Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Abby's 9th!

My oldest is 9! I can't believe it. It's gone by so so fast. Abby is such a light in my life. I am so grateful to have her. She is a huge help with Davis, a wonderful friend to Emma and such a good buddy to me. She makes us laugh all the time and I just couldn't love her more!

We had a pirate party at the park (thank goodness for the great weather). We switch off years between family and friend parties and this year was a family year. We celebrated with our fantastic cousins. It was a great night, thanks for a good party Abby. She planned the whole thing.

Davis and Thomas took to the pirate thing right away!

Here are all the pirates, aren't they scary? :)

Abby planned a scavenger hunt and hid the clues all around the park. These were the prizes at the end.

The cake! The girls decorated it themselves. It ended up with about 10 times more candy than if I would have done it. I'm sure that's why they volunteered!

The Harry Potter obsession continues!

The doll I made Abby for her birthday.

Another set to add to the collection!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I love Mother's Day! Not only because I don't have to cook or clean and I get breakfast in bed, although those are nice perks, but because I love to have a day to celebrate the wonderful blessings of having a mother and being a mother. I have the most wonderful Mom in the world, really. She has always been my biggest supporter and best friend. We have always been close and even though we have lived in different states for quite a while now, I still consider her my best friend. And now my kids get to love her as their amazing grandmother. Thanks Mom!

I have said it a million times but have to say it again on Mother's Day, I absolutely consider myself the luckiest person to be able to be a mom and have the 3 wonderful kids I do. No, they are not perfect and I for sure won't pretend they are. But they are so perfect for our family and I love each of them so much just the way they are. They make me want to be a better person, they make me laugh and cry and I wouldn't trade them for the world!

Justin got called into the hospital early in the morning so the girls were on their own for breakfast in bed. This is the fantastic breakfast they came up with. So glad they didn't forget the Smarties and Tic Tacs, I never go without those first thing in the morning :)

Luckily Justin made it home in the afternoon and took over cooking and cleaning duty so I could sit on the couch and do what I love doing best . . . reading to my kiddos! Thanks Justin and kids for a great Mother's Day. I hope you all had a good one too!