Thursday, October 06, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
We had lunch at one of the food courts and I made a brownie cake instead of a regular cake. What the birthday girl wants, the birthday girl gets.
Considering the early morning (5 for some of us), we had a wonderful day and actually a really fun ride home. We've been without a DVD player for the car for a while now so we have to "old school" it. We listened to music, sang songs and laughed. Well, one of us slept most of the way! Happy Birthday Mariana Jo!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
We were able to head over to the Whapeton Zoo last Saturday. We went with our friends and neighbors, the Millers. What a time we had. Five girls, one boy and four adults. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the animals they had. The kids had a wonderful time being able to be outside enjoying the sunshine and the animals. What a great zoo for families. Not too big where you don't get to see any animals and where the kids can run up ahead and you can still hear them. Not too small where there's hardly anything to see. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Going through clothes is not one of my favorite things to do. It always sounds like a good idea. Putting away clothes from the previous season and getting out the ones for the new. I always forget how much stuff we really have. I kept telling Kyle that I have no idea what Mattea is going to wear this fall and winter. I was kept saying that she was born in a different season than Mari and Nadia and nothing will fit her. God always has a plan. Both Mari and Nadia were bigger than Mattea at this age so all of their clothes from the fall of their birth year are bigger than average, which means, all of their clothes fit Mattea! That means, A TON OF CLOTHES!!!
Now Nadia is slightly smaller at three than Mari, but close enough to fit into the clothes that Mari had. I need to remember that Mari has a lot of clothes from the past. It's a little ridiculous I have to say. Going through the bins for the two little ones was crazy. Pulling out pants, shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, sweaters...etc. I am almost embarrassed by how much we have. It really makes me realize how much we have to be thankful for. Not everyone can say that they have too many clothes for their kids. I think that as I put these piles of clothes away that I need to be thankful for the gifts, hand-me-downs and the ability to shop as opposed to the dread that usually comes!
Now there is a bonus that comes with having three girls. We definitely get use out of the clothes! What the oldest wears, the middle ones wears, and the baby. And I have to admit, there are a few outfits that I can't wait for them to wear. I'll be honest. There is some sinful pride to some of the outfits. Hmmmm....is that wrong? I'm guessing so. I don't think that God gave people the ability to make cute clothes for my pride and vanity of my young.
Ah, well. Here are some pictures of the craziness....Enjoy the change of season!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Nadia, this girl can make you laugh your head off one minute, make you want to kick yourself in the pants another and possible cry with frustration the next. As I type this she is sitting next to me coloring "chocolate chips." Obsessed with the movie "Tangled" and trying to "help" when it works out to her benefit.
I'm trying to eat some trail mix and she keeps putting her grimy little paws into the bag and grabbing them and trying to feed me. The volume of her voice is amazing. You look at her and think that this sweet innocent face couldn't possibly be loud and stinkery (is that a word?). The things this girl talks about are hilarious. Half the time we have no idea what she's talking about. She talks so fast. So much like her mother! I absolutely love this girl and can't imagine life without her. God has given us such a wonderful blessing in her!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Here's our girl eating a nice "healthy" bowl of cereal and an apple. At least the apple helped her start her day off right. I love the look in her eye's. It's a tired anxious look.
Here we are all dressed and ready to go. She actually let me flat iron her hair. I had to convince her that I will not be doing this every day. Most days we'll be lucky to brush it!
Here she is in her classroom in front of her little cubby. She was excited, shy and nervous.
We have had a wonderful and successful week of potty training! Nadia, as of today, has gone seven days with no accidents!!!! A huge accomplishment for us. She is now going to the potty without being told. She is amazing. I thought we wouldn't be to this point for at least another month. I'm sure that we'll have accidents here and there, but, By George, I think she's got it!
I just couldn't resist this sweet picture of Mattea. She's in the snugglie with Dad. She loves being in there and being so cozy. She is such a good little baby. Smiles and coos and laughs! What a joy she brings to our family!