Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rachel's 6yr Interview

***Rachel at Age 6***

Clothes Size- 7/8
Shoe size- 13
Going into Grade: 1st

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Toy: American Girl doll Grace

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese

Favorite Drink: chocolate milk

Favorite Snack- fruit snacks

Favorite Dessert- cookies

Favorite Season: Winter

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Restaurant: Fatz

Favorite Game: Sorry!

Favorite Tv Show- Dora & Friends

Favorite Movie: Dolphin Tale 2

Favorite Book- I Like my new Toy! (elephant and piggie)

Favorite Flower: roses

Favorite Thing to do: Play pretend

Favorite Thing to do outside: Swing

Favorite part of school: Recess

Favorite Thing to Wear: Dresses

Best Friend: Kenzie and Brooklyn 

What are you afraid of? The dark

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Mom

What do you want for Christmas this year? A Wubble Bubble, dolls

What do you want to be for Halloween this year? Princess

What do you sleep with everynight? Bear Bear and American Girl 

 Party theme this year: Frozen

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Letter to Rachel at 6 yrs & Birthday Celebrations!

Baby girl, you just celebrated her 6th birthday! I can't believe it. Seems like just yesterday on June 18th, 2009 I was heading to the hospital to have my c-section (you were breech.) You came out upside down and have been silly and entertaining us ever since. You are stubborn and bossy, but are also the first kid to come up to me and want a hug or to just cuddle in my lap. You had a great year of Kindergarten, and although you were pretty shy and quiet at times, you really blossomed and made a lot of new friends. You are reading simple books now and amaze me at all you know and understand. You won't let me leave the house or go to sleep at night without a hug (or 20!) You have turned into such a beautiful little girl. So much taller and more grown up looking, it almost makes me tear up every time I think about it. You still look up to and follow around your sister and brother any chance you get. You are going through a girly stage and love all things Frozen, American Girl, and wearing dresses. You crack up at the Elephant and Piggie books and love to hear your daddy read them to you in his funny voices. You are tender-hearted and love the chance to love on an animal or pray for someone hurting. Rachel Louise-- you are such a joy to have in our family and we love you so much! Hope this year is your best one yet!

Love, Mama

We celebrated with friends and family at your party at Chuck E Cheese! You had been wanting a party there forever! I thought it was pretty nice for what we paid, but it was chaotic! They even gave you a crown and supergirl cape to wear!You picked out a FROZEN birthday cake of course!!

Your paw and Uncle Gene were there and love you bunches!

Several friends were there to play with you and celebrate your special day!

You got to go in the Ticket Blaster which was exciting, but you decided to just stand there and not grab any tickets! I think you were overwhelmed!!

Everyone brought you such nice and thoughtful gifts. 

You wore a special shirt on the day of your birthday. 

We spent the day at Bo's with your Paw and cousin bekah and you played bowling, laser tag, games, and had lots of yummy snacks.

We had dinner at Chili's that night and your BFF Kenzie came along! We had another yummy cake to eat after dinner, of course!

Erika took this picture of our family outside!

Mommy and daddy got you lots of fun gifts. New books, pajamas, Shopkins, a Minnie Mouse playset, and more fun goodies. You liked them all!

You saved your birthday money and we headed to the American Girl store in Charlotte with Grandma to pick out your VERY FIRST AMERICAN GIRL DOLL!! It was the first time any of us had been to the store and it was amazing. 

You took quite awhile making up your mind,but you finally chose Grace, the girl of the year! You also bought her an extra outfit and a brush. You used all your own money and were so proud! You have carried that thing around constantly since and sleep with her too!

Brooke and you wanted to pose at the beautiful water fountain in the mall. That mall was fancy!

We had our first experience at the Cheesecake factory, and the food and cheesecake for dessert were delicious! They even wrote happy birthday to you on the plate!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Brooke celebrated her BFF Zoey's birthday this past weekend. They went to a Trampoline Park. that is a cool new thing to do. For 90 mins they got to jump around on trampolines all over the place, do flips, and jump in foam pits. Brooke had a blast. She went with 3 other friends. that is what her friend wanted for her birthday party this year. I think it was a great idea! We will have to take all our kids back sometime this summer.

Another one of Brooke's BFFs also celebrated a birthday. Several girls were invited over to a sleepover. They went swimming, had cake, made lots of crafts, and had lots of fun. I don't think Brooke stayed up all night this time because she was so tired! I can't believe these girls are turning 9 this year!!

Rachel and I went to lunch with Mom at the country club on saturday. Rachel had a hotdog that was almost as big as her head, haha ;) She couldn't finish it all.

Our friends Ashley and Tyler welcomed their baby girl, Maggie Jade, on Sunday morning! she was over a week late and I know they were thrilled to get her here! She is beautiful and I can't wait to go meet her and hold her Friday night! If everything works out, I am going to be her "nanny" this fall when her Mom goes back to work! I am so, so excited about that! Pray for Ashley because she had a rough delivery!

Been having fun at work like usual with my babies! Ansley likes to take selfies with me :)

Mom and I looked through old childhood pics of me this past weekend, to use in a decoration for my upcoming 30th birthday party! I loved looking at all the memories! Rachel did too. I love this pic of me when I was a baby-- wasn't I cute?? ;)

Tuesday morning we had 23 kids under the age of 7! It was the last week of the Mom's group and everyone was there and we had extra kids that were already on summer break. Goodness it was wild! After awhile Joanne and I took the babies into another room to calm down. We def earned our pay that day! ;)

Rachel's teachers took all the kids out in her Kindy class that had learned all their sight words. We went to Mc Donalds and they got the kids happy meals, and they got to sit together and eat. I thought it was so very sweet. Rachel had a great time. The big kids got happy meals too from me and Arnold so they didn't miss out ;) I had to get a pic of Rachel and her awesome teachers this year. We are going to miss them! 

This is Caleb with our friends' dog, Pearl. she is so tiny and cute! I love holding her. I told Arnold I wanted one, but he said Sheldon would be jealous ;)

My sweet adorable Niece Ava turned 1 month yesterday! Already?! She is just as beautiful as ever and I can't wait to see them all again!

This is my current read and I love it so far! It is hard to put down!

This had been on my to-read list, and they announced last night on FB that it was a daily sale on kindle for $2.99! So i got it! I love it when they run sales like that!

~No picture yet, but Caleb came home with Citizen of the Month award! So proud of him!

~I am loving the thunderstorms at night lately! 

~Brooke has her EOG's yesterday and today. I am nervous for her and can't wait to hear how she did! I just want it all over with!

~We are celebrating Rachel's birthday this saturday at Chuck E Cheese with lots of friends and family. she is so excited and counting down the days. that place stresses me out, but I know it will make her happy ;)