Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We had a birthday party for Celeste this past Saturday, and we had a BLAST!  We had it at the place where Celeste takes her gymnastics classes.  I found these cute invitations on Shutterfly that were perfect for her party.

We had the entire building for the children to do ANYTHING they wanted.  The children went absolutely crazy.  Trinity loved the tumble track!

The foam pit, and swinging rope were also a favorite.

Did you notice her hair?  She pulled out her bows and pig tail.  She has one pig tail barely holding on.  I can't get her to keep anything in her hair anymore!

Walking the balance beam.  She just loved this!  Her hair just cracks me up!

Celeste swinging on the bars.  She put chalk on her hands..a lot of it!

Lilah swinging on the zip line!
The birthday girl!

After the children played for about an hour and a half we went to the party room
to eat pizza and cake!.

Presents are always the favorite part!  
Celeste wanted to open them before we sang happy birthday and cut the cake!

Blowing out her candle!

Since I was going with brown and pink I thought it would be cute and frugal to use plain brown paper bags and tie them up with a pink bow.  I think they turned out cute!
We had a wonderful day with family and friends celebrating our precious, now 4 year old, Celeste!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Celeste

Today, four years ago I became a Mommy of two. 
My sweet Celeste Cynthia (named after my Mom) was born. 
She was small and just so beautiful. 
Celeste is very tenderhearted.
Very sweet
She loves to help everyone.
She is a great BIG and little sister.
She has grow up before us just way to fast.
So on this special day my sweet sweet Celeste,
I just want you to know how loved you are.
We feel so very blessed that God gave you to us. 
You are such a joy and you bring so much life to our family.
We love you baby and
Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dress Up

Every little girl
loves to dress up

and wear high heels

and hats

and wave pom poms

But this little princess bride...

will be 4 tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Almost

Hey...What are BIG sisters for?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sewing Classes

I have always had an interest in sewing.  My grandmother would spend endless hours at her sewing machine making me beautiful dresses, dolls, and play clothes.  I can remember when I was little I really wanted an outfit like a little girl from the Sound of Music because at the time that was my favorite movie.  Remember the clothes Maria made out of curtains?  I loved them as a child.  My grandmother whipped up a cute little outfit like the one I wanted.  I still have teeny tiny Barbie clothes that my grandmother made for my mom when she was a little girl.  The detail on the Barbie clothes are simply impressive.  My goal is to be able to make dresses for my children along with other fun things.  I know there are countless beautiful dresses available to buy in any store, but there is something special about a Mama making a dress for her girls.  A few years ago my husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas.  I had no idea how to use it, so I carefully followed all the directions in the manual it comes with.  I started to practice sewing little blankets and pillows for my girl's baby dolls.  A few weeks ago I signed up for sewing classes at our local Singer store.  This week will be my 5th class, and already I have learned so much.  My first class was just an intro to sewing, and I learned all the basic tools needed, and how to properly sew.  I quickly learned I was not sewing the way I was supposed to be.  My second and third class we made pillowcases.
My girls picked out their own fabric and I really enjoyed putting these together.  I still have to make one more for Celeste.  I also want to learn how to quilt, so the class I took last Friday was a very simple quilted table runner.  Since spring is just right around the corner, we started a cute spring bunny runner. 
My sewing teacher helped cut the pieces according to the pattern.  I put the bunnies together, and I love that there are 3 bunnies for my 3 little girls.  I chose my girl's favorite colors for the bows of the bunnies, and the buttons for the eyes are the colors of my girl's eyes.  Two with brown and one with green. 

Now I just need to do my homework and put the pieces partially together, and iron some triangle pieces that will go around the runner.
This Friday I am going to finish, and then start on a birthday runner.  Celeste's birthday is next week, and Trinity's is next month, so I wanted to make a runner to go on their cake table.  The pattern is a tiered cake with "Happy Birthday" appliquéd on it.  I think I am going to go with pink and brown fabric because it will go with pretty much any birthday theme for girls.  After I finish I am going to start on summer dresses for the girls.  I need to learn how to follow a pattern.  So I have a lot of work ahead of me, and did I mention I am super excited?  I am totally expanding on my domestic abilities!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


My girls love to act SILLY...

and JUMP

and LAUGH...

and if you haven't noticed yet...they love to pick out their own clothes.