Thursday, January 28, 2010

Did this really just happen?

All this week school has let out at noon so I've had the wonderful pleasure of having both girls with me at home most of the day. This afternoon I was downstairs playing with Ansley while Sarah was (supposedly) upstairs watching Tom and Jerry in our room. No big deal...she does this alot and besides, she's my responsible, obedient child so why would I doubt she be up to anything else? About 30 minutes into our afternoon I went upstairs to check on something. Upon entering my room I saw this lovely sight. big deal....I just smiled and told her to be sure and put all her dolls and blankets back in her room when she's finished watching her show. It wasn't until I walked past Adam's closet that my heart stopped. I literally thought either someone had stolen all his clothes or else he had packed up and left us for some carribean getaway. When my mouth dropped to the floor Sarah said "Surprise Mom, we're switching rooms!"

Adam's closet which WAS packed to the gills!
I thought it was a cruel joke until I opened her door and saw this!!! All of Adam's clothes had been taken from his closet and thrown on her bed and on the floor. Prior to her "move" their room had been spotless in preparation for Grandma Bittner's visit this weekend.

I then rounded the corner and saw where she had set up shop for me as well with my makeup bag, my lotion and brush, my jewelry boxes and hats.

I told her all good things must come to an end and semi-calmly told her to get everything back to the way it was NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! She is upstairs working as we speak and I'm trying my best to stay calm. I figured blogging would help me de-stress a little....let's hope it works!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mom and Dad


MOM and DAD!

I am dedicating this post to my wonderful parents who have been married 36 years today! Without this union I wouldn't have my three wonderful sisters or amazing dad and my life would not be the same.

Happy Anniversary weekend and enjoy your time in Amelia Island!!

much, much love from all of us

Tripp, Kasey, Ashley, Mandy and Rachel

(and families!) ;)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Adam!!


Here's my best blog birthday song....

Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday to YOU


Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Daddy with his two favorite girls!

chillin on the throne

early Birthday dinner at Benihana

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Too yummy to resist

Yesterday we purchased our first bag of valentine peanut M&M's. Our favorite part about them are the beautiful pink, red and white colors.........seriously.
I made the mistake of putting them in a little glass bowl on the counter and went upstairs for a few minutes. When I came downstairs I found the bowl on the couch with a little hand taking "just one mommy." I big deal, I will just put them up in the cabinet where she can't reach them. Why did I think this was such a brilliant idea??? A little while later I found this........

and this time it wasn't me!! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

A new year, a more fashion conscious child

Sarah Elizabeth....5 going on 15

At the beginning of every new year I always notice a shift with kids. I used to notice it alot when I taught but now I'm beginning to see it in my own kids. It makes no sense really but for some reason the two weeks off at Christmas time always seems to be a growth point (maturity wise) for kids. I'm noticing it in both of mine right now. They are both getting closer to turning a year older and Sarah especially has become more fashion conscious. I will notice she wants to pick out what she wears each day (Jesus help me) and wants to have a voice when I'm picking out her clothes at the store. For instance, she wanted a pair of Chuck Taylor hi-top sneakers this year for Christmas. When she wears these shoes she thinks she is just the coolest of the cool, the baddest of the bad. On the debut of her wearing her new shoes she wanted me to take a picture and she totally jumped into model mode posing for the camera while I snapped away. At one point I guess she was afraid I wasn't getting the highlight of the shot, which was her shoes, so she stuck her foot up in the air to make sure they got in the shot : ) If only you could all have been here for the modeling session.....what a day!

her best...."get the profile of my shoes" shot

here she is lifting her foot to make SURE they are in the shot :)
(Makes me want to scream HA-YAH like the Karate Kid)

Here she is giving her best "I'm a GAP kid model" pose