Sunday, June 21, 2009

3 Cheers for Mimi...

Hip Hip Hooray...Hip Hip Hooray...Hip Hip Hooray. Below is the little program that I used to choose the winner of my giveaway and #12 just so happens to be Mimi. I could not think of a sweeter person to win. So, what does she win? Well, that is just simply up to her. I would love to go shopping for her, but I also know she is raising money to go on her first Mission trip to Brazil.
You tell me Mimi, what will it be...a donation towards your mission or a sweet little surprise (you would be so fun to shop for)? If you don't know Mimi, you are missing out. She is one of the sweetest people I know and have adopted through blogging & she is definitely one of my favorites. Even my husband was so excited she won, after all she has provided him with lots of good meals through her recipe blog. I am here to tell you, if we lived closer we would be spending lots of time at Mimi's house. We just love her!

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I think we would all agree that post are just more enjoyable with pictures, so I could not help but share this one with you. Afterall, food, Mimi, little girls & fun...they all have something in common.
We had Emma's 2 Best Friends and their parents over Saturday night for dinner and a play date and we had a blast. The girls played kitchen, dolls, paint, ate snow cones and just had a great time...we also enjoyed the company of their parents. These little girls are so sweet and are welcome at our house anytime (oh & their parents too).
Look how cute they are...I could just eat em up! We have an empty chair for one more to join in on lots of girly fun.

Happy Daddy Day

Today we honor and celebrate the BEST DADDY in the UNIVERSE. We are so blessed to have the most hands on, sensitive, loving, caring, patient, kind, sweet, hardworking, funny, playful, smart, praying, affectionate, giving, structured, God loving Daddy all to ourselves.

I can not think of a better example of a Father than Curtis and I think anyone who knows him will say the same. He is amazing in every sense of the word and is the kind of Daddy that every child and wife in this world deserves.

There is NOTHING he will not say or do for his children, regardless of where we are or who he is around. He is true to himself, his children, his beliefs and wants others to know that he takes his role as a Daddy very serious. I believe with all my heart that there are people in our lives that Curtis serves as a role model to on what a husband and a father should be. He is not perfect in anyway, however he strives for perfection daily and ALWAYS puts his family first.

I love the example Curtis is setting for our children in his daily walk with the Lord. It is always important to him to speak in a kind manner and love me in a way that is ALWAYS respectful and a good example for our children. I guess I am just totally amazed at the man he is and the Daddy he is to our children.

Thank you is not enough and does not even begin to show how much I appreciate you and all that you do for us on a daily basis. I will always believe that you are the BEST Daddy and Husband in the world.

We love you today and always with our whole hearts!

Happy Father's Day

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Guess what happens when...

one attempts to unload the dishwasher, cook dinner, talk on the phone, puts her 3 month old on his activity mat and lets a 2 year old roam freely?

I knew she was being quiet, a little too quiet but I could hear him cooing. This Mommy thinks all is well and in a matter of minutes this occurred. I hear a sweet little voice say, "look Mommy, I did it. It's fun Mommy." I had to leave them on for 40 more minutes till Daddy got home from work.

Poor little fella. He did not seem to mind until we started pulling them off, OUCH!

She got him good, didn't she? I keep telling her he is going to catch up to her one day and she better watch it.

Looks like they still love one another the same, what do you think? They are some kind of wonderful, I tell ya! Nothing in life like having a sibling to share it with you.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Our baby is TWO !

Oh sweet baby, the joy that you have brought to my life is unbelievable. You are the one that has taught me how to be a Mommy and loved me unconditionally for the last 2 years. There is no greater reward at the end of the day then to hear you say, "I love you Mommy and you pray" when we lay you down to bed every night.

You are an amazing little girl with a personality that is just breathtaking... everyday you make me so proud to be your Mommy. You are sweet, kind, loving, appreciative, smart, witty, funny and the list goes on. You recently became a big sister and you are a good one. Your zest for life is contagious and you leave a smile on every ones face that you come in contact with along the way. There are days that you want to sit in my lap all day and there are days that I can not pry you out of your Daddy's loving arms. I thought I was a Daddy's girl, but you have me beat baby (and your Daddy loves it too).

I love you more than I ever thought it was possible to love someone or something. There are no words to describe the way I feel about you. When you hurt, I hurt...when your happy, I'm happy...when you're scared, I hold you...when you smile, I smile...when you laugh, I laugh...when you need me, I am there & I always will be....YOU ARE MY WORLD!

I am crying as I sit here and journal these words to you, because I want you to have the best life ever...Happy Birthday. I will love you forever.

Love Mommy

It’s hard to believe that my “baby” girl is two years old today!? It seems like just moments ago that I held you in my arms for the very first time. I knew from the moment that I laid eyes on you that you would forever hold my heart. (While I am a bit partial) Emma Caroline, you truly are an amazing child, a child who I am profoundly proud of and privileged to call my daughter. As we celebrated your birthday, I found myself overwhelmed with the joy that you bring to our lives.

When you finished opening all of your presents, you stood up in your chair and so graciously exclaimed “Thank You!” This Daddy could not have been more proud of his little girl. It was at this moment that I fully appreciated the comments of my parents and grandparents, how quickly time passes us as we grow older.

In that moment, my mind raced to the day that I would walk you, my sweet Emma “Lou” down the aisle and you would again graciously exclaim “Thank you!” to all of your guest. I am forever indebted to our Heavenly Father for blessing your Mommy and me with you, my sweet baby girl. So today and always, I wish you every happiness in this world. Happy Birthday Emma Caroline!

I love you with all my heart! Daddy

Once again, we had so much fun with you at your FARM party and we are so proud of YOU!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

One tired Cowgirl!

She is finally in bed after a very long day spent with 67+ family and friends. There were big people, little people, young people, old people and a farm filled with goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkey, pony, llama, rabbits and a deer. There was fun to be had for all and it was some kind of fun. Lets not forget playing on the swing set and getting our faces painted too. Lots of hot dogs, juice, chips, dip, cheese, cupcakes, ice cream, cake and CHILI...yes Darla, we got that Chili just for you.

It was a busy day, but one that I would do all over again to see the smiles on this little girls face and to hear her tell her Daddy as he was getting her dressed for bed, "Daddy, I had a good day!" She is so sweet and so thankful. She told us thank you over and over all day.

She opened her gifts, thanked her guest, shared, laughed, played and blew out her candles before the song was even over. You are a big girl baby. I must admit, I almost lost it when you stood up in that chair at the end and told everyone "thank you". It was all I could do to fight back the tears. Once again reminded me how truly blessed I am and how this little girl has stolen my heart forever.

Lots more pictures on the way, but this Mommy's hoofs are tired. More to come and I can not wait to share them with all of you.

By the way...the Farm theme was a good one...thank you Emma for making your Mommy step out on a limb and celebrate your 2nd Birthday with you in a way that reminded me of my very own childhood.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gearing up for...

a farm party for a special little girl who is turning TWO in 5 more days. We will be having her party on Saturday and might be kicked out of the neighborhood by Saturday night. We are hoping the party is over and the animals are loaded up and gone by the time the HOA knocks on our door. I am just kidding, well at least I hope I am.

I have been trying to make this party as "girly" as possible, so I will give you a sneak peek of one of my projects.

This will be hanging over the cake table. I am praying my cleaning service doesn't think this is trash tomorrow and throw it all away (ha).

There is so much to do around here before the big shin dig, but we are all super excited. Especially the birthday "cow"girl who has been walking around here for a week singing Happy Birthday to herself!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

1 + 1 + 1 = 3 Months

So hard to believe that our "little man" turned 3 months old yesterday. When I tell you that time flies, I mean time flies fast. It is hard to even imagine that one day I will wake up and my sweet children will be grown, but that day will come too. I often ask myself and others, "Why can't they just stay little forever?"

We are so proud to call this handsome, sweet, loving little boy our Son. I just can't get enough of him.

I know there will be a day when this boy will be rolling around in the grass & mud and I can't wait to roll around with him.

Gavin, you have added such joy to our lives and we are so thankful that you have COMPLETED our family and we can now call ourselves the Frazier Four!

You have changed so much in the last month. Here is the latest:

  • You love to stare at your Big Sister and you keep your eyes on her constantly
  • Your Daddy can make you belly laugh and it is music to our ears
  • You coo and babble all the time
  • We seldom see you without a BIG smile on your face ~ you are the happiest little fella
  • You have great head control
  • You have been sleeping all night for 4 weeks ~ Thank You!
  • You are in 6-12 month clothes and wear a size 3 diaper ~ you are a big boy
  • Bath time is you favorite time of day

My wish for you sweet boy of mine is that you ALWAYS enjoy life as much as you enjoy it right now. I don't know that I have ever met a happier baby.

I tell your Daddy all the time that you are very different and there is something SUPER SPECIAL about you, so we look forward to seeing how you will change the world. You have already changed our world and our hearts forever. There are no words to describe how we feel about you or how much we love you!

I agree with so many people out there...Yes, every mommy needs a little BOY!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here we go...

I have been meaning to buy this book for months or should I say a few "fits" ago? A wise soul brought it to me today, thank you Therese. I was feeling good until she said, "hey, I might need this back one day I still use it occasionally"...uh, her daughter is a 15 year old, cheerleading, AP student, are you kidding me? I think what she was trying to tell me is it never ends with these strong willed children. You would think that I would know that since I was one MYSELF and my husband might choose to still call me this some days.

I am looking forward to seeing what this book has to offer. I sure hope the first 3 chapters does not waste my time trying to help me determine if I have a SWC on my hands, we have already accepted that fact months ago. So bring it on Dr. Dobson, we are ready to hear what you have to say about this sweet little girl we have on our hands.

Oh and if you get a chance click on the Madsen link to the right to enter to win this aweome bike and to help me win. I would love to load my two sweet babies up in this and stroll the neighborhood. The HOTY thinks it looks like something you would ride around a theme park in to pick up trash, but I love it and would be thrilled to pump one of you on the handle bars if I win.