Wednesday, September 7, 2011

addies birthday. the family party.

im finally getting around to posting the rest of addies birthday bash. its been a little crazy round these parts.
so here we go.....

she was so excited!

 she requested noodles for her birthday dinner. this girl is a carb lover. so i made pasta and homemade cheesy bread just for her.

this girl holds a special place in my heart. i will love her for all my days.
every day we all wait for her to come home. we all want her around.

addie with a birthday balloon in her mouth with momma before church.

ADDIES birthday photo booth picture.
happy birthday boo! we love you!

Monday, August 29, 2011

.hello 70 degrees.

we ran away from this blazing arizona heat and headed north.
my friend julie had a baby shower for her upcoming little girl, so it made for a good excuse to say adios to the heat.
we enjoyed our short little trip this weekend,
 a lot!

1. mimis flower garden
2. addie on an evening walk
3. roasting mallows in the backyard.
4. walker bathing in the sink.
5. me.
6. walker all gussied up for church.
7. breathing fresh air and enjoying every second of it.
8. pretties in the yard.
9. washing hair.
10. getting eaten alive by mosquito's but not even caring. we were just so excited to be outside.
12. callie
13. heave ho!
14. my besties (julie) baby bump at her fun shower.

Monday, August 22, 2011

addie turns 6!

Addie turned 6.
it was an even year for her so that meant she got a friend party. she wanted a glam/makeover/spa party.
so like her. she is so girly. so i had some friends over to help me glam up the girls. they did the make up and hair and i did some glitter toes. they played wii dance and colored some hello kitty pages. then we opened presents and had a light picnic lunch in the living room with dessert. so sad i didnt get a picture of the dessert, but she chose to have tiny ice cream sundaes. it was really fun and low key. the girls were so well behaved and we all had a good time.

there were different kinds of sandwiches to choose from and strawberries.
addies portrait by beth allen.

goodie bags.

all of the guests... minus one.
it was sooo hard for her to choose the guests. she has so many friends. i had to cut her off at 10 people.

sarah, callie, taya, addie, vallery, cat, haylee, laycee, maria, and missing karsyn.

we love this gal a lot. we had a fun weekend celebrating her.
to be continued.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

.the sound of silence.

im having mixed emotions about the girls being in school.

what i like:
: having a schedule.
: no fighting! with addie in school most of the day, there is hardly any fighting! pure bliss!
:  i can get a lot done!
: the excitement and happiness in my children's eyes when they get to go to school and when they accomplish and learn something new.
: did i mention no fighting and that it is quiet! huge.

what i dont like:
: being pressed for time in the morning.
: i miss my girls.
: i hate that saturday and sunday are the only days i really have with my kids.
: that my children are under everyone elses influence and i have no clue whats being said or done and cant do anything about it.

callie at the playplace

addie playing pretend in a box 
this change of schedules has stirred up our groove around here. but im sure we will get back to normal and all will be well.
today im not really sure what to do with myself. i have a lot i could and should, exercising, planning addies party, paint my scary looking nails, work on boutique products and so on.
but i really just want to sit, be still, breathe, read, and play.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

.tippity tap.

tap dancing in the kitchen with your jammies on.
nothing better.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

.callies turn.

callie started preschool! so i have 2 school going girls. insane i tell you!
she was sooo excited.
she wants to do everything like her big sister, so going to school topped everything off!

callie and her amazing teacher, mrs. brianne.
mrs. brianne is one awesome lady! i seriously look up to this gal.
im SO glad callie can be in her class. she is special.

we love you little miss!
stay little, ok!? no more growing up, promise?
 and always give your mama kisses.
i love you!

Monday, August 8, 2011

1st day of 1st grade!

this pretty little lady started 1st grade today!

 she was all excitement and no nerves. we made her lunch, and a yummy filling breakfast,  got dressed with time to spare. i was more at ease than i thought i would be, mainly because i know she is SO excited and will do so well. when we got into the car she buckled up and said, "lets do this"!
 she is ready!

she will be on my mind all day today.
i cant wait to hear all about it when i pick her up.