Monday, June 28, 2010

Moments to Remember

My girls are being so cute these days. Just wanted to post a few things that I wanted to remember.
I love when Natalie's hair is in a pony tail. I want to remember her little girl hair

I love the relationship the girls have right now. How much they love each other and the roles they each have as big sister and little sister

I even want to remember how hard it is to get them to both smile at the same time. It never works!! Nat is smiling here...

And Heidi's smiling here! I just love my girls. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

 Dad and Shane went golfing today for their Father's Day gift. They had a really great time! Yay! They drove an hour to this beautiful golf course, hit a few balls at the driving range, played 18 holes and then had lunch. Shane even remembered to snap a few pictures! It was a really really hot day so I'm glad that they still fun. :) And....they want to do it again next year. Yay for me!! Good gift!! :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

A full day of festivities! We went to Shane's parents house for breakfast. I made Banana Blueberry muffins for breakfast and Shane made a fruit salad. Yesterday I helped the girls make Shane a small father's day gift. They made him bookmarks. They colored pictures on them and stamped their fingerprints on them. They had a blast and the bookmarks turned out pretty cute for their first craft project. :)
We came home for naps. Nat was worn out from spending the night at Mammy's and she took a three hour nap! I had to wake her up and it took her a while to get out of her sleepy mode. She sat on Shane's lap and they watched golf together...too cute!
We got some really great steaks for Father's Day. Dad and Shane were seriously drooling and then moaning and groaning over these steaks! I have to say...they were really good! I think this made their whole Father's Day!
He had to get a whole extra plate just for that massive steak!! He was a happy man!!

I made them a cheesecake for dessert. It turned out perfect! I once made a cheesecake for work and it turned out awful and I was soooo embarrased! So now when they turn out good I am really really happy! :) Anyway...yesterday chopped up some strawberries and threw them in a jar with a handful of blueberries and a little sugar. They got all yummy and goopy and I put them on top of the cheesecake. YUM!! I had at least two pieces. :)
I love how much the girls love Shane. They are totally Daddy's Girls! And I really love how much Shane loves them. He is an amazing Dad. I have such a great family! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Nokie!

We celebrated Nokie's Birthday yesterday. Dane threw her a Tinkerbell party and all the girls got to dress up like fairies. They looked soo cute!
The grown ups put on fairy wings too...just for some pictures :)
The birthday cake was so pretty! Dana bought it at Baskin Robbins. It tasted yummy too! Nokie didn't like it though. She was too scared to blow out the candle and she doesn't really like cake. :) I think she ended up having a few bits of the ice cream part.
It was a fun day. Natalie really loved dressing up in her fairy costume. The other girls, not so much. I'm sure that they will have fun playing dress up in them again and again as they get a little older. Here are a couple more cute shots from the day. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

When Life Gives You a LEMON, Make Lemonade!

So, just to preface, I am not a pro divorce person. I think people give up to easily and don't take the commitment of marraige seriously. But there are always exceptions to the rule. My wonderful sister married a lemon. She stuck by him through thick and thin and when times got tough he couldn't take it and he left her. We...her family....are so thankful that this is all over and Dana is finally able to move on with her new life. So we threw her a party today. :)
After her court hearing she came home to a house all decorated with lemons and yellow. We made a poster, bought balloons and the table looked awesome. Mom even made up a magazine cover. :)
We had crab legs for dinner and I made sugar cookies with lemon frosting and some lemon bars for dessert. All Dane's favorite.
The girls were really great while we were at Mom's house. They were both really cuddly and cute. Natalie got a mesquito bite on her face and she thought it was a boo boo and wanted a bandaid. Just to explain. Nokie and Heidi were sitting together watching Disney. It was a great day.

Cheers Dane! To a new and better life!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Loving Life

First off...I don't know how people do it. How do people have kids and still stay sane?? I love my kids to death and the scary thing is that I actually want more...a couple more. But even saying that my brain is like....what??? What the heck are you thinking?? It is so mentally exhausting to just get through the day. Answering all the whys, explaining myself over and over, hearing Mommy Mommy Mommy five million times a day, listening to cries and screams, solving fights and thinking of new ways to keep them entertained. But all it takes is one hug from Heidi or Natalie coming up with a cute new phrase and I'm melted into the floor. Heidi does this thing now where I will say to her, I.....Love.....You! and she will say it back to me. The words don't actually come out quite right but her timing is perfect. It really kills me. I could hear her say that a million times and still love it. And Natalie, that little girl has a brain!! She is always thinking of ways to reason with me or to talk me into what she wants to do. She keeps me on my toes!
These faces melt my heart!

So I'm realizing, as the days go by that being a mom is the craziest job ever. I love it and want to run as far as I can from it at the same time. Today was a long day but at the very end it was wonderful. Shane set up the Slip and Slide in the backyard for the girls and they had a blast. Natalie was playing on it while Heidi and I were at the grocery store and when we got back, Heidi just wanted to play. That's why she doesn't have her bathing suit on. :) They didn't really get the Slip and Slide thing but they had fun splashing in the water. 

They really loved playing in the water cute is she?

Shane has been working in the yard for the past two days and it's looking really great. I'll post more pictures when we are finished. 
Trying to be just like her Daddy