Friday, March 30, 2012

Celebrating!!

With the girls' birthdays only 10 days apart we have the wonderful blessing of having both of our parents, usually, for a visit to celebrate with us.  This year we had family in from February 27-March 11.  It was great!!
We remember how hard it is that they don't live near by every time they visit and leave.
Well the hub's parents came and stayed the week before the girls' big party and my parents stayed the week following.
Now with two weeks of grandparents we had some major celebrating and spoiling going on!! :)  
I think the girls were sung happy birthday to 6 or 7 times.
Hope they don't get used to that! :)

So this post will kinda all over the place!
I'll start with the Domier's week:
Since I had parents in, I spent a couple of days going into the girls' classrooms.  I just love having the opportunity to do that!
First I finally went to Bella's class and we brought her goody bags and the class sung to her:
(Can't get my videos to upload :( )

This cracks me up.  Mormor Domier came in to be a Mystery Reader in Brynn's class, they cover the person's face so you can't tell.  Well the minute Mormor walked in Brynn knew it was her but she refused to say anything!  Everyone was guessing around her but she just kept her mouth shut, ha! :)
 After school for the day we continued on for a fun day of celebrating!
We headed to Rainforest Cafe for lunch and a birthday song of course. :)

 And a Merry Go Round ride....

 And a train ride to end the fun!
 Another day we headed down to Woodfield Mall to birthday shop.
The girls each picked the wedding Rapunzel and Flynn barbies from the Disney Store.  They were over the moon about these dolls.
And we got some spring clothes too for the girls.
And to end the evening a delicious dinner at PF Changs with of course a birthday song!

 Brooke has NOT been easy at restaurants these days, we tried to feed her everything and she wasn't interested in much.  But boy was she a happy camper when she got her hands on her sister's left over dessert!
Notice the 20 different things in front of her....


 Thanks Poppi and Mormor for all the birthday celebrating and generous gifts!!
 And a little sister wrestling session to close the night. :)




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

And Birthday #3!!

And once again I find myself needing to catch up! :)

So I left off with our snow day the day before our precious first born's birthday (February 25).
So the morning came for Bella's birthday!!

She began her day with breakfast in (our) bed, Trix were her choice for her birthday cereal.

Then Bella and her sis spent a good chunk of the day enjoying our snow (very rare this winter!!)!







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Later that night Bella had the smarts to request her birthday date with daddy, and her request was Chuck E. Cheese.  I think daddy had just as much fun as the birthday girl.

These 6 years with you Bella have been such a blessing.  
The Lord blessed us with such a sweet, compliant, sensitive, smart, creative, competitive, anxious to learn, Jesus following, and a great big sister.
Besides starting kindergarten, officially reading, swimming in the deep end, losing your first tooth, you had one of the biggest accomplishments that couldn't have made us prouder!  You asked Jesus in to your heart!! (more about that here

You sure make us look like awesome parents, but we know the truth.  You're the wonderful girl that you are despite having as us parents, with the Lord Almighty's hand on you to help. :)  


She was most proud about having to use both hands to show her age!! :)




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First.....

80 degrees at the beginning of March?
Woohoo we'll take it!

Best winter EVER! :)

Had our first sunscreen application today. :)

 And got the bikes out for the first time this year yesterday which was in the mid-70s.





Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beauty, Cinderella, and the Beast....

Two years ago I took the girls to see the play Sleeping Beauty through our park district.  So last Monday (20th) when I learned Bella did not have school and saw Beauty and the Beast being advertised through the PD, I thought they'd enjoy it!  They of course had to wear their princess dresses.  Our friends Alyssa, Anna, Madelyn, Mara, Ella, Abby and two new friends were able to join us.  The girls didn't make a peep the entire show and sat front and center.  They really enjoyed it.  I had fun trying to wrestle and keep their baby sister entertained. :)  
She just snacked and then danced whenever they started to sing. :)

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I think their favorite part of these plays is meeting the characters afterwards.
(sorry phone pics)









Friday, March 2, 2012

New favorite spot....

Last week when I was so sick, laundry went to the way side.  I had washed it right before I got sick but never got it put away, so my basket was just sitting there all week.  Brooklyn took a liking to it. :)
Every morning as I got ready or while I got her sisters ready she'd hang out in the basket.
This particular day I showered, came back in, she had decided to read a book....

 ....picked out my outfit, dried my hair, styled it......
 .....did my make up, caught up on Facebook.....
After her reading, she decided to enjoy a morning snack while watching some toons.  Cracked me up.  I think she was in her basket close to an hour.
Maybe I just need to carry a laundry basket with me when I need her be still.... :)



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sweet, sweet Brynn....

At school Brynn's class cut out a heart shape on a construction sheet.  Then their teacher wrote Jesus Loves across the top and then they could put their face in the heart shape hole.  Pretty cute.  When Brynn got home she wanted to make something for Jesus out of the scraps.  She got her big sister to help, who showed her how to copy the words and made this:
Love this sweet girl's heart. :)


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