Just a few things to remember...
Blake and I were sitting on the couch one day after she woke up from her nap. Easton was still sleeping- and we were singing songs and giggling and being silly. She told me "no momma, I'll sing and you do the hand commotion!" (Hand motions)
Easton's newest thing is to call me "nice mommy." He'll say it several times, leaning his head to the side and cutting his eyes over towards me, or if he's close enough he'll come lay his head on my shoulder while he says it. Not sure if he thinks he's buttering me up or what... But it's cute! (He also does "nice daddy" the same way for Tim!)
While singing along to a kids' song cd in the car, Blake sings the chorus ".... Praise ye The Lord, Olivia!" (Hallelujah) She shouts out Olivia every time!
Love my little bunnies so much!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This weekend we were very busy! Blake was invited to 2 birthday parties for classmates, had a doctor's appointment, and I was single-mommin' it for the weekend. Tim took a long guys' weekend to play golf in Austin with his brother and friends. It was good to be busy and have plans, but exhausting too!
Friday was Blake's well check in the morning, and birthday party #1 that night. There were clowns, face painting, pony rides, a magic show, bounce house and of course candy and cake. I didn't take any pictures during the party because Easton insisted on being held the whole time! But Blake had her face painted as Hello Kitty!
Blake and a friend both as Tinkerbell.
You can kind of see her purple sparkly eye shadow and swirls beside her eyes!
While Tim's been gone, Blake gets to sleep with me in our bed. Both kids fell fast asleep again- play hard, sleep hard! Now I'm ready for bed....
Friday, March 22, 2013
We went to Blake's 4 year well check this morning. She received 2 shots (8 immunizations total) in her arm, which she was more worried about beforehand than when it actually happened. Blake measured 44 inches tall (99th percentile) and still weighs 34 pounds! (42nd percentile) Dr. B asked if I could tell if she was taller than her peers... I just smiled and told him that she was a full head above most of them. My little supermodel! But all in all, she's a perfectly healthy girl!
Monday, March 18, 2013
We had Blake's party the Saturday after her birthday, and Tim's parents got here Friday afternoon. I started feeling really bad with stomach pain, and ended up spending the evening with food poisoning. I was so worried I would miss out on Blake's party, but I would not cancel for her sake! I would just stay away if I had to... Tim and his parents took the kids out to dinner as planned while I stayed home. Around 10:00 Friday night I finally felt halfway better and knew I would survive. haha! Because before that I just wanted to be put out of my misery...
So Saturday for lunch we had Blake's party with Grammy, Grandpa, Grandma, Poppa, GG, Aunt Pat, Nino, and us. We had sandwich fixings, veggies, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, chips and dip, and of course a Hello Kitty cake.
*turns out it was a stomach bug I had, (based on the 3 people who have now gotten the bug too) so a HUGE apology to anyone who got it! I was so sure it was food poisoning or I definitely would've stayed away. So sorry! I feel terrible about that.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Blake Michelle is four years old today! We have been blessed with a smart, kind, helpful, sweet, determined and beautiful daughter! My cup runneth over. Now if we can only slow down time....
on her "birth"day!
I think it's safe to say that Blake was excited to turn four. She kept telling me "thank you for making my day so special!" It was a great day! Blake's breakfast of choice was Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes... which I think I did okay! (Easton was just thrilled to partake in all the yummies and be around birthday festivities!)
We had a couple errands to run, and while we were out, Blake got to pick out her birthday balloon! (It's a rule that they only get a balloon on their birthdays, so they don't beg for one every time we go grocery shopping.) She picked a Hello Kitty balloon... who would've guessed right?!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Today we went to an actual circus, but sometimes going anywhere with my two seems a little circus-y! Circus Gatti was in town and I definitely wanted to take Blake and Easton, so we all went this afternoon. They enjoyed it, especially the "pretty girls" and the poodle performance for Blake and the ponies and motorcycle for Easton. But they most enjoyed sitting down, getting up and being so busy all over the place- thank goodness we were in the upper level by the rail so it didn't bother anyone else.... But Tim and I felt like our two kids were the only ones who couldn't sit still! I feel pretty certain I'm the only one who had to fish pieces of M&M's out of their son's nose!! Thank goodness he didn't try the whole ones!