Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ten smile tuesday

wow...there has been a lot going on in the past week! here are a few smiles.

1. an impromptu morning at the library when our MOPS group was canceled due to icy roads

2. a delightful afternoon with my libber girl...i posted about the afternoon here. but here is a pic with libbers in the new dress she picked out...notice the lightning mcqueen sticker...a gift from kate, who received the stickers after pooping on the potty sunday morning...

3. kate pooping on the potty....the progress is slow but sure in the "stinky" department, but we are having more and more success each day!

4. watching the Colts win...and eating ice cream cones with my kater gator afterward! sundays in general have been fabulous the past couple of weeks. we've been working hard to be intentional about making sunday more of a day of rest...and it has been phenomenal!

5. the best flock group in the entire world...seriously...i love these peeps! one of our dear families is taking off for the mission field...so we got some group shots at our meeting monday. apparently having many children is a prerequisite to being part of our group...these kiddos represent four families...four families, fourteen kiddos...with one on the way!

6. lots of fun crafting, painting, and drawing fun with the girlies.

7. snuggling on the couch with my family (with a kater gator nestled on my lap), "ratatouille", and a big ol' bowl of popcorn!

8. my jilly-girl is 5 months old...where has time gone! check out my post here for more pics of that sweet girlies (and the other two at 5 months old as well!)

9. homemade, from scratch 100% whole wheat cinnamon sugar bagels...better yet, making them with elizabeth.

10. my most recent crafty endeavor...making colts tu-tus for the girls...so they can cheer the hometeam on to a superbowl victory in style! :) i'm hoping to get some little shirts appliqued in the next few days. they have been twirling and whirling in their tu-tus all day today.

11. as i was pulling together some loose ends before dinnertime i captured kate and elizabeth playing "doctor" with jillian. precious giggles...precious smiles and adoration as jillian looked up at her sisters...so sweet!

12. oh...and a fun girls night. we gathered at a friends house after the kiddos were in bed...enjoyed popcorn, monster cookies, and LOTS of conversation. good stuff!

13. oh...and (see...i told you it was a good week) i've managed to get my bootie out of bed by 5:30 and work out, spend quality time with Jesus, and shower before the girlies are up for the past week...it has been fabulous!


Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Loved #13...you go Amanda!!

How adorable is it that they were playing doctor with Jillian? That is so cute I can't stand it!

Elizabeth's dress is adorable and way to go Kate.

So good to see you the other day. We need to go to the museum soon. Pick a day!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

These are awesome! I love the picture of your flock group. We used to be a part of a great small gorp - but everyone got super busy and it ended. Your pics made me really miss it.
Elizabeth's dress is beautiful - Well, she would look absolutely stunning in anything though. Wow.

Rebecca said...

yes, that is definitely a good week, amanda! elizabeth's dress is soo cute! kudos to kate in the potty department!! love the little tutus you made...thanks for sharing. i really want to do some for the girls now! although we are going for the saints ;). it's very hard to believe that jillian is 5 months already. wow! i love that the girls were playing doctor with her...so cute. and jillian looks like a little doll laying there.
kudos to you for getting up so early this week! it's something i've been wanting to do for a while...but i just can't seem to make myself get out of bed, lol!

Rebecca said...

ps...homemade bagels?! you go girl!

Aminta said...

Oh how wonderful! I am so silly...... not coming by to get smiles and smiles and food for my soul. I need people like you Amanda. People who love and encourage others.
Thank you love!
XO, Minta

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I love the tutu! I wish I could make those! Very impressed. :)