Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet Jack

Someone (who's name starts with an R and ends with and obert) gave in to our children's plea's and bought them a new pet to cuddle and love.
His name is Jack. Mags talked Daisey and Isaac in to the name Jack after hours of conversation. Why Jack you ask? Simple. "Because THAT is his NAME!" so says Margaret Elizabeth.

As you can see they're all in guinea pig heaven!
Also, have you ever heard of vertigo? Yeah, I'd heard of it too but I didn't really know exactly what it was or what it felt like until a couple weeks ago. I wish I could go back to not knowing what it felt like because it's been no picnic! It's unlike any kind of dizziness I've ever experienced. Combine weak, tired and light headed with falling down the stairs, headaches, nausea and passing out and that about sums it up.
This has been me for the last few weeks.

It's finally starting to let up, thank goodness! But I've been unable to drive or work or do much of anything lately.
So, thank you to my sweet husband who loves me and takes care of me when I'm sick.

And thanks Clar for not only helping with an awesome fiesta for our friend, Brynners but basically carrying out the whole thing. Love you! And Brynn too! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Guess who's FOY?

I'm still playing catch up it seems and wondering where December went!
But ready or not our baby turned 4 on the 3rd of January. Another bittersweet moment, I love watching my kids learn and grow, I just wish they wouldn't do it so fast!
We love our Maggie Mo! She is such a joy in our lives! She's a little pistol full of sass and sweetness! She makes me smile every day and I'm so proud of the silly and smart, loving and feisty little girl she is!
Mags' birthday was on the 3rd but she got sick and said, "I want to do my party on another day when I feel good." So she spent most of the day watching cartoons in mommy's bed with a cold wash cloth on her head. Some birthday huh? We had to talk her in to blowing out her candles on the pretty princess cake that Grandma Marilyn made for her. Isn't it cute?

By the next Saturday she was feeling good as new and ready to party princess style! Her princess cousins arrived in fashion and as cute as can be! It was so fun to watch all of them play together in their pretty princess dresses!

Maggie's favorite Disney princess is Belle and she insisted on having a Belle dress for her party. I looked all over town and finally found one at Kmart. She was thrilled until she decided it was itchy and threw it on the floor! Thus, the yellow sweats under the yellow Belle dress!
We decorated princess tiaras. We read "The Princess and the Frog" (if you haven't seen this movie you must go! it's our new favorite!) We played "Pass the frog" (you know, hot potato with a twist).

We played "Place Cinderella in her tower" (again, pin the tail on the donkey with a twist).

We opened princessy presents and we ate princessy cupcakes and princessy ice cream

And the princess was very happy and all was good in her kingdom.
And also, princesses need flowers.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Ok, so we're a little late (21 days) but we sincerely hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with all things happy!
While the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year it happens to be the most busy, stressful, chaotic time of the year as well! So, yeah, I've been a little busy and am guilty of neglecting my blog! Sorry blog!
This is the short version of our Christmas.


Ornaments, pajamas and Santa circles on Christmas Eve

Three excited kids on Christmas Morning!

Smiles, laughter and the love of family and friends!

Daisey's first Piano Recital

Daisey has been taking piano lessons from Grandma Marilyn for the last few months. She's really taken off with it and we're sure proud of her! She had her first piano recital last month and she did great!

Happy Birthday Isaac!

Our little man cub turned SEVEN on the thirteenth of December!

You know, you always hear people say "kids grow up so fast" and "where does the time go?", but until it's actually happening to you right before your very eyes you can't possibly understand the truth of comments like that. I start to get all teary eyed when I think about how that tiny blue bundle of joy (it seems like it was just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital)is getting so big! So, we're not going to go there right now!
But I do want to say that I am very proud of the handsome little man that Isaac has become! He's just a fun, happy all around good guy and we're lucky to have him in our family.
This year he chose to have a cowboy party with BOYS ONLY! But I was lucky enough to be included because I'm the "Mom Cowboy!"
All the cowboys were invited to "put on their boots and scoot on over to our house for a rootin' tootin' good time!" When they arrived they were each given a cowboy hat and bandanna.

We made cowboy vests out of paper grocery bags.

We played "Pin the Tail on the Donkey".

We played "Pop the Pig".

We ate yummy cowboy cupcakes.

And I even got them to hold still enough to take a picture!

I'd say it was a success! Sheriff Isaac was one happy cowboy!