Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LeT it SnOw

It snowed!
Our first snow of the season!
It's always a magical thing....the first snow.
You wait, and wait, and wait...and when you finally see those fluffy white flakes falling from the sky something happens inside your soul that you can't describe. --- You can try.
You can try to describe it as, the kid in you coming out, but what if you are a kid...
You can try to describe it as, a peaceful blanket covering the earth as if it was time for the whole world to go to bed under a big, white, down
comforter....but it's cold...

But somehow, no matter how hard you try. You just can't describe the magical thing that happens when it snows for the first time.
 All you can do is try to enjoy it.
You try to build a snowmen....even if it's not the right kind of snow...

You walk, just to see your foot prints, and explore your whole new yard.
You find all the toys that didn't get tucked away some place warm, that are now buried in their cold down comforter of snow.

Or maybe you just sit and watch.
Maybe you are unsure what to do. You don't want to contaminate it with silly things like foot prints or snow men.

But then, when you do decide to brave the cold and unknown, it's fun.
Maybe it makes you scrunch your nose and giggle a bit.
Maybe you just want to stand there and experience this new, cold, fluffy, crunchy, stuff that has taken over your yard.

And maybe you get cold. 
The thrill of it wears off because now your pants are wet and your hands are cold.

Whatever it is. Something happens. Something you can't describe, and something you can't stop from happening. Something inside you scrunches their nose, giggles and needs to go out into those fluffy white flakes falling from the sky. Something inside you is taken over by the crisp, white blanket. Something that calls for hats, gloves, fluffy coats and hot cocoa!
Snow does something indescribably wonderful!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ashley turns 1

Ashley is now 1 year old!
She is amazing! She is so funny and so sweet!
She is the princess and she knows it!
And because she is our princess I felt the need to throw her a part that only an mother can appreciate!
It was way to much for a 1 yr old party and it was Perfect!
Since she was born on December 1st with red hair, she has acquired the nickname of being our redheaded snowflake.
So one of my best friends and neighbor came over and helped me make these snowflakes out of Popsicle sticks!
Front Door
 Here she is in her hand made tutu (by me) and hair bow (by Jenyka)

We didn't do much (HA) in way of food. But what we did have was YUMALICIOUS!!!
Eggnog cookies, Carmel Filled, Apple Cider cookies, Mint Truffle kisses, Candy Cane kisses, and Candy canes!
We even did Snowmen filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows for the party favor!

Enjoying her birthday cupcake!

Playing with her new blocks

This is what happens when you have a mom who thinks it would be funny to put your tutu on your head!

Wearing her new hat playing with her new toy.
how a birthday should be spent

Her Birthday/Christmas dress from her Papa.

I can't believe our BABY is 1. She has grown so much in the past year, and it makes me a little sad that this could very well be the last 1 yr old birthday party I get to throw. In the same breath I Love our little family and we feel completed and our home is bursting with love, laughter, and loud! I wouldn't want it any other way!

Who does that?!

Who goes 2 months without updating their blog!? Apparently, I do, and I am sorry.
Here are some random updates.

Ashley rocked her first Halloween like a pro! She was a ghost and her brothers were super heroes.

Isaac likes to fall asleep wearing hats. He says they're his "night caps"

You know you're doing something right when this is what you see at breakfast time

Isaac won an award for honesty at school

Ashley likes to make funny faces

I love this face!!

Isaac reading bedtime stories

Ashely enjoying her 1st Thanksgiving meal

The boys putting up the tree

Ashley "helping"

This is what happens when you have crackers and Ashley wants them

This is what happens when she doesn't get said crackers

Ashely rockin the bedhead

Rockin the Pig tails
 We went to the fire station to see Santa and the boys were terrified and Ashley screamed. But on the way out they LOVED the fire truck and the fireman!

Isaac writing his letter to Santa.