have finally decided that it might be kind of nice to have Ella around, and you guys play well together most of the time, unless she is destroying your train track. When that happens, you yell, "Mommy, take her away!"

Your favorite television show is Calliou. I am certain that you have learned the art of whining from Calliou, so we are phasing that show out. You don't watch much television, but I turn it on if I am trying to put Ella to sleep and I need to keep you entertained for a few minutes. Since you are glued to the television when it is on, I try to limit your TV viewing. I have to stand between you and the TV to get your attention.

You love going to the park and love riding your tricycle. Santa brought you a bike for Christmas, but you fell many months ago while riding it. Since then, you have adamantly refused to ride the bike and opt for the tricycle.

You absolutely love playing with playdough and it keeps you entertained for 30 minutes or more.

You nap around 1:00 for 1 1/2 hours and sleep through the night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. You don't really have a lovey, but more nights than not, you sleep with your Dallas Cowboys teddy bear.

Eryn recently moved in with us and you love having her back in the house. You have never let me call Ella Sissy because you say, "that's not Sissy, that's Ella." I explain that you have a big sissy and a little sissy, but you have reserved the name Sissy exclusively for Eryn.

You are going to St. Timothy Mother's Day Out three mornings a week. Your teachers are Mrs. Alex and Mrs. Christina. You love going to school to see your friends. Your class is all girls, except for Zain and you. This probably explains why you come home some days talking about dressing up as Cinderella. Your teacher said that when Kendall is at school, she gets to wear the Cinderella dress, but the days she isn't there you wear the Cinderella dress.

Before bedtime, you like to rock with us while Ella is nursing. I stretch my legs out straight on the ottoman, and you lay on my legs with your head propped on the Boppy pillow. I play with your hair while we rock. These are some of my most precious memories.

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