Friday, February 25, 2011

Show me the Mommy

I took Lilly and Allie to lunch at the most fun local restaurant to celebrate the last day of school before vacation. They loved it there and continue to beg to go back. That *might* have something to do with the slice of chocolate cake we shared that was bigger than Allie's head. We ended up taking most of the meal to go, but we had such a good time together. Makes me realize that it date night with individual girls are fun, but having two at a time is such a treat! We played cards while waiting for our food, laughed so hard, and told great stories of the day. This was such a great time, we will definitely be doing more two girls at a time days.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Unexpected sweetness

Walking across our porch a few days ago I came across this;

I have no idea when she wrote it, but the author is standing by to be sure I see it. My Allie girl is in such a sweet stage. Love.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Superhero Wedding

The girls were playing super heroes with Will last night. I expected to see battles and rescues. When I walked in I found them setting up for a wedding. Will had cued up the wedding march on the computer, and the guests had all arrived. I can't imagine when he saved his super hero collection for his children this is what he had in mind, but he tells me time and time again that he wouldn't want it any other way.

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Monday, February 21, 2011


We took the girls ice skating yesterday, and despite only having skated once before (last year) Maya rocked it! She flew around that rink, and left her sisters in the dust. They were impressed that she was so fast (and a little jealous) and wanted to know why she was so good at it. She skated with her friend Noah who is going to play hockey in April (see his cute gear?) and she ha now decided that she might like to play too. Now the question is whether or not I can be a hockey Mom.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

I have never been a huge fan of this holiday.  Will and I rarely do anything to celebrate it.  I think that every day should be the day to tell and show people you love them.  Why should one day be special?
That said, I do do a little something for the girls.  I only do things that I probably would have anyway, but it was nice to have an extra reason to stay up late sewing paper hearts together to make garland for their room, and paper heart necklaces for them to wear today. I cut their sandwiches into hearts to send in their lunches and left a few small gifts on the ends of their beds, as well as a love letter for each of them, and they were happy.  When I got back to the grocery store, there was a letter in our mailbox, stamp and all, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Our last name.  It was from Lilly.  They are working on letter writing at school, and she had written us a letter that made me tear up.  Her cursive is gorgeous, but her words are something that I will always remember.
"Dear Mom and Dad,
                            I love you because...
you're always there for me when I need you. When I get scared you cuddle meand tell me it's ok.  I love you because you make me laugh. I love you because you tuck me in at night and spray sweet dreams spray over my head to scare away the bad dreams and nightmares.  I love you because you're you.

                         Yours Truly,

P.S. Here is the key (picture of a key) to my heart (pic of a heart)

Seriously, I am so very lucky to have this girl in my life.  I share this letter because I want to have it always and here it can be preserved should anything happen to the real one. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Note

Allie wrote me a love note on my hand last week.  I do this for her when she is having a hard time leaving for school in the morning.  It's something that helps her through the day if she's missing me.  Mine says (yes its upside down) "I love u with all my heart. xoxoxoxoxoxo"  I have to admit, it was sweet to look down and see it there all day.  Love that girl.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011



My friend Bridget is having Brain surgery today. Brain surgery. She is a great Mom to two wild and awesome little girls. Please say a prayer, think a good thought, do whatever it is you do to keep Bridget in your thoughts today.