Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

The girls are really good at sharing germs, they have all been sick in the last couple weeks. This little one was miserable for a few days. At least it happened now and everyone will be happy and healthy for Christmas!


in five days
this little girl
will be

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

Disney On Ice

Lilly and Daphanie seen a advertisement on the back of a quad cities family magazine about Disney On Ice, then seen it on the television! They were hooked and asked to see it. They have a wonderful Daddy who bought tickets for the Saturday morning show. You can tell by all the girls faces that they were in awe and excited!

Minne Mouse
 Rafiki from the Lion King

 RAPUNZEL.. the princess we all were waiting for!
 All the princesses and princes


Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments

 These little girls of mine love, I mean LOVE to do crafts. Be it paint paper, lace beads to make a necklace, use glue and glitter, anything craft-like is loved in this house. So just about everyday after school we do a craft. So today we made salt dough ornaments for our Christmas tree. Lilly had a fever today so that is the reason for everyone still in their jammies. Oh and this is real life so there is Lego's all over the floor in the background!
 Salt Dough:
1/2C flour
1/4C salt
1/4C water
mix well
..roll out..

..cut out or mold into shapes..
 ..bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours..
 ..let cool and paint..
 we are also going to add clear spray sealer, when they are finished we will show you our end result!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011

Thankful November

I am thankful for Daphanie. She makes me pray for patience. She likes to test her boundaries, usually takes them to the limit. She is full of curiosity and spunk!

I am thankful for Lillyann. She makes me smile with her sweet words and innocence. Being the oldest is hard when everyone is looking up to you. She does her big sister job wonderfully.

I am thankful for Penelope. She changes daily and reminds me to slow down and take it all in. Lately she been wanting snuggles through out the day.. and night!

I am thankful for Corey. He is a great provider and wonderful daddy to our little girls. He is always pushing himself to improve and grow.

I am thankful for a healthy family.

I am thankful for my children. They give me the job I so much desired. Being a mother is a job that changes each day. Sure there are things that stay the same: dishes, laundry, cleaning toilets, wiping butts.. but having the chance to watch and mold your child to become an admirable person is truly a gift.

I am thankful for my Mom and Dad. For raising me to be my own person. To not follow the crowd. If it wasn't for them, it's simple, I wouldn't be here today.

I am thankful for music. It makes me happy. Gives me a reason to dance in the kitchen with my little girls.

I am thankful for my brother. If I grew up alone it wouldn't have been the same. He taught me to play many sports and made me give them my all. He would never let anyone tease or be mean to me other than him.

I am thankful for dishwashers. I hate doing dishes and most the time would rather load and unload the dishwasher than do them by hand.

I am thankful for the Internet, blogs and pintrest. I can get lost on it for hours at night.

I am thankful for chocolate, it is absolutely positively my favorite thing to eat. Yum.