Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good Bye For Now

After almost seven years and close to 2500 posts, I've decided to stop blogging.  Well, I'm sure I'll update big events like birthdays, first days of school, etc.  But, I'm no longer going to blog about the day to day events in our lives.  It's a good thing.  It means our life has become rather boring and normal. And as Olivia gets older, I doubt she would appreciate all the details of her life being shared and I have to think about that.  I've decided to write in a personal journal as my outlet because writing has been rather therapeutic to me over the years.  So, for now, I leave you with a big THANK YOU for checking in on us and sharing in our joys. It has meant so much to me. 

 


Friday, July 4, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kansas City Vacation 2014



Great Wolf Lodge











American Girl Store: Abigail picked out her very own Bitty Baby and named her Mimi.  Mimi will be very loved as Abigail is quite the little mother. Olivia got some new clothes and accessories for her Bitty Baby, Aly.  



Shopping and dining at Legends




Olivia is quite the skee ball player (just like her mama was. LOL!) 


It was a great little vacation.  Abigail wanted nothing to do with the water park, but did pretty good overall.  Both girls seemed to have a really good time.  






Friday, June 20, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Bean Plant

Sometimes Olivia doesn't always match the emotion you'd expect to a situation.  I think I was more sad about her hamster dying on Christmas Eve than she was.  Yet, throwing out a favorite bath toy elicited many tears.  Yesterday I was cleaning the dining room hutch and I put her bean plant from school on the floor. . .and forgot about it.  One of our cats ate the whole thing.  Olivia was devastated.  Through tears, she grabbed the pot, put it in her room and told me with sunlight, water, and lots of love. .it will grow again (I don't think bean plants do. LOL.) I offered to get new seeds or a new plant for her, but she insisted that she still loves her old plant.  I had to remind her that her bean plant is dead.

"But, mom, you don't stop loving something just because it dies."
  
This time, I wiped the tears from my eyes and told her she could keep the pot in her room as long as she wants.  Sometimes she is wise beyond her years.   And has such a kind heart.




Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Drawings of My Girls


My nieces Julia and Rebekah are incredibly talented. I enjoyed looking at Rebekah's pictures of her ponies!  She even drew Ryan as a My Little Pony with a Lego as a cutie mark.  

Julia drew Abigail at 5 years old.  

Olivia saw it and asked her to draw a picture of her at 8 years old.  Definitely pictures we will treasure forever! 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Just Olivia





Monday, June 2, 2014

Island Park


Coolest park ever!  Sure it was an hour's drive, but totally worth it!