Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snow day!

Today we got a little snow! Schools were closed and the roads were icy so we were house bound.

 Bailey said "Look baby sisters, can you believe it's snowing!?" 

Haha! It was adorable! 

 They spent a lot of the morning watching the snow come down either at the back door or out Bailey's window. 

When the babies went down for naps Bailey and I went out to play a little. 

 Most of our neighbors were out too! The kids had fun running around and throwing snow! It turned into icy rain while were out there so it got kind of yucky. Bailey went inside with one of her friends to get new gloves and never came back out! They were drinking hot cocoa! She stayed to play with them and I came in! It took two cups of coffee for me to fully thaw out! Brr!! 

The kids and I are planning a FL trip soon! Looking forward to some sunshine! 

I think I mentioned I re-opened my Etsy..? I've been working on a few new things this week to add soon! I started slow this time around so I don't get too overwhelmed too fast as in the past but I am getting eager to add new things already! :-) 


Monday, February 23, 2015

Still doesn't feel real.

Today the proof came in the mail for us to review for Andrew's grave marker. He's been gone 6 months now. Six months. There isn't one night that I go to sleep without at least a tear or two. I miss him so much. I feel so much anger that he was taken so soon. Sadness that his sisters won't have their own memories of him but only what we tell them and show them through pictures and videos. I have trouble walking past the boy section when shopping for clothes for the girls, I usually walk the other way. Some days go by with very little pain but some are unbearable. Picking out his grave marker was something I couldn't do. I don't know why specifically but every time I pulled out the information I would put it back. I finally did it. I have trouble putting into words how I feel most of the time but today I read this article shared in a group I'm in on Facebook and the majority of it explains my thoughts and fears as if I wrote it myself. A few parts don't really apply. I hope you read it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's!

Cute little Valentine's!

 I've started a post at least 4 times in the past couple weeks and somehow don't finish so I'm behind! I always feel like when time passes and I've missed sharing things I need to go back and start where I left off. I'll do a quick catch up with mostly photos! 

 We had two absolutely beautiful spring like days last week with temps in the 70's! It was so nice to be outside!

 Peyton and Brooke are 17 months! I will do a baby update soon! 

 Brooke found a new hiding spot! Bailey's easel. 

Everyone wanted a tutu when Bailey was getting ready for ballet! Love!

 Red Day at Bailey's school. P & B wanted to be in the pic too! 

Bailey's school Valentine's party! Check out that loot! 
 My Secret Sister from my triplet group sent this beautiful bracelet with my handsome boy. So very thoughtful. 
 Peyton gave Brooke a cheerio and Brooke said "tank ou"! 

 Valentine crafts! 
Day before V-day with my sweet girls! 

And finally, back to today, Valentine's! The girls opened little goodies this morning, we attempted a little photo shoot with feather boas which wasn't a huge success but still a few cute pics! Bailey decorated heart cookies in the afternoon, the girls in their heart shirts I made and then a family photo before the littles went to bed! We went out to Walmart this afternoon and then picked up Cheddar's for dinner on the way home! 

Here's a close up of the shirts! A triplet mom in my group designed and shared these iron on file's with us so a lot of our littles were matching today! It was so cute though and we all know I love a project! This was actually my first time doing an iron on surprisingly! Way easier than sewing and embroidering, hah! 

Mostly the same 'ol stuff going on around here lately. The little girls are STILL sick. They get better for a day or so then sick again then better, then sick. They're not bad like before but runny noses and an occasional cough. Hopefully they will shake this soon!! 

I have been so sleepy in the evenings lately by the time Bailey goes to bed I just want to relax a little then go to bed myself. The house cleaning has fallen behind. That will be my goal for the week! Cleaning and laundry. Yay. 

It's after 10 now and I can barely keep my eyes open. Goodnight! 

Happy Valentine's Day!