June 22, 2009

Father's Day Weekend.......

was very, VERY busy and dedicated to whatever Daddy wanted to do in our house.

First we enjoyed breakfast at Buffalo Grill, which is definitely our favorite place in town to get breakfast.

Then after naps Sean wanted to go to a golf course and hit balls while we cheered him on. It was HOT, but luckily they had a restaurant on the course, so we got some burgers and drinks to cool us off.
Happy Daddy:

The girls "cheering" for Daddy aka: playing with the dirt for entertainment while Daddy got his golf on.

Mary Ellen gets so red when it's hot. She's so fair! Luckily there was lots of shade.

Sean taught Hattie how to say, "It's hot like wasabi," from the lyrics of a certain song that was popular about 10 years ago. She said that ALOT on Saturday because it was so stinkin' hot.......... but I have regretfully had that song stuck in my head ever since. :/

Then Sunday I got up early to "help" the girls make Daddy breakfast in bed.

After church, we went out to lunch with Sean's family for Father's Day. We went to Magnolia Grill and had the best buffet lunch I have ever had. It was dreamy!!!!

Sean's mom and dad

Sean, sittin' between the babies - what a champ!

All the kiddies sat together at their own table. And they all did so well!!! No one acted like they were being raised in a barn, even though mine spewed her milk a few times, but once I reminded her that she is not a cow and should only drink the stuff, she returned to her civilized self. Three is DEFINITELY going to be more.......... challenging than two.

Before meltdowns ensued, we took our crew back to the house for naps and then proceeded to my parents for some more Father's Day fun.

My parents with all the grandbabies. This is seriously the best picture we could get.

Helping Popo open his presents:

It was a great weekend, but I am glad that not every weekend is that busy. I am bushed!

June 19, 2009

Random Friday Post

It's been a while since my last post, so here's a little somethin' off the top of my head. Get ready for a random post :)!

1.) Mary Ellen is FINALLY starting to crawl. She gets up on hands and knees and crawls about two or three steps before going back down to the belly and army crawling. Her army crawl has improved SO MUCH, too! She is much more coordinated, therefore, much faster than she was only weeks ago. She is also clapping. Clapping is her new favorite pastime. All you have to do is yell "YAY!" and she goes to town with the clapping. We are loving it!!

2.) Hattie's birthday is only a few short weeks away, and she has informed me that she wants a rainbow cake. She is super fascinated with and all about rainbows right now. I think I might attempt to make this one. Or if I'm feeling particularly overwhelmed with birthday stuff, we'll go a much simpler route and buy a bunch of tubes of icing and just squirt them across the top of a white sheet cake. Either way, she'll be THRILLED, and it's good to have a back-up plan when reality sets in, but I really do want to attempt that cake!

3.) I am loving all of the creativity that's out there in the blog world. I am blog addicted. Not only did I find the rainbow cake that would make my daughter's birthday dreams come true, but I am just constantly inspired and amazed by all the women I *meet* in the blog world. Take, for instance, this blog. I ran across it a while back, and I just love this woman's style! She is a great photographer, takes beautiful pictures, and she LOVES Jesus, and I am amazed that she just added baby #7 to her beautiful family.

I think everyone needs a mirror in their playroom. Last week the girls were being cranky buckets while I was trying to make dinner one night, so I pulled a mirror from another part of our house and placed it on the floor in front of them. They played in front of it until dinnertime and have since spent lots of time in front of that mirror admiring themselves, making silly faces, primping for Hattie . . . whatever! So now I am on a mission to find a cheap, old mirror at Goodwill or a garage sale or something to make it a permanent fixture in our playroom.

5.) Speaking of our playroom, notice that ugly toy bin in the above picture. Pardon my opinion if you have said toy bin and love it, but I have hated that thing since about the second day I bought it. All kids who come over, along with my own two, love to just pull all the toys out of it constantly. It's like no child can resist the temptation to just dump the buckets and watch the toys come tumbling down on the floor. So I have been looking for a replacement toy box for sometime - one with no buckets! BUT have you noticed how expensive toy boxes are!?! My goodness! If I'm going to pay that much money for something, I better be able to eat on it, sleep on it, or sit on it comfortably! Anyways, last week I struck gold and made my first Craigslist purchase! I got a Pottery Barn (slightly used) white, beautiful toy box for one-fourth of the original price. Now the old toy box resides in the garage for outside toys. Mission accomplished! Next mission - good sturdy bookcases for about a fourth of the price! I'm on the lookout!

Five points is good enough, huh?!?! :) The girls are still sleeping, so I better take this opportunity to fold a load of laundry that is forever sitting in my dryer! Happy Father's Day to any dads out there who read this - I think there are a few ;).

June 8, 2009

True Love

He has bath duty every night, unless he's working late. Bath time often equals chaos in our house. The oldest can't stand to get water in her eyes and tends to be rather dramatic when this happens. The little one loves to splash as big and as much as she can. Daddy often walks away wet with bath water and frustrated with little personalities that created themselves it seems. He is my hero :)!

June 6, 2009

Granny's Farm

Hattie and I met Katie out in Rosenberg where we went to my 89 year old grandmother's farm and downtown to take some shots of my almost 3 year old baby {sniff!}.

Here are some of my faves............

And one with Hattie and her 89 year old great grandmother who seriously probably has more energy than me most days. She is amazing, and I love this shot.

I can't believe that she'll be 3 in less than a month. Sometimes she acts WAY too big for her britches, but then I catch a glimpse of her sucking her thumb or holding her when she's afraid, and I just can't believe this baby, my first born, is almost 3! Where does the time go?

Wisdom From the Pope

“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2