Yesterday, we went to visit our old neighbors, Patrice and Breelyn Phillips. We miss them a lot. Allie had fun playing with Breelyn and her dog Hannah and I enjoyed some much needed adult conversation with Patrice!
I took Allie to Boss Hill's goat stew yesterday. We opted for the chicken stew. Allie seemed to enjoy herself...drinking water, feeding a dog a cookie and dancing with the old folks to Elvira... Camera battery died...no pics of the dancing.
Allie loves to play in my make-up while I get ready. What she doesn't eat, she puts on her face. This is what happened after a recent battle with the mascara... Mascara 1 Allie 0 Rematch...to be determined...
Allie is finally getting enough hair for me to give her the bouffant look. I love big hair. I have had it since the late 80s and if I have anything to do with it Allie will have big hair for many decades to come. From teased bangs-- to unimaginable heights in the back--you gotta love a good teased look. Add a little Suave or White Rain and we are good to go...
A little late but here are a couple of pictures I took at MawMaw and PawPaw's on Memorial Day. We all got together to eat stuff from the grill. It's really nice to have a big family. I really enjoy getting together with my mother-in-law and sis-in-law's. We have a blast chatting and laughing and watching the kiddies. As for the men... We really only saw them when they can in the kitchen to get food. I am sure their conversations weren't as good as ours:)
Allie loves little Aidan. Maybe they'll be buddies. Interesting fact...Allie and Aidan are first and fifth cousins. Heather and I are third cousins...
I am writing requesting help again. If any of you use those Huggies carry around wipes, please save the cases for me. I need them for a project. Those who go to church with me can bring them there...anyone else we can figure out a way to get together.
O.K. chicks. Some of my fondest memories in high school are of us cruising around the square in our "ugly" cars trying to meet some boys. And guess what...we can do it again this Saturday night. Minus the ugly cars, big hair, tight jeans, red lipstick and of course no picking up boys this time around. Yes, my dreams have come true. Mayor Dan has granted that the square be reopened for one night for a -reunion of sorts-. Some guy will be taking up donations at his minivan which will go to the Spirit of Athens people. Pretty cool, huh? Come on y'all. Do you remember how disappointing it was when they closed down our main form of entertainment? Devastating, right? I say we put in the "Thong Song," tease up our bangs, get out the Guess jeans, round up the girls, load in the minivan and cruise.
Disclaimer- Not responsible for your circulation being cut off from putting on those old jeans, red eye from too much Suave hairspray, red teeth from too much red lipstick and---no I do not support the lyrics of the Thong Song.
Aunt Shelly turned 23 yesterday which means 30 is just around the corner for me. I am expecting much attention and celebration this birthday...hint to all my friends. Anyway, Mama and Daddy always go out of their ways to make us feel special on our birthdays. Last night we had steak, hamburger, hotdogs, salad, corn, baked potato and cheesecake for Shelly's menu choice of the night. Not cheap to feed the Wales girls. I think I pretty much requested the same menu for my birthday last year. Anyway, here's some pics from the night along with Allie's popular pigtail attraction.
Not really but I suspect it will happen before the summer is over. I got Allie a baby pool at Wal-Mart yesterday and I expect to get a lot of use out of it over the summer. I got this swimsuit for $2.50 last year on clearance at K-Mart. Very proud of that deal. Anyway Allie loved the pool and stayed in her swimsuit for a long time, diaperless. I think we marked our territory A LOT yesterday.
Today we took Allie to Chuck E. Cheese's. The only thing she liked was Skee Ball or whatever they call it these days. She would get the ball and scream and get real giddy. Anyway, Matt and I had fun using the tokens. We went to the one in Decatur. I didn't have my camera because I didn't know we were going. It was spur of the moment and last time I took my camera to Huntsville...well we all know what happened there...MURDER IN THE FIRST. We won more than 1oo tickets so I got Allie a snow globe and stickers. The stickers kept her busy in mall for a while. Yay! Anyhoo, she fell asleep in the car between 2 and 2:30 and it is 4:39 and she is still asleep! Yay me! Later...
There are a few things that seem to come up in the presence of my family from to time... 1. The time I got mad at my Uncle John and told him he was going to die. He drove like 20 mph all the way home. I was 4. 2. The time my dad brought home a 1980 something teal green Sunbird for me to drive. He was so excited. I told him I wasn't driving it. I was 16. AND 3. The many times I would eat 10 Pillsbury biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I did it again today. I ate 9 (good ole times at Mom's house). I am 29.
I have always been a big breakfast eater. Those who don't eat breakfast, you are missing out!
Last night at MawMaw's Mother's Day supper at Aunt Erica's and Uncle Jim's the kiddos were, let me see...less than cooperative. I did manage to get a few good snaps but they weren't having any of it when it came to the group shot, atleast not all of them. Ava and Allie got quiet for a minute...of course they did PawPaw was giving them sweet tea and Peanut Butter pie.
It was a struggle to get this shot of Allie and me. Can't you tell? Lumninous Part 2
Allie at the "Big Girls'" table... What's this? Aunt Heather and Allie showing love... Aunt Erica and Allie... Little Aidan
Uncle Jordan has been wearing a cowboy hat the past couple of times we have seen him. All the boys...minus Will seem to like to wear these things from time to time. Fashion Do or Fashion Don't...you decide. Anyway, Allie had fun playing with it last night at MawMaw's Mother's Day supper. As you see Allie is naked. She got her dress wet somehow and we are not sure what happened. I suspect she went fishing...IN THE TOILET!
We visited my wonderful sister Shelly Monday at work and Allie had blast playing "ba" (ball) in the salon. My sister works at Kari's Place for Hair and is a very good hair stylist. Go see her and tell her I sent you. She is so good to us and loves us soooo much. We love you too...She-She. We gave Allie a "Do"...notice the pigtails.
I am working hard decorating my new house. I love to decorate. I have already changed things up a bit. Anyway. I need your help... I need some old plantation blinds. I don't care what size or in how good of shape they are in. I also want an old wooden door. If you have these or know where to get them let me know. I fill you in on what they are for later. Peace out...