Thank you so much to everyone who took a minute to wish me a happy birthday! You are all incredibly kind and it was so much fun hearing from friends throughout the day. I had a great birthday weekend and was completely spoiled as I'm sure you can tell by the picture above. The girls made me a lovely birthday cake topped with 34 candles and a few favorite "friends." I got the piece with Ariel on top because "Ariel is mommy's favorite princess!" :) And yes, this was my second yellow cake with chocolate frosting. The treadmill and I will become fast friends this week.
Also thanks to my sweet friends who brought by gifts and flowers on my special day. They all know me so well. My house is full of tulips, Cadbury eggs, and shiny silver gift cards. :)
Now on to Project Life! I've been working on Ellie's album and once again my kitchen table looks like this...
What a mess!
At least it's a fun mess. :)
End of February 2010
I added some art work and her Kindergarten class list. The mermaid picture above is a blog post I printed about Barbie in A Mermaid Tale and my girls' obsession with it. We're big fans of the Barbie movies around here. :)
Another blog post I printed about Ellie's morning friend "Snakey."
Some of my favorite pictures of my girls and their daddy riding bikes at the park.
Ellie made the above picture with the pink ribbon around the time Kole was born. It is a portrait of our new family of five. :)
I also included some other random artwork from last March along with one of the many pictures of cakes she drew me last year on my birthday.
Kole is born! The note she wrote last year (top right page) says:
"Dir Erin I cant wat for baby Kole to pop awt. Love Ellie."
I will never get tired of little notes like this one. I'm seriously sad that this year she is learning to spell everything correctly!
The girls meeting their new little brother for the first time. Such a special day. I treasure these pictures and I'm so glad my girls will each have their own copies of them.
Newborn pictures of Kole and some sweet notes from Ellie's grandma's soon after he arrived.
I also love this little turtle Ellie drew. She hung it on Kole's door when I was decorating his nursery in a turtle theme. It has been there for a year and I just took it down last week to include in her book. More fun Kindergarten spelling -- "trtl"-- exactly how it sounds. :)
On the left is a page from her journal writing in school. They were supposed to write what they did over Spring Break. Ellie wrote:
"I went to the Easter egg hunt. I got a new baby."
And of course another picture of our new family of five. Along with the sun, a butterfly, and a flower. Because what picture is complete without those three things? :)
So so sweet.
Wrapping up April! I'm still pretty much a year behind but I'm making progress! Whenever I feel overwhelmed with these albums and trying to catch up I hear Dory from Finding Nemo in my head -
"just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." You can tell what's been on at our house lately.
If I can just catch up on the girls' albums I can get going again on this little guys baby book!
The two of us had a day date on my birthday. I brought the party hats, he brought the party. :)