Tuesday, April 29, 2008
So I finally convinced myself that Mckenzie needed a real trim. She 3 1/2 and we have never cut her hair. It has been hard lately getting her to let me even brush her hair. And then to put it in a pony or half up, or in a clip (forget about it). It's so frustrating sometimes. I just want people to know that I try doing her hair and two seconds later she has pulled it out and it is down and straggly ( is that even a word). Oh well, hopefully this is just a phase. Before.... Grandma Kip the hair stylist cutting away... After... a much better look (especially for summer, cause it gets so dang hot here).
I love this little ray of sunshine with all of my heart. She is constantly making me laugh and smile. I can't imagine life without her or Mckenzie for that matter. She has her two bottom teeth and her two top teeth are creeping in. She loves to hug other babies and she is a little rough with them, but only cause she wants to love them ( you can tell she has an older sister so she can fend for herself). She is a lot more chunkier than Mckenzie ever was, infact Mckenzie likes to wear Kaylees shorts because they fit her just perfect, she says. She hates fruit and loves veggies. She is attached to a blanket that on of Skylers high school girlfriends made for him back in the day. It is so soft and she has just grown attached to it..kind of funny! Well we look forward to celebrating her first birthday here in a month! Love you Kaylee Mae
I can't believe that Katie is a senior and will be graduating High School at the end of the month. Where has time gone, I am serious it's not even funny. I must be getting old, which I thought would never happen. We are so proud of Katie and all of her accomplishments. These picures were taken at the Buchanan High Ambiance Fashion Show. Katie looked absolutely amazing in all of her outfits. And was the most modest by far, thanks Katie for not letting it all hang out, like some of the others. I must add that Katie is up for Prom Queen this year at Buchanan! We love her, and we will miss her if she decides to go hang in Utah for awhile.
I love this picture with me and my girls (and Skylers cousin on the far right). It just reminds me how much fun it is being a mom. Amid all of the daily stressful situations that we all go through as mothers, its so refreshing to just sit back relax and enjoy the little girls, no matter what we are doing at the moment. I love my baby girls.......
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So this weekend in Fresno they had the Time Out for Women. I wasn't planning on going but at the very last minute my friend called me and had an extra ticket. I went Fri. night and all day Sat. with my mother-in-law Kip. We had such a great time. The speakers were amazing and it was just what I needed to hear. I will post a more update summary tomorrow, for my mom to read and for anyone else who wants to know what the topics were. If not just skip over them. I have to read through my notes. The musical talent was great and the speakers were wonderful. I feel totally happy and refreshed..a sneak preview into Womens Conference in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to go. -I will post more later-TaTa
Skylers cousin Jana was in town. So we all thought we would get the cousins together from both sides so we could all see her. It's always nice to have an excuse to go out to dinner. It was so fun to see her and little Brielle. We need to make these girls dinner a monthly thing! What do you think? We went to Strings Italian Cafe, which is one of my favorites. Love the Pepperoni Calzones and their house salads, and you can't forget the best part the cheesy garlic bread.
The Cleveland Crew of Cousins... All Because Two People Fell In Love....Bob & Betty Cleveland and their posterity! "Here is Mae Mae holding her first Easter Egg.." Filling her basket with eggs and looking for that one Golden Egg... On the Saturday before Easter we went to Copper River Country Club, and did the easter egg hunt, and met the Easter Bunny (who kenzie wasn't too fond of). Then we had a nice brunch out on the patio by the golf course. We brought Skylers cousins Anna & Camille with us. The girls had a blast. We decided this was a tradition we want to do every year! The Cleveland Family Easter Egg Hunt. Every year for Easter we get together with the Cleveland side and do a dinner and Easter Egg hunt for the kids, well actually there is something for all of us. Grandma Betty is so good about making sure we all get something. It was a fun day at Craig and Marianne's. We came home with way too much candy. Most of which I am now still throwing away.
Friday, April 04, 2008
So I am sitting here on the computer right now, and I wish I had my camera. The baby is asleep for her nap and Mckenzie is just sitting here quitely next to me on the floor eating her grilled cheese sandwich and chips. All of a sudden it gets quiet and I look down and she is laying on the floor slowly eating her chips as she is falling asleep. It is hilarious! I live for these moments..Just like the song says on my blog..by Trace Atkins....your gonna miss this...your gonna want this back! and I know that I get frustrated daily about doing the same things over and over. Cleaning, laundry, wiping up messes, but I know I better enjoy this time in my life cause it will go by so fast and I know I will end up missing it. So that is it for now just a little thought. I am still trying to download my Easter Pictures off of Sky's moms camera so I can post! Toodles...