Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fun filled Holiday

I was in Meridian for Christmas...please remind me not to do that again so close to the launch of my ad campaign. It was great spending time with the family but ever since the billboard has gone up I have been hounded by the press and fans wanting pictures and autographs. I ended up having to spend most of the time indoors. Shopping or going out to eat was just too much.

Even though I was in hiding Santa still found me.. By the way, not sure if you knew it or not but I was an extremely good girl this year. And if you don't believe me just ask Santa. Don't ask my teachers or my parents...ask Santa. See below for what all happened in Meridian.

Here I am trying to not be recognized by hiding behind my new shades. Well that did not work, I was pretty much in a full sprint here trying to get away from the paparazzi. But I am getting ahead of myself, this was later on in the trip, lets get back to Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

This is Grandad reading The Night Before Christmas to me. I was winding down getting ready
for bed.

And then in true Uncle fashion here is Uncle G getting me all riled up right before bedtime. There is not much more fun than a good ole elevated head-to-belly rub. Classic Uncle G move.

This is what I stumpled into on Christmas morning. Books, puzzles, a pink pig, a real live baby and on and on. Santa showed up big time. He even at most of his cookies.

I would like everyone to meet Clarabelle. She is my new BFF and is also friends with my other blabla doll. She is actually sitting next to me and double checking my spelling while I type this. Thanks Aunt Sissy and Lala.

This blanket is so me. Loud, accessorized and pretty. The Liberty Shop really does have items for all ages. Tell them Mims sent you for 10% discount now through the end of the year.

To my surprise other people got gifts too. Here is Mama Coats tearing into one. Presley even got a snuggie although he is not wearing it here.

Who is excited about her new red something, Lala, that's who.

Here I am in my new unstable chair. It is a surprise a minute. If you ever want to use it please make sure to just sit in it and read a book. I don't suggest standing in it unless you would like to wear this chair as a hat and enjoy looking at carpet up close.

Hey Uncle Sam. Merry Christmas.

If there were such a thing as too much Christmas it would probably look like this.

Here is am in a rare opportunity to be outside. Notice Presley's snuggie.

Here is Uncle G taking me over for a stroll around the yard.

And finally Lala in hot pursuit after I make a dash for the road. She caught me...they always catch me.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

T'was the Week Before Christmas

T'was the week before Christmas, and all through the South, Mims was traveling, while wearing a blouse -- Ok, that is as far as I will go with my Santa story. I did take trips to Northwest Mississippi last week and then to Meridian over the weekend. Just like Santa and his helpers I have been busy as Christmas approaches. Take a look below at what all went down...

I don't really know how to explain this picture, however I can assure you it is not as bad as it looks. But let me ask you this...If I was a little homeless child would you put some spare change in my cup?

This is how I travel. Feet in the air, book in my lap and a blanket on my head.

This is me at home on the couch. Learning all about dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, wet dogs, dry dogs, good dogs, bad dogs. There are all sorts of dogs.

I told you I had a Time Square billboard coming...well this is it. I am told this is by Tim's square in Meridian. This is my first step into modeling. I think I need to loose some weight because the photographer kept calling me a ham. I am in Lilly's 2010 Spring collection along with Mama. Mama Coats and Lala are also wearing new next year's must have items. And remember...For the young and the young at heart --The Liberty Shop -- For Every Generation, in Historic Downtown Meridian.

Ok, I am not sure if I have shared this with you or not but I have a cute, pretty, clean and well behaved baby cow named after me. Mims (the cow) was born at McDaniel Farms outside of Meridian on my first birthday. I got to go see her for the first time Saturday. She is the only cow at the entire farm that can read and is potty trained.

Here I am with some other cows that Mims (the cow) knows. There's Mims over my left shoulder. Hey Mims.

I also got to touch my first horse. I met the Clydesdales from afar one time but this was my first time up close. I decided that I don't mind just seeing horses from afar. Margie Kate, the girl on the left, is getting married next fall and had a surprise for me. I can't tell everything yet but it has to do with flowers and a girl (me).

Here I am with Lala helping the big girls learn how to sing at church Sunday. Lala is tickling the ivories while I lead the vocals. My cousin Meredith is in the pink right behind me. She sounds like an angel.

Finally, I am breaking a rule of mine and posting a picture that does not have me in it. I did however take this picture of Mama and Dada so I figure that was close enough. Merry Christmas everybody. See you after the birthday of baby Jesus.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Attention All Children

I just want to let everyone know about this older man, usually dressed in red that wears glasses and has a jolly belly. He seems nice by all accounts and I even hear he does good things around the entire world but in my opinion he is just scary. He may be accompanied by a smaller guy dressed in green with pointy ears. Be on the look out. Mama and dada owe me big time for cooperating for these pictures. You can't tell but I really did not want to be there.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Parades = Extreme Fun

I went to the Oxford parade last week. It was my first parade that I can remember and it was a blast. It is so nice to still be able to have a parade with the wholesome home town feel.

They cage all of the children up in these big chicken coups to let them watch the parade. It's so we don't "get out of hand". Just kidding, I am on the balcony at Phillip Embry's office. We had a great view.

This was me about to head downtown. Warm and stylish at the same time. I think I look close to 16 months old in this picture.

There were about a bakers dozen kids at the parade party. Guess how many were girls...a dozen, guess how many boys...a baker. Thats 12 girls and 1 boy for those that don't think like a 14 month old.

Here I am watching the parade with my friend, neighbor and confadont Luly.

The Ole Miss band was there, but they went by really fast.

Me and Mama.


Me and Mama again

Auntie Katie busted up in this one.

Up next...my very own Billboard in Time Square. "What" you say...stay tuned.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Merry Christmas from me. I have been working hard to get this place looking good for Christmas. Spotlights on the house, lights on the tree, wreaths on the doors and windows and then tons of Santas, donkeys and baby Jesus' everywhere. Check out my work and other things I had going on this week below.

Here I am in a wreath. I like this picture but I sort of think it makes my hips look big.

Ok, I helped Mama put these in the box last year and they were rolled up all nice and neat. When did the lights jump out of the box, dance around and get all jumbled up. This can really make the holidays stressful.

More lights, more mess. We got it done in the end though. It is a lovely tree. And it is real. Don't get me started on fake trees.
Here is proof that it is real. We borrowed our neighbors truck and headed down to the local Christmas tree farm (Home Depot) and cut down (picked out) the best tree they had. It was obviously very taxing on Dad since he had to take a nap during this picture.
You know I love birthday parties, even when they are not for me. My friend and neighbor Robert Neely IV turned one over the weekend. You should have seen the toys. I thought I walked into Santa's workshop. That is his dad, Robert III delivering the flaming cake.

I had cake too.
Do you know about Scout? He is my elf on the shelf. He watches me and lets Santa know how awesome I have been behaving. Every moring when I wake up I have to find him. He is always in a new fun place, usually in the living room so I am on my best behavior around him. I threw some of Mama's shampoo in the toilet yesterday but Scout was not around so I think Christmas is still going to happen.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Two Thousand and Nine

What a Thanksgiving. I was all over the place. I went from Oxford to Jackson, to Madison, to Jackson, to Meridian then back to Oxford. Dad stopped by Starkville but asked me not to go into that too much. Family and Turkey was everywhere. We ate lunch at Aunt Sissy's house and had a big turkey, then ate dinner at Grandmama and T's house and had a bunch of litte bitty Mims size turkeys. They called them pheasants and quail but they looked like little turkeys to me. We also had the traditional caramel cake from the head baker at I Need a Cake. Check out some highlights below...

Here I am with Granddad playing the never ending game of taking an ornament off the tree and then him putting it back on. What fun!

Here I am feeding my baby some milk. She always finishes the whole bottle.

I am testing out a rocking horse in this pic. Dear Santa, I hope you read my blog...if you do please take note of how cute I look on this rocking horse. It is almost the perfect fit but I still have a little growing room. I have been a good girl. I put all of my toys back in the basket this morning before I went to school.

There is Aunt Sissy and Granddad helping me get back to the house.

Once I got back to the house I took off my jacket and tickled the ivorys a bit with Lala (that is what I call her this week). She is a piano teacher by trade so she was excited to see me perfect the Triple Limb Arpeggio.

Here is T frying up the tiny Turkeys. They were delicious.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pneumonia, Tigers and Birthdays...Oh My!

It has been another wild week around my house. I had a cold that turned in Pneumonia. By the way, going to the Dr. is not fun. Taking x-rays is not fun. Taking breathing treatments...you guessed it, not fun. Then after all that I had to help throw an Engagement Party for Nelson and Liza on Friday night. Then the next day we had a game against the Corndogs and the Zebras. There were 16 of them allowed on the field and only 11 of us but we still prevailed.

Then after all of that going on last week I wake up Monday morning and see my Birthday girl hat, presents and a Happy Birthday sign. I thought to myself...here we go again, another awesome birthday party for me, but who knew, other people can have birthdays too. This time it was Mama's birthday. See below for her favorite present.

Here I am with Dad at the X-ray place. I was not feeling well at all. I did have a fun band-aid on my finger to keep me occupied though.

Here I am with Mama at home about to start a breathing treatment. It is really painless but I like to kick and scream anyway.

Check out my new outfit. Lynlee gave it to my for my birthday and I decided today was a perfect day to wear it.

Its me again

and again.

And here is Mama's big birthday gift. The blanket with arms...The Designer Snuggie. For some reason she would not allow her picture to be published but I did manage to snag this picture of dad posing like they do on the commercials. Remember, Blankets are OK but they can slip and slide, plus your hands are trapped inside. The Snuggie™ Blanket keeps you totally warm and gives you the freedom to use your hands! Included is a free book light. Find a Snuggie wherever fine cloths are sold. And for that sports fan in the family, The Collegiate Snuggie.