Archive for October, 2010
When we left home for our trip to the Bahamas Annie looked like this: When we arrived back home Annie looked like this: She didn’t want anyone to tell us and was wondering if Bill or I would notice. Needless to say it was pretty obvious. I think she looks so cute.
“Mom can I paint Paul’s nail?” ~ Mimi “No, not today.” ~ Mommy (I don’t have a problem with him having his nails painted but since tomorrow is Halloween I thought it would be good not to have them done today in pink.) “Yeah, not today. We have to wait until I am a girl.” [...]
Annie turns 7! What an amazing day. She was so excited for it to finally be her birthday. We woke up and had her open up the gifts from her family. After her breakfast we had the kids decorate some Halloween sugar cookies. They had such a fun time doing this. When everyone was dressed [...]
For my birthday Bill gave me a cruise to the Bahamas. It was such a decadent gift and I really enjoyed it. We left Wednesday night and set out on our journey to Miami. Thankfully both Bill and I are good at sleeping on airplanes. We arrived in Miami and caught our shuttle to the [...]
6 months ago my Father passed away. I miss him so much. Everyday for the past 6 months I have wished this wasn’t so. Tonight as I was flying home over the clouds and into the sunset I saw the oranges and reds that my Father loved to paint with and my heart ached. The [...]
On Monday at our Girl Scout meeting the kids were having some free time while we were painting t-shirts. They had a great idea to make their own daisy. Pretty cool!! Love being the Daisy Girl Scout Leader and I really enjoy this group of girls.
It finally happened. Annie has been fooling around with her front tooth for about a month now. Today she was twisting it around and playing with it while watching tv and it finally fell out!!!! I have been begging her to let me pull it for a long time. It had been literally hanging there [...]
The annual Mother Daughter Daisy picnic was this past Saturday. Grammy went along with us and that made the day even more special. It was Annie and Kimberly’s second picnic and Madeline’s first. We saw so many friends from our troops and had a great time at each station. We played bubbles, did a ring [...]
“Tomorrow is my birthday.” ~ Kimberly “She is just saying that to make me sad.” ~ Annie Anytime Kimberly would mention her rapidly approaching birthday Annie would amp up the drama. She claimed that the only reason Kimberly would mention her birthday was to rub it in that Annie wasn’t having a birthday until 12 [...]
Today Ms. Kimberly turned 7! She loves her birthday and wishes it could last forever. Tonight as I was putting her to be she said, “aww, it is almost over. I wish my birthday was longer!” My poor little lady. The days certainly do fly by. It seems like a blink ago I was holding [...]
Each year I order the smallest possible package of school pictures and the class picture. I have the kids wear their first day outfits. They always come out cute. Here are this years pictures.
This year for my birthday I treated myself to a full physical. Aging and growing older is something that I want to meet head-on. I can’t be caught off guard. I want to make sure that I have done everything in my power to make sure I don’t die prematurely. As many readers know my [...]
We have been trying to plan a getaway for years and this weekend it finally happened. I went on a vacation with friends, not family. We left for San Francisco Thursday evening and returned Sunday afternoon. We walked, we ate, and we relaxed. I had a beautiful time and was able to cross number 33 [...]
Today we had very odd weather. In Phoenix, Arizona there really isn’t a huge amout of weather change to speak of. When you talk to someone about weather it is mainly along the lines of, “gosh it is so hot, wonder when it will ever let up.” Seriously. That is what we talk about, so [...]
Today we had our annual trip to the Freeman Farm pumpkin patch. We seriously love this farm and had a great time this year. As if the farm isn’t fun enough on its own, our friends drove up to share in the excitement. We kicked off the excitement with the annual pictures in the cutouts. [...]
Hopefully today will be our last swim day of 2010. The forecast looks like it will cool off next week. The adults and Mimi kept to sitting on the deck but the kids had a great time. Annie and Wyatt even took to racing on the seal blowups.
Today Madeline had her first Daisy Girl Scout meeting. She was so excited to finally become a Girl Scout. When I picked her up she said she had a great time and was so proud of her uniform. I thought she looked pretty darn cute as well. She had been asking her sisters to teach [...]
I can easily recall the obsessing that I did over trying to figure out how to get Annie and Kimberly to nap when they were going through the nap transition. I would chart things and I was determined that I would find some answer to the mystery. Of course I was looking for the wrong [...]