Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gymnastics Bound

Look out Olympics... here comes Lillian.

Ready to compete for her GOLD!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chef Cooper

Cooper loves Lillian's kitchen and his grill.

He loves the pots and pans best.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Super Sisters

and a Brother!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bacon :)

While having a rare Mama day out, this is the picture text I received from Rob with the following message.

"He's eating BACON again. I was so worried"

Seriously made me laugh out loud.

I love my little carnivore (and his Meat loving Daddy)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Big Girls Can Share

After much teasing from my family, I took the plunge and FINALLY shared my childhood doll with Lillian.

Marcie Lucille is being well loved by her Mama.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

While Mama Cleans...

Cooper likes to hide under Lillian's bed.
Its his favorite place to go.

Getting ready to climb under.
 Of course you need to have snacks with you, you might be there a while.
 Crawling under
 One happy boy
 Just resting
 Happy Hiding!
Its definitely one way to stay out of the way :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday PAPA

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Papa
Happy Birthday to you

Love your 3 Favorite Sparkles 

Monday, January 7, 2013


We "mustache" you to be patient....

More pictures to come soon.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


A typical Sunday after church...

Happy toddlers with Pacifiers
 Crafty 10 year olds (Cross stitching a bib for Little Bear)
 And mischievous 4 year olds

 Plus an afternoon nap
Life does not get better then this!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just Like Daddy

Like Father Like Son

Cooper loves playing with the pots and pans

 Helping Daddy around the house
 Using Tools
 And Grilling Meat!

I am Blessed to have to Musical, Handy, Carnivorous Sparkman men in my life.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cooper- Blow

If its too hot...

You have to blow on it.
(Even if it is just a piece of bread :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

All I wanted for Christmas...

was a BED!

After sleeping on the floor for the last 7 months, Rob's Christmas gift to me was a custom bed for our room.

He did an AMAZING job building and staining our new Headboard and Footboard (plus putting it all together)
You cannot tell the 8 year difference between the old furniture and the new.

The new bedding (that I bought at Thanksgiving looks great too).

Finally its starting to feel like home.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Recap

This Christmas we were home in Indiana.
Christmas Eve, while snuggled in our jammies, we read the Christmas Story and watched the Nativity movie.
Then with the kids snuggled in bed Rob and I prepared for Christmas morning.

Here are a few highlights of our magical day.

Trying out Daddy's new tripod and remote for his camera.
Finally a family picture of our ENTIRE family :)

 Playing Wii Games with Papa
 Cooper loves his new Robot shape sorter
 Hard at work with his tool box (he loved the yellow hammer)

Christmas crafts- Frog and Kitty banks to paint

 New clothes are always a hit- especially fleece hoodies
 A Hooded towel from Mama for the pool house and stencils for Art days
 An R2D2 stuffed animal to keep Cooper safe at night
 Cooper's hooded towel for the pool (also made by Mama)
(Lillian said I could take her picture with her towel in the summer when she is using it)

 Our Christmas story would not be complete without this picture of Lillian.
This is after she opened all of her gifts at our house and had just revealed her kitchen (her Big gift).
She is disappointed because what she really wanted she had not gotten (yet)
It did not help that Cooper nearly pushed her down trying to get to the kitchen.
 Of course, going over and playing with your brothers gift (a play grill) would make any older sister happy.
 All Sparkles in the kitchen
Just a few more gifts to open
 American Girl clothes for her doll, Kit

Brave dolls to play with while they watch the movie
 My 2 favorite Sparkle sisters
 Now there is my happy girl
This was the gift she had been waiting for. Fairy Periwinkle from the Tinker bell movie
 Sporting their Grandma Nichols gifts (all were a huge hit)
 More clothes

 And a My Little Pony castle
 Plus a magnifying glass that lights up (Lillian LOVES it and carries it every where)
 Finally, food and utensils for the kitchen and the grill

Another Christmas is over and done.
Another year of generosity and thoughtfulness from friends, family and other loved ones.
Another year of Blessings.

Thank you all for celebrating with us.