Sunday, March 29, 2009

TX Blue Bonnets
















It was a great weekend here with the Gibbs Girls! Not that we really did all that much but, we spent some great time together which I always enjoy! After breakfast on saturday...yes, roll up pancakes we just hung out at the house for a little while - it was super cold! Yes, cold for Dallas I know but, still cold none the less! Then we took Maggie to the doggie spa! She was in deperate need for a bath and toe nails clipped...whew! Today was a much better day - we went to church and on our way home made a quick stop for a photo opp. with some TX Blue Bonnets! We had such a great time - till I discovered the area we were in was covered in fire ant mounds! I stepped right in one and somehow (thank God) did not get a single bite. Which is quite amazing for how many there were and how mad they looked! We left rather quickly once that happend. The girls were being protected the whole time because they were really just running all over and sitting anywhere - Thank you God! Those bites are something else if you've never had one...be thankful! Now, it's late on Sunday night as I think about getting back to work tomorrow for the week it's sad that Monday always comes around so fast!





Enjoy the pictures!





Sunday, March 22, 2009

swings, friends, ladybugs and worms...that's what springtime is all about!



Well, what can we say - it's been an event filled day today for the Gibbs Girls! All started with church - which ofcourse we were running abit behind but, made it just in time! whew! After a quick lunch and nap the girls and I went to our neighbors backyard to hang out. They have a great swing set/jungle gym to play on. The all had a great time going down the slide and playing in their sandbox too. Which all lead to some great bug searching which started out with finding 2 ladybugs and put them in the bug catcher. Quickly was follwed by some "rolly pollies" and then finally some worms! I love that my girls can be the "girliest" of girls dressing up like their favorite princess with gowns and glass slippers one day and hunting for worms then next! They are definately going to be well-rounded girls! :) It was a great way to start out the week!
Sam said that they were "squishy" she really liked them!






The "whole" gang!






Saturday, March 21, 2009

Easter season....

It's been a great "girls weekend" here but, boy am I wiped out! Neal has been in Amarillo this weekend picking up his Grandparents player piano - we will now have 2 pianos...till I can sell one on Craigs List that is. The girls and I had fun on Friday night playing at their favorite park and came home to hang out on the couch and watched Mary Popins (their new favorite movie). Sydney says that Mary Popins is beautiful and she thinks her singing is too! I love hearing them sing "just a tea spoon of sugar..." and "supercalafragilisticexpaladoicous" they love it! Aunt Jill came over this morning to have breakfast and then we all went to the mall for a while for some shopping and had lunch together. Sydney had to learn a tough lesson today, one about keeping track of your "stuff". She decided to bring a little toy with her to the mall and kept it in the pocket of her dress...that is until she realized that it was missing. We backtracked our steps to mulitple stores and the table where we ate - no toy. Even when we went into a store for the 1st time today she asked me to find out if her toy had been turned in there. I really felt bad for her but, everyone has to learn at some point to watch your stuff or it will get lost. She did handle it pretty well - no tears or yelling. Whew! After a late (and short) nap we went over to our friend's house for their son's 1st B-day party. Happy b-day Jacob - we had a great time. Then it was time to decorate our house for Easter! The girls love to help me get everything unwrapped and pick a place for them to go. Grandma & Grandpa Johnson bought this really neat bunny rabbit for the girls last year and we only bring him out around Easter time - you'll have to listen to the video below. It's great!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Why?????

Sydney has recently entered the offical phase of asking "why" for everything and asking multiple questions before you can even answer one. After church today we were driving near some road construction and I heard about 15 questions about road construction - everything from why are they building a road, why are the trucks so big, why is there so much mud, why is mud heavy and they went on and one. Neal told me that there is a book about how to answer the many kids questions of Why....I think we are going to need it soon! But, then tonight I got the question of all questions. One that totally blew me away and at the same time was so proud as her mother and parent. After saying our prayers tonight Sydney asked me..."Why did God leave Jesus on the cross?" WOW! It took me by such surprise that it took me a minute to gather my thoughts as to how was I going to answer this question of my soon to be 5 year old daughter. Knowing that my answer will resignate with her for the rest of her life! (No pressure here) I talked to her about how Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we don't have to and when we ask Jesus to live in our hearts forever we will one day go to heaven and live with God. I talked to her about how having Jesus in her heart will make her so happy and a very loving and kind little girl. I asked her if she understood my answer and all she did was smile and say yes. I pray that God give me the wisdom to be able to answer all of my girls "why mommy" questions....no matter how big or small. What a wonderful day today has been I thank God that he has given me the opportunity to be a parent to Sydney & Samantha!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring ahead

Well, I'm not sure about all of you but, the time change has really affected our family! The girls are way off schedule and Neal tries to compensate by going to bed even earlier. funny! Not...
Last night while trying to get Sydney to go to sleep she had this response for me: "but, mommy, my eyes aren't telling me to go to sleep yet!" It was so funny!
Today I had the realization that my little girl is growing up...I had to schedule Sydney's kindergarten round up and registration for this next fall! I can't believe that she will soon be 5 years old and starting school. That doesn't seem possible when I think about it. Life has not been the same since the day she was born and the changes have only begun. Love you Sydney and I'm so proud of the little girl that you've become already. Love, Mommy

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dallas Blooms







yes, it was another jam packed weekend at the Gibbs house! It was so great to have Grandma & Grandpa Johnson visit again. We spent most of the time just hanging out playing with the girls which was great! The weather was perfect for their day at the park on friday and going to the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday - abit windy but, a great time! We even went to Braum's on Sunday night after the girls had their bath....princess pj's and glass slipper were the hit by all! Love you Grandma & Grandpa!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunny Days, Chasin our cares away....

Sydney & Betty Lou (? I think)

Samantha gets a hug from Telle Monster!







Yes, my friends...we took the girls to see Elmo tonight! They loved it! Neal and I did too! We have been to a few different "shows" with the kids and Seseame Street does it the best! The "monsters" costumes are so great - they are shiny and look squeezable! We bought our tickets quite a while ago and I didn't even know what Neal had gotten till we arrived. 2nd row center! The girls couldn't believe their eyes...neither could I! We were so close that they each got to hug a character as they walked by - so cute! The girls were so good and so excited that even during the break they didn't want to leave to have a potty break! As we were leaving the theater tonight Sydney said...I want my next show to be with the Princess's! Well, little does she know that her wish will come true in May when we take them to Disney World! The girls don't know that yet though. We aren't going to tell them till we arrive or no one will get any sleep! This weekend was abit slower on the remodel but got a few little things done that seem to take the most time. Installed some light fixtures and hung blinds on the windows. Can't believe the weekend is already over - Monday...here we come! Grandma & Grandpa Johnson will be here next weekend though so, that will be a good time!!

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