Monday, July 07, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
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).
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Cali's first lost tooth
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
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
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.
Em's 31st birthday
valentine's day party
Friday, December 06, 2013
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!