Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 2013

How is a mother suppose to do it all?  Seriously all you perfect mothers out there!! Between trying to do the day to day stuff with my children, trying to give them love and attention, make a house somewhat function, be a doting wife, work on photo books for each of them, update this blog, and etc I feel like I am going crazy. There are just not enough hours in the day. So I pledge on,

Tesi decided she wanted to take up dancing.  We had her try a couple of classes.  She liked hip hop but her dad veto hip hop classes (he feels you can learn that from just dance 4. LOL) and gave her the option to take ballet.  I will say that I was really glad in the end she took ballet. The outfits were way more modest and the dances were very elegant.  Some of the hip hop dances had too much booty shaking for my liking (well at least for an 8 year old). I am not opposed to booty shaking for adults and have been known to shake my booty while making dinner.  TMI! sorry this is suppose to be about the kids.  So my parents came in town to watch Tesi performance and I really do see that there was benefit in her taking ballet. She just seems to move more graceful.

Heath High school. We were really impressed

Millie moo drawing all over the board

My favorite pictures are of her twirling

She was really excited that she got to wear make up and a lot of it!! LOL!

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Pancake Maker and all things April 2013

This blog post will probably just be a series of photos with captions. I can not remember a whole lot of want went on in April 2013.

First I should probably explain the title.  One day we were laying in bed when Reeve jumped up on the bed with a spatula and yelled "I'm the pancake maker!" as we danced.  I just laughed because I rarely make pancakes. I am not a huge pancake lover so I guess I just dont think to make them. Here is a picture below of the event.

Daddy makes the best jungle gym

Tesi and her soccer team. I dont know why she does not look happy. I think she is just concentrating on what the coach was saying because this was the game that she scored her first goal!

Tesi took some pictures of me getting ready for a wedding

We were about to release the lady bugs that Grandma and Grandpa Hill got us for Easter and I think they wanted to say a prayer for them.

Getting ready to release the lady bugs.

This picture is a big deal to me.  Every time we see a fire truck I have tried to get the all the kids in there for a picture. Millie and Reeve has always been too scared. Finally got on of all 3 of them. 

I went for a little girl weekend up to Missouri for a bridal shower

at my cousin's fiancé bridal shower

Meeting my sister's dog/furbaby Nola for the first time. 

I had bought two Wicked tickets and Milton thought instead of him and I going that I should take Tesi. He wanted us to have a special time together. We went to eat at Johnny Carino's where we ate Chicken Parmigiana and italian cream soda's.  I was really happy that Tesi's first play was with me.  She loved Wicked and we belt out the entire soundtrack in the car all the time. 

Mom and daughter together

outside Dallas summer musicals

Looking more closely at the stage. 

And no dinner is complete without Peter Pan battling a green monster. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pajama night

February 2013

The girls' school sponsored story night where the teacher acted out bedtime stories and the kids were able to wear the pajamas to school. Thanks goodness Grandma and Grandpa Matthews got us cute pajamas for Christmas!   The teachers did a great job and the kids loved wearing their pajamas to school. I told them when they get in college everyone wears their pajamas to school. They thought I was kidding.

Beauty night

February 2013

I love having girls!! It is so much fun, especially when you get to do stuff like beauty night. The thing that made me laugh out loud was when Tesi requested cucumbers for her eyes.  Where does she get this stuff? I have never done it but I loved that she already knew about cucumbers for her eyes.

man this face mask really worked!

Lovey Dovey

February 2013

Tesi and Millie both decided they wanted to try something new this month. They had been playing soccer for months and wanted to do something girly. So we enrolled Tesi in ballet. I was actually surprised that she was such a natural.  She is so graceful and it is actually beautiful to watch.  Millie took to gymnastics like a fish takes to water.  She is the most flexible person I know and if all else fails she can be a human contortionist when she grows up.  My mom had shirts made for the girls that said sweetie pie and then matching headbands with their names bejeweled on them.  The girls were thrilled as they like anything that blings.  Reeve got a cool basketball sporty outfit and was happy.  I dont know if I got a picture of him in it but he is so cute.  He also started soccer. He begged me, so I finally signed him up. Well at this age it is really not soccer, more like herd ball.  Half way through the season I finally realized he was only going for the snack.  The whole practice and game he would ask when was snack.  In all the games, we would find a friend on the opposite team and hold hands and run around with him. At one point he ran up to the coach for the other team and kissed his hand and ran off.  Then he would also go around the field following the coaches and try to have conversations with them. It was cute but we decided we would hold off on sports for him until he is a little older.  Soccer for Reeve was snack and social hour. LOL!

This was millie's first day. See how flexible she is?

Miltons birthday was in February. He did not really want a big party or anything but we still threw a party for him with just us.  Reeve picked the theme.  Thanks goodness I have a ton of pirate stuff because I have a certain little boy that loves pirates

We also ended a 40 day fast with our church. At the end we had a Samoan Luau.  I was excited and grateful that the girls were able to participate in their culture. We spent the day cooking Samoan food and they even got to wear a puletasi to the event and learn to dance.  It was a good memory and lots of fun. 

Valentine teachers gifts this year. 

Grandma was able to come to the parties.