Monday, June 26, 2017

Eight years of pure joy...

It's officially official. Scarlett is 8 years old. She can be baptized. She WANTS to be baptized. She no longer has to ride in a booster seat. She claims that she "feels" older too. So she must!

I love this little girl so so so much. She packs a powerful punch of sass, humor, and love unconditional. I wish the world around her could see how loud she is. She has real opinions and real dreams that others don't always hear about because she's not ready to share all of that with everyone. But thankfully she shares all of that with me, and I consider that a huge honor. 

We love you, Scarlett Paige. You're a true gem to this world. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fancy free...

I think it's safe to say that Christian is enjoying the Summer...

Birthday dinner...

We have a little tradition that when its your birthday, you get to choose just about any restaurant and eat out alone with Chris and I. Scarlett chose Dairy Queen. She's a true sucker for those banana splits. Chris and I fantasized about begging her to go somewhere that would taste better but we didn't have the heart to turn her down. And our pocketbooks appreciated her decision too.

Losing to an 8 year old...

I got beat at the game of life today. Scarlett won. But only by a million bucks, so I guess that life will go on...

Stuck like glue...

Today we sat under a tree and picked glue off our hands to pass the time. It's the simple things...



Johnny...

I took the kids to the very best antique shop in the world (at least in my opinion) and the girls found this little guy. They begged for him and when I saw the $5 price tag I wasn't about to balk at their request. I wish all dolls were that cheap. He's a 1950's doll and they named him "Johnny." And he looks like a Johnny, don't ask me why.

We headed to Walmart and purchased preemie diapers and two little onesies...oh and of course booties. Okay, okay...I got sucked into my childhood but even still he was under $20 with everything included.

He has lots of love too. The girls have been taking care of him and are taking turns on who gets to change his diaper, dress him and sleep with him at night.

I wish I were a child again...


Friday, June 23, 2017

Who's that trapping over my bridge...

I took the kids on an easy trail hike today. They played in a stream under a bridge and reenacted one of my favorite childrens books "billy goats gruff." Scarlett ended up accidently getting wet and I quickly snapped this candid picture of her frustration. She makes me laugh on a daily basis.