Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Adeline

At times, I am jealous of her spontaneity and carefree attitude.  She lives in the moment not thinking of the next.  She has a Can-Do attitude.  She is decisive with everything and smart with her money.  She "rolls" with everything life throws at her.  The little things make her so happy.  Her smile is contagious and dimples so sweet.  She has unbelievable God given highlights.  She has a sister that takes care of her, consoles her, makes her laugh and cry.  She's the life of the party.  She sees everything as an adventure.

She's what I want to be when I grow up.

May you always keep your spunk and live in the moment as you do now.  Happy 6th Birthday Bubbaloo!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rockin Six

It feels like Bubba has been 5 forever!  All her friends turned 6 months ago so it was finally her turn.  Winter break started on the 19th, so we had to paint the school rock early for her.  This was the first time we were able to paint on a weekend not fighting the darkness.  Luckily we beat the rain and I was able to take some pictures with my phone, but I never got back to take some good ones with Addy and Evelyn due to two straight days of rain.  By the time it stopped, someone was already painting over it.
Addy painting a small rock
The Beginning
Addy's first rock 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gingerbread girls

Before the girls were even thought of, I would make this big gingerbread barn from scratch.  It would smell so good in our house in NY.  One day I will do that again, but since the girls made their appearance, we are much lazier.   So the tradition of a store bought, some assembly required gingerbread house continues.  The girls were exceptionally silly and hyper.  Wonder if it had anything to do with all the sugar that was supposed to go on the house but ended up in their mouths. Let's just say Addy got so crazy, our 55 degree pool looked inviting, so she jumped in, fully clothed.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

North Pole Sweetie

After much begging and letters to Santa, Evelyn finally got her girl elf. Tucknee and Lexie flew to Florida on Thanksgiving morning.  I wish you could have heard the screams of two happy girls.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Little Scarecrow

Today is Scarecrow Day for all the kindergarteners and Book Character Day for 1st-5th graders. It is always a mad rush in the morning but we were able to throw some clothes together and put on a little makeup and do the best we could.  Evelyn picked Ramona from the Ramona & Beezus book series. The only thing that costume requires is red rain boots, but she decided to throw on on a witches hat since Ramona dresses up like a witch for Halloween in her book.  Tonight Ramona and the Zombie Bride will hit the neighborhood. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Greta Visits Bubbaloo

                                            Other than a dimple in a cute little chin,
What's more adorable than a toothless grin?
~Azu "Betty" Espezia

It was a exciting day in our house yesterday (Oct 22).  Bubbaloo lost her very first tooth! She was so excited but nervous too, as the tooth fairy would need to be making an appearance in her room at night while she slept. Scary! Big Sis had to do her part and write a note asking questions to the fairy.  Evelyn even put $6 of her own money on Addy's bed stand as a special gift.  All went well and like clockwork, fairy Greta flew in with $5 tied with pink ribbon and sprinkled with fairy dust. She took the time to answer Big Sis's questions and left the tooth for Mommy and Daddy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Off to Kindergarten

Addy was smiling ear to ear on her first day of Kindergarten (today).  Mommy is doing ok, albeit very nervous and keeping the phone attached to my body at all times.  Sending Addy off to school is complicated.  Her teacher is wonderful but bringing Type 1 Diabetes to school with a kindergartener is very stressful! There are so many "what if's" and instructions for her teacher.  Unfortunately there isn't too many black and white instructions.  So many gray areas and factors involved in Addy's day to day care.  Please wish Addy & her teacher luck today and every day during this learning curve.

she has shorts on under her skirt, just looks like the other:)

School is here

Back to school really snuck up on us.  The Summer was filled with fun and leisure and schedules were unheard of.  6:15a.m. felt like 3a.m. and we are back to the schedules (school, hip hop, soccer, gymnastics, Girl Scouts & homework).  Well off Evelyn went, onto 4th grade.   More brave than I ever was.  Kindergarteners are on staggered days this week so Addy has to wait until Tuesday. Can't believe    how my babies are all grown up!

Off she goes

I don't know why but this picture refuses to rotate