Monday, June 29, 2009

awesome new music

photo by sevenbright photography.
ok so you know how i was looking for some awesome new upbeat summer music???????
well, our dear friend Billy brought over his awesome friend Audrey. I think I even posted a pic of her playing with little S on the scooter a few posts ago...... ANYWHO......
SHE is an AWESOME musician! I didn't even know. here is a link to her music. She sings my new all time fav song. it's not released yet tho, so you'll have to wait. check her out......




best dad ever

thank you for being the best dad i could ever imagine for my babies.

thank you for doing things like this when you travel....
for being hot....


for making a big deal about the shirt and tie cards the girls made...

for traveling with all of us...
having 4 daughters makes you stronger...

for taking the time to pay attention to the little things...
for smiling even when a screaming banshee is on your shoulders...
yeah she is....
for making all the girls want to marry you when they grow up...
for setting a wonderful example and instilling great expectations in our girls...
for unfortunate poses...
for making them feel special...
for wearing your hat backwards...
for all that you do and more. we love you.

grrrr.....

while i had an awesome time in vegas, i am now home and some everyday things are driving me crazy!!!!!
1. that @#$*& cat is acting out ( i wonder why... D?) and decided to pee all over the basement. now i haven't had that much experience with cat pee, but now i know. it's horrible!!! i bleached, baking powdered, steam-cleaned (well paul did that part). the house still reeks! i don't know what else to do. it's miserable.

2. i can't get a stain out of a white shirt

3. i need to finish the 5th flowergirl dress

4. the ice maker is broken

5. it's hot

6. i want to do some pics of the kids but don't have cute outfits and i don't want to spend money to get new ones.

7. i'm having an awfully hard time sticking to eating only healthy foods and don't even think about me working out.

8. i am supposed to make a unicorn cake. yikes!


now don't get me wrong. those are just the things making me annoyed. luckily i have more things that make me smile....

1. my cute kids.

2. one of them has a birthday this week.

3. the house was SPOTLESS when i came home from my trip.

4. the bathroom is almost finished. p worked so hard.

5. my car was SPOTLESS when i got back.

6. i have a house full of freshly steam-cleaned carpets. clean but smelly :(

7. a bouquet of roses, lilies, dahlias and violets was in the kitchen when i got home.

8. my sis is getting married in 2 months!!!

9. i got a rockin deal on my shoes for the wedding. here they are. enjoy. you are welcome. ;)

10. i'm making a video of our vegas trip and it makes me laugh everytime i sit down to do it.

11. little critter said my hair is really pretty and that a compliment coming from her, our hair looks the same :) also. she cried last time i got my hair cut and came home with bangs.

12. it makes me happy to see my kids playing and pretending and eating oranges, blueberries and other healthy foods

13. hearing the kids say stuff like they wish the hallway to their room was made of trampolines and the stairs were really a slide.

14. i have some really fun trips planned and can't wait to go on them!!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

rockin' robin

this little red bird had a big recital. she did a great job, even with her stubbed toe :( i think her favorite part of the recital was getting a piggy-back ride from auntie and getting a double scoop ice cream cone afterwards!


noni gave her a red rose after the performance :)
her class and her super hip dance teacher...





video

best bike ever!!!!!

i once had a perfect pink bike. i got it my senior year to ride to work after school. i loved that bike. someone (pdubs) made fun of it mercilessly. i didn't realize just how much he didn't like it until it was "accidentally" sold in our garage sale a few years after being married. i never quite recovered. i don't think he knew just how much i liked it. but now all is well. i found this old bike at a garage sale for $5. my gracious husband took it all apart, sanded, greased, painted it pink, bought new parts, put it back together and voila!!! it is even better than the first one! it is the best bike ever!




we had a lovely ride down the street.
so happy.



this was just down the driveway. not safe. don't do it. just had to test out that vintage basket. i didn't have a fresh bouquet of flowers or a baguette so i thought a cute baby would do.
all was great until......
this happened. the evening before her big recital.
btw... this is L and not little S. she didn't fall out of the basket or anything. she did cry when i took her out tho.
L did just fine. we cleaned her up, bandaged the toe and went to bed. she hobbled around a bit, but did just great in the recital.

bridal shower

it just wouldn't be a party without a banner....



we celebrated sarah's bridal shower this weekend. it was a lovely ladies tea held at this cool place. she got some really cool stuff too!!




spreading the good luck....
awesome vintage apron...



laughing at the bridal illustrations....
mmmmmm........

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

new music

i want a rockin new playlist with awesome happy summer songs. don't have the energy to do it. anyone have a playlist suggestion?

under the sea...

my girls are a little obsessed with mermaids.
i saw this..

and thought.... summer art project! the girls loved this. S even blogged about it while still crafting. they loved customizing their mermaids, picking the clothes, hair, cutting bubbles, painting. this was right up their alley. now we need to find an open wall to hang their new masterpieces!!