Abby, Izzy, Ally

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend & Love to my Grandparents

Sometimes I have trouble sleeping, because I can't get my mind to shut off. Last night was one of those nights. For some reason, I couldn't stop thinking about my grandparents: Paul & Minnie Sherman. I'm so proud to be their granddaughter. They have been a HUGE part of my life and have truly made me the person I am today. I'm so happy and blessed that they are around to see this part of my life. They love my babies and I can tell it brings them such joy to be around them, which means so much to me. I give them a wallet pic of the girls every few months, and they literally wear it out pulling it out to show everybody.... even complete strangers! On Saturday, I dropped ONE of the babies (Ally) off at their house for about an hour while I went to the store. I took Abby with me to the store, and Izzy stayed at home with daddy. Ally loves dogs, so I thought she might have fun over at their house playing with their dog, Peanut. Plus, I thought they might enjoy a little alone time with a baby. When I pulled up to get her, they were all swinging on the back deck, having a good time. Mamaw and Papa said they were just talking about how they probably wouldn't live to see them grow up, but that they pray & hope they'll be good, Christian women. It made me sad to think about it, but so happy to know they met my children. Girls - I just want you to know - you have some strong prayers going up for you, and your Great Grandparents love you so much. Here are a few pics I found of Mamaw and Papa helping with you guys when you were very little:

Papaw feeding Ally, Mamaw feeding Izzy (babies less than 1 month old)

Papaw feeding Ally

Mamaw and Izzy

Papaw and Izzy - looks like she fell asleep after her bottle...

Papaw and Ally

Mamaw and Abby

While looking thru pictures, I came across this one of the girls about 5 months old. Check out their little dollies- 2 blondes and a brunette. My cousins got these for me before the girls were born and I made a joke about having a brunette! So funny how it came to be true! Are these some cute babies or what?!
(L to R - Izzy, Abby, Ally)

We had a pretty busy weekend again. Saturday, we did yard work while the girls took their nap. I planted Mums and Matt mowed. After this, was when I went to the store and dropped Ally off at Mamaw and Papa's.

The next day, we went to chuch and had our friends, Andrew, Courtney and Andi Mae over for a cookout. We blew up the girls' pool, and they had fun playing in the water. Though Matt and I tried, the steaks somehow turned out a bit like beef jerky, but other than that, the night was great! At one point, we all had a baby on our shoulders, walking thru the big backyard, looking at the dogs and fire damage next door (see previous post), etc. Probably would've been a cute pic if someone was there to take it! Here are some pictures of the girls playing in the pool:

Here are all 4 girls playing - Andi Mae had to borrow a swim suit - she's in the bikini. Izzy, Abby and Ally are clockwise to the right of her.

Ally - loves to drink the water... ugh!

Izzy - water "rains" down from the top of the pool

Andi Mae



Cute Izzy

After the pool, the girls played on their swing set... here's Ally.

Abby sliding...

Though the steaks were bad, the asparagus and baked potatoes were yummy!
On Monday, we cooked again and had my mom over. She brought a few things from home - like chocolate cake and ingredients for great Margaritas - which made for a really great time! The babies definitely liked the cake. After dinner, we decided we had enough cake and margaritas to have a few more people over, so we called my grandparents, and they came over with My Aunt Rettie and Uncle Joe. Needless to say, the girls were doted over a lot this weekend.They showed off their dancing skills for everyone. Mom taught Izzy to spin around when she dances now, so she was showing us her new moves!

Here's a video I took of the girls after dinner tonight... pay no attention to the strange sound I make to get Ally to giggle.


  1. I love this post! I am going tomorrow to see my grandma in FL. I hate that the kids have only seen her a couple of times in their lives. You truly are blessed! Hey - do you happen to be missing one of those cute blond dolls from the 5 month pic you posted? I ended up with one in my backdrop sometime last year and have asked everyone I can think of...didn't think of you! I'm sorry! I sure didn't mean to steal it from the girls ;o)

  2. It's mine, It's mine! I'll write to you on Facebook to claim it!

  3. Darling!
    Your grandparents have made so many people's lives richer.