Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weekend (and Monday) Recap

  • The weekends go by so ridiculously fast!
  • Friday night we had the boys from youth group over for salad and spaghetti.  Our girls LOVE them.  Boys - thanks for reading books, playing tea party, and paying special attention to them!  It's always tricky trying to keep the girls out of the living room when they start talking serious, but they were hooked up electronically while I cleaned up the kitchen.  Fresh brownies (I'm trying not to bake so much because I tend to enjoy leftover baked goods a little too much) helped ease having to go to bed without playing with them some more.
  • Bill had a men's thing at church on Saturday.  Before leaving, he built the girls this:
  • Shortly after he left, he got a text saying that he's not allowed to build forts unless he's

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Party Party Preschool-Style

Valentine's Day seems like a really long time ago, but I want Isabella to remember what we did for her school party.  I read this story to her class - super cute.
by David Biedrzycki
Foam frames and stickers personalized with the kid's pictures
make a great and easy craft for three year olds:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Love Day Revisited

I hung this adorable printable in our kitchen to set the mood.
I'll change it out as the months pass.  I'm a huge fan of easy wall art as of late.
Landee See, Landee Do
I made this for the girls at the beginning of the month: 14 Acts of Love from Make and Takes.
Hopefully next year, we'll remember to do one every day.
One of Bill's love languages is definitely receiving gifts.  I found this fantastic idea from Thirty

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Girls' Valentines

With over 75 valentines to give to friends and family, I know our girls' hands would tire from writing

Monday, February 13, 2012

Espy Turns Eight

4 years old
It's pretty ridiculous that we have an eight year old on our hands.  I'll probably say this every year whenever our girls have a birthday, but seriously - I can't believe Espy is EIGHT years old, and it really does feel like she was born just the other day.  Promise.

It stresses me out that we only have ten more years with her until she's eighteen.  If the next ten go

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Promises Kept

I am exhausted.
Do you know how tiring it is to not get along with my husband -
even if it's only for a few days?
We're not completely finished with our stuff, but we've passed that stage where we ignore one

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Birthday Love

Happy Birthday to my Bill!
After nearly ten years, you still rock my socks off.  Thanks for loving me ALL the time, even when I'm crazy and/or sick.  You are an awesome husband and an amazing father - not a lie.  I'm looking forward to 35 more (I'm going first, remember) years with you.  Hugs and kisses and all that good stuff - hurry home so we can party ♥

You might get tired of me saying it.  Shoot, I get tired of hearing it myself - but it's so very true.  Bill