Friday, March 27, 2015

A mini update on the bigs

Clementine:
She's getting close to walking, but isn't quite there, yet.
Where she lacks in gross motor skills, she makes up in language.
She probably has 30+ signs and says around that many words, too.
She has a kind, nurturing heart and is always very sweet and gentle with the baby.
Teeth: 5
Also, she makes us laugh!

Alice:
She is so fun!
She loves writing, reading the Action Bible with Ben, art projects,
visiting the garden store, swimming, playing with the fairy garden, building, 
and watching as many shows as we will allow.
Her last day of preschool is next week and then we'll be venturing into Kindergarten in the fall.
She turned 5 today, which has been a very big topic around here for the past 3-4 months.
Alice is so awesome with her little sisters and cannot wait for Clementine to share a room with her.
She's very big into picking out her own {unique} outfits:

{Not our cat. I don't do cats.}

Alice's birthday wishlist:
MagnaTiles
Pictures [heart heart]
Art supplies [heart]
Candy [heart]
Headbands
Picture of me
[lots of hearts]

Ben's Birthday and the Weekend of Awesomeness


A little celebration with Ben's family-
matching dresses from Nepal.

And now, for the very best thing:


Ben and I spent the weekend at the Broadmoor.
2 full nights of sleep.
Naps.
Slept in.
Walks.
Lots of reading in comfy chairs by fires.
 Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries gifted to us by my mom:

Eating meals whenever we want.
Nachos at 10pm for dinner? Alright!
We went to a movie.
Went to a cooking class.
Went to a spirits class on Old Fashions.
Drank boozy coffee:

The weather was perfect.


Sunday morning brunch before going to get the girls:

I don't think we realized how much we needed this time.
The reality is, we've been caring for a newborn/infant since August of 2012.

As it turns out,
not only do we still love each other,
we still really LIKE each other, too!

It was perfect.
Every moment was perfect!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Irony:


"I sorry for being rude this day, Mom.
Love, Alice
Mom, I love you."

Sweet note!
I found it glued to the window.
GLUED.
With a glue stick.

Her next note was,
"I'm sorry I glued the picture, Mom."

Love her.