My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Interview with my (almost) 4 year old!

What is your name: Scarlett

When is your birthday: December 17th ("seven teeth")   lol!

How old are you: 3 years old

Who is your Mama: You!!

What does your Mama do: She cooks and she loves me very ("berry") much!
Who is your Daddy: Rick

What does your Daddy do: he helps me turn the tv on when its broke and he reads books to me

What is your favorite color: Red

What is your favorite song: Do Re Mi (Doe a deer) - Sound a Music

What do you want to do when your grow up: ummm.. a doctor... no I mean a vet! (veterinarian)

Where do you want to live when you grow up: I want to live in THIS house!
What is your favorite food: carrots, yogurt

What is your least favorite food: broccoli

What is your favorite animal: giraffe

What do Mommy and Daddy do after you go to bed: You guys go out here and cuddle.

What does Daddy say: He says "cocka doodle do" because he is silly.

What does Mama sayI love you.

What is your favorite movie: Little Mermaid

What is your favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry

Where do you like to eat: A Yogurt Place

Who is your favorite person: Daddy and Mommy
Who is your best friend: Noah V and Lily too

What is your favorite book? Ariel books and Rudolph the Red nose reindeer

What is your favorite thing to do: paint

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving... and some Turkey "licious" snacks!

Scarlett and I decided to make some cookie and candy turkeys... we have seen many variations of these all around the blogosphere and here is our rendition! Enjoy!

 Scarlett and I used shortbread chocolate striped cookies - one for the "wings" on the back and one for the "body" at the bottom.  We used chocolate icing as the "glue"  to glue the cookies together and then we glued a Rollo on the front and a candy corn as the beak on top.  Pretty cute!
 The second turkey we just completely made up together... Scarlett actually helped me figure out how to do the head of the turkey! She is so creative sometimes!! I was about to give up and she stuck the head on top of a toothpick- perfect!

 They are pretty self explanitory- from the pictures... a Reese's pieces cup for the body.  3 toothpicks with gumdrops for feathers and a 1/2 toothpick with candy corn for the head!
I have so many things to be thankful for but mostly for my husband who works hard for us everyday so we can have the things we need and I can be at home with my sweet girls.  I am also thankful for two beautiful, funny, intelligent little ladies, Scarlett and Lily... and our soon to be 3rd baby girl... thankful that this pregnancy is going well and that baby #3 looks to be healthy just like our first two.  Praise God!
I am also very thankful for all of my family and my husband's family- they are SOOO awesome! And I am thankful for the friends we have made through the years... my oldest friends and my newest friends... they are all special to me in different ways.  I feel very blessed for all I have.
Happy Thanksgiving- Enjoy the holiday season!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Camping in Oklahoma

Scarlett has been begging us to go camping... how does she even know about this kind of stuff at 3.5 years old??????
Anyway, we kept thinking we would pitch a tent in our backyard... but I kept putting it off weekend after weekend because we had a million other things going on.  Daddy has been so busy with work (especially 1 particular crazy-horrible job) and so most of September and almost all of October we hardly even saw him- the girls didn't spend much time at all with him.  So... I decided we should take a mini-weekend vacation and off we went this past weekend to Davis, Oklahoma (a little less than 2 hours north of DFW) and we "camped" out in a cabin in Turner Falls. 
It was so beautiful! The leaves are just now changing-kind of late this year, huh?- and the drive up 35 was really peaceful with the hills, the beautiful trees, and lots of rock formations.  It was really cool! Also there are mountains- can you believe it?  They aren't very big or anything... but they are called the Arbuckle Mountains and we saw them driving up as well as climbed some of the little ones while we were at Turner Falls. 

Last minute we got some camping buddies to go along with us- some of our neighbors who just happen to be Scarlett and Lily's best little buddies- so that worked out great too!

We all had a really nice weekend... we saw the beautiful water fall- Bridal Falls at the Park....

....went on short hikes through the woods.  

Climbed a few very large hills (my calves are killing me!) and sat around a campfire and cooked S'mores... My favorite part--yummy!!  

If you live in the DFW area or of course in Oklahoma- it is such a convenient drive for families with little ones! :) We had such a great time!! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lots of "sugar and spice" making everything nice at our house!!

On Friday, we found out that our 3rd baby is going to be a .................GIRL! :)

Scarlett and Lily were very excited- we shared the little video the sonographer took with them (they were bored after about 1 minute- they aren't very exciting! LOL)  They looked at the pictures too- very sweet.

I have definitely decided if and when we try for another little addition to the family we are probably NOT going to find out the gender.  We've done it 3 times and it's just not as exciting any more... I think it would be so neat to just find out at the birth... what a neat surprise! I'm pretty sure the hubby agrees with me at this point too! :)

Little baby girl 3 was in the funniest position- she was curled up tight in a ball and her feet were over her head! Already the little acrobat! :)
Here's her funny photo below:

The sonogram looked great- everything checked out and she looked very healthy... lots of prayers for a continued health pregnancy, healthy baby, and quick/safe delivery! :)

We are REALLY excited!  Looking forward to April 2011 for our newest version of the family!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Madness at our house! :)

Once everyone shows up an oohs and ahhs over all the fantastic costumes we eat dinner!
* I make some homemade chili and Mac N Cheese for the kiddos... everyone else brings the fixins' and the drinks!


 Then we hit the pinata! Almost every child--- ages 1 and up want to take a hit at the pumpkin pinata- fun fun!

Lily takes a hit at the pinata!
 Then Scarlett gets a chance to take a WHACK!

We go smallest child to biggest child--Our 6 year old friend broke it open this year! YAY! CANDY!
(everyone makes a run for the candy!)

Next comes the "line up"! We used to do this on our couch every year... too many kids to do it on the couch anymore!  Now we lined up on our fence in the backyard- Say CHEESE!  
(I am still missing about 3 or 4 kiddos in this lineup.. .sheesh!)

 After the line up we get our glow sticks and go trick or treating on our cul-de-sac... 
the perfect amount of houses for little 2, 3 and 4 year olds!!

Lily  (aka Cinderella) says "Trick or Treat!"

 My favorite of the night--- Chim chimeney, chim chimeney, chim chim cher eee!!  
Love my BURT AND MARY POPPINS! Too Sweet! :) xxoxo

I hope you and your kiddos had a fun and spooky Halloween too!!