Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our Memorial Day Weekend

We had a lot to do for Memorial Day weekend. Kynzie spent the night at gramma's on Friday night. Maddie was supposed to go, but she was being disobedient and disrespectful so she lost that privelage for the day. We went to my friend Kat's baby shower on Saturday. It was a lot of fun to meet her parents, who flew in from Puerto Rico. Maddie had fun because Kat has a doggie named Mya that Maddie played with for most of the time. We had to leave a tad bit early because we go to Saturday night service.

On Sunday we just hung out at the house then we went to a neighborhood block party a few houses down the street. It was fun to see some neighbors and meet new neighbors. They had a kiddie pool out for the little kiddies and the big kiddies went next door because one of the neighbors has a pool. They also brought out a ping pong table and most of the guys played on that. There were so many kids and it was fun getting to know each other better and having all the kids play together. Maddie and Kynzie took off with their grammy again that night, so Aaron and I decided to watch Indiana Jones. It wasn't the greatest movie, but I did enjoy it. I just love Harrison Ford. We got home a little late, but we got to sleep in the next day so it was great!

On Monday we had to do a lot of shopping and cleaning because people were coming to see the house on Wednesday and I have an all day crop here at the house on Saturday. So we had to do some grocery shopping and what not to get prepared. When the girls came home Monday evening from a day with Grammy, Kynzie looked as though she got into a boxing match with someone. So after her shower, we got this picture of her:

Do you see how her right eye is almost shut? She had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. She got 5 big bites on her face. I felt so bad. Everywhere I went people would ask her if she got an owie on her eye and I'd tell them she got bitten on her eye. I should've said...if you think that's bad, you should see the other kid! LOL!

I ended up having to take her to the doctor's on Tuesday because Maddie was rough-housing Kynzie on Friday and popped Kynzie's elbow out of socket and then it was reinjured two more times. It's nothing serious, it's called Nursemaid's Elbow. We just have to try to make sure not to pull on that arm or hand to hard because now that it's been popped out once, it's very easy to pop it out. The doctor said it would take about 3 weeks to heal.

Ok, well this has gone on long enough, but one last great thing. Maddie had Awards Chapel on Wednesday and she got the Top Phonics Award and All Year All 'A's Honor Roll. We are so proud of her!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm a mess!

If you listen to Christian radio, you probably heard the news of the death of Maria, Steven Curtis Chapman's 5 year old daughter. He wrote this beautiful song, "Cinderella" are the lyrics:

She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I’m sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders
It’s been a long dayAnd there’s still work to do
She’s pulling at me saying, “Dad I need you
There’s a ball at the castle and I’ve been invited
And I need to practice my dancin’
Oh please, Daddy please”
So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone …
She says he’s a nice guy
And I’d be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says, “Dad the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancin’Oh please, Daddy please”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone, she will be gone…

Well, she came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us
All they had planned
She says, “Dad the wedding’s still six months away
But I need to practice my dancin’
Oh please, Daddy please”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

I just downloaded the song to my iPod and I can't stop crying. It's so tragic and so sad. If you don't know what happened. Their family was celebrating the engagement of their eldest daughter and the high school graduation of their oldest son. Maria, who turned 5 just 10 days ago, was struck by one of her older brothers in their driveway. He didn't see the little girl. So now amongst all the celebration they must now bury their 5 year old angel.

Please take a moment to pray for their family. This tragic story really makes you take a step back and appreciate what you have. To read a little bit more about this family, please visit I'm going to go hug my little Cinderellas.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day Pics

We had a great Mother's Day. Aaron actually started Mother's Day for me on Saturday and it lasted through Sunday. He gave me some time alone so I could work on my bow projects (and so he could go Mother's Day shopping). We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and had some yummy country style dishes. Then we hand lunner with the rest of the fam at BJs.

The girls each gave me a Willow Tree Angel. Kynzie gave me one holding a heart and Maddie gave me the Angel of Friendship (she's hugging a puppy). Aaron also got me Popcap Arcade for XBOX 360 and 27 Dresses on DVD. I was very happy.

I also gave Maddie her very own pair of Princess Flop Flops on Mother's Day. She was so happy. Here are some pics!

This is a picture of Kynzie being silly. She decided to put on this headband and tuck her dress into her bloomers. Too funny. She looks like she's about to work out!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Flop Flops

I'm adding a new line to my website...they're called "Flop Flops" (this is what Kynzie calls Flip Flops). Here is my first pair. I made a prototype today and I've already got 5 orders! It's hard to tell with out little feet in them, but these are Kynzie size Flop Flops (toddler 8/9). Whatcha think?

Oh wait...I know they don't match, but she HAD to have them on. Here's a pic with her wearing them!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fun in the sun...and still very busy

A couple weeks ago, we bought an inflatable pool for the girls from Target. We put it up (it took almost an hour to inflate the whole thing) and let the girls play for a while. We had BLTs on sourdough bread and had a nice leasurely Sunday afternoon. We ended up not liking the pool because the slide was really not now we're deflating it and returning it to Target.

Here are pics of the girls enjoying it for the one time:

We also didn't think it would be too water bill friendly. It took a lot of water to fill it just a little and we can't leave it out because we're selling the house. We've decided we're just going to join the new YMCA that opened up down the street. It has a waterpark and everything and it's really close.

At the end of this month I'm having a National Scrapbook Month event at my house. Planning for that has been stressful because I have to spend most of my time filling bow orders, but after that event, I will no longer be organizing that group in order to prepare for our move back to CA. We still haven't had an offer, but the realtor said things are picking up so hopefully soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Been So Busy

It's been a little while since I've blogged on here. I've been pretty busy. In addition to being mommy and wifey, I was working on getting my Bizzy Bows website up and running, filling tons of bow orders (still not done), participating in a bow swap, gathering stuff together for my all day crop at the end of the month, and trying to keep the house clean in the meantime.

My bow business is really growing. I've sold more than 50 bows in a week and half's time (that's a lot of time and a lot of work for little old me). It's so much fun though...I can't complain. I love to make these hair accessory creations. I do miss Kynzie though. I feel like I don't sit and play with her as much as I normally that's my plan for the day. Today is my off day...I just officially decided that.

Maddie is taking her Kindergarten graduation pictures today. I can't believe she only has a little over month of school left. Her first year of school just flew by and she's grown so much from it. She's reading like a pro and I'm so proud of her.

We still haven't had an offer on the house, but we're ok. We know God has a plan and we're excited to see how that will unfold. He's always taken care of us.

Anyhow...time for me to go enjoy Kynzie. I hope you find joy and blessings for the rest of your day (and always)!