Friday, February 20, 2009

FFF - 'Fake' ... or as fake as I can find ...

(ABOVE: Charlotte's Sour Lemon Smile! See her dimple?)
(ABOVE: Not sure if these are "Fake" or not but they sure are funny to see!)
(ABOVE: Jaden - this is her "Hurry Up and take the picture already mom!")
(ABOVE: My Baby Girl - Jaden and her cheesy grin!)
(ABOVE: Jaden and her "pretty smile")
(ABOVE: Jaden and her "Fake" smile ... look how little she was!)
(ABOVE: Charlotte and the start of a smile!)
(ABOVE: This picture makes me laugh - clearly a "Gas" smile but oh so cute!)
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week! Mine has been fine - beyond busy at work which makes the days go by pretty fast. Plus getting out of the house by 6:00am and sitting at my desk by 7:00am is a nice change of pace - means I am home by 4:00pm vs. 6:00pm! Other than work not too much has been going on around here. Been a relatively calm and quiet week so far. Jaden had Monday off from school so Manda kept her home for the day. They went to the park and had a picnic, then headed to the mall for some shopping and then Jaden went to Hannah's gymnastics class since it was Bring A Friend Day. So they had a great day together - I will have to get a picture of Jaden and her UGG Boots Manda bought her ... they look so cute on her with her new outfit my parents sent out. Speaking of clothes - I will also have to post a photo of Charlotte wearing her new bathing suit from my mom and dad ... it is a cherry tankini - too funny! Here's hoping it fits come swim suit season!! Last night my Mother In Law arrived and spent the night - she is staying until Saturday to see Jaden's swimming lessons PLUS she is coming up to my work with Amanda and the baby to have lunch - and of course to show everyone here the baby! And last night was WONDERFUL by the way - want to know why ... well I went to bed at 10:30 and never turned the baby monitor on ... didn't have to ... my Mother In Law set up her air bed in the baby's room and she got up with her in the middle of the night (not even sure what time!!!) ... so by the time my alarm went off at 5:00 I had gotten a STRAIGHT 6.5 hours of sleep! HOLY MOLY!! You do not know how much I needed that - not to mention it was completely uninterrupted - no pee break, no hearing the baby grunt or growl in her sleep, no hearing Jason snore - nothing! I was zonked out! It was amazing ... THANK YOU CAROL! So other than that news not too much happening. Tonight Jason and I are going out to dinner and then to a movie while the girls stay home with Carol and Manda. I am excited to go to a sit down restaurant and then to a movie NOT made by Disney Channel or Pixar (we're going to see Underworld 3).

In other new - my Baby#1 is about to be 7 years old in 13 days (but who's counting!) we FINALLY figured out where she wanted to have her party and it is going to be so fun ... she picked Grand Slam Indoor Arena - she is having a mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars party ... it is going ot be a blast! We decided to have it on the 14th and I am happy to report my mom and dad just might be flying out here for that weekend so it should be a nice time ... Jaden's 'Family Party' will probably be on the 21st at our house so March is looking to be pretty busy. We like it that way - we're almost out of the woods as far as winter goes ... I can kind of see the light at the end of the cold and dark tunnel!
Charlotte is growing like a weed and is awake for most of the afternoon and early evening - which sometimes makes for a cranky baby at night because she is over tired and won't let herself fall sleep ... it is kind of funny to watch her - she head bobs and finally lets her eyes close and then BAM she opens them wide and smiles for a bit and then cries and then head bobs and closes her eyes again - this can go on for a half hour until she FINALLY gives in and falls asleep! It is funny ... poor baby is afraid she'll miss something if she falls asleep! Speaking of sleeping - she is sleeping so well at night I really can't complain ... she goes to bed in her crib at 9:30 and then wakes up around 11:00 to eat and then not again until 4:00 to eat again - each time you just rock her for 5 minutes after she eats, put her back in bed and she falls asleep! I am counting my lucky stars she is so easy at this age ... Goodness knows Jaden was NOT this easy!
I will leave you for now ... enjoy the FFF posts ... this one was hard since I usually delete these types of photos ... but for today the theme is FAKE ... as in Fake Smiles ... Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stop by Sarah's site to see more Fake Smiles of adorable kids!
Love ~ The Clark Family (plus Manda) ~ Rebekah, Jason, Jaden and Baby Charlotte!

8 comments:

Melinda said...

Oh so cute! Love all those "fake" smiles!

Melinda

Sarah said...

Adorable fakers!

Kara and Darr said...

I just love all the smiles. Charlotte is really starting to look like Jaden! So cute :)
Best wishes,
Kara

Leslie said...

awww Charlotte is too young for fake smiles only those sweeet cute ones! lol

Jadens are like my teens ..HURRY UP!

hugs,Leslie

Kim & Dave said...

Such cute pictures!!!

vaneblu said...

I also loved the "gas" smile... why are those always so sweet?

Kelly said...

Your girls are adorable!!!!!Have a happy week!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how adorable...def fake in some of the pics...Charlotte is getting so big and wow Jaden is about to be 7, what a big girl!!! Im counting the days with you..

Love, Marci