Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dress Up Party!

Yesterday was my little girl's birthday, and we were so happy to spend it with family and friends...
 who dressed up in all sorts of wonderful costumes!
There were a couple adorable kitties, a dog named Bolt, an Army Ninja Zoro Dude :)
Princesses, Spider man, a space cowboy, a super hero, a beautiful fairy...
 and a shark!

And as Dr. Seuss says in his wonderful book Happy Birthday to You:

"And the Birthday Pal-alace heats up with hot friends
And your party goes on!
 On and on
till it ends..."

"When it ends,
You're much happier,
Richer and fatter.
And the Bird flies you home
on a very soft platter."

And we are happy to report that the birthday princess is still our own four year old girl, who asked if she could wear her new sparkly nail polish to bed :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday to You!

That's right, today my little girl had a birthday. And now she is four!

This time last year she didn't say too much but this year she has really come into her own!
 Here are just a few of her cute sayings:

Me: Hey girly, do you smell that rose? 
My girl: no, I only smell my nose.

As she was swinging outside she said "If somebody gets kicked in the head, he will go to the hospital and get a new head."

“Mom, can you make me in charge of da boys?”

"Momma, can I have a big boy cup?"

 As I helped her get ready for bed, she was singing "discovering momma and everyone!" I asked her what "discovering" means to which she answered "Oh, you know! We go 'scovering around in our van!"

When she accidentally poured water on herself she cried “that water was so wet!!’

Bedtime prayer: "thank you God, that I didn't get eaten by a shark or a monster, thank you that Mommy didn't get eaten by a shark or a monster, thank you that Daddy didn't get eaten by a shark or a monster....." (and yes she went through the whole family that way)!

Big brother- "When I grow up I'm going to be a preacher and I'm going to preach the gospel of Luke!" Little sister- "Well I'm going to be a princess and have a kitty cat."

At nap time today my girl said "yesterday my ‘maginary friend Pwincess had an EEMERGANCY. A bad guy with spikes came to her house. That was the emergency. So Pwincess picked up her house with her mom and dad and her bwuders still inside. That scared the bad guy away. Then Pwincess picked up her eye balls because they accidentally popped out."

One day as we prepared to go outside I told the kids that I was going to get the wheelbarrow from under the house. Big brother went to put on his boots and little sister called out "Hurry! Mom's about to pick up the house!"

"if we don't have regular crackers, we can just use fire crackers!"

“I’m allergic to Hippos, Giraffes and Alligators, so we can’t keep them in the house.”

The children were all sick and when their Daddy offered vitamin C to them for the first time he explained that it would help them feel better. Little girl came back after a couple minutes and said "I need a nudder of does candies because my fumb hurts." 

When we read the part in Pinkalicious where the little girl's dad gives her a bath to wash away the pink my girl said "why would he want to wash off pink?

After a bit of a grumpy day she said “I love you mom! I won’t get rid of you”

The boys are watching a documentary about the Blue Angels... little girl was bored after a few minutes and as she got up to leave she said "If you see a pink angel or a purple angel, let me know."

As she looked out at the evening sky she said "Oh no. The sun is about to sit down!"

We made baking soda/vinegar volcanoes this morning- each kid added food coloring of their choice and after little girl's "erupted" green she said "That is NOT much like a real volcano- a real volcano is big and black and scary."

After I bought a silver dress to wear to a wedding she said "Mom, your dress is not much beautiful. You should have gone to the wedding store where I got my flower girl dress and picked the big pink one." 

April 7, 2012 as she cleaned up her room “I’m doing my job but I still don’t like my outfit.”
 “My bones are too big for me to sleep”

After hearing Rich Mullins sing 
So if I stand let me stand on the promise 
That you will pull me through 
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace 
That first brought me to You
She said “Hmmm, maybe I need to hop off the promise so someone else can have a turn”

As we walked into the store I asked my children “Ok, what’s the most important rule?” (thinking they would answer “Stay close to mom”) I was surprised when my little girl immediately piped up enthusiastically “don’t show your butt!”

The children are learning the long vowels and we have a marching song that goes "A for apron, E for eagle..." but when we get to U my little girl sings “U for United steaks!”

With pouty lips, she asked  “why can’t I marry daddy?” I answered “because I’m already married to daddy” she smiled and said “right, and it wouldn’t be nice to take your married…. but I might take daddy when it’s time to dance!” 

Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Smart Cars and a Sweet Boy

Can I just say that I LOVE this kid? I guess that's a good thing considering that he is my son!
We have our ups and downs but I feel like we are both learning and growing.
Also, he really cracks me up:
The other day he said "If we had a smart car, we wouldn't even need to drive it, we could just sit back and eat chocolate... or whatever."
He doesn't understand why we think he's so funny :)
He's getting the hang of reading and whenever he comes to a sentence that ends with an exclamation point he yells the last word- it's so FUN!
But yesterday was epic. 
I don't know what prompted him to say it. 
I certainly don't know why he said it yesterday because I was having a really sucky day and believe it or not, kids notice.
The babysitters had arrived and I was hugging him goodbye when he said
"Mom, I'm a fan of you." 


Have you ever been blindsided by love you know you don't deserve?
Oh, I want to store it up and give it away :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Monday

Whew! What a busy, good month this has been! 
It sure is nice to have a calm Monday for my favorite link up. What about y'all- has it been a busy month?
Anyway, here we go:
1. Simple
these simple birds have turned out to be difficult to keep alive! It's been a steep learning curve over the last two and a half months... we shall see if any of our survivors live to produce some eggs!
2. Grain
this is more than just grain, it's supposed to be everything my hens need.
3. Transportation 
"where are we going?"
4. Stitch 
 5. Bubbles
Happy Monday, y'all!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby J

Earlier this week I had the privilege of photographing my friend's baby while they are in town- and I had such a good time! Little J made me feel like a great photographer: he slept until I had snapped about 300 photos...

...and then he woke up and smiled!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Hey, I almost forgot that today is Thursday! I would hate to miss this link up- it's one of my favorites!
Yesterday I did a little photo session with my good friend and her baby. 
As I was setting up I asked my little girl to pose for me...
so she pretended to be a baby :)
I'll show you a few photos of the real baby tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Scavenger Hunt

 1. New
I met this handsome little fellow this week and instantly fell in love!
 He just turned six weeks old and look at all that hair!
2. Life

 3. Fragrant
 4. Pink

5. Obvious