Monday, February 29, 2016

Who knew.

We have a neighbor that has two kiddos under two.  They love Elmo.
We have two Elmo DVDs that are growing dust.  We sent the DVDs down to their place this weekend.

I just got a message from our neighbor reading, "Thank you so much for the Sesame Street DVDs!!! We are watching the potty one right now! Fingers crossed it helps!!!"

I wasn't in anyway torn to pass down these DVDs.  However when I read her message, the Let's Take a Trip to the Factory (t-pee paper song) started playing in my head.  And then the visuals came racing through my head.  Then a lump fell in my throat.  And now there is a bit of water pooling in my eyes.

Why did those songs drive me so nuts just a mere 8 or 3 years ago...but now..NOW...I just want to play them one.more.time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Be still my heart.

Parent Observation Night at Emma's dance class.  With Adam on travel, little sister was forced to tag along with me.  She wasn't a happy camper...sitting still through 45 minutes (I spared her of the prior class) is very hard for this busy-body.  But she did.  And I observed dancing.

Let's face it, when this moment came up, I couldn't pull my phone out quick enough and get that fast snap.  -I skipped a breath-
Got it.
This was the best observation I saw all night.

Dear Emma Lillie and Hope Kaylynn, 
May you never take each other for granted.  To have a sister is to have a best friend for life.  You share many things that no other girl on this earth can share with you.  
Emma, your little sister adores you.  She looks up to you with the biggest of hearts.  She wants to do everything you do...and if she does, this world will be a better place than it already is with just having you in it.
Hope, your big sister is so proud of you.  She will protect you, she will have your back.  She loves the way you look at her.  You have made her world complete just by smiling at her.
Always be sisters best friends...I know you will. 
xoxox, Mommy

Be still my heart. 

She's just Hope.

 Whether it's in her sparkly shoes, or sitting on the counter...this girl is cut from a different mold.

And I wouldn't have it any other way. xoxoxo


Grandparents.






Monday, February 15, 2016

Quotes by Hope.

"Mom, dis is weiwrd.  When I am not at home and at udder places, my poop doesn't feel good.  But when I am home, my poop does feel good."


The year we got Daddy-o women's pajamas.

It's true, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...and only women's pajamas were found in this house.  Sometimes flannel pants can be a bit tricky.  Even thought blue and plaid, the silk white bow at the waist should be an indicator just exactly what gender they should worn by.  BUT, when this momma and her two girls are shopping, such things can be easily overlooked.  It was the thought that counted, right?  ummmm, and an exchange after Christmas that counted more.

Here's to Christmas 2015....













Nothing says Valentine's Day like Cookies

However for this post, it's Christmas cookies!  As always, I'm behind on posting pictures...but let's face it, 'tis the season - of life.

December, in all it's business of  holiday activities, it is never too busy to take time and make cookies memories.   Even Hank joined in this family fun.  ....well, from the floor at least.  




 Lots of dough, lots of flour.  Lots of icing, lots of sprinkles.  Lots of mess, lots of moments.