Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halfway...year 9

Nine?! I cant believe how quickly we got here, and how fast time really does fly. Nine is by far the hardest birthday for me. Nine means we are halfway. Nine means we only have nine more years of your childhood.

I can still remember the day you were born, the day my life changed forever. Holding you for the first time was magical, and I could fill my whole whorl shift apart. It clicked back together in the most wonderful of ways.

And here we are nine years later at the half way point. I wont  lie today, this month, its hard for me. Its a remember of how precious this time of life really is and how incredibly blessed I am to be your mommy. I love you more than you could possibly know and I am insanely proud of you, Ladybug.

Eight was an interesting year for you. It had a lot of trials and struggles. You went through so much and no amount of mommy kisses could make it all better. But you came though it and have started to grow into a wonderful young lady. You have endless amounts of kindness, and grace of forgiveness when people hurt you. I like to believe you get those traits from me. I know they can be hard ones to have sometimes, but you are far stronger than I could ever imagine. And you are so much braver than you believe. There isn't a challenge out there that you couldn't overcome. Oh, my ladybug girl, you are so smart and witty. I love getting to see the way you devour books and knowledge.

I am continuously impressed by you and look forward to seeing what happens in year 9!

I love you! Love, Mommy 

Monday, October 23, 2017

I am back

It's been almost a year since I wrote last, not just on here. I miss it. I miss blogging, and the written word. I miss this creative outlet and the ability to document our lives. I have just missed everything that comes with blogging. So, I am bring it back. I am taking time to do the things I love most in life and those things that truly bring me joy. I am sure I will have more to say and I am already planning blogs, and my head is filled with ideas and ribbons of words just waiting for me to write.

However, for now, I am going to let this be a rambled mess. I am going to leave it short and sweet. I am going to say "I am back!"

Friday, October 28, 2016

21 month update

You still love the swing but scream for higher, higher!
You are so beyond stubborn! 
And the sass, oh man the sass! 
You love Daddy time, especially playing video games with him. 
You discovered dress up. 
And you love to explore. 
You have also started pretend cooking and offering mommy your food. So cute!
You also discovered the joys of puddle jumping and conquering your fears!
teeth brushing is your jam
And you got special time with Papa, who crazy adored you. 
You loved your first giant fort! 
And love to help with chores. 

You are so full of adventure. 

Fires and trucks make you crazy happy!!! 
You have a knack for slowing down to smell the flowers. 
You got your first archery lesson b
You are happy 99% of the time. 
Feeding the ducks is a favorite activity b
Peanut butter is an obsession. 
You conquered new heights at the park. 
You are the cutest little coffee addict! 

You discovered the joys of a good leaf fight and pile 
You are now obsessed with bandaids! 
Duckies are still your jam, though froggies are a close second. 
You loved the pumpkin patch and have grown so much in a year. 
You have your first best friend! 
You and great grandpa Davis fell in love at first sight! 
You are the cutest nosey neighbor/dog watcher. 
You love your sisters something fierce and hug them with.serious force! 
Happy 21 months baby girl! I love your sassy adventurous self! 

Fall catch up

The last couple months have gone by insanely fast and we've been super busy. We did the pumpkin patch, countless leaf piles, and park dates. We also celebrated  at the fall festival and a friends birthday party. So here are some of.my favorite pictures for the season so far! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

15 years

I remember the day it all happened. I was in early morning basketball practice when a teacher rushed in to talk to our coach. Practice ended instantly and we were all sent to the school library. It was in that room, on a tiny tv surrounded by my peers that we watched the second plane hit. The rest of the school day was spent in home room glued to a TV as we all tried to really grasp what happened. 
We watched as the horrific events played out and mourned for everyone involved. I remember feeling like our world was shattering as the towers feel and the fear at hearing about the attack on the pentagon. A mixture of pride and loss as we learned about the Pennsylvania flight. We all went home at the end of the day shaken, scared and confused. 

But in the days that followed our country came together and out of the horror heros emerged. Out of the chaos Americand united. An attack that was meant cripple us, brought our country together. We were no longer Democrat or Republican, we were American. We were not black or white, we were American. We were not male or female, Christian or Atheist. We were not all the things that are currently tearing us apart. We were American; we were strong, proud and above all united. 
People from all walks of life were mourned that day. People from every diversity ran in to help. 
I look around today and wonder what happened? When did we lose sight of what it means to be American? What our flag, anthem, and the red white and blue stands for? 
15 years ago today our Nation was attacked but out of the ashes we united. I encourage you to take a moment today; pray for the lives lost and the ones forever changed. Stand in silence for the men and women fighting for us each day; not just our military but all emergency personnel as well. Stop and remember where you were that day when the towers fell and remember what you felt as history unfolded. 
15 years ago we were united. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Laundromat fun

Last week was an emotionally challenging week. But these few hours hanging out at the laundromat were a nice break. 
Knowing that the girls would get bored and then wild; we chose an afternoon and fairly empty one. It worked out wonderfully! 
The big girls loved helping and Button had fun pretending. Of course, that was after the mean machine gave her blankets back. 
We also took advantage and got some cute pictures. I love them all and so glad I get to share!!!