27 October 2011

hostess with the mostess!

So, I am still trying to catch up on the blog scene--reading and writing, but
look what I just found on the Hostess with the Mostess!
I made those hats! See the whole party here!

18 October 2011

princess party!

Last month, Hazel's little friend Gabbi turned 3! And she wanted a "Rapunzel" party...her mom pulled off an awesome purple/green party!!She had two little tables set up for the girls in the entry...
This cute little stand with jars for the drinks...

matching wreaths of the front door...
An adorable green cake, with graduated purple layers in the inside!
Aren't they sweet!? Too bad they wouldn't look at me :)

Seriously...these sweet little girls in all that tulle and monogramed tees!?! I want to be 3 again!!
Look in the background...Melanie painted all these signs and had them on the wall along with some recent pictures. sooooo CUTE!!
There was also a frame for a "photo booth" shoot. I don't have any of those, but they were cute. There was a big purple frame that they held.
Did I mention that there were party hats for everyone, even the babies...And a little after-party party in the bedroom. Lipstick and markers were the activities of choice.Like I said...hats for everyone, even the babies.
He's a good sport!
We had a great time! Happy Birthday Gabbi Girl!
<3 Hazel

17 October 2011

brother baths!

Do these even need a caption!?

16 October 2011

best friends!

Another perk of being home is that my niece is in town until Christmas! These two are 6 months apart and are "best friends!" For the most part, they share so well! Look at those little hands...sharing the phone to watch their favorite show--yo gabba gabba!

13 October 2011

another ballerina!

Hazel started dancing this year!! I can't believe that I have TWO little dancers...let the recital fun begin :) We are already up to two shows. I am sure that it won't be long before they are dancing in all six!

These are her little friends Ellie and Gabbi. Ellie is a year older, and not in their real class. This was a special little class to break-in all the new teaching assistants. I think those chose girls that they thought were going to be naughty...
Well, they were ALL angels FOR REAL!! They listened attentively and danced! There was no running around or hanging on the bars like monkeys! It may never happen again...
Yes, monogramed leotards are just so sweet, aren't they!?! Here's Ms. Gretchen showing Hazel how to skip...
Hazel decided running was more efficient. {I guess there was a little running that day}

I can't remember what they were dancing to, but they were oh so cute!!! Look at that teeny little girl!
Black leotard, pink tights, and a little pink tutu--quite possibly the sweetest little outfit, except maybe a smocked dress. :)

04 October 2011


It's hard to believe, but it's true...this sweet little boy is now 6 months old! It seems like I was just posting the same thing about his big sister! And yes, he is just as sweet as he looks! :)

she's pink and happy...

Since the other kids started school a week before she did, a new toy was a must! And since she is OBSESSED with Yo Gabba Gabba...she was just slightly excited!

See she even had to change her panties, so she could match!
She was serious about this little set. She didn't just build it, she watered the flowers, gave them snacks, and made them dance.

where have i been?!

Well, we did it...we moved home! Orum finished law school and back to Monroe we went. We loaded this truck slam full {and my car and Orum's truck--why do we have all this stuff?!} and moved into our new house! Which is my current NEVER-ENDING project! But don't think that it all happened without a little excitement...
Orum "enjoyed" his last week in NOLA staying at a hotel with his friend taking the bar exam. I tried to squeeze in all the "lasts" with all four kids--so much fun. Our last included a visit to the insectarium, pictures with all 4 kids, a doctor's visit with shots, and a trip to the ER for this little boy on my birthday....

Yep, that's his arm. Full of stitches. He put his arm through a window two nights before me moved, and we spent a whole lot of hours in the ER. Luckily, I had really nice neighbors that I have said hello to before and they kept the girls; otherwise, it would have been a real party in the ER. Almost every single person I knew in NOLA was out of town that day!

For a family that had never been to the ER, we are making up for it! 3 times in about 3 months is enough for a loooooong time. Hazel is the only one that has yet to go.

And now these cute kids go to the SAME school!! {hooray!!} AND we get to walk there every morning! {so much fun!!}
And this one gets to go to preschool with "Her Cutler" {more to come on those two cute kids!}
Such a big girl!!
Come back to tomorrow...there will be more :)

{That's right Katie...the stalking can resume!}

02 October 2011

first taste

William had his first taste of real food...pears! To say he LOVED them would be an understatement. His bib was spotless. He did not waste a drop.

He didn't think Hazel's toy was very interesting.

He just wanted more food. He will be a pig--mark my word!