The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Friday, December 17, 2010


Crazy-busy is sort of how I feel at any given moment, but especially this week.

Of course, my other half has been absent and there are always those special moments of single parenting I could write about, but overall things are going quite well in that department. Maggie has the occasional "but-I-just-miss-my-dad-so-much" moment and Ellie just stares at pictures of her daddy and says "Da-Da". It's all sad, sweet and pitiful rolled into one.

(Mommy-Daddy Christmas Card photo by Maggie)

Just today, I realized that I had "lost" over 400 pictures from my computer. Of course, they are not really lost, but I'm not sure where the bulk of them are. Between Picasa, Shutterfly and Facebook I have recovered nearly 300. This is one of the pictures that I thankfully recovered!

(Just today, Maggie was adding ornaments to the tree and the bottom string of lights stopped working.)

Wednesday was Family Craft Day at Maggie's preschool. My mom kept Ellie so that I could have one on one fun with Maggie. I got to hold this little sweetie! This is Olivia, twin sister of Will. Also known as Maggie's twin-friends Hanna & Abby's "babies". Will was sitting with his Grandma, but I assure you he doesn't look very much like Olivia.

(Maggie was delighted with Baby Olivia and wanted a picture of me holding her.)

So yes, that's 4 year old twins Hanna & Abby, 4 month old twins Will & Olivia and then 9 year old Matthew and 6 year old Emma. So...6 kids.

Here's our craft table kids- Abby, Hanna, Maggie & Katelyn. If I had to pick Maggie's favorite friends Hanna & Abby would be the ones. She plays with them every single day.

(Hanna & Abby seem really proud of me since I can tell them apart. Hanna looks more like her older sister Emma than she does Abby and they are also the same height! Abby is a little shorter, but they are all delightful.)

Maggie didn't want to sit with Santa, but she allowed me to take a quick picture. She picked out her outfit for the occasion.

"Our" work of art! Ellie started saying "snack" and doing the sign for more, so we had to put our gingerbread house away for a while!

We had a little snow/ice mixture on Wednesday night and Thursday morning so we missed our Library party. We managed to keep busy by making coffee filter angels and cleaning.
(I call this the "Naughty or Nice" picture.)

I was party parent for today's (Friday) preschool Christmas party. I talked with the other party parent and we decided to do more of a luncheon menu with of course, cupcakes and goodies as dessert. Cousin Callie was out of school for inclement weather so she was our fourth wheel. Maggie's preschool was delayed by two hours, so her day was extended by one hour. I took Callie & Ellie to lunch at ChickFilA and then we went to the preschool to serve our food.

We also picked up a new tree for Maggie's room. Yes. It is a hot pink tinsel tree. The lights on her other tree quit working and there were no small strings of lights in the stores. This tree was pre-lit and $8...and she loves it!

I'm hoping for a quiet weekend at home. We have lots going on next week and there's lots I'm praying about too.


Anonymous said...

6 kids is a lot!!! That is a great pic of you and husby! I pray that the distance is resolved soon!

Tara said...

You have been busy. Glad you were able to recover your pictures. I bought an external hard drive and I just hope and pray all of my stuff is backed up correctly.

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