Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sassy is 14!

Hard to believe that this little girl of mine (regardless of the fact that she is almost as tall as me!) turns 14 today!

I remember the day she was born like it was just yesterday.  I was a first time mom ~ nervous, a little scared and so filled with a new intensity of love and joy that I didn't know even existed.

She has grown up into a fabulous teenager.  I  know, I know, we are early into the teenage years, but it's been fabulous so far!

She is a very driven and motivated young lady.  She has been on the A honor roll every trimester and does a fine job balancing all of her activities.  Currently she is playing club volleyball and high school   fast pitch softball.  She was pretty excited when the head coach told her she would be practicing with the JV team and pitching games for mostly the JV, but also for some 10th grade games as needed.  Pretty exciting for an 8th grader!

Anyway, 14 years ago my life changed in ways I couldn't even imagine and even though they have flown by, I have enjoyed every minute with this beautiful girl!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

A month of review

I don't know how it is possible, but I seem to not be able to find the time to sit and write.  Perhaps it is that I haven't been making the time to sit and write, which is a bummer, because I like to write.....

It isn't that I haven't had ideas to write about.  I have many drafts started.  I just haven't finished them for a variety of reasons:  I didn't have my pictures watermarked and ran out of time, I couldn't find the words to finish a post the way I wanted, the kids came home from school and I had to step away from the computer, and the list goes on and on.... Hopefully, I will get them finished.....soon.  They feel like unfinished projects.

Let me get you caught up on the happenings from the last month over here at my house:

Volleyball is still in full swing for Sassy.

Someone is excited about playing softball and found a bat that she thought would be perfect.

I was able to sneak a picture of Action reading to Smiley. 
I love that he grabbed some books and asked her if he could read to her.  So sweet!

Action had the opportunity to meet someone he really looks up to:  
The Catholic Guy himself, Lino Rulli and we have a blurry, bad light, cell phone picture to prove it!

A certain little 6 year old was asked, by her dad, to attend a Daddy Daughter dance.  
She planned for weeks regarding what she was going to wear for this special event.  
Sassy found my old hot rollers and styled her hair for her.  
It was fun to watch their sisterly bond even though there is an 8 year difference in age.

She was super excited, and couldn't get over her new look.

Hubby's parents were visiting so we decided to celebrate a couple of birthdays a few weeks early.
I made their favorite, yellow cake (from a box) and chocolate frosting 
(FYI only one of them is 14, but you'll just have to figure that one out for yourself).

After cake, we stepped outside for a quick family picture.

 Finally, our TV took a turn for the worst.  I guess if you like to watch television shows in double and in strange colors, it works, I however, do not. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with this wall.  What ever builder thought it was a good idea to cut a hole in the wall to fit a tv obviously wasn't thinking about the future and the problems that might pose.  So, if you have any ideas for me, my ears are open.  Leave a comment or shoot me an email.  I'll take any ideas you have (note the whole area behind the tv is hollow)!