Friday, April 26, 2013

Our week.....

This week's highlights aren't all that exciting.  Monday we actually had nice/warm weather so we hit a park for the first time this spring.  I had all the intentions to take some pics but I failed.  This was a MOPS week for me so the little girls and I headed over to church Wednesday morning and got things set up for the next day.  I always set up the mics and the girls just LOVE testing them out for me. :)
 Afterwards we headed to get Bella from school and head out to the doctor for their 5 and 7 year appointments (just a couple months behind).
Everyone was very serious about their reading while we waited. :)

We knew Bella was good on shots but couldn't remember where Brynn was at with shots.  Unfortunately, Brynn did need two shots and a finger prick.  Thankfully the hubs ALWAYS joins me for their appointments and takes the hard job of being with them during shots.  Brynn however FREAKED out this time, long before they even came near her.  I wasn't even in the room and it was so hard to hear from the hallway.  She of course immediately stopped when it was over.  Poor baby.  We stopped and got a chocolate shake treat afterwards though. :)  They're both doing well of course and here are their stats:

Bella:  25th percentile- height: 45 in.  and weight: 46 lbs.

Brynn:  75th percentile- height: 43.5 in.  and weight: 45 lbs.

(Little sis is catching up to big sis ;)  )

Today (Thursday) was take your child to work day at the hub's office and Bella (unfortunately they have to be 6 or older to go, so Brynn will go next year) has literally been asking ALL week how much longer till Thursday.  She even popped right in to our room at 6:30 this morning asking if it was time to go.  I can't wait to hear about it but I'm sure she has had an awesome day with daddy.  The hubs sent me one pic and a video, they're too cute!
I took this right before they left, can you tell she's excited? :)

Ha!  Apparently she thinks daddy makes the big bucks. :)

Here are some of my fav phone pics from the week. :)

The girls LOVE edamame, EVEN Brooklyn!  I think they enjoy opening them as much as they enjoy eating them.
 This is where I found Brooklyn the other morning.  Silly goose!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

And my favs......

My favorites
(the girls' 7/5/2.5 year pics):

 And the 3 group shots that actually turned out decent.....
Brooklyn is however blurry in the one above and of course not looking in the two below. :)
Such is life! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Recently I had posted a pic on FB of the girls.  And by some miracle all three of them were looking and smiling at the camera.  A friend asked me how in the world I do it.  And, honestly, I don't.  In the hundreds of pictures I take of the girls usually someone has a weird look and you can almost guarantee that Brooklyn is not looking at the camera.  However, every now and then- VERY few and VERY far in between, I just happen to catch that perfect moment.  Like I mentioned yesterday on Saturday I finally took their 7/5/2.5 year pics.  I thought I'd just show you how MOST of the pictures turned out before I showed you ones I love. ;)
It was trying, tiring, and a down right hair pulling experience but I was able to get a few I liked.  But first the outtakes (unedited too). 

 Daddy even photo bombed us! :)

 Bella trying to get her sister to look at the camera....
 Would have been cute if Brynn had her leg down and Bella wasn't strangling Brooklyn's head.
 Its hopeless.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekend Recap.....

So our weekend was low key.  Thankfully the clouds closed and gave us blue skies for the weekend and helped dry out the area a little bit.  Saturday we sat around most of the day and took care of a couple projects here and there.  I finally got the girls' 7/5/2.5 year pics which I have been wanting to do for a bit but our lighting has been non-existent for the last couple weeks.  I also completely forgot to take Bella to a birthday party to a good friend from school that I had just RSVPed for.  I felt just terrible!!  That night we went to a fancy dinner of Wendy's and hit the mall playground for a bit just to get out of the house for a bit.

Sunday we went to a great church service.  Afterwards we always go out to lunch for those interested and this week we had a big group!  We had 8 adults and 13 kids!  So we pretty much took over Go Roma, which we love because kids eat free on Sundays and their fries are amazing!! :)  Afterwards we headed home for rest time, I worked on editing the pics I took, and the hubs organized the garage and the cars.  They look great!

So very exciting and thrilling weekend. :)  But I'll take it!  We have had too much drama in the news and the hubs has been working and traveling like crazy, so a low key weekend is great.  The hubs doesn't have late meetings or travel at all this week- first time in at least 2 months- we're SO excited!  Well ok mostly me. ;)

Didn't take any pics (besides the 7/5/2.5 pics which I'll share soon!) this weekend but Bella's teacher sent me a couple from when we were the Mystery Reader on Friday!  Also I've hit the 30 week mark, eep!!  Single digits baby, only 9 more weeks!!  Which totally panics me when I think too much about it. :)  So updated with some belly pics. :)
Miss Brynn and Brooklyn front and center of course.

Love this cutie patootie!
 30 weeks and can still see my toes!!

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    I used to be an elementary teacher but am now a stay-at-home mommy with three sweet baby girls. Bella is 6, Brynn is 4, and Brooklyn is 1. We also have a sweet Golden Retriever named Beckham. I have been married to the love of my life, Vincent, for almost 12 years. Although I hate the cold I am a Chicago girl through and through. And thats about all I've got!

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