Saturday, March 31, 2012

Surprising Belle

One of my good friends from college moved to our area about 9 or 10 years ago. She has two adorable boys, one just a few months older than my sweet Belle. Isaiah and Belle have been friends since birth.

In fact, if you ask them, they plan to get married some day. I've been encouraging them to wait until college is finished at least :) Last summer this sweet family moved to NC and broke poor Belle's heart. She still writes Isaiah and hopes that he'll move back to this area someday. His mom called me a few weeks ago to say they'd be in town, and she wanted to get together for lunch. I decided to surprise Belle and didn't tell her they were coming. Her face was priceless!

I can't believe how much they've grown!
 Isaiah got to come over after lunch and play with the girls. I soon realized that some things never change! :)


...and now!

It was so much fun to surprise her! Who knows what God will do with those two one day! :)


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break Fever!

We've got it at our house! Not the sick kind of fever, but squeeze as much fun a 3 to 5 year old can handle fun into one week kinda fever :) We're halfway through our Spring Break, and the girls and I have been having a blast. Our mornings are my very favorite part of the day. Both girls snuggle up with me in my bed and we just talk and watch cartoon. Yes, I admit, I love the getting out of bed much later than usual, but the real reason I love this time is I know my girls will only be this small for a short time so I'm getting in every snuggle possible. I'm secretly hoping they'll still want to snuggle with their mom even when they're in college, but we'll see... Anyways, I just wanted to share some of the fun we've been having.

Monday we hit the spray park:

The girls had a blast! Belle insisted on wearing her "boo-kini"

Tuesday we stuck close to home. We did some spring cleaning, a little organization and transplanted some flowers to hang on the front porch.

Today, we went to the zoo with Pap and Mimi.

They made a new friend

Mimi got roped into riding the train :)

This is what I get when I ask everyone to smile for a picture.

This is what happens when Belle gets to be the photographer :)

Rose made lots of friends at the zoo.

Can't believe how fast my sweet Belle is growing up!

I look at my family and feel so blessed. The only way to make this week any better is if Daddy had the week off too. We definitely miss him, but the girls are getting to enjoy some Daddy-time everyday when he gets home. I love how their faces light up when he walks through the door :)


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring is in the Hair!

No, that was not a typo. At my house, Spring is in our hair :) The girls and I went yesterday for a hair cut. Rose got the most drastic cut (about 5 inches cut). I think they look adorable:

There's lots of activity in our house during this fun season. I happen to love spring. If for no other reason- we get SPRING BREAK! Yes, a wonderful week off in just two short weeks. I'm so looking forward to dusting off my sewing machine and having some fun while the girls and I are off school.

Mr. J has some big projects going as well. He is turning our backyard into a city farm. He is currently working on structure to support an aquaponics system. From my minimal understanding of its workings, we will have tanks of fish that fertilize plants and the plants in turn feed the fish. A great cycle that uses no soil to grow a garden full of veggies. The outcome should be great! PLUS, Mr. J has decided we need chickens. He is also building a chicken coop in the backyard. We'll have a yard full of veggies and eggs. Not something I was a big fan of at first, but I guess I am in for the adventure since the chickens will be arriving the first week in April. There will definitely be pictures as this adventure unfolds!

Happy Spring to all! :)