Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stylin', Outtakes, and more!

 How cute is the newest three year old on the block?

 I think she enjoyed hamming it up for the camera.  Don't you?

 And how about the whole crew of cousins surrounding Grandpa?
 Lookin good!
 The Philipp family was well coordinated!
 We were all about hugs!
 Cute pic of the Nuspls...check below for the outtakes!

 Sisters goofing off!
 Nuspls- trying to get it together!
 Hilarious.  I love it.
 And now we're ready to change clothes and enjoy the day!

The Easter Bunny brought new chalk...so we enjoyed and decorated Grandpa's driveway!  It was a great day to enjoy family - we hadn't seen everyone in a while and it was good to be together.  

Easter Morning!

 The Bunny was here!  
 Caroline woke me bright and early to tell me to come downstairs because the Easter Bunny had left eggs all over our house!
 She also shared that the cat was in the garage - she apparently opened the door to the garage looking for Easter Baskets.  Lucy was afraid and didn't want the E.B. to come to her house.  Mommy was going to write a note to tell the E.B. to leave the goodies in the garage or on the porch...but this Mommy forgot to write a note.  
 I guess it's a good thing that Lucy forgot all about her fear.  She was too excited to hunt for those eggs!

 So excited to find the chocolate bunny!
 New beachy cover-ups are fun to model!
It was a fun morning indeed!  We are blessed!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Easter Parade!

 Too too cute!

 I was thrilled that their pink dresses still fit them this year, so we paused Easter morning for a quick photo shoot!  I love these sweet tender moments.  I know they won't always be so cooperative and loving, so I'll enjoy these moments while I can.

 In front of the cross of flowers on Easter Sunday.

Can you tell they've had some sugar?  What a fun and beautiful day.  More pics to come...

Chalk stars!

 It was a sunny day and we were ready to play...
 Check out those knees.
 Oh yes.  She's covered.
 But we didn't care.  We were way too involved in our chalk creating!

Hopscotch!  We've had such a rough winter, we are soaking up every bit of these gorgeous spring days!  

Friday, May 9, 2014


 We decided to celebrate 3 in style - at our favorite Mexican restaurant!  Ole!

 And we started our day with a birthday donut cake!
 Nikki, our babysitter, gave Lucy a new Barbie!  It was a hit!
 As you can see here..she's not too interested in sharing!

 She loved her new doggie guitar from Mommy and Daddy!
 And our too sweet neighbor spoiled Lucy with a new cd player and music cd's!
 Can you believe it?  3?  Where does the time go?

 She loves her new "Jingle" kitty from Aunt Jill!
 Caroline got presents too!  How fun!
 And the celebrating just keeps continuing...Dinner at Benny's with Papa Smith!
I think this 3 year old must feel special after all this celebrating!  I'm so worn out it took me til May to post it on the blog!  Sweet little Lucy, you are mighty stubborn in your ways at age 3, but there is certainly never a dull moment!  You are headstrong, and body strong and you light up our world in ways we never imagined!  You stomp that foot and show your strong will and fight for your voice with your big sister!  I love how instead of  "yes I am" you always say "Yes I man", and you call Jingle "Dingle".  You LOVE that kitty to pieces..and sometimes she fights back and nips at you - but you just keep going!  You don't ever let it stop you!  I wish you were a little less stubborn at bedtime.  You almost always get back out of bed and turn your light on.  We've found you on the floor, under your bed and in your bed in the morning - silly girl!  I guess you like to travel at night.  The baby gate and the toddler door knob covers are no match for you!  You have a deep love for fruit snacks, yogurt, Peppa Pig, and Bubble Guppies.  You love the movie "Frozen" that Papa Smith bought you and you and your sister do a pretty fine job singing the songs, too!  It's your first choice for what to watch.  And in perfect little sister fashion, you always want to do exactly what your sister does.  If she's asks for a special cup, or certain snack, you always follow suit!  You love her so much, and in fact, you love everybody!  You always go around and give hugs, which are more like just head leaning, to everyone you meet.  What a happy, stubborn, wonderful joyful girl you are!  Happy, Happy 3rd birthday Lucy bug!  You told me when you grow up you want to be a ladybug!  Guess what?  Me too!  :)  We love you sweetie!- Mommy