I questioned before taking this picture if it made me a bad mother.
I went ahead and chanced it.
Because it was funny.
She put her head under the buffet trying to get to something
and couldn't get her head out.
I made the above picture up to her by letting her pick out ice cream
from a creepy van with scary music playing.
She was cool with that.
P.S. Those are the messiest popsicles known to man.
Which obviously makes them very appealing to the youngsters.
This was our first day of freedom after the girls were sick for a few days.
We celebrated with shopping.
And mexican food.
And somehow, this little three year old has snuck into my bed twice
in the last two weeks.
If it weren't for her wanting to sleep on my neck,
it could work out.
But there's that.
This is a picture of Sydney going through all of our
Cupcake for Cabecar inventory.
Don't know what we'd do without her.
This is a picture of my awesome, big brother on the back cover of
At Home Arkansas.
So proud of him.
He's so cute.
And just happens to be really good at his job!
We're just a few weeks away from our next fundraiser.
Amelia will be leading this one.
Amelia's Lemonade Stand.
We've been given permission to set up our stand outside of Sam's Club.
We'll be raising money for the Cabecar Church Ministry.
Since Alex came home from his trip - he has made us all feel like we're family
through his stories of his time with these wonderful people. We're a team.
I can't wait to meet them.
Amelia can't wait to meet Pastor Eli.
She really wants to take him a cupcake but I'm just not seeing how that can happen.
Her new thing is grabbing a bunch of toys out of her room and announcing,
"I'LL BE HAVING A YARD SALE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CABECAR!"
And then she tries to sell me her 50 cent toy for 25 dollars.
As I was packing myself and the girls for their last trip, I realized,
I have a thirty-one problem.
That stuff is awfully cute though.
Comes in very handy when packing an entire house to send to Granny's.
Amelia headed to Papa and Granny's.
I found lots of pictures like this one one my ipad when she returned home.
Big Teddy enjoying the view out the window.
Amelia enjoying watching Granny drive.
Amelia eating all of her dinner because she's with Granny and not her mother.
Isn't that the way it always goes?
Miss Sydney Faith was a good girl for Uncle Gerry and Aunt Joy.
Love this baby so much.
She might have been a little dramatic when we made her leave their house.
She didn't want to go back to the world of "no-no's" and time-outs.
Who could blame her.
Now get in the car. ;)
But all was well when she arrived home and found the new slide.
This one loves her Daddy.
And Jake. She loves Jake.
We went to the mall JUST TO RIDE the overpriced ice cream truck.
And the fire truck.
Sydney was a little nervous about Amelia's driving.
I made strawberry muffins.
Sydney LOVED them.
Made me happy.
Another day of errands with my sweet girls.
They ate well that night, so we promised ice cream.
Amelia chose chocolate.
And it always has to be in a cone.
The next day, we made our own lunchables.
I decided I couldn't feed her those pre-made ones anymore.
And do you know what?
She ate EVERY SINGLE BITE.
She loved it.
Probably because it tasted better.
And her meat and cheese were in the shapes of flowers.
I took dinner to two friends on Thursday evening.
Heather just had major foot surgery. Bless her heart, it has been painful.
Hillary just had a baby.
Her girls are beautiful.
Sophie was presh and Sadie was hilarious.
I loved playing with Sadie and carrying on a conversation with her.
I wanted to bring Sophie home with me.
We're still working on those arrangements.
My sister surprised me with homemade blueberry scones.
I just pop one in the oven to have with my coffee every morning.
Sydney has decided she likes these too.
So I have to share.
My niece, Victoria came over to watch the girls on Friday.
I ran errands, had a mani/pedi, things like that.
But the most fun was having lunch with my sister, Joy.
We talked about ministry and recipes and being a mom and all sorts of stuff.
Uninterrupted the entire time.
That doesn't happen very often.
I loved it.
Then Victoria agreed to stay later for us to have a date night.
We just had an awesome weekend away but if we can score a date night -
we're taking it!
Thank you, Roo-Roo!
We ate at Yaya's and had one of the best meals ever.
I had the butter fish with sticky cashew rice.
I may need some more of that tomorrow.
The girls had fun with Roo-Roo.
They're a mess.
Kept Roo-Roo busy for sure.
By the end of date night - we're always ready to kiss their sweet faces.
I mean really.
The girls and I went to Tyler's 1st birthday party today.
Tyler is a baby that we prayed for for a very long time.
Can't help but think he's a miracle baby every time I see him!
My friend, Robyn did so well!
Really cute details.
I have no doubt her baby boy felt loved.
My girls had a wonderful time and left on a sugar high,
so that equals a successful party in my book!
Tomorrow is Sunday and that automatically makes it a wonderful day.
I'm looking forward to my time with the Journey Kids tomorrow!
Love to all,