Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A long week...

I'm not even sure when the last time I posted was, so I'll try to update as best I can! 
Since last week both Annabel and I have been battling colds....bleh. We've both been somewhat cranky! 
This is our little sweetie catching up on her rest!

My mom came over the weekend to help out and spend time with us. She was able to watch Annabel on Friday so she didn't have to go to daycare. Yay! While she was here she shared a few pictures of their house....it's really coming along! They hope to be in it by Christmas. 
 

This is their new retaining wall. It will be back-filled with dirt and landscaped. These cool bricks were salvaged from a Starbucks order that was never picked up!

On Saturday we went to the craft auction at our church. It was fun, but I bought too much stuff that I didn't need! I bought a great big table that I have no idea what to do with! Here are some pictures of Annabel having fun on the big day....
How cute are these little tights!?! I made them from an old wool sweater.

My painting did sell...and my mom bought it! What a goofball. I would have just given it to her if I'd known she wanted it!
On Monday she stayed through the afternoon so I could go to the library and study. I have a very hectic week this week, with midterms and projects due. I was so thankful for the extra help in getting ready for this week! (even though I still didn't get everything done, and I should really be working on stuff right now rather than blogging and watching '24'....:)
Here they are enjoying their breakfast Monday morning....
Annabel has a photo shoot coming up in a few weeks, with Jen Sherrick. I'm so excited about it! I decided it was a good time to pick out her outfit for it. So we did a little photo shoot with different outfits to see what looked best on her! This wasn't exactly easy, if you can imagine getting a squirmy toddler in and out of tights, skirts, sweaters, jackets, etc! She wasn't too thrilled with my great idea! Here are some of the options I came up with...what do you all think? Which is your favorite? 
   
 Pay no heed to the snotty nose....

This one's cute but I'm not loving the way the jacket fits...

I love the plaid dress with the white shirt! I'm thinking, the white tights, and either her brown leather maryjanes, or red cowboy boots? I'm not sure...
Here are some silly pictures of Derek from the weekend:
 Not smiling with his eyes...

Smiling with his eyes!
Some of you know what I'm talking about! :)
Annabel looked like a such a big girl today! She really is such a little toddler these days! These are some pictures of her begging pumpkin cake off daddy! She's going through a funny stage right now where she doesn't understand that she can't just eat junk food! She loooves chocolate!
We have also been hectic this week because we are leaving for a wedding on Thursday evening. My cousin is getting married and Derek is catering the rehearsal dinner. We are looking forward to it, obviously, but it does cause some extra stress on top of the normal stuff. But it will be worth it, and it should be fun, too!

3 comments:

Paula and David said...

Love the tights!! I remember seeing YOU wear that sweater!! Can't wait to see all of you tomorrow.

Melanie & Wes said...

Lyns- I love the plaid dress. I think it's my favorite. Can't wait to see Jen's pictures! P.S. It is nice to hear of other next top model fans! I'm hooked!

lilmack3562 said...

She is looking so big!!! I think I like the red plaid as well. Plus that will look good in sepia and b/w pics too. Good luck and have fun! I just can't believe how much she is changing! The picture of her standing in the door way makes her look so grown up! Looking forward to seeing you guys at Thanksgiving!