Friday, March 25, 2011

Charlotte's Prayer

I heard Charlotte pray for the first time last night. Parks has heard her once before because he puts her to bed but it was my first taste of that sweetness. We were about to eat and instead of asking Kate to pray, Parks asked Charlotte and she said,

"Sure, Thank you God for my mommy and my daddy....and my mommy and my daddy.... and the turtle and Sissy"

So, she's done and I said, "Good job, Charlotte umm....the turtle?" And she said in her sweet little high voice, "Oh yea, hi tiny little turtle." I followed her gaze down to her plate to one tiny piece of broccoli slaw that she had separated from the rest and put on the edge of her place and was gently touching and calling "turtle". Wow, she's special!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beautiful Weekend

The weather is getting nicer by the day, I hope it's not going to backtrack. Saturday we went to the Arboretum and met up with the Phelps family. The kiddos were mesmerized by the fish. There were a couple of moments when Ben or Charlotte could have easily taken a swim if they hadn't been intercepted.

My wonderful friend, Lauren, spent Saturday with us and we even got to have a ladies night out. Good food, good conversation, it was wonderful.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Dress Making

I've been so busy sewing curtains and pillows that I have neglected making dresses. I cleaned out my closet the other day and found the fabric and ribbon that I had already bought for these long sleeved dressed for LK and Charlotte. Now they each have one to wear while we still have some cool weather.

Also, I just couldn't resist making these for my friend, Shelley's twins. They turn ONE today. The gift is more for her to say congrats for surviving the hardest (most wonderful!) year ever :) Who can resist the matching clothes.

Thursday, March 03, 2011


Some of these are blurry, but what a sweet moment to capture. Dessert of chocolate pudding from the big bowl in princess dresses.

Pictures I stole from my sister-in-law

Ashley not only has a great camera, but she takes the best pictures. I love this moment she captured between Nona and Lily Kate

Here are all the cousins on my mother's side of my family. Can you tell which one is my brother? It's pretty obvious.