Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Graduate

Maeve-y girl graduated from preschool today! She was awarded "Best laugh and voice." We were assured she is the cutest girl in the class--what a surprise! HA! Love that crazy girl! Here she is with her diploma: =)
In other news--not much is going on (which I prefer! =). I started working on the top of the hutch thingy that I re-finshed into a sideboard. This part will be a book shelf for Ezra's room. I'm switching his room up and getting ready to convert him to big-boy-status and will be taking out the nursing rocker (tear) and baby toys. Before:
I have some fun greenish-blue paint that I might paint part of it with....I don't know yet. And I have a bunch of baskets lingering around that I think would be great for some small toy storage in his room. It's my hope to get some toys out of the living room area and up the stairs! My baby is getting soooo big. Le. Sigh. I gave him a mohawk tonight--I cut it a little short though so it doesn't really look like one. Oh well, practice makes perfect. =)
That's it. I worked on spring-cleaning everything today and am ready for a break! Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! I am so thankful to be able to celebrate our freedom with my family! So thankful for all of the men and women (including my Grandpa, and two of my Aunts) who have served our country!! We went to a parade this morning and spent time afterwards with our family and the cousins. And then we took naps. Happy! Happy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Annual Family Strawberry Day Photo Dump

1. It was hot. 
2. The kids were perfect. 
3. Ezra stole my ice cream cone. =) 
4. The strawberry fields smelled heavenly. 
5. We had a great day with Granny, Pop, Aunt Micayla and the cousins!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The other day we went on a three park marathon adventure because Mommy locked us out of the house. Duh. HA! Oh well, we still had a great day. I have so much fun with the two littles--they love going for long walks and playing at different parks. We had a lovely time and I know I will always remember these days home with them with a very happy, and very full heart! Love my precious babies!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This week is going so quickly--I can't believe how close summer is! I'm so excited!!
We tried to usher in a little summer by getting out the baby pool for the kids this afternoon but it's still a bit cool for that. Ezra turned into a little blue icicle in about 10 minutes. Ha! This morning we met up with friends for some bike/scooter riding at the park. The kids had a great time and found a puddle to splash in as well which is always a big hit. 
Yesterday we took a trip to the zoo--we had a good time but it was definitely a work out! We had many small children--5 in the under two set and they were running around like crazy guys. HA! I only had time to snap a few pictures of our morning:

 We actually ended up getting to the zoo early (traffic was good in Philly-weird) and a train went by and the kids lost their minds with excitement!

That's it for now--the kids are crazy and it's nearly time for bed. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's a rainy day here and promising to be a rainy week. I'm a bit bummed because we had SUCH a WONDERFUL time last week with lots of park dates with friends and lots of long walks just the three of us--it was really perfect. 
I went for a rainy run this morning and started to feel like I'm gaining momentum! It's been so tedious the last month with slow runs and feeling like I'm not all there--but today, for a little bit, I wasn't just running--I was FLYING. I mean--it was technically downhill but still, progress is good. =) 
One of the advantages to my early morning runs is that I get first pick of the trash before the trash trucks come along. I've found a lot of great stuff and dragged it back ON my back or run faster home so I have time to grab the van, do a pick up and speed away before the 7am trash men come. =) 
About two weeks ago I found a large hutch! I was excited because the side table we have in our kitchen is falling apart and literally held together with hot glue. For real. =) The large upper part of the hutch wouldn't work in our kitchen because I just don't have much wall space but the bottom is the perfect sideboard and the top will be an awesome shelf for Ezra's big boy room (whenever I get around to putting that together =). 

I had spray paint left over from another project that I sprayed the old brass pulls with, leftover primer and brushes and just got a quart of paint to match our kitchen. A super inexpensive project! I even found some cool new knobs on Anthropologie (favorite) on clearance! They were even cheaper than plain old knobs at Home Depot!
And the neatest thing of all? I was just beyond blessed when I figured out I had room to hide my giant box of coupons in here instead of in the middle of my counter!! I just think it's so neat when things like that happen--I mean, I found someone else's trash that is just what I needed for my house with the extra special blessing of storage and coupon-hide-a-bility. Seriously, it felt like a great big hug from God.
I believe with all my heart that God cares about the details of our lives. How could a Creator who made such an amazing world NOT care?! He just does and today putting together my little trash find I really felt loved like a child. Thank you Lord!
So thankful for all of the little and big blessings today. Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

We've been keeping super busy this week. Lots of outdoor time and park dates with friends--it was just what the doctor ordered!!! I am so thankful to have people to meet up and hang out with and for little kiddos for my children to play with--it makes my heart happy! 
We went to a park today and I spent most of the time tailing Ezra who wanted to ride the scooter onto the other end of the very large park. Luckily Maeve is very self sufficient and I could watch her from afar biking around with her favorite little gal-pal. 
Not much else is going on--just counting down the days until summmmmerrrr is here! I love having all three of my kiddos home and the fact that my husband's schedule is MUCH lighter (as are our wallets le sigh...). Amelie just about loses her mind every time she hears of our adventures so it will be very good to share them with her! 
 In other news: enjoy this completely gratuitous picture of the flowers I was gifted at my husband's concert. Beautiful
In completely other other news, I've decided to start keeping track of what I eat this week. And give up soda. Gah. It's stupid. But I can use the Fitness Pal App on my Ipad so it's almost like a game. Almost. It hasn't been too painful so far--I've only ever watched what I ate once. And it lasted about 4 we'll see. I have officially tied that record so far. Ha! That's it. Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

These two sweet girls gave me some happy Mother's day gifts (although, really, *they* are the true gift! everyday!!)
Maeve painted a flower pot and wrote about mama (apparently I'm ten years old. =) haha she's so funny). And when I woke up on Sunday Amelie presented me with the "gift bags" she worked all night on. She is such a special girl!

Ezra didn't give me anything, except a *hard time* when I wanted to get a picture with my kiddos. Le sigh. Oh well, he's extra cute so I guess I'll keep him!

I enjoyed spending Mother's day with my Jersey family and friends (girls night out! woot!) and can't believe that somehow it's Monday already again! Gah! =)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

We've had a busy week--but it's been good--much better than last week! I was nearly ready to turn in my Mommy Card. We've been going for lots of walks and playing at the park and enjoying the sunshine. I caught a glimpse of my future when Ezra skipped his nap one day and I did not like it. =) He's back to normal though--thank goodness! 
The kids have been a little obsessed with blowing bubbles...

And watching their new-old-favorite Elmo in Grouchland.
That's about it though! My husband already directed one concert this week and has another one tonight--I'm excited to go and also excited that this is one more thing we can check off of the busy end of the year list! Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Amelie looks and usually acts like a very grown up girl. I just. can't. believe. it. She is so lovely and sweet and funny almost always. 
She is a peacemaker
A game-planner 
crafty crafter 
dance-y dancer 
high singy-singer 
piano player 
cuddly cuddler 
sporty spotsgirl 
 serious reader 
and so much more.

I love her so...and even though she's getting big I'll always think of her as my
 teeny tiny
5 pound 
dark haired
wide eyed