Sunday, February 3, 2013

MY BABY IS 5

 The other day I was running down stairs for some reason.  Ya, I can't remember what I was going to do.  This was the scene.  My 2 little girls sitting together on the couch coloring princess pictures.  It made me smile.  I love it when my children are loving to each other without mom telling them to be:).

PINKALICIOUS

Last year, just for fun, we did a fun party that was pinkalicious .  This year when I got out our Valentines decotations,  I realized I had tons of stuff left over from last year.  So why not have a birthday party?
Ashlynn loves PINK.  Ashlynn LOVES just just about everything except sitting still:).
Last year on the last day of school as we drove by the park, a bunch of kids were out doing games.  Ashlynn wanted to go be a part.  I told her she had to be 5.  She has ASKED everyday since that day how much longer until I turn 5.  The day FINALLY arrived.  That night as I'm putting her to bed she gets a little sad.  Then she says "Is it true?  Am I really 5?"  I tell her yes.  She replies sadly, so I am really going to miss my friends when I go to kindergarten tomorrow:(.  WOW that is a long time ASHLYNN to be excited about something.  I never realized that this issue would weigh so heavily on her mind.   She was a little happy,  yet sad as I explained she would need to wait until FALL to go to kindergarten and I would like her to just be my little girl for now.


I LOVE being this little girl's mom.  I realize counselors say you should not be your kids friends per say.  She is one of my BEST friends.  We spend every day together.  She is my shopping buddy, my have a picnic in front of the fire and read Fancy Nancy books on cold days buddy, go to the library, gym, swimming, and clean house with buddy. yes, I have it hard.  I Love being a stay home mom:) I realize that many of the activities we do are me taking her to do whatever.  I love being her mom and being able to do it.  She loves to play games.  I protest this at times.  She usually wins. She still insists someone lay by her at night, hold her hand and sing to her.  It usually only takes about 2 and a half songs before shes out and I can sneak away:)  She will outgrow this someday,  I think!  When I think about her going to school next year it truly brings tears to my eyes.  It will be an adjustment to move onto that new stage of life. Let's NOT talk about it.

Ashlynn loves a party, any party.  Her party or someone elses.  Presents are her thing.  This year the second she woke up, her voice echoed through the house.  Within seconds all the kids were hugging her, singing to her  and just so excited for her to be 5.  I LOVE how everyone in the family loves her.  It tends to make her a little spoiled. It may be hard to manage at times due to her being a little on the rotten side:).  I reason that it is just her strong will coming out and one day she will do AMAZING things with it!!!

Ashlynn loves dress up, princess anything, treats of any kind, and barbies.
Recently her and I started a book "Learning to read in 100 easy lessons."  We are both learning patience with this.  She loves learning to read a new word.  She DOES NOT love to sit still to participate.  I am learning to be patient with her.  I am also learning that I pronounce a lot of my sounds wrong:).  I thought the book was for her, turns out I speak slang in my speech.  It reminds me of the song from "MY FAIR LADY."  love that movie.  Why can't the English teach their children how to speak.  (It's a song about people like me.) It's a great book.  I Love it.

LOVE THAT FACE

Birthday cake pancakes
These were a hit with all the kids.  For some odd reason mine DID NOT look as amazing as the ones on pinterest.  I didn't tell my kids so they didn't mind:).
PINKITITUS
Made this cute sign & cake to go with our pinkalicious theme.  J.D. & Riley walk by the sign and say what is the big word suppose to say?  I say PINKITITUS.  Anyone who knows about the book would know that.  They both let me know that is NOT how you spell it.  I had to make a new sign.



Pink rolls
How fun are these. This idea came to me when I couldn't sleep one night.  They were so fun to make.  I am way too easily entertained.
LAST but not least.  I could NOT leave the best part of  mine & Ashlynn's day.  DRESS UP.  she does my hair, makeup, nails, and I get to return the favor.  It's a great time of the day.  What a lucky mom I am to have a true spa treatment DAILY!!!

GRANDMA JO
The cute little dress she is wearing  has a story.  One day my sweet mom called right before Alyssa started kindergarten and ask me to send her outside (so the boys would not see her leave).  I did and my mom took her school shopping.  They bought this cute little dress and I don't remember what else.  I remember Alyssa had such a wonderful day.  As I was cleaning out boxes I found this dress and it reminded me of her.  I miss her and am so thankful for all the little things she did to make my life and my children's  wonderful. I love that all the little things she made and did for my older kids I was able to hang on to. Every time Ashlynn puts a blanket on her, or pajamas that are homemade, she says excitedly, "Did Grandma Jo make this for me?"    Everyday she chooses a Grandma Jo blanket for our fireplace picnic(ya we live a rough life).  I was in labor a little longer with Ashlynn then my other kids.  I know it was because her Grandma wanted to hold onto her sweetheart just a few more minutes.  It's so adorable how Ashlynn has never met her Grandma Jo in this life, yet talks as if she is one of her closest friends. I pray with all my heart that this never changes.  I love you Ashlynn.  Happy # 5!!

New Discoveries

 Ashlynn Has officially discovered snow and cold.  As everything else in life SHE LOVES IT!!!!
 Daxon took her snowboarding after the last snowfall.  She wanted to stay at the snow hill forever.  It was tough to get her home.
The next few days she went to school with bumps and bruises from her adventures in snowboarding.  Is that bad parenting?  They were mostly on her face.  I was a little worried her teachers were going to think she was being beat.  The bumps did not slow her down.  She just kept begging for more.




Thankfully Daxon loves the outdoors also.  That way I did not need to stay the entire time.  I do NOT love the cold:).  Daxon says, "I guess we could do without the sled.  She just wants my snowboard."

 POPCORN POPPING

 When I grew up a popcorn popper was not anything too exciting.  My mom popped popcorn I think every weekend.  The other day I decided to get out the popper and let Ashlynn and her friend help make popcorn so we could play, DON'T EAT PETE."  (I ran out of microwave) I'm so glad I did.  SO SO funny.  I think I will need to use the popcorn popper more often.


 RACQUETBALL

 A few months ago the y was offering free lessons for racquetball.  After a few weeks my boys  decided this was the game for them.  They love it.

 It does not matter how late they are up on Friday, they make it to the gym on Saturday morning to play.  They now also attend lessons at Oakmoore. I'm happy they have found something to keep them entertained on these winter days. Something besides wrestling matches in the middle of my living room floor:).

 PINEWOOD DERBY

 Britton loves the pinewood derby.  He loves drawing the design for his car, sanding it, and just being a part of it.  For treats this year they had donuts.  I think Ashlynn had about 10 and Britton probably had about the same judging by the crumbs on his upper lip:).  What a fun memory for boys to have.

Home economics

 Daxon was pretty darn happy with the RAD pillow he made in sewing.  I told him to just use the material the school supplies.  His response, I want to use it to sleep on.  It needs to be NEW YORK YANKEES!!!

 These next 2 pictures I just put on here because they make me smile.  I love how much kids are amazed when they go to the Science center by this round ball .
A plasma globe or plasma lamp is (usually) a clear glass orb filled with a mixture of various noble gases with a high-voltage electrode in the center of the sphere. Plasma filaments extend from the inner electrode to the outer glass insulator, giving the appearance of multiple constant beams of colored light (see corona discharge and electric glow discharge).
Our family has been laughing about this for a few weeks.  TOO funny.