Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prayer Request

This sweet precious soul went to be with angels on May 11 . I have followed her blog for awhile now. Please keep her family in your prayers, and be sure to give your own kids an extra hug today. I couldn't imagine the pain of losing a child. It has to be the worst pain ever. I feel so blessed to have two healthy, happy children and pray for those whose children are not.

Kayleigh's story will be featured on The Doctors today (May 13).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bubble Bath Fun

Nothing like a bubble bath in the jet tub for an hour of fun! It is a money saver too. Just a couple of capfuls combined with the jets for a result of more bubbles than you could have dreamed of.

Here's my little pirate. ARRRGH!

My little Whig.


Addie decided to start a bubble fight by knocking Ella's "hat" off.

Pirates do not take that kind of harassment without a fight. And, thus the great 'Bubble War of 2009' began. Pirates vs. Whigs...the war rages on.

Ever seen a McDonalds worker this fancy?

Pretty sure this next photo breaks plenty of health code violations. This McDonalds would be shut down I am afraid. Although, she would be graded 100% for cuteness, I am afraid there would be a big fat 0% in her store window due to live animals on the griddle.

Our fancy upper-class posing :)

Our action pose...Can you tell she is saying, "Grrr?"

Baby girl loves dresses, and loves dogs...when they are stuffed...or on a chain. As long as they are at a comfortable distance she loves dogs. Get to close to her....and that is another story.

My little photog!

This post is to satisfy Ella. She is mad at me, because she asked me to put the pictures she took of her animals on my blog. Thanks for understanding! This is going to make a 4 year-old very happy :)
She was hilarious taking these pictures. I was in here listening to her as I typed on the computer. It is funny how you hear yourself in your child's voice at times. She was telling her bears, "Okay now sit like this. Now you turn this way. Okay, stop being goofy. Okay, that looks good! Cheese. Oh that is going to be so cute."

Feeling the Mothers Day love :)

Ella waited a week (with much anticipation) for Mothers Day. They made adorable picture frames at school for all the mommies. They were supposed to make them on Monday, but Ella was out on Monday because I was sick. She worried herself sick because she didn't get to go to school to make my Momma's Day surprise. I convinced her they would let her make it up on Wednesday. I was sick Wednesday as well so Matt took Ella to school. When he picked her up he asked her what they had done at school that day. She quickly responded (rather sneeky), "Nothing!". Matt told her they had to have done something that day. She then said, "Well, we did something, but I can't tell you it is a secret." When they got home Ella informed me that I could not open her backpack, because my mommas day surprise was in there. "No peeking," she said. Everytime I would ask her what my surprise was she always responded with, "It's a surprise. I can't tell you." She was very good at keeping her secret.

From Wednesday on the anticipation built for her. Everyday she would tell me that on Momma's Day she was going to get up really early and sneak into my room with my present and yell, "Happy Momma's Day!" Then she said they were going to take me out to a "menu" restaurant (guess no McDonalds for us) and then we were going to come home and that I was supposed to clean the house and be extra nice to everyone all day LOL! I think she got those last two a little reversed, but I thought it was cute.

Mothers Day didn't turn out quite like Ella had planned, but I still feel blessed just the same. Saturday night I got terribly ill with this darn stomach bug I have been fighting for 2 weeks. So needless to say I was in bed all Sunday and missed our celebrations. But, Ella rushed into my room bright and early yelling, "Daddy, daddy, it's momma's day! Get the presents." Unfortunately, daddy wasn't here at the time, because he was making a run to Krogers at 6:30 am for my Mothers Day breakfast, lunch, and dinner of ginger ale & popsicles. Ella could hardly wait for daddy to get back so they could give me my gifts & cards.

I thought it was sweet that Matt took the girls out Saturday so that they could pick out exactly what they wanted me to have. Very brave for him to take both out to the mall alone! Apparently, Ella wanted to get me some pretty "awesome" mismatched jewelry. Luckily, Matt was able to steer her in the right direction on that. Shopping trips with our girls are just not complete without a little embarrassment. On this occasion Addie decided to shoplift a pair of earrings. At least the store was busy and Matt was able to place them back in their home quietly. Ella then told Matt that she knew exactly what I wanted for Mothers Day. So they drove to Target where she picked out the "perfect" tumblers. Afterall, she told Matt cups are exactly what I said I wanted for Mothers Day. LOL!

They were the best gifts in the world, because they were picked out with love :)
I must have been good this year cause I got not 1, not 2, but 4 of these bad boys. Sweet!!!
My new necklace and bracelet are really pretty. But, I told Matt I will have to go buy a new top to match them hehe :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Thinkin Arby's... Mandarin Peach Iced FruiTea. Definitely the summer drink of choice :) They have Passion Fruit too so I might have to try that next. They have a couple of diet versions, but you know me diet takes all the fun out of it :)

Making Time for Friends

Rachael Ray's Official Website :: Be a Better Mom - Make Time for Your Friends

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Not that this article has anything new, but I thought it was a good one just the same :)

My favorite two tips were trading off with the spouse once a month, and starting a club...I have friends that do book clubs, and that has always sounded like the neatest thing to me. Guess I need to learn to enjoy reading first.