Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Day 152 - May 31, 2016

Briar is my mini-me. She loves order and cleanliness. She joyfully drops everything and runs to unload the dishwasher when it finishes. She is the first to offer to tidy up the day's playroom mess. She helps me load the washing machine and put the clean clothes away. She begs me to let her scrub the toilet and if she sees a toy out of place, she's sure to correct it. She's a girl after my own heart! I'm hopeful that her love of cleaning and toilet scrubbing will continue into her teenage years.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Day 151 - May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 150 - May 29, 2016

Our 1st BBQ of the summer!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Day 149 - May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Day 148 - May 27, 2016

Today was Adelyn's last day of preschool. I can't believe my baby will be going to kindergarten in just a few months. No better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than a playdate with the girls' best friends!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Day 147 - May 26, 2016

This morning, we told our birthday girl that it was her special day and she could choose to do anything she wanted today. We expected to hear, "I want to go to Disneyland!" but instead, her only request was to go to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch and play in the climbing tunnels.

After breakfast, Adelyn dove into building the Lego set Briar had picked out for her. She sat for nearly 3 hours straight putting each piece carefully in place. She has become a Lego master and was so proud of herself when she had finished.

At Chuck E. Cheese, the girls ate, climbed, danced and played their little hearts out for hours.

Our day ended with yet another birthday cake made using all the leftover icing and white chocolate ganache in the fridge. It may not have been the prettiest cake, but our 5-year-old thought it was perfect and loved every bite!

Happy 5th Birthday, my sweet Addy Grace! 
We love you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 146 - May 25, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 144 - May 23, 2016

Day 143 - May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Day 142 - May 21, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day 140 - May 19, 2016

One of the girls' favorite thing to do is collect rolly pollies around our yard. I'm always amazed at how many they bring to show me. Today, Adelyn asked me to Google "what do rolly pollies eat?" I read the answer to her and she ran outside and stuffed her bug catcher full of leaves, grass and flowers. I love seeing her maternal instinct come out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Day 139 - May 18, 2016

Today, Briar was instructed to draw a family portrait in her art class. It was very sweet that she chose to include Grandpa in her picture since he was a daily part of our family life for the last week. The girls sure do miss him.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Day 138 - May 17, 2016

How can we begin to thank Grandpa for building our girls' dream playhouse? There were no plans or instructions, just a picture and a dream and some how, Grandpa was able to build an incredible playhouse that the girls and their friends will enjoy for years to come. Thank you, Grandpa, for a dream come true!

P.S. Anyone want to come over and help me paint it?

Day 137 - May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Day 136 - May 15, 2016