Sunday, February 27, 2011


You'd think that by the time your third child comes around you won't be as smitten by every single thing they do. Well, not so much. We are so crazy in love with baby Ava!! We just can't get enough. And I love, love, love how in love Gracie and Haylee are with Ava. It's just the sweetest ever.

Ava is 17 months old now and talking like a big girl. Here are the words she shares with us: sisters, more, juice, milk, bottle, barbie, sophie (my sister's dog), river, water, dog, eat, stuck, cracker, cookie, all of our names, go, no, me, mine, bye-bye, come, bath, down, shoe, outside, jump, climb & play.

Well, those are the words I can think of at the moment. I'm sure she has a few more. She is just so much fun!
I said the other day while kissing her, "Ava! Mommy wants to eat you for a snack!" to which Haylee said, "No, Mommy! Ava not a snack. She a girl."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

grace's prayer

this was grace's prayer at dinner last night:

"dear heavenly father,
thank you for mimi, grandma & papa.
please help us to not run off in the store.
i don't want another spank
and i want to go to the store again with my mommy.
i not happy when i get a spank.
my mommy goes to the store and i want to go, too.
help me to not run off at the store.
my mommy not take me next time.
my mommy give me a spank.
thank you for my food.
jesus christ. amen."

(fyi: we rarely ever give our kids a "spank"... and this is why...they remember = i feel terrible.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

little mermaids

As you all know, Grace & Haylee are only 10 1/2 months apart. Yep. Gave birth twice in 12 months. I totally recommend it to everyone ;)
Long before we knew we were going to be moving back to America, we had Grace and Haylee's mermaid birthday party planned. Well, as it turned out, their party was on the 28th of November and we moved home on the 29th! Craziness. But totally worth it.
So, here's the birthday pictures - two+ months late - but, happy 3rd birthday to our little pixie Haylee & happy 4th birthday to our ballerina Grace!

Friday, February 4, 2011

could i BE any more in love?!?!