Tuesday, February 15, 2011

happy valentines

happy valentines day!

we decided to celebrate valentines at home this year. me and kya planned a special night for daddy :) we got some of his favorite foods and decorated the table special. kya LOVES doing special things for people so she had a blast helping plan for our night. she said she would be our entertainment for the night and got dressed up to perform some dances for us.

before daddy got home she found some fake flowers in her playroom and waited patiently by the front door waiting for her daddy to come home. when he walked in the door she so sweetly gave her daddy a big hug and kiss and asked him if he would be her valentine :)

we had a great night, listening to great music and just being together. we had cheese fondue while kya did some "performances" for us, and then went on the main course of cauliflower au gratin, baby gold parmesan potatoes, and rib eye steak. mark was in heaven :) i feel so blessed to share my valentines with my 3 valentines! i am so lucky to be married to the man of my dreams and to have 2 beautiful daughters that could not bring me more joy!

happy valentines day!!

kinley's 3 !

kinley turned three last week! it is still amazing to me that my little baby is 3. it really hit me that she is now a big girl! she is potty trained, sleeps in a big girl bed & is now going to school!! she goes to school 4 days a week and is LOVING it! she loves her teachers and loves all the new friends she is making. it feels so good to have her in a place that she not only LOVES, but she also is working daily with therapists on her speech and gross motor skills. i feel i see a difference already in her speech and in her confidence in trying new words. we feel so blessed to have her where she is right now.
for kinley's birthday party we had the perfect theme. if anyone has hung out with kinley at all knows of her LOVE for dogs. actually kinley thinks she is part dog :) it is not uncommon to find kinley crawling on the floor and yes...quite often barking!! so the pink poodle party was PERFECT! we invited the family over to celebrate our sweet girl!

on her actual birthday we headed to monkey bizness! she loves this place! gaga, miss jaime and shelby joined us for a morning of fun celebrating kins.

we then grabbed some lunch and headed home for naps before our family fun night at chuck e cheese :)

happy 3rd birthday sweet girl!!! we sure do love you!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

days i always want to remember

last week we had some BEAUTIFUL days, so we took full advantage and headed to the park! the girls LOVE to be outside and i love it almost as much! i grabbed the camera and had a blast just taking pictures. it is days like this i always want to remember. when life seemed simple and a morning spent at the park made life seem perfect. i don't know why but there seems to be soo much tragedy around these days. sickness, marriages falling apart...etc.. It makes me really stop and take each day for the treasure it is. thankful i have 2 healthy girls, a loving devoted husband, and so much more. please keep this sweet family in your prayers. she is a young mother of 2 girls ages (12,10). my heart breaks for them! www.thesimplewife.typepad.com

so when life seems to get crazy and we find ourselves complaining, loosing our patience...etc. take a deep breath and truly thank God for all the blessing we do have and treasure each moment......