Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where I Blog

Kate, from Centsational Girl, is hosting a fun blog link up. She is asking the question...

What corner of your world have you dedicated to spending time online?

So, I thought that I would play along.

If you have visited my blog for any length of time, you more than likely have seen pictures of where I blog. You just never knew it.
Yes, this is our living room couch. We have a home office, but there is not a desk in it. :) So, the couch is where I perch myself to update this little 'ol blog! I sit in the middle of the couch. No idea why. It has just become a habit and it is a very comfortable spot. Can you see where the cushions are smushed in the middle? Ha! That makes me laugh because I have never even noticed it until this picture was taken. :)
We have had this couch for almost 6 years. We bought it right after Lily was born and had recently moved to our dream house. Oh, how I miss that house. But, that is another post for another day. :( I am ready for a new couch. Not really sure what I want. Just something different. But, it's gonna be while...according to Conn. :)

When I am sitting and blogging, this is my view. Do ya like Barney on the t.v.? Just keeping it real, folks! :) Actually, I hardly ever blog during the day time. Unless, it is the hour and a half that I have between nap time and when Lily gets home from school. My hours of blogging, returning emails, facebooking, etc. are usually after the hours of 8:30pm. This is when the house is quiet, the 3 little loves are tucked in their beds, and the living room and kitchen are picked up. That's when I finally sit down and breathe! See that chair in the left hand side of the picture? That is where Conn perches himself every night, while I am on the computer. He watches ESPN, Ultimate Fighter, or some random movie that we have seen a thousand times. I am not much of a t.v. girl, so I could care less what is on. But, if it is something I like, I have an amazing gift of blogging and watching t.v. all at the same time. Conn does not understand how I do it. Must be a girl thing. :)

Also, from where I sit, I have a perfect view of our backyard. I love how the sun shines in through the windows every morning. Such a powerful reminder that God has blessed me with another day!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Around Here

Lily...finished up her first week of school. She loves everything about it! She has already made some new friends in her class, and loves seeing her old classmates out on the playground. We have entered the stage of chasing boys while at recess! I get to hear about that everyday when she gets home. Oh, dear! :) Also, who knew that a week in 1st grade, could suddenly make you so sassy? Hmmmm.....We will be working a lot on that! HA! Oh, and she was super excited, because this weekend at church in her class, there were two kids from her class at school. She thought that was very cool!

When Lily gets home after school, Cash and Maggie are usually waking up from the naps. This is pretty much the first thing Cash does when he sees Lily. They ADORE each other!

Maggie...starts school this week! She is beyond excited and asks everyday if today is the day! Since Lily has started school, she and Cash, pretty much spend all day playing. They do great together. I love that my girls love their baby brother! I know it won't always be this way. For this moment, I will treasure it!

Oh, and Maggie has finally started taking ballet, tap and jazz! She has been asking me to sign her up for FOREVER! Parents don't get to watch, but I am pretty sure that she loved it! We are taking a break from gymnastics for a while and are going to give this a try. We'll see how it goes.

Cash...finally had his 15 month check up. 15 months? Yes, 15 months! HA! If you are wondering, he will be 21 months on the 1st. :) We are just a little behind. Oh, well! :) He weighs 31.5 lbs (90%) and is 35 in. tall (90%). Our pediatrician kept looking at Conn and I and saying, "Oh, goodness. You sure do have your hands full. Is he always this active (as Cash was jumping off the exam table!)? HAHA! The answer is, YES! ALWAYS!! The boy is non-stop! Like, never stops! My dad calls him Dennis the Menace! :) Thankfully, he does sleep a good 13-14 hrs. at night and takes a good 3 hr. nap during the day. He is beyond precious and is a really good baby, for the most part.

Cash has learned to do so many new and some what crazy/dangerous things. It makes us nervous, but it also makes us laugh! He wants to copy every thing we or the girls do. We let him do these things because we want him to learn how to do things correctly, so that he won't get hurt when he tries it again. Conn and I both want him to be a BOY and to play like a BOY! So, we don't hold him back from much. No, we don't let him run out in the middle of the street. Although, he has tried it! :)

Here is some of what this crazy boy does at 20 1/2 months...
Can jump with both feet in the air...precious
Love shoes...even his sisters dress-up ones
Unlocks the front door and opens it (yes, he got in trouble for that)
Throws huge fits when he doesn't get his way
Kicks a ball and can throw it correctly
Will only eat with a fork and/or a spoon
Loves to color
Loves books
Loves Elmo
Plays upstairs in the playroom by himself
Talks a lot
Counts to 10
Says his ABC's (only momma can understand the letters) :)
Sings tons of songs
Not a big eater (Yes, I know he is off the charts. No idea where that comes from)
He runs! He does not walk!
Has taught himself how to ride the girls scooter. He does laps around the house.
and, so many other things that I can't think of right now. :)

This weekend has been pretty low key. Conn's parents came over on Friday night. We went to eat with them and then came back to the house for dessert. They just got back from Hawaii last week, and had the cutest gifts for everyone. Yesterday, we ran errands, had lunch with my parents, took naps, and then went to church last night. Conn has been working some extra long hours at church this weekend, so the kids and I have been hanging at the house. I have finished up all of the laundry and am trying to get everything ready for a brand new week. The girls have been playing hours of dress-up and make believe and Cash just kind of follows right along with whatever they are doing. :) I think that is about it for what is going on in the McWhorter casa!

Hope you all had a blessed weekend! Here's to a new week! We'll see ya soon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Maggie's Prayer

"Dear Lord,
Thank you for this day. Thank you for my cousins. Thank you for my brother and sister. Please let everyone have good dreams. Even the ones that speak Spanish. Amen." :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day as a First Grader

Lily had a wonderful first day of 1st grade! This morning went as planned and the whole family escorted her to class.

So, what did the rest of us do to celebrate the start of a new school year? We all went out to breakfast, of course! While Maggie and Cash played, Conn and I had some wonderful conversations about life, jobs, family, school, money, etc. Oh, and we laughed a TON! Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with a wonderful daddy and husband! God is good!

Daddy left for work, and I had a fun, filled day with the other two. We found Maggie some Twinkle Toes, and she could not be more excited! She and Cash start school next week! The day flew by and it wasn't long before our big 1st grader was home! Lily came bouncing off the bus with our sweet neighbor and friend, Tess. We tried to ask them about their day, but a game of chase seemed more appealing. Guess that is a good sign! Yay, for 1st grade! :)