Monday, March 30, 2015

We've been enjoying

Libby's First visit to the dentist!  She did great, they were very impressed with her! Lucky little lady always has her big sister to pave the road for her, so she knows what to expect.  Libby has been tagging along to Sally's dentist visits since she was just a newborn! Sally was upgraded to the middle chair as she doesn't need her Mom as close any more :)
She jumped up on the chair like she had been doing it for years! She was so proud :)
Both girls were cavity free, yahoo!
Sally loved filling out her Spring Break Journal, I loved reading and seeing the pictures :)
"went on an adventure and it was fun" the picture is of our hotel
"Went to St. Philips and Father Don was the priest" Picture of Father Don :)
"swam like a fish and went home." Picture of her swimming with her goggles on
"Went to pump it up and it was fun" Picture of the big colorful slide
"Went to the dentist and I had no cavities" The picture gets me every time :)
"went to Edinborough park and it was fun" picture of the stairs and the yellow tunnel
"went to the fish fry and the fish were good" Picture of the fish, green beans, mac n cheese, lemonade, napkin, spoon and fork :)

I forgot to take pictures of Saturday and Sunday.  For Saturday she wrote about getting doughnuts with Daddy.  For Sunday she wrote about going to Mass and getting Palms, she drew a picture of the crucifix, that I need to remember to take a picture of when I get the journal back.  Definitely tugged at the heart!

Sally got to go to after school care for 2 days during spring break.  She asked if she could go the whole week, so we compromised on two days.  She loved it!

The girls (and Mommy and Daddy) have been addicted to the Live DNR Eagle Cam! So cool, I love technology!
We met Kari, Haddie and Aubrey for a play date Friday morning, the girls had a great time!
 Our 5 little ladies!

Daddy had a day with his girls on Saturday.  Mommy had a baby shower brunch for Baby Welle, Saturday morning!

How can you tell that Reid is a dad of daughters? :)

Sleeping beauty, her green minky is a MUST, I've tried fill ins...she knows!
Libby fell off the couch when she was trying to reach something Sally had, Sally felt really bad about it all and ran downstairs to make this for Libby.

"Dear Libby.  I'm sad that you fell off the couch.  I hope that you feel better soon.  From: Sally"
The back :)

Last year for Kari's birthday I got her a gift certificate to Brush Studio.  Shortly after we were both pregnant, so we kept putting it off until we could enjoy a glass of wine or two while we painted.  It was so worth the wait!! We had so many giggles and fun times throughout our class!

Afterward we headed for a late night dinner of Sushi, our favorite! Thank you to our husbands for holding down our forts back home and taking good care of our girls so we could enjoy ourselves!  It was a top notch night, and maybe a little too much wine as I was a little sluggish all day Sunday, but it was so worth it! Love you Kar!
Libby finally cashed in her gift card from Meggers from Valentine's Day.  Reid was so proud, I let her pick her play-doh and didn't say a word.  She did a great job of sharing it with Sally.  Thankfully it was nice enough that they could play it outside.  They sat for an hour playing so nicely!! Of course all of the colors were mixed by the end...doesn't do well for my OCD ;)
Ugh, I could just eat this girl up.  She is just so dang cute and  happy and lovable! She has started making the cutest little noises and talking, I could go on and on about this little one, we love her so!

Happy Happy Holy Week!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sneaky Bunny

We came home to a cute little yellow Easter egg on our front step.  When we looked out back we noticed more and more Easter Eggs.  The bunny had stopped by while we were gone and hid a bunch of Easter Eggs around the house filled with money.  Cough Delores is the best Cough Cough ;)

Love the Magic of it all! Thank you Delores!


Pictures from last week:

More turkeys in a new location during my morning run

Little Miss Scoot Scoot has been a movin' and a groovin' in her crib!

Daddy and Libby surprised Sally one day for lunch!

First day of Spring!
 Another plus about having 3 kids is there are more people to come help the baby stay happy if Mommy needs to finish just one more thing.

Happy Hump Day Ya'll

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SaLibMa Adventure

Sally, Libby, Emma = SaLibMa...creative Daddy :)

As we were planning our Florida celebration trip for Daddy completing his MBA, we thought we should also plan a little celebration that the girls could be involved in.  We decided to head up to Berrrmidji to visit Father Don and stay at a hotel with a fun pool and splash pad.  Little did we know how awesome this adventure would be.

The girls were unbelievably perfect.  We didn't know what to expect with all 5 of us sleeping together in the same room, one of us still waking in the middle of the night ;)  Our hotel did offer a neat room option of two Queen beds and a set of bunk beds.  We exhaled when the first night all 3 girls went down without a hitch.  We exhaled again when we all made it to 7am.  And then the second night was even better than the first night and we didn't even know there was room for improvement :)

We headed out Saturday morning

From time to time it still blows my mind that we have 3 kids, 3 beautiful girls!

Excited to get started on her Spring Break Journal
 So in to her movie...allowing her baby sister to sleep :)
 Lunch and bathroom stop!
 Sally's turn to watch a movie, she wanted to get the full effect
 Reading magazines
 Crushin' Zzz's....such a good little traveler
 Passing on Grandpa Joe's rules of entering your hotel room ;) We had already been swimming for a bit while we waited for our room to be ready.

Good Shepherd Catholic School!
 Dinner at Nana and Grandpa's favorite pizza place from when they were in college at Bemidji State!
 Breakfast time!

 C-Mile Sisters! Big girls ready to hit the pool with Mommy while Emma naps before heading to Mass
 Little did we know Father was able to create his whole homily message around a little line he had heard from Reid.  Libby was standing on the side of the pool and Reid was encouraging her to jump in.  "I'll catch you. I promise."  Just like we need to have Faith in the Lord.  He'll catch us, He promises, always.  We were pretty much the VIP's at Mass ;)  The girls thought it was pretty awesome to know the Priest!!

Yummy doughnuts before getting a tour of the church, school and Father Don's place!
 Kisses for Daddy
 Kisses for Emers
 So incredibly grateful for this friendship!!

 She took a 3 hour nap...she loves the blankets by her face, hey, whatever works ;)
 Getting ready for her first swim!
 Giggles while waiting for the elevator
 We didn't have many pictures of swimming as most of the time either Reid or I was down swimming while the other was up in the hotel room while Emma slept.  We have so many fun memories!!

 First toe dip.  She didn't bat an eye. She even went in the hot tub (it wasn't much hotter than her bath temp) and then back in the pool and she didn't even fuss.  Maybe we'll have another water baby like Sally!
 Daddy's girls

 Love the leg cross
 Daddy's turn
 Silly jumps
 Silly faces...for those less daring ;)
 Little Fish swimming the entire length of the pool!

 The big girls got to go with Daddy to pick up our take-out dinner.  They thought it was so funny to see Emma and I waving at them from the window
 Libby's awesome towel from our neighbors
 Quick morning cartoons while Mommy and Daddy got ready for the pool....3rd child...
 Posing (Sally's standing on the frog, it's kind of hard to see), they had this awesome splash pad on the other side of the pool.  The girls didn't use it as much as we thought, but it was still pretty cool!
 A little chilly at first
 You know it was a successful trip when 30 minutes in to your drive home all 3 girls are snoring :)

Bathroom break/Emma needs to eat ;)

Thank you Father, for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang with us! Thank you for the awesome conversations and dinner, but most importantly, thank you for your wonderful friendship.  We appreciate you!!

Hip Hip Hooray to awesome little travelers and future SaLibMa Adventures!