Monday, June 15, 2009

We are home! (Jiggety jig!)

I know. I know. Crucify me. A day missed. Sorry!
But, hey... thanks to the TWO new followers of the blog. We are approaching number 500, and THAT person is getting a PRIZE!

Ok, so this is why I am a day late. Yes, indeed. We DO have purple and gold luggage! And by the way, LOTS of it!
This is GABBI's suitcase. Sans any swimsuits or cover ups. They are in another bag!

And then there is ELLIE's that is equally packed. and then there is this little out of control situation!

Yep. This is a situation that is out of control. But, we cannot be without the appropriate bow when in a fashion dilemma!
ANd then we arrived home after about 7 hours in the car. (And a projectile vomiting incident.) Think chunky chocolate milk! Ummm. Ellie went straight to her kitchen set which she has not played with in ages!
You would think these girls had never seen these toys!

I think you have probably seen this toy before, but Gabbi saw it with all new eyes! She Looooovvesss it!
Maybe next time they are getting bored with their toys, we will just go on a road trip for about 3 weeks, and will come home with all new appreciation!
WHAT? Are you reading a book about potty training? Come on, Ellie, you can do it. It is time. Plus, she can't start dancing lessons until she is potty trained. Oooooh, I am looking forward to our time back with Miss Jean. She is the ONLY one who can make this happen.
And already, she is putting together some very unique outfits! A bib as a cape. Smart girl!
and a new toy that must be as fun as a bunch of plastic hangers!
And of course, SHOES! Non-matching. and on the wrong feet!

We will be VERY BUSY this week gearing up for the big Shake 4 Jake event! Hey, come on! Get in the car and come on! More details later this week!

Melanie

30 comments:

kimmy said...

Hi. I'm new to your blog, but followed you on Jake's page for a long time. BELIEVE! :)
Anyway...Your baby girls are adorable and your blog is the most entertaining blog ever !
~Kim from TN

Renee said...

Returning home after vacations are always rough and lots of work. It's like needing an at home vacation. Love the luggage! LSU-LSU-LSU!!! Gooooooo Tigers!!!!!

Avery's Mommy said...

I heard about Shake for Jake on the radio. Sounds fun. I'm sure you'll do a post about where to get tickets and such.

And I know you didn't pack 100 bows for the beach...lol!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Adorable pictures.....

Krista said...

Ok, you need to check out this Etsy seller for the cutest capes for Miss Ellie! I bought one (pink, of course) for my little one and she wears it CONSTANTLY! Check out:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5690290

Amy said...

Welcome home Mo!!
If you have a second check out my blog. I posted pictures from my daughter Savannah's (5 years old) dance recital.

Kathryn said...

Welcome home! I was starting to get the gitchees. Glad to read you are safe at home, and I am surely hoping you got that stink out of the car. Been there.

a_manda said...

At least she's the one who put them on the wrong feet....not too long ago, I put Clare's on the wrong feet.

Denise said...

I enjoyed lookin at all your beach pictures! Those girls are just too cute! You said something about Ellie can't start dance until she is potty trained...you might start thinking about not giving her a bottle, that would help her potty train. I know that will be hard with Gabby, but she will do it much easier. I'll hush now, that was my two cents. I just love Gabby's smile...don't guess I have ever seen a little smile that much! Just precious!

Missy said...

Soo glad you made it home safely...even with a little chunky choc milk..gag
I have to tell you in the picture of Ellie sitting reading the book, but turned, trying to look behind her, she looks like either A. Todd or B. your nephew, the red head... Hunter maybe...I was just browsing thru the post and that picture just struck me and I was like wow, she looks like Todd and your nephew (I have always thought they resembled one another, wierd I know)...destiny i believe

tricia said...

glad you're home safe and sound. unpacking is the pits

Melissa said...

I can't believe how tan Ellie looks!!
Love all of the bows.

Rhonda said...

Purple and gold luggage?! I should have known!! Click on over to my blog and see where my niece is going to college - LSU!! I just did a blog on her high school graduation and included a picture when she visited LSU in the spring and made her decision to head to Baton Rouge, all the way from Denton, Texas! She doesn't know a soul and is going a long way from home - just knows she wants to go to LSU!!

I will miss your beach posts! You did get some beautiful photos! I can see Ellie's little suntan! Welcome home!

charlene said...

Glad you guys made it home safely. Can't wait for "Shake for Jake" and seeing you all.

Beth E. said...

Welcome home! Unpacking is never fun, but it drives me NUTS until I get it done. I usually start unpacking the minute I get home. OCD? ME? Nawwww....LOL

I used to put away lots of toys and bring them out one or two at a time. I'd always put another one up when I'd get one out. It worked great! The kids enjoyed them more, and it was much less mess to keep picked up!

Projectile chocolate vomit, huh? Ugh...we had an incident one time when Billy (our oldest) was 2 yrs. We were driving back home from visiting my parents. Billy threw up Spaghetti-O's in the back seat of the van. I was pregnant with Bo at the time, feeling queasy in general. One look at Billy throwing up and I threw up, too....in the front seat. Bill pulled in to the nearest gas station, got us out of the van, and hosed out the entire vehicle. Kinda makes me sick to think about it even NOW...urp!

Good luck with the potty training...keep us posted on that!

Debbie Jean said...

Glad that y'all are all home safe and sound. Oh the thoughts of chocolate milk vomit. So glad I read that after I ate my ice cream...LOL.
Love Ellie Sue's tan, and Gabbi Lou's smile.
I am like Beth. I HAVE TO GET ALL UNPACKED IMMEDIATELY. Yes OCD, I recon.
Thanks for sharing, Mo.

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

the Klimeks said...

Holy TAN Ellie Sue!
:-)
How Cute is that?!?

breanna said...

Good thing I didn't let Masson chunck that kitchen!! I'm coming home tomorrow!! I'm thinking we will leave around lunch...and the kids can nap in the car:) are you working this week?

Liloia Family said...

Welcome Home!!! Getting home to the "new/old" toys is the BEST! Kids really get excited like they haven't seen their toys before, it's amazing! My son is 6 and still does that when we get home from even a weekend away. Have fun at Shake for Jake. I live in New Jersey, I think that's a little too far to travel for a weekend, but I wish I could come.

Ness said...

Welcome home. You accomplished a miracle as you got all humans, all luggage and all BOWS home safe and sound!

Holley Sisters said...

I love the purple and yellow polka-dotted luggage! Really cute! GO TIGERS! Tell Ellie and Gabbi hi for me!!

Mackenzie

Sonya said...

I have so enjoyed your time at the beach! Great pics!! I wanted to ask you, we are going to Gulf Shores in July with our best friends with a total of 5 kids between both families and we will be there during my son's 12th bday. And of course I want to go to the Hangout because of all your post about it!! But my question is, in one post I saw a bday cake being brought to the table at the hangout...did you guys bring that or did the Hangout have it? Just wanted to know what to do to have a cake there for my son.

jennifer beard said...

i will be in monroe this week
in your free time...(HA!) please let me know where cute children and gifts shops are located....i love your blog...i would like for you to adopt me into your family

SHUG said...

Your girls are precious! I have been a "lurker" since Jake's Caringbridge site but have never commented! Your and your family are an inspiration! Your site is the highlight of my daily surf!

Roberta said...

Welcome back home! I know you had tons of stuff to get put away so missing one day of blogging can certainly be forgiven...this time! I love the pictures and Ellie sure has gotten herself a nice tan.

Kelly said...

Adorable as usual. SOOOO wish I could come to the Shake 4 Jake!! It's just WAYYY to far away for me right now. Have fun!! I'll be there in spirit.

Kelly
idloveadullmoment.blogspot.com

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connie said...

HEY I WOULD HAVE CHECKED IN SOONER BUT I HAVE BEEN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD MY CAR DIED ON ME GOING DOWN THE ROAD I MEAN JUST DIED. UGH ITS A 2002 KIA RIO WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE BATTERY SO ANYWAY MY BROTHER CAME AND WE TOOK IT BACK TO WAL MART AND IT WAS FINE THEY CHECKED IT AND IT HAD PLENTY OF AMPS SO ANYWAY WE WENT BACK TO THE CAR AND HE CLEANED THE CABLE CONACTORS AND ALL AND CONNECTED IT BACK AND STILL WOULDNT TURN OVER MY BROTHER THINKS IT MAY BE THE ALTENTOR (sp ) BUT I HAVE NO CLUE IS THERE IS ONES HUSBAND A MANCHAINIC ON HERE??? IM SICK TO MY STOMACH ABOUT THIS I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR I BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW AND ITS PAID OFF AND I GUESS IF ITS ANYTHING MAJOR IT WILL BE TOWED TO A DEALERSHIP AND I WILL TRADE IT IN AND GET ANOTHER CAR. I CANT AFFORD TO PAY A FORTUNE TO GET IT FIXED.. ME AND MY FRIEND DROVE IT TO FORT PAYNE AL WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.. SO I DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG IM JUST PLAIN SICK..

Jason, Betsy, Jackson said...

Thanks for the comment on our blog. We were followers of Jake and have "Believe" shirts. We now love checking out your blog and your precious little girls. Jackson is adopted and is truly the love of our lives.

Rachel said...

Hi, I'm a long time lurker since Jake's caringbridge site. Just joined your followers and I believe I was 500?! Love seeing the pics of your girls and their cute outfits. My daughter is Gabbi's age.