Monday, March 12, 2012

{ March 10 on 10 }

My parents swooped in and spoiled us rotten for the weekend. It just happened to be ten on ten that day, so we have pictures to prove it:

 1. On a date with Poppy + Nana at White Elephant ( my kids favorite toy store )
 2. The new six year old of the family and her little brother, picking out a special birthday gift.
 3. They wanted to bring home a puppy, mercifully they came home with two fish instead.
 4. Jack tuckered out from a busy afternoon of being spoiled. ( Photo Credit 1-4 goes to my Mom )
 5. Playing with new toys
 6. A welcome sign for Poppy + Nana.
 7. Our new fencing.
 8. Lucy and Nana watching out the window
 9. Praying together + fish tacos.
10. Cup of tea + a nice long chat with my Mama.

Not pictured: The amazing date my Dad sent David and I on, for some of the best pasta ever. Truly one of Spokane's best kept secrets. A really special breakfast date my Dad and I had together at Chaps. Boys night out at the movies. Now, that's a lot of spoiling if I do say so myself. Loved our time together Mom and Dad. Thank you. Love you. Come back soon. xo

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{ 6 }

 When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever. 

A.A. Milne from Now We are Six

For Annabelle's 6th birthday party we threw a pretty all-girls brunch.
Annabelle and I spent a good deal of time pouring over ideas on Pintrest and day dreaming up just the right birthday party for her. In the end I had to give up our idea of making party hats as I ran out of time after the big number six pinata that David had built for her took several hours longer than I had imagined it would to embellish.
The little girls were too giddy to eat much breakfast and I am sad that I forgot to take any pictures of food which, but thankfully we Mama's and Aunties were thoroughly able to enjoy ourselves over brunch. And my was it delicious if I do say so myself.
The little girls did lots of shrieking and twirling. And then came the ear-piercing screams when they all discovered a teeny tiny spider hanging from the ceiling. And they were fierce about getting that pinata to break. It was darling and hilarious and even a little bit scary at times, to watch them. Annabelle truly enjoyed every single second of her girly party and loved getting to wear her fancy new dress, a present from her Poppy, whack the pinata, open up gifts, eat cake topped with pink frosting and berries per her request, and giggle the morning away with her darling little friends. And now she's all about planning a oarty for Lucy's first birthday which is in just a little over a month. Not sure that I am ready for that. In more ways than one.
Is it just me or do the years just seem to be picking up speed and flying away faster than ever?
Lord Jesus, I ask that you'd help me to daily cherish and not take for granted this beautiful blue eyed daughter you've given me,  in all her six year old spunk + glory.

Feb 10 on 10

I took my ten pictures on the tenth last month but then never posted. Until today, that is.
It's the motivation I needed obviously, seeing I am already late for this months 10 on 10.

 1. breakfast smoothie
 2. daffodils in the window
 3. potty Training Jack
 4. practicing those steps
 5. afternoon lefreshment
 6. this pretty dish towel makes me so happy ( get your own here )
 7. baby baths in the kitchen sink are my favorite + as are those two bottom teeth of hers.
 8. new paper cutting project.
 9. waking up to balloons
10. working on birthday party decorations

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{ Recap }

Of February...because it was a really full and fun month for us here.
Obviously I was too preoccupied to blog, so I am going to play catch up now with a bunch of pictures posts that represent the month for us. Here's a little look at our happy heart festivities, topped off by this sweet and happy news of my very dear friend.

 { My first ever batch of sugar cookies }

 { sugar and sprinkles with friends }

  { baby feet }

{ homemade valentines }

 { pretty coffee from the Mr. }

 { pretty in pink }

 { happy baby sister to you! }