Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wacky Wednesday

It's Dr. Seuss week at Heather's preschool. Today was Wacky Wednesday. Heather was cautious at first, but she soon saw how silly and fun it would be. Here's what she wore.

Wacky hair-do, shirt backwards, and mismatch shoes

Wacky Heather

Josh wanted his photo taken too.
While Heather was at preschool, Josh wanted to do gymnastics. We practiced somersaults, headstands, and stretched almost the entire time Heather was in preschool. He loved it. He was so excited to show off to Heather what we did when she got home.

Heather joined in the fun.


Pushup headstand thingy....

Future gymnast.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Heather's 5th Birthday!!

Whoa!! We have a FIVE year old. How is this even possible?? Heather is our little ray of sunshine. She is so happy and bubbly, and cheers everyone around her. She is a girlie-girl and loves everything pink and sparkly. She is a willing helper. She loves books and is a great reader!

20 Birthday Questions:
1. How old are you? I'm five!
2. Favorite color? Pink and red.
3. Favorite movie? Rapunzel

We spelled "Happy Birthday Heather" with Cheez-its (see previous post)

4. Favorite fruit and vegetable? Strawberries with chocolate and broccoli and carrots.
5. What do you like to eat for lunch? Sandwiches and pretzels and strawberries and cucumbers.
6. Favorite game? Tag you're it and hide 'n seek

Birthday pancakes!

7. Favorite thing to wear? Hello Kitty heart shirt and skirts.
8. Favorite snack? Bread and chocolate.
9. Favorite animal? Snake and horses

10. Favorite song? Let It Go.
11. Favorite book? Princess books.
12. Best friend?  Josie and Atleigh (from preschool)

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

13. Favorite toy? Crown and a dress
14. Favorite thing to do outside? run and bike.
15. Favorite drink? Juice and soda

16. Favorite holiday? Halloween.
17. What do you take to bed? Hippo, cause hippo's my best friend.
18. Favorite breakfast food? .......................CHEERIOS! 

19. Favorite dinner food? Toast and soup.
20. What's your favorite thing to do? Dress up on my birthday and eat cupcakes. And maybe twirl in the mirror and go downstairs and play.
BONUS: What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom!

Josh wore these glasses pretty much all day on Heather's birthday...until he started feeling super sick.

 At one point he was trying to get me to do something and he said, "I have glasses, you have glasses..." ( quote from Turbo) He also wanted to take a picture with my glasses. Ok...whatever you say, Josh.

Josh's day ended pretty miserably. He ended up getting a fever and a really bad cough. Made worse by his RAD (reactive airways disease). No one slept very well that night.

Heather had her heart set on a birthday party this year. So, I caved. We had the easiest party ever! We did everything Heather loves--dressed up, put makeup on, decorated our own cupcakes, ate ice cream cones, and played with friends.  What more could a girl want? Answer: NOTHING!

Birthday invite

The set up was really easy. I just borrowed a bunch of dresses from our friends with 3 girls, and strung them on a clothes line. I set out the mirror that usually goes on the piano. And set out accessories.

FYI: I moved the things that were on the bookcase for the actual party...

Gloves, hats, hair, crowns, and boas.

Party favors. Lots of jewels.

Putting on our faces.

Opening presents

We sang to Joshua too...his party will be next year.

All the pretty princesses.
Happy Birthday Heather! We sure love you!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fun Date During Dreary Weather

Yet another ice/snow/wintry mix storm. I thought I'd show you our portable garage. We noticed our neighbor putting a tarp over his truck a lot last year during ice storms and really heavy snow storms. We tried it this year. It is so nice not to have to chip ice off the car. Thanks neighbor!

Daniel and I have always tried to make dating each other a priority. We love to play games. I saw these at the store, and had to get them, since Scrabble is a favorite game of ours (and Cheez-its are a favorite snack of Daniels). We had a blast playing with our food.

Trying to do a selfie kissie photo. We just couldn't get it right. This was seriously the best of the bunch.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Warm(er) Day

We had a bit of warmer weather recently. Yeah, it got up to about 40°F. Before it snowed again. Grrr...but that's another story. It is winter after all. The kids took advantage of it by splashing in the slush puddle (a hole in the ice), and playing in the mud...Again. Only this time...they really played in the mud. And I let them. Why did I let them? I just love cleaning up mud...not! Oh well. They had a lot of fun at least.

In other news, Josh is a BIG BOY NOW! He has been doing really, really well with potty training. I'm so proud of him!

One of our favorite winter day activities is hanging our wraps on the table and using them as hammocks. Heather will spend a long time in there just reading.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's week

Heather experienced her first Valentine's party this year. She had a blast at preschool, and was SO excited to give her Valentines to her friends and teachers. I thought they turned out cute. (And yes, I'm one of those lame moms that doesn't do candy.) Here's what they say: (To the teacher's) You're the Highlight of my day, (To the students) You're all write! You're so sharp! You're the write friend for me!

On the day before Valentines day, Heather and I decided to do a girls day. We painted our nails pink, did makeup and hair, and took silly photos. Daniel came home and took one look at me and laughed out loud. Check out my awesome makeover!
Josh was our hair dresser. He has a thing for that yellow spray bottle.

Heather's face...

My lovely makeup job. Done by the talented Heather.

Funny faces
And of course, our heart shaped pizza and orange julius for dinner on Valentines Day. This year I did a chicken alfredo pizza with asparagus and broccoli. It was super yummy!