Sunday, June 27, 2010

And the party pictures.

Abby chose to have her Birthday party at a water park.  We decided that was a GREAT idea, since last years party was a pool party at our house...whew that was some work.
What was really cool was that you could rent the water park after they closed and the only people there were the ones you invited, plus 2 lifeguards on duty to watch the kids.

Abby on the slide when we first got there.

We were all forced under the pavilion for the Thunder and Lightning to pass so we opened gifts and had our cupcakes while the storm passed.  I love Abby's face here, I wish I knew what she was opening...but Nick had the camera and didn't catch that part.

Ok, Bella's gift to Abby was complete with an empty water bottle that Bella had drank earlier than day, not sure why that was so funny, but it was.   Don't believe me...check out Bellas face in the background, that was the beginning of a full on laugh attack.

This picture is interesting to me cause 1: I look really tan. 2: I look really skinny. 3: My boobs look huge. and I can put this here cause Nick and my BFF Heather are the only ones who see this blog. Ha.

                                                                Just a silly Bella smile.

And I can't leave out a typical Sophia face.

Then me and this girl, may have gone down the *kiddie* water slide together and had a little crash at the bottom and we may or may not have both lost our bottoms a little bit.  

But that's just a maybe, so we will assume that we didn't do such a thing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Abigail's 5th Birthday

Ok I think I finally have caught up on Birthday's...this is actually from this year :)

For my Abby girl,

The days pass before us and seem to go by so quickly, yet each day you make me find the time to see the beauty in who you are.  When you were a baby I would imagine what you would look like, what you would act like, the personality you would have, who would you favor, would you be social, or would you be shy.

You are a beautiful little lady of which I could never imagine life without.   You take a little bit to warm up to people you are not familiar with but once you out!  You are full of life and OH SO LOUD, you make sure you have the attention of the person you are speaking to or showing something to.  You have a very strong Jersey accent when you are passionate about what you are saying.   You will break out in uncontrollable belly laughs that will have those around you laughing too.  You love to cook, clean and help Mommy do things around the house.  You love playing with your sisters and giving Bella and Sophia hugs.  You love your Scoota boy and will carry him around the house sometimes (to his dislike) like he is your baby.   You are a Daddy's girl for sure, when he walks in the door you are his from that moment till bed time.  You ask me 1,356 times a day what time he will be home from work.  You often ask (every night) why we have to have to go sleep every single day, but truth be told you would never make it all night even if you tried.

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet, zesty little girl.

Love, Mom


2009 was a year of many trials, many tears, many laughs and sweet cuddles, lots of emotions, plenty of illnesses, hospital stays, sleepless nights, an abundance of giggles and laughs, and always the comfort of each other which I am MOST thankful for.

I was looking forward to a year of less of a few of those and that has been true so far.   It has made us stronger as a family and made us appreciate one another, made us grow together, made us depend on the other for support, for love, and assurance.

Nick was my rock this past year and I am so Thankful we had the chance to grow together and connect in a way we never have before. I am Thankful he is my husband, Thankful he is my confidant, he can make me laugh, he is patient, he can put a smile on my face just by looking at me, Thankful he is the most wonderful father to our beautiful daughters, Thankful he understands me, is a hard worker, dedicated and driven, Thankful for who he is, and Thankful he completes who I am.

Our girls are growing into beautiful little ladies, and maturing in ways that amaze me. They make me laugh each day and my heart grows with love in amounts I could have never imagined.

I am so blessed to have my family.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Sophia

Such a joy to be around,  a love bug...not a cuddle bug, but definitely a love bug.  Just the best little girl, so laid back, calm, peaceful.  You have given us the easiest year.  We kept thinking at some point you would certainly start to give us trouble, but nope.  You are wonderful Sophia Rielle.  You brought in your 1 year at 21lbs, a head full of bright red hair, beautiful brown eyes, and the biggest smile that could make your heart melt in a second.  

You started walking at 9months and haven't stopped since.  You are a go, go , go girl like her mama. Anytime you are on the phone you automatically say "yaya" since your yaya gave you a little phone and taught you to say "hewoooo" over the Thanksgiving holiday.  

We are so thankful that you are ours.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Isabella 8th Birthday

So apparently you can't have started a post last year and forgotten (slacker) to publish it and have it be dumped into that days post.  This was actually started in Isabella's 8th Birthday last year on December 19th.

I can't believe I just put 8 on there.  I really feel like I am getting a little scared of this whole getting older thing, and I am not talking about me.  I mean, each year there are more challenges, things that get easier, harder, make me pick and choose my battles, make me stop and think...wait, where did she hear THAT from, dig deeper...back off.  So many choices.
My straight A student, little girl of so many words and questions, so much love and attitude all given in the same day.  The one who can still crawl in my lap and know I will hold her till she wants down.  At 58lbs and coming to my shoulders you sure are growing sweet Angel.

For your Birthday you wanted a Rockstar Runway fashion show with a Sleepover.  5 of your friends came and were packing their best "Rockstar" outfits for the show.   I did hair, makeup and nails.   Bella and her wanting straight hair is going to be the end of my patience.  It hurtse, it takes FOREVER, it does not last long, and she cries the entire time I do it...really she does, why do I agree.  I told her this was the last time I was doing it. 

Liv Doll

More presents

Rockin out after the fashion show, which was great and on video, but I have no idea how to load on here and then they danced and sang.  Here is where I also started talking under my breath, and saying prayers to get me through the night...

Oh what it's bedtime already


Christmas 2009

Every year we have a little tradition we do.  We let the girls open 1 gift on Christmas Eve, but the gift is always the same, pj's.  They get to wear them to bed and wake up in the morning to open presents in them.  


I guess the slacker in me is getting what I deserve, cause I thought by starting a post on the same day I wanted that post to be would be sufficient, even though I never actually ever published it...or finished it either, but that doesn't matter.  Just knowing I could start it, come back to it later and finish it would work good, but not so much.  The Mocha post was started in Sept of last year :)
Ok, so on to Christmas.  We had snow on Christmas, which I know alot of people wish for.  It wasn't much, but enough to make it beautiful and white outside.   The girls were really into it this year.  I  think this will be the last year Bella believes in Santa.  We had a whole discussion a few months ago when we were busted with the Tooth Fairy and bella said "hmmmm what else can I ask you about that's not real"  then came the Santa question, we were honest, told her the whole Santa/Saint Nick story and explained everything.  Sometime between then and Christmas she forgot all about it.  I told Nick at one point I thought she was trying to trick us.  It was like we never had "the talk", just vanished.

Bella says these are her Lucky jammers, cause she always gets what she wanted when she wears them.  I need to make a mental note to tell her NO the next time she wears them and asks for something.

Opening the Race Track from Pawpaw and Meemaw.  Check out Abby's face. 

Opening presents.

Sophia was so freaked out by that little Pluto dog thingy.  It has a remote and walks and barks and wags his tail and she ran screaming stomping her feet to get away.  I had a little fun chasing her a few times and then it was back to the twist ties and opening of packages.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Mocha, Moocha, Muucka...and Isabella

Oh boy, Isabella wanted a Mocha from McDonald's so bad.  I mean really, really really wanted a coffee from there. She came up with so many different ways to say Mocha, always got it wrong, would come out one way and she would try to correct herself with another way.  Her friend Claira has had a few and raved to her about how good it is, and how adults have coffee, and how she gets it sometimes on the days when it is free.  
We tried to talk her out of it... for weeks.  Every week on Mocha Monday Bella would beg, plead, cry, whine, get on her knees and say how much she would love it and how good it must be.  How she would drink the whole thing and how happy it would make her...sooooo we caved.  Nick and knew she would not like it, we tried telling her that...she does not exactly have a taste for things new should I say, she likes what she is used to and not really willing to try different.  
The drink was bought, (not on a Monday) and she HATED it.  Nick said she had to drink the whole thing since she begged so hard for it for so long, the look on her face said it all.  She was not impressed and then questioned why people drink that stuff.  

So here is my tribute to Mocha Monday!!