Friday, February 19, 2010

If Joshua had $100...

A few weeks ago, Mrs. Greenhaw (Joshua's kindergarten teacher) asked the students to write about what they would buy with $100.  This just melted my heart when I saw it.  He wanted to buy his daddy a pair of tennis shoes with the $100.  His teacher told me that afternoon he was the only one in class that wanted to buy a gift for someone else.  How precious.  Can't help but brag a little bit on that one.  This is my child who always tells me, "mommy don't spend your money on me", or "you get me whatever you want me to have."  He is my helper and the one always wanting to help others.  My sweet little man!
He knew daddy had been wanting a new pair of turf shoes for coaching his baseball team.  Those were the tennis shoes he was talking about.   
It reads, "I would give my dad some new tennis (tine) shoes (shz)."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It snowed again

Well, there wasn't 4 inches on the ground, but it was still snow.  So they were determined to build another snowman-this time with Grampy's help.  Boy did they have to work hard. 

Marah with Aunt Carolyn

They did it!

Snow angels

Monday, February 15, 2010

Marah's 5th Birthday (The End)

Marah was so excited about her cake.  She designed it herself.  I have said before how blessed I am to have a mother-in-law that makes ALL my kids birthday cakes.  She lets them choose whatever they would like and she makes it.  Marah told Mimi 'exactly' what she wanted and Mimi did just that.  It was beautiful and delicious (thank you Mimi).
My babies are getting so big!

Happy 5th Birthday Marah!  Mommy, Daddy, Joshua and Macy love you so very much!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Marah's Birthday Tea Party (Part Two)

Marah wanted to have a Tea Party for her 5th birthday, so I started looking to see what little girl's do at tea parties (because I really didn't know).  It seemed fairly easy to pull off, because all Marah was concerned about was dressing up.  She wanted all the girls to wear princess dresses.  They were adorable - all of them.

Mom let us use my grandmother's dishes from her china cabinet.  They were perfect.
Aunt Kellie gave the girls some lessons on "how to be a princess".
We had to make more pictures! 
Marah and Caley
Little Macy even joined in on all the fun.  Don't you love those pink socks:)
Marah and Barklee
Marah, Bailey and Abbie

They all did so good drinking from their little cups.  We served Victorian Tea Room Petit Fours (delicious), strawberries/apples/grapes with caramel dip, heart shaped sandwiches, cheese squares, sweet tea and pink lemonade.
All the princesses
Making some necklaces

And Macy is out (with Mimi)...


Marah decided a LONG time ago exactly how her birthday party would go.  She knew exactly who she wanted to spend the night and exactly how her birthday cake would look.  Friday night included her 5 best friends coming over, eating pizza, birthday cake, lots of playing house, a little guitar hero, a CareBear movie and LOTS of talking before bedtime.  They all had a blast.  I did too just watching them and Macy getting right in there with all the big girls.  I only wish I would have taken a picture of what the playroom looked like before then after.
Marah (with a baby in her tummy)
Bailey & Abbie
Marah & Caley
The sleeping headquarters for the night!