Friday, May 17, 2013


Hi friends!

Whew. What a week.

Last Friday we went to a fun filled birthday party for a couple buddies.

The kids went nuts running from thing to thing, climbing and jumping.

It's so crazy to see Brody go from a baby to a little boy

right before our eyes.

He is such an amazing combination of his brother and sister.

Kind and sensitive like AJ, yet passionate and spirited like Abby.

These beauties are from our front yard. The only two that survived the Colorado battle between winter and spring. Such happy, bright colors.

We loaded up in the van last Saturday and headed to Home Depot.

Then we spent the day planting flowers and veggies and herbs and strawberries.

It was a good afternoon.

The kids each picked out and planted flowers to go around the front tree.
Then they searched for roly poly bugs and created little habitats for them. Poor little bugs.
That night we made s'mores around the fire pit.
AJ loves to help build a fire, Abby loves the chocolate, and we have to hide the bag of marshmallows from Brody.
It's always fun dodging Abby's flaming marshmallows and Brody's sticky hands.

AJ was so excited for Mother's Day this year. It was so cute to see how much thought and pride he put into making it a special day. He came into my room Sunday morning showing me the shirt he had been saving to wear all week. I love that he even thought out the little details like what shirt to wear.

He's my sensitive boy. So full of love and character.

Andy got me crazy daisies for Mother's Day.

Such a happy greeting every time I walk in the room.

Seriously, if you ever need a pick-me-up, get yourself some crazy daisies.

AJ made me all kinds of stuff including this picture.

His little drawings and writing warms my heart.

Abby gave me two sunflowers she planted from seed
and AJ made me a pinch pot.

After being spoiled by the kiddos gifts, we went to mass.

They did pretty good.

Andy made breakfast after church and we ate on the patio.

So delicious and refreshing.

I was spoiled with clothes and a new sundress that I wore to dinner.

We met Andy's parents, grandparents, aunts, and brother for a fancy dinner.
Abby ordered and ate duck.
I tried caviar for the first time.
Brody put his napkin on his head...
It was a good Mother's Day.

Random Latte pic.

Love that dog.

The cousins Face Timed.

So funny to see how they react to each other.

I saw this on Pinterest and was like what the heck I'll try it...because what else do you do with baby oil.

I love it! Never shaving my legs with soap or shaving cream again.

I love a boy in his footsie pj's with his blankies.

Melts my heart.

Good morning hugs.
Best part of the day ever.
Love that crinkle nose smile.
She adamantly requested a sideways, braided bun,
up front, with the rest of her hair down.
Where does she come up with this stuff?

We switched dentists for the kids this week after a pretty yucky, negative experience.

Long story short, Girlfriend needs oral surgery and I bawled in front of the dentist and his dental assistant. It was a rough couple of days, but the good thing is that she will now be getting the care she needs.

And I have a truly incredible support network of friends and family that have cheered me up and helped me see the positive in all of this.

After such an emotional roller coaster of a week, I was SO ready for my girls weekend in the mountains with good friends.

We watch movies, read, sit in the hot tub, talk, hike, play games...
And eat fabulous food like Nutella, strawberry, banana crepes with the most delicious homemade coconut syrup on this Earth.

Seriously, make it.

It will make all your problems go away.


Anne Bickle said...

I love reading your weeks. They tell such a tale. Your son is such a little sweetie. And so is your girl. So glad you were able to have some time with the girls after an emotional week. So glad you have that support system. xo, ab

Cathy Lee said...

OMG, Chance. I've missed so much. WOW the children are really growing fast. I can't believe Brody is such a cute little man. AJ and Abby look so mature. Miss you all much...
Cathy Lee

SaraColorado said...

Had so much fun this past weekend. I don't know when Girlfriend's surgery is (it seems like it's soon) but I hope it goes well. Prayers coming your way.