Saturday, January 29, 2011

Best Friends Forever

"Tilda Jane" has one little girls heart bursting with love.  When I tell you these two are inseparable, I mean every second of the day.  Emma has finally gotten use to the fact that Tilda can not travel to MDO with her everyday, for the first couple weeks she tried every way she could to smuggle her there in her backpack.

We often see them hugging, kissing and snuggling.  Emma tells her about 10 times a  day, "Tilda, Mommy loves you and don't worry I will be right back home".

Every morning she jumps out of bed and gets Tilda out from under the covers and  gets her dressed from head to toe.  At night, she changes her back into her pajamas and takes her hair down for the day.  Emma is so responsible with all of Tilda's things and hangs every piece of clothes back on the little wooden hangers and puts her hair accessories away.  

I really never imagined that she would love this girl as much as she does or be so interested in her, especially after reading the stories of others kids who really did not have much to do with them.   There is no doubt in my mind that Tilda will be loved for years and she will be that special heirloom that Emma can share with her children one day.  

We are so glad that Tilda has become such a big part of our lifes and that Emma has been so responsible in taking perfect care of her.  Every now and then Gavin will get a hold of her hair and take off with her in a mischievous kind of way.  I think he loves to hear Emma scream at the top of her lungs so he can die laughing.   That little stinker knows exactly what he is doing when he runs around here shouting, "Tilda, Tilda, Tilda".  Little does he know his sister, that is normally so sweet and kind turns into a mother bear when he gets within 2 feet of Tilda Jane.

So, we are off to baby Kain's first birthday party today and you got it...We will be traveling as The Frazier Five because Tilda is already in her Mommy's arms with her diaper bag packed ready to head out the door.  In my heart I believe they will be BEST FRIENDS FOREVER and every little girl deserves a best friend like Tilda Jane Frazier!

***promising to get Christmas 2010 posted soon, figured if I wrote it I would do it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas in January

I will be the first to admit that this Mommy did not do a good job of documenting Christmas 2010 for The Frazier Four. I got caught up in the hustle and bustle of things, we had so many things to do and parties to attend that I seldom had time to have a camera in my hand.   However, I could not let anymore time pass before I journaled the pictures from our Holiday Season.

Our kiddos really enjoyed their Christmas parties at MDO.  This year was a little different because Daddy was not able to join us this year because of some new career obligations.  He hated to miss the parties, but we all understood and Mommy split her time between the toddler and 3 year old room.

Emma loves junk food these day, so of course she went straight for the cookie cake during her classroom party. 

Our little man got to enjoy his first Christmas party at MDO and he was happy as could be.   He enjoyed the pizza, cupcakes and real Capri Sun (our kids drink roaring water) so when they get to have "real juice" they get super excited.  Both of them drink it super fast and rarely come up for a breath.

Gavin's class was suppose to sing a couple of songs, but none of the kiddos were interested so they just exchanged books, ate and went about their merry way.

Emma's class performed and they did a great job.  There are three 3 year old classes at MDO and her class was the only one that sang all of their songs and had 100% participation.  I was so proud of them and how far they have come since we have been attending MDO with them.  Several of these sweet babies have been attending MDO with Emma since she was 15 months old.  Emma's class sang Feliz Navidad, This is the way to Bethlehem and I'm a little Angel.  They were all so adorable with their hallos and their bells.

We are so thankful for the MDO program our children get to attend daily from 8-12 and feel blessed that they are so loved by their teachers and friends at their little school.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I {heart} them!

The weather has had us trapped in the house for longer than I care to remember.  It warmed up a bit yesterday, so we were able to get out for a little while and enjoy the outdoors.  It was nice and has us looking forward to warmer days outside riding bikes, swinging, sliding and having fun. 

These kiddos were wild and ready to ride.  They rode on the street, off the street, through peoples yards, off the curbs, in circles, through flower beds and lets just say everywhere.  It was fun to watch, but I am certain our neighbors did not think it was cute at all.  

I am amazed when I look at these two and see how close they are in size, how much they love each other, how funny they are together and how much trouble they can drum up in a matter of seconds.  I must admit, I would not change one thing about them no matter how exhausted I am at the end of every day.  They are not perfect, but they are perfect for me and my heart could explode every single day when I think about how much I love them.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Emma ~ 43 months

These little hands turned 43 months old today.  My sweet girl is busy as can be learning all she can learn and asking hundreds of questions every day. She is curious about so many things and has a heart like no other child I know. 

Emma is a lover of life, people, animals, family, friendships, her pets, preschool, her baby dolls, Jesus, crafts, baking, Caillou, Dance Class, the Bulldog School, Strawberry Shortcake, pink milk, candy, Matilda Jane, and her baby brother.

We are so proud of you Emma Lou and are amazed by your ability to be so kind, smart and sweet.  You have started writing your name and are improving every single day. You constantly walk around the house singing about Jesus and often make up your own songs about how much you love him. 

Everything about you is everything we ever dreamed of and so much more.   Not a day goes by that you do not tell me, "Mom, I wish I could be 4 years old." 

Your smile is contagious and your hugs are endless.  I think God knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he made you and shared you with us! We love you to the moon and back baby girl and there is nothing sweeter than your, "Two kisses & a Hug"!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Boxers or Briefs?

I normally do not post pictures of my kiddos without clothes on, but I just could not resist posting this picture of Little Man in his boxer briefs.

He is so cute when he runs around the house with these on and his big sister is ready for him to be wearing them full time.

He seemed to be to occupied flying his airplane at his train table to give his Mommy a smile.  Little did he know he made me smile all day with his cuteness!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tilda & Teeth Cleaning

Big things have been happening around our house and our "Itty Bitty" is getting so big & brave.  So much to blog about starting with parties, Christmas and milestones for my kiddos and I am determined to catch up.

Let me begin by introducing you to Emma's new best friend, "Tilda Jane".  She got this sweet girl from Santa {wink} for Christmas and she is madly in love with her.   Long story behind Tilda and how she became a part of our life.  Tilda is a Waldorf doll and she has won the heart of this Mommy & little girl.  

Emma asked for 4 things for Christmas, a pink scooter, a hello kitty swatch watch, violet the dog and a red headed, freckled face doll that was wearing Matilda Jane Clothes (yes my child is addicted to MJ at the age of 3).

Tilda was not easy to come by, as a matter of fact someone actually "angeled" her to us and that person did not want to be recognized for their efforts.  Tilda was handmade by 4 sewing mamas in Canada and comes from a very small family owned business.   Each doll they make takes 15 hours to create and it was very obvious when we got our hands on her and saw the detail and love that went into bringing her to life. 

Long story short, this lil' company uploads about 40 of these dolls a week onto a website and they sell out in 5 seconds and they are nearly impossible to capture.  Trust me, I had 2 classrooms at my school and about 65+ people working to get one months before Christmas.  Once you captured a doll in your cart, if you could even get one it was a race to check out and it could jump out of your cart.   It was hilarious, anxiety inducing and a squealing good time, but we were not SUCCESSFUL. 

Out of the blue, someone from Indiana sent me a message saying, "I know how bad you wanted a red headed freckle face for your little girl and I got it for you." Yes, she had captured the doll of our dreams and "angeled" it to us.  I immediately got on Paypal and paid her and the doll was transferred to us via Indiana.  It was still not over because we had to wait for Tilda to pass through customs out of Canada and we were not sure she would make it in time.  Often times customs will detain a doll and not release it for weeks, Scrooge must have been off the day Tilda passed through.  Our doorbell rang one afternoon and there she was in the hands of the mail carrier.   We will forever be grateful for everyone that helped make Emma's Christmas wish come true.

As you can see, Emma and Tilda have been inseparable since she arrived from Santa Christmas morning.   Yesterday Emma had her 3rd dentist appointment to have her teeth cleaned and she was a little nervous, but assured me she was almost 4 and she would be okay.  I think her and Tilda had many conversations about this too.

She also went into her Ballet class the night before ALL BY HERSELF and told me I could go ride around in my car (NOT)!  Yes, I was the Mom that sat in ballet class on the floor first semester so my kid would participate and not cry.   I was so super proud when Emma went in by herself and the owner of the studio, her teacher and the parents were SHOCKED too.

You can see in this picture that Emma was apprehensive, but had Tilda in her arms waiting on the hygienist to come in.  My child is such a creature of habit that when they called us back, Emma went straight to the chair she was in 6 months ago without being escorted over there.

Emma actually crawled up on the table by herself and laid down with Tilda right by her side and everything seemed to be okay.  This is HUGE for my child and I was so proud and praying the rest would go this smoothly.

Emma did great and got a great report from the dentist on her teeth and a high five for her flossing and tongue brushing skills (she loves to tell people her Daddy taught her how to brush her tongue).

She did it, a happy almost 4 year old girl (in 6 months, but she loves to talk about it), a happy Tilda, a happy hygienist, a happy dentist and one PROUD Mommy.  

On the way out we scheduled her appointment for July and we scheduled Little Man an appointment too.  Now that should be interesting for all of us.  Emma ask the hygienist if she could help clean her brother's teeth.

When we got in the car Emma said, "Mom, I really like the dentist the 2nd time (she does not remember the 1st), I am a big girl, I am almost FOUR and I am going to clean my brother's teeth because Miss Liz told me I could".

We are so proud of you big girl, as well as the big girl steps you are taking to be more independent on your way to become a FOUR year old.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Son, 22 Months Old

This little boy is about to be TWO in TWO more months and this Mommy is madly in love with him.  I went back to work today after spending 18 days with my kiddos and I missed this little guy like crazy.  I missed his laughter, his smile, the way he says "momma, momma", him hugging me, his big open mouth kisses, hearing him blow his whistle and I just missed him!

Happy 22 month birthday sweet Gavin Thomas.  Your eyes melt my heart every single day and I love how sweet you have become and how crazy you are about your big sister.  You hug, kiss and follow her around while mimicking her every move.   You are hilarious and provided the entertainment at every holiday gathering we attended last month.

Your personality is amazing and you remind me so much of my Daddy more and more every single day, which blows my mind.  I wonder more and more everyday what it would have been like if he could have met you and your sweet sister this side of heaven.  I imagine that you guys would have a farm full of animals by now and been signed up for 4H already.

Yesterday you threw Emma's African Dwarf Frogs on the floor and the aquarium spilled out everywhere and you made Mommy touch frogs for the first time in her life.  They were hopping all over the house and you were hollering "ribbit ribbit" till Emma pushed you because she was mad that you threw her frogs on the floor (at this point you were both screaming and crying).

You have become a Daddy's boy and are all about your Dad these days.  You love to climb up in his lap to watch TV, kiss him, hug him, want to be held by him and follow him everywhere. 

You are a lover of Caillou, airplanes, trains, your Tow Mater car, playing outside, balls, sports, your blankie, candy and our dog Beamer.   You still wear a size 2 clothes and are in a size 6 diaper. 

We love you so much and are busy planning for your special day which is only TWO months away.  Thank you for being our son and for making us laugh constantly.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

From our family to yours, we hope that this new year finds you filled with hope and love.  I am so excited to see what God has planned for The Frazier Four in 2011.  Great things he has done for us in 2010 and we were blessed beyond words in every area of our life.

The laughter that fills our home and our amazing children are all that I have ever dreamed of and so much more.  I can not even begin to explain how proud I am to be the Mommy of Emma and Gavin and how they continue to keep me laughing hysterically daily.

I hope this year is one that provides you and your family promotion in your friendships, faith, family, careers and finances.  I pray that your homes are filled with healthy relationships, you are nurturing   friendships and you are striving to make a difference in others daily.

As for me and my house, we will CONTINUE to serve the Lord! 

Joshua 24:15