Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dog Eats An Apple:

I don't know why, but we were all cracking up that Asha was eating an apple like a human.  One bite at a time. =)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Funnies:

A couple of days ago, Alanna saw an older man pulling an oxygen tank behind him.  She looked at him, looked at me, and then said "Mom, why would that man bring his vacuum with him?"

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Guitar Lessons:

  I teach piano lessons to my friend's daughter, Aryna once a week.  As I was at the piano, Alanna ran back to Wyatt's room and we could hear them laughing and having fun.  When my lesson was over, Alanna came running out with a guitar in her hand excitedly exclaiming, "Wyatt taught me to play the piano!"

I have a video but I can't get it to upload.  I'll try again tomorrow.  She was SO proud of herself for strumming that guitar. =)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Like An Adult:
Alanna loves to put a pencil behind her ear and "act like an adult."  It cracks me up.  If this is what acting like an adult is to her, then I'm all for it.  There are worse things she could be imitating, right?!? =)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Model For A Day:

Alanna got to be a model for a day.  She was SO excited!  
A children's boutique in San Angelo put out a casting call on Facebook for little models for their store website.  I submitted Alanna and they called me and said they wanted her! FUN!

She got to wear this adorable pink outfit that she loves because it has a "spinny skirt"!!!!
She snapped right into character in front of that camera and the photographer said "she's a natural at this."  HAHA!  She just has had millions of pictures taken of her in her short little three years of life.
I asked if I could snap a couple of action shots for my blog and they said yes.  I was excited to be able to share the behind the scenes shots.  And the best news is....I get a copy of the edited imagines from the photo shoot on CD next week!  I'm one proud mama. 
I love my beautiful girl.

And you know what...she's becoming just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. :) 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Funnies:

Mickey Mouse paid a visit to Alanna at her 'school' for Valentine's Day.  I knew she would be SO excited.
He brought her a balloon bouquet, a giant size card, and a brown stuffed bear.  Then he passed out special treats to her friends in her class.  It was so much fun.

Now to the funny part.....
As I picked her up yesterday, I asked her if she had had a good day and if she was so excited for her special visitor at school.  Our conversation went something like this:

Me: So, did you have a great day today?
A: Yes, but I need to ask you a question.
Me: Okay, what?
A: Mom, who was it really inside that Mickey?
Me: What do you mean?
A: I really know that someone was inside that Mickey case.  They just borrowed his dress.
Me: Well, it was one of Mickey's helpers.  They helped him come to surprise you.
A: Well, I think it was an old man inside a Mickey case, but it's okay because I still liked him.

This kid cracks me up!       

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Penny: Alanna's Best Dog:

Alanna calls my friend Beth's dog Penny, her BEST dog.  Forget that she has her own dog at home.  Forget that Nana and Papa have a favorite little lap dog Nickie, too.  Even cousin Savannah's little Yorkie Tucker (who used to be ours) can't compete with Penny.  She really is her best dog.  We go to see her at least once a week.  Some days Alanna cries when it's time to leave because she will miss Penny.  From the moment we walk in the door, Alanna takes this position on the couch and Penny jumps up and lays on herIt's their routine.  They both know it well.  And before we leave, Alanna gets to give Penny three small bacon treatsThank goodness my friend Beth is on board with this "best dog" thing, because she sees us A LOT! 

Poor Penny in this picture seems to be screaming for help with her eyes, but I promise she loves Alanna just as much as Alanna loves her.  Haha.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wii Have Fun With Family:

(Just found these from, oh, you know, Thanksgiving.  Still worth posting...)
Alanna playing the Wii with cousins Jackson and Savannah.  She has so much fun being with bigger kids.  She tries so hard to act they do and talk like they do.  She thinks Savannah hung the moonWe still talk about her to this day on a weekly basis.

I'm so glad my sweet cousins were so good to let Alanna play along and have fun.  I remember doing the same for them once upon a time.  =)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Xavier Ray:

Alanna helped me babysit for a friend's little boy named Xavier Ray.  They call him X-Ray. =)
She loved being a big helper.  She had so much fun holding his bottle, bringing his paci when he cried, and even holding him (with help) on the couch.  She wasn't interested in helping change his diaper, but she did have one question for me..."Mom, why does he have a tail?"  OOPS!!!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monkey Monday:

Jonah died yesterday. =(  We didn't even have him a week.  Alanna is so sad.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Funnies:

A week or so ago, Alanna was sick and throwing up. (I just have to say, THANK GOD she is old enough to tell me and to hit the can every time!  WOO!  Three cheers for not having to scrub up chunks out of the carpet!)  She was to the point of dry heaving and she was miserable.  Between each attempt, she would cry to me, "Mommy, my throw up is being mean to me!  It won't come out of me!  Why is it being mean mom?  Make it come out!"

Poor sweet girl.  
It was both funny and tragic at the same time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Meet Jonah:
 The newest member of the Brown family.  He is a bright blue Betta.  If you look really closely, you'll see a brown snail under the fake plant.  His name is Pistachio.  Alanna thinks it's the FUNNIEST thing that he eats the fish poop. =)
As you can see, she is super duper excited about her newest pet.  She will stand and talk to him for a long time.  As long as momma doesn't have to feed it, do extra laundry, scoop poop, or bath it...I'm good.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monkey Monday:
She wants a baby SO BADLY!  Only problem....SHE wants to have it! HAHA.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Funnies:

I made some Italian soup for supper and it has zucchini in it.  When I served it to Alanna, she made a grimacing face at the sight of the "green things" floating in her bowl.  I told her she HAD to try it before deciding she didn't like it.  I said "It's called zucchini and it's yummy!"  She took a micro bite and then exclaimed loudly, "Mommy, I can't like bikini!  No bikini for me please!  It's yucky!"

My sentiments exactly sweetie...bikini's ARE yucky and I can't like them either. =)