Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today I called in Sick

Cough Cough.... Today I was "sick" and couldn't clean my house or run my errands. I needed a dose of sunshine and happy babes. So..... we ditched "work" and headed to the beach with our buddies. It was wonderful 

I love when my babes smell like sun screen 

I love chunky legs in bikinis. 

I love playing hooky from my days of laundry, doing dishes, making beds, and time outs, and playing with our friends at the beach instead. These boys had the best time chasing waves and digging holes. It was such a good day

I am so grateful to have days like this with babes like these. Sometimes ditching our everyday routine is necessary. Just add two more sandy sippy cups to the dish pile and a couple sandy bathing suits to the laundry. It was worth it :) 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Oh Daddy

Happy Fathers Day to the BEST Dad I know. Thank you for being a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, a monster, a dragon, a super hero, a knight and shining armor. A pirate, a bug squisher, a story teller, a tent builder, and diaper changer. For giving the best piggy back rides, making the best PB&J, and making up the silliest songs. But mostly, thank you for being the best friend these two babes have. In my wildest dreams I couldn't have dreamt of a better Daddy than you. We love you to the moon and back all the way down to our bones.

Monday, June 14, 2010

NO Girly Girls Allowed

Sunday morning... THIS happened. We were getting dressed for a day of blueberry picking and it was Sissy's turn to get clothes on. She turned to run away from me and lost her footing, sending her reeling head first into a rubbermaid drawer. She smacked right in the corner of the drawer splitting her eyebrow open. 
A trip to the ER later, we came home with a glued eyelid. The Dr said she was too little for stitches, THANK GOD.  This babe is one tough cookie. She napped on the way home and stayed asleep for about two hours. When she woke up, she was completely unfazed by the mornings chaos and I swear her battle wound has given her a new boost on confidence. It's like when boys have scars and they think they are extra cool, she thinks she's part of this club  now. 

I have decided we should have named her Rowdy

She is in no way shape or form a girly girl. She growls at her baby dolls, and drives cars on their heads.  She climbs up, on , over , thru EVERYTHING with absolutely no fear. Beds, stools, couches. the huge monster play set in the back yard. She eats snails and dirt and pulls apart flowers. The second she walks outside she's FILTHY dirty from head to toe. Bath time is never optional, its mandatory. She likes to carry a ball around the yard at all times. Her toes are callused and scraped from playing, and her nails are always dirty dirty. Anything her brother does, she does. She will take you down to the ground for a piece of your food or a sip of your drink. She's like those little dogs that think they're huge and start fights with the big boys.... that's her. 
I lover her
Every dirty toe, and pulled out pony tail. Every growl, scream, and tackle. 
I love my Rowdy Girl 

Filthy Dirty

this one is just because I think he's cute

A Birthday Bash

Saturday was this beauty's Birthday Party and it was SO FUN! Full of bounce houses, cupcakes, and a PINATA!!!! Thank you Cotton Family for a great day! 


we LOVE cupcakes in this house :) 

Friday, June 11, 2010

A State of Mind

Lately, I've had to really take a step back and choose my attitude. Sometimes Motherhood turns me into a crazy person, and I have to take a time out and remember to breath. I found this and thought it would be perfect hanging in my room. A nice little reminder before I step out of my bedroom door and into the craziness that is a three year old a a one year old. 
I have A LOT to be happy about. 
Life is good 

Slip And Slides

Are the best things ever
and so is her belly :) 

A Mama Get-A-Way

SO last week was a tough one for me. My babes were sick, which quickly turned in to both of them having DOUBLE ear infections. Thats right, be jealous of me. It was horrible. They were miserable and sleep deprived, which made me super fun to be around. Just when we got them on their antibiotics, my grandpa started to not feel well. A Dr trip later, he has pneumonia. YUP. So two sick babes, a REALLY sick Grandpa, and an EXAUSTED me. I needed a break before I went off the deep end......

Someone must have heard my secret pleas for a vacation from my life, because one of my besties from washington called and said she was flying into Palm Spring to surprise someone, and that I should pack up and meet her there. HECK YES I will! It just so happened that the Hubby had the weekend off, and usually those are reserved as family days, but he looked at me and said "GET OUT OF HERE!". I love him. He  knew I needed to get away. So I packed my bags and headed to Palm Springs ALONE for the first time in four years, on Friday night. I played my music loud, rolled the windows down. I even got stuck in traffic but I didn't care because I was all by myself. We stayed at the JW Marriott and it was heaven. It was hot and sunny and beautiful. We spent time at the pool, left our wet towels on the bathroom floor,slept in, and didn't make our beds. I didn't have to share my food with anyone, or watch cartoons. I got to take a hot shower and blow dry my hair all in one day. It was wonderful. Sunday we went to Teresa's baby shower, which was perfect. She is such a beautiful prego and such a strong mama caring for a two year old and roasting twins.

I came home Sunday night just in time to tuck my babes in. I was tan. I was rested. I was missing my family. For two and a half days I got to just be me. Not a Mom not a Wife, just me. I needed to remember what that felt like. By the time Sunday rolled around I was ready to go home. It felt good to "miss" my family. I came home happy and replenished.

Thanks Holls for making it such an amazing "Mama's Weekend AWAY". It was so much fun. And thank you to my amazing Hubby for understanding how important this time away was for me. I am more grateful than you will ever know. I love you babe!

Instead of taking pictures we should have put on more sunscreen! 

Friday, June 4, 2010

A BIrthday Babe

A year ago today I looked like this....
                                                                And did some of this

And a year later she looks like this. A perfectly adorable, sassy, hilarious Sissy Girl. 

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!
You have been such a blessing to our family. You keep us laughing all day long. This year has FLOWN by, a little too fast for me, but I have LOVED every crazy moment of it. Thank you for letting us love you up soooo much. 
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