Tuesday, May 20, 2014


This boy puts the sparkle in my eye and overflows my heart with love- just like his sisters

I love to sneak in when he is sleeping- just to take a peek.
 This is Cooper and Omi's favorite game. He sits on her feet and she raises them up and down while singing to him in German. He just giggles and giggles.
I love to watch them together.

 Heading toward his next adventure... what kind of mischief will he get into next.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Madi's Birthday Party

What better way to celebrate your birthday then with your dearest friends!
Madison's church and school friends came over for a Spa/Pool/Sleepover Party.

 Just a bunch of silly girls
 A few of the party snacks
 "Nail Polish"
Chocolate covered marshmallows with tootsie roll handles
 Heading out to swim- 68F in the pool and 75F outside
 Opening her gifts-
Lots of new books, money to go shopping for clothes and shoes, and a much desired basketball.
 A little help from Cooper
 Of course a birthday celebration would not be complete without a few new Big Eyed Animals
 Finally it was time for cake...
 Homemade ice cream cake- topped with crunch bars and a M&M's
 Happy Birthday Moopers- looking forward to the next dozen years of adventures with you

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Madi's 12

Its hard to believe that my "baby" is 12!

She continues to be the Sparkle in my eye and the love in my heart.

Madi being Madi
Just hanging out with her pet rock :) (she will do anything for a few bonus points)

Happy Birthday Moopers- can't wait to see what the next adventures will be.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Lillian has loved wearing her new birthday outfits this week to school.

She also loves snuggling her Big Eyed Animals... new and old
She has quite the collection :)

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Just a selfie with Mama before bedtime.
 Walking to the bus stop with Lillian- don't you just love his hands in his pockets
 Zoo fort
 Lunch time... grapes on a stick. Yummy :)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Egg-celent Easter

Our first activity of the Easter weekend was an Egg Hunt at our church. 

Cooper enjoyed hunting around the "blue" room for his treats. 

 He loved discovering that his eggs were filled with his favorite things... goldfish, puffs, animal crackers, and yoghurt bites.

One Happy Boy!

 Easter morning we went to church and then to a friends for a cookout. The weather was gorgeous and it was a wonderful day to be outside.

Our Sparkles

 Just taking playing in the yard
 Aw Mama, not another picture
 Madi loving the outdoors
 Hunting more eggs...

 Look there is another one
 Happy with his treats
 Just taking a break- his basket was just too heavy to carry back to the porch
 Our final stop was at Nana's house for Easter dinner and to celebrate Omi's 88th birthday.

Christ is Risen... He is Risen, guaranteed!