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My Princess


Thursday, February 24, 2011

They just kept asking...

So, I gave in and let the kids play in the sprinkler this afternoon. They had a blast.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snow Day 2011

We had a snow day!  School was cancelled and we all got to enjoy the snow.  Derek was gone last year when it snowed, so he was glad to be here and see the Austin snow.  Brooklyn woke up and ran to my room yelling" It snowed! it snowed!"  She's been wanting snow all winter! She couldn't wait to get outside.  We all played and played in the snow.  Then we took a break to warm up with coffee and hot cocoa. Then headed back outside to play.  The kids really enjoyed sledding and throwing snowballs at Derek.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brooklyn's 1/2 birthday

We celebrated Brooklyn's half birthday last Friday.  We started the day at Panera while we were waiting on Derek to get his LASIK.

 We enjoyed a day together as a family and made a trip to our fave bakery, Sugar Mama's for cupcakes.

It was a very  exciting day for Derek too.  He has been wearing glasses for 25 years!!  I can't imagine!  Now, he can see and see well! It is so exciting!  He is thrilled and I am so happy for him! No more glasses or contacts.

Brooklyn is a silly, goofy girl.  She makes us laugh.  She gives great hugs.  She loves to dressup and pretend she is a princess.  She also loves playing with her stuffed animals and babies.  Here are some of brooklyn's favorites at 4 1/2:
Show: Mickey Mouse
Song: Jesus Loves Me, Father Abraham
Color: Pink and blue
Food: chocolate, mac and cheese
Thing to do: paint
Favorite Place: Nana's

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heart Day

We went to Barrett's class for his Valentine party.  It was a fun time and the kids enjoyed ice cream sundaes games and lots of candy.
B and Mrs. Faulkner
 Having fun!

We usually hang out at home as a family on Valentine's Day for dinner.  This year we continued our tradition of hear pizzas and fondue.  Though, we unanimously decided to skip pizza next year and just do fondue!  Yum!!  We enjoyed time together and exchanged gifts and cards


Monday, February 14, 2011


I was about to lose my mind by the end of last week! Who knew that when I woke up last Saturday feeling achy and tired, that I would be in be for the next 4 days with a high fever and the chills. Not me.  It was the longest week ever, though the whole thing is a medicine induced blur.  This flu kicked my rear! One I got rid of the fever, I was still tired and have this awful cough.  Well, I was among the living for the first time last night and it was so nice to be out of the house, even if I was coughing every few minutes(sorry people!) I am glad to be feeling better. Thanks to Derek for taking control of the house and friends who helped me out with the kids.  Here's to a better week!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little Pink Car

Brooklyn had a transportation parade at school today.  All of the kids in the 4 year old classes made cars and paraded around the school to show their cars to the other students.  Brooklyn was very specific about what she wanted her car to look like. She was very thorough in her painting and decorating.  Here she is before school modeling her car.