Friday, January 10, 2014

Penelope Grace

Oh how I love my Penny. 

Everyone in our house loves the new movie Frozen.  We have seen it twice in the theater and of course bought the sound track. The girls all know the words by heart, but Penny is by far the sweetest thing when she is singing the songs or quoting the movie. 

For example, the other morning she came into my room at 5:30 am.  I told her it was too early to be awake and she said, "but Mom the sky's awake, so I'm awake." Penny, the sky isn't awake it's still dark. "Mom, can I look out the window." Sure penny, see it's still dark. "Oh mom, the sky isn't awake I'll go back to sleep."

How cute is that? 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Funny Eliza

Today Whitney asked Eliza what she was doing. Her response was pretty funny. She said, "eating chocolate." Whit asked her where se got it and she responded with, "the dog dropped it."

I was dying I thought that was the most clever thing ever, but Jaynie quickly informed me that it was a really old joke.
Gosh mom get with it!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Art Show

Eliza and Jaynie both had their art displayed this March. The event was held in an actual art museum so it was pretty cool. Eliza even got a gold sticker (not sure what that means, but not everyone got one so it must be good). My kids are just pretty much amazing.


My toes are done. The baby stuff is washed and put neatly away. The nursery is finished. The fridge and pantry are fully stocked. Little man can come any time. Why is it so hard to wait??

Happy Leprechaun Day

Addie's Preschool St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Oh Boy

I have the best friends in the world. They threw me and little man this awesome mustache themed shower. It was so cute. Everyone put on mustaches when they arrived and they had a photo booth so I will have a keepsake of all the guests. So many of my friends came. Whit and I were so overwhelmed with everyone's generosity. We are truly blessed.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Baby is Getting Glasses

Jaynie has been complaining for awhile that she can't see certain things so it was finally time to take her to the eye doctor. The doctor said she needs glasses. Whit asked how bad it was and I said we'll he said she wouldn't pass the driving test. Whits response was, "we don't need her to drive, if she can read a book she's fine" I reminded him that she needs to be able to read the board at school too. We are both having a hard time with her growing up so fast. The glasses don't help at all.

Here Fishy, Fishy

Lillie took this cool picture of her fish. I have no idea how she captured it so perfectly, but I love it.

All County Chorus

In January Jaynie auditioned for the 5th grade All County Chorus. Her music teacher choose her and three other 5th graders to represent Lewisville Elementary at the event. She was so excited and we were so proud of her. She practiced with the music teacher a few times a week and sang the songs constantly at home. Then on February 25th she spent the afternoon with kids from all over the county practicing. On the 26th she got to miss the whole day of school so she could practice and then that night they had a concert for parents. It was a great experience for her. She learned a lot about music and chorus and has great ambitions for singing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

As a mom I am constantly looking for ways to make things more special or fun for my kids and thanks to Pinterest that has become so much easier.

Valentines Day was a Pinterest success. I even came up with a great new tradition without the help of Pinterest. I was quite proud of myself. At dinner we each decorated a card for ourselves and then passed them around the table and we wrote something that we loved about that person inside the card they decorated. I kept them with our love buckets so next year they can pull them out and be reminded of how much they are loved.

I also learned that homemade valentines for 4 kids need to be started much sooner than the week of. We made 88 valentines this year. Yikes!! Whits suggestion, "Just buy the dang things!" Maybe Pinterest is a blessing and a curse.