Wednesday, May 27, 2009

couldn't have asked for anything better . . .

i don't know how we got so lucky when i found the girls school 2 years ago . . . but we did! i was so worried about sending the girls to school in new orleans. but i honestly couldn't be any happier with their little nursery school. the girls last day was bitter sweet for me. bitter because this was little miss' last year there. sweet because shimp and brown eyes will be back for more next year!

this was little brown eyes' first year in school and she loved it so much! her teachers were wonderful! they are actually friends of mine. they referred to brown eyes as their pepper . . . and they couldn't be more right! she is full of spunk!!

little shrimp has been with her teachers since we came to this school . . . 2 years ago. so she has grown quite attached to them. she.loves.her.teachers. i mean she really loves them! she loves school too . . . she is still asking every morning if it's a school day. she really can't wait for school to start again . . . so she can be in the big kid class!

just like shrimp . . . little miss has been with her teachers for the past 2 years. it was an emotional last day of school. not only for me . . . but for her teachers too! little miss and her teachers were very close. she loved them and they loved her. most of the children in her class had been in that class for 2 years . . . so the teachers had become very close with them. just like a lot of the moms . . . her teachers were a little teary eyed too! i'm excited for the new chapter in her life . . . but so sad that it means the chapter at her nursery school has come to an end.

every morning for the past 2 years we have been greeted at the door with a big welcome from the nursery school director. she is wonderful!

i have lots of pics from their program . . . and video too. so hopefully i will get them posted soon! there is so much to catch up on . . . birthday party, end of the year party, greek fest . . .

great and not so great . . .

popcorn popped right on the stove is great!

washing dishes by hand because our dishwasher is broken is not so great!

they might fight a lot . . .

but at the end of the day the quarrels are forgotten!
and this is what they will remember the most . . .
sister slumber parties in the playroom!

Friday, May 22, 2009

i can't believe it . . .

but our little buddy is 8 months old today!
i can't believe that this little man is mr. commando . . . army crawling where he needs to be!
i can't believe that this little man is pulling himself up!
i can't believe that this little man is so close to having teeth #3 and #4!

at 8 months old our little buddy loves his sisters . . . most of the time!
at 8 months old our little buddy is still so cuddly!
at 8 months old our little buddy loves when we sing to him!
at 8 months old our little buddy doesn't like to be left in the room by himself!
at 8 months old our little buddy is the sweetest little buddy i know!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

busy is good . . .

when it's fun things like birthday parties . . . end of the school year parties . . . picnics to meet new friends at little miss' new school . . . and of course the day to day with a family of six . . . i'm sure you can imagine that there is very little time for blogging right now!

i will be back soon with lots of pictures to prove that we have been oh so busy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

the big four year old . . .

the first thing i heard out of little shrimp's mouth this morning was, "daddy . . . i'm already four years old!" i heard her tell him that upstairs . . . as i was in the kitchen making her breakfast of choice!
the excitement didn't fade when she made it downstairs . . .

"the big four year old is ready to eat!"
"mom . . . we need to measure. i'm four now and i've grown!"
"the big four year old is ready for school!"
"we don't have a three year old in this house anymore . . . because i'm a big four year old now!"

happy birthday little shrimp . . . i hope you have a wonderful, magical, beautiful birthday! your sassy-ness . . . love for all things glitter and girl . . . hugs and loves . . . and exquisite fashion expertise . . . make you a very special little girl to us! we love you to the moon and back! happy 4th birthday!

Monday, May 11, 2009

dear spring . . .

it's hot! and we miss you!

p.s. please tell your friend, summer, to be easy on us!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

one of a kind . . .

it seems like i always have a hard time coming up with really great mother's day gifts. this year wasn't so hard. when you have a one of a kind mother and a one of a kind mother in law . . . the greatest gift should be one that is one of a kind. right? yeah . . . i thought so too!
so this year the girls created one 0f a kind masterpieces for 2 of the most special women in our lives. when you have a nana that will drive 660-some miles all by herself just to see 4 (out of 7) of the most important little people in her life . . . then it's obvious that only a one of a kind gift will do! and when you have a granny that loves sleepovers and pajama parties as much as my girls do . . . then it's obvious that only a one of a kind gift will do!

mom . . . i hope you have a wonderful mother's day! i wish there weren't so many miles between us . . . but it's good know our hearts are always close! i have big shoes to fill when it comes to mothering my own children . . . but if i can come close to the one of a kind person that you are then i am doing just fine!ms. barbara . . . i wish you a very happy mother's day too! because of you . . . i have a one of a kind man in my life that has given me 4 little one of kind gifts from god and now i get to have the most important job in the world . . . being a mother myself!

happy mother's day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

when the lighting is right . . .

the late afternoon sunlight that pours in through our old wooden windows is gorgeous. and when you have a precious little shrimp sitting right in the light . . . you have to shoot as much as you can. the light and the moment only lasts for so long . . . so capturing that moment with your heart and your camera can make the memory last forever.

21 questions with mommy . . .

i saw this cute little mommy interview on facebook and then i saw it again here . . . and decided i just had to do it with the girls. it will be so fun to look back on these answers in a few years!

o - brown eyes ( 2 years, 9 months)
i - shrimp (3 years, 11 1/2 months)
d - little miss (5 years, 7 months)

what is something that mommy always says to you?
o - go potty!
i - i love you
d - clean up by yourself

what makes mommy happy?
o - goin' potty
i - you always make sawyer a bottle
d - loving you

what makes mommy sad?
o - candy
i - i don't know
d - not loving you

what does you mommy do to make you laugh?
o - go potty
i - make a silly face
d - tickle me

what was your mommy like as a child?
o - go potty
i - she liked barbies
d - a kid

how old is your mommy?
o - 4
i - 19
d - 58

how tall is your mommy?
o - 5
i - so big
d - 6 inch long

what is your mommy's favorite thing to do?
o - work
i - make us dinner
d - clean up the house and keep it clean

what does your mommy do when you're not around?
o - go potty
i - work at the house, clean the house
d - go on a date

if your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?
o - go potty
i - watch tv
d - rockstar

what is your mommy really good at?
o - go poty
i - making us breakfast
d - sewing

what is your mommy not very good at?
o - potty
i - i don't know
d- i don't know

what does your mommy do for her job?
o - go potty
i - the house
d - stay home with us

what is your mommy's favorite food?
o - salad
i - peas
d - carrots

what makes your mommy proud?
o - cuuzzzz
i - stay dry
d - being good

if your mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?
o - at school
i - spongebob
d - mickey mouse

what do you and your mommy do together?
o - play play-doh
i - go to restaurants
d - go to park

how are you and your mommy the same?
o - go potty
i - we like puzzles
d - nose

how are you and your mommy different?
o - go potty
i - your big and i'm little
d - your tall and i'm large

how do you know your mommy loves you?
o - go potty
i - cuz your so happy
d - because you love me and i love on you

where is your mommy's favorite place to go?
o - pizza place
i - taco bell
d - bike ride

Thursday, May 7, 2009

he might not feel great . . .

but he sure does look cute in his new high chair!

got it here . . .
used coupon code metromoms . . .
total with shipping was under $30!

doesn't take up any extra space
in the kitchen or dining room!

folds up super small into carry bag . . .
no more nasty restaurant high chairs!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

a peek into our day . . .

our house was loud today . . . really loud! but it was a good loud. from the time the girls got home from school until they finally crashed out at 9:30 . . . they were playing together going 100 miles a minute! they were so full of energy today . . . and i'm so thankful they played together . . . all 3 of them! it's very unusual for all of the little ones to play together. and it's even more unusual for them to play together . . . with out fighting! we have really been trying hard to enjoy all the nice weather we can . . . before the summer temperatures set in and it's too hot to play outside!
1. DSC_0370, 2. DSC_0372, 3. DSC_0374, 4. DSC_0375, 5. DSC_0405, 6. DSC_0381, 7. DSC_0382, 8. DSC_0392, 9. DSC_0388, 10. DSC_0389, 11. DSC_0390, 12. DSC_0393, 13. DSC_0394, 14. DSC_0400, 15. DSC_0396, 16. DSC_0404