Monday, July 07, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Party at aunt Amy's!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Bria's Recital

Recital #1(3)

Recital #1(2)

preschool graduation

It's official: Cali is a kindergartener!! She has enjoyed two full, learning and fun-filled years at Ms Michelle's house. She especially enjoyed cooking days, practicing her letters, and playing with friends (especially her "boyfriend," Roman).

Liam has enjoyed preschool, too! He loves to pack up his Cars backpack full of his toys for show-and-tell. And picking out a surprise from the treasure box!

ballet recitals

my beautiful ballerinas!

Bria danced to "Reflection" from Mulan.

 Cali's dance was a "toy shop" theme, complete with fuchsia hairspray!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cali's first lost tooth

Only a few days after Cali's highly anticipated 5 1/2 birthday, she lost her first tooth! The tooth fairy found her tooth under her pink zebra-striped pillowcase and left a $1 (which she used to buy her favorite treat: bubblegum).

Mother's day

How I love being a mother. 

When I first became a mother, I was so scared. Anxious. Overwhelmed. It was something I had to learn by doing. I grew into a mother. Now I find my identity and purpose so wrapped up in my little ones, I can hardly imagine life without them.

My favorite things about being a mother? Sweet hugs and word like, "Yor da best best mom in da wood mom." Questions like, "Are there bugs in heaven?" And moments like finding all the kids sound asleep together in a twin bed. I love reading to them while they cuddle close. I love teaching them a principle and seeing their faces light up with understanding. I love making up answers to ridiculous questions or listening to their responses when I ask, "What do you think?" I also love enforced "quiet time" and the hours of 5-6 am and 7-9 pm!

This Mother's day the kids were so excited they had a countdown and to-do list! I was lovingly celebrated by gluten-free oatmeal pancakes, homemade cards and gifts (a picture frame, a personalized picture tile, and a heart magnet), dinner by daddy, and snuggling to Mary Poppins together. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter celebrations 2014

egg dyeing at Aunt Amy's

 wow, the Easter Bunny is amazing

sun bathing in April! gotta love Texas ...

a super awesome egg hunt!!
 what's up with the grumpy bunnies??

General Conference

What a blessing to be able to watch General Conference from your couch [in your jammies!] We enjoyed a lovely conference weekend with a yummy breakfast, snuggle time and coloring.

Owl Moon

Bria's artwork entitled, Owl Moon, was selected to be showcase at the school district art show. She was very happy. Mommy and the girls went to the art show and then to Dairy Queen for dessert. All of the Parma kids are very artistic and creative. Lately they've enjoyed doing air-dry clay and painting. 

Liam's first big boy haircut

In a weak-hearted moment of long-hair desperation, I gave in and took Liam for a haircut at Great Clips. The haircut was absolutely horrific. But Liam held still and was so excited for his "big boy haircut." Afterward he said, "Daddy is going to be so pwoud of me."


The Perot Museum

As a lovely Christmas gift we received a membership to the Dallas Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Along with dinosaurs and other neat exhibits, they have a full children's museum. The kids love to play grocery store, camping, water table, sand-digging and crafting!
 Liam discovers the joy of hole punching.

lil' gymnasts

The kids love dressing up in hand-me-down gymnastics leotards. Even Liam. Their preferred gymnast event is jumping off the couches onto a mountain o' pillows.

Em's 31st birthday

Breakfast in bed, dinner out with daddy, loving cards and gifts, and lunch with girlfriends...what more could a birthday girl wish for?? (oh, and gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with whipped cream filling and Nutella buttercream.)

valentine's day party

Bria's 1st grade Valentine's party. (I was the room mother this year.) We played a few silly V-day games, then crafted while listening to Frozen music. And enjoyed delicious treats! What a day full of love.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Texas Snow Day!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cali turns 5!

Our girls are growing up too fast ... Cali wanted a "zebra princess party," and that's what she got! All day she sported new princess pajamas, enjoyed making pancakes with mommy, playing at gymnastics camp, eating pizza, decorating wish pillows and snuggling to a movie (Snow White!) Cali is excited to be five and everyday she asks how big she is!

Bria turns 7!

cupcakes at school, balloons and pink polka dot decor, hair and makeup styling, cupcake decorating, cute presents, new Barbie movie and pink popcorn!! What a great 7th birthday!