Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Friday, May 30, 2014

Five on Friday

Linking up with Hello Happiness and her co-hosts for five on Friday.
I haven't been very focused with my blog lately and next week will be a catch up kinda week. But, I thought I would share some random moments from this last week. 

I love how protective our dogs are of the girls, especially Chaser. He hates it when they walk in front of him and prefers to walk a little in front. This picture was from earlier in the week, when the girls weren't listening to him on the walk. 

Our little budding photographers 

I love that he will play with them for hours and it doesn't matter what the game is. However, sidewalk chalk is a favorite. 

Watching B play t-ball. Which translates to: the girls running crazy and climbing on things; while their cousins pays half attention to the game and the other half yelling for the girls attention. It may be some of the best spring time memories from this year. 

Yesterday while babysitting, Hubbins and Bug went to run errands and pick up the boys. They had to run by our house to pick up a glove and Hubbins face timed me with a questionn. Our call was quickly stole by the girls who apparently missed each other insane amounts. They had only been apart ten minutes and would have facetimed till they were with each other again if we let them. I love their love. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Meeting Princess Ariel

Sunday morning Hubbins and I took the girls to the park for a surprise. Since we got their early there was so park fun. 
The girls love swinging. "Mommy, it's flying," is what Jozy says. So, of course the higher the better and they are very lucky to have a daddy who is an excellent swing flier. 
We also spent some time walking around and seeing the flowers. 
There's that amazing Daddy who pushes swings insanely high and plays airplane like a pro. Seriously, I'm not sure who's luckier the girls or me. I fall more in love with that man each day. 
Our princess in the hidden garden. I love this picture so very much. 

But then the surprise came. The girls got to meet Princess Ariel and have story time. A little girls dream come true. 
Ariel was amazing and I am very impressed. 
The girls were in heaven and have talked non-stop about it. 

Finish this

Linking up with Nicole  and her co hosts. 

The best mistake I ever made …though I would never call or consider this a mistake, more of a mirical or blessed gift, society views it otherwise. But having Ladybug, even though it was very early in Hubbins and my relationship (I think we officially started dating the week before I took the test) and I was pretty sure I never wanted kids; having her was like coming up for air. She was my salvation and the moment I held her, my life, soul and heart became everything they were always suppose to be. 

From this mistake, I learned …what love really is, the unconditional overwhelming blessed thing that it is. I learned what it is like to feel emotions down into your toys; to fear, to hope, to dream, to be filled with joy and so many other things. I learned to be patient even on the worse days. To find joy, beauty, and wonder in all things.
When I’m anxious, I tell myself …I really just bottle it all up and put a smile on. Both the healthiest thing but it's something I'm working on. 

All I really want to do is …something with meaning. I want to help a child who's been hurt, is lonely, or just needs someone. I love my job caring for my niece and nephews and being mommy. But my dream is to be a school counselor or working in social service, or just something that matters. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Finish this

I haven't had a chance to really sit down and blog lately. Usually, it s a quick update via my phone. This morning though I have a moment and wanted to sit down and blog finish this. 

My favorite recipe is …I don't really have a favorite. I love to cook and truth be told rarely follow a recipe. (Except when baking.) I love twisting the recipe or making adjustment. Mostly they are just a guide line for me. 

I believe in …God, magic, fate, love, inner strength and so much more. The world is so vast and our lives seem to be just a speck among all of it. I believe that fairies, unicorns, and all that exist. I believe that God is real and true. I believe that love and inner strength can conquer everything. I believe that we have a destiny or fate but the choices we make define how that fate happens. I believe that there is always beauty to be found even in the ugliest of places or people. I believe. 

I need to set boundaries …when saying "yes." I struggle with saying no. I actually have a pretty stressful physical reaction when I tell people no or when I am upset with them and don't say anything. I hate making people I love mad at me, even when I am in the right. Or they hurt me. I am slowly learning that saying no and being truly honest with how I feel is one of the best thing I can do for me. 

I began living when …I became a mom. I was always a little crazy and did not so smart things when I was younger. I went to parties, I had unsavory relationships, and I did things I knew were reckless. But the moment I heard our oldest daughter's heart beat, felt her kick for the first time and held her in my arms, those are the moments I really began to live. To allow someone in, to really feel my heart fill up with overwhelming love. To want to do things right and be there. My girls saved me in more ways than one. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Celebrating our niece's 1st and some other shenanigans from last week

Last week was a busy crazy fun week that ended in an insane Saturday. There were so many fun moments that I want to share, so here is a week wrap up. (Aka: mass pic post) 
Monday was filled with baseball and t-ball fun. 
Jozy and I had some chalk fun on Tuesday while my niece napped. 
Tuesday was the last dance day before the recital. It was so much fun to see the girls excitement. 
Since Hubbins has been on the road so much lately, the girls and I were out of sorts by Wed. evening. I was stressed and missing my family being whole. We opted to skip small group (a descion we don't take lightly and should show just how out of sorts we all were) for some much needed family time. We ended up down at Gibson park to see the ducks and baby geese. 
Thursday was preschool and t-ball fun. 
I also spent Friday at preschool with Bug. Jozy and her joined the rest of the kids in a crazy excitement over getting to play on the melt structures. They are all cray monkeys. 
We ended Friday night with baseball and t-ball games for the boys. The girls and I took some pics. 

Saturday after the dance recital (I'll be doing a post on this later this week). Was my niece's first birthday party. I can't believe it's already been a year. She is such a feisty sassy independent little girl already and I feel so blessed to get to watch her grow. 
This was the best pic of all five cousins that were there. 

The big kids and even bigger kids spent the bulk of the party outside playing. There was trampoline jumping, swing set flying and a rowdy game of 500 for the big boys. 

Sunday morning was a hang out in pjs and play kind of morning. The kids all took full advantage. 
After we got home the rest was spent cleaning, sleeping and lounging. It was a wonderful end.