Friday, February 25, 2011

Look what came in the mail.....

I am so glad that I took the time and the $$ to get this done. It is such a keepsake and turned out way better than I could have imagined. This is something I will do every year for sure. Check them out. It was a great program, very easy to use, and excellent quality.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happenings around the house

These little guys appeared after I was given the chance to sleep in.
Stella is on a drawing, cutting and taping rampage. She loves drawing on these little pieces of paper....
and taping them to the walls all over the house.

Sydney has been doing very detailed work coming up with new ways to fill blank space.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A walk in the neighborhood

Last week it rain almost all week. It didn't just rain it poured. Buckets, sheets, waves of rain. Not only was it yucky outside, inside the kids were still getting over being sick. I was experiencing major cabin fever. I was so happy when the rain cleared and the noses and coughs subsided and we were able to get outside and play with friends.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love Day.

I was not anticipating how excited Sydney was for Valentines day. She was excited! Like Christmas excited.
She woke Nate and I up saying Happy Valentines day in a sweet soft voice. Jumping in bed saying how much she loved us and how she loved that we were her momma and dadda. It was great. Stella bounced around saying, "Happy Balentines Day" and " I weally love you". Such a sweet holiday to celebrate the love we have in our lives. I think the best part was laying in bed at the end of the night thinking about how excited Sydney and Stella were about the day and realizing it had nothing to do with presents. It had everything to do with showing their love.

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February beach days!

It has been so beautiful this Feb. I think I can handle this type of weather. Now I know it is not always like this. As I type this it is a mixed sun/rain day outside. But I still am in the mode of when it is sunny out you play hard because it may be a while before you see it shining again. A lifestyle left over from living in the Northwest for 8 years.
We really took full advantage of the weather and were at the beach every chance we could get. I actually got sun burnt on my chest. Crazy.
One day we went to the beach with some friends and they buried each other in the sand. Stella LOVED it. She had a cute little smile on her face the whole time. She laid as still and a rock. Sand being poured everywhere. She loved it.

I have always loved the beach and the ocean. it was my happy place to think, soak up the sun, listen to the waves, to just be. I now love it for more reasons. The minute we set our feet on the sand the girls come alive. No matter how much whining, grumpiness, or fighting happened in the car or at home before the beach bring laughter, exploration, fun and peace. So thankful for God's creation.
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