Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I was going through some pictures on an old jump drive and look what I found! I teared up. This was Presley 14 months ago (April 2011) at daycare....
And this is her now! How is my sweet baby that I just gave birth to, already getting so close to being THREE?!
I can't even blog any more after this...I'm speechless!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I am so insanely tired today.....and it's only Wednesday! My post is going to be short but at least I am blogging again.  Right? Okay so here is a picture my sister sent to my phone today. Most of you have heard me talk about Presley and her Besties at daycare. They play together and often they get in trouble together. These three girls are the more mature talkers in their class so they stick together....and that is why I call them a gang. I don't think they are mean but they for sure rule the roost at daycare. An apparently my sister taught them gang signs today....but none the less....I still think they are cuties!
 And sweet Westin....he is 9 months old and still not crawling. Has no interest in it and would be content just sitting and watching everyone else play all day. At his 9 month check up last week I asked about this (although I keep trying to not compare him to the fact that Presley was WALKING at 10 months). Our pediatrician said he is fine and just more laid back,  but that he does need tummy time to develop some relfex in his feet. So we have been working on tummy time. At home he gets mad rather quickly but his awesome nursery girls at daycare have been working with him this week so that he will tolerate some time face down. I got this picture via text today and they said he was playing pretty good in the floor. Go Westin!
And let me say how thankful I am that my sister gets to be Presley's teacher in the toddler room and that Westin has such sweet girls in the nursery. I never worry about either one of them and I know that they are loved and spoiled rotten. So thankful for such an awesome facility!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Catch up!

I've been a horrible blogger I know. But I swear it's not because I don't think about it or because I don't want to. It's beacuse I have two precious little angels that keep me busy! I promise to be better because I like to blog and I love to take pictures. So it's a good combo for me! This weekend Gavin and Amarah came over and we busted out the blow up pool. That's right....first big swim of the season. And these three were eating it up. I predict LOTS of swimming will go on this summer.  :-)  I love these three and hope they always stay close. I just hope close doesn't mean they will share a jail cell one day. hehe

Presley tried to blow herself up with the air pump once we had the pool inflated. It kept her busy for a long time. This girl is growing like crazy. She is so crazy and fun. I wouldn't trade her for anything and she truly does light up our life.

And this little handsome guy is my snuggle bunny. I love him and his sweet little spirit. He is starting to get a little more animated but he's till my sweet boy. I can't belive he's 9 months old already!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Growing Like Weeds!

My children are growing way too fast!
My kids are getting way too big...way too fast! I have been so busy the past few weeks that I snapped this picture the other day and then when I looked at it I teared up. Westin is not looking like an infant anymore! He looks so big here....Presley was playing on my bed and she pulled him onto her tummy and he went crazy. He was laughing and growling at her. And how much does he look like Jared in the picture?! 

And I had to share this pic. I love my daycare workers! They are so good to send me pictures of my babies all the time. This was Presley right as she woke up after nap time. Looks like it was a rough nap! And let me take a moment to brag on my Sweet Pea. I still make her nap and sleep overnight in a pull up. The rest of the time she wears big girl panties and has been for several months. I AM SO PROUD! And....I tried to leave pull ups at daycare the other day and they told me she hasn't napped in them forever. What?! How did I not know that?!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Photo Shoot

So I've kind of been MIA on the blogging....again. But now I am back into a routine so things should be better. I am back to working now and am at Texas A&M in Commerce, TX. I'll do a post later on that! But today.....I wanted to share some pictures. You guessed it. They are of my babies!

Westin is 5 months and 3 weeks old and getting to be so much fun. He is such an easy and happy baby. If I could have another one of him, I would!
Presley is 28 months old and seems so much older. She talks great, has lots of energy and is lots of fun. She was not super intersted in getting her pictures taken but we did manage to get a few good ones. It was WORK getting both of them to cooperate at the same time.
 I love black and white! This one is my favorite of both of them.
And here....I call this her pageant face.
 Presley did start to get tired and kept telling me she was done.
 And of course she kept moving Westin around and placing him where she wanted him.
But hey....they are my babies and I'd love them no matter how they were posing! 
Thank you to my sweet friend Leslie Spencer for taking them!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Single Friend - Cindy!

I'm giving everyone a break from the usual zillion post of my kids and doing something fun today! I am linking up with Kelly's Korner Blog  (who I LOVE) and sharing one of my single friends on her Show Us Your Life Friday - Singles Link Up. So....here we go! She is going to kill me but I won't go down alone. My other sweet friend Marla might have been a little bit of an encouragement on this one!  

Meet Cindy....

Cindy is in her early 40s and is an amazing person. She is a strong Christian girl who lives just north of the Dallas area. She is fun, sweet, and intelligent. She is a blast to be around and has one of the most generous and giving spirits of anyone I know. She loves her family very much and will do anything to help them or a friend out. 

Cindy likes music, movies, great food, likes to travel, and spending time with family and friends....and just about anything else. Cindy is pretty traditional and definitely needs a gentleman! Like most of us southern girls she wants a man who will make the first move. (She is going to KILL me for that last comment!) 

This is Cindy and one of her best friends (and that's my sweet baby Donna is holding. Had to throw it in.) If you or someone you know might be interested in getting to know a little more about Cindy leave me a comment or send me an email at anna.hicks17@gmail.com and I will get the information to her. I'd leave her email but I haven't told her just yet that I am doing a post about her! 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Christmas Pics

Okay...I told you there would be lots of pics so I'll just let them mainly speak for themselves. But I will say we had lots of fun! Can't you tell by this little girl's face?
We had lots of visitors and I tried to snap pictures through the weekend. This is a "Cousins" picture. :-)
 And I know I post lots of pictures of Presley but here's one more!
 Gavin was super pumped about his bow and arrow from Papa and MeMe. 
Presley was careful to remove every little piece of paper from the presents. I bet next year she doesn't take such care!
My sister, Sara helped Westin open his gifts. He has on his tiger hat from Papa and MeMe. 
 Trying out the toy food she got for her kitchen set. 
Amarah...need I say more? haha
 My stepmom, Amarah, Gavin, Presley, Westin and my dad.
And it wouldn't be Christmas without something crazy from Sara. Here she is demonstrating to Amarah how to twirl a baton. Luckily...no one was injured!
And perhaps my favorite picture of all....Presley is pretty much potty trained so she goes to the bathroom by herself most of the time now. After the presents were opened and everything was winding down, Presley came out of the bathroom and back into the living room looking like this...
After laughing...hard....at her I told her I was super proud of her for going by herself and her efforts to tuck her shirt in on her own. I love that girl!