Sunday, May 24, 2009


Well, we had a big surprise! I was getting the yard ready for a big playdate with a bunch of kids and their mommies. I was filling swimming pools, setting up the bouncey and next on my list was to get the sandbox cover off and make sure the sand was clean. As I took the cover off I saw cuddled up in a ball 4 wild baby bunnies! SURPRISE!!! At first I was worried they were rates! We have rats on our property, but then I saw their cute little ears and was so happy to see they were bunnies! So here are some photos of our new little temporary visitors.

Our little Jack Jack

Remember when you were little and something new would just be the center of your universe? Well Jack has had 2 weeks of new loves that he just couldn't part with. Not even during his nap. It all started with Mimi's pink mittens. We don't know totally why he was in love with these mittens but he was. He played in them and slept in them. A week later the newness wore off and we were back to seeing his hands again.

Then he decided he wanted to be just like daddy. Daddy wears hats alot so he decided he was going to wear his baseball hat all the time too. He took an entire nap in his baseball hat.

Just the other day he decided to nap in his new Reef flip flops.

He is such a delight to share life with and watch grow up.

Strawberry fields

What coudl be more fun than picking berries with your cousins?

Mimi and Jack and their 2 cousins Jared and Elizabeth got to go strawberry picking the other day. It was so fun! It was quite an experience and one we will do again! The kids couldn't wait to eat their hard work so we ate strawberries the whole way home. I never knew strawberries could be so messy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mimi is 6 years old

Here are just a few of Mimi's 6 year old pictures. She is such a beautiful girl inside and out.

A day to feel loved

I awoke on Sunday morning to the sound of my kiddos running around in the house and my husband bustling around. Could it be? My family is up before me? That means I got to SLEEP IN!!! What a great start to Mothers Day. Next was a beautiful pancake breakfast and homemade floral arrangements. Troy read a list of the activity ideas and gifts that he and the kids had come up with. The kids favortite though was that I was not to do a bit of work all day. I couldn't even wipe the table after breakfast. Then it was off to the mall to do a little shopping. I got an awesome kitchen knife and a new workout outfit. It was fun just to have everyone at the mall with me. How cute! We finished off a really fun day with dinner at the park with all teh cousins and then banana splits at Auntie Pattis. What a glorious day. I couldn't have planned it better myself.

Mimi's school had a tea for Mothers Day. We did a statio rotation and go tto make things together, listen to a story, have a snack and take pictures. They say some really cute mommy songs too.

Joshua made me a portrait of me. It was so cute with all of its details. He was very proud of his artistic abilities.

It was truly a fantastic day! I love being a mom!