Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vacation Day

Yesterday felt like we were on vacation because we stayed so busy and had so much fun.  I also took a lot of pictures.  We went over to T's house and got to visit with Aunt Katie, John David, and Claire.  I took some fun pictures of Ella and John David.  They are both going through a stage where they don't always want to smile for the camera.  They both like to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at T.'s house, and John David especially likes all the dwarfs, so in order to make them smile, I had them make faces to match each of the dwarfs.  Eventually we got around to Happy.

Sneezy (Ella is gearing up and John David just let out a big sneeze.)

Bashful (I think they are shrinking back into themselves.)

Dopey (He has big ears.)

Doc (He wears glasses.)

Sleepy (This was a big yawn by John David, and I think Ella was rubbing her eyes.)

Happy (no explanation needed)


Claire is being entertained by cousin Ella.

T and Katie graciously let me leave James there to nap, and Ella and I went with Hillary to All Fired Up.  

Ella chose to paint Snow White.

We had such a fun time, and the fun wasn't even over yet for me!  Because sweet Hillary was kind enough to agree to watch my children, I was able to go to a girls' night at Michelle Harcrow's lovely new home.  It was so refreshing and encouraging to be with such fun women of God.  I should have taken more pictures, but I was too busy talking.  I know I am so camera-happy right now, and I'm overwhelming you with pictures, but I can't help myself.


Ashley Scott and Michelle Harcrow

I had such a good time and stayed later than I meant to but was encouraging myself by thinking, "Hillary would have called if James got really upset."  However, I remembered on the way home that her phone does not get service at my house!  Yikes!  So, I came home a little stressed but for no reason because Hillary had it all under control.  James was already in his pajamas and happily playing in his Exersaucer, Ella was cleaning up the den, and Hillary was washing dishes.  It felt like having live-in help.  It was amazing.  All that was left for me to do was read a story, pray, brush teeth, and put to bed.  Thank you, Hillary!


  1. I appreciate that Ella chose to paint Snow White the right colors. I bet Hillary would even let her color in her coloring books.

  2. That is so funny Bethany - that is the first thing I noticed also!!! Our family is so weird!!!

  3. I think that is the ONLY reason Hillary allows Ella to color even her favorite picture from Up. (Also because Ella has extremely good coloring skills for her age. :) Ella got mad at me yesterday because I was helping her, and I painted the thing around her neck red in the back, and it was supposed to be white.

  4. Lynn, I was chatting with Katie tonight and she informed me of your blog. Although I have kept up with you through Katie it has been fun to procrastinate from a presentation and research tonight to catch up with your life as of lately. I hope to get up this summer to see Katie so I hope that my visit also rewards me to see your sweet face.

  5. Liza! How fun was it to see your name on my blog! I'm glad I could serve as some procrastination material. We would LOVE to see you! I don't even know where you are!
    Much love!

  6. I am still in Mobile. I have been working on my Masters and will be finished in a couple of weeks!!! Praise the Lord!! Ella and James are wonderfully precious.