Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday Week Recap

Last week was a very busy week with Madeline and Lydia's birthdays. On Saturday, the girls had their birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's in Goldsboro. They had a great time and I think their friends enjoyed it as well.

Here they are blowing out their birthday candles, just after doing a little song and dance with Chuck E. Cheese.

Madeline's Littlest Pet Shop cake.


Lydia's Pink Panther cake.



Margo liked her first trip to Chuck E. Cheese's, but really liked the balloons.



Lydia posing on her actual birthday, 3/15. This was taken right before going to church. She was so excited that day and told nearly everyone she saw that it was her birthday. The congregation sang Happy Birthday to her. And she announced in her sing-songy way that she was going to kindergarten!!!



Here she is about to blow out the candles on her cake and her little bowl of frosting. She doesn't care much for the actual cake part of a cake. In fact, her idea of eating a cupcake is licking the frosting off. I've always said I should just stick a candle in a bowl of frosting for her. And this year, I did that!

Madeline celebrated with a birthday party snack in her classroom. And just before her party, she was surprised by Grandpa, who was the Mystery Reader for her class that day!!!



That evening, we celebrated with dinner at Cracker Barrel and then came back home for cake and presents. Madeline had help from her sissies.
We were definitely caked out by the end of the week (or at least I was....from making them). It was a good week, though. It's always busy, but filled with so much excitement from the girls. So now only 3 months 'til it's Margo's turn. Oh my.....
Medical Updates
Madeline had her cast taken off on Thursday. Her arm is still not completely healed, but the orthopaedist felt it was OK to take it off. She is still guarding it quite a bit. Definitely no soccer for her this season.
Lydia had her Kindergarten shots and a finger prick yesterday and she and David survived. I decided that since David was off yesterday, he should get to experience holding down a very strong-willed 5 year-old!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Seven is Sweet and Sassy

Guess who has a birthday today????
Happy 7th Birthday, Madeline!!!!
Seven years ago today our lives changed forever. David and I welcomed our first born. We were first-time parents and our parents were first-time grandparents. This brand new little life was a whole new kind of love we had never experienced. Thanks Madeline for letting us take the plunge into parenthood with you. You are a blessing to us and bring us lots of joy. You are such a great big sister and little mama to Lydia and Margo. And you'll always be my first baby. We love you!!
Here are Madeline's responses to the interview that I did with Lydia for her birthday blog post.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Stop frolicking.

2. What makes mom happy?
When we listen to you.

3. What makes mom sad?
When Margo, Lydia and me are dying.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When you pretend you're burping.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
She had black hair and she was very little.

6. How old is your mom?
36

7. How tall is your mom?
36 inches

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Go to the spa.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Watch TV, do laundry, and eat food.

10. If your mom becomes, famous, what will it be for?
For cleaning the world and North Carolina.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Cooking

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Basketball

13. What does your mom do for her job?
She works with babies and changes their diapers.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Pizza Inn

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
That you're a mom.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
A Baby Looney Toon

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Go shopping

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Cause I was born out of your tummy and I look the same as you.

19. How are you and your mom different?
Cause you have black hair and I have blonde hair.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Cause I came out of her tummy.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Cause he brought you food today.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Disney World

Below is a photo montage of Madeline over the last seven years. Enjoy!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

And just like that, she's FIVE!!!!

Today is Lydia's 5th birthday. Like I say every year, it's hard to believe another year has flown by! I honestly cannot imagine life without Lydia. She loves life to the fullest and keeps us in stitches!! She's definitely one of a kind and we do love our Lydi-Bug. Happy Birthday Lydia!!

So there's a thing going around on facebook where you interview your child. I decided to do it for today's blog post, from a fresh 5 year-old. Here is my interview with Lydia, and her exact responses:

1. What is something mom always says to you?
I don't know.

2. What makes mom happy?
If we be good.

3. What makes mom sad?
When Margo grows up cause you like babies.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When you say "sumpin" funny to me.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
You looked like me.

6. How old is your mom?
I forgot. Every time I can't remember.

7. How tall is your mom?
You're like 40 pounds.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Work on the computer.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Just work on the computer.

10. If your mom becomes, famous, what will it be for?
I don't know what famous means.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Tic Tac Toe

12. What is your mom not very good at?
The Pizza Game

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Go to work.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
A pear or maybe potatoes.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When you tell me "sumpin" that's really good for me to figure out.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Pink "Panfer"

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Maybe play games.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Because when we were little kids I looked the same to you and you looked the same to me. But was I born in somebody else's tummy?

19. How are you and your mom different?
Because you have a bigger nose and I have a shorter nose.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Because when she's proud of me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Being married.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
The State Fair

I thought it was fun to see how she would answer those questions. I especially liked her answer to #18! Below is a photo montage of Lydia over the past five years. I'll post pics of her big day later.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Cast

Madeline finally got her cast. Our appointment was at 5pm, and it was around 6pm when she actually got it! Just in case you can't tell from the picture, it's HOT PINK!!!!!!!!!

Waiting for it to dry.


Waiting for our breakfast for dinner at IHOP (Madeline's choice).


She is so excited about getting signatures. She even signed her own name.



David finding the perfect spot to sign "Daddy". I have a feeling that by the time she gets home from school on Friday, the cast will appear black with all the signatures she plans to get.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

I'm a proud mama....

She's been practicing a lot over the past few days and she's got it!!! We're doing a song in children's choir with the books of the New Testament. We told the kids that if they could recite them to us, we would treat them to something fun, like a trip to McDonalds or the bowling alley. Madeline's earned hers. Lydia knows the song pretty well, but gets mixed up when reciting them. That itself is probably video worthy.....all her cute mispronunciations.
Anyway.....pause the playlist and take a listen: