Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Preschool Program

Here are a few video clips of the 4 year classes at Delaney's school performing their Thanksgiving program. It was soo cute! I loved that you have the booger pickers, zombie look-a-likes, the kid not paying any attention, the kid singing off key, the kid singing the wrong verse, your kid that avoids mostly looking at the camera knowing darn well she sees you but is acting completely oblivious! Enjoy....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fit for a princess

The birthday Princess

Delaney getting her hair done (and not even YELLING!)

Delaney, MacKenzie & Lizzie (her best peeps)

If you look can see her make-up!!!

Princess MacKenzie

Princess Hadley getting her hair done (and secretly loving it!)

How sweet is this? You can see their cute feet!

Hadley sampling the lipstick

Hadley getting her nails painted (in the lightest shade they had!!)

Delaney strutting on the red carpet

Princess Charli on the red carpet

Hadley giving her Miss America wave to all!

All the pretty princesses!!!

Hadley painting her princess wand

MacKenzie & Delaney working on their wands

FINALLY! I know I've been slack with not posting anything lately but it's not for lack of trying. Don't you just hate it when you've worked hard on a post only to lose it in cyber-world? Well...that's exactly what happened a few nights ago when I tried to post Delaney's party pictures. Really found myself pissed off because I had worked on said post for a good 25 minutes. Doug was pissed because he was "patiently" awaiting my presence downstairs so we could watch our favorite Monday night shows. Only to have me stomping down the stairs, swearing loudly about something that may have been partly my fault. I hit a wrong button which caused my post to disappear. So really it MY fault not the computer's.

Anyway, Delaney's Princess Party RULED! The pictures can explain it all. It was my favorite party we've ever done and I can't wait until Hadley is a bit older and can have one herself. It was all about dressing up, make-up, nail polish & hair! The girls were so cute I couldn't stop smiling at them! And there in the midst of 8 little girls was my dear husband. I have to give him props because he was definitely out of his element but ever SO helpful. I guess when you live with 3 women and you're the only guy, you tend to get used to this sorta thing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I miss my sick days...

5 years. That's how long I've been at my current position. SAHM (Stay-at-home mom). Don't get me wrong, most days I LOVE being home with my girls. I love that they get to have a morning routine that doesn't require me to herd them around the house screaming that they'd better hurry up and eat their Captain Crunch or they'll starve at school. Oh wait...that is our routine. Regardless of the crazy factor here in this house, I LOVE being home with my girls. I love that they love me being home with them.

The one thing though that I miss time and again are my sick days. I miss the fact that pre-kids, when I woke up puking or with a migraine that I knew would send me praying to the porcelain Gods at some point in the day, I could pick up the phone, call my boss and spend the whole damn day laying around puking. In. Peace. And. Quiet. Q-U-I-E-T.

Fast forward to my life today. I woke today feeling extremely tired. Hadley has been fighting off a virus that has caused her to run a fever of about 102 for the last 24 hours. Translation: I was up several times last night administering Motrin or Tylenol (depending on whose turn it was) and sponging a cold rag across my poor baby's little forehead because she felt like a small oven. So again, this is why I'm tired. As a SAHM, this is nothing really new. So I go on about our day. Take Delaney to school. Come home with Hadley to hang out since I don't want her going anywhere. I want her to recoup so to speak. About lunch time I start feeling a headache coming on. I don't think much of it. An hour later it's really starting to make it's presence known. I pop an Excedrin praying it goes away. Two hours later I'm lying on the couch wishing today was NOT the day Hadley decided to not nap. I'm in full blown migraine mode where every whine from one of the girls is about to set me over the edge. I know it's not their fault. I know they're not being bad on purpose to ruin my life because my head is about to explode. But it's just that my head felt like it was going to explode. And that is why I MISS MY SICK DAYS!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Delaney! The BIG 5....

Dear Delaney,

I cannot believe that today, you are 5 years old. It doesn't seem possible really. Sometimes I look at you and I still see that little baby girl I brought home from the hospital. I see you wrapped up burrito-style in your little blanket sleeping soundly. I would sneak into your room to watch you sleep with your little mouth hanging open and arms thrown up over your head. Sometimes you would kick one of your feet free from your blanket and your little foot would hang out. You didn't seem to mind at all. I even photographed this because I always wanted to remember it. I'm afraid that becoming a mother has caused me to lose many brain cells which has induced memory loss. Of all people it's truly amazing that I am succumbing to memory loss but believe me my sweet daughter, it happens to us ALL.

This morning you came down the stairs and were so excited to see all the decorations that daddy and I hung up for you last night. Of all the things I love about you, I really love the fact that you are so appreciative. You threw your little arms around me and thanked me profusely for "all my birthday things." I love making you happy. I never knew just how happy it would make me seeing you bubble up like that. I love how happy you were with the birthday cake that I TRIED so hard to make for you. And while it's no work of art, it's really not that bad if I do say so myself. Quite delicious in fact.

The one thing I know will not last forever that I cherish every single day, is how you look at me and tell me, "You're my best friend mommy." That makes me want to cry. I want to freeze these moments so they'll never go away. I want to hold your little hand in mine and tell you that we'll always be best friends. No matter what. Becoming your mommy has been one of the single best things I've ever done in my whole life. I love you more than you'll ever know. In my heart, no matter what ever happens between us, you'll always be my best first borne girl.

I love you baby. I hope you have the best 5th birthday ever.

All my love,