Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Amarillo Vacation

Chloe got to meet her cousins for the first time.  Her and Savannah weren't super sure about each other at first.  They are slowly warming up to each and are starting to have fun together.  I think  Natalie is about Chloe's favorite person right now.  She is having lots of fun playing with the little girls though.  They are super cute playing together and Chloe loves to be a clown and make all the little girls laugh.  When they start laughing at her she get tickled and starts giggling too.  

 Chloe and Savannah love playing in their car seats

 Having a good time in their matching seats

Apparently she was going to practice jumping off

 Aslan playing with the girls and their toys
 Silly cat

 Chloe got into the bread


Monday, February 18, 2013

Airport Travel

Chloe and I got to go to Amarillo for a bit to visit family and see my sister and her family.  They are traveling through on their move across the country.  It was Chloe's first time flying and she did remarkably well.  She did super good on the first flight.  Our second flight got delayed a little and it was past her nap time so she was getting antsy and wiggly and little fussy, but she still still much better than I anticipated.  She did have a great time pushing her stroller back and forth down the halls.  

 Eating donuts at the airports

 Lunch at the airport

Chloe is crazy about lemons

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Surprise by Chloe

I opened the cabinet the other day and found two letter magnets, half of a farm magnet and a piece of trash. I guess she had been stashing stuff here for a while! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013


One of my favorite things is going in to check on Chloe and cover her up before I go to bed.  A sleeping baby is so sweet and peaceful.  This night I guess she needed a lot of comfort from her stuffed friends.  she doesn't usually sleep so close with all of them.  Such sweetness! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Goldfish Surprise by Chloe

 The Goldfish and the battery were getting a little ride on the toy

I found this little Goldfish when I was putting away nail polish the other day

It always makes my day a little cheerier when I come across these little surprises.  They make me smile.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Chloe and I are spending Valentine's day in Amarillo this year.  Clint didn't get to come so he is spending the day at home.  Clint did spoil both of us before we left though.  

 Chole's cute little Valentine's Puppy

 Carrying it around

Mama's Pretty Flowers

We are sad that we didn't get to see Clint for Valentine's day.  We miss him a lot.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Very Fun Day!

The other day we had a free morning so we decided to go play with friends.  Meagen is going to have a baby very soon and, with our up coming move, we realized that our little girls didn't have too many more time to get together and play so we decided a play date was a must.  The weather was really pretty and Meagen has a nice little yard so the girls got to play in the sunshine.  They had so much fun!  Chloe played so hard she fell asleep in the car on the way home and didn't even wake up when I brought her in and put her to bed.  That hasn't happened even once in her life.  I was shocked!

 Chloe and Aspen's puppy Sandie

 Off to great adventures

 Talking through the door


 So much cuteness!


 Sharing snacks

Picking flowers

Chloe and Aspen are really starting to enjoy playing together.  Chloe is going to be very sad to leave her little playmate behind and I am going to miss my sweet friend as well!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Mann Family Update

It has been a while since I have posted a general update about the goings on in the life of the Mann Family.  I guess it is that time!

Clint is busy, like always, between his two jobs.  He works six days a week and comes home to a wife and baby that are super happy to see him every night.  As soon as he gets home he goes right to work being a Daddy and he is super good at it.  Every night when he comes in the door Chloe greets him with a little squeal and a giant grin.  Who could resist that?!

I am busy being a Mama and trying to stay ahead of the messes that Chloe makes on a daily basis.  Some days I am more successful than others.  I have sent my resume in to a company that hires Virtual Assistants.  I am hoping that I will be able to get on with them so I can work from home and bring in a little extra money to help the finances out. A few prayers in that direction would be greatly appreciated!

Chloe is growing like a little weed.  She has changed so much since Christmas.  She is all of a sudden becoming a little girl in all  her actions and attitudes.  She is getting an opinion about things and starting to talk a little. She is learning something new every day and it amazes me the things she notices.  I will have to do a more thorough update on her in a few days. 

Chloe and I will be heading to Amarillo in a few days to visit family.  My sister and her family are moving from Hawaii and spending a few weeks of vacation in Amarillo so we are going to go see them.  It has been about a year and a half since I have seen them so it should be lots of fun!

In other big news we will be moving in a few weeks.  Clint got a new job in the Midland/Odessa area.  We are excited and nervous all at the same time.  That town is booming at the moment due to the oil business so, houses are really hard to find and the ones that are available are super expensive.  We are searching on a daily basis trying to find something that we can afford and that is safe.  It is all the harder having to do it from so far away.  If we can't find a house before we get there we will be staying in my parent's 5th wheel.  It is super nice, but super small when you have an active toddler.  Prayers for a house would be greatly appreciated as well!

So, I guess that is about it for now.  Life is about to get a little busy with boxes, packing and new experiences so stay tuned!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Couch Fun!

For some reason, lately, Chloe has decided that playing on a pile of blankets and pillows is pretty fun. She will find the blankets and pillows from all around the living room and I will help her put them in a pile and all kinds of giggles and fun follow!

I am glad that she is so easily entertained.... most days anyway....

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Little Mess

Our little Chloe is a bit of a neat freak.  She is learning where things go and she likes everything to be in its place.  She will throw away the trash, put our shoes by the door and wipe up messes from the floor.  The crayon on the walls and the pen marks from where she drew on the couch bother her very much and she points them out to me on a daily basis.  Every once in a while though, I guess a little girl just has to be messy.  I have watched her go into her room and, one at a time, take a bow from the bow holder and walk in to the living room and throw it as hard as she can.  She continues this until all the bows that she can reach are in the floor.  After doing this she will go back to whatever it was that she was doing.  She cracks me up!

Makes me laugh

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Little Imagination

I love watching Chloe play these days.  She seems to be getting a bit of an imagination.  I would love to know what she is thinking while she plays.  Some days I think I might have the basic idea, like when she walks around gathering random things up and putting them in the gift bag she found, or when she pushes her Little People school bus around the floor.  Such sweet sights.  Other days I have no idea....

What could this be about?

Apparently it is something very exciting!

I can't wait until she is big enough to tell me what she is pretending!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Surprise by Chloe

Chloe has been busy lately...

Hair bow with the pots and pans

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Big Bows!

Mama won Chloe a hair bow!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Baby Einstein

Chloe loves watching Baby Einstein.  When she was sick with her cold she had to take breathing treatments and in my desperation to find something to distract her so she would be still, we discovered YouTube has some Baby Einstein.  She loves the one about the farm.  She will sit perfectly still and watch it pretty much the whole way through.  We didn't know it was possible for to sit so still!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Surprise by Chloe

Yes, that is a rubber spatula in my bow making supplies....