Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shake It Up!

Last week was VBS at First United Methodist Church- We did Shake It Up Cafe this year and I helped with the 2-4 year olds. I think they had a lot of fun.

Our attempt at a group shot- sadly this was the ONE day Chatham forgot to bring his pack-pack was picture day- and his pack pack was wear I kept his shirt all week.

Cara was all smiles going in to sing songs and watch Scrapes (the racoon).

family gathering

We had a pool party two weekends ago at Aunt Ma'ams. Thomas and Chatham had SO much fun together-

There was lots of swimming

These boys are definitely little fish!

We hope to get together again soon Smith Family!

Monday, July 25, 2011


The public opinion was correct 71 % of you thought Baby Donley #2 would be a girl, and it's offical!

Harper Annabeth Donley will grace us with her presence in 2012!!!

We are SO thrilled and can't wait to buy some pink!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sprinkler Fun

We finally pulled out the sprinkler ball for a little fun in the sun after dinner.
Chatham loved drinking the water

He ran back and forth, back and forth just squealing

Our weekend....

Our weekend seemed to consist of food-food-and more food.

We had Mellow Mushroom on Friday night and got a YUMMY buffalo chicken/Meat lovers pizza. It was wonderful!

A few weekends ago we had dinner at my mother in laws and a church friend brought over green bean bundles (Thanks ML!) I am pretty sure I ate my weight in these joyful little rolls of goodness. Apparently I like them so much it's all I've talked about for a week! I made them this weekend when we had friends over and they were delicious! I came to work today to brag about how well I recreated ML's masterpiece and apparently I'm not the only one who made them this weekend. Nancy made them for her family and her daughter wants them every day now. Allen made them for his wife and he even used a piece of bread to soak up the extra sauce in the empty pan....I think we're on to something.

I know food isn't why you all come to view my blog, so here you are- the latest picture of Donley #2....or would this be Donley #4........

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Cold Shoulder

So, as you know Chatham is 2..... I thought that meant I had at least 10 years before I get blown off for girls; but I was wrong!

Devin is taking Chatham to school over the summer while I work 10 hours M-TH to have Fridays off. On the way to school each morning Chatham calls to tell me hi and make sure I'm picking him up in the afternoon. He tells me (EVERY morning) "I sleep good. I dream of Elmo" but one morning last week Chatham didn't want to talk, in fact as they approached the door at daycare he said "I see Addy and I NEEEED talk to her".......CLICK........
that's right, no bye, no I love, I got dissed for Addyson! Now don't get me wrong- I love Addyson, she is sweet and cute and a wonderful friend of Chatham's.

Fast Forward to Tuesday of this week... I didn't see Chatham that morning because he's asleep when I leave, I had a church meeting and a class reunion committee meeting after work so Devin picked up C from school. So I wasn't going to see him that evening either. I called around 4:30 to chat and see how school was and this is when I was informed that:

C: Mommy, I need a motorcycle.
M: Really, why?
C: Not a little one Mommy, I need a motorcycle with TWO seats.
M: Can Mommy ride with you?
C: No, I take Addy for a ride on my motorcycle.

OK- REALLY?!?!?! At least he's consistent and only blowing me off for Addyson- but if I buy you a motorcycle I WILL ride on it! And why is my 2-year old planning a date ON A MOTORCYCLE! Oh my goodness, I have some adventures to look forward too when he becomes a teenager!

Monday, July 11, 2011

By the end of the day....

It's not exactly a bump- but it's what we call the end of the day buldge....
I'm still pretty flat stomached (is that a word) in the mornings, but by around 4:30 I just can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar and then by 8ish this is what I look like. It is the hard preggo belly not just a flabby cookie belly- but it's still awfully little. But now you have it- a belly picture, something to look back on in 6 months and say I WISH I WAS LITTLE AGAIN!

12 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 12 Weeks and 3 days (I seem to be on a theme here)

Size of baby: From crown to rump, baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: still down a few pounds, but having to pull out some looser pants

Gender: Won’t know until the end of July

Movement: not yet.

Sleep: Good other than 3 AM potty breaks - I'll probably have to put a pillow between my knees again soon!

What I miss: eating larger amounts of food. I get sick to my stomach after only a few bites.

Cravings: No real cravings right now- I can't stand meat, but love anything cold...grapes, popsicles, milkshakes.

Symptoms: I actually feel the least pregnant I have up to this point.

Best Moment this week:Chatham announcing that the baby's name should be Asign (A-sign, not assign)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 4th and a little extra

For the fourth we went to the lake with the Cadwalladers/Timmermans. Of course I took NO pictures but Suzy got some good ones (I'll steal them soon and post them). Daycare had their annual parade and Chatham took a moment to pose with his teacher Miss Lisa before continuing the march.

Poppy had so much fun at the splash park with us last year he's been begging to take Chatham back-

I don't know who had more fun!

Chatham ran laps around the other kids and Poppy was right beside him the whole way! They are such great buds and I LOVE that!

Tee Time

Devin and Chatham had their first golf outing at Hampton Height's- Chatham loved the golf cart more than the golf-ing. But it was great- he hit a few balls and Devin was able to play almost 9 holes. I love what big buds they're becoming!

Cora's 2nd

Miss Cora turned 2 on July 5th and we had a WILD time celebrating....
We took all the little monkey's to Buffalo Beal's in Maiden. It was so much fun, their were SO many animals!

Here is the Birthday Girl and her beautiful Mama! Mrs. Betsy throws one heck of a party!

Chatham's favorite were the Llama's...but he was wondering where their red pajama's were! We ready Llama Llama red pajama EVERY night before bed (sometimes twice)

Devin was brave enough to feed the Emu's and a Camel even ate straight from his hand- but this was as close to an animal as Chatham would get and he NEVER took his eyes off that giraffe!