Well, today our little baby girl turned two years old. I still can't believe that two years have gone by since that wonderful day when we had her. She is now talking non stop and is doing really well at the potty training all of a sudden. It is like a light went off. She will randomally stop, take her diaper off (or pull up) and then say potty and take off. You have to keep a close eye on her to make sure she isn't taking her pants off in the middle of the living room because you could potentially end up with a puddle. We had a great evening. She had cake and we sang to her and she got lots of tinker bell gifts and some new books. She loves books! I am just amazed everyday by her intelligence and thank God everyday for the precious gift that he sent to us. Thank you for reading and enjoy the pictures of the beautiful little two year old that is now sleeping soundly in her bed. Canb you tell that she really loves her tinkerbell?
She was opeining her gift here.
Here is her new monkey book.
She got a new etch a sketch that has tinkerbell on the edges and a book to teach you how to draw
I can do it
Her Aunt Michelle got her a tinkerbell also!
Little fingers in the icing.....lol
Here we were getting ready to sing Happy Birthday to her and she can sing it as well but she always sings Happy Birthday to Daddy when she does it because Barry's birthday was last week so she heard us sing it that way and now that is how she thinks that it goes.
See the WWI Memorial, this is off the path and completely forgotten! I couldn't believe that after seeing all of the other sites that this one was allowed to get this way! I am thinking about sending these pictures to my elected Senators from Arkansas and trying to get something started. I am not sure if this is the one that Tom Hanks is working to get redone as well or not but something needs to be done. This was a historic war for America and I can not believe that this is what the memorial has been reduced to. You can see where mildew is on the marble because they have not cleaned it. There are not any stone paths to the memorial, they are dirt tracks and the surroundings are completely overgrown. I was not amused by this one at all. I was not moved, I was saddened and not in the way that you should be saddened but saddened in a peeved way at the condition of this memorial.
The soldiers are still standing at attention ready for service. If you notice if you ever have the honor of going to Arlingtion National Cemetary the rows of soldiers are line in perfect rows from any direction that you look at them because they are made to look as if they are always to be ready for service. There were several times walking around the cemetary that I was near tears if I was not crying at the moment because it is just so powerful to look at the sheer scope of the lives of those who have died so that we may be free. Let us always remeber the importance of our men and women in uniform and honor them and thank them. The ampitheatre attached to the tomb of the unknown soldier.
We were lucky enough to bear witness to the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. That was a moving ceremony to watch.
Robert Kennedy's grave just below that of his brother, President John F. Kennedy
The wall surrounding JFK's grave
Kennedy actually picked out this spot in a way when he went to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and as he was walking around the cemetary he came upon this location and upon standing there turned and noticed you could see the Washington Monument and all of DC and it was peaceful and quiet and beautiful. He sated that he could spend eternity in that one spot so when he was laid to rest that is just what his wife did, she laid him where he could always watch out over the city that he so dearly loved.
I love to read and spend time with the kids. Running is my escape and I like to get out and do that whenever I get a chance. Barry and I met in December of 2001 and have been together for 7 years now. We got married in April of 2004 and had our first child together, Abigayle, in March of 2007. Tyson, Barry's son, also lives with us and I couldn't have wished for a more wonderful son to have.