Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Birthday my Monsters.

This little baby monster turned 1! Boy do I love that monster. Actually my oldest and youngest monsters had birthdays this month. So it was quite busy. Also, everyone and their Mother (really and me) was sick this month. So we ended up combining birthday celebrations just so we could fit them all in.
Okay is she not a super cute birthday girl? She didn't get to wear her birthday outfit on her actual birthday, because she was throwing up and I didn't want her to ruin it. Her and Preston were the first ones to get the stomach bug and it was awful. Laney (my baby who loves to sleep) would sleep while she threw up. I went into her room to find her fast asleep and she kept opening her mouth just a little to throw up. (I know gross, but come on how sad and pathetic is that?)

Here is Birthday girl number 2 with her Poppy. She has him trained. Whenever he tries to sit down she does this pathetic little whine and he immediatley jumps up. It also makes him her favorite. Here is my beautiful Birthday Girl #1. She is amazing and beautiful. This year for her birthday we did a makeover day of sorts. I took her and 2 of her friends to the local beauty school where they got their hair and nails done.

Then we went and they each got cupcakes, after that we went to the mall where they did this trampoline bungee jumping type thing, which they loved. And we finished it off where they each got to buy some accessories from Claires and a T-shirt from another store.

It was a good time for them and for me. Kelly looked beautiful. And she had a blast with her friends. Here is Kelly's present from her Grampy. It is beautiful. She is so blessed to have a present like this that she can keep forever.
Both of my Birthday Girls!
Here was Kelly's birthday present from us. She was so excited to have a matching dress to go with her new American girl Doll.
So this isn't the picture I meant to upload, but It shows Kelly's birthday morning. What you are not seeing is that Adam and I were really sick. We had finally gotten the throw-ups as well. I remember taking this picture thinking that we had to get through this for Kelly. I did not want to ruin her birthday with my sickness.

After this picture Nonnie and Poppy came over and told Adam and I to go to bed that they would watch the monsters. So we went to bed and slept till 2pm.

Here is Kelly after her hair and nails. She is such a doll. I love my little 9 year old.
I think she likes it!
She picked the nice classy colors of blue and silver. She had high class written all over her hands.

So Happy birthday to my beautiful girls. I adore you and am excited to see what this upcoming year has for us. Kelly, thank you for making me a mom and Delaney thank you for making me a better mom. I love having you girls in my life. You are my life. I have learned so much from both of you and have seen myself grow over the past 9 years of being a mother. Delaney, when you came into my life I thought I had it all covered as far as being a mom goes. You quickly taught me that I still have a long ways to go. But as long as I have my monsters in my life I am happy to learn anything that you want me to. Kelly, you are growing into a beautiful young lady. You are a kind and loving sister. The other monsters are so blessed to have you in their life.

So thank you monsters and Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Huh? Preston

So Adam called me downstairs to see cutie-patootie Preston, who had climbed into bed with his sister. Adam couldn't stop laughing, but I didn't catch onto why until I took a closer look.

(sweet kids, kinda like them)

That's when I saw what was so funny!

That would be my Preston. We sure do love this firecracker. He is like a whirling tornado and a love muffin all rolled into one. He will probably be the smartest person to ever walk the earth, but I'm not going to tell him, because I don't want him to get a big head (although our kids already have nice sized noggins)

Here is Preston trying to suck the icing through a "decorative straw" on his pink lemonade cupcake. This kid was persistent though.

SUCCESS!!! Some how that little monster got that straw to work. (Sure took him awhile.)

Here is Preston with his daily Gogurt. Everyday we hear him push the squeaky chair on the tile over to the fridge. Then he climbs on up and gets his gogurt. Usually there is no mess. This time there was one big push and an explosion. Here he is in all his glory.

He cried for a little bit (especially when I broke out the camera.)

This is where he likes to hide and eat his snacks.

Oh how I love that face. He is full of energy and love. He lights up my life and drives me crazy all within a matter of minutes. I love this stage that he's at, but it's a hard one as well. I love how they think they are bigger than they are, and they say adult phrases with their itty bitty voices.

I can't wait to see the great things that this boy will do someday. But until that day I guess I will continue to clean up his messes.