I really like the way it turned out! I found three of the photos in Google Images, but I photographed the "V".
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Her lunch is made and put away in her lunchbox along with a special note written on a napkin.
Like I said, this girl is ready to go and is very excited.
Am I ready? Hmmm, I'll get back to you on that one.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
At first, Lilly chose this...
Then, Emma suggested this...
After some guidance from John, they all finally agreed on this because, "Mommy loves food so much!"
They know me well! ;)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This is Emma's chart. It's fairly simple and she really enjoys checking off her accomplishments. If she completes her chart by the end of the week, we award her one dollar.
Here is Lilly's chart. I put pictures on her chart to make it easier for her. She is still a little young for the whole chart concept, but I didn't want her to feel left out. She really likes the routine of completing her chores.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
We have been busy, busy bees this summer and I have been slurping up every moment of it. This last month has been filled with gymnastics, playing, swimming and spending lots of time with good friends. Both of the girls are older and more independent, which makes for really fun interactions with them. I realize the word "blessed" is overused quite a bit, but it's the word I always think of when I look at these precious children. John and I are so incredibly blessed by these two wonderful, little girls. Yes, being a mommy can be quite painful at times (in more ways than one ;), but the intense joy I feel for these children outweigh it all!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Her daddy and her grandparents each gave her roses.
Lilly will be starting dance in the fall and to say she is excited is an understatement. I'm looking forward to it, as well. She will be an adorable ballerina.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Ok seriously, my girlies look soooo cute in their little curlers! Lilly loved them right away, but it took a while for Emma to get used to them. She told me she looked like an old lady.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The girlies painted their shirts last week. Emma had the flu, so this was one way to keep them busy and happy without having to leave the house.
Tonight for dinner, I will be making our mashed potatoes green. I'm doing this to make dinnertime more fun, but I'm interested to see my family's reaction - they will either love it or flip out and not want to touch the entire meal because of the potatoes' moldy appearance. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I can tell Lilly always feels a little left out during homework time. She frequently asks, "Do I have homewook?" I found a Winnie the Pooh color workbook at the dollar store and it has been perfect for her. While Emma is doing her work, Lilly feels very grown-up and important while completing her very own "homework."
Friday, February 13, 2009
I placed one in Emma's lunch box this morning. When I picked her up from school, she immediately said, "Thank you for the note - I wrote you back." When I saw what she wrote, my heart swelled up so much I thought it was going to explode. She is my little lovebug.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Treat for John - Everything we needed for a cozy movie night
Treats for Emma and Lilly - Lots of girlie goodies
My parents surprised me with these ladybug and bee chocolate treats! Adorable!
This year, Emma and I made marshmallow pops for her classmates. I got the idea from Kristin at Grace Violet.
We wrapped all the pops and placed a personalized label on each one. I bought the labels from Kristin's sister. You can get them here.