Monday, February 27, 2012

Soccer Mom

Chatham has entered the world of sports, and he loves it! Every Saturday morning we head over to the local YMCA and hit the field.
There are six other kids on the team, and three teams total- so there will be games! I didn't think I'd be so excited to be a soccer mom! Chatham loved getting to run around with his friends. We saw Caden, Adrian, and Anna- and Anna is even on Chatham's team!
The funniest part of practice was when the coach told the kids to "dribble the ball to the goal" and Chatham picked up the soccer ball and tried to dribble it like a basketball. We have a diverse athlete on our hands!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

my loves



The BIG Eleven

So here's the deal....
*Write 11 random facts about you
*Answer 11 questions that your tagger listed for you
*List 11 questions for the people you tag to answer
I am going to cheat a little, because I have a 5 week old that doesn't sleep and I am too tired to think of 11 things about me.
- I have just learned how to sew and am loving it! I need more money for fabric and more hours in the day to sew. I have made two dresses for Harper, PJ pants for Chatham, and have fabric waiting for me to make him three more pairs.
-While learning to sew I was turned onto Pinterest and have now made several other crafty things: a valentines wreath, coasters, and a menu frame.
-I have always wanted to learn to cook GREAT, FANCY meals- I married a chef and let him cook instead of having him teach me anything- HA!
-Chatham will be three in a little over a month- he can spell him name, find his name when written in a list of other words, say the pledge of alligence, and ride a bike (with training wheels)- He amazes me EVERYday!!!
- I was shooting for five facts, but can only come up with four (unless you count this as a fact, in hich case, GOAL MET!)
Here are my questions from Lynette:
1. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would have to have as necessities?
my kids (does that count as one or two??), a radio or ipod of some sort, and a fully stocked Kindle.
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I really want to go to Switzerland. I want to ski there.
3. What word would you use to best describe your husband? What word would he use you to
describe you? The word that I would chose for Devin would be tolerant- haha. And I asked him what word for me...he said "I can't describe you in one word"
4. What is your favorite holiday and why? I LOVE Christmas!!! My granddaddy Clyde had a Christmas tree farm in TN and we always had a HUGE celebration getting our tree and then again a HUGE Christmas at their farm. I love the smell of Christmas trees, hot apple cider, mimosas while opening presents, and all the fun parties and gatherings that happen at Christmas.
5. If you had three wishes, what would they be? a cure for all cancers, a lifetime with no disappointments for my children, enough money to live comfortable and not have to work.
6. What are you most proud of? My kids- especially Chatham he is at a GREAT age and I LOVE the heart he has!!!!
7. Why do you choose to blog? To help me remember this time in my life- I have a tendency to rush through life and always be focus on the "next thing"- blogging makes me pay more attention to NOW, so I can write about it later.
8. What is your favorite food? sushi- I love it!!!!
9. If you could take someone's place for the day, who would it be and why? *grab a tissue* I would be my cousin Ali- she is fighting a HUGE battle with brain cancer and I would want to take her place so she could rest for a day!!!!!!
10. What would you do with a million dollars? pay off all of our debt, put some in savings for Chatham and Harper, buy a bigger car, travel, help start a resturant for Devin to run, help pay off family members debt.
11. What is something weird about you that not many people know? I can't believe I'm going to post this publicly- but I have an crush, that is totally obsessive and out of control, on Tim Duncan!
Here are my questions for Amy-Leigh, Suzy, Lisa, Chrystal, Amanda, Abby- I think these are the only bloggers that read my blog- HAHA
1.What would you do with 1,000,000 dollars?
2. If you could have dinner with any three people, who would it be and why?
3. What did you want to be when you grew up, would you still want to do that?
4. If you could move anywhere in the US, where would you go?
5. What is your guilty pleasure tv show?
6. What is the weirdest thing you like to eat (i.e. ketchup on potato chips, mayo on chicken nuggets)
7. If money and space wasn't a factor, how many kids would you want to have?
8.If your life was a movie what would the title be?
9. If they saying 'you are what you eat' was true- what would you be?
10. Who would you consider your idol?
11. What teacher had the biggest influence on your education?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

From my heart.....

To yours!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

life with a girl

Life with a girl is SO different! I have gotten used to monster trucks, lightening McQueen, and Dinosaurs. Now I'm adjusting to EVERYTHING being pink, and fluffy, and tied up with a bow!!



Harper tried sporting a bow a few days ago- let's just say it didn't go over well. We'll be saving the bows for ponytails from now on.


When I had Chatham, my sister had Thomas... they get along GREAT! They like everything to match, same clothes, same jackets, same bikes, same toys. Now I have Harper, and Beth has Jack! We love Jack, but sharing for him might not be as fun as it has been for the big boys. Don't worry Jack- REAL men pull of the pink bouncey!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's her party....

and she'll cry if she wants to! Cara's 3rd birthday party was at Skateland this past weekend. While she wasn't a big fan of skating....

Chatham was!


Devin put on some rollerblades and partied like it was 1999 (literally!)

I haven't been cleared to "exercise" yet, so I just walked the rink with Chatham, but it was alot of fun to see him go.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things....

Things have been fun at the Donley house....We played hair salon in the bathtub
then Super Elmo came to play.

Chatham has mastered riding his bike



And I have mastered the art...no,no....I have started to learn how to sew. Here are my first two completed projects





The second dress has a story behind it...lets just say the "10-minute onesie dress" took me 4 1/2 hours!!!!!