Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy Happy

Go Wild!  Emma grew out some great hockey hair for the playoffs ;)

Uncle Joey got to see the big win on Sunday!

Seriously can't get enough of this sweet little munchkin, as you'll see in the picture overload from this post.  Constantly trying to capture her sweet and adorable faces :)

 Do you think school tires her out? It was a rainy afternoon, so they got to watch a Tinkerbell Show
 I surprised Sally for lunch the other day, can't believe her Kindergarten year is almost complete :(
 The 3 little piggies, in their upcoming 3 Piggy Opera :)
 Mrs. Piggy and one of her little piglets :)
 More happy faces

 Saturday morning swimming!

 Beautiful Sunshine!! Mama chopped her hair!
 Special times with Father Don! He came to Mass with us and was able to spend all of Sunday with us! Cherished Memories!

 Libby was excited about her "new to her" princess shirt!
 Catching some rays!

 Mommy's first ever attempt at a french braid, go big or go home ;)
 Brushing Emma's hair to the opposite side :)

Happy Hump Day, Ya'll!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reid's 30!!!

We're celebrating Reid's 30th Birthday today!!

The celebrations started on Saturday when Mommy surprised Daddy with a date night! Daddy chose sushi for his dinner of choice.

We enjoyed the one on one time

We also enjoyed some birthday dessert at Cold Stone!

Father Don came on Sunday and helped us celebrate Daddy even more!

Makin' a wish

Libby wanted to make Daddy's favorite, chocolate chip cookies!

 He has already had a great morning with his girls! They got doughnuts at Cub before bringing Sally to school and then breakfast at McDonald's and come coffee from Caribou!

 He's a good dad!
 I think it's safe to say that his 20s were successful, a wife and 3 beautiful daughters! His 30s have quite a bit to live up to!

So incredibly grateful for this beautiful soul the Lord has blessed us with! Thank you for being you, even if you are a little crazy silly at times!We love you so very much, Reid. Happy 30th Birthday!

Your Girls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A little Bit of This & a Little Bit of That

Words from Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty:

"The most important person on earth is a mother.  She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.  She need not.  She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral--dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body.  The Angels have not been blessed with such a grace.  They cannot share in God's Creative miracle to bring new saints to heaven.  Only a human mother can.  Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creatures.  God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.  What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?"

"The world needs us moms.  All women--even those women who are not biological or adoptive mothers--are endowed with the feminine gift of nurturing motherly love that our world needs so very much today"--Danielle Bean (Catholic Digest)

Just thought I would share those powerful words that touched my heart the other day when I read them.

We so enjoyed last week's beautiful weather.  Although this week has already been filled with much less sunshine, it's a nice little break from feeling the pressure to be outside to enjoy every second and I've been able to catch up on some much needed house cleaning that was thrown to the wayside :)

Just catching some rays
 Lunch time!
 Sally got to have an early birthday celebration with Lucy and Grandma at Grandma and George's new place! She had a sleepover and a trip to the movie theater!

Libby enjoyed extra time with Mom and Dad {and Emma, when she was awake}. Bedtime game outside!

Hitting up Saturday morning swimming lessons to get ready for the pool to open.  Libby's first time having lessons without a parent in the pool with her! Nice to get them both done at the same time! They did great!

Tea Party time!
 Emma learned how to roll over this weekend.  Her big sisters wanted to make sure that no matter which way she rolled, she would have a toy :)
 Her shirt says it all..."so totally cute!"
 "Woah!! Mom, did you see that? I just rolled over!"
 Cousins, enjoying their special time with Grandma.  Thank you Grandma!!

Happy Early Birthday to Nana, tomorrow!! We love you!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

We've been Enjoying!

I don't get to my computer very often these days. Too nice outside and the hubs has been hogging it ;)

Here's what we've been enjoying lately:

Story time brought to you by our big reader, Sally

Beautiful little selfies

 Coming home from a solo Target run to find this greeting!

 I mean seriously, she might as well be 18 and heading off to college.  Loving trying out the sippy cup, and Libby being as sweet as can be!
 Whale spout hair and excersaucer
 Sally's drawings
 "Duck tails" we really should have submitted her to the MN Hockey Hair thingy
 Morning Sisters, such a special 15 minutes we have each morning before the bus comes

Last Saturday it was a beautiful morning and Kari and I got to run in the Goldy's 5K run.  Reid and the girls dropped us off and cheered for us! It was so much fun!

 We lucked out and saw them during part of the race, we thought we'd only see each other at the very end
 Hangin' with the Gearman boys as they waited for Laura to finish the 10 mile!
  You finish the race on the 50 yard line, so fun!
 one, two, three....still gets me sometimes!
 Sweat Sister, Sisterfriends! We enjoyed a lovely little brunch at PT where Andy and the little Martinson ladies met up with us!

 Emma was even rocking her Gopher Gear!

Saturday night we went to the Gala for Sally's school.  It was a great event, so impressed with the generosity of so many of the families! Love one of our sitters, as she always leaves out art projects for us that she does with the girls!

Knowing the girls were in good hands we were able to stop at our friends' house for a drink and fill them in on the events of the Gala since they weren't able to make it, having just had their 3rd girl a few weeks ago :)
After Mass, doughnut faces :)
 Walking on sunshine, baby feet
 Enjoying the rays!
 Loving her outside time in the stroller
 We love our Mondays when the sun is shining and we have the park to ourselves!
 Happy Happy
 Daddy loving all of the Cardinals around the house
 Mommy being able to take advantage of Daddy being home.  Was able to go out with a good friend to a "Mom Enough" event and then we continued the evening with a drink at Crave, we even got to sit outside the weather was so nice.

I didn't get any pictures, but we were able to make it up to Saint Cloud to see Meggers and meet sweet baby Bennett! Praying for you this weekend, Bennett, as you get baptized!

Yesterday, I was able to be a chaperone on Sally's field trip. So fun watching her with her friends and the love of learning
 Can't believe her Kindergarten year is almost over and she's almost turning 6!!

Happy Happy Day! Happy Weekend!