Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Because Easter was well over a month ago, the only thing I remember is that church was good.  Afterwards, we came home for pictures and a nice Easter dinner.  Wished I'd blogged about it sooner because I would've had better details.  Oh well.  Enjoy!


Savannah was SO tired and just wanted a nap.  Poor thing was miserable.  I asked her for a "really, really, really big smile for mommy???"  This is what she gave me and I was grateful.

Scarlett being Scarlett :o)

 Surprisingly, Liz did well.  I only got three pics that look just like this.  Then she was ready to go.

As usual, Jeremiah gave me a run for my money in order to get a nice picture.  After all of the pain and suffering, I got a picture I was FINALLY happy with!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Scarlett's 5th Birthday

WHAT?!  I can't believe my baby girl turned five on April 14th!  She opted for a family dinner at TGIFridays.  Her first choice was to go to China?!?!  One of her classmates is from China and I think that's where that idea came from.  Anyway, Miss. Scarlett had a heck of a birthday!  

The night before and after the girls went to bed, Jeremiah and I used our ninja skills to hang balloons and streamers from her bedroom ceiling.  When she woke up, she loved it and was so happy.  The day took off from there.  Here's a peek at her festivities!

First, she had a class party at school.  Jeremiah even made a cameo appearance.

Then, we had dinner at TGI Friday's!  The staff sang to her and she had the biggest bowl of ice cream ever!

Finally, we had her after party at home with more cake and presents!  Savannah was feeling left out by not opening any presents.  Realizing what was going on, Scarlett voluntarily told her that she could open one of her birthday gifts.  How sweet was that?!  I love this kid!  Anyway, Scarlett made out like a bandit this year.

I love Scarlett for so many reasons!  She loves to bring me flowers...from the backyard...or a rose from the rose bush...or a dandelion when we're at the park.  She loves going to school, story time at the library, the park, and church.  She and Savannah still fight over who will say the prayer for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before going to bed.  She loves to pose when I take her picture.  I love her hair, giggle, smile and just everything about her.  I love that she is so lovable and so giving.  Well, most of the time.  I also love that she loves her sisters dearly.  I love when she says to me "oh, may I help?!"  Or, "I want to help!"  One of my favorite things?  When she says "I love you" or "thank you" emphatically.  Anyway, we sure love this little girl of ours.  Happy 5th birthday, sweetheart!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sophia's Stander

On April 4th Sophia was fitted for a stander.  Now that she is stronger and can (somewhat) bear weight on her joints, she is ready for a stander!  Ideally, the stander should provide support for her while she is standing.  Thus, making her stronger.  Our hope is that she will be strong enough to stand and eventually herself one day.  It was a long morning but here is a snapshot of the process. 

Stander #3 didn't provide nearly the support that she needed.  Plus, this one allowed her to bounce way more than she needed.  In short, she played more than she worked.  

 Stander #2 didn't have an adjustable tray.  Plus, it didn't have many positions. 

And the winner is?  Stander #1! It can do several positions and can adjust as she grows.  The bonus? It comes in pink :o)

 She'll need to stand in it several times a day for a certain amount time.  We'll work out those details later.  The stander should be here sometime during the summer.  I can't wait!!!

 She started to find her groove in it.  After all, it is important that she feels comfortable.  We thought she liked it, too. 

 I love...

...this baby!