Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Savannah Grace!

 She's four. I can't believe it! 
Sweet Savannah loves dressing up like a princess, having PJ parties, playing pretend with small princesses, ballet, listening to stories, and learning. She's doing great practicing her letters and numbers. She's a great little sister and super helpful big sister. I pretty much love everything about this snugly girl. She brings sunshine in my life every day!
 Happy Birthday Savannah!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Maddie at School

It's so fun watching Maddie learn to read, write, do math, make friends, and enjoy her classes and teachers. I've been able to go in and help during Language Arts centers on Friday mornings. It's strange to be on this side of things- I'm the MOM! What? It's crazy how fast your job changes in life. People ask me if I miss teaching. It's a hard question to answer- I'm completely happy at home with my girls teaching them every day all day. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I feel blessed to be a stay at home mom. It's definitely a full time job, much harder and more rewarding than teaching at a school. On the other hand, being in the classroom brings back sweet memories from being a 2nd grade teacher. I have to say, God's timing is perfect. For those years teaching, I was blessed, and now being a mom, I feel even more privileged!!
 This week Maddie's after school art class had an art show. Her owl piece was framed!! 
(Maddie's picture is the one on top).
 First grade also had their Thanksgiving Feast this week. Maddie's class were the Pilgrims. 
 Her favorite part was the salty crackers :)
 The Indians made a toy gift for the Pilgrims. 
Maddie made this doll for her Indian friend.
Love her.

 The kids recited a poem and enjoyed a meal together. What a cute class!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014


We've been home a lot lately. Sweet Savannah has had pneumonia for about a week. We're working on getting her better! Geneva has been sick, too. 
 Geneva has entered the princess world. Watch out. She rocks it.
 Thanks Aunt Dottie for the new shirts! All the girls are acting out the animal from the front.
 Playing school with the big girls. Geneva is a rebel- already facing the back of the class :)
 So fun! They play school on Maddie's day off!!
 While the little girls napped, Maddie and I scrap booked her school years so far. We had a great time together! I love that her favorite part of preschool was staying home with Mom! Love having her here. Thanks Aunt Jen for the book!
 My little napper.
She sleeps so hard!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Fall!

 Love these cuties!
(2 Rainbow Dashes, 1 ladybug)
 Our cul de sac is such a fun place! We had hot dogs around the fire pit before trick or treating.
 Savannah loves helping her little sister eat- little pieces of rice cakes for Neva on the chair :)
Here are the 3 amigas in the crib!

 I was able to be a driver on the field trip Maddie's class took to Nall's Produce las week. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014


We had a pretty special girls outing recently. The three of us went to see Frozen on Ice. 
It was AMAZING :)
The girls were so excited, they wore silver and white with tiaras! 
My little princesses.

 We were pretty excited for the show to start!
 The music, costumes, and ice skating were great. The girls loved it. 
Thanks Papa for babysitting Geneva!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Papa's Visit!

As always, we enjoyed having my dad here for a weeks visit. My mom was unable to come because she was teaching at a women's retreat. 
We enjoyed several walks to Green Springs. I love watching the flowers change with the seasons here. 
Mimi sent this adorable hat with Papa. Thanks for the new winter hats!
Sweet little buddies. Savannah wouldn't leave Papa's side all week!
Papa read LOTS of books. 

One beautiful evening we went to National Harbor and watched the sunset. 
Papa treated us to ice cream!
There happened to be fireworks that night- everyone liked it except Geneva- she cried!  
More stories. It was really helpful to have my dad here while Jesse went away this week. 
He helped put them to bed, pick up Maddie from school, and do the dishes!
 While Maddie was at school, we went on another walk.
  Silliness. Love them.
 Poor Papa! The girls "styled" his hair!
Movie night! Yes, Geneva is a blur- that girl doesn't sit still for a second!
 There's my dad working in the back yard. I love having him here.
Everyone helping with preschool.

What?! A special run to Target and Donuts. 
We love you Papa and miss you a ton!
(Wish we could have seen you, too, Mimi!)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fun times...

 Yup, that's Maddie sleeping on top of the playhouse in the basement. I might try sleeping there tomorrow night if Geneva keeps waking up at night :)
So these kids are pretty much adorable. I especially like Landon in the Snow White dress!
The kids were supposed to carve pumpkins, but the dad's actually did all the work! They even got to take out the drill- manly carving.  
I had a great night out with these two ladies recently. 
Creative work with fondant.
Cupcakes :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grandpa and GiGi Visit

We had a long weekend of relaxing fun with Grandpa and GiGi. Grandpa and Ratso (his dog) rode out on the motorcycle and GiGi flew in to visit.
 Story time with the girls!
 Saturday was such a relaxing rainy day.
 Everyone curled up by the fire and watched Frozen- first time for the Grandparents!

Maddie was a little sick, but GiGi still cuddled with her.
 Kitchen help! Actually, the real kitchen help was Grandpa and GiGi- they made us so many delicious meals.

Maddie LOVED walking Ratso. We took quite a few walks while they visited. It was so great to be outside!
 Grandpa and Ratso packing up.
We were all sad to see them leave.
Thanks for coming to visit us!! 
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