Friday, May 22, 2015

Colorado Mama Trip

Re-uniting with my dear friend Mel in her new home town Dillion, CO for a long weekend of talking,  walking, wine,  coffee and cupcakes :)

Mel is an amazing hostess and tour guide.

 How can you see the beauty of the mountains and not praise God for his amazing creation.
 Back on the trail again

 This little mountain is my favorite- Ski Cooper :)

 and yummy cupcakes to remember the fabulous time we had together.
I am blessed :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Playing with Omi

Cooper playing with Omi 
 Just a few toys... and a bucket on his head

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sparkle Snuggles

Please can we all sleep together- we will be quiet :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Just a boy

... getting a hair cut
and playing in his Man Cave

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friendly Letter

Lillian learned how to write a friendly letter at school last week and was quite thrilled to show me her hard work. She wrote a letter to her Daddy- because he is always not home :)

The letter says:
Dear Daddy
     I miss you I can't want until you come home. You heped me with my homework wen I got frustrustradid. Thank you for camling me down when I got mad. 

Love, Lillian
(All spelling original to her letter :)

Friday, May 15, 2015


What better way to celebrate being a teenager but to have braces put on :)

Madi says- "I feel official now"

Thursday, May 14, 2015


As if raising 3 Sparkles was not exciting enough...

Sparkle ducks....

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Madison Turns 13th

Its hard to believe that this little beauty has blessed our lives for 13 years:)

Happy birthday to my Madi Moo. I am so proud to be your Mama and can't wait to see how you continue to Sparkle.

Madison enjoyed celebrating with her friends with a pool party and nachos :)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

We're going to the zoo

... how about you?

One last adventure before Thomas and Aunt Beth return home.

Just two boys and an elephant
 Riding together in the wagon
 Aunt Beth, Thomas and the big brown bear
 Stopping to chat with Nana
 Having a popcorn break
 And my favorite picture of all... Thomas (age 2) pulling Cooper (age 3.5) I love these boys.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cousin Lillian- She's the best!

Whatever she does, she does with Sparkles :)

Teaching Thomas to hula hoop
 Showing Thomas how to play the piano (Lillian loves taking lessons every week).
 Practicing her basketball trick Aunt Beth taught her.
 Snuggling Thomas while he takes a nap

At Nana's house

Nana and her Little bat mans
Just snuggling watching a movie 
 Watching TV- Cooper style

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Adventures with Thomas

Playing at the Park with Aunt Beth, Papa and cousin Thomas

 Finally a ride on the tire swing :)
 Thomas and Aunt Z stopping for a quick picture

 Then home to play at Nana and Papa's house
Playing in the sand and water table with his cousin- just two little super heroes
Digging for the best toys
 Watch Thomas- it goes like this

Playing with the 4 Sparkle-Diercks is always an adventure.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Omi's birthday

Celebrating another birthday with this amazing Lady.

Blessed to call her Omi and to have to living so close.

Presents, Games and Cake oh my