Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sleds, snowmen, and snow

Last weekend we decided to head up to Running Springs to take the kids to the snow. We have been saying we wanted to take them for so long. After a quick stop at Kohl's for some cheap gloves and putting together some warm clothes at home, we were off! They were so excited to play in the snow. Besides the carsickness that Mad and I get while driving the curves, we had a blast. We never throw up but I feel sick and Maddy gets very pale. We found a perfect place to pull off the side of the road where people were sledding. We got to throw snowballs, go sledding and build a snowman..all the things the kids wanted to do. We had a quick lunch and were home by the afternoon. We ended our perfect family date by seeing The Lorax. I love days like these with my three favorite people!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Beauty is 5!

Five years ago today I gave birth to our first born, Madalyn Marie. These have been the best five years of our lives! They have also flown by so fast. It is hard to believe that Maddy is five and will be starting kinder in the fall. She is such a kind, beautiful, caring, funny, and sensitive girl.  I am so blessed that I was chosen to be her mommy.

Dear Maddy Girl,

We love you so much! Five years are such a big girl. You make us so proud everyday with the decisions you make and the kind sister you are. You are sweet and caring and also funny. You make me laugh. You will never know how much I love you! Happy birthday sweet girl!

Love, Mommy

We started her birthday celebrations the weekend before her birthday. She got to put together her party favors for her ice cream party:

The night before her birthday she chose a special birthday dinner of chicken, artichoke and rice:

Tucking our four year old into bed for the last time:
Good Morning five year old! Check out that bedhead she's rocking:
A birthday hug from Bro:
So excited!
Birthday breakfast:

Off to school for celebration #1:

Let the party begin at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour:
Grandpa, Grandma, Poppi and Gamma:

Playing musical chairs:

Our shy girl while everyone sings to her:

Our five year old!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bend it like Brody

There is our little soccer stud in the bright yellow shirt. Bro started SC Rookies with his friends, Cade, Connor and Colton. The first day he wasn't into it but ever since then he loves it! One more week and then it is off to baseball. :) Daddy is very excited about that!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mommy's birthday

We headed to Laguna to have brunch at Las Brisas on my birthday! It was such a gorgeous day! I am blessed so much in my life by my amazing husband, beautiful and healthy children and fabulous family and friends. I am so grateful! I have a feeling that 33 is going to be a great year!