Monday, June 27, 2011

i heart faces - A touch of Whimsy

It's been a while since I entered a photo for a challenge, I haven't stopped shooting but with moving and all it's been hetic.  When I saw the theme for this week's challenge, I was stumped. What exactly does whismy mean in photography??!?! I instantly pictured a cute little girl wearing a tutu in a beautiful sunny field, but I don't have that! So...what I do love is this picture I took of my girls when we were making cookies one day.  It's so sweet an innocent, completely candid. Looking at it just makes me happy :) I know, it does not have a face clearly shown, but I still love it! I would never expect to be picked on one of these challenges anyways ;)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer bucket list

With summer starting soon, I came up with a list of things I would like to do with the kids...

Swim at the pool (a lot a lot a lot)
Get pedicures
Go to the movies
Blow bubbles
Make water balloons
Cook dinner together
Go to a museum
Bounce at Monkey Joes
Take a trip to the zoo
Do an arts & crafts project
Bake cupcakes & cookies
Sidewalk chalk
Go on a nature walk
Ride bikes
Take pictures in a field of flowers 
Shopping (of course) 

I'm sure I will add to this list but it's a start! Can not wait! :)

Teagan is obsessed with.....

1.  Snow White

2.  The color purple

3. Chocolate Frosted Donuts...with sprinkles! 

4.  Bubble Gum

She is such a little character! Oh, I almost forgot....she likes to sleep with all her "friends" around her in her bed.  She lines the headboard and sides of her bed with stuffed animals.  It's too cute!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A birthday letter to Taylor

I'm starting a new thing, each year on my daughter's birthdays I will write them a letter.I'm a little late with this one but like they say "better late than never!"

Dear Taylor,

Happy birthday princess! WOW, you are 5 years old. I can hardly believe it! Someone had asked me a few months back how I was dealing with the fact you were going to be 5. I looked at them curiously?!? What do you mean?? It’s just another birthday. But just a few days ago, it hit me! My baby is not a baby any more, in fact you haven’t been a baby for quite some time now. Soon you will be starting kindergarten, going on field trips, sleep overs, and doing science projects. You have already amazed me recently with your ability to read, spell, and do math. I’m in awe of you! Not to mention how much you have physically grown. From not even 6 lbs at birth, you are now 45lbs and 44 inches tall. When I thought your hair would never grow as a baby, you now have long beautiful silky brown hair (no bangs as we let those grow out a year ago, it was tough be we got through it!) And how about your eyes!! Everywhere we go, you get completed on how pretty they are. They are wonderful for several reasons, they are big, a pretty blueish-green color, super long lashes, and thick eyebrows. I mean come on!! people are paying big money to get lashes like yours!! I still remember getting wheeled out of the hospital with you, we were on our way home. A nurse stopped to check you out and oh & ah’d over your lashes. I didn’t see what she was fussing over then but now I do!!

You are an amazing big sister. Teagan looks up to you so much and you have been a great teacher to her. You are my big helper. You are silly & outgoing. A music & dance lover, especially Taylor Swift! I love hearing you sing in the backseat of the car . I’m trying to win us tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert when she comes in June, hopefully we can go!! I love how you mispronounced a few words like granilla bar, instead of granola, or worm instead of warm. It’s too cute, and makes me smile when I hear you. You are very sensitive; your feelings get hurt easily. When you cry, it makes me cry. I think because you have big kid emotions now, not just upset because you can’t have a toy. I’ll be a mess when you first cry over a boy, ugh…not ready for that yet!

You are a fashionista! You love to go shopping with me and pick out clothes & shoes. A total girly girl.

On the other hand, you also love to go fishing with your daddy. I honestly think you’d do anything with him though. You are so deeply in love with him! You even want to go into the woods with him and look for deer (not kill, just look). And your daddy is head over heels in love with you too! The bond you two share is so special, it’s something unfortunately I’ll never know.

Taylor Christina, I am so blessed that God choose me to be your mommy. I love and cherish every moment we spend together. I adore you! I promise to be the best mother I can & always be there for you.

I love you princess.


Taylor - 5 years old

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Today we went over nana's house and had an egg hunt.  We had lunch outside by the pool, it was a beautiful and breezy day :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Here comes the sun

We have been spending lots of time outside lately!

Playing football

Washing cars

Drinking from the hose (check out the Gene Simmons tongue!)

Grilling burgers & dogs, and eating them outside on the patio (Miller Lite required)

Riding bikes

Let's not forget sidewalk chalk & hopscotch

Good times!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I have a ton to catch up on....

I have a few things to post but for now, here is a few of the things we've been up to! :)

We played hookie from school & went to Disney on Ice. Front row, what!!

Then we went to Wendy's for lunch (spent too much at the show)!

                                      Then we went to Go Yo! Our FAV place for frozen yogurt

Teagan got her first hair cut! We took Taylor to get a trim and of course, Teags wants to be like her sissy. Chris and I had been having a debate on whether she needed a cut, he said it would probably make her hair grow faster. I told him, thats just a myth....BUT when we were at the salon, he asked the hairdresser Melaine. She actually said yes, it does make it grow faster! I guess you have to cut the baby hair. Who knew?!? She did great, she even got her hair washed in the sink like a big girl. Melaine thought her little curls would be gone but quite the opposite happened, they were more bouncing than ever. I just love her blonde curls, it fits her personality, wild and crazy! :)

And that was all in ONE day! Phew! A busy but super fun :)