Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Last week I had parent-teacher conferences at preschool.  There are days when I feel like all I do is discipline, and man, is it ever nice to hear other people say good things about my kids!  In light of the excellent reports, I treated them to ice cream after school!

Graham tagged along as well.  He isn't loving ice cream these days, so he went with a cheeseburger....and ate the whole thing!

It was a fun afternoon with my three youngest!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Seeing Double

Doesn't seem possible!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet Valentine Dates

As tradition dictates, Casey took each of the girls out for ice cream to celebrate Valentine's Day.  He came back for the dates saying how different they all are!

I didn't take Graham out this year, but maybe next year!  We did have a nice dinner at home on the night of Valentine's.  I made a "heart" chicken pot pie turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself!

Casey and I went out Saturday night, and we enjoyed a really nice evening.  We are so thankful for all of the people who loved on our kids for this special holiday!  Check out the card stash!

Hope everyone had a nice "love day!"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tooth Tales

It's official! Jane is a member of the "Lost Tooth Club!"  Her tooth had been super wiggly for a while, and Casey finally wiggled it out!  I can't believe she is old enough to have lost a tooth.

Big Sis says "Welcome to the club!"

Since Jane was posing for so many pictures, Graham thought he needed a turn.  

Jane put her tooth in her pillow, her pillow on her nightstand, and settled into sleep!  Lucky for her the tooth fairy delivered!  And the best part of it all is that she SAW the tooth fairy.  According to Jane, the tooth fairy was little and wearing a pink dress!!!

Wonder how long until the next one comes out?!?!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Going Under

Sydney and Jane underwent a minor surgical procedure on Friday.  The girls had tubes put in when they were one year old.  Each girl had one tube that had not yet fallen out.  So, they had to do a a quick little surgery where the tube was removed and the hole was closed with some skin from the belly button.  

The girls did so great.  Oddly enough, I think they were a little excited about the whole deal....especially when they scored new stickers, teddy bears, and coloring books. 

Even though they are a big five years old, they still looked pretty small in those beds!

Everything went great.  They were, of course, a little groggy while the anesthesia was wearing off, but by the end of the day,  they were running around outside!

 Many people brought the girls lots of well-wishes! With all of the loot they recieved, I think they thought the surgery was worth it!

I am glad it is behind us!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Art Class

Clare is taking a drawing class that meets after school one afternoon every week.  It is super convenient for me because it meets at her school, it is only eight weeks long, and I just pick her up an hour later.  She has been for several weeks, and she seems to enjoy it.  Every week she learns how to draw something new.  Her drawings are excellent, but this is my favorite creation:

"Dear Mommy and Daddy, Thank you for signing me up for art. I have had a fun time learning how to draw stuff.  But on Tuesdays I miss you. Love, Clare."

Sweet girl.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Catch Up

We've been... 

 ...working on that wiggly tooth,

 enjoying our weekend,

not feeling our best,

watching Graham play Play-doh for the first time,

and giving big hugs!