Monday, May 24, 2010

Mother's Day Program

Ainsley's 1-year-old class got to participate in the St John's Mother's Day Program. They brought her class out to sing the last song. Ainsley had been practicing at home and had the words and the little dance moves down pat. As you can see, she made sure her first performance was a memorable one!

Here are a few pics from after the Mother's Day Program

Ainsley and Miller Calhoun having a snack

Ainsley, Charlie Kimmel and Miller playing on the bleachers

Ainsley and Mama

Salter's Baptism

Salter's baptism was April 18th. My parents were able to make the trip which was fantastic. Everything went well and Ainsley made sure it was a memorable church service by screaming her head off when we walked into the sanctuary for the baptism. Moss carried her literally kicking and screaming over to my mom who took her out of the church. They got to watch the baptism through the window of the sanctuary door, though. We had lots of family come to town to celebrate such a special day and are so thankful they could be there in addition to our wonderful friends.

Our family in the sanctuary

With all the grandparents
Salter with Aunt Blewett

Salter with Floyd and Lisa

With my parents

Salter and Ainsley with Grandma and Papa

Me, Mom and Salter

Ainsley with her 1st cousin, Anne Craig, and 3rd cousin Abby Fielder

Salter and I with his Great Granddaddy and Barbara Ringsmuth who came all the way from New York City to be at the baptism. We were so happy she was there! Salter was named after her father, who was also Granddaddy's brother. I love that Salter is smiling up at his Great Granddaddy in this picture - so sweet!
Salter with his Moms and Granddaddy

Moms and Salter


Easter was a lot of fun. We had a party at St. John's for Ainsley's class and two Easter Egg hunts - one at Floyd and Lisa's and one at McLeod and Allison Meek's. Ainsley loved putting the eggs in her basket and for those first few Easter Egg hunts didn't even notice that there was candy in them. She kept walking around Lisa and Floyd's yard picking up the discarded egg halves that other kids had thrown down after eating the candy out of them. Of course, by the time Easter morning rolled around she expected candy in the eggs and the Easter Bunny did not put candy in all of them after seeing how excited she was over the empty eggs. Guess the Easter bunny wanted to limit her sugar intake, but Ainsley definitely had that look of "Hey, what's going on here? Where's my candy?" The poor kid got jipped - sorry sweetheart! Salter started smiling a lot more in March and April and I was able to get some sweet pictures of him this month. Enjoy the pictures!

Church Easter Egg Hunt at Floyd and Lisa's

Playing with Miller Calhoun at the Easter Egg Hunt

Giving Miller a hug goodbye

Easter Egg Hunt at the Meek's

Playing the drums! Fun!

Salter and Floyd IV

Hunting Eggs

Ainsley with her daddy looking at "Dada's River" as she calls it

Love this picture of Salter!

Easter Sunday
I tried and tried and could not get Ainsley to hold still long enough to get a picture of them together in their matching outfits. I finally got one about a month later, though. You'll see those in my May post, whenever I get that one done!


I can't believe it is taking me so long to update this blog! It is almost July! Here are some pics from February. Before I went back to work, we drove 16 hours with the kids to Naples, FL, to see my grandmother (my dad's mom) who lives there, and my parents who were there visiting. It was a great trip, except for the part where I got slammed with the stomach virus and ended up in bed for 24 solid hours. Not so much fun, especially when we were only there for 2.5 days! The weather was chilly so we did not spend time on the beach. I grew up going to Naples every year and have many memories of that beach, so I was sad that I didn't get to see it. Moss and my mom took Ainsley to the beach briefly to walk the pier but it was so windy and cold they did not stay long. The main reason we went was to see my grandmother and we had an absolutely wonderful time with her and my parents. She had not seen Ainsley since she was 10 months old - boy has Ainsley changed since then! She also had never met Salter. Grandma loved being able to see Ainsley in action and especially seemed to enjoy just holding sweet little Salter. We had a great trip and actually get to see Grandma again in a few weeks when we go to Ohio for my brother's wedding. I cannot wait! I have not been with all of my siblings at the same time since Christmas of 2008 - a year and a half ago! So we are all very excited to be going home and spending time together. But back to February, below are lots of pictures from all of our adventures...

Our trip to Florida

Ainsley and Salter with Grandma and Papa

Our attempt at a generation picture

Playing at a great park! Lots of fun activities for the kids!

The botanical gardens in Naples had a children's garden that was so neat. Ainsley loved watering plants, playing in the sand, running around all the water fountains and much more.

Grandma and Moss tried taking her to the beach while I was sick but it was too windy.

Grandma and Salter

Great Grandma and Salter
Papa and Salter
Papa would get Ainsley a cupcake for breakfast every morning. Here she is enjoying her treat!

Random pics from February

Trying to figure out how to dress and undress herself

One of Salter's first smiles captured on camera

Ainsley and Luke Archer hanging out during a cookout at our house.

Sweet little man

Ainsley has taken over all of her old toys now that we have gotten them out for Salter. Everything old is new again!

Our little diva

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ainsley having fun on her slide

Ainsley filing her nails and watching Disney Princess Sing-Along. Such a girlie girl!

Ainsley and her dadda

How we spent many evenings those first few months - if Salter got to sit with Mamma, Ainsley did, too!