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."

before
 after

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!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The "seecret clnr" and bacon

I found this sweet love note one morning from the "seecret clnr." Said cleaners lovingly cooperated to clean their room.
"Dear Emily and David,, we hope that you like our really clean house. Love, The Secret Cleaner."

And, on Sunday morning, we had a bacon party. The kids alone ate almost 2 lbs [and that's with rationing!]. Here's their bacon party song!
video

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Liam's 3rd birthday!

Liam enjoyed a very happy, pirate-themed third birthday! Cupcakes, presents, McDonald's, and friends! 

His favorite things right now:
  • Playing with anything that goes ... cars, trucks, planes, trains, boats
  • McNuggets & sweet n' sour sauce
  • Squirting the hose 
  • Using spray bottles to "clean"
  • Sleeping in the girls' beds
  • Singing "Twinkle Twinkle"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of school!

Cali officially started Pre-K at Ms Michelle's. She says she is most excited to "learn how to make food and play upstairs." 
*Disclaimer: both the girls selected their own first-day outfits.

Bria's first day of 1st Grade. Her teacher at Degan Elementary is Mrs. Little. She is excited to "learn how to read and play with friends."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fourth of July 2013


 Camping out in Aunt Amy's backyard -- including headlamps
 makin' s'mores




who needs a swimsuit?