Pops introduced Reagan to a new luxury. Hot towels and hot sheets fresh from the dryer. I had just finished changing her diaper and was going to put something on her to wear besides her pajamas for the day as he was finishing some laundry. So he came over and dumped the clean clothes over Reagan as she was laying on the couch. "Ooh, it's warm" she said! And then she wouldn't let us take them away. And after that, anytime we did laundry she wanted to get in the "hot" stuff!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
My husband is the best. He knows how homesick I get for my family, and he knows how hard it is for me to say goodbye when it is time to leave. So he agreed to let Reagan and I go down to South Carolina a little early before him, and then she and I stayed 10 extra days after he left. I know that it was hard on him being away from Reagan for that long... but he probably enjoyed the break from me and my constantly coming up with things to put on his "honey-do" list! Thank you again honey!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Reagan decided that she needed to go in the pot for the shrimp boil! For those of you who have never had it, you don't know what you are missing. We love shrimp boil! Shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, all cooked in one BIG pot and then dumped on the middle of the table to eat. Ryan was a little shocked at how it is served the first time he had it, but he was hooked after just a few bites. Reagan decided on this trip that she loves corn. It's a little bit messy to eat, but boy is it delicious! It's well worth all the finger licking and napkin wiping!
One of the places that Reagan would always go on her golf cart rides (or she would sometimes even walk with Momsey to go to) is the little fish market so she could visit with the sea horses. She fell in love with the little critters! Thank goodness she never asked or tried to bring them home!
Reagan knows right where the key to the golf cart is. More than that, she knows what to do with that key! Everyday, she would get the key and say, "Let's Go Pops!" and off they would go. If only her legs were a little bit longer, she would take off all on her own I think!
Reagan quickly learned who her play buddies were while we were at the beach. Be it playing with her toys in the sand, swinging in the swing, or climbing on top of the "house" (it's a well house that covers the pump... not a real house!) she could get Pops and Momsey to do just about anything she asked.
It was pretty windy while we were at the beach, so we decided to take advantage of it and fly a kite. Reagan was a good little helper... she like trying to throw it up for Pops to get it up in the air. And of course she was excited to show Dixie everything that she was doing!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Reagan decided that she should be the captain of the boat for a while when we went for a cruise down the waterway. It was so much fun to watch her explore and play while we were riding. She acts so much like me that it is sometimes scary. I can remember when Anna and I would go out deep sea fishing with mom and dad how we would sit at the very front of the boat (straddling the rails so we couldn't fall off as easily) and try to stretch our legs and point our toes far enough down to dip into the water. Well that spot quickly became Reagan's spot on this ride! And I can also remember how I would sometimes get bored because it would feel like we had been out there fishing for HOURS, and I would ask Daddy to turn up the music so I could dance on the front of the boat to amuse myself. Well what do you know, little miss priss decided that the front of Pops' boat made the perfect dance floor when he turned on the music. I didn't even have to prompt her... she knew that it was made for dancing! Of course, all the fun and excitement tuckered her out, and she was asleep before we finished the loop. We could just see the house over the marsh grass (ours is the one with the two big palm trees out front - to the right of the one with the green roof) when she gave up the fight and closed her eyes!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wouldn't you know... something amazing happened and I didn't have my camera with me at the time. Reagan has found a new fascination with fire trucks. I think that it has something to do with the fire truck that is INSIDE our local library that the kids can play on. That and the fact that you can almost always hear some sort of siren going off at some point each day at our house. It may be an ambulance or a police car, but to Reagan every siren is a FIRE TRUCK! So while we were at the beach, I had told Pops that if the fire trucks were ever parked outside of the the fire station when we went by that we would have to stop so Reagan could see it. We were on our way into town, and sure enough... there sat the big red truck. So Pops pulled over and we all hopped out of the car to go check it out. There was a fireman outside who was busy sweeping the walkway, and he started chatting with us as we were admiring the truck. Well, as soon as he realized that the cute little girl was in love with his fire truck he couldn't get the keys out fast enough. The next thing we knew, WE WERE ALL RIDING THROUGH SUNSET HARBOR IN THE FIRE TRUCK. Sirens blaring and everything. Reagan thought that it was the coolest thing in the world... we all did. When we got back to the station, the fireman gave Reagan a fire chief's hat and badge along with a bag full of goodies. She was one happy little girl. She couldn't stop talking about it that night... "I rode in the fire truck!" was all we heard. So a big thank you to the Sunset Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, and a big thank you to Pops for going back later and taking a picture of "Reagan's Fire Truck" for us!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I love to play with Reagan's hair. And she is so good about letting me do it! I pull it back, braid it, curl it, straighten it, spray it, whatever... she likes for me to do it. I decided to pull it all back off of her face and out of the way this day, and couldn't resist taking a picture.
Monday, March 24, 2008
As always when we are at the beach, Ryan was out on the end of the pier fishing. It didn't matter to him that it was cold and windy that day! Reagan went out to join him, but didn't stay for long. Dixie on the other hand would stay out there all day and all night if we would let her!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
After a morning full of candy, I was extremely pleased when Reagan asked to eat an apple. Like mother like daughter... I used to run around the beach house when I was around her age with an apple cored and tied around my neck because I loved them so much.
Auntie Anna may have had more fun than Reagan when it came to dying eggs. We all had a good time dying, coloring, wrapping and putting stickers on the eggs. But Ah-Ah "outshined" us all by using some glitter-foil stuff. It took her a few times to figure out what she was doing, but she eventually got the hang of it. We all look a little confused with the process in this picture, but Reagan's face is priceless. She has a look of genuine concern that Ah-Ah has no idea of what she is doing!
Reagan LOVED dying Easter eggs this year. It was her first time to give it a try, and she was instantly coloring and dying like she had been doing it for years. She was very proud of "her" egg (the one she is holding in the bottom picture) so she wouldn't put it down. She gave it hugs and kisses before finally adding it to the holder and moving on to the next egg.
Sweet treats lead to the inevitable... HYPER CHILD! I love this picture because I actually captured her with both feet fully off the ground as she was jumping around on her sugar high.
We went to Carolina this year for Easter, so Reagan went to visit Momsey at school the day before Spring Break began. Reagan acted like she was already in kindergarten. She would just walk right into the open classrooms and sit down with the older children. She even joined in with one third grade class! It was Mrs. Mary Jane Coward's class that Reagan fell in love with. She made a super cool Easter bonnet and some bunny ears to wear Easter morning. I must say thank you to all the teachers at East Elementary who are always so excited to see us when we come to visit Momsey and for allowing us to disrupt your classrooms! Momsey is lucky to work with such special people, and I am sure that she will miss you all greatly once she hits the road of retirement very soon!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books
Reagan has been fighting a cold and an ear infection for a while now, so the doctor decided to put her on an antibiotic. She has been on this medicine before, but I had forgotten all about the CRAZY side effect it has on Reagan. It turns her into a WILD HYPER CHILD! Even more hyper than normal. Take a look at the video that we made of her 30 minutes after her nightly "dose" to see for yourself just how much fun we are having while we are sick. And just in case you can't decipher what she is saying through her stuffed up little nose... "ready, set, go puppy go!" or "dance dance me" or "all done puppy" at the very end.