Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Easter...


we love to celebrate... love holidays! I love to pull out the rubbermaid boxes and remember back on all of the years... last Christmas... Halloween... little treasures that help us remember.





little buddies in the banyan trees...


 I took this sweet pic a few days before Isabelle lost her first little tooth... I knew it was just around the corner and I wanted just one more pic of all of her little baby toothers... 

Easter time... I really love Easter... I think I love it so much because it's so so simple... not a lot of shopping... no pressure... just springtime fun... coloring eggs, hunting for eggs, a nice little brunch, a family dinner... just a simple weekend...  




the bunny was in a hurry and dropped carrot pieces as he hopped out....  

I love their sleepy happy smiles...  














it was such a pretty day... looking for eggs... hiding and rehiding ... planting seeds... racking the garden... eating really amazing food... quiche lorraine! just beautiful! 


the braids are growin...


these little braids are growing... I remember the day I could finally put little piggy tails in our girl's hair and now they have braids... long braids... 
these little girls are growing and so is my heart... our oldest is finishing 1st grade and reading books!
they still are little... and we will let them be as long as they want to... 



we are looking forward to summer... trying to slow down is our main plan... enjoy this fun little life...


our oldest is doing many things like myself... it feels like I was little just a bit ago... I remember the things I would say... the dreams I would dream... and I am often finding her dreaming and thinking the same... it's quite funny how that happens.
I was a pretty happy kid and still am :-)... but as I watch her grow more and more... gosh, finishing 1st grade oh my!... I see a lot of myself in her... and that makes me so happy.


a pretty little scene we see a lot of lately... little sisters being little friends... cozy nooks... being so close and tucked in that it's hard to tell them apart...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

turning 7 this year....




this little silly girl turned 7 this spring... 7... how can it be...?
it doesn't seem so... it seems like just yesterday I was rocking her to sleep... her little legs just bent over my elbow... I would sing to her... she would hear my heart beat... and now... well I still sing to her... and she still lays her head on my chest to hear my heart beat... but those legs... ohhhh my... they are well down to my knees... I can barely cradle her but just for a bit... then we laugh...
She's still a little girl... our little girl... we think she's so fun... so full of childhood wonder... we let her be little... we don't rush her... we let her be wild... free... 
she pretty much digs her life!




so we had a party for her! a fun little whimsical party... lots of fun... lots of children... lots of squealing... face painting... nutella cake... twirlie whirlie fun filled party...
I love how our children's birthdays remind me of when I was little too... The planning... the balloons... the fun! the anticipation just before the little friends arrive... the butterflies... ooooh eeeeey!




we are quite happy that Umpa is here... healthy... happy... 



oh my how fun... a face painter! my friend has a face painting, henna business and she's just so amazing! what a hit at a party! so much fun! even I got my face painted!!!








little flamingo sister... she had such a fun day with her sister and friends...




it was a really happy day! so much fun! I'm kinda loving 7!



ohhhh the big day... her actual 7th birthday morning... 





every year I take a picture of Isabelle in this dress.. it's my dress... one day she will fit in to it... it's so fun to see how much she's grown... the first year it was in a puddle on the ground... and now look at it. wow!