Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring is in the Air!

My favorite time of year is Christmas, so of course my favorite season has to be winter. I just love bundling up (I live in Texas so it kinda depends on if we are getting a good winter which we totally did this year) ANYWAY, I love bundling up and walking outside and smelling the crisp winter air. You know when you can smell neighbors fires burning. I love a cold and cloudy day. Call me crazy, but I do. Not to mention, I have much cuter winter clothes, maybe I need to go shopping. Well, winter is gone. I have put away my turtlenecks and long sleeved tee's. Spring is here. I love the cold, but I am really enjoying the spring temps and the outdoor activities. By the way, I even invested in a cute new pair of capris jeans!

We recently went for a family outing to a nearby park. We had a lot of fun enjoying the fresh air. I just love watching my kids play outside. They LOVE it!!

We couldn't get to the park fast enough. The Red Head was ready to play. 

The Blond One was ready with anticipation. This was the first time she could walk at the park and not have to be held or strolled around!

I love to watch her explore her surroundings. Of course, that involves putting a lot of wood chips in her mouth!! 

My boy, he never lets go of that bear. It literally goes EVERYWHERE!!!

My big girl. Walking all over. She is truly amazing. I could watch her for hours!! 

Pretty soon she will be sliding on her own. How is that these precious days fly by...

She is truly a daddy's girl. What could be more fun then having your daddy push you high as the sky.

If you look really close, you can see The Brunette's eyes peeking through the top hole.

Did I mention how much he loves that bear? He calls him Bear Bear.

The hardest part of taking them to the park is leaving. Mommy and Daddy are ready to go, but the kids...not so much. It is such a fight getting them to the car. Oh the joys!! I am going to enjoy the time we have until summer. 

I HATE summer's in Texas. They are miserable. It is HOT. So so very HOT. The kind of hot that the minute you step outside you have trouble breathing and feel as though you need to take another shower, even though you just took one. Your car is like an inferno, even when it is parked in the garage. 

But for now....spring is in the air.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Enjoying the Peace!!!

I am having a rare moment that I am actually just sitting down! The Red Head and the Brunette are at preschool and the Blond One is taking a nap. I should be dusting or vacuuming, but instead....Ahhhhh...I am enjoying the peace of the moment. Lately it seems like we are going NONSTOP! March seems to have flown by.  We had a party of some kind almost every weekend. Don't get me wrong, I love a good party with a yummy piece (or two) of cake. But I have to admit, I am glad we do not have any plans this weekend. I will, however, be getting ready for the Brunette's party later this month.

My boy turned three on the 6th. We (mainly me) have pushed his party to the end of the month. He had school on his birthday so I took some cupcakes up for a celebration. That night, we had a small cake for him at home. He was thrilled! I'll say it again. I can't believe how FAST the time goes by. Three years have FLOWN by and I want them to slow down. Here are some pics for your viewing enjoyment of his BIG day!!!

As you can see, he was EXCITED!! Even threw some gang signs!

Silly boy!

Three cuties one Birthday boy!!!

This was his 10.99 Tom Thumb cake. It was quite tasty and the boy was thrilled!

I wonder what he wished for...

Birthdays are so much fun. He will have his party at  a Bounce House place by our house. Well my friends, my time has come to an end...I hear the Blond One in her crib. She is shouting the sounds that tell me my moments of peace are up....I enjoy the quiet, but I LOVE the look she gets on her face when I walk into her room. She will get soooo excited jumping up and down and reaching up to me. For now....I am her everything...So even though peace and quiet is good, playing with my excited almost 15 month old is better!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some Easter Pics!!

The Brunette had his first Easter Party at school. He was so excited!!

He was so proud of his eggs!!!

We alternate Easters every year. It works out great and we don't have to try and fit everyone's house in one day! This year was spent at the in-laws. They had a DELICIOUS meal of ham and lots of fatty carbs!! I took 9 million pictures but will only post a few.

The Red Head loves her jewels! This particular necklace is from the dollar bin at Target (our favorite store!)

Family Shot! Thanks camera timer.

I LOVE this shot. She is such a daddy's girl. Love a man in a pink shirt!

The hunt was on!!!

The Blond One lost her outfit!! She spilled water all over it so she hunted in her diaper!

My boy!!!!

We had a great day. The weather was a little hot for my taste, but hey, I live in Texas. We did not dress fancy and all the kids sported outfits from Target. That's us....Pretty casual!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Not Me Monday!!!

Fess Up Everyone!!!!

I did NOT eat a piece of Strawberry Cake and Death by Chocolate at Eater dinner. NEVER. Especially when I am trying to lose the last of the baby weight (and by the way, the baby is NOT almost 15 months old) Not ME!!

I am NOT in denial at all that my BABY is walking. She is NOT walking (even though she can go across the room on two legs without falling). She is a baby and can't walk yet. NOT ME. I would NEVER be in denial about such important milestones only to keep her "my baby" forever!!!!

I do NOT sneak chocolate eggs when nobody is looking. I would NEVER EVER do that. That is soooo Not me!!!

My family and I did not miss church on Sunday (especially Easter Sunday). Not US.

I most certainly did not bribe the Red Head with candy so that she would NOT wear the horrible headband my mom bought her (sorry mom). It really didn't go with her outfit. Not me. I NEVER resort to bribery with food.

I did not bypass all of the healthy foods, salad, veggies at Easter dinner and instead load up on mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese (ohhhh sooooo good!!!). Not me!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what a PERFECT mom and dieter I am!!!!! Ha!!!