Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So, as usual, I bribed her with these.
Gracie Lou was my assistant this morning & wanted to pose (for candy) as well.
I am freaking out that her hair is FINALLY
long enough to do (somewhat) pigtails!
This is a big deal in my bald home.
Gracie was excited to play with Booty cat and get outside in the sunshine!
(70's today and 80 tomorrow & Thursday! Holla!)
Finally she got the chance to wear these fun
sandals she's been eyeing for weeks.
All she said all morning was "Petty Shoes."
I am so excited for Springtime & can't believe how fast time is flying. Easter is on Sunday. This SUNDAY.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
More specifically, all things Kristen Wiig.
She is CRAZY funny.
We imitate her constantly.
Because we are 13 and all.
All 13 year olds act out SNL skits in their free time.
We first started stalking Kristen when she began playing "Penelope," the one-upper.
I know you can all relate to the hilarity of when someone has to out do you in certain situations.
For example, you may say, "I have the worst headache today."
They might respond by saying, "You have a headache?! I have had a headache now for 4 days straight!"
Isn't this the worst?!
Kristen brings light to the one-upper in the video below. Watch it & try not to cry from laughing so hard.....
Then came along the "Target Lady."
I pee my pants every time I watch her play this character......
(Please note my sister Adie does a spot on impersonation of Target Lady!"
And finally, our latest LOVE on SNL.
"Don't Make Me Sing Girl"
This character is phenomenal on so many levels.
Her hand gestures? The best. Her voice? Perfection.
Listen how she says, "I have no choice, their making me sing."
Watch and love.
Is she not the best?!
So funny! And I didn't even include my other characters I love of hers.
Gilly, which my girls love and also perform, and when she plays Kathie Lee Gifford on the Today Show.
I will save those for another post.
So now, the next time you hear me and my sisters acting these skits out, you still may think we are acting like crazy 13 year olds, but at least you will now know where we are getting our great material from.
Don't make me sing....
Have a happy Monday!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Here she is in her USA jersey last year.
Giving Mia a hug after a game.
(Mia adores her and wants to be just like Maggie one day!)
Maggie with some fans in Venezuela.
Celebrating the 4th of July back in 2008!
Even though Maggie has been gone a lot during my girls' lives,
it seems like she has been there for everything.
When I was looking through pictures, she is in so many!
Like in this one....
Mia's 4th birthday day.
We went to lunch at Lion's Choice & we on our way to the Magic House!
Gracie may or may not think she is her other mom.
And she teaches Mia how to *model* like a superstar.
Maggie is the greatest sister ever and I know I can tell her anything.
She always gives me advice, even though I am 8 years older than her.
She is funny, kind and the most spoiled of ALL of us sisters.
Mags & her cute boyfriend, Austin.
(My girls may or may not LOVE him like a second dad.)
Here is a recent pic of a trip me and the twins took to visit Maggie up in Michigan.
This is her last year and we are all so proud of all of her accomplishments!
We can't wait to watch her final season games as she finishes her softball career!
I hope you had the BEST birthday ever!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thanks to the stomach flu, aka DISEASE, I have been a little absent in blogville.
We are almost all 100% back to normal.
My back and neck hurt from folding laundry, but I shouldn't complain.
I thought I would pop in and quickly share a funny story from this morning.....
On the way to take Mia to school this morning the girls and I had an interesting conversation.
It went something like this...
Sophie: "What happened to Ariel's mom? How come we never see her in
Mia: "I don't think she had a mom Soph."
Sophie: "EVERYONE has a mommy!"
Me: "Well, girls, maybe she was sick......"
Sophie: ".....and she probably went to SEA HEAVEN."
Me: "That may be true Sophie. You are very smart."
Mia: "Well, maybe there was an Earth QUICK under water?"
Me: "Maybe Mia. Those Earth QUAKES are dangerous. We will never know I guess what really happened to her. We will just have to use our imaginations."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The welcoming front door.
(I may or may not be obsessed with my new craft hobby of cutting VINYL!)
I made some fun frogs using Ashley's image.
(Don't be jealous that they are super crooked.)
Our back patio door had some froggy love as well.
Beautiful Princess Tianna balloons.
I made some fun froggy cupcakes!
And some other fun green ones with my friend Mel's super cute cupcake toppers!
We offered tasty frog eggs.
Also on the menu was:
Louisiana Po' Boys
Mama Odie's Red Beans and Rice
Mardi Gras Mashed Potatoes
Princess Tianna's Famous Salad
A shot of a FEW of the cuties at Sophie's party.
(We counted at the end of the night and the grand total was 15!!!)
From left to right: Gracie, Birthday Sophie, Meade, Ella, Mia and Lily
My sister's Haley and Adie with their cutie boys Tyler & Meade
Daddy and Sophie before dinner
Sophie randomly went and sat by the presents at one point. So patient :)
Let the games begin....first present!!!
The annual cake pose!
Happy Birthday to you....
The bucket I made to fill with the favors.
The fun favors. Exploding frog soaps!
And the last picture of the night after everyone left the party.
One tired Mama and Sophie.
What a FUN day for a fun froggy lovin' four year old!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Modeling with her shamrock shirt I made the girls.
And a sneak peek of our crazy fun trip to Louisville, Kentucky to watch my sister Maggie play softball! Go Michigan! They won all four games.
More pics coming soon.........
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thank you for always making me strive to be a better person.
Happy 28th Birthday!!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
So, I want take a look back and document our journey from then to now...
Mia loved her sister from the very beginning.
This is one of my all time favorite photos that I took of the new sisters.
Nothing better that a "sister squeeze" in my opinion.
This was my new life.
Just Crazy. Loud. Beautiful. Chaos.
Quickly one year went by.....
Sophie's first birthday cake!
Time to sing!
Her first bite of cake.
Then in a flash, it was 2008....
And of course a pinata!
Sophie on her actual 2nd birthday!
March 4, 2008
Then, before I knew it, she was three.
(This was the topic of my VERY first (lame) blog post almost one year ago!)
Her Barbie and the Diamond Castle Cake.
Twirling in her Tutu!
On her actual 3rd birthday.
March 4, 2009
And here she is today!
March 4, 2010
(Please don't look at my bare bedroom walls! However, any color ideas are welcomed! Was thinking of a blue?!)
She let me spice things up by curling her cute hair.
Because what birthday isn't a little more fun with curls?!
Happy Birthday to our Silly So-Mo!
We love you so!