Monday, June 8, 2009

Party & Ramblings...But Mostly Ramblings

This little girl had a big weekend! She spent all day Saturday with some of her favorite little girlfriends celebrating her birthday. Can you tell she's a whole year older!? Not really? Well, her mama sure can tell :).

There was cake, balloons, presents, and flip-flop party favors. Let me tell you, these flip-flops from the Gap were a huge would've thought it was Christmas! I highly, highly recommend them. And, they made from some really cute pics of all those busy, girly feet.

Good times made for some really happy little girls. Here is Ella with our niece, Rylie.

Speaking of niece's...would you check out this sweet little girl. This is also our niece, Morgan. I had a chance to get some pics of her Saturday towards the end of the party.

Isn't she so stinkin' cute!?

We went from a busy weekend straight into a crazy week. Ella started swim team this morning, and we will be doing that every morning for the next 6 weeks. So fortunately, I won't have any shortage of interesting stories for the next 2 months, or the next 20 years for that matter :). It might get a little crazy, but Ella is sooo excited and absolutely loves it. You would think at swim team you would hear me saying a lot of:

Good job, Ella!
Wow, sweetie, you're doing great!
Way to go!

While I do say those things, if you are standing near me, or following me around the pool 75 times as I try to lull 2 babies to sleep, you will mostly hear:

Wait, I said walk!
Seriously, stop that!
Stop touching the trash can!
If you run, then you're going to fall, and I don't want to hear it when you do...cause I told you to slow down.....
We can't get in the pool right now, the swim team is practicing...
I know you don't want to go in the baby pool, but it's that or nothing!

Funny, the only thing I think my 3 yr old twins hear when I'm saying these things is, "yadda, yadda, yadda...blah, blah, blah..." Sweet little girls, but they definitely have thier own agenda, and sometimes I don't think that involve listening to me :).

I can only make an attempt to get's not a successful attempt every time, but it never hurts to try, right!?

Did I mention that we are also selling our house? No? Well, we are. You interested? From here on out, we need to be gone most of the day, everyday, to keep the house ready for a showing at a moments notice...I'm real excited about this. On second thought, maybe people will just have to understand that we have 5 kids in 2 bedrooms, and just give me a little grace about a toy laying here or there :).

(yes, we are in a 3 bedroom home currently...who knew our family would grow this quickly?? Which actually I prefer them to share a room, even when/if we move into a 4+ bedroom home, they will still share...more on that in a different post.)

Have I rambled enough? Yes? Sorry :).
Hope you all had a great weekend!


Marisa said...

sounds like you are going to be tan at the very least :) I think room sharing is a great idea!

Heather Marie said...

GREAT photos! :)

Laurel said...

When we had 7 children, we lived in a 1400 sq.ft. 3 bedroom home. Then, with 10 children we lived in 1800 sq.ft. 4 bedroom. Now ... we actually have 5 bedrooms ... and 11 of our 13 children living at home.

Our kids really do LOVE to share bedrooms. They know they would be bored stiff if they had their own rooms.

:) :) :)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Wow! Sounds like you have super busy summer ahead of you.

Beth said...

I just found your blog and love it! We have 9 month old twins, so I love reading about other twin mom stories too.

How do you change the colors of just certain parts of pictures? I LOVE that affect! you can email me at if you have time to explain it (I'd really appreciate it!)

check out my blogs too if you have time:


Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Yes, this summer will be busy, but fun!

Beth- I can totally explain the black & white w/ color...I will email you soon :).

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Hope your house sells! Mine never did so we ended up renting it but not before I had done about 30 showings. That part was so not fun!

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