Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
We were so happy to receive a new picture of our "Dumpling".  She made an Easter bonnet at pre-school this week.  It's almost as big as she is, but then she IS a peanut! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Belated St. Pat's Day

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."
Cali, Camryn, PopPop and I celebrated St. Pat's Day on Friday.  It was a good day for Camryn to come for a playdate.  Both of the girls were so excited to be together for the day.  We did a few crafts, but since it was so nice outside, the girls wanted to go for a walk.  The girls wanted to push their babies in the buggies.  They were both so fussy with their babies.  The babies had to be sitting perfectly straight.  If they weren't , we had to stop so they could take care of them.  They were so funny.

Both of the girls love sausage, so we had sausage and mac/cheese for lunch.  For dessert, St. Patrick's Day cupcakes.  That was the hit of the day!

Cali had to go shopping for all the party goods.  She kept coming to the cart with more and more.  Finally, I said we had enough.  She loved wearing all the crazy things, but Camryn wasn't too sure about all of it.

We kept telling the girls to stay at the side of the road.  They were so busy talking and fussing with their babies to pay attention as to where they were.  All the cars that drove by just smiled and waved.  They did look cute walking down the street.

This picture is from last year when I was in the UAE visiting my "Far Away Family".  We were visiting an animal refuge that day.  It was so!  The funny thing about it was, we were sweating buckets and the animals were in their air-conditioned houses. I'm really missing these kids and need to see them soon!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Always Raise Your Pinkie

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony know as Afternoon Tea."
Tuesday is our day with Camryn.  They have Bible Study in the morning, so we usually get to their house late morning.  She always comes in yelling "hello" and so full of energy.

She had a new tea set ready and waiting for us.  Actually, it was Bethany's when she was a little girl.  It's actually china, but Camryn was very careful with it and warned us to be careful also.

She served both of us tea, told us to be careful, it was hot!  I took a sip of my tea BUT, I didn't do it correctly.  She said "No mam, do it this way!", and held up her pinky finger.  Sorry, being the mother of 3 boys, I totally forgot how ladies should drink a cup of tea!  Believe me, this Tuesday I WILL remember.

                                        Good job PopPop!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Pics From CA

"Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.
I have 2 new pictures of my babies in CA.  We love getting them, but it makes me miss them even more.   Here, they are trying on the things their daddy brought back from a recent trip.

 This little guy has grown so much and is really developing a personality.  They say he is such a good baby.  When they moved, we rarely saw his eyes.  Now, he is smiling and I'm missing all of these milestones.  I just need to hold and give these kids some Mammam attention!