Thursday, August 14, 2008

Aloha 6!!!


Here is our birthday girl, family, and friends at her luau party.






Yummy snowcones!!!



Nana & Papa



The jello fish bowls didn't turn out so well.



An artsy photo of our favorite artist



Kids vs Dads Kickball Game
Both sides are claiming victory!


Youngest party goer




I love you 6 year old!!!


A special thank you goes out to my dad and sister

for helping us get the yard party worthy!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Food for Thought

Chris found this on the news and I thought it was interesting.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Wanted: FUN

My youngest has just informed me that I'm not always that much fun.

My first reaction was to list all the ways that I am fun.
Remind her just how fortunate she is to have me as a mom.
I thought of going down the there are children in the world who would love to have me as a parent road.

After collecting my thoughts, I started to smile and realized I must be doing something right. Being part of a family isn't all fun and games all the time. Although, I have to admit I would enjoy freedom to play most of the time. The dishes and laundry really aren't that much fun either. I'm a kid at heart! For now we will just have to work the balancing act. So I'm off to attend a kid led dance class in the basement!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Catch of the day

We were invited to go to my sister in law's grandparents' farm for my brother in law's birthday. The kids were so excited! They found out they were going to go fishing in a pond. So with pink Barbie poles in hand and plenty of stinky bait they set out to caught their first fish. Here is the result:





Olivia was so delighted that she actually caught a fish! Elaina on the other hand decided it was gross and that is was more fun to caught fireflies!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Fun

Sorry for my bloggy absence. I once thought I was a summer blogger and used the excuse that I was so busy during school keeping up with kids, dance, work, etc. Now I must confess I think that I must just be lazy. So anyway here is a little about where I've been spending my time.


Me, Olivia, Annie, and Nana blueberry picking
Girls at Magic House

Cousin Henry at the waterworks

We found a beach in the middle of St. Louis :)

Walking with Papa at the river front
630 feet above ground


Not matter how often I see the Arch I still stand in awe



My sweet sister and the girls

Henry at his big Tball game
I can't believe summer is passing by so quickly. I'm planning to spend the rest of it sleeping in and soaking up fun time.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sick of being sick...

I've been very under the weather lately. I spent a few days with a high fever and now have a sore throat. My husband had to spend his father's day with me in urgent care. He is such a sweetheart! After two hours, a throat swab, and three blood samples the doctor said it will just have to run its course and I should be on the tail end.

So the girls and I have been home bound for the last several days. I have to say they have been wonderful! They have been helping each other. They had made their own lunch when I was resting. This may not seem like much to some of you but for us this was HUGE. You have to understand that our girls enjoy a pampered life. Our youngest especially is known to climb up into her chair and start the long order of everything she would like for lunch down to the little details like how it should be cut and what sauces should accompany it. Bless her heart! I love that she's a girl who knows what she wants but being the short order cook gets a little old. It really isn't their fault I've always been happy to wait on them. I just never realized how sweet it is to see them care for each other.

They cleaned their rooms, dressed themselves without being asked, and solved their own sibling quarrels. WOW! I think I've underestimated them! Even though I've hated being sick it has given me time to reflect on how big our girls have grown and how important it is to let them see what they can do for themselves.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

One Word Meme

I've been tagged by my dear friend Jamie for a fun meme! Each answer can only be one word.

1. Where is your cell phone?
Kitchen

2. Your significant other?
Creative

3. Your hair?
Boring

4. Your mother?
Heaven

5. Your father?
Determined

6. Your favorite thing?
Chocolate

7. Your dream last night?
Odd

8. Your favorite drink?
Tea

9. Your dream/goal?
Organized

10. The room you are in?
Office

11. Your hobby?
Stamping

12. Your fear?
Rejection

13. Where do you want to be in 6 year?
Traveling

14. Where were you last night?
Track

15. What you are not?
Perfect

16. Muffins?
Yummy

17. The last thing you did?
Laundry

18. What are you wearing?
Shorts

19. Something you are not wearing?
Watch

20. Your mood?
Happy

21. Your summer?
Relaxing

22. Person you tag?
Chris