Saturday, May 28, 2011


I always love Stella's wild bath hair. It is crazy to see her relaxing in the bath and realize how big she is now. I remember when she was too tiny for the bath, and it doesn't seem that long ago.

I am trying to figure out what kind of birthday party to throw our soon-to-be three-year old. So tonight, I asked her if she wanted a princess party or a Harry Potter party. She said princess. So I asked her if she wanted a Harry Potter party or a princess party. She said princess again. Ok, fine. I thought that with her recent obsession with all things Harry she might have decided that princesses aren't as cool, but I guess I was wrong. Sorry Mr. Potter, you just can't compete with all the princess bling.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Last night was Ava's much anticipated (by Stella especially) third birthday extravaganza. Ashley did such a cute job and we had tons of fun, as you will be able to see.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Yesterday Brent took Stella on a little "surprise" shopping trip to the store. When they got home Stella ran to me and yelled: "Mom, I got you a balloon, you wanna see it!?" She of course couldn't stop talking about the balloon and struggled with the concept of a surprise. Then in her prayers that night she said she was thankful for getting Mommy a balloon. Right before he went to bed last night Brent told me: "Just wait, Stella might have a few surprises up her sleeve." I laughed so hard because I know I will never forget how she was too excited to wait to tell me all about the balloon.

Naturally I was super "surprised" when a card and balloon were delivered to my bedroom this morning. Stella showed me the card and then ripped open the envelope and raced to show me the giant pop-up Snoopy inside.

At church Stella also decided she wanted to go up with the other primary kids and sing. She didn't know the words, but she sure looked cute peeking over the wall and waving at her mommy. Man I love her, and I sure am lucky that I got to be her mom.