Friday, February 26, 2010

Zelda and Beauty

Ok, so lately my little Hailey is full of ideas.
Today she wanted to make a puppet out of a sock.
Yarn, glue, ribbon and a couple of mismatched socks and there you have it....Zelda and Beauty, our new sock puppet friends.
And it only took twenty minutes for an entire evening of fun.
I need to stop what I'm doing more often that seems "important" and just play with my kids.
Yesterday Hailey said she wanted a big box to cut out windows and doors and paint flowers on.
Every day she seems to have a list of To Do's many of which involve crafts.
A usual list includes:
1. painting fingernails
2. Drawing pictures or coloring
3. Playing with babies
4. Eating lunch
5. Going to quiet time
6. Learning her letters
7. Playing beauty parlor
And the list goes on....

I have found myself caught up in chores and multiple other things most days.
More often than not my response is always...."Ok, let's do that tomorrow" and then I go back to folding laundry.

I looked at my kids today and couldn't believe how much they had grown overnight.
It scared me a little and made me realize how precious my little babies are.
And really if I had to choose between laundry and my girls, I choose them!
My mom memorized something that she has always loved and often recites to me.
(It has become my new motto )
"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow
For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep"

So messy house...bring it on!!!

On another note.... I love my husband! Thank you for being such a wonderful Daddy!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a Trooper

I love this little girl!
A double ear infection and RSV can't keep her from smiling.
She is seriously the best baby.


John's absolute favorite thing (besides me of course)....
To say that he loves it would be an understatement. 
Let's just say we watch the hunting channel most nights.
John is bound and determined to get me to shoot a poor innocent Bambi.
I am actually a little excited. 
Once I am done nursing, we are going on our first hunt together.
Ahhhh, to sit in a blind and wait for hours and eat candy bars.
This is John's new bow.
Looks like he needs to figure out how to use it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Plain and simple, RSV stinks.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Too Cute

I just love my little Hailey.
She prepared 22 valentine cards all by herself and loved every minute of it.
She even decorated a mailbox to put them in with "Hailey Kate" on one side and "Mom" on the other.
To say that she loves crafts and art would be an understatement. 
Hailey asked me tonight if we could cut out hearts and put them all over the house. 
I guess we have our work cut out for us tomorrow.
Love you baby girl.


I love this little girl!

Hailey hated her hair and told me every one at school was going to tease her!

Have I mentioned my awesome sister Lisa and her daughter Ella are visiting!!! Hooray!

Lilly and Ella

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What to Wear?

I asked the girls to get dressed themselves today.
Yes, we are leaving the house like this...minus the the wings. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


There is no question who our Kate takes after! Check out baby John!


I know this isn't a new idea but when my friend showed me hers I had to make one. 
The girls are always making forts so I knew it would be a hit and 
A couple yards of fabric, some pvc pipes and WAHOO, an insta-fort.
Hailey picked out the fabric, now Kate wants one and she has requested hearts fabric.
Ahh, to be a kid again.

This is random, but before church the girls wanted a picture of our matching Bumbles watches. Thanks Nana!!!!