Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bathing Beauties!!!

We have a community pool a few minutes walk from our house.  So I have been taking the girls at least once a week.  It only costs me $2.50!  We pack a lunch and it wears the girls out.

Addy Mae is very cautious in the water.  She gets in, splashes, never sits down, and then gets back on the side of the pool where it's safe.  She looks adorable in here polka dot bikini.

Savanna loves the water, but usually keeps her head above water.

Laney and Olivia swim like maniacs!  They have zero fear and their heads are constantly under water. 

I guess the sunglasses must be on, even under the water.

Random strangers kept telling me how cute they were right here.  And I have to admit, God gave me some of the cutest kiddos ever!  

Laney is getting so tan, it looks like she's still wearing her swimsuit when she's naked.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day.

Sometimes, I complain to my husband that he has no idea what it's like to be a mom with four very small children.  He doesn't understand what it's like to discipline our lovely daughters all day long.  I then wonder, why doesn't he do things this way or the way I have told him that it works best. 
A few weeks back, I started taking pictures of him with the girls for this Father's Day post.  While I was taking these, I was reminded how important his fatherly role is and how great he is at it.  I told myself to stop complaining and enjoy the father my husband is.  I've always known he was an awesome father, but these pictures showed me how different our lives would be without him.

Our girls adore him.  I tried to get a picture of the girls flocking to him when he gets home from work, but it didn't turn out.  They all run and hug him.  They listen for the sound of the garage door opening.  If he's had a long day at work, the girls have no idea because he is never short with them.  He patiently lets each one of them tell him what has gone on during the day.  It's my favorite part of the day.

My husband probably cooks three meals every week.  How lucky are my girls to have a Dad that works very hard all day and then comes home to make dinner!  He usually has two to three "helpers"  that aren't very helpful. (Note the children on the counter.)

For the past couple of weeks, Savanna has been throwing a fit to go to bed.  But for some reason, she will fall peacefully asleep in her Daddy's arms while he's watching t.v..  Yes, that means for the past two weeks Savanna has been going to bed in Josh's easy chair!  Within minutes, she would pass out.  If we put her in her bed she would scream for hours.  (This past week she started going back to her own bed without a fight.)

I know God gave these girls to my husband for a very specific reason.  He is so perfect for every one of them and he loves them unconditionally.  Thank you babe for being such a wonderful Daddy.  Our girls and I love you so very much.  You deserve a Father's Day everyday of the week!  (Except for when I'm way too tired from raising our girls all day.  You're  just gonna have to settle for homemade dessert every once in a while!)

I'd also like to say Happy Father's Day to all the father's in our life.  Dad, I love you.  You've taught me so much and I know I'm a better person because God gave me you as a Dad.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Addy Mae's first night in her toddler bed

I rearranged the girls bedrooms today.  Went through their toys and moved the beds around.  I had my husband take the front part of Addison's crib off, and turn it into a toddler bed.  

She went right to sleep.  I'm excited to see what she does when she wakes up and realizes she can get out of bed!

Night, Night, Sweet Addy Mae.  

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Banana Pudding

One of my favorite desserts is banana pudding or banana cream pie.  I decided to make my own easy version of this recipe.  I made this for Kayla when she was here.  So here we go.....
One box of VANILLA pudding.  (You will need milk to make the pudding.)

Two very ripened bananas.  These here are perfect!

Mini Nilla wafers were perfectly sized.

Follow the directions on the back of the pudding box to make the pudding.

Mash up the very ripe bananas.

Once you are done making the pudding and while the pudding is still warm, mix in the mashed bananas.

Pour into serving dishes and put them into the fridge until chilled.  It says you can serve it warm, but I don't care for it warm.

Once chilled, add mini vanilla wafers.  

I made homemade whipped cream but you can use the already made version if you'd like.

Enjoy!  Wasn't that super easy?