Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beach Babes

Well, we weren't exactly at the beach, but it was just as much fun hanging out all day in our own backyard pool side :)  Sophia's grandma and grandpa had just bought her a little pool, just her size, to play in, but once she caught Jayden playing in her big girl pool, the baby pool was abandoned. 
showing off her new swimsuit for 2011

she knows she's cute

Jayden, who was so ready to go jump in her pool! And who spent 5 hours swimming and playing in the water Monday!

playing in her pool, BEFORE, Jayden got into her pool


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Bring on the summer!


Today was Jayden's last day of her first year of preschool.  Jayden was so blessed to have had two wonderful teachers this year and we are looking forward to going back again next year! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Our T-ball STAR

We signed Jayden up for t-ball this year, and she is loving it!  We tried basketball this winter, and she liked that too, but I think t-ball is ranked number 1 right now.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that she is surrounded by ALL boys, and is loving it!  Don't get me wrong, she has no interest in boys, like that.  She is just a total tomboy, and anything girly, just isn't her thing :)  She's already talking about signing up for football next, no joke!
how cute is she? :) 

IBEW t-ball team
(we started out with 7 players and had one quit and one was sick the day of pictures)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photo Shoot in the Park

I hardly ever get Jayden to let me take pictures of her, she always runs away or hides her face, it's exhausting!  But I got her to let me take a few pictures today at the park, and this is what I got......
Oh, how I LOVE this girl!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Supervisor Needed?

Not here :) 
This little girl is one tough cookie and has her eye on the help at all times.  No slackers around here, that's for sure!
"i've got my eyes on you two!"

"get busy! you're wasting time and money!"

"don't think you can walk all over me, i'm the BOSS!"

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Being a mother has been one of the most stressful, sleepless and underpaid jobs I have ever had, but I wouldn't quit this job for anything!  Even though there may be a lot of bad days, the good days always overshadow every thing else and besides, this is hands down the most rewarding job I have ever had! 

If I've ever known anything for sure in my life, it was the fact that I've always wanted to be a mom.  I feel so blessed to have been given this amazing gift of motherhood twice, and every time I look into my girls' eyes, I can't see anything but peace, love and happiness.  And for me, that's what's it's all about!  I love my girls more than anything else in this world, and I am proud to be their mom; today, tomorrow, and forever. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there, especially to my own loving mom and my amazing mother-in-law!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mmm Mmm Good!
  If there is one thing, besides goldfish crackers, that this little girl loves to munch on, it's some mashed potatoes with some good gravy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

May 6, 1943, one of the best men I know was born and I am so proud to be able to call him my dad.  When I think about my dad I think about a devoted Catholic man.  I think about someone who would do anything for his children and worked hard to help provide them with everything they needed.  I think about hugs and kisses and I love you's.  I think about weekends spent together and the loudest cheerleader I had at all my sports games.  I think about a man that was compassionate and kind and cared about people, all people.  I think about a man with a childlike spirit and Christmas and that silly Santa hat that he always wore. :)  I also think about family trips and reunions.  Bike rides and card games.  Church on Sundays.  And of course when I think about my dad I HAVE to think about IU basketball, BINGO, beer and cigars :)  I wish that my dad were here today so we could celebrate his amazing life together.  I know that he is in a better place today looking down on me and my family and all I want to say to him today is, Happy Birthday Dad, I love you and miss you!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Niles is 3!

Our nephew is THREE today!  He had an AWESOME party this past weekend and let me just say, it was so much fun!!  We can't believe how big you are getting Niles and we love you so much!  Have a GREAT birthday!

Niles :)

Warming up to SpongeBob (or running around like little crazies)

Mallory :)

Sophia :)
Jayden flying through the air into the foam pit!  She said this was her favorite!

Jayden taking Soph down the slide

All the party goers

Uncle Andy and Sophia (she really loves him :)

the birthday boy!


Jayden :)

Sophia helping Aunt Jarah

Niles opening his presents and Sophia looking to see what she wanted to take home with her