Wednesday, April 25, 2012


We had a lovely Easter.  Despite being the day after Lila's party, I managed to get the kiddos up and outside for the family photo just as TJ 7:30 am.  Granted, it was under duress (I wasn't thrilled to be dressed up so far in advance) but it all worked out.  Still, I let the girls get a peek at their baskets before we took the picture.
Bronwen, Lila, and Adam's baskets
2012 Easter Photo

After church, we drove up to Jill's house for Easter brunch.  We managed to get a picture of the kiddos.

After Jill's we headed to Shelby for another Easter feast.  It was a beautiful day, so the kids had a great time playing in the great outdoors.

Mimi's new garden gnome
Bronwen, searching for the elusive "clover flower."

Taking a spin
Picture perfect!


I love how Adam inspects bugs.  He points to them, saying, "Bug!!" (obviously) and then will watch them intently.  There is something so sweet about his little crouch.

Hanging Out

It was a lovely day for just hanging out on the screened-in porch!  (March 28)

Lila's Birthday Party

 Lila's 3rd birthday was a great time indeed!  She wanted a Dora party, but at the last minute changed her mind and insisted on a princess cake.  I made the crown out of gumpaste, and made a chocolate and vanilla cake for the layers.  I couldn't find princess cake toppers, so I used cardboard pictures I found in a confetti package.  I am happy with how it came out.

The food

Hunting for eggs!

Beautiful Birthday girl.
Bronwen had to help her with this part, but the candles got blown out!

Wow--Been gone so long the format of Blogger has changed!  Okay, well, I'll give it a go.  The girls got their hair trimmed yesterday;  poor Lila thought she could get hair added down to her shoulders.  I thought she was a bit young to get extensions, so it was a normal haircut.   Plus we are still trying to get the bits in the back (that she cut) to grow back out.  Almost there! 


Thursday, April 5, 2012


I can't even remember what I was telling Bronwen that wanted, but I do remember she was telling me I could get it for my birthday. I was telling her that my birthday had just passed, and this is what she said to explain the way time works (I actually made an immediate voice recording so that I wouldn't forget):

Bronwen: Don't worry, the days and years go round and round like in a circle, and every day there is a new challenge and discovery of something new. And don't worry, if you ask Daddy to get you that for your birthday, I'm SURE he will get it for you. I am sure.

Happy Birthday Lila!!

Three years ago, my little Lila was born, and has brought sunshine and joy to each day. From her adorable little voice that echos her big sister, to the way she is such a great big sister to Adam, my Lila has always been such a sweet natured little one. I can't believe that she is already three, completely out of diapers, writing her name, and the declared "Puzzle Master!"