Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Laney's First Day of 1st Grade

We just sent Laney off for her first day of school! Laney is excited for her first day of First Grade. Olivia doesn't start until Monday.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A 3 year old is just a 2 year old but smarter.

My baby turned three this week. I am mourning the loss of not having a two year old. Seriously. My baby will never be two again. She didn't want to hold my hand on her birthday. She changed her clothes three times on her birthday. My baby is big girl.

Pink gel food coloring is a staple at our house of four girls. (Staple, get it?) The birthday girl gets to request what she wants for her birthday breakfast. It's usually pink pancakes.

All in all, I think she had a really good day. She rode the carousel at the mall. Opened presents. She even took a birthday nap.

Instead of cupcakes I made these ice cream cone cake pops. Courtesy of Bakerella. If you've never heard of Bakerella, you must go to her blog and learn how to make all sorts of fun treats. Click here for her tutorial on these. Hers are WAY better than mine. Don't judge.

They look cute and actually tasted good too!

The chocolate ones with chocolate coating were REALLY good.

Now both of my youngest are both three for a few weeks. Until Vannies turns 4.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Who drank all my coffee creamer?

Mama has good ears. I'm sure every Mom is on the listen for certain sounds throughout the day. When you have a newborn, you learn that different sounds that they make mean different things. As they age you learn that they have a fake cry, and a hurt feeling cry, and the real hurt cry. You also learn that some noises mean TROUBLE. Like silence, and the sound of the fridge door hitting the wall.

Mama (coffee addict)- "Who drank all my coffee creamer?"
2 yo and 3 yo (new creamer addicts)- "Not us!"
Mama- "But I can see it dripping off your face!"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


It's monsoon season here in the southwest. I love monsoon season. The clouds roll in in the afternoon and we've seen some pretty amazing storms.

There was a night were the storm was all around us. It was raining or lighting above us, the perfect time to try and catch some lightning on "film".

I took hundreds of photos just to get these handful of lighting shots. Like hundreds and hundreds of black pictures I went through and deleted.

It was worth it though, to see the power of a storm.

Last night a monsoon rolled in and Savanna said, "You don't need to be scared of lighting 'cause Jesus makes lighting."

(These photos are unedited. These were the true colors that the storm and lighting produced.)