Monday, January 30, 2012

sean turns 3.

one of pierce's friends, sean, turned 3 this month. his mom threw such a fun little party for him. it was fireman party and the coppell firetruck and firemen came. and pierce thought it was the coolest thing ever!

happy birthday, sean!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


this little man keeps me on my toes.
he is all boy.
fights nap/bed times (despite being exhausted).
loves to play make believe.
IS a fighfighter.
runs, jumps, climbs on anything and everything.
he is a typical 3 year old.
and i love him.

and this is him.
in the bath.
with his work goggles and viking hat on.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a red plate, a curly headed walker, and some new grading pens.

It has been quite the past couple weeks around here.
Busy. Chaotic. Full of illness. And exciting new things.

Last Monday Justin started a new job at Stratmark - an advertising agency that works primarily with non profit organizations. It has only been a week and a half, but he loves it! He has been assigned to a few projects and is already getting busy working on them. We are so excited for this new opportunity. On his 2nd day, we celebrated him. Dinner was his choice, and he got to eat it on the "You are Special Today" red plate.
The reason we had to celebrate him on day 2 was because little miss Stella came down with RSV on Monday. We had to give her breathing treatments every 2 hours the first day and then every 4 hours the next 2 days and then every 6 the last 2 days. Boy do breathing treatments make me tired. Needless to say, she is all well and can now be called a "walker." She choses to walk all the time now and it just might be the cutest thing ever.
And new grading pens for me!
What teacher doesn't just love some office supplies?
And fun pens just might be the best "office supply" out there.
With Stella having RSV and then P getting strep throat and mommy missing days of school, my grading has piled up. So those fun new grading pens are about to get some serious work. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012


70 degrees in January = a perfect afternoon for a little play time at the park

these 2 little feet.

these 2 dainty, little feet belong to stella.
my sweet little girl.
after being a "boy mom" first, i was totally content (and convinced) that i would always be a boy mom. and i was more than happy with that. i love the rough and tumble that comes with boys and the extra energy that seems to hiding in each part of them.

but God thought it would be perfect to add a sweet, laid back, easy going, little princess to our mix. and i just love that He did. i love her sweet personality. the way that she can hold her own against her brother. and the fact that the always pulls out her hair bows. and the way that i can dress her up in sweet, girly stuff. and her precious little feet.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

fifty percent of the time...

....stella prefers walking to crawling.
she isn't a full out walker yet, but she is getting close.
and one of my favorite things about her walking:
each time she walks, pierce starts clapping and says, "good job baby stella."
i love how excited he gets for her.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stella's Winter ONEderland Party

a winter ONEderland party fit for our little princess.
the sweet birthday girl.
cake time.
thank goodness for a big brother to help with the candle.
the big kids enjoyed the beautiful (almost 70 degrees) weather.
stella and her sweet friend charlotte
our family.
**happy 1st birthday, sweet stella. **
we love you!