Sunday, May 27, 2012

simple things sunday - all about mom

this week's simple thing....being a MOMMY!


For Mother's Day Chloe filled out this "all about my MOM" questionaire that I downloaded here and I think it is SO funny!  I love that she thinks I weigh only 40lbs and am 5 years old.  This is too precious and I can't wait to do this again next year to see how her responses change. 
 It's the best thing in the whole world being a mommy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

The last two years Clay and I have been in Mexico for Mother's Day so I haven't been able to share it with my mom and my little girl.  This year the three of us girls went on a weekend getaway to celebrate together to make up for the last two years!  We went to the CDA Resort and stayed the night.  It was a beautiful weekend to be on the lake and we had such a great time!  We lounged in our room, played on the beach and in the park, swam in the swimming pool and ate some really delicious food!  Chloe's favorite part was jumping off the side of the pool into mommy's arms which she did about 50 times;)  It was definitely a mother's day I won't forget!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Remember Ariel?

Remember our kitty Ariel that Chloe brought home soon after her 3rd birthday last July?  Remember this winter when Ariel rode to town under the hood of Grandma's car and Grandma saw her running down the alley as she was pulling into her garage?  Remember how we had to say "goodbye" to Ariel as we could not find her anywhere?  Well guess what??!!!  Chloe went to preschool friend, Chloe B's today to play.  Chloe B's cat had kittens and the girls had SO much fun playing with those kittens.  When daddy picked up Chloe she had to show him the kittens and who do you think the mama of those kittens is??....ARIEL!!!!  How random is it that she ended up at Chloe's friends house?!  We are glad we finally found her and that she made it to a new and loving home!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

simple things sunday...must love babies

this week's simple thing:

sweet little baby cuddles

My hope is that my little girl will someday be a big sister!  She would be SUCH a GOOD big sister, I just know it!  Look how sweet and gentle she is in this picture with baby Scarlett.  Her new thing lately is for her daddy and I to pretend we are babies and she is the momma.  She is such a good momma to us babies;) 

The first Wednesday of this month after I picked Chloe up from preschool we went and visited my best friend and her sweet little babies.  It was a very fun afternoon of just hanging out together.  Chloe had so much fun playing with and holding each baby.  She loves them so much! 

Playing with baby Opal.

Holding baby Isaac.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teacher's Appreciation Day

I always like to do something for Chloe's Preschool teacher, Joan when it comes to Teacher Appreciation Day to show her just how much we really do appreciate her!  Joan is such an awesome teacher and I can't thank her enough for all the hard work she has put in with the kids.  Chloe has learned so much from her in the past 2 years and we are so proud.  We love teacher Joan SO MUCH! We were very excited when she offered to do a preschool/playschool two days a week through the summer.  If it wasn't for this Chloe would hardly see any friends this summer except for the occasional play dates since she doesn't go to a daycare.  She needs/loves her time with her friends so I know this will be great for her and she will love it.  This is what we made teacher Joan to show our appreciation this year!  I found this super cute idea over HERE.  Hope she loves it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

simple things sunday - triplets!

How stinkin' ADORABLE is this recent capture of my very best friend's triplets???

This was taken on Saturday by Angie, who is a professional photographer located in Spokane, Washington. She is a fabulous photographer and has been taking my little C's pictures since she was a newborn.  I am always amazed at the beautiful photos she captures.  Check out her website here!  Not only is she an amazing photographer but she also is making these gorgeous handcrafted crowns!  They are so cute as props in photos of little ones!  I'm already looking forward to having Chloe's 4 year pics taken in just a few short months!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Last Friday - May 4th, I organized a SURPRISE 60th birthday party for my mom.  I made pedicure appointments for her and I at 5pm and then told her we would be meeting Clay, Chloe and just close family for dinner at Shenanigan's afterwards.  SURPRISE!  There were over 40 people in that banquet room when we showed up.  Mom was completely shocked and everyone had a fabulous time!  Happy 60th Mom!  WE LOVE YOU! 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

simple things sunday - fishing

Yesterday we took Chloe fishing for the first time!  We signed her up for this kids fishing derby where all the kids get fishing poles and t-shirts.  They are allowed to catch 3 fish in their allotted fishing time.  Chloe caught two, but one got away as daddy was pulling the hook from it's mouth - oops!  It was quite chilly out, but Chloe had fun and that is all that counts!  Check out her new purple fishing pole...daddy helping her reel...and the fish she caught!