Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Memories Review & GIVEAWAY

I was recently contacted by My Memories to do a review and GIVEAWAY on the  blog.  This came at the perfect time cause with Kaylee's birthday coming up this will be the perfect opportunity to create some fun decorations and even make memory books for my girls.  I recieved the My memories digital scrapbook software and got started on the FUN!

I've actually never used digital scrapbook software before but I was excited to get started and see what I could come up with.  This software was really easy to use and they had so much to choose from.  I played around with pictures, fonts and making cute little printables using the My memories Suite.  I'm hoping to get good at using this software and be able to play around with my sprussing up my blog.

Here's something I wipped up using My Memories in just minutes.

So now for the fun part, you get to enter this awesome giveaway to get your own My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software FREE!!!

To enter do one or more of the following and leave a seperate comment for each one.

Must be a public follower to this blog!

OPTIONAL (for more entries)
1. Visit My Memories and check out there awesome paper packs/layouts and tell me your favorite

That's it!  Please remember to leave a seperate comment for each entry.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MARCH 7th, 2013 at 11:59pm

And just becuase I love my readers so much, if you don't win but would still like to purchase the My Memories Software here is a $10.00 off discount from me to you.
Use this code at check out

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

While daddy's away the girls will play...

At least that was the plan!
Daddy left to go out of town on Tuesday Feb 19th morning {he was headed to TX} and wouldn't return until the following Wednesday Feb 26th late at night. So I had every intention of doing fun things with the girls to make to week fly by and keep the girls busy & out of trouble. Well Wednesday morning we all woke up with the flu. Kaylee and Keira both had fevers. I knew they didn't feel good cause they just laid around the house all day {something that never happens unless they are sick}. The baby seemed fine and I felt like crap. I was hoping that it would just be a 24 hour thing and we would all be back to normal in the morning. 

Well it wasn't a 24 hour thing at all. We have all been sick the whole time daddy's been gone. Let me tell you how hard it is to take care of 3 sick kids while your sick yourself. I'm not sure if Kendall's sick or if she's just teething. But I've noticed in the this last week that she's been waking up multiple times at night. I'll give her her paci and she'll fall asleep and wake back up 2-3 hours later. It hasn't been the best week for us. 

It's now Saturday {feb 23}, the older girls seem to be feeling better but they both have a cough and nasty runny noses. The only thing that seems to be helping Kendall is her amber teething necklace. I've noticed a huge difference in her if she isn't wearing it and when she is. I just wish she could wear it at night. I won't let her wear it at night, it makes me to nervous. But night time seems to be the worst time for her. So I'm hoping that we are all on the mend and are all better by the time daddy gets back. Since the girls were feeling better grandma came over to get them and take them to art class that she signed them up for. After class she was going to take them back to her house for lunch and a nap so that I could relax. And relax I did. The baby napped and I read Safe Heaven {really good book so far}. Once the girls got back we watched more movies and ate some dinner and just hung out. I sprayed Lysol each day to keep the yucky germs away!

 Sunday {feb 24} and we had a fun day ahead of us. After being couped up in the house with no other than my kids to talk to {I mean in person} my brother and his girlfriend came over to visit. It was really nice to see them and catch up. {little back story:  my brother has lived with us for the past 4 years and just recently moved out with his new girlfriend}. The girls were really excited to see the both of them. After our 3 hour visit they left and then I got another visit from my friend Jen.

Monday{feb25} was pretty low key. After 4 days of no school due to not feeling well, Kaylee was able to go back to school today. So just like every Monday, grandma was here at 8:20 to visit for a few minutes and then take both girls. She drops Kaylee off at school and then her and Keira head back to her house for their time together. Grandma kinda wasn't feeling very well so she brought the girls home early. I enjoy Monday's cause I get to spend quiet one on one time with Kendall. Monday's are our days to hang out, run errands and just hang out.

I will say this week with not feeling well there were many times that I lost my cool.  That I yelled at the girls. That they got sent to their rooms for not listening. Yelling what felt like a millions to "stop fighting & play nice".  They really knew how to test my patience, that's for sure. I guess this week is just preparing me for the big change that will be happening to our family. More on that in a different post.

 Tuesday {feb 26} meant that daddy would be home the next day and we all couldn't be more excited!!!!!  I know the girls have really missed him and so I have. They got to talk to him almost every night before bed. With all of us being sick I noticed that Kendall seemed to be really conjested and at times seemed like she was having a little trouble breathing. So I made her an appt that morning to go be checked out. I decided that since both the older girls had coughs I would take them with me to make sure their lungs were all clear. I promised the girls f they were good at the drs thst we would go to the library on the way home. The girls were so good,  taking the 3 of me out together alone is getting a little bit easier each time. Once we got checked by the dr and she said everyone's lungs were clear, we were good to go. So like I promised we headed to the library, I unloaded everyone and we walked up to the door to find out that the library was CLOSED!  The girls, especially Kaylee was so upset. So when we got home I gave the girls a cookie for being good and we arched Brave until nap time.   After nap time we headed outside to burn off to built up energy they had. It's got a little to chilly outside for the baby so we came back inside. The girls wanted to watch Monsters,Inc while I made pizza for dinner.

It's Wednesday, yay daddy will be home today!!!!!
The house is super clean and we are ready to resume life with daddy back.
And I am ready for a much needed break.
But minus all of us being sick, the week did go by really fast and it wasn't thst bad with the girls.

Here are a bunch of random pics from our week {they won't be in order or look pretty cause I'm on my and happy 4 months to my sweet Kendall {4 month post will be up this week}

Monday, February 25, 2013

I love you through and through

I love you through and through
I love your top side
I love your bottom side
I love your inside & outside

I love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side & your mad side
I love your fingers and toes, your ears and nose
I love your hair and eyes, your giggles and cries

I love you running & walking, silent and talking
I love you through and through...
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, too!

I may be biased but I have no words for how beautiful this girl is and her incredibly beautiful blue eyes! I love her personality.  I love her curls. I love her little button nose. I love her little ears and her lips. I love everything about her!

Can you ever love your kids to much? I don't think so. 
My kids are my entire world and I can't imagine what my life would be like without them in it, probably pretty boring....haha

I love you to the moon and back Keira!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Do you have a question...

Because I have an answer!!

I've noticed that I've gained a few new followers and thought it might be fun to do a little Q & A.

I'm sorry I don't have anything more exciting to share with you. Daddy is out of town until next Wednesday and I have taken a ton of pictures since he's left on Tuesday, the problem is he has the lap top so I can't edit pics. And on top of him being gone our house has the case of the sickies. Being sick with 3 kids alone is not fun! So I'm hoping the rest of the time daddy is gone goes by fast like it has been so far.

Ok sorry I got side tracked. So if you have a question for me, I'd be happy to answer it. Or if you would like to recommend some blog topics you'd like me to write about let me know

So ask away and I'll answer your questions next week. Also next week I will be hosting my first ever giveaway so keep a look out for that!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

An afternoon bath & a good book

In the middle of the afternoon last week {2.11.13} the baby smelled of stinky throw up.  I knew then that it was time for a bath.  When the older girls heared the mere mention of *bath*, their clothes were off in .5 seconds are were running to the bathroom.  I stopped them and told them that I was going to give baby sissy a bath first and then they could take a bath.  I started running Kendall's bath water and made it as far as getting her undressed before 2 little girls were in there standing behind me naked saying "mom were ready to get in". 
I continplated whether to give them all a bath again after my last experience with them.  But the look of excitment on their face, I knew I couldn't tell them no.  So here I was again with 3 little girls in the tub hoping that I'd keep more water in the bath tub this time compaired to last time.  There was lots of splashing from all of them but I'm happy to say that this experience was much better than the last.

After a nice warm bath we all headed into Kaylee's room to get all dried off and put our jammies on.  Yes I dressed my girls in jammies in the afternoon but hey we weren't going any where the rest of the day, so I thought it was perfectly ok.  Kaylee dressed herself while I hurried and got Keira dressed, I then attended to the baby while the girls sat nicely reading books {their hair is a mess because I hadn't brushed it yet, they were reading so nicely I didn't want to interupt them}.  After drying the baby off and putting her diaper on, I set a book in front of her and she loved it.  She's starting to be able to recognize colors or shapes or something cause she gets so excited when I do it.
I love that the girls love to read. When it gets to quiet in the house it's either one of two reasons why, they are getting into mischief or they are reading.  I love that Keira will pick a stack of books and then sit in a corner of her room and read. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

 I have become slightly obsessed with watching this sweet girl sleep.
I've also become slightly obsessed with taking pictures of this sweet girl while she sleeps.
Watching the peacefulness of a baby sleeping is perfection, I just cant get enough.
I cant get enough of all her little features, I swoon.

Her little hands that grasp my shirt when I hold her to feed her just makes me day.
Her little cowlick and the hair that sticks up is just too cute for words.
Those beautiful long lashes, make me so jealous!
Those piercing blue eyes and those chubby cheeks, I just cant get enough of them!

Monday, February 18, 2013

"mom, look I wrote my name"

Being able to witness your three in a half year old write her name all by herself is priceless.
I'm sure I will have many many more proud mom moments from each of my girls but this one is special, seeing your first baby girl writing her name.  It also means that my one time newborn is turning into such a big girl. 

We have been practicing letter tracing with dry erase makers and we had done her name on the chalkboard a few times together  The difference was that I would write her name at the top of the chalkboard and she would then write her name below.  But when she called me into the kitchen this morning {2.13.13} yelling "mom, come look I wrote my name".  I had to jump up quick and go look at what my girl had done.  She had written her name without the help of me writing her name at the top of the chalkboard.  I was incredibly proud.  {she erased it before I had time to get a picture of it with my camera}

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday phone dump

Here are some pictures of our week via my IPhone and instagram {joeyleeelizabeth}

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day