Thursday, June 26, 2008

More Pictures Because Pictures are Fun

When I read other people's blogs, I enjoy looking at pictures, so, lucky you, you get some more pictures of the girls to look at. I love looking at pictures of my family so you must enjoy it too. Here are some pics of the beach and Mariah at Princess Camp.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Little Outside Fun

Copycat Ambria.

Smile for the camera. Mariah loves it when I take pictures!

It didn't take Ambria very long before she belly flopped into her pool.

Still belly flopping.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Blog About Blogs

I don't like to read long blogs, so I write short blogs so you don't have to read long blogs either. I am such a nice blogger. (Not to say those of you who write long blogs aren't nice. I like you).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Painted Rocks

When I was younger, I had a rock collection of the most beautiful rocks from my driveway (trust me, it was awesome). Not only did I collect them, I had to wash them with soap and then proceed to color them with markers, paint them, or even put wiggly eyes on the masterpieces and make them my friends.

Mariah must be my child because she enjoys this same weird obsession.

So, how is it that beautiful childhood rocks can turn into something so ugly and painful? Thankfully, children can enjoy this part of Creation before they realize the effect they might have in the future.

Is it possible for God to turn ugly rocks, even unintentional rocks, into beautiful rocks again?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Update from Yesterday

Don't worry, I did get some donuts last night just in time to celebrate before the day was over!! I know all of you that read this were wondering if I was serious. Yup.

Friday, June 6, 2008

National Doughnut Day

Just in case you were wondering when National Doughnut Day is TODAY! Check this out

Also, note: the article spells it "doughnut" instead of "donut." I prefer donut.
Now, I have to go celebrate!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mariah Knows Spanish!

Dad: Mariah, let's go for a walk. Go get your slippers (He accidently said slippers instead of shoes).

Mariah: Slippers? Dad, I can't go outside with slippers. They will get all rusty.

Dad: Rusty?

Mariah: Yeah. Rusty means dirty in Spanish.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Three Loves of My Life

I'm so in love with my family and I am so blessed beyond belief to have a wonderful husband and two girls who are so full of love.

I love watching Jerry as he helps Mariah learn how to ride a bike, plant a tomato garden, and draw with chalk. I love it that he knows all of Mariah's baby dolls' names and tells Mariah stories about Boobie the Bear and Timmy the Turtle. I love watching him have Dance Parties in our living room as he rocks out to kid songs. I love how Jerry gets excited as Ambria takes more and more steps and learns new things and tries to get her to say new words. I love how he carries Ambria and tries to kiss her using the loudest sound effects possible.

I love how Mariah insists on wearing dresses everyday, but only the ones that twirl. I love how she randomly says that she loves me. I love when we sit in the chair and read Little Critter books before bed. I love how Mariah plays and uses her imagination for hours on end. I love peeking on Mariah only to find her singing and dancing on her bed while no one is looking.

I love watching Ambria's curious mind work as she tries to figure out the world. I love when she talks to herself in her crib, and gets excited when she sees dogs out the window and says "doggie" but sometimes gets mixed up and says "baby." I love her wobbly steps and watching the excitement on her face as she walks across the room. I love how Ambria follows me around the house and tugs on my leg.

This is my life...and I love it.